We are back for another edition of P360 members of the month! For those of you wondering how we decide on this, our entire staff gets a thread going at the end of every month.  We all nominate individuals and at the end of it, we vote.  This award always feels a bit incomplete because so many members are typically nominated over the course of the month so we are going to start recognizing those names in our Silver Medal section.

Silver Medal

Ashley Geary, Kathy Sheets, Lisa Alpert, Anna Kremen, Yuri Gorokhov, Jon Haines, Tom Cimalore, Ryan Connell, Sam Epsteen, and Lenny Wiener all received coaches nominations and discussion, as well. Congratulations, guys!  Your hard work did not go unnoticed.

Sean Sudol

Sean is a favorite member amongst his coaches and classmates.  Every now and again, a rare breed shows up to P360 and makes us laugh, motivates us and has the special gift of bringing others around him or her to their level.  Sean Sudol does just that. A regular at 6 am, Sean is always full of energy, pulling genuinely for the success of his classmates and puts forth huge effort every day.  He is a completely sincere and genuine person who really enjoys seeing others succeed and is always working his butt off.

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Sean was a P360 member in 2013 before work took him to South Carolina.  While there, he refused to abandon P360 programming, electing to follow the workouts and train in a dingy high school gym where he couldn’t drop the weights, had no coaching or workout partners and still managed to progress with the long-distance help of Coach Ashley. We are extremely proud to have Sean and all that he stands for, making him a near unanimous choice amongst P360 coaches.

Along with all of the above, Sean has also recently hit massive lifts across the board.

Get to Know Sean

Age, where are you from?
27 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 18 Hours, 42 Minutes.  I’ll tell you where, someplace warm, a place where the beer flows like wine, where beautiful women instinctively flock like the Salmon of Capistrano… Riverside, CA.

What do you do for work (or school)? 
Contrary to popular belief, and oddly the topic of discussion lately, I do not work at a bar, or Nutrishop.  I’m an Environmental Engineer and Business Development manager for Fluor/Brady, an engineering firm headquartered here in San Diego.  I design water and wastewater infrastructure.  Next time you take a shower or a crap, thank me.  And no, I do not clap, shout, or wear my backwards hat/tank top to the office.

What do you do for fun?
Hmm, let me try to keep it clean here…  I actually don’t have many hobbies.  I work quite a bit, and try to work out as much as I can.  Really into live sports, all over the country.  Most of the time I just like hanging out with the guys watching sports and bullshitting.  I suppose the real answer to anyone who knows me is tying one on and hitting the bars in PB.  Nothing like some solid day drinking under crystal clear skies on a rooftop looking out at the ocean, or the occasional themed pub crawl.  Trying to be more financial and health minded and reduce the frequency of that in 2015.

 
What motivates you each day?
What really motivates me is that every day you wake up you have the control and ability to set the tempo and attitude for your life.  Is it going to be a good day, or bad?  I have a sign in my room that says “Wake up and set the World on Fire.”  Since P360, the extreme drive and dedication of the members really inspires me and makes me always want to do better.   I do 6AM mainly, and although those who have seen me would beg to differ, I am not a morning person.  When I wake up 5:40AM I want to fight baby kittens in the face, but when I walk through those doors, it’s a complete attitude adjustment, I control and dictate how I want to feel.   And that’s why I’m so enthusiastic and energetic.  If just one person does one more rep, or drops one second off their run, or hits a PR, or doesn’t quit on a set, because I somehow motivated them with my shouting and clapping and encouragement, then it was all worth it.  Whether it was 75 pounds or 500.  That’s what really gets me fired up.

Favorite and least favorite exercise?
I mean who doesn’t hate the Hell out of Hell Trots, oh and Goblet squats, damn you!  I do enjoy hang and power cleans, and pull-ups, love me some pull-ups.

What’s the most valuable bit of coaching you’ve received at P360?
It isn’t necessarily just a bit of coaching, but I think a complete coaching inspiration.  I was losing myself a bit a year and a half ago, I was lost, not just physically, but spiritually too.  This is when Ashley convinced me to join P360.  I fell in love with the gym and atmosphere.  But then 2 months later I had to move to South Carolina.  I wanted to stay with P360 from 2200 miles away.  Every day she talked to me, sent me videos and explained the workouts and I did them in a lame gym by myself out there.  She kept me motivated in some of the toughest circumstances, with no one else to lift me up.  But I finally came back, and it is still the same overall coaching, dietary, and life support that keeps my head on my shoulders.  Without her I think I would probably be three Four Lokos deep, 275 lbs, doing drugs, face down in the bay getting double teamed by a meth head and baby seal.

