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.

First, some individual shouts from our staff.

Andy Mauser: “Continuous improvement and effort to get better”. – Coach Pritz

Darryl Hillis: “Keeps pushing himself to hit new levels of strength and build muscle” – Coach Julianne

Emily Mohammed:
“She has been steadily pushing herself and finally starting to realize her strength. – Coach Brenna

Mollyrose Corr:
“Daily Challenge, Muscle, Shred. Hits them all. Consistent, and pushes herself. – Coach Lenny

Kate Mills:
“New member, commits to the 6 am classes and always asks questions and responds great to coaching”. – Coach Dusty

Mindy Mondoux:
“Attacking everything right now with confidence. And those hops”. – Coach Chris

Noah Cosby:
“For starting the Tier 4 extra credit in the 4:30 class”. – Coach Matt

Kari Loken-Kim:
“Shows up with a smile, ready to learn and improve. Watch out for this girl”. – Coach Viv

Rich Michal: “
Hit a 55″ box jump and consistently pushes himself every class”. – Coach Kyle

Erik
Stephenson:“Turned a corner and has big time focus on his goals, asks questions to make sure he’s getting most out of it he can”. – Coach Dave


Bill Byrne:
“For his commitment and consistency in improving technique”. – Coach Will

TANNER JOHNSON

Tanner had a massive month of effort. He overtook the men’s all-time record in the 800m run with a time of 2:21. In addition, he hit a box jump PR of 51″, good enough for LEVEL 2 Flight Club, as well as PR’d in the 5 Minute Row. Tanner is always working extremely hard with a smile on his face and a positive attitude. A very deserving winner for male Member of the Month.

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Get to Know Tanner

Age, where are you from?
25 from Pasadena, CA.

What do you do for work?
I am a Strategy and Operations Consultant for Deloitte.

What do you do for fun?
Any and all outdoor activities—surfing, skiing, hiking, camping, sailing, you name it. And your classic PB tomfoolery.

Describe how Performance360 has affected your daily life.
Man, in lots of ways. Beyond whooping me into the best shape of my life, it has really become my daily practice for staying accountable, working towards goals, and mentally pushing through challenges. Thanks to the awesome coaches, community, and programming at P360, my hour at the gym is one of the things I look forward to most in the day. I always know that I will leave in a better place than when I came in.

I also live with Joe White and James Cross (two other P360 guys), so it provides a healthy dose of competition in our house every day.

Favorite and least favorite exercise?
Favorites: DB snatches, row sprints, and, as of this month, hang cleans
Least Favorites: American sit-ups, weighted jumping jacks, and that terrible toe/foot stretch torture in Wednesday night yoga.

What’s the most valuable bit of coaching you’ve received at P360?
That proper form dictates your success in the gym. Every coach has given me individual pointers and movement fixes that have been incredibly helpful, but at the end of the day, they all boil down to ensuring proper technique and range of motion over anything else. Coming in as someone who didn’t have any experience with Olympic lifts or many of the other movements we do here, this has been invaluable in helping me progress.

What is your most proud achievement at P360 so far?
Besides receiving this nomination (pretty dang humbling to constantly be surrounded by the sheer level of talent and athletic ability in this gym), clenching that 2:21 on the 800m run felt good.

What’s the hardest thing you’ve done physically at the gym?
The damn 5 minute max row for distance finisher. Every time.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
Ski patrol during the winter and sailing people around the world for the rest of the year.

Embarrassing fact most people don’t know?
I’m a sucker for a good rom-dram.

Hidden talent most people don’t know?
My guac gives Chipotle a run for its money.

If you could teleport to any point in the past, where would you go?
Late 60s/early 70s. Feel like Woodstock would have been a trip.

Favorite naughty food?
Chicken tenders (or really any form of fried chicken) and all of the dipping sauces.

What’s the biggest overall improvement you have made since joining?
Most noticeably, my overall strength and land-based athleticism have significantly improved. Growing up playing water polo and swimming, I always felt like a bit of a fish out of water working out on land. Because of P360, I’ve seen drastic improvements in my lifting/running/jumping abilities, increased endurance, and a new confidence to try new movements.

What was your favorite cartoon growing up?
Recess. T.J. Detweiler had some serious schoolyard swag.

Famous person you’d most like to have a drink with, and what drink would you buy them?
Vin Scully, scotch on the rocks.

