THU: OB November Members of the Month

Jillian Barber

Jillian has been crushing it in OB since May and is easily one of the friendliest members of the gym. Her background in yoga and love for the outdoors has given her a truly high level of body awareness and space. Jillian is eager to learn and quick to apply coaching which has resulted in lots of progress so far. We see Jillian gradually increasing her strength, consistently pushing the pace and setting the tone, as well as putting priority on mobility and recovery. We’re super stoked to honor all of her hard work and commitment!

How old are you, and where are you from?
Just turned 39! The big 4-0 is coming in September. I’m from Dartmouth, MA. A beach town close to Cape Cod.

What do you do for work?
I work in Strategic Planning at Sharp HealthCare. I work on a lot of different things, but mostly focus on developing and managing community health programs and partnerships.

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
Time in the sunshine! Yoga, running, walking – love to be outside. Also good food, wine, and live music.

How has P360 affected your life?
I’ve gotten a lot more confident in my strength – I’ve never used a barbell or done so many of these exercises! And it’s been awesome to feel and see the positive impact P360 has on the other things I love, specifically running, where I’ve struggled with chronic injury over the years.

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
Favorites include running, pushups and hellcats/helltrots. I’m also learning to love front/back squats. Least favorites? Box jumps terrify me!

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
Pretty much all the barbell exercises! And again, box jumps. 🙂

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
Finally squatting with “the big plates.”

What is a hidden talent of yours?
Not sure it’s a “hidden talent”, but I love to dance (former ballet dancer). I just don’t get to do it as often anymore, so it feels hidden. 🙂

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
In college I sold my body to science – muscle biopsies on my biceps and quads – for a measly $300!

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
That’s tough..is professional concert-goer/music critic a job? Seriously..some kind of teacher probably. Maybe a yoga teacher or ballet teacher for disadvantaged kids, or folks who’ve been through trauma.

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
I am running faster and stronger then I have in a while. My lower half definitely feels stronger and more balanced.

What’s your favorite song to sing out loud/karoke go-to?
Hmm..I don’t karaoke (does the game Rock Band count?), but I sing alot. Van Morrison is a favorite, but couple songs I can’t resist singing out loud are Down in the Valley (the Head and the Heart) and American Music (the Violent Femmes) .

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
“More does not always equal better.” This has historically been tough for me to stick with on my own – coaching helps alot!

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
Oh so tough. Currently, the 3rd Corner – wine bar/bistro in OB.

What famous person (alive or not) would you  most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
I think it would be pretty cool to have a glass of wine with Katherine Switzer – the first woman to run the Boston Marathon (officially).

What are your Top 3 movies of all time?
Oh boy. Definitely The Princess Bride and The Godfather. Number three..?

Do you sleep with the sheets tucked in or out?
In! (but not too tight).

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
When I was  6ish, I told my mom that “the same elves that work for Santa, must also work for the Easter bunny.” When she asked me why I would say/think that, I showed her two letters that I had saved – one from Santa and one from the Easter bunny – and then I said “look! the handwriting is exactly the same!” I was very proud of my sleuthing skills.

What’s your favorite naughty food?
It’s a tie between pizza and chocolatey desserts.

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
The sixties/seventies – such a great time for music.

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
The community and the coaches – everyone is so helpful and down to earth, and just wants to have fun and be their best; it’s inspiring.

What is your biggest goal moving into 2019?
I want to do a (real) pull up some day! And I’d also like to conquer my jumping fears.

Nick Small

Nick has a fantastic fun loving attitude that really spreads across a room, even in the most brutal of workouts. Over the past few months, he has really taken to the barbell. We’ve seen a ton of improvement in his overall lifting technique, and a few strength PRs as a result in his Clean, Deadlift, and Front Squat. On top of killing it on his barbell movements, and flying into Level 2 Box Jump with 54″, he also dressed up as Mr. Highball Healy for Halloween, and kind of did better at Healy… than Healy. Nick is really a fantastic member and we are pumped to congratulate all of his success in the gym!

How old are you, and where are you from?
I’m 27 and I’m from America’s Finest City – San Diego, CA.

What do you do for work?
I’m the Assistant to the Regional Manager for Small Properties, LLC. (I’m a property manager)

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
I enjoy playing sports, golf, softball, beach volleyball. Happy hours. Attending sporting events. Partying.

How has P360 affected your life?
It’s improved my overall health and wellbeing and has provided a positive boost physically, mentally and emotionally.

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
Favorite exercises are bench press, box jumps, curls, sometimes hang cleans.
Least Favorite would be the bike obviously.

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
I think the AC 2 was the toughest. It was like 50 pushups, pullups, burpees, running, and everything but the kitchen sink on that one. It took me 37 minutes to complete, and 38 minutes to get up off the floor after.

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
Getting my pilots license in Flight School Level 2. 52″

What is a hidden talent of yours?
Filling out questionnaires & fantasy football.

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
I pronounce Jamba juice like: Jam-ba juice. Not Jaw-mba Juice. Ugh embarrassing.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
Probably a stand up comic.

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
My form on the olympic lifts and gaining a decent amount of muscle.

What’s your favorite song to sing out loud/karaoke go-to?
All-Star by Smash Mouth

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
“Fire your hips!” – Lenny

Which public figure or celebrity would you put in the dunk tank?
Elon Musk. I’d dunk him, he’d laugh about it. We’d hangout after and he’d give me a fresh billion and a couple Teslas.

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
The Joint
Honorable Mention: The AZ Cafe, they have a new specialty hot dog menu that I hear is bananagrams. Check it out! #ad

What famous person (alive or not) would you most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
The Weeknd, and I would buy him a bottle of Ace of Spades champagne. Big $pender.

What are your Top 3 movies of all time?
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off / I Love You Man / Home Alone 2

Do you sleep with the sheets tucked in or out?
Out for sure. With one leg over the sheets for maximum climate control.

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
When I was 4 or 5, I was vacationing with my family and I set off the alarm on the safe in the hotel room and a hotel employee had to come reset it. I was so scared about getting in trouble I hid under the bed the whole time. That’s when I coined the phrase “I’d rather be safe than sorry.”

What’s your favorite naughty food?
Probably hot dogs, or popsicles, maybe a banana with a couple grapes. Wait, it’s food shaped like naughty things right??

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
Sunshine Company in the late 70’s would be something.

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
Getting to workout with friends and meeting new people. Also, you just show up and there’s a new workout on the board everyday and you don’t have to think about it, you just go get it.

What is your biggest goal moving into 2019?
Finally learn a new language. Oh, for the gym? 3 Rep Max deadlift to 300. And do a 7 Cal bike sprint without dying after.

-The Team


Thursday, 12.6.18

First. For Strength.
2 Hang Power Snatches
Rest 15”
2 Hang Power Snatches
10/s Pallof Press
Complete 1 set every 4′ for 20′

Then, For Conditioning.
6 LM OH Squats
12 Sprinter Crunches
6 MB Slams
8/6 Cal Bike Sprint
(x5)

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