Don’t Miss the “CPM Total”

“Be proud of your hard work and accomplishments, but never be completely satisfied and never forget you’re not the only one out there working hard. You can always do more, do better, and help others do the same.” — Greg Everett It is…
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What’s The Best Protein Powder For You?

Not all protein powders are created equal. Some are definitely better than others. With all the options out there, it can be hard to know which is the right powder for you. We all have different goals, genetic make-up and preferences, so…

The Best Candy to Hand Out This Halloween

Let’s face it — October is a tough month to stick to a healthy eating plan. Long before Halloween arrives, buckets filled with your favorite treats are literally everywhere — from the grocery store aisles to your kitchen counter — and…

How It All Started for CPMFitness in Sioux Falls

This post is part of a 3-part series about the CPMFitness story. Catch up on part one here! It was spring of 2008. Annie and I were newlyweds living in a Los Angeles 700 square foot, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment. It had street parking…
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Member Spotlight: Jonny Parker

Jonny has been a long standing member at CPM! He joined in April of 2014, making it six and a half years with us so far. Get to Know Jonny Jonny can best be described as a tattooed and driven individual. He may have been a tough egg to crack,…
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Feeling Fatigued? Could It Be Low Magnesium?

Magnesium is a crucial mineral to nearly every organ, tissue, and function in your body, including: Energy production Keeps bones and teeth strong Muscle and nerve function Blood pressure regulation Helps keep heart rhythm steady Where…

What Does 100 Calories of Halloween Candy Look Like?

If you are participating in the #800gChallenge at CPM, you are in the mode of weighing and measuring. So, it's a perfect time to start measuring the Halloween treats, too. How Much Halloween Candy Is 100 Calories? On October 31st, your…

The CPMFITness Story: Part One

One of the BIGGEST questions I seem to get continually is "What does CPM stand for?" Yeah, yeah . . . it stands for Christopher Paul Mello. But really, it stands for: Courage Potential Motivation Really, it's much more. CPM…
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Are You Standing In Your Own Way?

Why do we do it? We often stand in our own way from reaching our goals. We stand in our way of growth and think that the pain is worth going through, or that maybe it's simply something we have to live with. I have seen this happen in my…