The Mod Squad – Summer Stretching

The Mod Squad – Summer Stretching

Sun and Stretching!

It is that wonderful time of year where we spend more time outside. Between ball games, lake days and even yardwork, stretching is so important to keeping your summer pain free. Who wants to miss out on water skiing or that amazing hike because you can’t move!

This summer I will be bringing you videos to help you get the most out of your summer activities and keep you limber and moving so that you can keep enjoying everything!

Today’s video has some quick hip and chest stretches that you can do while the kids play at the park, during a break on your […] Read more

Be Legit… Don’t Quit (marriageFIT podcast)

Be Legit… Don’t Quit (marriageFIT podcast)

I, like my wife,  have always been SO fascinated about a few things…

*Why are some people rich and lots of people poor?
*Why do some marriages thrive while other don’t survive??
*How some of get in tip top shape while over a third of America are morbidly obese!?!

What is it that makes people stick with their goals and dreams and what is it that makes people quit?

In our latest MarriageFIT podcast we discuss those very things.

Go for your goals and don’t quit!…. Join in our on conversion and share with us your thoughts.

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Why do People […] Read more

Power Lunch Pro-Tips (MEMBER GUEST BLOGGER)

Power Lunch Pro-Tips (MEMBER GUEST BLOGGER)

With the Sun coming out more and the weather (and gyms) heating up. I figured this is a great opportunity to re-visit a very popular and informational post by our very own “Mayor” Marin Bortnem. She gives you the pro-tips on how to thrive with your dress, sweat, food and how to MAXIMIZE your time while working out over the lunch hour.

Working out at noon… by Marin Bortnem

Alarm clock going off at 5am is not for this gal. That’s early folks, you could be sleeping. After 5pm gets a little hairy.

That leaves noon. It’s a great break to your […] Read more

Happy Mother’s Day from CPM …

Happy Mother’s Day from CPM …

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate your mother than with a homemade gift with love!

These gifts are perfect to keep her feeling healthy and happy this Mother’s Day!

Here are my top 3 gifts that keep giving … from KDLT Watch it Now and here is the step-by-step just in case …

#1 Nuts About You Jars – Take small mason jars and put chalk board stickers on the front and write any fun loving message to your mom .. For example I wrote ” I am nuts about you mom” … or “Happy Mother’s […] Read more

The CPMFITness Story…

The CPMFITness Story…

One of the BIGGEST questions I seem to get continually is…

“What does CPM stand for?”

Yeah, yeah… Christopher Paul Mello… Well technically no.

Technically… Courage Potential Motivation

But really its much more. CPM embodies everything that Annie and I have learned, given and our evolution over the last (almost) 17 years! It’s been a wild ride and I wouldn’t trade it for anything or anyone.

We’ve recently started a podcast, MarriageFIT, and the 1st Episode covers exactly this topic.

What is MarriageFIT: Real Priorities in your life discussed from a 3-way perspective: Male | Female | Couples

Objective: Commitment to is key to success in all areas of […] Read more

CPM Easter Fun…

CPM Easter Fun…

Easter is all about family, food, and faith. With all these components surrounding this blessed holiday how can we put the “Fun” and “Fit” into it as well?

A favorite past time is decorating eggs and hiding them .. So lets take Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Baskets to the next level.

#1 Make A Workout Game Out of the Hunt:

Grab a dozen or more plastic eggs (purchase the ones that separate into two) and on small sheets of colored or plain paper write fun workout moves to do when the egg gets open.

For Example in each egg:

10 squats

5 pushups

10 situps

10 […] Read more

What Traditions Do You Love CPM?

What Traditions Do You Love CPM?

Since I can remember my mom and I have always made the Oscars a fun fabulous party in our home. We would dress up, pick our winners, and make wonderful hors d’oeuvre’s and Oscar themed treats.

It has been a tradition that has never been missed, and year after year we have incorporated it and include friends, family, husbands/wives etc …

The past three years I have not been able to be with my mom or my sister on this honorary day, but this year I got the honor of getting to go back to Los Angeles to celebrate!!!

This year topped the […] Read more

A CPM Community That Plays Together Stays Together …

A CPM Community That Plays Together Stays Together …

This past weekend we had our first CPM Chrismtas Sweatsuit Bowling Party. It was a wonderful event with lots of laughs, fun, and relationship building. As I looked at the room, It was so nice to see people who work so hard day in and day out, talk, laugh and lighten up for an evening!

The next morning, Chris and I looked at pictures and video reminiscing about all the fun that was had and it made me think of how important “Fun” is to our lives! I have written that a community that plays together stays together, but it goes […] 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

Happy Birthday Annie Mello! #35andFeelingFine

Happy Birthday Annie Mello! #35andFeelingFine

Today (Thursday Dec 15th) marks a very very special day for me and for you… It is our fearless leader, Annie Mello, birthday today!

Yes, I am biased but I think you are too. She is one of a kind and an AMAZING women, wife, leader, coach, author, friend, the list could go on and on and on…

She is also AMAZING because…

She Cares… She cares so much for others. Willing to spend her time, energy and love to help others as much as she can.

She’s Committed… We are all so fortunate to have her in our lives because she is so committed […] Read more