MON: OB June Members of the Month

Please join us in congratulating the following members of the month for June.

Laura Palleson

Laura came to P360 eager to learn and commit to making progress. She is a regular early bird at 6am, but easily jumps in with the afternoon crowd always smiling, willing to share and partner with anyone. Laura has put in some serious work in a short time. She focused on completing Phase 1 program, learning and dialing in technique, transitioned into the next level all the while asking questions and seeking coaching to directly apply it. She is truly a joy to have in class, and we are excited to honor her hard work. Congrats Laura, can’t wait to see you crush your goals for 2018!

How old are you, and where are you from?
31, from Minnesota

What do you do for work?
I’m a Chiropractor and I own The Balanced Bear in OB (
thebalancedbear.com). It’s a funky, laid-back office where I do cupping, muscle work, gua sha/IASTM, taping, and manual adjusting for people of all ages/issues. I love evidence-based practice and am willing to adapt to what research tells us about the body, but am in love with the magic healing of innate intelligence. Down the road I have aspirations of teaching, research, and working in collaborative settings… I have my dream job now, but I still can’t decide what I want to be when I grow up.

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
Run slowly, float in the ocean with a beer, hug trees, embarrass myself in foreign countries.

How has P360 affected your life?
I’m an OB 6 am regular and now I have SO MUCH ENERGY. I’m thinking about getting a hobby or dog or baby to fill my extra time. I’ve never been a morning person, and now I’m up early even without coffee and I’m actually really starting to love it. Also, maybe TMI, but strength training has been helpful for bloating/digestion/etc.

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
Favorite: running alone and any movement that involves jumping! Least favorite: running with people and the goddamned ab roll outs.

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
NOT puking after using the bikes. Y’all; I have so far to go.

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
Finally showing up. I’ve taught exercise physiology in the past and will go through basic exercises with patients in my office; so I felt ashamed that I SHOULD know this stuff. But I totally don’t and the coaches and other members have never made me feel bad about it. I never feel embarrassed asking for help and only regret not starting earlier.

What is a hidden talent of yours?
I know which water fountains to use and which to avoid in all of OB/MB/PB/Crown Point. I’m a bit of a water-fountain enthusiast.

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
I’ve never eaten a peach. I like the flavor and eat them when other people cut them up, but I’ve never purchased or bitten into one. I think it’s the fuzz. And now I feel like it’s too late in life to start.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
To properly diagnose and treat fibromyalgia/central sensitization and similar conditions. Also maybe be a therapy human (FOR dogs).

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
Trying new lifting motions that have always intimidated me. Like not (always) looking like an idiot with a barbell since I hadn’t touched one since high school.

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
Don’t treat the running like a break (Dave via blog) and I owe the fact that I haven’t had a major injury yet to Lenny making LOTS of small corrections: what I
think I’m doing and what I’m actually doing are so SO different (this also applies to my dancing).

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
Raglan and the Joint are my favorites in the OB bubble. When I brave outside of 1502, my favorite spot is Cantina Mayahuel… holy lord above do I love Mexican food and mezcal.

What famous person (alive or not) would you most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
I feel obligated to say Hitler + cyanide since this includes dead people.

If you had one movie on a deserted island what would it be?
I don’t re-watch movies, so I’d take all seasons of It’s Always Sunny. Even off a deserted island I sometimes try new shows and it just doesn’t do it for me. I’d rather watch something I know is good.

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
My teachers figured out that I needed glasses because I would squint and tug at the lateral part of my eyes to see the board. I spent my first 5 years in Taiwan and thought that Asians could see better since they had squinty eyes; so when we moved to the States I thought I was the only white person who knew this secret way of improving vision.

What’s your favorite naughty food?
Beer and burgers, baby! Of the two, beer gets me naughtier. Wait, what’s the question exactly?

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
I’d love to be in the US in the 70’s and see the Talking Heads, P-Funk, CCR, and best of all: hear the original members of The Meters play their self-titled album. I’m not even a music aficionado, that decade just speaks to me.YOU GUYS, there’d be no worldwide web!

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
So many things: feeling powerful, preventing cardiovascular disease, and meeting rad people. What hooked me was the variation and new challenges: for years I ran by gyms and scoffed at the idiots for paying for a gym membership when it was so beautiful outside. Then I kept getting fatter, older, and weaker and realized I was the idiot.

What is your biggest goal moving into 2018?
1. To give more people with chronic pain hope; 2. To win the OB Christmas parade; 3. 5 unassisted pull ups.

Nick Lamanti

 


Nick
is an afternoon regular in OB, consistent and committed. It’s been obvious since day 1 that Nick was here on purpose, and we continue to see daily progress without any signs of slowing down. Since joining P360, Nick has seen some pretty awesome results simply by paying attention, applying coaching, and working extremely hard. We are super stoked for Nick’s quick progress, and looking forward to all he continues to accomplish. Congrats Nick!

How old are you, and where are you from?
I’m 27 years old.  Originally from Pittsburgh, raised in Virginia and moved to SD just about 2 years ago.

What do you do for work?
I am a Systems Engineer (IT) for a teleradiology firm headquartered here in San Diego.

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
4×4 all the Jeeps.  Camp, explore, get outside, hit a baseball game.  Growing up in an entirely different environment; I often find myself simply soaking in all that this place has to offer from the beach, to the mountains and desert.

How has P360 affected your life?
I’ve met some pretty rad folk, for sure.  All of you reading this, you’re awesome. I’m quickly getting into the best shape I’ve been in over the last few years of my life.  The gym and community has quickly become the best and often most productive hour of my day.

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
I have a love hate relationship with the erg, that thing kicks my ass.  Running is definitely my least favorite thing to do but I trust that it’s beneficial to my well being.

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
1200m row two weeks into my membership.  I could probably walk my original time but Jesus Christ that was horrific. I think it was my second time ever on that machine.

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
Being in a position to write this up feels pretty good, thanks Lendawg!

What is a hidden talent of yours?
Getting in and out of Costco in under 30 minutes.  

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
I am terrified of bugs.  Every last one of them. Of all shapes and sizes.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
I would be eternally satisfied if I could make a life of just cruising around and exploring different places with nowhere specific to be.

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
Conditioning.  It’s never been something I’ve really focused on so having it programmed so well into our workouts is super convenient.

What’s your favorite song to sing out loud/karoke go-to?
John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
“LOAD & EXPLODE” – Chris Healy

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

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
Huge fan of The Joint here in OB.

What famous person (alive or not) would you  most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
Broadway Joe Namath and I don’t think he’d take anything other than a glass of whiskey.

What are your Top 3 movies of all time?
I’m way too indecisive for this question.  I really enjoy any old Sandler, Jim Carrey and Chris Farley classics.

Do you sleep with the sheets tucked in or out?
Never tucked in, ever.  

What’s your favorite naughty food?
Damn, that’s tough.  Ben & Jerry’s, Funyuns, waffles, etc.  Literally endless, there is no number one.

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
90s all over again but at my current age, miss that shit.

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
Literally everybody shows up and kicks ass with a smile on their face daily and our coaches are an absolute wealth of knowledge.

What is your biggest goal moving into 2018?
Keep progressing all around.  Get shredded. Start taking classes at PB & CP.  Get to know you all a little better. Be an all around better resource for Lenny in GOT Trivia.

-Lenny


Monday, 7.9.18

First, for Structure.
80m Sandbag Carry
High Plank Rope Pull Through
4 Rds in 20’  

Then, For Conditioning AFAP
10:1
RKBS (62#/44#)
100m Run

Finish
75 Hollow Rocks BUAN

Advanced: “Mr. Green”

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