PB Members of BLOCK 5

Coach’s Shout Outs

Coach Abby:
Ryan Evans: Newer member and super eager to learn! He jumped right into making himself part of the P360 community going to a variety of classes and interacting with new and veteran members! He’s constantly seeking coaches tips and has been pushing himself with some advanced side of the board RX weights in time challenges.

Coach Lenny:
Rob Matarazzo: Long time member, never over reaching, moves elegantly, encouraging others, and takes pretty pictures.

Coach Nick:
Wes Carlin: All around an awesome human being. He’s always motivated and busts his ass every time he enters the gym. Moves really well, but takes coaching in stride when something needs tweaking. Always a pleasure to see his name on the roster.

Coach Ashley:
Derek Holl: Super easy to coach. Puts in work during Open gym times. Friendly and very pleasant to be around. Also, it’s been real cool to see him establish some PR’s lately and realize his own strength!

Coach JR:
Kelly Denimarck: She’s a pleasure to coach and she implements feedback immediately. She is always willing to share a bar and make anybody feel at home. Kelly is a routinely hard worker but has challenged herself recently with heavier weights and seen great results.

Coach MJ
Jose Estrada: Newer member who has been working really hard on the foundation of his movement patterns (very important!). He implements coaching cues immediately, and his eagerness to improve, move well, and get stronger make him a joy to coach!

Coach Jenn
Vitalii Kalinin: Newer member who has quickly become a staple of 6am OB. He is a bit quiet, but also asks questions, is very friendly, and focuses on mastering movement before adding weight.

Coach Dan
Kelly Kehm: She’s set new PRs and hit most of the leaderboards when the opportunity is presented. And if she doesn’t she’s trying her damnedst. Kel is one of the strongest and most humble members we have. And uh she’s still coming back from having a baby (who’s with her every class) and finishing law school

Coach Ryan
Andrew Katseanus: Always works hard. Has made obvious strides in his weight loss/muscle gains over the past 6months. Consistently challenges himself with heavier weights. So quiet, I’m not really sure what his voice sounds like, but he gives a great high five and looks like someone I want to hug.

Coach Brenna
Cameron Chan: He has been so humble working on his weaknesses only to find HUGE improvements this block. Super motivated and always taking advice. I see some big things ahead for him.

Coach Kyle
Monica Dickerson: She had a great 6 week block working on her cleans. Made a few adjustments and Increased her PR 10#.

Coach Jules
Jim McNamara did an amazing job being consistent and listening to coaches and put a ton of effort into increasing his strength. Got PRs, is super grateful, pushed his buds, all around fantastic energy.

Coach Adam
Lauren Crane: She’s been silent and consistent coming back from a major knee injury. Always comes to class prepared knowing what she can and can’t do, but very receptive to coaching. When the block it was like learning to ride a bike all over again; now at the end, her power cleans look picture perfect and she’s slowly adding weight again.

Coach Mark
Wade Mondoux: He’s down ~20lbs since he got back from vacation. Definitely been stepping up his game in tier 2. He’s developing a well rounded view on fitness and not just concerned with heavy lifting.

And onto the male and female winners!

Lindsay Fluty

Lindsay has been working extraordinary hard of late, she’s incredibly consistent in her attendance and her effort, she’s asking questions and she’s shown an eagerness to learn and get better that’s really been standing out to our staff of late. She capped this off with entry into LEVEL 1 BARBELL CLUB this past month for good measure.

Where are you from and what do you do for work?
I am from Palm Springs, CA and I am Manager of Leadership and Organizational Development – no one ever knows what that means…think “The Bobs” from Office Space. I teach managers how to be leaders, provide executive and leadership coaching, deliver change management solutions, and facilitate development programs and team building around personality, emotional intelligence, communication, and conflict styles.

What gym movements do you love doing and why?
I love doing anything that fully engages my core (shout out to kettlebell Kyle). Strong core, strong back – to reduce back pain.

