Age is Not a Barrier

Age is Not a Barrier

I would love to introduce you to my client Tim Royse. He is 80-years young and believe me when I say, he is a true inspiration!❤️

Tim’s journey with fitness started at a very young age. He played football, basketball and ran track. He was one of the smallest kids on the playing field weighing in at 138-pounds. He went on to play one year of college football as a utility player.

Tim transitioned into adulthood doing the normal things like starting a family, becoming a dad and landing a job. It wasn’t until age 45 that fitness found its’ way back […] Read more

Gym-Phobia: Overcoming Fear of Getting to the Gym…

Gym-Phobia: Overcoming Fear of Getting to the Gym…

The Struggle of ‘Gymtimidation’ is REAL…

To think you’re the only one who has a fear of starting at the gym would be a lie. They say the two most dreaded things are

Public Speaking
Taxes.

I say there is a 3rd… Getting to the Gym!

It’s OK if you feel that way. Most people too felt that way at one time.

You’re probably thinking, “How can anyone enjoy working out?” But I say it is possible to enjoy it. Whoa, did I use the words “enjoy” and “working out” in the same sentence? Yes, I did!

Before we get to being able to enjoy exercising, we first […] Read more

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

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

This question came up (again) in a conversation I had recently with a client..

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 […] Read more

How Well Are You Aging???

How Well Are You Aging???

Just how well are you aging??

Continuing on with my topic (Last Week) of “There is more to just being FIT” there has been a test/challenge floating around the past few years called the “Sitting-Rising Test”.

It seems a simple enough challenge: Sit down on the floor and get back up without the help of your hands or knees. Try it, though, and you might discover it’s not as easy as it sounds.

This “sitting-rising” exercise was designed to predict mortality in middle-aged and older people. The test was devised by a team led by Claudio Gil Araújo, a Brazilian physician and researcher in exercise […] Read more

Does Your Nutrition Correlate with Depression?

Does Your Nutrition Correlate with Depression?

I was talking with one of my clients on Friday night who is a therapist, and she was telling me how 80% of people in the U.S. have some form of depression.

This percentage was astounding to me, until I really sat and thought about it. It makes perfect sense if you look at the way we as Americans “typically” live.

Most of us work at jobs we don’t like, we sit all day in front of computer screens and illuminated lighting, while snacking on foods that are filled with chemicals that our body doesn’t know how to properly digest. We have […] Read more

The Doer’s and The Don’ters…

The Doer’s and The Don’ters…

There are 2 things that we have total control over to achieve anything and everything we want to reap out of life….

Our Attitude and Our Activity. 

They compliment each other. One feeds the other and take us to a level of excellence and world class living. They can also take from each other and deflate us down into a dark state of depression and inaction. Bottom line you need to feed and focus on both to determine where you life will go. You are where you are at today due to the history of every thought and every action you have […] Read more

What if Your Routine is the Enemy?

What if Your Routine is the Enemy?

Routine is only the enemy when you continue to NOT evolve. Your routines will lead you to your future (as the quote mentions above). The problem with routines is that everything works but only for so long. Life is continuing to move forward if you aren’t willing to change with the times you could end up being frustrated with your lack of results.

Sioux Falls had a great opportunity a few weeks ago to listen to a very unconventional yet very successful entrepreneur, Jesse Itzler, at a YPN event. Even though he has a different ways of achieving in […] Read more

“I Eat Pretty Well” … DO YOU???

“I Eat Pretty Well” … DO YOU???

“How is your nutrition?” – Me
“I eat pretty well” – Said by a lot of people

Your nutrition can be treated in 1 of 3 ways…

a. Objectively + Factually
b. Subjectively + Emotionally
c. And sometimes both at the same time

The more we deal with numbers and facts the more we can shift to the objective and realistic side. When we are vague and rely on how we are feeling, that can potentially lead us down a slippery emotional roller coaster state of mind.

Nutrition is a crazy thing. On the factual side we need to eat to live. We expend energy everyday. We must consume calories for that […] Read more

Summer Season Strategies… the Cravings Struggle Can Be Real!…

Summer Season Strategies… the Cravings Struggle Can Be Real!…

Is Summer really almost over?!?! This week’s SSS is something that was a lightbulb moment for in my nutrition journey personally and maybe even more so professionally…

I used to believe a few things about people that could not stick with the Paleo (Keto/Mediterrean/Macro’s, etc…) diet when they began training with us. I believed they lacked the discipline, willpower, commitment to be successful. I came from the mindset that if others can do it why can’t you?!

Since I’ve became more knowledgeable about nutrition, about willpower, habits and cravings I have started to uncover more of the truth as to why we crave […] Read more

Yeah Burpees …

Yeah Burpees …

A study that I came across in the NY Times, asked a dozen physiologists … what is the single best exercise for your body?

Low and Behold it was everyone’s favorite exercise…. The BURPEE!!

So rest assured when you do these wonderful exercise movements you are really doing a body good!

Here is the link to the article in the NY Times …. Check it out!

The next time you dread doing these wonderful exercises, remember your body is actually thanking you!

If you don’t know what a burpee is, here is a demonstration from a guy who liked them so much he did 100 in a […] Read more

Let Go

Let Go

I am writing this a week ahead of schedule. I should be packing but I am a little overwhelmed as tomorrow morning I depart to Washington, DC with about 80 soon to be 9th graders at BVHS.

