WED: OB December Members of the Month

Andrew Spathas

Since day one, Andrew has been eager and all in to becoming stronger paired with increasing his mobility.  He has certainly improved in both of those areas, but he has also taken a huge interest to Olympic movements. Particularly the snatch where we’ve seen Andrew excel at a rapid rate.  He is soft spoken, humble and always a pleasure to coach and be around, while looking for feedback to consistently get better.  With that being said he is starting to tap into his natural abilities while improving his strength and it’s only the beginning of what we will see from him inside the gym.  Andrew made the leaderboard for “Triathlon”, made his way to 225# for working sets on his Back Squat, as well as Snatched 115# with ease after doing them for the first time this cycle. With a month like that, we can only expect to see a ton of progress and results from Andrew in 2019!

How old are you, and where are you from?
24. Born and raised in Point Loma.

What do you do for work?
I’m a Realtor. I help people buy or sell homes across SD. Who needs one?? I’m your guy 😉

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
Anything at the beach really. I play beach volleyball a lot and will still play in tournaments in OB every summer. I played indoor in high school and club in college, but my knees can’t hang on a court anymore.

How has P360 affected your life?
It’s definitely given me more structure in my life and I finally feel like I’m back into a solid routine daily with my workouts. Aside from that, I’ve really began to focus and understand why we are doing the workouts we do and how they are improving my overall health.

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
My favorites: hell trots, RKB swings, dead lifts, med ball slams.  But my most recent favorite is hang snatches! My least favorite: assault bike 100%

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
For sure the PPB AC2. That killed. 50 burpees as a finisher are you kidding me

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
Sprinting the 800m in 2:35

What is a hidden talent of yours?
Saying the alphabet backwards

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
I always have to have my last step on stairs be my right foot. It’s weird.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
Is professional sky diving a thing? I’ve never been but have always wanted to. Plus, I love traveling so what better way to see new places.

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
Burpees. Seems small, but I feel so much stronger doing them and I’ve grown to like them.

What’s your favorite song to sing out loud/karoke go-to?
R Kelly Ignition Remix

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
To challenge myself. Sometimes it’s easy to go with the flow in the workouts, but the times I feel most satisfied are when I do more than I think I can.

Which public figure or celebrity would you put in the dunk tank?
Snoop Dogg. I don’t know why I just think it’d be funny.

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
Raglan in OB is always my go to no matter what time of day

What famous person (alive or not) would you  most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
Aziz Ansari. That guy kills me. Old fashioned.

What are your Top 3 movies of all time?
Harry Potter
Dazed & Confused
Creed

Do you sleep with the sheets tucked in or out?
No top sheet! It always gets tangled. I don’t know how people sleep with one

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
To preface, I was a chubby kid in middle school. I was probably 10 years old on a Hawaii trip with my family and every night at dinner I would order ribs no matter what restaurant we were at.

What’s your favorite naughty food?
Ribs haha

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
I’d want to witness Apollo 11 moon landing

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
Not having to come up with my own workouts! And the community.

What is your biggest goal moving into 2019?
Actually making it to a 6am class

Stefanie Zina 

Stefanie has been working really hard since the joining the gym and steadily pushing herself to remain challenged. In the last few months, she has made some serious progress with not only her conditioning, but her strength as well, setting and SMASHING goals.  The hard work and diligence every class to get better in both tiers has turned the corner for Stef. She’s is still finding out just how strong she is, going into the last squat cycle with a goal of 200#, she listened and trusted her coaches and found herself hitting a top set of 205×5! Stefanie is super friendly, and open to whatever we have on the board any given day. She never complains, always tries her best and welcomes the guidance and motivation of those around her. We are really proud of her and happy to recognize her achievements so far!

How old are you, and where are you from?
I am 28 years old; from Abington, Massachusetts.

What do you do for work?
I am a nurse. I did travel nursing for about three years, but want to settle in San Diego for a little while.

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
I like to go to the movies. I also like hiking and going to the beach with my dog.

How has P360 affected your life?
P360 has gotten me back into enjoying working out

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
My favorite exercise is squats and my least favorite is anything to do with the assault bike.

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
The hardest thing I have done in the gym, is that PPB that you have to do 50 of every exercise ever.

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
My most proud achievement at P360 was reaching my goal weight for squats, and even a little higher! 🙂

What is a hidden talent of yours?
I have only been beaten at connect four twice in my whole life.

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
I can’t cook at all. I usually burn everything I try to make and my boyfriend will pretend to like it.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
Food critic

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
The biggest overall improvement I have seen since joining is increasing my upper body strength.

What’s your favorite song to sing out loud/karoke go-to?
It’s tricky by Run DMC!

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
To not be afraid to add weight- I usually get very nervous to add weight to any lifts or to use heavier dumbbells for exercises, so the coaches telling me to go heavier is very encouraging.

Which public figure or celebrity would you put in the dunk tank?
Drake cause I think he’s a cheeseball.

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
The Local

What famous person (alive or not) would you most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
I would love to have a drink with Chelsea Handler because I think she is hilarious and I would buy her some vodka, cause I think its her favorite.

What are your Top 3 movies of all time?
Love & Basketball
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Hocus Pocus

Do you sleep with the sheets tucked in or out?
Tucked out!

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
One time I went skiing and at the top of the trail, I chickened out and ski patrol had to bring me down in a toboggan.

What’s your favorite naughty food?
French Fries

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
The 1920’s because the Great Gatsby made it look like a lot of fun.

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
I love the variety of all the workouts and the supportiveness of the coaches and community.

What is your biggest goal moving into 2019?
Being able to do a pull-up!


Wednesday, 1.9.19

First. For Strength.
5 Deadlifts @60-80%
8 Tempo Push Ups (30×1)
Complete 1 set every 5′ for 20′

Then. For Conditioning.
10-8-6-4-2
Sand Bag Squats
DB Pull Throughs
Lunge Jumps
Rotational MB Slams
10/6 Cal Bike SPRINT

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