FRI: September Members of the Month (OB)

Kate Spodobalski

Kate joined us in OB right as we opened, and has been super eager to learn and get better since her first class. She had never touched a barbell before walking in, and actively seeks out coaching with the ability to apply it almost immediately. In the month of September we saw Kate land on 3 leaderboards for our timed benchmarks, including the #1 spot for the mile. We also saw Kate develop some major confidence on her squats as she tapped into her strength. Kate is a natural athlete and hard worker, so we are stoked to congratulate her on a month well done! Can’t wait to see what comes next Kate!

How old are you, and where are you from?
I am 34 and from the small town of Hebron, Connecticut

What do you do for work?
I work as a financial underwriter. Say you own a company and you are looking for dental insurance for your employees, I am the one who comes up with your rates.

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
When I am not at the gym you can find me on my paddle board, hiking or trying out a new coffee shop.

How has P360 affected your life?
I have been looking for this kind of gym since I moved to San Diego and when I walked into my trial class I knew this was the right place for me. I have gotten stronger both physically and mentally and met some great friends!

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
Favorites- deadlifts and back squats
Least favorite-RKB swings

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
I’d have to say the Aerobic Power 3 workout. That one was pretty intense

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
Getting on the board for the 1 mile run in OB

What is a hidden talent of yours?
I am a headstand champion

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
Wouldn’t you like to know?

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
I would open my own coffee shop and travel around the world to find the best coffee beans

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
I had never touched a barbell before P360 so learning proper technique/form has been huge for me

What’s your favorite song to sing out loud/karoke go-to?
Mariah Carey- Fantasy

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
Don’t avoid things that make you uncomfortable or you don’t think you are good at. During one of the timed challenges I had trouble cleaning the bar off the ground. When I told coach Kyle after class that I had been avoiding the hang clean classes, he gently said “ may I suggest you stop skipping the hang clean classes.” Great advice

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

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
Ironside in Little Italy or Raglan in OB

What famous person (alive or not) would you  most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
Oprah and I would buy her a Moscow mule

What are your Top 3 movies of all time?
Anchorman
A League of Their Own
Bridesmaids

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

What’s a funny story from your childhood
A bad haircut circa 1998 caused me to resemble a lion for a few months

What’s your favorite naughty food?
California Burrito from Nico’s

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
I would like to see what it was like to live in Ocean Beach in the ‘60s.

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
I like how the coaches provide consistent feedback/support and push you to do more than you think you can. The comradery between the members is pretty great too

What is your biggest goal moving into 2018
One of my goals is to get into the level 1 mile club…and continue to improve my overall fitness!

Graham Wolfe

Graham is one of OB’s “First 50” members, and has been a consistent face since Day 1. He is no stranger to a tough workout, knows how to push himself from a very athletic background, and a super friendly guy to share your barbell with. We have seen some big stuff from Graham this past month, including a handful of top 5 leader boards, a 405# squat, and the #2 time for the mile. It’s definitely time to congratulate Graham for all his accomplishments, and we are excited to see what he does next!

How old are you, and where are you from?
I’m 26, I’m from Santa Rosa, California about 60 miles north of San Francisco.

What do you do for work?
I am currently getting my Master’s in Nursing at University of San Diego while also assistant coaching for the USD Men’s Rugby Team.

 What do you do for fun outside of P360?
I have too many hobbies, I try to go to jiu-jitsu once a week, beach volleyball, Rugby (coaching more than playing these days), whitewater kayaking, snowboarding, etc, etc…. pretty much anything that allows me to do something physical with friends.

How has P360 affected your life?
P360 has given me some much-needed structure and instilled some healthy competition back into my life. I played Rugby in high school, college, and for a men’s club after college but my education has gotten in the way of continuing to play. P360 has given me back that team atmosphere which really helps me push myself. The only times in my life I have gotten up early to workout are for collegiate rugby and P360 which is really a testament to the community atmosphere at P360.

 What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
Squats, front and back, have always been my favorite exercises. V-ups are just terrible.

 What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
Mr. Silver was a seriously rough workout for me, the RKB swings rendered my lower back completely immobile on the remaining runs.

 What is your most proud achievement at P360?
Consistency over the month of September.

 What is a hidden talent of yours?
I have a knack for remembering phone numbers. After dialing them once or twice they often get burned into my memory whether I like it or not.

 What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
In her first ever triathlon my girlfriend beat me in the half ironman we were competing in by 20+ minutes and beat my best overall time by five minutes.

 If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
I’d call it collecting experiences if that could be a job. I’d love to be able to travel around and kayak different rivers, hike different mountains, maybe someday I can figure out how to monetize medical assistance in remote locations.

 What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
My conditioning has come a long way. I used to do a lot of endurance stuff and strength stuff separately but I feel like the programming here has opened up that in between conditioning a lot.

What’s your favorite song to sing out loud/karoke go-to?
Debaser by The Pixies

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
Not to over extend on deadlifts and kettlebell swing. My lower back sends its thanks.

Which public figure or celebrity would you put in the dunk tank?
Jeff Sessions.

 What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
 Civico 1845 in Little Italy.

What famous person (alive or not) would you most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
Joe Rogan, old fashioned.

 What are your Top 3 movies of all time?
Apocalypse Now
Rock N’ Rolla
Gone in 60 Seconds

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

 What’s a funny story from your childhood?
When I was a toddler I would escape from my crib by jumping into a basket of stuffed animals and then go to the kitchen and bang pots and pans together in the middle of the night or early morning. My mom’s house still has latches on all the cabinets thanks to my toddler expeditions.

 What’s your favorite naughty food?
 Pizza

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
Early 1970’s

 What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
The community atmosphere, it makes it so easy to push myself and get up and go to the 6:00 am classes.

 What is your biggest goal moving into 2018?
Did you mean 2019? Graduating and getting a job on an ICU.

-Julianne


Friday, 10.7.18

For PPB.
Aerobic P0wer 4
12 Clean and Jerk (HPC + PJ) 65#/95#
100m Run
(x3)

25-20-15
15-10-5
OHKBS (26/44)
Push-Ups
100m Run
(x3)

50 Goblet Squats (26/44)

*Record Time*
NO “RX” TRACKING

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