FRI: PB June Members of the Month

Please join us in congratulating the following members of the month for June.

Tara Monsod

Tara has just hit her 1 year mark at P360 and there is so much to say about how much progress she has made. From her first day on, she has been incredibly eager, ready, and willing to take all coaching and apply it enthusiastically. Tara’s work ethic is fantastic, her attitude is always honest and positive, and her goofiness can crack up an entire room in seconds.

In the last couple of months, Tara has put extra attention and focus into her strength, and began testing a few things to see where her diligent consistency has gotten her.

We saw a big 36″ Box Jump for L1 (that’s Tara’s height essentially), and a 215# Deadlift (with some left in the tank), which is well over double body weight. With all of these accomplishments, it is truly a joy to have Tara in any class. She’s friendly, funny, welcoming, and unembarrassed to learn new things. We love Tara and we are extremely excited to honor her this month. 

How old are you, and where are you from?
34 years old, Born in Hollywood, CA but I grew up Palmdale / LA Area.

What do you do for work?
 I’m a Chef ( so if you hear me say “ heard!” or “behind” at the gym when I talk to you that’s why lol)

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
Trying to find new places to eat all the time!

How has P360 affected your life?
It’s helped me in so many ways. Being on my feet all day at work I have more strength energy and focus going through my day. I was probably the most or of shape I’ve been in awhile before I signed up. I used to hurt myself lifting things and now it’s much easier and being more fit than before just helps with a lot of little things. Going in to class is a good getaway from the daily stress and kinda turn off for a bit. And being more fit has built my confidence again!

And now Sher and I have something to do together everyday other than going out to eat.

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
Favorite: currently deadlifts
Least Favorite: bssault bikes

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
The PPBs are pretty intense and the lactate threshold exercises  make me want to throw up.

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
Being Female member of the month!

What is a hidden talent of yours?
I’m a pig whisperer…and I was in show choir 6th -12th grad so I can sing and dance at the same time (Glee status!)

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
I have a bear I’ve had since I was born that is beyond beat up but i can’t sleep without it.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
Anthony Bourdain’s  job – eat, travel, and explore.

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
How to properly perform certain exercises. I had no idea what i was doing when i used to work out on my own. And I enjoy any physical education that we get in class.

What’s your favorite song to sing out loud/karoke go-to?
Random, but B-52 “ Love Shack “ was my favorite song as a kid. Or any 80’s pop or 90’s jams!

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve learned?
Properly breathing!

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

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
Oh lord – you can’t ask me for one ! I have a lot of love for so many places but Yakyudori Yakitori & Ramen is a regular visit.

What famous person (alive or not) would you  most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
Anthony Bourdain. San Miguel. Beer.

What are your Top 3 movies of all time?
Ninja Turtles 1
Back to the Future
Clueless

Do you sleep with the sheets tucked in or out?
Both.

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
I watched too many Eddie Murphy movies as a kid. And when I would go out with my parents I would scream at 3 or 4 years old “ what’s up sooooooouuuullll brotherrrrr! “ and my parents would have to cover my mouth. Can you imagine a little Filipino girl with a bowl hair cut screaming that?

What’s your favorite naughty food?
French fries and milkshake.

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
I would go back in time when my grandparents were young and see how they were when they were teenagers and young and in love. I miss them both.

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
The people! I love the support others give when member accomplishes something or when a person just needs a push when you feel like giving up.

What is your biggest goal moving into 2018?
To get stronger and to catch up to my wife! I’ve been enjoying Oly class when I’m able to go. I want to increase my mobility and get better at what I learn in that class.

Chris Maligsa


Chris has been a complete joy in his time at P360. When he first joined, every coach took notice, not only because of his movement and strength, but the guy is just plain fun. Always down to dance, sing, or plain ol’ crack a dorky joke, Chris really makes an impact on the room. In this last month, we saw some HUGE strength gains from Chris, a guy who already carries a ton of strength! After a big month he finished up June with a 545# deadlift (with some room to breathe on it).

Not only does Chris consistently work hard and find progress, he is extremely friendly, unimpressed with himself, and willing to make anyone feel at home in the gym. Chris moved to Japan at the very end of the month, and it is an understatement to say we will miss him until he returns. Good luck, Chris!

How old are you, and where are you from?
25; born and raised in America’s Finest City, San Diego.  I lived in National City and PB.

What do you do for work?
I work for the Navy.

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
I hike a bunch, play outdoor sports, and hangout with buddies.

How has P360 affected your life?
Since joining P360, I’ve made a lot of friends, learned a lot about fitness in general, and pushed myself to points that I haven’t pushed to before. I used to do team sports and every class makes me feel like I’m working out with “the team” again, which is awesome!

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
Favorite exercises are definitely Olympic lifts and anything that goes with it. Least favorite has to be burpees and/or sled rope pulls.

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
The partner burpee workout: 2 people, 10 over-the-plate burpees each, 1 works while the other rests, 10 minutes of work. (Typing this made me out of breath)

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
I guess not at P360 specifically, but as a part of the gym: competing in the Fortius Weightlifting Competition back in April. It was my first competion ever. I was going to do a competition in October 2017, but I injured my elbow so that fell through. Getting the April comp under my belt was a big deal personally because it was kind of like a “comeback” moment to me.

What is a hidden talent of yours?
I play guitar, my bread-and-butter song is “Hotel California”.

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
I absolutely can’t stand scary movies, no amount of peer pressure can make me go watch one.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
Backpack around the world and take photos of amazing things for some travel company.

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
Aside from Olympic lifts, I improved in my general level of fitness in that the variety of workouts helped me become a physically well-rounded individual.

What’s your favorite song to sing out loud/karoke go-to?
This is hard to say because I’m always singing/dancing, but if I had to pick one it would be “Mr. Brightside”.

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
Basically any and all the times I was told to do better in a workout because it reinforced the idea that you should give your all into everything you do and that leads to progress. Also, a big tip from Jules was “shooting the shoulders” for jerks.

Which public figure or celebrity would you put in the dunk tank?
Any Kardashian, because I just don’t like them.

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
El Paisa on Taco Tuesday’s, Island Style Hawaii on the other days.

What famous person (alive or not) would you most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
I’d buy Chris Pratt any beer he wants, dude just seems like an awesome guy to hang with

What are your Top 3 movies of all time?
Friday Night Lights, John Wick, and I Love You Man (Bonus: La La Land).

Do you sleep with the sheets tucked in or out?
I go half-and-half…is that a thing?

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
When I was 3, I plowed my face into my brother’s birthday cake after he blew out the candles.

What’s your favorite naughty food?
Carne Asada Fries wrapped within two tortillas. So essentially a giant Cali burrito.

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
I’d want to go back to 1980 and witness the “Miracle on Ice”.

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
The people are plain awesome. The coaches and the members give their all in the class for the purpose of becoming better in some way and it pushes me to do my best as well. What kept me coming back to the gym was seeing people putting in work and having fun doing so.

What is your biggest goal moving into 2018?
To maintain somwhat of a normal level of fitness while outside of the U.S. haha.
(Btw, I’m writing this in Japan. I miss you all and look forward to coming back!)

-Julianne


Friday, 7.6.18

First, for Strength.
1 Jerk Complex
8 Slow Dead Bugs
Every 4’ For 16’ (x4)
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Then, For Conditioning
8 Gob Side Lunges
8 RKBS
8 Hollow Rocks
8 DB Tricep Extensions
300m Run
(x15’)

 

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