Leanna has always been a terrific member since joining P360.   She is consistent, interacts with everyone, brightens up the class with her personality and works her butt off.  In Block 3, Leanna has been absolutely locked in and showing up with drive and purpose. Leanna put in work weekly, ended up hitting 5 reps at #175 for 4 sets. With her olympic weightlifting, she dialed in her technique, hitting a 3 rep at #125! Leanna didn’t stop there with her strength, she also kicked it into high gear on her conditioning knocking 2:30 off of her Ms. Silver time! Super impressive block, Leanna. Congratulations and excited for what the future holds.

How old are you, and where are you from?
I’m 24. Born and raised in small town Indiana. My husband, daughter (2) and I have lived in San Diego (Ocean Beach) almost 3yrs now.

What do you do for work?
I nanny full-time and bring my daughter along with me! Total blessing.

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
I like to hit up the beach, local brewery’s, attend Captivate Church every week, cooking, swap meet, hiking, napping!

How has P360 affected your life?
P360 has affected my life in many ways. I was a tri-sport athlete my entire life (volleyball, basketball and track) and in a way lost my competitive spirit and sport “family” after college. Becoming a member of P360 has helped me to regain those things in a lot of ways. The 6am morning class family is incredible! Not only that, but I have constant competition which I really enjoy because it helps me to push myself beyond what I feel like i’m capable of doing (Lori Talman). P360 has also showed me how important it is to focus on fundamentals vs numbers in weight. That was a hard one for me to learn initially, especially with barbell lifts and taught me to have patience and enjoy the process.

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
My favorite exercises are deadlift, back squat, and power cleans. I also really enjoy most descending rep schemes of different movements (10, 8, 6, 4 ect.) My least favorite exercises would be anything over head (my weakness) as well as pull-ups. Also, those 800m runs SUCK!

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
I  would say the hardest thing i’ve done physically at P360 was that benchmark where we had to do 50 reps of multiple movements with squats in between and then run an 800m at the end…. who comes up with that shit?!?! Also, the 5min row test was pretty excruciating and that biathlon.

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
I have a couple proud achievements at P360. I think one of my main ones, was doing a 4X5 of back squat at 175lbs.I haven’t hit weight like that since I was in high school. Another one was cleaning 125lbs at a 3 rep max and being terrified of the lift when we first started the block.

What is a hidden talent of yours?
A hidden talent of mine is I used to show horses when I was younger and competed on a state level in barrel racing and won 1st place. I also hunted white tail deer on my farm growing up and have a pretty great shot with a gun!

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
I think chipmunks are baby squirrels.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
I would love to be a stay at home mom. Even though I kind of already have that gig.

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
I would say my biggest improvement has been my conditioning. I’ve noticed in workouts that we have running/rowing involved with other movements and its higher intensity, i’m able to hang in there longer and not feel like I’m dying the entire time.

What’s your favorite song to sing out loud/karoke go-to?
Pour some sugar on me by Def Leppard…. other than that I typically have worship music blaring… unless i’m driving through San Diego traffic. Then its something upbeat.

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
I’ve had a lot of valuable coaching from multiple coaches. The main one that stands out and has helped me tremendously has been “filling the tank” and bracing during barbell lifts. That has been huge for me with back squat, front squat and deadlift. I’ve noticed an ability to add more weight to the bar just by filling the tank.

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

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
This is a tough one…. I can’t just pick one. Locally, I love Pizza Port. I also love Lolita’s carne asada fries and Haven Pizzeria in North Park.

What famous person (alive or not) would you  most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
Mr. Rogers and a cocktail at The Neighborhood 😉

What are your Top 3 movies of all time?
Tommy Boy, Back to the Future, Ocean’s (11,12,13) Bourne/Mission Impossible. Sorry, couldn’t pick just 3.

Do you sleep with the sheets tucked in or out?
Sheets out for sure…but loosely tucked under my feet. I feel like my toes are suffocating if they are tucked in tight to the mattress.

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
I was a sophomore in high school which makes this even worse… One time my dad, brothers and I went out to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings. Our food was taking obnoxiously long and my dad was making some inappropriate jokes about why it was taking so long and that they were probably back their choking the chicken. Well, our waitress eventually came over to let us know that our food would be ready any minute and sorry for the long wait. I proceeded to tell her, “Thank goodness, my dad said you guys were back there choking the chicken…” little did I know what that term actually meant. As our waitress’s face turned bright red and my dad and brothers busted out laughing… I was so embarrassed.

