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

The Mod Squad – Triangle

The Mod Squad – Triangle

One of my favorite yoga poses!

 

Triangle is amazing pose to get an amazing stretch.  It is a great pose to work in to your practice everyday.

Triangle Tips:

1. Triangle is the perfect pose to experiment with props.  A block, a chair, even your own body (just move the hand further up your leg) can help you get the most out of this pose.

2. Try to keep your chest and shoulders open and reach that top hand nice and tall.  It can be easy to let our open shoulder collapse and to round the upper back and defeat the purpose of the pose […] Read more

Check Out Our Latest “Marriage Fit” Podcast on “Why People Quit”…

Four years ago Chris and I had an idea to start a podcast and call it “Marriage Fit”. We wanted to talk to couples about being committed to your Fitness, Your Marriage, and your Finances. We want to reach out to people and talk about our personal struggles, our biggest success, and the odds and ends in between.

We discuss how we make our relationship in marriage and business work, and the reality and truth of what it takes! This is a dream of ours and we are so excited to share our story with you!

In this next episode we chat […] Read more

A Mod Squad Mini – Hips don’t lie

A Mod Squad Mini – Hips don’t lie

It’s all about the hips!!

We all tell ourselves the story that we are too busy to stretch, but here are two super quick and super easy stretches anyone can make time for.  Do you sit too much, feeling the workouts this week?  These are great stretches to do in between meetings, while you are handling phone calls or emails, or just need a mid day pick me up. So get stretching!

 

Looking for something in particular here on The Mod Squad?  Email me your suggestions at themodsquadsf@gmail.com.

 

The O-Board Says…

Part A
Deadlifts
5-5-4-3-1-1
Part B
AMRAP 7
50 Double Unders
15 Deadlifts
Part C
Tabata Hip Thrusts

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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

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

The Mod Squad – Up Dog/Down Dog

The Mod Squad – Up Dog/Down Dog

These moves aren’t just for yoga!

 

Up Dog and Down Dog are great moves to incorporate into your everyday stretching routine.

 

Up Dog can be especially useful to open up the low back, something we all need after sitting for too long.  A couple of good points to remember:

1. Open up your chest and keep your shoulders away from your ears (this will help you get the most from the stretch).

2. Want to get a little deeper into the low back, try looking back over your shoulder.  Don’t rush the movement and challenge yourself to look back at your heel.

 

Down Dog is generally […] Read more

Confidence is KING!

Confidence is KING!

We’ve heard the term, “Cash is king!” in the financial world.

Well in the Health and FITness world… “Confidence is KING!”

Our lives are a direct reflection of the way we see ourselves and nothing more. Our relationships, bank account, waistline, happiness is all the result of our self identity (more info HERE)

I’ve seen this scenario over and over in the FITness world. Someone has TRULY COMMITTED to changing their life! They are going to #get2thegym, eat healthier, physcially transform and nothing is going to stop them.

The truth is everything will fail if you don’t have enough self confidence. And the truth about […] Read more

A Mod Squad Extra!

A Mod Squad Extra!

A gentle yoga practice to start your day!

 

Sunday yoga is taking a week off for the Easter holiday but that doesn’t mean you have to! I have put together a 10 minute flow that is guaranteed to get any day off on a zen foot.

 

There are only 2 more Sunday yoga’s left this spring, so sign up now to take advantage of them.  This is perfect for all you Buns and Guns participants, you have a chance to get an extra class in and bonus enjoy some great stretching as well.

Join me next Sunday 9:30 a.m. at 2.0!

 

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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