We are very excited to announce a new Member of the Month award that we’re giving to one man and woman each month for exemplary commitment.  The criteria is based on a lot of factors.  What did you accomplish in the month?  Do you have a good attitude?  Do you complain?  Are you on time?  Are you willing to push yourself?  Level of fitness is not factored into the winner whatsoever, what we’re looking for are men and women who best embody what we feel is the P360 way regardless of what they may or may not accomplish physically.

And, last month’s winners are…

Corey Grad!

Most notable March accomplishments: 

  • 415# deadlift @ 165 lbs
  • 195# OH Squat
  • 295# Back Squat (since broken)
  • March Attendance: 22/26

 

Since joining the gym in October, Corey has done nothing but show up on time, work extremely hard, follow instructions, listen to feedback and follow every ounce of the program.

When Corey started at the gym, he could barely finish workouts and in March he became just the sixth man at Performance360 to deaflift over 400# at a body weight under 170 pounds.  He is one of just a handful of people in both fat loss and strength clubs as he has shed 20 pounds off of his frame in the process.

We are extremely proud of Corey’s development and while he still has many goals he wants to cross off of his list, with his current attitude and work ethic we have no doubt that he will reach them.

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Get to Know Corey
How Old Are You and Where Are You From?  
I’m 25 and from Mamaroneck, NY. 
 
From Where Did You Graduate?  
Villanova University in Pennsylvania
 
What Do You Do For Work?  
I do Factual Research for a Plaintiff Securities Litigation Firm in San Diego.
 
What’s Your Favorite and Least Favorite P360 Exercises?  
Overhead Squat are my favorite and push press is my least favorite.
 
What do you like most about P360?  
It’s a well thought out philosophy that makes logical sense, and is supported by expert coaches.
 
What would current P360 Corey say to pre P360 Corey?
“At least you still own at online poker.”
 
Most proud achievement in the gym?  
This honor!  Or my 415# deadlift or 42″ box jump.
 
What have you learned most since training here?   
Diet + Exercise = easy results but either without the other makes life miserable.
 
Embarrassing fact most people don’t know? 
It takes less than 1 minute of the Les Miserables theme to make me cry.
 
Hidden talent most people don’t know?  
I can play guitar well enough for a solid campfire sing along, especially if crowd is pro-Creedence Clearwater Revival.
 
Favorite cheat meal?  
Locally, it’s the Big n’ Dirty from Bareback Grill in PB but the Homerun Special from Garden Catering in Mamaroneck, NY is amazing.  It’s 1/2 lb. fried chicken nuggets, seasoned french fries, covered in ground beef chili, covered in white american cheese and ketchup. 
 
Celebrity you’d most like to photo bomb and why?  
Emma Watson, because that would mean that I would have found a way into the same room with her, which would be a huge.

Melissa Bishop!

Most notable March accomplishments: 

  • 260# deadlift @ ~120 lbs
  • 17:01 “Drunk” time w/ 20 KG kettlebells (1st place)
  • March Attendance: 22/26

 

Melissa started at Performance360 in February of 2012 exclusively in the Outdoor Challenges.  When she started, Melissa did not have much of a weightlifting background and was pretty mortified of what we did in those “hardcore indoor classes”.

Melissa rarely missed an Outdoor Challenge during her first few months and changed her body very noticeably.  She increased her athleticism and performance and once she began Daily Challenges her performance was really able to shine.  Over the past few months, Melissa has seen her strength and timed workouts go from average to outstanding, recently setting PRs in her deadlift, squat, jerk and kettlebell swings.

She still has not fully gotten over her here fear of dropping 260 pounds after she picks it up 🙂

She is living proof that you don’t need a background filled with athletic achievements or a hardcore attitude to reach an elite level of accomplishment for women, as well as proof what heavy lifting can do for women’s fat loss.

Pictured with boyfriend and fellow P360 member, Chris Rye.

Pictured with boyfriend and fellow P360 member, Chris Rye.

Get to Know Melissa
How Old Are You and Where Are You From?  
26 and from Bristol, Connecticut.
 
From Where Did You Graduate?  
UCONN.  Go Huskies!
 
What Do You Do For Work?  
I work in compliance for Bridgepoint Education.
 
What’s Your Favorite and Least Favorite P360 Exercises?  
Favorite is definitely the deadlift and my least favorite is usually chevrons but lately it’s pull-ups.
 
What do you like most about P360?  
Other than the obvious things like the amazing location on the water, the gym community, and the social events, most of all…honestly… being done with a work out in under a half hour.
 
What would current P360 Melissa say to pre-P360 Melissa?
“I can’t believe you used to think 30 minutes on an elliptical (while reading US Weekly) was a good workout.”
 
Most proud achievement in the gym?  
Push pressing 105#…even though it was an accident.
 
What have you learned most since training here?   
There are no limits other than the ones you self impose.
 
Embarrassing fact most people don’t know? 
I burned off all the hair on my arms and part of my eye brows trying to light a grill. Twice.
 
Hidden talent most people don’t know?  
I’m an excellent free throw shooter.
 
Favorite cheat meal?  
Fro yo.
 
Celebrity you’d most like to photo bomb and why?  
Angelina Jolie so I can legbomb her.  Google it.
Congratulations to Corey and Melissa!  We’re excited to see who steps forward in April.
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