What’s your favorite naughty food?
Mac n cheese (gluten free noodles of course) and hot dogs

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
I would love to travel to the early 1900’s. Life seemed so simple then and I love hearing stories from my grandparents about what life use to be like for my great grandparents and great great grandparents and what things cost. It’s super fascinating to me.

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
I would have to say the community at P360 is my favorite as well as the no judgment zone. I’ve felt comfortable showing up to the gym from day one no matter what kind of shape I was in and what modifications I needed. I love showing up to the 6am class and having friends that cheer you on and are excited to see you as well as push you. You have true life-long friendships created through these short 1hr classes that I feel like you couldn’t get at any other gym. Through this community, it also creates this sense of accountability that makes you not want to miss a class because you almost feel like you’re missing out.

What is your biggest goal for 2019?
My biggest goal for 2019 would be to improve in my conditioning, as well as continue to increase my weights in barbell lifts like my back squat, deadlift and clean. I’d also like to hit some of the leader boards in the gym!

Porter became a member at P360 back in August.  When Porter started he was new to olympic movements, and had some mobility restrictions, but he was amped to become consistent with his fitness, and commit to the program.  What Porter has accomplished and where he is now with his fitness shows the dedication and hard work that he puts into every class he attends. As a member he is first and foremost a pleasure to have in class, he takes and applies coaching, he is humble, super friendly, and very engaging. Big leaps in overall movement pattern and mobility,  executing great reps at 135# for Clean & Jerks, hitting a box jump of 42″, his single leg/overall strength and balance has vastly improved, and he has posted great times/distances in our rowing benchmarks which shows strength endurance and conditioning.  We are super happy to honor and congratulate him as member of block #3.

How old are you, and where are you from?
I am 33 (for a few more days) and I am originally from the Philadelphia area.

What do you do for work?
I work as a software engineer

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
I mostly just hang out my dog, Doc. We like to go the beach or sometimes we change it up and go the park. I also play ice hockey, surf, and enjoy a good trivia night.

How has P360 affected your life?
It helped get me out of a rut where I had lost the motivation to go the gym on my own. I enjoy working out now which is not something I thought I would ever say.

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
My favorite is rowing and least favorite is definitely burpees.

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
Hard to pick one thing, but sticking with the theme, it was probably AP2 with the 10:1 burpees

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
It felt really good when I finally did a hang clean correctly. Also realizing I can do multiple pull ups in a row was exciting.

What is a hidden talent of yours?
I am pretty good at drawing

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
My fiancé likes to watch Project Runway, and I secretly really enjoy seeing all the different looks at the end

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
I would start an animal sanctuary

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
My overall cardio fitness level has improved drastically since I first started. I’ve noticed it in the gym with improved times, but I’ve really noticed it outside of the gym when playing sports, hiking, etc.

What’s your favorite song to sing out loud/karoke go-to?
Backstreet Boys, really anything but probably number one is Everybody

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
To breathe – it’s a small thing but I’ve found that paying attention to my breathing during workouts makes a huge difference

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

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
Now Sushi in Mission Beach

What famous person (alive or not) would you  most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
Jesus – I think it’d be interesting to talk with arguably the most influential person in human history. Maybe some wine?

What are your Top 3 movies of all time?
Star Wars, Forrest Gump, and All We Got. All We Need: 2017 Philadelphia Eagles Season

Do you sleep with the sheets tucked in or out?
Definitely out

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
When I was 3, I found out that I was going to have a little sister. I really wanted my parents to name her Tree House, and I could not understand why they didn’t take my suggestion. It’s still on the table if I have kids one day.

What’s your favorite naughty food?
The Bacon Egg & Cheese from Plant Power

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
Probably back to my childhood. Being a kid was fun and I could tell my parents to invest in Amazon

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
I love showing up and having a new workout every day and knowing that the workouts are structured to facilitate constant improvement. The atmosphere cultivated by the coaches is also incredibly supportive and I’ve felt comfortable since day one

What is your biggest goal for the rest of 2019?
To keep improving and challenging myself, especially on the Olympics lifts, and to get into the row club

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