JANUARY MEMBERS OF THE MONTH

Compiled by Julianne Russell

We’re back with another edition of Performance360 Members of the Month.

As always, the member of the month award is decided by our coaches getting together and nominating who stood out to us each in the areas of attitude, effort and performance. We take pride in our votes and take the handing out of member of the month quite seriously. To win it means an individual stood out above hundreds of other hard working folks and is truly deserving of the honor.

Emily Mitchell

Emily has been a consistent and committed member for over a year and has seen some serious changes in her strength and body composition. Recently Emily has hit some big PRs, and we’ve seen a huge push in effort across the board. Not only has Emily been getting after it with the barbells, she is constantly asking the coaches for help in achieving her goals with nutrition, skill, and technique, and applies coaching with determination. We are so stoked to her progress this month, and can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for her!

Get to Know Emily

How old are you, and where are you from?
25. San Luis Obispo, CA.

What do you do for work?
Project Manager for CED, an electrical distributor. I work with electrical contractors and sell lighting for commercial construction.

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
Anything outside! Going to the beach, camping, hiking, traveling when I can. Hanging out with friends and family, nothing too crazy!

How has P360 affected your life?
It has made me love working out, before it felt like a chore but now it’s something I look forward to. I feel so empowered when I leave the gym and think about what I just put my body through and what it is capable of. Plus being around a community of so many hardworking people motivates me to be better in all areas of my life.

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
Favorite – squats and hang cleans
Least favorite – burpees and running finishers

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
There was a workout recently where you had to do hang cleans, a row and burpees for time. One of those workouts with heats, where you only end up doing about 9 minutes of work total, but those 9 minutes get ya! Or probably one of Caitlin’s shreds.

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
It sounds silly, but consistently going to the workouts since I became a member a little over a year ago. In the past I would go to the gym or run, but I would only be consistent for a few months then stop going. P360 has made it easy because now I actually enjoy going to the workouts and go as much as I can, I have to force myself to take rest days. As a result I’ve lost 5% body fat and seen a drastic physical change in my body which is awesome!

What is a hidden talent of yours?
I’m good at doing nails, my friends will have me do little designs on their nails and they call it Emi Nail lol

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
A nature photographer so I could travel and see the world.

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
Gaining proficiency in all the lifts. I had done squats before joining but that was about it. I took my time at lower weight so I could develop good movement patterns and now I feel like I have a solid foundation to build on.

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
The importance of setting goals for yourself. It’s easy to just show up every day and do the workout, but it wasn’t until I started setting goals and tracking my progress that I really started to see improvement.

Which public figure or celebrity would you put in the dunk tank?
Farrah Abraham from Teen Mom…

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
…I watch Teen Mom

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
Oscar’s for their ceviche, and Yogurt on the Rocks which I live way too close to.

What famous person (alive or not) would you most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
Chelsea Handler because she’s hilarious, and I would buy her a dirty martini…or anything with vodka.

If you had one movie on a deserted island what would it be?
Finding Nemo, because I love that movie and it would give me hope someone was looking for me 🙂

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
My mom took me to see Jurassic Park when I was 2 years old, she thought “a dinosaur movie, this will be great for kids!” Needless to say I was terrified, and refused to watch any of the movies until Jurassic World came out last year, which I was still reluctant to watch. I ended up seeing it twice because the first time I was so on edge I couldn’t even enjoy it.

What’s your favorite naughty food?
Peanut butter…and ice cream.

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
My parents were both Dead Heads, so probably the late 70s/early 80s to go to a Greatful Dead concert and see what that scene was like.

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
The coaches and the community. I love that the coaches are so knowledgeable and really care about helping members improve and reach their goals. Also the feeling of community, everyone working together and encouraging each other. Plus I’ve made a lot of friends through the gym.

What is your biggest goal moving into 2017?
Continuing to get stronger in all of the different lifts. It wasn’t until the past few months I started paying more attention and tracking how much I’m lifting, so just excited to keep pushing myself, adding weight and hitting some PRs! And do a pull-up.

Joe Scharnweber

Since day one of his membership, Joe has been a hard working and positive guy to have in class. Always asking for eyes to correct technique, enthusiastic to get after all timed challenges, and always open to feedback. This past month we’ve seen a 5:42 mile for Level 2, and cracking the leaderboard for the 1,000m row with 3:12.8 as well as a 305# back squat PR. It’s clear Joe is on a mission to slay some goals and continue to #BecomeMore and we are excited to see him be recognized for all his accomplishments!

How old are you, and where are you from?
24 from Tama, Iowa (Shoutout to all the Iowegians in the gym!)

What do you do for work?
I’m a Music Therapist at Alvarado Parkway Institute (Mental Health / Pysch Hospital)

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
I play lead guitar in a Pop-Punk band called MakeTheCut
I’m a singer songwriter (YouTube search: Jsharnie)
I work part time running photo booths for weddings and other event all over SD and LA
I’m currently working on restarting my Dj/Wedding entertainment company (www.diamondentertainment.biz)
And I hang out with Erin when she tells me I need to calm/slow down

How has P360 affected your life?
Working out and fitness goes well beyond the gym for me. When I’m coming to classes and consistently putting in a good effort my life improves outsides of the gym.

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
I LOVE any and all Olympic lifts from the hang position
I HATE renegade rows. I could do sets of 2/s with ten pounds and want to cry for every second of it.

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
For time: 50 hang cleans at 135 + 800m run (3 burpees every time you set down the bar)
Afterwards I thought I was going to die for a good two hours. Had to have Erin drive us home because I was so fried and couldn’t even sit up straight.

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
Running a sub 5:45 mile was pretty awesome.
Growing up I was a butterball and could barley make it to the fridge and back at my house without getting winded. Some buddies in high school made me do Cross Country for 4 years and for the first two I got last every single race by a lot. Still can’t believe I was running an 11 minute mile and now I’m almost to half of that.

What is a hidden talent of yours?
Most days I’m a pretty decent golfer. Was conference champ my senior year in high school

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
(See proud achievement section)

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
Either workout for a living, songwriter for pay, or motivational speaker

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
My core was pure garbage when I started. I could barley hold a plank properly for 10 seconds.

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
Eyes follow the bell on kb swings – Dr. Hill
Elbows out and up for all Olympic lifts – Coach Julianne

Which public figure or celebrity would you put in the dunk tank?
Kanye West

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
Top 5: Offshore, Board And Brew, Hash House A Go Go, Wings & Things, Iron Pig

What famous person (alive or not) would you most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
John Mayer. Vodka Water

If you had one movie on a deserted island what would it be?
The movie Her. Joaquin Phoenix is one of the most underrated actors today.

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
Ever since I was little whenever I get into something physical my tongue sticks out. During a sixth grade basketball game I went up for a rebound, and my chin came down on another player’s head while my tongue was out. Long story short: lots of blood but tongues are one of the fastest healing parts of your body!

What’s your favorite naughty food?
So many to chose from but my current is the super breakfast burrito that I get from El Paisa. It can feed a family of 4 and I eat about 3/4 after a workout, and then nibble on the other 1/4 for the rest of the night.

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
I’m a huge White Sox fan and since we won’t be relevant for the next 4-8 years I would really enjoy catching game 4 of 2005 Worlds Series to see them finish the sweep.

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
All the positive vibes from the people, owners, and coaches. Also love all the great content (social media posts, podcasts, etc) put out almost daily! Shows how much everyone cares about the gym.

What is your biggest goal moving into 2017?
To continue to get better in and out of the gym in all aspects of life

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