The Best Coach is a Great Student. The first question Annie and I ask ourselves in adding a Coach to our staff at CPMFITness is, “Are they a ROCKSTAR human being?” I can’t say enough great things about Reed; he cares about people, he practices what he preaches, he is fun to be around and he only wants to excel in what he finds important in his life.

Introduce yourself (who is Reed Reuman) and how long you have been with us?

I was born and raised on a farm in rural central South Dakota. From there I went on the Play college football at Black Hills State University and eventually onto Pharmacy school at SDSU. I am currently a pharmacist at Lewis Drug and have been there a little over a year and a half. I have been married to my wife Alicia who is also a CPM member and the reason I started going to the gym for about 4 years. We have 2 dogs: Grey a Morki and Virgil a german shepherd/husky mix I started going to CPM in September of 2017.

What is your favorite part about coaching with us?

My favorite part about coaching at CPM is the members. We have a great community of hard working individuals that not only push themselves in the gym, but also in other aspects of their lives. Everyone has a very positive mindset and that is contagious.

What is the biggest benefit you get from CPM outside of the gym?

The biggest benefit I would have to say would be the contagious positive atmosphere. No one is ever looking to tear anyone down and that helps me stay positive which I try to translate to all aspects of my life.

What is one unexpected thing about the gym that you really enjoy?

Getting humbled in a workout my people that are much more “experienced” than me.

How would you describe your coaching style? What is your superpower as a Coach?

My coaching style is more of a lead by example coach. I am not a person who is going to be the raw raw person yelling and cheering throughout class. That is not my personality and it would not be fair to members if i tried to be that person.

What is your favorite thing you do with your fitness outside of the gym?

My favorite things about my fitness outside of the gym is to be able do everyday things with little effort. For example I am able to take my dogs on a 2 mile walk without having to take a nap after or be sore the next day. I am able to go out and scoop snow or mow the lawn without being able to thing twice about it.

What would you say to someone who is thinking about starting up?

I would say jump in. What do you have to lose? Its possible that it could be a little difficult at first, but when you think about it what in life that is truly rewarding isn’t difficult. Ask members why they are going and you’ll see that you really can’t afford no to do it.

What advice would you give to a new member (maybe something you wish you were told when you were starting out)? 

Embrace the burpee. They might not be the most fun (or any fun), but I haven’t ever regretted one after I did it.


7-rounds (each 2:30)
250m Row/Run
20 Plate Russian Twists 25/45
Max Wall Balls

*1-minute rest in between rounds*

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