What were you most skeptical about prior to joining and how do you feel about that now?
I was most skeptical about the “community” feel that everyone talked about. I assumed that P360 was a gym, just like any other, using the community feel as a marketing tactic. I now know that it is no tactic – the coaches and gym members truly do make coming to class a positive and engaging experience. It really is a community.

If you were an X-Men, what would your super power be?
Telepathy – to be able to read and control the minds of others would be useful.

What is an embarrassing story about yourself?
I once tried to help my friend get over a break-up by making her ex jealous – I found a random guy to come chat her up in a bar when her ex showed up. That guy ended up being her ex’s bestie. My bad!!! In the end, they ended up getting back together and are now married with children. So, it all worked out.

If you could have been a member of any band/group in time, which band and what instrument?
The Pixies – maybe a guitarist/vocalist?

What is your worst nightmare?
Besides the clown Pennywise from IT (creepy), it would be living with regret. Do something that scares you – it helps you grow.

What is your most valuable bit of coaching advice you’ve received here?
Envision yourself hitting your PR, not failing. This came from Julianne 2 weeks ago.

What’s a hidden talent that you have?
I can read body language and micro-expressions pretty well (and teach it too).

What is your most proud achievement at P360 so far?
Reaching Level 1 Barbell Club.

What’s your #1 gym hype song?
Anything form Rise Against.

What would you see if you could time travel anywhere?
If Shakespeare really did write all of the literature that people give him credit for in the 1500’s, watch Salvador Dali at work painting in the early 1900’s, and to the 1960’s to protest with civil rights leaders.

What’s your favorite local cheat meal?
Sushi Ota – not really much of a cheat.

What goals do you have for the rest of 2019?
Master a strict pull-up, and improve my push-up’s and hang cleans.

Cobi Hopkins

Cobi is a professional coach outside of this gym. We have a lot of them and it usually goes one of two ways. The coach is a know it all or they are super coachable. Cobi is the latter. He has no ego at at all and despite being highly capable, is always willing to dial it back when he needs to. He loves to learn from all of the coaches and he’s been hitting some big numbers and achievements.

Member of the BLOCK, Cobi Hopkins

Where are you from and what do you do for work?
I grew up in Riverside and came down to SD for school. Now, I manage a company called Stretch U and Coach at a gym in North Park called KOR.

What gym movements do you love doing and why?
I love cleans. They make me feel like a bad ass and nothing in the gym has made me feel more athletic than Olympic lifting.

What were you most skeptical about prior to joining and how do you feel about that now?
I honestly spent a good amount of time researching P360’s website, checking out the articles, browsing through the programming and clubs so I was honestly pretty sold before my first day in the gym.

If you were an X-Men, what would your super power be?
Hmmmm, well I’d like to think I have a pretty high social intelligence since I’m able to connect with people and make a good impression pretty easily… so maybe mind-reader?

What is an embarrassing story about yourself?
My first time trying a “brownie” on 4/20 I got up to pour myself a glass of water and passed out unconscious.

If you could have been a member of any band/group in time, which band and what instrument?
Queen. Drums.

What is your worst nightmare?

Ummm well the favorite part of my day is working out so my worst nightmare would be to become paralyzed and unable to workout!

What is your most valuable bit of coaching advice you’ve received here?
I’ve definitely had a few paradigms shifted but I think the most value I have received has been observing the simplicity with which P360 structures group class workouts and delivers comprehensible performance tips.

What’s a hidden talent that you have?
I’m really good at backyard games (washers, spikeball, kan jam, you name it).

What is your most proud achievement at P360 so far?
Well considering I walked into P360 less than a year ago w/ zero olympic lifting experience and cleaned 225 at the end of the this 6 week cycle, I’m pretty stoked with that.

What’s your #1 gym hype song?
Going Bad – Meek Mill, Drake.

What would you see if you could time travel anywhere?
Brandi Chastain’s historic World Cup goal.

What’s your favorite local cheat meal?
Baked Bear all day.

What goals do you have for the rest of 2019?
Barbell Level 2. Deadlift 400. Get more comfortable catching in overhead squat. Look good, feel good.

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