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

CPM Gifts to Give Under $25 Dollars …

CPM Gifts to Give Under $25 Dollars …

It is the season of gift giving and with gifts available everywhere we turn, what better way then to be steered in the right direction. Here are my Fit Chic Top 5 Health and Fitness Gifts under $25.
Vegetable Spiral Slicer, Vegetti Spiralizer Spiral Cutter for Healthy Vegetable Meals:

This is the perfect gift that will help your gift recipient create veggie noodles at home in just a few minutes.This Spiral is best for making Veggies, Zucchini, paderno and Carrots.

The Vegetable Spiral Slicer is the perfect tool to make healthy garnishes for dinners, parties, special event and just a good old-fashioned family […] Read more

The New Rule of Success

The New Rule of Success

Many years ago, Jim Rohn said you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. I agree, I’ve written about it, Identity and Associations. While it is true that who you listen, hang, watch, and learn from are critical to the way you think, behave and excel in life. This rule of thumb has it flaws… I spend the most time with wife, dog, our coaches and members at CPM. According to Jim Rohn that is the destination of where my net worth is headed. But what if it’s something else that determines who you […] Read more

Fit Chic Christmas Cocktails

Fit Chic Christmas Cocktails

The Holidays are here and with the Holidays comes Celebration and Parties ..

Festivities can be hard to avoid … so don’t!

You can still have fun and keep it healthy all in one.

I teamed up with KDLT to give you my favorite low calorie holiday drinks. They taste amazing and all have less than 150 calories!

The link above contains the recipes too!

Happy Holidays ..

The O-Board Says…

*MAX KB Swings

Max Bar Hang
*Max Pushups

Row 300m
*Max Squats

50 Double Unders
*Max Situps

Posted By: Annie

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