WED: OB Member Standouts of BLOCK 2

Jewell Roth 

Jewell is a regular at the 6:30.  It might be dark outside, but she carries in a ray of sunshine every time she strolls into the gym.  Her positive energy effects every member around her as well as her coaches. To go along with her infectious personality Jewell is a terrific mover and is constantly dialing in little technical improvements. Jewell is also a tenacious competitor.  Jewell started the cycle off by claiming the #1 spot on the 800m Leaderboard. On Re-test day, she was beat in the class prior to hers.  Knowing that, she didn’t shy away from the challenge. Which would be understandable considering how brutal the 800m can be.  Nope, she took it on and blitzed a 2:32, good to reclaim that #1! Jewell is still just scratching the surface of her potential and big things are on the horizon. 

How old are you, and where are you from?
I am 23, and I grew up in Point Loma/OB.

What do you do for work?
I am a barista for Caffe Calabria at the Sharp Grossmont hospital location, but I am starting medical school in June.

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
My favorite activity is scuba diving for sure, and every week I play soccer with some buddies from high school. I just try to get outside as much as possible whether that’s going to the beach, cycling, or hiking.

How has P360 affected your life?
In the past I would put off working out because I had to do other things. P360 keeps me accountable and excited to workout so I am less likely to blow it off.

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
Favorite: Jumping, Deadlifts, Lunges, Squats
Least favorite: Rowing on the Erg

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
The 500m row test killed me

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
Running the 800m in 2:32 was pretty cool, and has helped my mile time for sure.

What is a hidden talent of yours?
I like solving puzzles but I wouldn’t say I’m talented at it.

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
I disgrace all other Virgos because I am super messy.

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
I’d still want to be a doctor! Not having student loans would be nice.

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
Pushups!!! I definitely couldn’t do a single one before joining

What’s your favorite song to sing out loud/karoke go-to?
Fat lip by Sum 41, just kidding, I would rather die than have others hear me sing.

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
Bracing for big movements such as Deadlifts and Front Squats.

Which public figure or celebrity would you put in the dunk tank?
Cardi B.

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
Plant power at the moment.

What famous person (alive or not) would you  most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
It is a tie between Jane Goodall, Sylvia Earle, and John Muir. I would buy them whatever they wanted.

What are your Top 3 movies of all time?
Moana, the original Jurassic Park, Nacho Libre.

Do you sleep with the sheets tucked in or out?
Just a fitted sheet, the top one is really annoying.

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
I jumped off a rock into the ocean and landed on my butt which made me poop my pants.

What’s your favorite naughty food?
Anything from Hazel and Jade bakery in Hillcrest.

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
I’d want to see the great barrier reef and Caribbean before the massive bleaching events and before humans polluted the earth.

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
I like how challenging every workout is, being around others, and how all I have to do is show up and work hard.  

What is your biggest goal moving into 2019?
I would like to PR in the half marathon (sub 1:45) and make massive gainz.

Grant Potter

Grant Porter has been a terrific member since the moment he joined. He is very humble, respectful, and helpful towards other members. Grant takes coaching and applies it extraordinarily well.  Particularly with picking up Olympic Weightlifting, which we all know can drive you mad, Grant was methodical and made unbelievable progress from week to week on both Cleans and Jerks. He has also begun to step over into the realm of timed challenges, really pushing himself to find that next level. He completed Mr. Blond which takes technical proficiency, strength, endurance and above all, mental fortitude. We are very excited to see all of Grant’s progress, and everything he has to come in 2019. 

How old are you, and where are you from?
I’m 29 years old. I was born in Hong Kong, but came to US when I was about 3-4 years old. I grew up in La Palma, CA.

What do you do for work?
I am an attorney at the San Diego Public Defender’s Office.

What do you do for fun outside of P360?
I like sports and being active, so I am in a flag football league. I also train in wrestling/grappling/Jiu Jitsu. I love going to the beach or on a hike.

How has P360 affected your life?
P360 has given me a great gym, which has not only helped my overfall fitness but also gave me a great community of people.

What are your favorite, and least favorite exercises?
Favorite: Kettle Bell Swings
Least: Pull Ups

What is the hardest thing you have done, physically, in the gym?
The Mr. Blonde challenge – that was tough!

What is your most proud achievement at P360?
Finishing “Mr. Blonde!”

What is a hidden talent of yours?
I’m a pretty good cook. It fuels my love for food.

What is an embarrassing fact most people don’t know about?
I am a sucker for Rom-Com movies – they always get me!

If money was no concern, what would be your dream job?
I always wanted to become a teacher. I think it’s an amazing profession, where you get to help young people not only academically but also personally.

What is the biggest overall improvement you’ve made, since joining P360?
My muscle strength has definitely increased since joining P360. I have been able to have more strength in my movements and weights.

What’s your favorite song to sing out loud/karoke go-to?
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

What is the most valuable piece of coaching you’ve received?
Give it all you got. Sometimes, we just have an off day, but just give it a 100%. You can’t be upset at your results if you give 100% and you may be surprised as the results.

Which public figure or celebrity would you put in the dunk tank?
James Corden – he’s extremely funny and always has something to say.

What’s your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
Bahn Thai in University Heights – amazing place!

What famous person (alive or not) would you most like to have a drink with and what would you buy them?
Ruth Bader Ginsberg (I’m a law nerd!) – I think she be hilarious, but also highly inspiring to meet. Tequilia always gets people talking!

What are your Top 3 movies of all time?
Star Wars Episode IV
A Rebel Without a Cause
The Breakfast Club

Do you sleep with the sheets tucked in or out?
Sheets got to be tucked in.

What’s a funny story from your childhood?
When I was younger, I really liked ketchup, where I would even just drink it. I was at a Mexican restaurant, and I thought this cup was ketchup. It wasn’t – it was tabasco sauce. My mouth was on fire for day!

What’s your favorite naughty food?
Definitely not Tabasco sauce!

If you could travel to any point in the past, where would you go?
I wouldn’t travel that far back, but I think being alive in the 1980s would have been fun. I love 80s music, so I probably would have gone poor going to all the concerns and performances, but it would have been worth it.

What’s your favorite thing about training at P360?
The people in this gym is my favorite thing. Everyone is welcoming and encouraging. The sense of community helps push you to work hard in the gym and have fun.

What is your biggest goal moving into 2019?
I  want to continue working on my muscle strength and decrease my body fat.


Wednesday, 4.10.19

First. For Strength.
4 Hang Clean and Jerk (w/reset)
10 Triceps Band Push Downs
Complete 1 set every 4′ for 20′

Then. For Conditioning.
For Time
Triathlon
500m Row
500m Run
20 Burpees

 

 

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