The Mod Squad – Good Foundations

The Mod Squad – Good Foundations

Let’s talk feet…

Now I know that sometimes feet can cause a major ewww factor for some people but power through this because the end result will be worth it.  Today we are talking about two of our most important appendages and some ways we can start to treat them right.  We don’t always put as much focus on our feet in yoga as we probably do on our other body parts, but there is definitely more we can do to help these guys out!

I have had a couple of people ask me recently for yoga moves to help sore feet […] Read more

Success or Failure?? Which Do You Learn More From?

Success or Failure?? Which Do You Learn More From?

Success or failure??

Which do you learn the most from? Most people will tell you that mistakes are what you learn from, but I learn more from my successes than I do my mistakes. If there’s a consistent mistake I make, it’s that I don’t learn from what just worked for me.

“If it ain’t broke….”

If I do something successfully, then I try something new… That sounds dumb. Stay focused on your successes and repeat them. Focus on where you’ve won, the meal prep for the week, making it everyday to a workout last week, reaching for water vs. a soda…and then […] Read more

The Mod Squad…and breathe

The Mod Squad…and breathe

Inhale, Exhale, what was I doing again?

Today we are taking the Mod Squad way back to basics. We are all about breathing. Breathing is something we do all day, everyday without even thinking much about it.  That is until we get to our yoga class.  As a teacher I always try to get my class focused and conscious of their breathing before we even start moving into poses. What does focusing on our breathing even mean?

Often we connect movement to our breath in an attempt to help us be aware of our body and what we are doing and how […] Read more

Who’s Got Time for that?!?

Who’s Got Time for that?!?

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”

Time has been on my mind as of late. I heard that the older you get the faster it goes. Maybe there’s something to that. One of the most empowering things I have done is do a time study for a week. Beyond the objective measuring of time here are some subjective topics that can equip and empower you to play the game of life at a higher level.

Hitting the snooze button: You have less time than you think you do. […] Read more

It’s Pumpkin Season CPM …

It’s Pumpkin Season CPM …

Pumpkins Pumpkins are Every where. They are fun to decorate, drink in our lattes, and to put with pie.

These are all great, but did you know there are actually a lot of health benefits in pumpkin?

Now you can have your pumpkin and eat it too …

#1 Pumpkin is For Great Weight Loss: 

Pumpkin is low in calories (49 calories in one cup). It is also high in fiber and protein, so it keeps your body full for a longer period of time.

#2 It Helps You Get Your Zzzz’s and Smile: 

Pumpkins seeds are full of tryptophan, which is an amino acid that […] Read more

4th Quarter FITness Blitz

4th Quarter FITness Blitz

The clock is ticking. We’re already halfway through the 2nd week of the 4thquarter of 2017 (can you believe it?!). For too many gym enthusiasts (or gym wanna be’s:-), this is the quarter that will make or break their year. If you’re in this camp, keep reading for what you need to be doing.

Unfortunately, I’m sharing this from first-hand experience, having spent too many years part of multiple gyms over the years (globo, 2 CrossFIT in 2 states, and now CPM) that didn’t start thinking about making their health a priority until the new year… Problem is it can become a viscous […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Pyramid

The Mod Squad – Pyramid

Fun with yoga shapes!

Pyramid is on my list of poses that I like to regularly incorporate into class.  It partners so nicely with Triangle pose and really allows you to get a great lower body stretch.

I love that Pyramid is the perfect pose for props, and I actually think you get more from this stretch by adding them.  So what are you waiting for?  Check out the video and start letting this amazing pose work for you!

 

 

It is time to bring some booze to your yoga practice!  That’s right, Wine Down Yoga is back!!  Look for more information to come, […] Read more

Do You Need a Detox CPM?

Do You Need a Detox CPM?

I am leaving for a trip this Sunday, where I have the opportunity to go teach yoga on the beach. Naturally I want to look good for my trip, but even more I want to feel good for the trip.

So I decided to create a 5 day detox in order to feel the best I can while I am gone. It was a clean eating plan with some good green shakes, cleansing soups, and fresh salads.

For me, I noticed I had been craving sugar again, drinking more than I am used to, and having skin break outs. I knew it […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Bridge

The Mod Squad – Bridge

Great multipurpose move!

 

I really like to think I am a multi-tasker.  Nevermind all the articles that say trying to do more than one thing at a times means you don’t do anything well, I am always on the look out for ways to get more out of my time.  Lucky for me and all my fellow multi-taskers out there, this weeks Mod Squad pose is the perfect way to get the most out of your stretching.

Bridge is a great pose to stretch your hip flexors and quads, but it also a great way to build some strength in your hamstrings, […] Read more

How do you Explain CPM? #realNews

How do you Explain CPM? #realNews

Bring-A-Friend is officially coming… #gymbuddies

The BIG question I love to ask others around the gym is, “How do you explain CPM to your friends?” or, “What do you tell your friends about our services?”

*Great Workouts
*Awesome, Knowledgable and Friendly Coaches that really care about you.
*Fun and Motivating environment.

Beyond the obvious points;-) Here is a look in more depth to what we are involved with here at CPMFITness.

Our Mission:

Create an organization that allows anyone to accomplish their Health and Fitness goals
Inspire change and seek to make a positive difference in our local communities
Seek continued growth to affect as many people as possible through sustainable […] Read more

What is the Perfect Diet?

What is the Perfect Diet?

