The FITness Hustle is REAL… 4 Mental Gamechangers

The FITness Hustle is REAL… 4 Mental Gamechangers

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

FITness is a life long process. There is no finish line.

You will go through some sort of struggle(s) at some point in your life, and in order to succeed, you have to hustle, even on the days you don’t feel like it. When your motivation is no longer there, your self-discipline should be.

Just like with everything else, that’s easier said than done. The good news is even the success struggle too, they actually struggle more. Why they succeed vs. the average is their ability to rise back up after they […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Vinyasa

The Mod Squad – Vinyasa

Strengthen those shoulders with some Vinyasas!

Part 2 of our series, focuses on taking us from plank and putting us in a proper position to move through Up Dog and Down Dog (which will be part 3 so stay tuned).

A few points to remember:

1. Blocks can be your friends. Don’t be afraid to use these great tools to help.

2. No shame is coming down to your knees while you build that shoulder strength.  Just don’t forget to practice the move from your toes as well so you can see how you are progressing.

And 3.  Practice, practice, practice.  You won’t get better at anything if […] Read more

No More To-Do Lists…

No More To-Do Lists…

I like to talk about time and tasks.

A. TIME MGMT ISN’T THE PROBLEM
B. END OF THE YEAR PLAN
C. ESTABLISH A RHYTHM WITH YOUR HEALTH

As we move through our fast paced lives with lots of commitments to our family, job, friends, health, etc… It can be challenging to fit everything into our day and week. So what do we do? We make a to-do list (TDL)! Get the thoughts out of our head and on to paper and begin to attack our TDL. This can be a very good thing as writing it down will remind us of what we need […] Read more

CPM’s Guide to the “Winner’s Mindset”

CPM’s Guide to the “Winner’s Mindset”

What separates the winners from the losers, is that winners accept that there are no shortcuts to success. Equipped with hard work, sweat, and consistency, the most effective tools for success, winners do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Achieving success in CPMFITness comes down to the decisions that we make on a daily basis. These, in turn, become our habits. Gain insight into the habits of winners, so that you can turn even smallest of efforts into success.

Set Your Goals and Take Action

Goal-Setting is the single most important skill to acquire when it comes to creating healthy exercise habits. […] Read more

Mod Squad Mini – Tree

Mod Squad Mini – Tree

Stretch break you can do in a minute or less!

 

Alright CPM, let me see your best Tree pose! Where’s the most unusual place you got caught in Tree pose? Post those pictures to the Facebook pages and share the fun!

 

Looking for a fun date night activity? Interested in Yoga and Wine and want a fun way to combine the two. Then, join me on Friday, March 31st from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Plums Cooking for a great Wine Down Yoga.  Start the evening with a wonderful, relaxing yoga flow and then stick around to choose from some great wine, check out the […] Read more

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

True or False Comparison??

True or False Comparison??

Now that Friday Night Lights is in full swing; I’d like to bring back a topic I wrote about back in 2011 (LINK) that may help you now or later due to the heightened heat of the FNL competition….

In your FITness, Career and the other important areas of your life it is easy to compare what you want to what others have…

The FIT dude says…

“I wish I could do as many ____ as he/she can!”
“Why can’t I go as fast in the ____as he/she can?!”

Also, in life and career:

“I want to be rich and famous”
“Why can’t I catch a […] Read more

Why “Friday Night Lights”??

Why “Friday Night Lights”??

With our Friday Night Lights starting in a few days something very good or something very bad can happen to you…

You can become motivated beyond what you ever thought possible.

–OR–

You can fall into the Bermuda triangle of COMPARING yourself to others, their scores, begin to question your training and success you have had thus far. Falling victim to self sabotaging yourself.

Friday Night Lights is a way to provide context to your training and gives you purpose behind everything you have been working for in the gym day in and day out.

GOOD COMPETITION

Competition can bring out the best in you. I fully believe that you can […] 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

A CPM Love Story ….

A CPM Love Story ….

Over the past fifteen years Chris and I have owned and/or worked at a gym,(it’s actually where we met and feel in love). We realized the importance of loving what you do. Not only the importance it had on us, but the importance it had on our clients as well.

When I was stuck at a job that I was not passionate about, I lacked the “love” because I wasn’t utilizing my talents, and my heart was just not in it.

When I found my true path at our gym CPMFITness. I began to see the true meaning of “loving” […] Read more