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
I’m allergic to milk, so growing up, I was always super envious of kids that got string cheese in their lunch. One day, I discovered that the pull-n-peel Twizzlers satisfied my string cheese envy, so I used to eat them as a direct replacement for other kids’ cheese. Don’t ask me why string cheese, I think something about the combo of peeling it and then dangling it over your mouth to eat it seemed fun…but go figure why I was a slightly heftier version of myself back then.

Which public figure or celebrity would you like to put in a dunk tank?
The whole Kardashian clan. No way they come out looking the same.

You have one movie to take with you on a deserted island. What is it?
The Shawshank Redemption

What is your biggest goal for the rest of 2016?
Really focusing on getting stronger and more proficient with all of the Olympic lifts–mastering form and continuing to move up in weight. Getting into a Barbell club would be pretty sweet too.

MEGAN VELOZA

Megan had an absolutely HU-YUUUUGE month for herself. She PR’d her “King of the Hill” by 17 seconds, good enough for 2nd all time. She got into LEVEL 1 Prison Yard with her first three pull-ups ever. She landed on a 36″ plyo box, good enough for LEVEL 1 Flight Club, and she PR’d her hang clean and five rep back squat. On top of that, Megan just flat out rocks and is a favorite of the coaching staff for her consistency and positive attitude.

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Get to Know Megan

Age, where are you from?
31, and from outside of Boston, MA (where “R’s” are optional)

What do you do for work?
Currently a server at Herringbone in La Jolla until I figure out what I want to be when I grow up

What do you do for fun?

I enjoy reading, cooking, outdoor activities, traveling…

Describe how Performance360 has affected your daily life.

P360 has taken “working out” to such a new level for me and I love feeling strong and seeing positive changes in my body. I like that the workouts can be catered to each member’s goals (to an extent) and I like seeing so many women of all levels working out. Even if I’m not always stoked about a workout (cough 5 min row cough) I push myself to go and always feel better when I leave.

Favorite and least favorite exercise?

Favorite: hang cleans
Least favorite: KB swings (RIP smooth palms)

What’s the most valuable bit of coaching you’ve received at P360?

There’s been a lot, but breathing is up there. It really does help!

What is your most proud achievement at P360 so far?

Everything from the last week in October. I hit two Level One clubs, and PR’d in 3 movements. Really surprised myself that week.

What’s the hardest thing you’ve done physically at the gym?

My first class. I don’t remember what we did, but I know I couldn’t lift my water bottle to my mouth at the end I was so dead. That’s also what made me want to join.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?

Traveling the world and getting paid to write about my experiences

Embarrassing fact most people don’t know?

I got into a “bike(cycle) collision” a few years ago that left me with a tear in my shoulder. I’m still pretty limited with mobility and what I can do, so any exercise that uses shoulders is challenging for me.

Hidden talent most people don’t know?

For lack of any real hidden talents, I played soccer since I was 5 and I’m a pretty decent juggler

If you could teleport to any point in the past, where would you go?

I have no idea. Maybe France, way back when the Phantom of the Opera was around?

Favorite naughty food?

Baked goods, ice cream…and pumpkin beer.

What’s the biggest overall improvement you have made since joining?

Putting any kind of weight on the bar. For the looongest time an unloaded barbell was such a struggle for me and I used to be embarrassed about my 2.5 or 5# weights.

What was your favorite cartoon growing up?

Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. Not a cartoon, but I did go through a stage where I loved this show and Native Americans and had a dream catcher and wanted a husky. Wait- maybe that should’ve gone under ’embarrassing fact’.

Famous person you’d most like to have a drink with, and what drink would you buy them?
Emma Stone…if you saw her LipSync Battle you’d agree with me. She strikes me as a tequila cocktail kind-of gal, but something more sophisticated than just a margarita.

What’s a funny story from your childhood?

My twin sister and I were set to get out ears pierced as kids and she went first. I cried thinking they hurt her and chickened out when it came to my turn. At home, she assured me it didn’t hurt, so my Mom took me back the next day and I didn’t cry.

Which public figure or celebrity would you like to put in a dunk tank?

Bill Cosby. I loved him as Dr. Huxtable in The Cosby Show but then he had to go and ruin it.

You have one movie to take with you on a desert island. What is it?

Miss Congeniality.

What is your biggest goal for the rest of 2016?

200# deadlift. November, I’m coming for you!

A huge congratulations to Tanner and Megan. Make sure to give them a pat on the back next time you see them in the gym.

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