MAY 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.

Adam Whitcomb

Adam’s been a member of Performance360 for over a year and a half now and is always one of the quietest, hardest workers. Among the highest performers on any timed challenges, Adam is always going beyond what most are willing to produce and clearly insists on his maximum potential whenever it’s called for.  Most recently, Adam ran a 5:19, good enough for Level 4 and the 8th fastest male time in gym history.

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Get to Know Adam

Age, where are you from?
24, Littleton Massachusetts

What do you do for work?
I’m a kayak tour guide in La Jolla, land of the tourists and millionaires.

What do you do for fun?
Literally anything active (unless I’m eating).

Describe how Performance360 has affected your daily life.
In every way, from giving me more energy at work to staying consistent with living a healthy lifestyle.

Favorite and least favorite exercise?
Favorite has to be any Olympic movement. God gifted me with chicken legs so *#%$ squats.

What’s the most valuable bit of coaching you’ve received at P360?
No matter how long or advanced you may be there’s always room to learn more.

What is your most proud achievement at P360 so far?
Proving to myself this lifestyle is maintainable through life’s distractions. Especially burritos.

What’s the hardest thing you’ve done physically at the gym?
Speed and agility workouts. I’ve always thought ladders were just for climbing.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
I would be a jacuzzi tester–that is, get paid to try out new hot tubs.

Embarrassing fact most people don’t know?
I pee my pants daily…( wetsuit).

Hidden talent most people don’t know?
My homemade meatloaf is fire.

If you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be and why?
Fish food, because it’s too difficult to buy fluff in California.

If you could teleport to any point in the past, where would you go?
Freshman year of high school (my peak in life).

Favorite naughty food?
Scantily clad tacos (with just a touch of hot sauce)

What’s the biggest overall improvement you have made since joining?
Work capacity has improved.

What was your favorite cartoon growing up?
Rocket power (wiggity-wiggity)

Famous person you’d most like to have a drink with, and what drink would you buy them?
Trump. Seems like Smirnoff ice kinda guy.

Which public figure or celebrity would you like to put in a dunk tank?
Also Donald Trump, after our drink.

You have one song to listen to over and over on a desert island. What is it?
“Some Beach Somewhere” by Kenny Chesney.

What is your biggest goal for the rest of 2016?
Staying consistent and adding weight to some of my main lifts

Erica Fricke

Erica has been working hard multiple months in a row continuously and has three times been a runner up. She puts forth high energy at 6am on a regular basis and has been very well rounded in all of her accomplishments. She PRd her back squat (190#), deadlift (285#), pull-ups (3) and hit Level 3 Barbell Club and Level 1 Prison Yard Club. She is always asking questions and never complaining, and has made a big effort in dialing in her nutrition to further her results.

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Get to Know Erica

Age, where are you from?
26, San Diego born and raised.

What do you do for work?
I’m a telecom analyst at Qualcomm; I manage all of the internet circuits/ connectivity between our domestic and global offices.

What do you do for fun?
Eating is fun, very fun, very very fun. Other than that, the gym is another biggie for me as is exploring new places, shopping, and being with friends.

Describe how Performance360 has affected your daily life.
From my very first day, the people in this community have impacted me more than anything. By pushing each other in the gym to get that last rep or increase weight and keeping me accountable for what I’m doing. Shout-out to the programming too; every day is different and it keep me improving on all aspects of fitness.

Favorite and least favorite exercise?
Favorite? Deadlifts- for sure. Pull-ups are becoming one of my favorites lately too. Both just make me feel badass when doing them. Least Favorite- Bench Press; no thank you.

What’s the most valuable bit of coaching you’ve received at P360?
Oh man, honestly I walk out of the gym with a new knowledge fact each day. The one which I still can’t believe is the ring finger trick from Coach Chris. Focus on using your ring fingers vs. index fingers in pull-ups. That little trick gave me my first pull-ups.

What is your most proud achievement at P360 so far?
285# Deadlift and my 3 pull ups (Ring fingers! Use them!)

What’s the hardest thing you’ve done physically at the gym?
Shred. Those who have experienced it will also understand.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
I’d want to be a professional traveler. Is that a profession? If not, I’d make it one. Traveling the world and getting to see new places, customs, people, (and food!) would be an amazing life-opening experience.

Embarrassing fact most people don’t know?
I don’t know if this is considered embarrassing or weird, but I’ve never seen snow (other than in pictures and in movies). All of the times I’ve been to the mountains, there was no snow. Thanks California drought.

Hidden talent most people don’t know?
I can eat my weight in dessert. Nothing is too sweet for me, no cake is too big, no chocolate is too rich.

If you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be and why?
Cake batter fro-yo with as much brownie bits, cookie dough, peanut butter cups, fudge and caramel sauce that you could fit in that bowl. A little something of everything delicious. Why? Because that’s what I really want for lunch right now, and I’m completely random at points in time.

If you could teleport to any point in the past, where would you go?
Back to being a kid when nap times were a required part of the day. I miss that.

Favorite naughty food?
Cinnamon Rolls with extra cream cheese frosting. California burritos. Cookie Dough. NACHOS!

What’s the biggest overall improvement you have made since joining?
Physically- my body composition has changed and I couldn’t be happier. Mentally- to make that next big PR, you have to BELIEVE you can do it. You need to visualize yourself being successful before you even step up to that bar. As cheesy as it sounds, I’ve been able to take that mindset to other areas of my life and accomplish challenges that I never before though I could get past.

What was your favorite cartoon growing up?
Spongebob and Tom and Jerry.

Famous person you’d most like to have a drink with, and what drink would you buy them?
A toss-up between Kristen Bell and Jennifer Lawrence, both are (or at least seem to be) incredibly real and would be plenty happy with a beer and order of nachos.

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
I was about 5yo, sitting in an arm-less chair, and playing Sonic the Hedgehog on my handheld Sega device. To get to the final level of the stage, Sonic needed to make a big jump to the left over some fire and pointy spikes. I start nudging and flinging my arms and the device to the left trying to get him over the jump and BOOM! I fall off the chair and break my collar bone. I mean, who else can say they broke a bone playing video games?

Which public figure or celebrity would you like to put in a dunk tank?
Could it be Donald Trump with Justin Bieber sitting in his lap? Please? 2 for 1!

You have one song to listen to over and over on a desert island. What is it?
Oof. I don’t know song names, but probably something chill and easy-going with no lyrics that will get stuck in my head.

What is your biggest goal for the rest of 2016?
Next goals to check off my list are 300# deadlift, 200# squat and 5 pullups. Once I get past that- then I’ll figure out the next goal. Baby steps 🙂

A very big congratulations to two of our hardest workers at the gym. Make sure to give them a pat on the back next time you see them around Performance360.

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