Can You Smell The Spring Air CPM?

Can You Smell The Spring Air CPM?

Spring is officially here! While just the sound of that makes me smile knowing that warm nights, lake visits, and sun are near it also brings many wonderful health benefits as well.

When spring hits, it’s hard to feel down in the dumps. Add longer days and the return of sundresses. The good news is that all the things we love about spring are surprisingly good for us, too, so with a big smile on your face, pack up your winter gadgets and trade it in for the bikes, BBQ’s, and bathing suites.

Farmers Markets are Back!
this is the time of year […] Read more

Mod Squad Mini – Tree

Mod Squad Mini – Tree

Stretch break you can do in a minute or less!

 

Alright CPM, let me see your best Tree pose! Where’s the most unusual place you got caught in Tree pose? Post those pictures to the Facebook pages and share the fun!

 

Looking for a fun date night activity? Interested in Yoga and Wine and want a fun way to combine the two. Then, join me on Friday, March 31st from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Plums Cooking for a great Wine Down Yoga.  Start the evening with a wonderful, relaxing yoga flow and then stick around to choose from some great wine, check out the […] Read more

10 Smart Sleep Tips…

10 Smart Sleep Tips…

We are wrapping our 2nd go around with the Whole Life Challenge. Why I love the challenge is it gets us aware, educated and practicing everything we NEED to be doing when we are not at the gym! The transformations are obvious of those who adhere to the principles and uncover what their biggest sticking points are with their health.

My biggest sticking point is SLEEP! Ambition and Motivation are some of my greatest assets but also some of my biggest liabilities. I always have LOTS on my mind which can lead into the evening and limit my ability to calm […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Plank

The Mod Squad – Plank

The Mod Squad – Get Your Plank in Top Form

Welcome to another edition of The Mod Squad! Today we are discussing a move we use all the time in yoga and in our regular workouts and that is a plank hold.

There are 3 main points we want to focus on to get the most out our plank hold.

Keep our shoulders over our wrist and keep our neck neutral.
Pull the belly button back toward your spine and keep your core engaged. Squeeze your legs together and ankles together engaging all those muscles.
Think about drawing a straight line from the top of your head […] Read more

Calling All CPM Chocolate Lovers .. This is For You!

Calling All CPM Chocolate Lovers .. This is For You!

Have no fear you Vday Chocolate lovers … Here are 5 great reasons to not feel guilty about those delicious chocolates staring at you today in the after math of Valentine’s Day!

Chocolate has many wonderful benefits … That is if you eat the right kind!

Here is a link to some of the best quality chocolates to choose from …

#1 Chocolate is Rich in Antioxidants: The antioxidants in chocolate enhance memory and cognition and reduce your risk of dementia.

# 2 Dark chocolate equates to Heart Health: Studies show that dark chocolate can actually lower your blood pressure and […] Read more

How to Apply the 80/20 Rule to Improve Your Health and Your Life…

How to Apply the 80/20 Rule to Improve Your Health and Your Life…

There’s a lot going on in the world, and generally people tend to have a lot going on in their lives too. The secret to dealing with what can feel like an overwhelming existence in our modern world is to shift your focus to the things that matter, and start cutting the things that don’t. To help you along the way, lets look at how you can apply the 80/20 rule to different areas of your health.

What is the 80/20 Rule?

Also called the “Pareto Principle”, the 80/20 rule simply states that in many cases 80% of results are caused by […] Read more

CPM Introducing “The MOD Squad” …

CPM Introducing “The MOD Squad” …

The Mod Squad – 3 Moves for Happy Hips

Welcome to the first episode of The Mod Squad! Today we are talking about the one thing that just about everybody complains about and that is our hips. So much of our day is spent sitting that you can understand why our hips need a little extra love and attention. Today’s video will walk you through 3 different stretches we can use to get some movement into our hips.

Fireplace. This is a yoga move that involves stacking one leg on top of the other. Start with placing the left leg on the […] Read more

CPM’s Cure for Tight Hips ….

CPM’s Cure for Tight Hips ….

For people who sit a long time at work, the hip flexors and rotators become tight, and the glutes become weak. This combination negatively affects our ability to walk, maintain proper posture, and the stability in our backs (low back especially). Here are some great stretches to take with you anywhere you go. Now go “Get Hippie With It!

1. Pigeon – One of the most effective hip openers because you can focus on one hip at a time. This pose also helps to relieve stress, fatigue, and anxiety.

2. Lizard – The hips can become extremely tight just from sitting. This […] Read more

The “P” in CPM! And How to Get There…

The “P” in CPM! And How to Get There…

In the Health and FITness World we WANT Results and we WANT Results NOW!

To garner the Results we desire we must perform to accomplish them!

Definition of Performance:

The action or process of carrying out or accomplishing an action, task, or function.

Eat Clean, Move More (and Better), Increase Mobility, High Quality of Sleep, Recover, Hydrate. All simple actions/tasks/functions that are fundamental laws of Health.

So why aren’t we there yet??

Well… Here is your Formula for Performance:

Performance = Potential – Interference

The “P” in CPMFITness is potential. Here is a fact (believe it or not)… Your Potential is LIMITLESS! What you […] Read more

CPM Alternatives to Your Morning Cup of Joe ..

CPM Alternatives to Your Morning Cup of Joe ..

As the New Year is officially here … it is very common for people to want to change up their morning routine and ditch the coffee for some healthier alternatives.

So what can you have that will make you just as excited to jump out of bed, but will maybe be even more beneficial to your overall health and wellness.

“teas” provide a balanced and clean source of energy while offering something new to your daily beverage routine. Rotate a cup in and bring forth your inner warrior before your day begins.

In addition to steeping these leaves and enjoying them plain […] Read more