What is your most proud achievement at P360 so far?
Not having the coaches run me out of the gym.  I think maybe just being able to overcome some of the mental hurdles about not being able to accomplish certain things and lifts and having an open mind in attacking every workout.  That comes first, numbers and PRs come second.  If you told me 5 years ago what my 4 Lift total would be I would have laughed in your face and taken another shot of tequila.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
If it was legal and conceivable, probably Batman.  If not that, probably the dude who interviews all the babes during the Miss America pageant, or the host of The Price is Right.

Embarrassing fact most people don’t know?
Oh you mean my incredibly awkward sock and tights collection? Most people see that.  Probably the fact that I am utterly infatuated with Professional Wrestling, yes WWE, Stone Cold, The Rock, Hulk Hogan.  Yes that wrestling, since I was 6 and haven’t given up.  I’m talking every Monday and Thursday night, RAW, Smackdown, shirts, toys, Pay-Per-Views, network subscription, front row live events.  I suppose I enjoy muscled up men in tights and underwear.  Real cool guy here.

Hidden talent most people don’t know?
Hands down, unequivocally, the World’s best parallel parker.  Give me a blind fold, random vehicle, and 3-inches from burning lava on either side, and let the master go to work.  I also make pretty awesome pop-tarts.

If you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be and why?
Probably just vanilla.  I’m cold.  I’m white.  I like to spoon.  If you’re around me you’re probably feeling emotional, and if we hang out too much I’ll probably make you fat.

If you could teleport to any point in the past, where would you go?
Probably teleport to one rainy night in March of 1987, somewhere in Los Angeles County, right before my mother and father consummated their love, and give them a warning that their actions would result in the production of what eventually would turn out to be one true chaotic terror.  Nah, JK, Septemer 11th, 1297, the Battle of Stirling Bridge, Scotland with William Wallace, put my blue face paint and kilt on and kick some British ass.

Favorite naughty food?
Unfortunately my food is more typically more naughty than nice.  But if I’m really getting after it?  A bacon sourdough jack, two big cheeseburgers, 4 tacos,large Fry, large Coke, and about 90 packs of sweet and sour sauce to drench all that cheesy greasy fatty goodness in.  Ikes, did I just say that out loud?

What’s the biggest overall improvement you had made since joining?
My overall strength and cardiovascular health have increased significantly.  But probably more than anything my attitude.  Before joining I was a selfish know-it-all who wouldn’t take a coaches advice if it came complimentary with a $50,000 dollar coin.  I only cared about my success.  But something about P360 changed me.  I opened up my mind.   I want to see everyone get that last rep, everyone hit their PR and achieve their goal.  I have so many technical deficiencies, and so much to learn.  Everyday, one piece of advice at a time, I learn something amazing from the coaches.

Famous person you’d most like to have a drink with, and what drink would you buy them?
Can I revive someone for this?  Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter, and we’d split an entire cask of Jack Daniels.  I’m not very socially aware, but probably the only guy who could match my intensity and energy level on a constant basis.  His overall zest for life was inspiring while I was growing up.  And he was bat shit crazy, jump on a two ton Crocodile, why not?  Lucky I’m terrified of deep water and won’t be meeting any Sting Rays any time soon.

 
If you could retire and live one place, where would it be?
I have to be near the coast, which is weird, because I’m terrified of the Ocean, deep water, and sea creatures.  But honestly, why not on top of Mount Soledad in La Jolla.  San Diego has everything I think I could possibly ever want.

Which public figure or celebrity would you like to put in a dunk tank?
It’s a toss up between Angelina Jolie and Sophia Veguarrararara or whatever her last name is.  I mean I pretty much like everyone, all the time.  But for whatever reason, and I can’t quite figure it out, these two women get under my skin and make me want to litter and steal ice cream cones from young school children.

