July  Members of the Month

Congratulations to the following men and women who were voted by our staff as July Members of the Month!

Taylor Stead

Taylor has been nominated for several months in a row as of late, for her consistent hard work, and constant ability to not only push herself and achieve her goals, but for being an all-around awesome member. No matter what Taylor will always show up, ready to work. She’ll share a bar with you, she’ll cheer you on, she’ll sweat alongside you and throw up a hand for a high five when passing you through the door. In the month of July, Taylor accomplished some incredible things, ranging from 6 strength PRs (clean, snatch, jerk, clean & jerk, squat and pull-ups) to several improvements in time challenges, body composition, and her overall motor and fitness. We are extremely proud to see how far she’s come, and have so much excitement for where she has yet to go. Keep it up Taylor!

How old are you, and where are you from? 
I am 25 and I’m from San Marcos in North San Diego County

What do you do for work?
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and also a program manager at a residential treatment facility for people with severe mental illness and addiction in La Mesa.

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
A lot of the time P360 is the most fun part of my day, but I also love to play with my dog, go to the beach, and hike around San Diego. I also love to travel when I get a chance.

How has P360 affected your life?
I have so much more confidence since joining the gym and really see that I’m capable of way more than I thought. P360 is my therapy and my time to drown out all the other things going on in my life and focus on the workout. I really look forward to getting to the gym each day.

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
My absolute favorite exercise has to be the clean. It’s just always been fun. Deadlifts and pull ups are my enemies but I’m working on making friends with them 🙂

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
The hardest things I’ve ever done are the gauntlet and the 10:1 hang cleans and burpees. The closest I think I’ve ever come to puking or passing out.

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
This is probably my most proud achievement! There are so many amazing athletes in the gym and I’m honored to be recognized!

What is a hidden talent of yours?
This is a hard one, but I would have to say baking. My grandma taught me all her secrets and I’ve put them to good use

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
I’m not very easily embarrassed, but I’m constantly dropping things and tripping over nothing, which has lead to somewhat embarrassing situations like dropping a full jar of tomato sauce everywhere in Trader Joe’s. Good times

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
Something involving travelling the world and helping people.

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
My biggest improvement since joining has to be my mental ability to push through a tough workout or grind through a tough rep in addition to just being so much physically stronger than I was the first day I walked in.

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
Gosh there’s so many little cues that have helped in such big ways. Coach Hill hands down has the best metaphors for deadlifts and jerks. Brenna Bulach with her cues for pulling my scaps down in deadlifts and hips through on cleans. At the end of the day, the best coaching is always hearing “you can do this” and I have to shout out to Jules for always pushing me and believing in me.

Which public figure or celebrity would you put in the dunk tank?
Without a doubt Donald Trump. No explanation needed.

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
OB noodle house, the original. I think I could eat their combo fried rice every day.

What famous person (alive or not) would you  most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
Brené Brown. She is so inspiring and I’m hoping to get the chance to meet her one day.

If you had one movie on a deserted island what would it be?
I hardly ever watch a movie more than once, but if I had to choose, it would be Elf. Will Ferrell can always make me laugh.

What’s a funny story from your childhood? 
Not much of a story, but my sister and I spent all our free time as kids “choreographing” dances to all the *Nsync and Britney Spears songs, so I’m sure my parents have some pretty hilarious footage hiding in the garage somewhere

What’s your favorite naughty food?
Pizza, Burgers, Fries, Cake, Oreos to name a few….the list goes on. I’ve definitely got an former inner fat kid situation going on.

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
I would go back to visit my grandparents as young people. I admired them so much and would love to see them in their prime. My grandfather also fought in WWII and that era fascinates me.

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
The people! I could never do half of what I do at the gym without all the encouragement and support from the amazing coaches and members. I know that no matter what, there will be smiling faces to greet me at the gym and that can really turn my day around. I also appreciate the well-informed and intentional planning around programming and the educational info we get for coaches.

What is your biggest goal moving into 2017?
My biggest goal is trying to hit 6 for 6 in the weightlifting meet I impulsively signed up for. I’m also aiming to hit a 150# clean and jerk before the end of the year and working up to doing 5 strict pull ups. I can’t wait to see what’s next. Thanks P360!

Reid Corley

Reid has also been nominated for several months in a row now, catching the eye of the coaches with his commitment to improving, and pushing hard in every class. Reid joined us without much experience, and has had his eyes and ears open throughout the entirety of his membership to constantly learn application of movement patterns, build strength, and be an overall outstanding member. Most recently Reid has hit made L1 Prison Yard with 15 pull-ups, and revealed that he’s put on 18 pounds of muscle! As someone that is always lending a hand to set up or break down equipment, cheering others on, asking questions, and working toward his goals, Reid has earned recognition for his efforts and we are so happy to see where his dedication and commitment has brought him. Congratulations Reid!
How old are you, and where are you from?
I am 39 and originally from East Texas but I really call Austin home.

What do you do for work?

I am a nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Rady Children’s Hospital. I take care of really, really sick kids…

What do you do for 
fun outside of P360?
Surf and hike! Family time. Chess junkie to the max. I want to surf Indo one day and I also want to hike the Pacific Crest Trail with my daughter.

How has P360 affected your life?

I have weighed the same amount for almost 20 years. Since joining, I am up 18 pounds, in muscle. As a hard gainer, that is huge for me. My wife says I actually have
a butt now…

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?

Almost any EMOM. Preferably with Hang Cleans. I just love that style. Push it real hard, rest, repeat. Least is probably heavy bulgarian split squats. Ugh.

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?

The first kettle bell core I did with Will. It was a 100, 90, 80, etc..and hurt for a week.

What is your most proud achievement at P360?

Every PR! Beating any coach.. 15 pull ups!

What is a hidden talent of yours? 

My daughter can be a real grouch in the morning (apple doesn’t fall far from tree..) but I can wake her up and she will be in a great mood the rest of the day! It is the little things.

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?

I have waaaaaaaaaay too many surfboards…

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?

Travel only. I have worked enough for two lifetimes.

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?

I always thought I had bad knees. Initially I was more sore but as I got stronger and stronger, I have no more knee issues. I think the whole joint was just not supported well because of weakness.

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?

Chris helping several times with my squat. Teaching me how to brace, to try and bend the bar on my back, setting my feet, all of which changed which muscles were doing the lift. It changed my entire mind body connection in that movement.

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

#45.. put some sharks in there…

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

I love tacos at the Hillcrest farmers market, Brussels sprouts at Bo-Beau, fish tacos at Mitch’s Seafood, chicken shawarma at Mama’s Bakery and Deli and the list goes on and on… So many favorites! 

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

Willie Nelson!!

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

Inception

What’s a funny story from your childhood?

My childhood was weird. I have 9 brothers and 3 sisters. We used to beat the crap out of each other! I moved out when I was 17 and the first time I came back home
my brothers and sisters had this crazy adoration/longing to see me. it made me see how much we loved each other despite a really jacked up home life.

What’s your 
favorite naughty food?
I eat a 4×4 with extra pickles and grilled onions from In-n-Out every Sunday night. 

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?

Working hard. Pushing harder in a group than I would by myself. Healthy competition. Funny walk throughs, sweaty fist bumps, getting stronger than I have ever been.

What is your biggest goal moving into 2017?

Getting on the walls!!
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