CPMW - Center For Physical & Mental Wellness was founded in 2005 in the serene mountainous region of Western North Carolina in the town of Blowing Rock by outdoor enthusiast and web developer Glenn DePretis.

CPMW released it's first online training platform in 2006.

While by today's standards some of the platforms and technology used were primitive, it was at the time cutting edge for an online learning platform.

While downloadable material such as images, videos, .pdf's and flash had been used for some time, CPMW incorporated live video chats and group chats as well as live streaming into the learning platform.