SEPTEMBER MEMBERS OF THE MONTH

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.

Coach Julianne: Carmen Flores. “She’s been so consistent with her work and is quick to apply coaching. It’s rad watching her quietly push herself in every class.

Coach Brenna: Jeff Rosen. “Always popping into open gym to work on his weaknesses and has been putting in some serious effort in the new Oly classes. And he’s the nicest human ever.

Coach Dave: Brandon Cherry. “Took his time getting his base strength under him and now he is on the fast track.”

Coach Chris: Marisa Elbers. “She works hard in class and takes time in open gym to study the pieces & parts of the technical lifts to better understand and execute them.”

Coach Pritz: Lauren Faison. “She’s a mother and that doesn’t stop her from straight killing it.

Coach Will: Kendra Cirillo. “Shows up consistently to a variety of classes, works very hard, applies coaching, and is making great progress toward her goals.”

Coach Lenny: Alaina Generazio. “6:00am or 6:30pm gives it 100% and the kicker, There isn’t a member that smiles more.”

Coach Matt: Veronica Saltiel. “Consistently shows up at 6am and works around injuries to keep pushing herself.

Coach Kyle: Ben Romig. “Crushed a timed workout on Tuesday in the 6am class and always pushes the pace.”

Coach Dusty: Edgar Vegas. “He has been hitting Phase 1 Open Coaching every week and improving a ton.”

Coach Viv: Michael Smoker. “Great attitude with a huge desire to improve no matter what the board reads.”

ADAM HASCALL

Adam has been a member for three years now, and in that time frame he has crossed off some huge accomplishments, including Club Forged. However, he deserves a ton of recognition for remaining incredibly consistent throughout his entire membership, training at a variety of different classes, adjusting his workout schedule multiple times because of new jobs, and always finds a way to consistently get to the gym and work hard towards his goals. He is always eager to share a station with someone and is always positive no matter the class time or type.

Member of the Month

 

Get to Know Adam

Age, where are you from?
29 – Atlantic, Iowa

What do you do for work?
Director of Sales – www.VenueReport.com

What do you do for fun?
School Pritz in yard games and Words With Friends

Describe how Performance360 has affected your daily life.
I am a completely different person now.

Before P360, I smoked 1/2 a pack a day, drank like a fish, and ate like a slob. I was just your normal lazy sack.
It didn’t happen over night, but I quit smoking over 2 years ago, have meal prepped for almost three years now, and I don’t even know what the inside of Shore Club smells like anymore (not that Shore Club is a bad place, Gallo). P360 played a major part in that.

Favorite and least favorite exercise?
Love me some front squats. Hate me some King of the Hill

What’s the most valuable bit of coaching you’ve received at P360?
“Do things with a purpose. It doesn’t matter if you’re going fast when your form sucks”

What is your most proud achievement at P360 so far?
It may sound silly, but the simple fact that I have been a consistent member for 4 years now feels really good. It’s exciting know that I have created a habit here.

What’s the hardest thing you’ve done physically at the gym?
Thruster based workouts. I love them, but boy do they crush me.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
Dog walker. Strictly big, happy dogs.

Embarrassing fact most people don’t know?
I eat up fantasy novels like no one’s business. if it’s a book with 1000+ pages and a sub par pot line, count me in.

Hidden talent most people don’t know?
I have some singing chops.

If you could teleport to any point in the past, where would you go?
It would be pretty damn cool to see the Roman Empire at it’s peak. Some smart folk during that time.

Favorite naughty food?
Cheese. All of it.

What’s the biggest overall improvement you have made since joining?
I know how to listen to my mind and body. Joining P360 has not only helped me feel physically better, but I feel like I manage life’s stresses and anxieties much better as well.

What was your favorite cartoon growing up?
I grew up on farm and we didn’t have cable, so the only cartoons I got were from the library. GI Joe and Thundercats were my jam.

Famous person you’d most like to have a drink with, and what drink would you buy them?
Whiskey. Straight up. Paul Newman.

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
When I was in pre-school, I wanted to be a conductor. I loved everything trains. Train yards. Locomotives. Train tracks. Cargo trains. Passenger Trains. You get the picture. Of course then, my favorite outfit was my OshGosh conductor’s bibs (hat and wooden train whistle included). I wore that thing everywhere. I looked fly as hell.

Now right in the thick of my “train stage”, I started going to this babysitter, Jolene Mitchell. She was a real peach. Never let us play outside, forced nap time, no Nickelodeon, and piss poor snacks – think celery and raisins.

