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

Don’t Get Stuck in a Rut CPM …

Don’t Get Stuck in a Rut CPM …

Do you ever get stuck in a place that you just can’t seem to get out of?

You wake up just not feeling yourself, you use your “go to” happy tricks and they are just not getting you out of your funk …

Its ok to not always be OK.

You go on Facebook it is a “false reality” people only put what they want you to see not the whole truth. Which can lead us to feel even worse. ( I challenge you to limit your Facebook time and keep it very focused).

I listened to a really good podcast this past week […] Read more

Memorial Day Fit Chic Recipes …

Memorial Day Fit Chic Recipes …

Memorial Day is a time to remember the honorable people who gave their lives to serve this country. It is also a time to enjoy fabulous food with family and friends.

Memorial Day food is all about the grill, the snacks, and the Great Outdoors. Knowing this I included a list of bbq, sides, and treats to give you the perfect Memorial Day Celebration.

Drinks:

Bellini Ice Tea

3 Tbsp honey

2 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced

1 cup raspberries

Fresh brewed tea

Ice

*optional lemon wedges or mint leaves

Directions:
Fill a large pitcher half way full of ice. Next pour in tea and then place cut peaches and […] 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

[…] Read more

Mod Squad Mini – Wrists

Mod Squad Mini – Wrists

Get your wrist’s ready for Front Squats!

Enjoy these quick stretches to give your wrist’s and forearms some love.  These are great for everyone working long hours on a computer.

 

 

It has been so much fun to see people challenging themselves with the Buns and Guns challenge.  I really like seeing new faces in our yoga classes!

There are still 2 Sunday yoga classes left, so sign up now to reserve your spot.  Your body and mind will thank you!!

 

The O-Board Says…

Part A:
Front Squats
5-5-5-5-5
Part B
600M medball run
30 double KB Front Squat
30 burpees

[…] Read more

CPM Picks for the Best Total Body Exercises …

CPM Picks for the Best Total Body Exercises …

What if I showed you some simple and effective exercises that get you a total body workout!

Here are my top 5 favorite Total Body Workout Movements:

#1 Burpees – YEAH BURPEES! The burpee is the overall best total body exercise. You get cardio, core, legs, and arms all in one! Do two minutes of max burpees then rest 30 seconds and repeat this 4 times. It will be just the workout you need in a time crunch.

Pro Tip: Keep your shoulders over your wrists, and your elbows close to your sides. If you need a rest make sure to do it […] Read more

CPM We Can See the Light …

CPM We Can See the Light …

Yesterday we all had to set our clocks forward 1 hour. So even though we lost an hour of sleep, we gained an hour of beautiful sunlight.

It turns out there might be some benefits to losing that hour of sleep. Getting a little more daylight in your life could be the best for you and your overall health and here is why …
“We benefit from being near daylight because it lowers our blood pressure, gets us in a better mood and gets our bodies producing Serotonin. It also gets the body producing Melatonin which allows us to sleep better at […] Read more

Fun Fit Chic Halloween Cocktails …

Fun Fit Chic Halloween Cocktails …

The Count down begins for Halloween and I am sure the parties will begin Friday until Monday.

I am the first to say I will be trading candy this year for these delicious low calorie cocktails!

This season I won’t feel bad about my choices for drinks and my drinks will be the talk of the Halloween festivities!

Pumpkintini:

4 oz Vanilla Vodka (preferably potato vodka)

1 T Stevia

5 oz coconut milk or unsweetened Almond Milk

2 Tbsp Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin Pie Spice to taste

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for at least 10 seconds (until the […] Read more

Dear Mother Plucker

Dear Mother Plucker

We are planning to make this our biggest and best challenge yet. The Whole Life Challenge is a global challenge that starts Saturday, September 17th. Think of this as a challenge that includes nutrition plus 6 other wellness habits. Here is what you need to know:

WHOLE LIFE CHALLENGE – Everything you need to know about the Whole Life Challenge, can be found here.
REGISTER – This is a direct link to Whole Life Challenge registration page. Click it and sign up today!
Join Our Team – After registration, search for our team page: CPMFITness. Invite your friends, neighbors and family to join our […] Read more

Fit Chic Fair Food …

Fit Chic Fair Food …

This week we have our local fair going on, and when you see the food that is being offered it is less to be desired where are health and wellness is concerned. So have no fear .. Fit Chic is here ..

Here is a great recipe to give you the pleasure of being at the fair without the pain afterwards.

Fried Pickles
Ingredients
5 ounces sliced dill pickles
1/4 packed cup almond meal
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup water

Directions:
Mix together all ingredients except for the pickles and coconut oil. If the […] Read more