Jonathan “JR” Race has been a devoted 6am PB attendee for almost two years now, always working extremely hard and bringing great energy along with him. In recent months, JR has worked on improving his nutrition and achieved a stellar transformation, while maintaining his strength. Down twelves pounds of fat, and up two in muscle, with a total 6% body fat loss, the results are not only obvious, but incredible. JR is always up for feedback, applying coaching, and not afraid of getting really uncomfortable with a timed challenge at the crack of dawn. We are very proud of his achievements and stoked to congratulate him as our Male Member of the Month!

How old are you, and where are you from?
32 years old from Rohnert Park, California.

What do you do for work?
I do financial planning and analysis for Lytx.  I love spreadsheets.

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
My favorite thing to do is travel. When I can’t do that I enjoy being outside, sports (playing and watching), movies, and reading.

How has P360 affected your life?
Prior to P360 I would go the gym to check the box of working out. Now, going to the gym is something I really look forward to. P360 has also helped changed my mindset to thinking of my health and wellness in more of a broader sense rather than strictly how much weight I can lift and what the scale reads.

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
Least favorite(s): thrusters and any challenge that is rowing for time. These alternate depending on which one I did most recently. Favorites: anything that isn’t thrusters or rowing for time.

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
1,000m row for time. I had to lay down for 5 – 10 minutes after and felt like I was moving in slow motion for the rest of the day.

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
Anytime I get on a leaderboard I feel a huge sense of accomplishment. There are some great athletes at the gym so being able to keep up with some of them feels awesome. I also really enjoy any time I can increase my 75% working set from the previous workout. It usually isn’t a big weight difference but those small increases have added up over time.

What is a hidden talent of yours?
I love to cook and consider myself a pretty good chef.

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
How I became a Dolphins fan. When I was 2, my favorite animal was a shark. Alas, there is no sharks football team. My 2nd favorite animal was a Dolphin so when my dad was watching football one day the Dolphins were on and I became a fan, and have been a fan of mediocrity ever since.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
I’ve always thought it would be cool to be a professional writer. You can do that from anywhere in the world.

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
Changing my mindset with regard to what it takes to be successful and achieve my fitness goals. After almost pulling my back out doing deadlifts on my very first P360 workout I’ve pretty much learned to check my ego at the door. This has meant skipping timed challenges, occasionally doing less weight, and/or doing the phase 1 side of the board. However, it has also translated to staying relatively injury-free and not slowing down the progress towards my goals.

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
Listen to your body. If it hurts or doesn’t feel right then don’t do it.

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

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
Enoteca Adriano. It’s a blessing and a curse that it is right around the corner from where we live.

What famous person (alive or not) would you most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
George Martin. I’d buy him as many of whatever he wanted to get him drunk enough to tell me how the hell Game of Thrones is going to end.

If you had one movie on a deserted island what would it be?
The Shawshank Redemption

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
My first day of kindergarten was at a brand new elementary school. They were still doing some construction on part of the campus so there was still some heavy equipment around. Naturally, I went over and got in a bulldozer before school started and tried to start it up. A teacher saw me and sent me to the principal’s office. I was the first person in that school’s history to get sent to the principal’s office and I accomplished that feat before the school had technically opened.

What’s your favorite naughty food?
Chips & salsa. It is my food kryptonite.

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
I’d want to go back and see dinosaurs.

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
The culture. The workouts are demanding, the coaches are great, the members are supportive, and the competition is healthy.

What is your biggest goal moving into 2017?
In terms of the gym and health it would be getting into level 4 barbell club and fine tuning my overall nutrition – shoutout to Lenny for helping me out with that. Outside of the gym I wanted to get my conversational spanish back to a respectable level. As of now my progress on that front is no bueno.

 


Abby Crotteau is another, steadily hard working member, coming up on two years at P360 very soon. Abby has always exhibited incredible athleticism no matter what the movement task in front of her is. We always knew she was fast and had great running mechanics, but Abby has been putting in work on getting stronger recently and seeing serious speed gains from her work.  She accepts timed challenges with focus and determination and has found herself on leaderboards for “Mr. Green” and “Mr. Silver”, “Hell’s Bells”, “The 100RKBS Challenge”, The Mile, AND “King of the Hill”. Abby is an all around awesome member, and we are so happy to congratulate her and her success!

How old are you, and where are you from?
25, Minnesota

What do you do for work?
Operations Analyst for Veyo, a tech company in the healthcare industry

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
Run, beach, hike, and tour every local ice cream shop in San Diego county.

How has P360 affected your life?
Joining P360 was one of the very first things I did when I moved to San Diego from Minnesota. Working out has always been a therapy more than anything else and having P360 helped ease the stress and unknowns of moving across the country. It helped me find my place in San Diego and make some of my greatest friends.

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
Favorite: Give me anything with kettlebell swings combined with running. Least favorite: jerks.  

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
The mile against Kimberly. I hated her the entire time I chased her down the Crown Point mile route.

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
The list is endless but being nominated for member of the month is on the top of list. I am always amazed by the amazing athletes at P360 so being member of the month is such an honor.

What is a hidden talent of yours?
I won the beer mile at the University of Minnesota. I can run a mile pretty quick but I can chug a beer better than the average person. Beer mile in the near future P360?

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
When I was in middle school I ran into a tree face first. I ended up with a mouth full of tree bark and a broken nose that required reconstructive surgery.  

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
If money was no concern, I would love to change the foster care system and work on creating and bettering group homes. Kids in the system have such a rough past being able to help build their future with role models and a better support system.  

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
The biggest improvement I have seen since joining P360 is my overall fitness. I’m not only stronger but I’m faster and I run a whole lot less than I did before joining the gym.

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
I knew a whole lot of nothing before joining P360, so just being able to reflect back on how far I’ve come since joining shows how incredible the coaching has been. From the simple suggestions to adjust body placement from coach Julianne and Coach Kyle always giving a push to increase weight just a little bit, to feel challenged.

Which public figure or celebrity would you put in the dunk tank?
Kim Kardashian or Trump.

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
Bencotto, in Little Italy.

What famous person (alive or not) would you most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
Michelle Obama. I think she’s incredibly smart and I would love to have a really expensive bottle of wine with her.

If you had one movie on a deserted island what would it be?
I actually don’t really like movies. It’s inevitable I will fall asleep within 30 minutes. Give me all the Netflix shows and books but I’ll pass on any movies.

What’s your favorite naughty food?
Ice cream, but it’s more of a staple in my diet considering I eat it every day.

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
If I could travel to the past, I would go back to when my grandma was growing up. She’s so fun at 87 and I can only imagine how fun she was in her 20’s! She spent most of her life traveling around the world and has amazing stories to tell.

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
I love P360 for the community; the mix of accountability, competitiveness, and support. I love the 6am PB crew and knowing when you don’t show up for a few days someone is going to question where you have been.  

What is your biggest goal moving into 2017?
2018 is the year to complete an Ironman and get into level 1 barbell club. On a smaller scale, I am making it a goal to start going to open gym. It’s been something that has intimidated me since I started at the gym.

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