THUR: PB April Members of the Month!

Alanna Cattaneo

Alanna has been a member for over 2 years, and is always a joy to have in class. As someone who is a great mover, and super friendly, Alanna is always willing to work with anyone, and even lend a hand to someone brand new in the mix. This past month, with a solid base of structure and experience under her belt, Alanna began to test herself more and more. We saw her first AND second club entries with Pull-Ups and Flight Club, as well as obvious determination to push herself and see what kind of results all of her hard work is able to produce. We are very excited to honor her accomplishments, and see what she’s capable of in the rest of 2018! Congratulations Alanna!

How old are you, and where are you from?
I’m 27 and I’m from Weymouth, Mass.

What do you do for work?
I’m an RN at Sharp Memorial. Primarily I work on a Trauma/Neuro stepdown unit.

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
Let’s see- I try to be outside and active as much as I possibly can. I like to run, I love yoga, and I love camping and hiking. Since I moved to SD I’ve tried to take advantage of all the National Parks nearby. Basically, if I can get dirty I like it.

How has P360 affected your life?
It physically pushes me day after day to a physical point that I didn’t know I could reach. It’s opened my eyes to so many different workouts I would never have tried if I were back doing my own workouts in the gym. I’ve met a bunch of amazing people here and I genuinely love coming to get my ass kicked with such a great, welcoming community. It’s like we all know we’re possibly going to hurl at the end of any workout, but we’re all ok with it. That’s as strong as a community as they come.

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
My favorite exercises are currently cleans and jerks. I’m still learning the technicalities of the lifts but it’s a new challenge that I’m really enjoying. My LEAST favorite is anything to do with the ropes and definitely the new bikes- I need to learn how to stop, I always slam my shins on the pedals.

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
That one would have to be the 5-minute row. My legs have never felt a cramp like they felt during that row.

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
Besides this achievement, I would have to say the day I did 3 strict pullups. I had never tried to do a strict one before. That day I was like, what do ya have to lose? I surprised myself.

What is a hidden talent of yours?
I don’t know if this is a talent but I’m weirdly good at knowing movie quotes/throwing them into conversation.

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
I never know what day it is. Ever.  Also, I now know that I don’t have any real talents.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
I really would like to have Anthony Bourdain’s job- travel, EAT, meet new people, and experience new cultures.

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
Technique in so many different movements. There’s still a lot of room for improvement but compared to where I started I feel my technique progressing and I’m feeling stronger/more stable with so many different movements.

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
Squeeze the booty. Whether it’s KB swings, squats, deadlifts- SQUEEZE IT.

Which public figure or celebrity would you put in the dunk tank?
Kanye West (after Graduation)

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
Amplified / Herb & Wood.

What famous person (alive or not) would you most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
John Muir – a Sierra Nevada

If you had one movie on a deserted island what would it be?
Step Brothers (really any Will Ferrell movie)

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
My mom would have to put my milk in the middle of the table because I would chug it before my meal and then say I was “too full” to finish the food. I was a horribly picky eater- I wouldn’t eat anything unless it had ketchup on it. Oh how times have changed.

What’s your favorite naughty food?
I don’t know if this constitutes as naughty but I LOVE me a good burger. I don’t eat a ton of red meat, but when I do I make sure to get a big, juicy burger dripping in cheese. Also, all cheese. I could eat a wheel of brie by myself.

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
I would love to travel back to the 60s/70s- primarily for the music, but also to live life without the accessibility of cell phones and the internet.

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
I don’t know if I could pick just one. I love all of P360 – how the workouts are specifically planned and cycle week after week; the coaches are all so personable and they get just as excited for you when you hit a new goal or master a new technique; and the community in general- everyone is so encouraging to each other. It’s such a great atmosphere to be in. Also, I’ve got to meet and pet so many great dogs!

What is your biggest goal moving into 2018?
I really want to reach Level 1 barbell; and I want to challenge myself more, get out of my comfort zone, and start going to OLY classes.

Connor Strong

Connor joined in 2015, and since the first day he came in to the gym, his smile, attitude, and work ethic have never wavered. He is always looking to improve, whether it’s a bodyweight movement, or a complex Olympic lift, Connor seeks out the coaches and applies what he learns. Recently Connor started putting more emphasis on improving certain areas of strength, coming into Open Gym, spending time with the different coaches. Just a few weeks ago, not too long after a big Mile Club entry, Connor got his name on the wall for Barbell Club too. We’ve seen nothing but progress and growth in the almost 3 years of having him around, and couldn’t be happier to showcase him, and all his hard work. Congratulations Connor!

How old are you, and where are you from?
25, Snohomish, WA. AKA “Seattle”.

What do you do for work?
Commercial construction management. Currently building a 6 story education building at CSU San Marcos.

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
Softball, golf, OTL, snowboard/ski, beach, travel, crack cold ones.

How has P360 affected your life?
I’ve met some of my best friends at the gym, and brought other into it. I love knowing that the quality of people you’re going to meet at our gym is top notch!

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
Back squats, cleans, snatches, pull-ups, runs (yes, I said it). Least favorite is sled pulls and front squats.

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
Deadlift 350#. Not a ton of weight for some, but I pulled for at least 10 seconds before finishing. Quite a battle.

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
5:35 mile. Bested my previous PR by 17 seconds. I love the mental strength involved in pushing the effort on a run.

What is a hidden talent of yours?
Played the sax for 5 years growing up. Been known to bust it out for lucky (unlucky?) occasions.

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
Terrible swimmer. Nearly failed my swim test in Thailand prior to scuba certification. It was 5 laps, in a small pool…

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
Pow Quality Analyst’. I’d have to take the first lap down the mountain on a Pow day to, ya know, make sure the Pow was pillowy enough.

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
Mental toughness and discipline. Aside from the physical gains, leaving work after a long day when you’ve committed to a class even when you feel ‘meh’, knowing you can still power through a tough (& fun) workout is an empowering thing.

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
I like to look up every time I jerk. Coach Chris emphasized that I need to keep my gaze level for Olympic lifts. I always think about this now and it’s really helped my form.

Which public figure or celebrity would you put in the dunk tank?
Richard Sherman.

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
Rubicon Deli, Dirty Birds, Chipotle…pretty basic.

What famous person (alive or not) would you most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
Tony Robbins. The man is a machine! Tequila shots. Or Rumpleminze.

If you had one movie on a deserted island what would it be?
Cast Away.

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
When I was 6, my Mom walked into the kitchen to me sleep walk peeing in the refrigerator…

What’s your favorite naughty food?
Love a greasy breakfast burrito. And red velvet cake.

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
2001, the last time the Mariners made the post-season. 17 years and counting. One year longer than the Cleveland Browns.

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
I love the people, the goal oriented manor in which we work out, the combination of strength and cardio, the coaches, the locations, and being able to just show up, attempt to focus during the walk through, and know I just gotta work hard and the programming will take care of the results.

What is your biggest goal moving into 2018?
300# Back Squat, 400# DL, half marathon.

-Julianne


Thursday, 5.10.18

First. 15’ E.M.O.M
A: 6 MB Slams + 10 Toe Taps
B: 6 Sit-ups + 10 Mtn Climbers
C: 6 RKBS + 6 Goblet Curls
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Then 2×7’ Density Circuits
20 Rapid Rope Waves
10 Plank Toe Taps
5 Goblet Squat Cleans
Agility Ladder
100m Run
—-Rest 3’—-
20 Seated Rapid Russian Slams
5 Plate GTOs
3 Lateral Plate Burpees
Agility Ladder
100m Run

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