There is so much information out there. There are so many magazines, blog posts, television shows, etc … that all have conflicting views on what “Healthy” really means. Is it juicing, calorie restricting, no carb, raw food, gluten-free? All of the above or none of them?

The information out there is candy coating the ultimate problem; there’s a reason the word “die” is in diet because it’s not attainable.

For every article you read that says gluten is bad there are ten others that say it isn’t. Some articles say don’t eat after five while others say your body has no time […] Read more

Top 5 Tips to Add to Actually Lose @ CPMFITness …

Top 5 Tips to Add to Actually Lose @ CPMFITness …

We as a society are so obsessed with FAT! Every article you read, show you watch, etc .. talks about being fat, loosing fat, eating fat etc … It is enough to make you go crazy! Here are some wonderful tips to add to your routine and will make a BIG impact in your waist and in your overall health!

 # 1 Eat Before Your Workout

Eat protein before you workout and you can peel off the lbs. A study published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport showed that women who ate a high-protein meal an hour before their workout […] Read more

Bye Bye Shin Splints

Bye Bye Shin Splints

A while back we tested our shoulder extension HERE. Today’s lets talk about our feet.

Stand up and walk your feet together. Now lower yourself all the down into the bottom of a squat i.e. seated/resting position.

Can your feet stay flat on the ground?
Can you sit all the way down and stay there?

If not, ‘technically’ you don’t have full ankle/foot function. #dang

I know, I know, this can not be as easy as it sounds, but like we mentioned about our shoulders we live in a modern world. And in this modern world our feet don’t get a lot of love.

But strengthening […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Back to School

The Mod Squad – Back to School

Getting ready to get back to school!

It’s that time of year with kids heading back to school, help them get in on the yoga fun with this quick little flow to get kids moving after a busy day at school.  It is a great chance to help kids start to stretch after sitting all day!

 

Saturday yoga is definitely the place to be! Come join some super cool people and get your sweat on in a new and fun way!

Don’t forget the special FIT Family workout this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and support a great cause.  The workout not for you…come […] Read more

Less Soreness + More Gains = Happy Life

Less Soreness + More Gains = Happy Life

Raise your hand if you get sore after workouts… I have both mine raised!! I know Mother Plucker gets sore based on this post (LINK)

Do you have a recovery strategy or practice?

Most don’t and think a ‘rest’ day is the best way to recover. For some that can do the trick for others you may need something more.

The flow of physical change goes as follows:

Stress (training/exercising) —> Recovery —> Adaptation

Without that recovery piece you will not receive the benefits of all the HARD training!

I’ve discussed many ways to recover in past posts; (SOFT TISSUE, COMPRESSION, SLEEP, […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Superman

The Mod Squad – Superman

Summer of being super!

 

Summer is a great time to play around and try new things.  The weather is warm, the grass is nice, and we all get the urge to be a little childlike sometimes.  Sometimes that play can come with injuries and today’s move is a great one to get your back ready for anything.

 

I love this stretch because it really is customizable to where you are right now.  It also allows you to stretch your whole back (and get some shoulder work in too).  Back pain is probably the most common issue I hear about so make move […] Read more

My Knock Out Juice

My Knock Out Juice

Do you have trouble sleeping?

If you have been on our posts for a while you understand we value sleep and have written often about it with; SLEEP TIPS, TnTs for Better ZZZZs, Feeling a Little Sleepy; to name a few…

This is one of my favorite ways to get better sleep at night. It’s an Apple Cider Vinegar + Honey Tea. You add 2 tbsp of ACV to a cup, 1 tbsp of raw honey plus hot water and you’re good to go here. I learned this one from Tools of Titans by @timferriss. It literally said its pretty much a tranquilizer plus […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Summer Series

The Mod Squad – Summer Series

Yoga for Yardwork!

It is the time of year when we have get out in the yard and work, but don’t let an injury take you out and keep you from enjoying Summer!  This week’s video has some great stretches to do before and after getting your hands dirty.

 

 

The Summer Series is just getting started so stay tuned for some great yoga you can do anywhere and for just about any activity.  What summer fun would you like to see some yoga for?

 

Don’t forget about Saturday yoga now at 9:30 at the Western Mall!  We are having so much fun you […] Read more

Bored of Just Plain Old Water CPM .. This Blogs for You …

Bored of Just Plain Old Water CPM .. This Blogs for You …

We all know the importance of dehydration,

When we’re properly hydrated:

We think more clearly
Our muscles work better
Our mood improves
And our bodies stay healthier

but water can get so mundane and boring. My clients are constantly ask me what else I can drink besides water to still hydrate me, but keep it spicy too …

Here are my top 5 tips to drink to change it up and keep it fresh and new.

#1 Flavored Water: Along with keeping you hydrated, sparkling water, whether flavored or plain, can also help ease stomach discomfort, nausea and bloating, Flavored water is also a great supplement for all you […] Read more

Are You Feeling Fatigued CPM?

Are You Feeling Fatigued CPM?

With the hot summer month in full effect… some of us are feeling much more tired and fatigued than usual.

If this is you, here are a few possible explanations as to why, and how to turn that fatigue into feeling fantastic all summer long!

# 1 Dehydration –

With the heat to astronomical temperatures, it is very easy to forget to DRINK WATER! Water is the key ingredient to help flush out the systems toxins and replenish the body with essential vitamins and minerals. If you are feeling sluggish, light – headed, or abnormally hungry you may just need to drink […] Read more