OB Members of the Month: Block 8

Owen Quane

There isn’t a harder worker inside the gym than Owen.  From day 1, he hasn’t half assed a single second of any workout and it has shown in his physique and performance.  Every block since Owen has joined, he has made drastic improvements to technique, performance and mobility.  Owen is a true athlete, combining a great mix of overall strength, explosive speed, and sustained endurance.  It’s no wonder he is a soccer player.  Owen isn’t the most boisterous member, quite the opposite matter of fact.  But he is a super addition to our community, down to earth, and a genuinely a great person.  Congrats Owen.

How old are you, and where are you from?
30, from Boston, MA

What do you do for work?
I am a Project Coordinator for a printing company in Poway.

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
My favorite thing to do is go to the movies. I also like going to stand up comedy shows, going out to eat, beer, anything with my dog.

How has P360 affected your life?
It has made me healthier, more organized, and motivated.

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
Favorite is probably hell trots, least favorite would be thrusters.

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
Ran a 5.23 mile, that took a lot out of me.

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
Getting over the 350 LB benchmark with deadlift.

What is a hidden talent of yours?
cant think of anything too crazy, but I can do a few tricks with a soccer ball.

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
There are plenty I can’t share here.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
I would probably coach soccer

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
Flexibility has been my biggest improvement. I broke my arm a few years ago and have metal plates in there so any movement that requires bending of the wrists was a struggle at first, especially front squat, hang cleans, etc. But now, I can do all those movements with little to no pain.

What’s your favorite song to sing out loud/karoke go-to?
Juicy by Notorious BIG

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
Nothing in particular but all the coaches are great.

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

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

What famous person (alive or not) would you  most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
Quentin Tarantino, I’d let him pick the drink.

What are your Top 3 movies of all time?
The Departed, Drive, American Psycho

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

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
I grew up in Boston and once told my mom a guy at a restaurant was David Ortiz so she went over and asked for a picture and an autograph. The guy gave her the autograph but was not David Ortiz.

What’s your favorite naughty food?
cereal

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
Boston in the 80’s

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
The variety of workouts, the coaching, and seeing other people improve motivates me too as well

What is your biggest goal for 2020?
I want to squat over 300 and deadlift over 400

Kara Welker

If you have taken a class with Kara you have been effected by her fun, spunky, and contagious energy.  What you might not know is that Kara came to the gym with a some serious limitations, having dealt with lower back injuries.  As much as she wanted to push herself to the limit on weight and go as fast as possible.  Kara knew that would not benefit her body and life.  So, she worked through different stages of progressions to make sure her body was always getting stronger at the right pace, with the correct movements.  It is great to see her getting back to heavy weight on her lifts and moving fast.  Keep in rolling Kara.  Congrats.

How old are you, and where are you from?
31, Fulton Missouri

What do you do for work?
Barista

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
Surf, play music, travel, explore Cali and Mexico

How has P360 affected your life?
Less pain, improved surfing, running, lost weight, more confidence, deeper roots in the OB community.

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
Renegade rows and Assault bike

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
Carried the 22k kettlebells 500m

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
After not running more than 2 miles since 2015 due to an injury I spontaneously ran a 10k in under an hour a month ago

What is a hidden talent that most people don’t know about?
I can sew my own clothes…

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
I’d own a surf homestay and cafe

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
everything honestly: I couldn’t even do a body weight squat without pain when I first joined and now I can do all almost all the movements. My back used to ache Every day so much and now it’s only on occasion that it hurts

What’s your favorite song to sing out loud/karoke go-to?
Don’t stop believing

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
Don’t stop moving. You can go slow but keep going

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

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
I like to try new things so I don’t know

What famous person (alive or not) would you  most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Probably tea cause I don’t think he drinks.

What are your Top 3 movies of all time?
Not really a movie fan

Do you sleep with the sheets tucked in or out?
Out for sure – can’t feel all controlled like that

What’s your favorite naughty food?
Ummmm, I don’t really have naughty foods lol. I guess speculous butter.

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
The coaches remembering my limitations and being proactive to give me options and tell me when they don’t think a movement is beneficial. And the amazing community of people who go and push me during my workouts. I genuinely love working out because of that.

What is your biggest goal for 2020?
Quit my day job, Get my adventure tour business off it’s feet and do a press handstand.

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