MARCH MEMBERS OF THE MONTH

We’re back with another edition of Performance360 Members of the Month.

As always, the member of the month award is decided by our coaches getting together and nominating who stood out to us each in the areas of attitude, effort and performance. We take pride in our votes and take the handing out of member of the month quite seriously. To win it means an individual stood out above hundreds of other hard working folks and is truly deserving of the honor.

Congratulations to our runners up:  Vivianna Smith, Agustin Cmet, Matt McGovern

Amy Beaver

Amy has been very quietly and steadily improving since joining Performance360. A former college athlete, hard work seems to come naturally to Amy and she’s been able to channel that work ethic into some impressive feats.

She’s already crossed Level 2 Barbell and Level 2 Mile Club off of her list, and is frequently at the top of the leaderboard on timed challenge days. Amy is consistent, hard working and very friendly towards her fellow members. We expect very big things to come of her in the coming months!

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Get to Know Amy

Age, where are you from?
30, Kennesaw, GA

What do you do for work?
In between jobs. I’ve been in sales my whole career and enjoy working in early-stage companies with awesome products/services

What do you do for fun?
Since moving to San Diego, I’m up for anything active that gets me outside. I was a tomboy growing up and still have that in me. Beach volleyball, tennis, and throwing the football. I love food (closet fat kid who always looks forward to my next meal) so cooking and trying new cuisines (Moroccan tagines up next!), huge college football/basketball fan (Go Heels!), love to learn and grow so listening to podcasts/reading, working on entrepreneurial ideas.

Describe how Performance360 has affected your daily life.
Physically, it has gotten me back to feeling like an athlete again. For awhile I was doing more of a bodybuilding-style of training. Personally/socially, I’ve met a lot of great people since moving here and love being surrounded by others who love pushing themselves to be better.

Favorite and least favorite exercise?
Favorite – anything legs and sprinting
Least – pullups and American sit-ups

What’s the most valuable bit of coaching you’ve received at P360?
I always thought I was good at squatting and did a lot of weight back in the day, but Chris pointed out at Open gym that I need to think about screwing my feet into the floor (my big toe is always popping up) and Julianne has worked with me on getting much deeper. So, I am backing off on the weight, deconstructing, and rebuilding my squat.

What is your most proud achievement at P360 so far?
My first bodyweight strict pullup and 6:14 mile. I’d never done a sub 7-minute mile

What’s the hardest thing you’ve done physically at the gym?
My split jerk max and the mile test. They’re tough physically and mentally.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
Probably running a healthy smoothie stand near the beach or being a barista. Something where I get to interact with and serve others and promote a healthy lifestyle. And maybe put it right next to P360 🙂

Embarrassing fact most people don’t know?
Sometimes I feel very socially awkward. I was shy growing up and came out of my shell in college. Being in sales I am perceived as outgoing, but it’s not really in my nature. So, if I seem anti-social, it’s probably just me being shy and awkward 🙂

Hidden talent most people don’t know?
I’m a closet nerd, did a full-time coding bootcamp (Ruby on Rails, Javascript, HTML/CSS) and enjoy playing around with building websites. I have a bad habit of buying random domain names when I have an idea.

If you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be and why?
I would be a sundae from Yogurtland. Different flavors (no fruity ones!) and toppings mixed together. 1) because I love it and 2) I am very curious, have layers and depth, and a lot of various skills and interests.

If you could teleport to any point in the past, where would you go?
College – where my only worries were training, playing volleyball, and studying. I would live that lifestyle over and over again!

Favorite naughty food?
Chips and salsa without question. I think I’d win a chips and salsa eating competition

What’s the biggest overall improvement you have made since joining?
I’ve noticed my muscle endurance has really improved to where I can make it through many circuit workouts without taking much of a break.

What was your favorite cartoon growing up?
Doug and Rugrats were the two I watched most

Famous person you’d most like to have a drink with, and what drink would you buy them?
Oprah. She has talked with so many interesting people in her life, is very wise, and would have a lot of stories to tell. I’d buy her an old-fashioned – a perfect drink for sitting back and reflecting on life (although she doesn’t strike me as a whiskey gal).

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
I am the middle child and as a kid there was a span of time where I wouldn’t smile normal for a picture – I’d cross my eyes. I remember my grandma getting frustrated and yelling “Smile pretty Amy!” So, I’d smile and then cross my eyes at the last second. The best part was back then my parents never realized I ruined the photo until they got the film developed.

Which public figure or celebrity would you like to put in a dunk tank?
Without hesitation, Donald Trump.

