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Chris Molinari

Month you were born in: January

Where you are originally from and/or where you live now:

West Bridgewater

What days/times you typically train at VBC:

Monday / Wednesday / Friday

My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training: Competing in the “Vagabond Throwdown” last summer 

Some current training goals and/or personal goals are: Continue to stay consistent. I look this year to make some changes to my personal weekly diet to fit the training I’m doing each week and start to build muscle.

What’s the best thing about Vagabond?

Vagabond has taught me to push myself harder then I ever have before. The coaches are very encouraging and educate me on using correct form and staying motivated throughout each workout. The events outside the gym as well (Vagabond Night Out & Holiday Parties) are a great way to take a break from the hard work everyone puts in each day, and learn more about the community and have a fun night out. I recommend Vagabond is anyone looking to take that next step in his or her fitness goals. Thank you to Kevin, Jay, Andrew and the whole Vagabond community for being positive influences.

KIm Bassill

Vagabond of the Month for December: Kim Bassill

Month you were born in:

January

Where you are originally from and/or where you live now:
Southie then Milton and I have now lived in Brockton (West Bridgewater line) since 2010.
What days/times you typically train at VBC:
Typically 4-5 days per week. Mon(5:35pm or 7:35pm), Tues(7:35pm periodically), Wed(6:35pm or 7:35pm), Fri(6:35pm) & Sat(9am).
My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training:
I have built up both my strength and endurance as well as slimmed down. Yay!! I’ve also improved on form for each exercise with the assistance of the terrific coaches.
Some current training goals and/or personal goals are:
I would like to continue to increase both my strength and endurance as well as weight loss.  I’d like to have a banging body to go along with my personality. lol.  Over time I would love to do the Pull Up Program and cross over to the Fitness Phase.
What’s the best thing about Vagabond?
Well, I’m interested in all things Patriots Captain, Tom Brady, and researched how he is better shape now than he was when he was 15.  His top three secrets are muscle pliability, hydration and diet.  I own his TB12 nutrition manual and eat like him, go to the same chiropractor as the Patriots and drink plenty of water.  What I was most interested in was muscle pliability and that’s where Vagabond came into play for me.  Vagabond offers a Functional Movement Screening test that measures your flexibility and offers a free app that includes exercises to help your flexibility through range of motion. Vagabond also has a fantastic warm-up before each class.  Speaking of classes, there is such a wide variety of class times and class types for all fitness levels.  All of the coaches are incredible to work with and have a great sense of humor.  The coaches offer invaluable tips to help you with your form during workouts and modify exercises for you if needed.  I like the adrenaline pumping music they play to keep me motivated throughout the workout.  I sometimes get carried away and breakout some dance moves lol.  All of the members are super nice and it’s just a great place to be a part of. The owner, Kevin, really cares about all the members. I can go on and on about Vagabond…I just can’t say enough good things.

Stacie L

Vagabond of the Month for November: Stacie Lombardi

Month you were born in: 

June
Where you are originally from and/or where you live now: 
I grew up in Randolph and now live in Mansfield
What days/times you typically train at VBC:
I’m at Vagabond Monday through Friday.  Usually the 9:00 class but lately split between the 7:15am and 9am class.
My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training 
It’s no secret that I’ve had some “help” with my weight loss.  That being said, my cardio has greatly improved.   This past September was my second time doing the Rugged Maniac.   I had so much more fun this year because my increased endurance enabled me to complete even more obstacles and run more distance than the year before.
Some current training goals and/or personal goals are 
I still want to improve my cardio, run more, and tighten up this old body of mine.
What’s the best thing about Vagabond?
Vagabond has the best of everything.  The coaches ARE Vagabond.  They are there instructing, watching, encouraging, helping, and entertaining us even when it’s not their class they are teaching.   The members ARE Vagabond.  We all have a great time together, but know when the warm-ups are over, it’s time to “get at it!” And Kevin.  What can I say about Kevin that hasn’t been already said?  He’s the biggest pain in my ass, but he has the biggest heart of anyone I know.  He’s always looking for improvement in himself, the gym, and his members.  Thank you Kevin for making my weekday mornings something to look forward to.

