FRI: OB Members of the Month

Zak Smith

Zak comes to P360 with a great athletic background, and an infectious personality. In his membership so far, he has already achieved L1 Box Jump, immediate fat loss, and he seems to improve his conditioning daily. Zak is a staple in the afternoons at OB, always ready to strike up a conversation and encourage those sweating alongside him. We are very stoked to have him as the First Male Member of the Month in OB, and to watch him reach all of his goals moving forward. Congratulations Zak!

How old are you, and where are you from?
I am 29, and from Ocean Beach/Point Loma

What do you do for work?
Point Loma High School as an English teacher currently, but I am really a PE teacher.

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
For fun, I coach football and basketball at PLHS

How has P360 affected your life?
P360 has given me the new workout community I have been searching for.  The atmosphere of the gym and community surrounding has helped motivate me to start training at higher levels

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
My favorite exercises are Squats and Dead Lifts. My least favorite is anything to do with running over 100 yards.

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
Hell Trots are no joke, but the hardest would have to be on my first day joining P360 the workout was Lactate Threshold #3 and we ran 3×400 yard sprints.  It was terrible!

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
So far my most proud achievement is being nominated as the first member of the month in the new OB gym.

What is a hidden talent of yours?
I don’t know if I would call it a talent, but I have been training in Martial Arts since I was 5 and hold a 1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
I don’t know how to drive a stick shift.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
If money was no concern, I would be a superhero and fight crime.

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
Building my endurance and losing some unwanted body weight.

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
Better technique is more important than the amount of weight being used.

Which public figure or celebrity would you put in the dunk tank?
The entire Kardashian/Jenner family.

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
Phil’s BBQ

What famous person (alive or not) would you  most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
It would for sure have to be Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and I would get him a shot of Don Julio with a Pacifico.

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

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
When I was in middle school, a group of buddies and I were hopping a very tall fence to go swimming at a pool.  One of my friends who has some extra love around the stomach area got his shorts caught on the top of the fence.  While stuck on this 10 ft tall fence we were trying to unhook his shorts, he started screaming from fear of falling with a high pitched voice yelling “help”. While underneath my friend Gunny, Anthony and I were holding him up from completely falling, while laughing at the situation.  It was then we noticed there was already a huge hole on his shorts where all of a sudden we noticed his family jewels hanging right in our faces. Anthony and I then yelled while falling off the fence where Gunny fell right on top of us. We ended up laughing about it the rest of the day and still laugh about it 15 years later.

What’s your favorite naughty food?
Burritos and Pizza

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
I would go back to my childhood between the ages of 7-12 when life was easy

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
The awesome community that I am able to be apart of.

What is your biggest goal moving into 2018?
My biggest goals are to get into the Prison Yard and Barbell Clubs

Lauren Allen

Lauren is a regular at 6am in OB, and quickly dove into her membership with consistency and commitment. After passing Phase 1, Lauren began challenging herself on benchmark workouts, and building strength where she has experience with the barbell. Lauren is super friendly, always willing to share a bar, and already seeing a lot of progress from her hard work. We are excited to honor her as the First Female Member of the Month in Ocean Beach, and pumped to see where she continues to grow!

How old are you, and where are you from?
I’m 37, and originally from Georgia, but now I’m an Obecian! I moved to San Diego at the beginning of 2017 after living in Denver for ten years.

What do you do for work?
I own a business coaching and consulting company, Right Hand Business Coach.

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
I enjoy spending time outdoors, usually hiking, hanging at the beach, or patio sitting.

How has P360 affected your life?
P360 has provided me with the community that I longed for after leaving my Denver gym of 5 years.

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
My favorites are clean & jerks and snatches, and my least favorite is running.

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
I’ve never done rope pulls until P360, so they’re totally new and challenging.

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
I’m extremely proud to be the first member of the month for the new OB location!

What is a hidden talent of yours?
I can carry on a conversation using only song lyrics.

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
I can also carry on a conversation using only hymn lyrics.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
Honestly, I’m doing my dream job. I work with interesting, creative people all over the country and help them build their small business. Every single day is both a challenge and reward.  

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
Consistency!  Before P360, I had not maintained a good gym routine and would often skip the gym to do anything else.

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
Keep the bar close!

Which public figure or celebrity would you put in the dunk tank?
The guy with the bad hair that lives on Pennsylvania Avenue.

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
Mitch’s Seafood

What famous person (alive or not) would you  most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
It’s a toss up between Ellen and Oprah, and we would definitely be drinking a good bottle of wine.

If you had one movie on a deserted island what would it be?
Steel Magnolias  

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
When I was 4 years old, I would climb my neighbors’ tree every Sunday and wait for them to return from church so we could play.

What’s your favorite naughty food?
OREOS!

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
I love all things British Monarchy; I would travel back to the Tudor period.

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
I love the people and the community.

What is your biggest goal moving into 2018?
My biggest goal is to remain consistent in the gym and hit new PRs.

-Lenny


Friday, 5.11.18

First. For Structure
TGU Work
(x15’)
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Then. For Conditioning
5 OH Grip Deadlifts @135#/95#
5 Push Ups
10 Bicycle Crunches
150m Run
(x16’)

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