17.3 Squat Snatch, Snatch Squat, Sasquatch… What?

17.3 Squat Snatch, Snatch Squat, Sasquatch… What?

17.3 – On the Rig Again

Week 3 of the open workouts brought something I wasn’t expecting… chest to bar pull-ups. Week 1 had T2B, Week 2 had Muscle-Ups so I thought they would skip the rig for Week 3. Guess I was wrong on that one. The squat snatch wasn’t a surprise though. We knew a heavy lift was headed our way.

We don’t squat snatch very often so I was a little nervous about the members doing this workout. But I was pleasantly surprised to watch one member after another complete some really solid squat snatches. I was also happy with […] Read more

2 Is Better Than 1… Friday Night Lights

2 Is Better Than 1… Friday Night Lights

17.2 – A Whole New Ballgame

It was a packed house for our second week of Friday Night Lights. 28 participants and almost as many spectators. You really had to be there to know how much fun it was! So if you missed out, I have good news for you…. we have 3 more weeks. Plenty of time for you to join us We encourage you to participate or to watch!

My Thoughts…

17.2 was a totally different beast than 17.1. I was frustrated with this workout at first because it seriously limits the number of people that can do it RX’d. […] Read more

My Take On Friday Night Lights Week 1

My Take On Friday Night Lights Week 1

17.1 – Hard But Not THAT Bad

Friday Night Lights was a huge success last week. We had 22 members complete the workout and several members show up to watch and cheer them on. I would have to say it is hands-down my favorite CPM experience thus far. I’m hooked… the open is for me. You can still get in on the fun. Show up this Friday to participate in the workout or cheer us on!

My Thoughts…

The participants were super motivated and the spectators were extremely encouraging! I’ve never been so driven to do well in a workout!
17.1 was harder for […] Read more

Hey There Cherry Picker!

Hey There Cherry Picker!

Friday Night Lights

Even if you aren’t participating in Friday Night Lights at CPM, I want to encourage you to check out the Crossfit Open Announcements on Thursday evenings. They are extremely motivating and fun to watch. Click HERE to get the info you need.

Are You A Cherry Picker?

I bet you’ve done it at least once… you’ve skipped the gym because you didn’t like the workout. Am I right? We have members who don’t like to run, don’t like to lift, don’t like to workout (ha!) and, on occasion, it leads to them skipping a workout. Personally, I don’t cherry pick […] Read more

Why “Friday Night Lights”??

Why “Friday Night Lights”??

With our Friday Night Lights starting in a few days something very good or something very bad can happen to you…

You can become motivated beyond what you ever thought possible.

–OR–

You can fall into the Bermuda triangle of COMPARING yourself to others, their scores, begin to question your training and success you have had thus far. Falling victim to self sabotaging yourself.

Friday Night Lights is a way to provide context to your training and gives you purpose behind everything you have been working for in the gym day in and day out.

GOOD COMPETITION

Competition can bring out the best in you. I fully believe that you can […] Read more

Your Other Valentine…. The Gym Buddy

Your Other Valentine…. The Gym Buddy

Your Gym Buddy

Valentine’s Day is over but I wanted to reflect on another reason we love to go to the gym…. our gym buddies. Friends are often the reason you start a gym and continue to go to the gym day after day. I’ve had several gym BFF’s throughout my life. Here’s a few:

Angie – My long-time friend and running partner. I can’t begin to imagine the number of miles we have logged together. It is A LOT! I would NEVER run a 50 mile race without a partner and I think I would do it again if Angie ran it with […] Read more

This Birthday Madness & I Have Another Food Allergy

This Birthday Madness & I Have Another Food Allergy

My Birthday

First of all, I have to address this birthday madness that has been started by one of my friends. Apparently she thinks I need a gift every day leading up to my 40th birthday. Don’t get me wrong, this is awesome and amazing (just like my friend, the planner) but I feel very guilty having people bring me gifts. Actually uncomfortable may be more of the word. But since this is happening, I figure I just as well give you an idea of what I would like. I tried to create a Target registry with the items shown below […] Read more

Friday Night Lights…. Yes, You Should!

Friday Night Lights…. Yes, You Should!

Friday Night Lights – Why You Should Do It!

Have you heard about the upcoming Friday Night Lights workouts at CPM? What are they and why are we doing them? Here’s what you need to know.

There’s a good chance you’ve caught a few minutes of the Crossfit Games at some point in your life. Some of you have religiously watched it. I’m guilty of that The games start with the open. The open gives us Average Joe’s the opportunity to participate in the initial open workouts and to try to make it to the games. Is it possible to make it […] Read more

It’s Good To Be Back on The WLC!

It’s Good To Be Back on The WLC!

Whole Life Challenge 2017

You can still get in on this challenge!

Follow these simple steps to join us in this challenge:

WHOLE LIFE CHALLENGE – Everything you need to know about the Whole Life Challenge can be found here.
REGISTER – This is a direct link to Whole Life Challenge registration page. Click it and sign up today!
Join Our Team – After registration, search for our team page: CPMFITness. Invite your friends, neighbors and family to join our team also. They do not need to be CPM members to participate.

The CPM Supa Doopa Tracksuit Bowling Party – Join us this Saturday!!

It Feels Good To Be Back!

It feels REALLY good […] Read more

The Secret to the Slimdown

The Secret to the Slimdown

Whole Life Challenge 2017

It’s our first challenge of 2017 and it’s a great one!

Follow these simple steps to join us in this challenge:

WHOLE LIFE CHALLENGE – Everything you need to know about the Whole Life Challenge can be found here.
REGISTER – This is a direct link to Whole Life Challenge registration page. Click it and sign up today!
Join Our Team – After registration, search for our team page: CPMFITness. Invite your friends, neighbors and family to join our team also. They do not need to be CPM members to participate.

The CPM Supa Doopa Tracksuit Bowling Party!

It’s No Secret… Is It?

As CPM members, we know the secret […] Read more