FRI: PB October Members of the Month

Ellie Oliver

Ellie has been kicking ass and taking names for several months in a row now, and quite honestly since she joined in December last year. She possesses natural athleticism and strength, and in the last couple of months we have seen those qualities explode into tons of results. She has made the top 5 leader board for “Biathlon” and tacked on pull-ups to her max. With the encouragement of her coaches and peers, Ellie has started to “test” her strength as well, building lean muscle, and easily smashing a 155# Clean in Week 5 with so much room to breathe. We are super stoked to not only congratulate Ellie on her hard work, but also see what she’s got in store for us as her membership continues to progress. Awesome job Ellie!

How old are you, and where are you from?
I am 24 and am from Redding, California (known for the almost most northern In-n-Out).

What do you do for work?
I am a full time graduate nursing student at USD (done in May!!!) and I recently started work as a Patient Care Assistant at Rady Children’s Hospital.

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
Hang out with my pup Weez, backpack/hike, consume moderate amounts of beer, and I’ve recently been really into rock climbing.

How has P360 affected your life?
In so many more ways than I thought a gym ever would. I have always been a distance runner and played soccer in college. I quit my senior year, decided to start running half and full marathons on a regular basis. I got super bored and unmotivated before moving to San Diego and was looking for a change in my workout routine and lived across the street from P360 but was always too scared to try a class. I now look forward every day to working out, it’s an awesome and necessary distraction from school, and has completely changed my mindset towards working out and nutrition. I’ve stopped worrying about the amount of calories I’m burning and have really been able to focus on how I’m performing the actual movements and what I’m eating to actually fuel my body instead of looking at numbers. The community is awesome and I’ve actually gotten a lot of career advice from the other nurses at the gym too!

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
I actually love the days when we have sprints and recently started liking cleans. I hate burpees. So much.

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
Whichever benchmark when you have to push jerk and then jump over burpee in the bar and then run. That was the only time in my life I’ve actually thought I was going to throw up after a workout.

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
I’ve made a New Years resolution for the last 6 years to be able to do ONE unassisted pull-up and since joining, I can now do 3.

What is a hidden talent of yours?
I have never been beaten at Harry Potter trivia (book, not movie) and I also have my commercial boating license.

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
I know every word to “Baby Got Back” and my sister and I have a choreographed dance.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
During the summer in college I worked at Echo Lake (right outside Tahoe) as a taxi boat driver to transport people to a trailhead in Desolation Wilderness across the lake and lived in a cabin. I probably would go back to doing that and then travel/ski in the winter. Or global flight nurse.

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
Anything with the barbell and also just overall confidence with lifting. I have always been really intimidated by it.

What’s your favorite song to sing out loud/karaoke go-to?
Wannabe by the Spice Girls

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
Speed through the middle. Fill up the can. You’re stronger than you think.

Which public figure or celebrity would you put in the dunk tank?
Donald. I’d love to see the combover after.

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
Classy: Craft and Commerce
Normal take-out: PB Pho

What famous person (alive or not) would you most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
Super nerdy but Dr. Nils Bergman. He’s the father of kangaroo care research and his work is incredible. Margarita on the rocks, with salt.

What are your Top 3 movies of all time?
Baby Mama, Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, and Sleepless in Seattle

Do you sleep with the sheets tucked in or out?
Tucked in with the top folded over the comforter

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
So my little brother and sister are twins and I could pretty much get them to do anything I wanted when we were younger. We played doctor a lot and they were always the patients so I would make them “medicines” for them to take. These were a combination of either olive oil and sugar or fish sauce and Tang depending on what was wrong with them that day.

What’s your favorite naughty food?
Pumpkin ice cream from Trader Joe’s. I have to limit the amount of cartons I’m allowed to buy in October.

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
Elizabethan era in England (post-plague)

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
The coaching and the challenges. It was a really weird transition to working out on my own after playing sports my whole life and P360 provides that same feeling of team and self-competition. I love that I’m working towards goals again and the education that this gym offers. Every coach is able to tell you the reason behind the programming for the day and I think that’s incredibly unique in a gym and in the general fitness industry.

What is your biggest goal moving into 2018?
I’d really like to get into a few of the clubs, maybe barbell level 1 and just continue learning the technique and form with the movements of the different lifts.

Jed Lamping
Jed joined P360 a year ago, almost to the day. He has been committed and focused, using his natural strength and intensity to learn everything we do properly, and progressing forward with the help and advice of his coaches. In this last month, we have seen a lot of that diligent hard work produce amazing results. Jed is always one to push himself on pace, and help push an entire class to maintain that quick pace as well. He makes improvements on PPBs, sees progress in his bodyweight movements, and found incredible success in not only his technique on Cleans in October, but his strength too, making huge leaps from where he started in Week 1 to Week 5. We are extremely excited to honor a hard worker like Jed, and congratulate him on all of his progress so far!

How old are you, and where are you from?
I’m 37 and from a small town in Washington state.

What do you do for work?
I’m in the United States Navy.

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
Hiking, camping, BBQ’s, hanging with friends and family and drinking ice cold beer are just a few things I like to do.

How has P360 affected your life?
It has made me stronger and more confident. I use to never like going to the gym so I would just stick with running.

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
My favorite is anything with a barbell and my least is Hell Trots.

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
I think the hardest thing I’ve done would have to be AC2. It’s a beast.

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
Becoming member of the month is up there.

What is a hidden talent of yours?
I don’t think I have a hidden talent. If I do it’s still hidden.

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
I’m not really sure if I want to share that haha.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
A job like Guy Fieri doing triple D would be cool.

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
I would have to say my hang cleans have been a huge improvement.

What’s your favorite song to sing out loud/karaoke go-to?
I would have to go with Tenacious D or Friends in low places

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
All the coaching I’ve received has been valuable to me but Julianne’s advice about taking my shoes off for the lifts blew my mind.

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

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
Tajima Ramen Bar or Rocky’s bar.

What famous person (alive or not) would you  most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
I’d like to have a drink with General Mad Dog Mattis and I’d buy him a Moscow Mule.

What are your Top 3 movies of all time?
Master and Commander, Open Range, and The Goonies.

Do you sleep with the sheets tucked in or out?
Tucked out

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
Once I had a Big Wheel truck and I decided to take it on the highway. That did not go well with my mother.

What’s your favorite naughty food?
Grilled honey siracha wings

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
1776

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
I like all the different workouts and how everyday is not the same.

What is your biggest goal moving into 2018?
I’d like to join Barbell Club!

 

 


Friday, 11.9.18

First. For Strength.
5 Push Jerks @60-75%
10 Supine DB Hip Twists
Complete 1 set every 4′ for 20′

Then. For Conditioning
8 DB Step Ups
3 Burpees
100m Run
(x8)

Finisher:
200 Plate Flutter Kicks (total)

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