On Monday I was inspired to re-write about this (TOPIC) again!

I was messaging with a friend of mine and this statement pops up…


“I’m weird… i’d need to get myself in better shape before coming back. I need to get in shape to go to the gym lol.”


If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard this statement over the last 11 years…. Well I’d have a lot of nickels;-)

At first, I try to put myself in the other person’s shoes to understand where they are coming from. And then I realize that this statement doesn’t even make sense.

Can you ‘get in’ CrossFit shape by doing the treadmill, bench press, bicep curls, etc…???
Can you ‘get in’ basketball shape by swimming?
Can ‘get in’ a size 4 jeans by eating McDonalds hamburger and fries everyday for lunch?

Let’s break this down logically and show you the truth so you will have some ammo the next time one of your friends or acquaintances tries to give you this line of B.S.

Look in the Mirror…

If they are currently working out (and still think they need to get in shape) apparently what they are doing now is not working. If they are not in regular shape then how are they going to get in enough shape to get back to the gym? And if they are not working out then obviously the good ole’ routine of nothing is not working either. And you know the old saying, “If you do the same thing over and over and expect a different result that is the definition of insanity. So it sounds like they are the insane one’s.

All Levels… 

It doesn’t matter what kind of shape you are in when you start. Everyday, every movement, every workout we do at CPMFITness is 100% scalable. And what we mean by scalable is you can adjust the weight, the movement, time, reps, anything according to your current level of FITness. You are never too young, old, tall, or short. We work with 20 year old’s up to in their 70’s!!

You will always try to get in ‘(CPMFITness)‘ type of shape…

COMPARED to what?!?! Truth is, you cannot get in shape for CPMFITness at any other gym (or routine) on your own. In fact, even if you’ve gone to CPM for a very long time, you may not be ‘in-shape’ for CPM as it takes tremendous dedication, diet, skill and time. Yet, you will find success in CPM workouts as you can do things you have never done before in your life physically. Frankly some of the people at CPM are in fantastic shape with strong muscles, massive lung capacity and big hearts… I do not know how you get that from a few sets of bench press with 4 minute rest in between, a set of 12 curls, some flashy mirrors to watch form and a cushy mat in the corner to work on abs.

What’s your story…

Listen, the only way your friends are going to really come is if you walk the walk. That alone will weed out the winners from the people that are just all talk. So if you want your friends to come to CPM and believe what you say, then you better be right on par with how great you are explaining CPM to your friends.

In the end, they really need a reason, not an excuse…

CPMFITness is the truth. It will test you physically, emotionally and mentally. There is no easy way to the top shape. The Coaches at CPM provides the structure, progressive setup, camaraderie, challenge and fun that is missing with these kind of people’s lives. Understand that it is hard for someone to look at you with all this success you have had and then look in the mirror and see all the flaws they currently have. Level with them. Tell them how hard it was for you to get started and enlighten them how great it is to be in this place you are today. Talk about how motivated, excited, confident you are.

What was your reason(s) for starting CPM? Is it still the same?

Wednesday’s Workout Is…

For Time:
50 Situps
1200m Run
***Rest 3 Minutes***

50 Situps
800M Run
**Rest 2 Minutes**

50 Situps
400M Run
*Rest 1 Minute*

50 Situps
200M Run

Post by Chris; @mr.cpm