Anyways, one day I show up for snack time and there are slices of tomato on my plate. First of all, who eats tomato slices for a snack? Secondly, I hate tomatoes. They are slimy and taste like dirt. I told Jolene I wasn’t about to eat those red devils, but she wasn’t having it. The Fuhrer said that If I didn’t eat at least one slice as a “polite bite”, I wouldn’t get to watch TV with all the other kids in the afternoon. Looks like I’m eating tomatoes…

Long story short: I took one bite, puked on my crotch, ruined my conductor bibs, was laughed at by the other children, and had to wear clothes that smelled like moth balls.

I still hate tomatoes. I also still kinda want to be a conductor.

Which public figure or celebrity would you like to put in a dunk tank?
The orange one currently running for president. He Who Must Not Be Named

You have one movie to take with you on a desert island. What is it?
LOTR Trilogy – Extended Edition

What is your biggest goal for the rest of 2016?
To get my cardio in check. I bulked up over the last few months, which is great. However, my cardio has suffered.

KINNARI WELTY

Kinnari and husband Jeff have been members of the gym a year and a half and in that time frame, she has made a remarkable physical and mental transformation. At first timid of certain movements, she now has focused plans and attacks each workouts with a noticeable desire to make progress and get better. She is incredibly receptive to coaching and is always seeking ways she can learn and improve her chances of success for her goals. Recently into Level 1 Barbell Club this month, we are excited to see where a new world of opportunity takes her.

Member of the Month

 

Get to Know Kinnari

Age, where are you from?
Add 10 years to however old you think I am and you’d probably be right ;). I was born in Philadelphia, PA and raised in Bombay, India.

What do you do for work?
Manage clinical trials for pharma companies

What do you do for fun?
Travel, play with our puppy, and try new restaurants – I’m a big foodie. Jeff would also probably say I shop for fun 😉

Describe how Performance360 has affected your daily life.
My job is very stressful. Going to P360 helps me stay sane during the week and is a great stress reliever. This is something I do for me during the week before I get caught up with all the chaos at work.

Favorite and least favorite exercise?
My favorite would be deadlifts and rowing would be my least favorite. Yes, I would rather do burpees than row.

What’s the most valuable bit of coaching you’ve received at P360?
I’ve received a lot of great coaching at P360. The one that stands out the most is from coach Julianne about taking my time to prepare myself when I’m a doing a heavy lifting exercise instead of rushing into it. Also making sure to take rest between sets.

What is your most proud achievement at P360 so far?
Besides this, it would be making it to Barbell level 1

What’s the hardest thing you’ve done physically at the gym?
9/11 workout we did last year which was 1 mile row, 50 BW squats, 50 OH Swings (35#), 50 Burpees and 1 mile run. I may have finished last… but I finished!

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
Professional world traveler and food critic for restaurants around the world

Embarrassing fact most people don’t know?
I mess up American idioms fairly often. For the longest time I thought the phrase “If I was in his shoes” meant the same thing as “If I was in his pants”. For instance, I would say “If I was in his pants I wouldn’t date her”

Hidden talent most people don’t know?
I was a Ping Pong state champion when I was 15

If you could teleport to any point in the past, where would you go?
To our wedding day because it was so much fun and I would do anything to live it again!

Favorite naughty food?
Indian, Mexican, Pizza, French Fries, Cookies and Ice Cream. I can go on…

What’s the biggest overall improvement you have made since joining?
I used to avoid going to classes that I wasn’t comfortable in but now I’m not afraid to try new exercises, so I would say my confidence in trying new things has improved.

What was your favorite cartoon growing up?
I didn’t really watch cartoons in India, but I did watch a lot of Friends.

Famous person you’d most like to have a drink with, and what drink would you buy them?
The Rock and a glass of Spring Mountain cab.

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
When I was little I would hide behind the curtains right before bed and when the lights would be turned off I would come out and scare my little sister by walking like a zombie and saying in a deep voice “I ammmm dead”. Haha…it’s still hilarious to me but I probably terrified her!

Which public figure or celebrity would you like to put in a dunk tank?
Kanye West and I’d ask Jeff to throw Donald Drumpf in.

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

What is your biggest goal for the rest of 2016?
To continue to get stronger and see where it will take me!

A very big congratulations to Adam and Kinnari! Make sure to give them a pat on the back next time you see them around Performance360.

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