AUGUST MEMBERS OF THE MONTH

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.

First, some individual shouts from our staff.

Coach Julianne: Lucie Owens. “For crushing Phase 1 and paying attention to all of the details along the way!”

Coach Brenna: Anthony Germain. “He works so hard to perfect the phase 1 movements and you can see him physically get better throughout every class. He’s got serious determination to improve.”

Coach Dave: Yuri Gorkhov. “Really embraces the hell out of learning new things and pays extreme attention to the details of his lifts.”

Coach Chris: Blaine Redfern. “Consistently comes in and quietly, unassumingly kills workouts. Silent & deadly. Like a ninja. Or a fart.”

Coach Pritz: Steph Ross. “Had a flashback to when she started and realized the massive progress she’s made.”

Coach Will: Jeff Welty. “For always challenging himself on the advanced options, asking questions, and sweating more than anyone I know.”
Coach Lenny: Brett Maquis. “Hitting big PRs, improving rowing technique, and has a ridiculous motor.”

Coach Matt: Maddy Lepperty. “Her form is getting better and better and works real hard. She also loves Muscle class!”

Coach Kyle: Kevin Ma. “Always shows up ready to work to improve. Very receptive to coaching and great to have in class.”

Coach Dusty: Nick Myrick. He has been working hard within Phase 1 development building the feel for movements, specifically his clean. Starting to take cues and adjust in the moment as he is transferring to the middle of the board.”

Coach Viv: Michael Samer. “Simply due to his eagerness to learn proper technique. Never shy to question if he is “doing this correctly.” His willingness and attitude to learn more is pretty dang cool.”

CONOR COLEMAN

Conor has been a member of Performance360 for a while now, and he has always had an amazingly positive attitude. Always an incredibly hard worker, he’s lately been developing much more confidence in his ability to push himself, and he’s been rewarded with Level 1 Prison Yard Club and Level 2 Barbell Club last month alone.

Conor is a regular in the morning classes, and is always cheerful, receptive to coaching and always leaves the gym noticeably better than when he entered it.

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Get to Know Conor

Age, where are you from?
28, — Originally from Diablo, CA

What do you do for work?
Sales & Marketing for Hoven Vision Sunglasses

What do you do for fun?
Long walks on the beach with my dog. Huge movie buff, big SD breweries fan and I try to get out and golf whenever I can.

Describe how Performance360 has affected your daily life.
I played baseball through college and I’ve always enjoyed working out in a team setting. After college, I missed that aspect of lifting which basically led me to BRO-ing around the PB 24 Hour fitness for two hours (but truly lifting for about half that amount of time).

At one point or another I’ve tried every type of lifting: Olympic, Cross fit, Boxing, Boot Camp, my own personal crafted version of a supersets or H.I.I.T. At P360 one of my favorite things is the variety and pace of the training. Since I started training a little more than a year and a half ago, I’ve increased my overall range of motion (Thanks Julianne) my strength has increased across the board and I’ve never been injured (knock on wood).

What are your favorite and least favorite movements?
Favorite Lift: DB Snatch E.M.O.M’s
Least Favorite: 300m Sprint rows

What’s the most valuable bit of coaching you’ve received at P360?

The idea of “being a Swiss army knife” from Coach Dave. The concept of trying to be the most versatile and athletic version of myself drives me to get to P360 as often as possible.

What is your most proud achievement at P360 so far?
19 Strict Pull-ups

What’s the hardest thing you’ve done physically at the gym?
Those damn 300m Rowing Sprints

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
X-Rated Sports Broadcaster

Embarrassing fact most people don’t know?
I am the youngest in my family with three older sisters. Growing up with teenage sisters in the 90’s was as terrible as you can imagine. I think it goes without saying that boy band music (specifically N’Sync) was blaring in our house from dusk til dawn. So I know just about every single lyric to every single song. “This I Proooooooomise you”.

To make matters worse, this was during the height of TRL, so I also know the corresponding dances to most of these songs.

Hidden talent most people don’t know?
I make some mean beer-battered pancakes.

If you could teleport to any point in the past, where would you go?
1970’s—Would love to have gone to a Led Zeppelin concert

Favorite naughty food?
Good ole’ Burger and fries.