As a self-confessed control freak, the thought of going with the flow has always been something that gets me anxious. While being a control freak is not necessarily a bad thing in all situations, if often gets in the way of me being present. Micromanaging every aspect of our life can be exhausting. And if you’re anything like me, you know exactly how tiring […] Read more

Why is it that people do NOT become FIT?

Why is it that people do NOT become FIT?

In a country like ours, with the opportunities that we have…
Why is it that so few people reach their health and fitness goals?
Why is America getting fatter every year?
Why are more and more people signing up at gyms but ending up quitting after a month or two?

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I’m still meditating on this quote (LINK) Annie posted about last week. With that, check this 5 Top Ways that you may be sabotaging yourself and your habits. And for you FIT people think about those you care about you want to help and use this to help or guide […] Read more

Is Nutrition Really That Important?

Is Nutrition Really That Important?

I don’t believe that most people really understand the importance nutrition has to our overall health. Eating food is an activity most of us do at least three times a day. Logically, what we choose to put in our mouths can have an impact on our overall health. There is a famous saying “we are what we eat”, and when we really think about it logically it makes sense. If we are filling our body with poisonous chemicals, gmos, and other harmful bacteria how are we supposed to feel good and have our bodies work to the full capacity if we […] Read more

Confronting the Comfortable…

Confronting the Comfortable…

Success is a comfort awarded to those only willing to do the uncomfortable. Comfort is a stagnation. Growth requires a constant state of discomfort.

Well that sucks!… Well… Actually when you really understand this it can be empowering.

How can you want to be uncomfortable? How can you consistently put up with the ‘HARD’?

Here are 5 great tips from a (virtual) mentor of mine, Darren Hardy.

1. Do what you resist!
When giving a choice between (2) options pick the one with most resistance.
Related Post = POMR

2. Push past HARD!
When your brain says back off, it is a REAL clue that growth is on […] Read more

What if You Treated Your Body Like Your Car?

What if You Treated Your Body Like Your Car?

A couple weeks ago I wrote about “What if we treated our bodies like Bank Accounts?” Now lets flip it and re-introduce you back (this is a repost for a couple years ago) about this analogy…

Most of us drive cars that run on “regular” octane fuel. We keep our eyes out for a deal on gas to save a few bucks, but at the end of the day, when you need it … you need it…. And you fuel up the tank so that you can get to work, the store, or the lake this weekend. If you drive a […] Read more

Do we Treat our Bodies like Bank Accounts???

Do we Treat our Bodies like Bank Accounts???

I have this concept that I am very passionate about, “True Wealth is Your Health”. But it’s more than a cliche to me.

What if you looked at FITness the same way you looked at your finances? 

Conceptually, any money metric you can think of (income, debt, interest, investments, deposit, credits, Profit and Loss statement, etc…) can be translated to a Health Metric (muscle mass, body fat, blood pressure, cholesterol, bone destiny, etc…).

My first example (of many more to come :-)…

Interest = Metabolism

Interest on your money from an investment standpoint is great! Money earning money and the power of compounding interest wins […] Read more

Stay Humble…

Stay Humble…

“Nothing worth it is easy. Nothing easy is worth it.”

This phase I have talked about often. It humbles me when things get challenging or I start something new that I suck at.

Please stop seeing being a beginner (or lack of results) as something negative. It’s actually quite an amazing thing, going through the effort to learn something new.

Honestly, I love being a beginner (constant student) and working with beginners. As a coach I embrace the challenge, and as a practitioner it helps me stay close to the learning process and connect with my clients.

So when I get comments like “maybe I […] Read more

The Un-Obvious Reasons Why…

The Un-Obvious Reasons Why…

We believe Fitness needs to be a HUGE part of your life (SHOCKER right 😉

There is a host of OBVIOUS reasons; which you all are familiar with,

Lose weight, improve blood chemistry, More energy, Increase Strength, Look better Naked, etc….

I want to talk to you about the “un-obvious” reasons. Reasons that when you read them makes those obvious reasons minimal and these ‘un-obvious’ reasons much more IMPACTFUL and FULFILLING.

1. The HIGHEST Energy Always WINS!!

In every area of life, (family, social setting, and especially business), the MORE fit, healthy and energized person is going to […] Read more

How To Stay Motivated ….

How To Stay Motivated ….

Why is it that at one point in our life we can have so much drive, desire, focus and at other points in our life we can be the laziest, most un-motivated, depressed person we know???

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, 
“Nothing great is ever accomplished in life without enthusiasm.” You have to have a passion to see something great happen. That’s why you need to nurture your enthusiasm if you want to change.

If you say, “Well, I kind of, sort of, maybe want to change” it isn’t going to happen. If you say, “Well, I’d like to change in my spare […] Read more

CPM Nutrition: Top 5 Skills

CPM Nutrition: Top 5 Skills

Our goal is to help you build a foundation for long term, sustainable health without gimmicks or quick-fixes. (Hopefully you’ve got that from my last few posts:-)

At CPMFITness we typically have 3 types of clients when it comes to nutrition…

Client A = They have no clue on what Healthy Nutrition looks like
Client B = The ‘Yo-Yo Dieter’
Client C = I know what to do… But I just can’t do it consistently.

No matter which client we are sitting in front of nothing matters unless they commit to creating and building “Self Discipline” and “Actionable Habits” to become consistent with your […] Read more