You have one song to listen to over and over on a desert island. What is it?
Something chill with a good beat like Your Soul by Hippie Sabotage.

What is your biggest goal for the rest of 2016?
In the gym, get 2 strict pull-ups and a sub 6 minute mile.

 

Kerry Helton

Kerry has been a member of the gym for a few years now, and his demeanor and attitude have remained remarkably consistent since he joined. He is always positive, always engaging and as a coach, always makes you feel like what you’re saying is being listened to and absorbed. Over the past few months, Kerry has noticeably been pushing himself harder and making a huge effort in his workouts. He pushes extremely hard on the rower, selects challenging kettlebells and is always looking to get stronger on the barbell.

All in all, Kerry is an outstanding member and we’re incredibly happy to have him.

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Get to Know Kerry

Age, where are you from?
28 – from Kernersville, NC (yea you’ve never heard of it)

What do you do for work?
I’m an independent sales rep at Pacific Group Sales & Marketing

What do you do for fun?
Physical activity, exploring new places, wannabe foodie, painting (like on a canvas), live music, travel, reminiscing with old friends

Describe how Performance360 has affected your daily life.
I always know that if the only thing I do today is a P360 workout, then the day has been a productive one.

Showing up to a class is, for all intents and purposes, accepting a challenge. Such is life. It’s simply a matter of time until you have some over-the-rower burpees thrown in your face. You can beat yourself up, say it’s too hard and quit OR you can strap your feet in, grab the chain, and show that fucking rower who’s boss! Your call.

Favorite and least favorite exercise?
Favorite: wait for it.. Kettlebell clean and jerks (curve ball)
Least Favorite: Over-the-rower burpees

What’s the most valuable bit of coaching you’ve received at P360?
The lessons learned from Master Robby. I never attended a class and didn’t learn something awesome. We miss you Robby! Straight up though, the coaching staff at this gym is world class. They’re all totally immersed in their training and it shows. Dropping knowledge bombs and kicking technique clinics is a class to class occurrence, and I always leave with more energy than I came in with. Props, Coaches!

What is your most proud achievement at P360 so far?
I have 2. An acceptable front rack with my mobility and a 415# deadlift. I had back problems I never thought would be fixed before I joined P360 and they are now gone.

What’s the hardest thing you’ve done physically at the gym?
Coach Caitlin’s Shred class. Think you’re strong? Think you’re mentally tough? You’ll find out there.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
Realize my ideas for new businesses and assign teams to run them. I’d also provide opportunities for other startups.

Embarrassing fact most people don’t know?
I can’t eat pies or cobblers. It’s a texture thing.

Hidden talent most people don’t know?
I’m a pretty talented artist. I used to be uncomfortable saying that but it’s the truth.

If you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be and why?
Salted caramel. It’s all about the balance.

If you could teleport to any point in the past, where would you go?
Late 1400’s. I’d kick it with da Vinci.

Favorite naughty food?
Dominoes pan pizza, beef & black olive. I get that with the dipped chocolate chip cookie and a Coke.

What’s the biggest overall improvement you have made since joining?
Olympic lifts. I’d never used a barbell without a rack before P360. Now I can proficiently take weight from the floor, to overhead, and back down with confidence.

What was your favorite cartoon growing up?
Batman

Famous person you’d most like to have a drink with, and what drink would you buy them?
Mark Cuban. Johnnie Walker blue label would probably be the one.

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
Me and Jon Mesic (another P360 who referred me to the gym) got busted steeling beers from one of his neighbors’ garage one day when we were out of school on account of snow. His neighbor tried telling us that he’d frozen a footprint he retrieved from the snow outside his house. We stuck to our guns and denied everything. I guess we kinda got away with it haha.

Which public figure or celebrity would you like to put in a dunk tank?
Donald Trump. Then I’m kicking his ass.

You have one song to listen to over and over on a desert island. What is it?
Andrea Bocelli – Time to say goodbye

What is your biggest goal for the rest of 2016?
Keep on crushing. It’s crazy to think about how amazing this year has been. 2015 ended poorly and I didn’t expect 2016 to start much differently. Life has had other plans. It’s important to keep fighting, even when all you want to do is lie down and quit. You must keep fighting, you must press on.

Thank you guys so much again, I’m truly honored. I’m lucky to have a gym and a community like P360 to call my home. You guys do so much for so many that you may not always get to see the true result of all of your efforts. I will tell you now that the impact P360 transcends fitness and reaches far beyond the streets PB. Thank you Dave, Pritz, and Coaches for all that you do.

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