What’s the biggest overall improvement you have made since joining?
Overall range of motion in all of my lifts. When I started at 360, I really wanted to “reprogram” my system if you will. I had lifted weights in football/baseball programs and was even coached in a fair amount in Olympic lifts with a family friend who Silver-Medaled in the Olympics through my college playing days. He was the first student of the legendary Bulgarian weight-lifting coach Ivan Abadjiev. For those of you that have never heard of Ivan, his method was basically “lift heavy all day everyday”; and your body adapts. I was strong but to a fault.

Long story short, I plateaued in strength, lost a ton of my lateral mobility and overall speed.

Round about way of answering the question—I’ve become much more of a well rounded athlete at 28 than I ever I was– in what I thought was “my athletic prime”.

What was your favorite cartoon growing up?
South Park– Still is.

Famous person you’d most like to have a drink with, and what drink would you buy them?
Danny McBride aka Kenny Fuckin’ Powers—He seems like a PBR with a shot of Jamison kind-a- guy.

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
My dad used to call me “ICE” in Little League. Kids’s thought it was because I threw hard but it was really my Dad basically calling me a hothead and keep my composure.

Which public figure or celebrity would you like to put in a dunk tank?
Anyone with the last name Kardashian.

You have one movie to take with you on a desert island. What is it?
The Departed

What is your biggest goal for the rest of 2016?
25 Strict Pull-ups and Club Forged.

 

SARAH NOLAND

Sarah was part of our first Phase 1 group just about a year ago (with boyfriend Joey, November’s Member of the Month in 2015) and has made a steady stream of progress since she started. Her accomplishments include Level 2 Lean & Mean Club, Level 3 Barbell Club and most importantly, an overhaul in her self confidence and how she views her efforts in the gym.

We are very proud of Sarah’s progress and we can’t wait to see where she continues to push herself.

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Get to Know Sarah

Age, where are you from?
I am 22 and I was born and raised in Redding, Ca.

What do you do for work?
I work in the Customer Service department at Nordstrom UTC. So if you come in there, don’t be a asshole because I know where you workout.

What do you do for fun?
The gym is my fun time. However, I do occasionally dabble in taking shots of tequila and dancing as well.

Describe how Performance360 has affected your daily life.
P360 has become part of my daily routine. If there is a day I don’t make it, I genuinely feel upset.

Favorite and least favorite exercise?
Hang cleans make me happy. Burpees and thrusters can die a slow painful death.

What’s the most valuable bit of coaching you’ve received at P360?
To train with someone who is stronger than you. When I do, it seriously makes me push myself that much harder.

What is your most proud achievement at P360 so far?
Losing 23lbs. That shit is hard.

What’s the hardest thing you’ve done physically at the gym?
Any type of timed-challenge absolutely ruins me. There are times throughout the challenge where I contemplate if I am alive or actually in hell.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
Dog walker. But instead of walking the dogs, I would just cuddle with them all day.

Embarrassing fact most people don’t know?
There are so many, but…. one time I wore a long teal wig to a skating rink and when people asked if it was my real hair I said, “Yes.” Clearly there was not much to do in Redding. I also speak in accents way too often.

Hidden talent most people don’t know?
I’m pretty good at doing impressions. Britney Spears being my #1.

If you could teleport to any point in the past, where would you go?
The 70’s looked like a groovy time.

Favorite naughty food?
Cheesecake. (Thanks now I’ll be thinking about cheesecake for the remainder of my day.)

What’s the biggest overall improvement you have made since joining?
My drive/stamina has improved immensely. Don’t get me wrong, I still suck at cardio, but I have gotten A LOT better.

What was your favorite cartoon growing up?
Power Puff Girls. I loved girls that could kick ass.

Famous person you’d most like to have a drink with, and what drink would you buy them?
My girl, Meryl Streep. I would buy her a few shots of Tequila and say, “Get on your dancin’ shoes, Meryl.” Then we would proceed to go dancing while she reads me lines from The Devil Wears Prada and tells me about how she developed her character, Miranda. We would have a great time.

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
I ran into a pole and got a black eye when I was 8. How did I run into the pole? Well, I was looking at myself in a window while I was walking.

Which public figure or celebrity would you like to put in a dunk tank?
Easy. Donald Trump. However, lets make sure the dunk tank has hungry sharks inside. Please and thank you.

You have one movie to take with you on a desert island. What is it?
I wouldn’t need a movie, I have the entire script of Mean Girls memorized.

What is your biggest goal for the rest of 2016?
My goal is to continue to lose weight and feel comfortable in my body again

A very big congratulations to Conor and Sarah! Make sure to give them a pat on the back next time you see them around Performance360.

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