You have one song, one movie and one TV show a desert island are they?
This is also somewhat embarrassing, I don’t listen to music, ever really.  So I don’t know… “The Song That Never Ends, it Goes on and On my Friends”.. I mean, I’m going to be there a while.  Movie, Castaway, I mean isn’t that a “How to Guide” for getting off a deserted island?  TV show, Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot.  The reason they haven’t found him yet is because he’s been hiding on this damn deserted island the entire time!
What is your biggest goal for the rest of 2013?
P360: Get into all Level 4 Clubs, not too far off but it will take some work.  Also, beat Sam, in anything.
Personally: Take control of my finances and start to be a little more fiscally responsible.  Also, learn how how to cook, anything.
Professionally: Establish the business line I started at my company as the premiere go to water diagnostic service for commercial and industrial facilities in North America.

Than you, again.  P360 is a Complete life changing experience, never change.  Kick Ass and Chew Bubble Gum.

Brenna Bulach

Brenna has been a member of P360 for about three years now is a long overdue recipient of Member of the Month. Probably because she is so quiet, probably because every month is Brenna month as far as accomplishments go and probably because she tends to get happier at the results of her piers, Brenna always slides under the radar.

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Brenna and fellow P360 member, brother Jared.

Most of you know Brenna so she requires no high praise.  She is among our nicer members, is always encouraging, open to feedback and a pleasure to have in every one of her classes.  There is no coach or member that doesn’t love Brenna, and we are extremely happy to not only have her with us, but present with her Member of the Month for January.

Along with her amazing attitude and presence, Brenna recently hit a 325# deadlift, 225# squat and 200# front squat.

Get to Know Brenna

Age, where are you from?
I’m 31 and from Kentucky y’all.

What do you do for work (or school)?
I’m a research diver for Scripps Institution of Oceanography, responsible for kelp forest monitoring.

What do you do for fun?
I’m a huge beach junkie, I love crafting (call me Martha Stewart), I like to make my rounds to the local breweries, and I’m always up for anything physical, of course, traveling, reading, and enjoying life in the Neverland that is San Diego.

What motivates you each day?
The realization nothing comes easy and hard work actually pays off. And breakfast. Every day starts off with a great breakfast.

Favorite and least favorite exercise?
My favorite exercise is the deadlift, hands-down. Nothing feels more badass than pulling hundreds of pounds off the ground. My least favorite exercise is Hell Trots – aptly named.

What’s the most valuable bit of coaching you’ve received at P360?
So much good advice, but really it’s been so great to finally find a gym where the coaches are truly vested and interested in your progress in the gym. The realization that the support is there has allowed me to push myself as an athlete.

What is your most proud achievement at P360 so far?
Oh goodness, this is a hard one. I think being inducted into Club Forged. I’m flattered to be part of such a strong, hard-working group of people.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
I would be an underwater photographer that gets to travel to warm exotic places to shoot marine life.

Embarrassing fact most people don’t know?
I played the trombone in middle school. I will never know why I chose that instrument, but you bet I held down first chair. Oh, and I love Enrique Iglesias.

Hidden talent most people don’t know?
I am obsessed with astronomy and am good at identifying stars and constellations. I still wish I could be an astronaut.

If you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be and why?
Coffee ice-cream…I’m always on the go.

If you could teleport to any point in the past, where would you go?
Back to the 1800s during the pioneer days…I’m fascinated by that chunk of history.

Favorite naughty food?
Apple fritters.

What’s the biggest overall improvement you had made since joining?
Strength. I remember right before I started at P360 I could barely find a bicep muscle to flex. Four years later, I’ve never been stronger in my life.

Famous person you’d most like to have a drink with, and what drink would you buy them?
I would have to have a drink with two famous (in my eyes) people: my two grandpas. Both died before I can remember them. I’d love to sit with them and listen to their stories while sharing a bottle of Maker’s Mark.

If you could retire and live one place, where would it be?
Adelaide, Australia.

Which public figure or celebrity would you like to put in a dunk tank?
Let’s put Ted Cruz in there.

You have one song, one movie and one TV show a desert island are they?
Timestretch by Bassnectar, The Princess Bride, and the Iron Chef America series.

What is your biggest goal for the rest of 2015?
To stay injury-free. I feel like I’m finally listening to my body and resting and fueling correctly. Now I just have to continue that long-term.

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