Steve S

Vagabond of the Month for October: Steve Spritzer

Month you were born in:
I was born in September.

Where you are originally from and/or where do you live now:
I’m originally from Brockton, and currently live in the town of Bridgewater.

What days/times you typically train at VBC:
I’m usually training at Vagabond on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 9:00, and on Friday afternoons.

What’s the best thing about Vagabond?
Without a doubt, the best thing about Vagabond is the coaching staff. It really is what sets Vagabond apart. The coaches all have their individual strengths which make them unique, and when put together, this group is head and shoulders above the rest.

My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training…
I would say that my best training accomplishment since joining Vagabond would be listening to, and learning from, the knowledge of Kevin and the coaches.

Some current training goals and/or personal goals are…
My current training goal has been going back to the basics with the Olympic lifts, taking my time to progress properly with them. One step back to take two steps forward.

Rob D

Vagabond of the Month for September: Rob Davidson

Month you were born in:
June

Where you are originally from and/or where you live now:
I’m originally from Bridgewater but currently live in the beautiful city of Taunton.

What days/times you typically train at VBC:
I’m usually at the gym between 4:30 and 6:30

My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training:
My proudest accomplishment at Vagabond has to be figuring out how to do double unders considering they’re so frustrating to learn.

What’s the best thing about Vagabond:
The coaches and people at Vagabond are what make it such a great place. Kevin and the rest of the coaching staff have helped me so much, wether it’s pushing me at the gym or with any nutrition questions I may have for them. When I started at Vagabond I never expected to make so many friends that I now hang out with both in and out of the gym. It truly is a great community of people and I’m happy to be a part of it.

Sam P

Vagabond of the Month for August: Sam Porter

Month you were born in:

March
Where you are originally from and/or where you live now:

Originally from BrockVegas, currently residing in Bridgewater.

What days/times you typically train at VBC:

I am always there, typically at 9 am, but I’m often still there when the noon time class is filtering in.

My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training:

My proudest accomplishment in my training is the progress I have made on the assault bike. I never used to be able to make those calories go up but after months of encouragement and coaching, that bike has nothing on me. I still negotiate for less calories though!

What’s the best thing about Vagabond:

It goes without saying that the coaching at VBC is unlike any other but above that are the close friendships and support that have gone beyond our time in the gym and now weave our families together. A group of like minded individuals gather with a goal of fitness but end up supporting each other in and out of the gym, in struggles and accomplishments. Conversation become less about “How much can you squat?” and sound more like “How can we tire the kids out today?” We may be a little chatty in the warm up but it’s only because we are not only building bodies, we are building a family.

Court P

Vagabond of the Month for July:

Courtney Perette

Month you were born in:
December

Where you are originally from and/or where you live now:
I grew up in Framingham, and I now reside in Bridgewater.

What days/times you typically train at VBC:
I typically train at VBC 7:15 or 9 a, I occasionally attend the 8 am class.

My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training:
I am most proud that I have been able to maintain a healthy lifestyle which includes the training at VBC but also some of the nutritional advice from the staff. A close second would be the unanimous decision of being voted the MVP of the photo booth at last year’s Christmas party. I don’t think I’ll try for back to back titles though.

What’s the best thing about Vagabond:
The knowledgeable staff who genuinely take pride in what they do and seeing athletes of all levels continue to make progress towards whatever goals they pursue. Also the great people who attend the gym, make working out fun, and push you during the workouts.

Kate Welch

Month you were born in:
November

Where you are originally from and/or where you live now:
I am originally from Sharon. I have lived in Easton with my
husband and two girls for almost 9 years.

What days/times you typically train at VBC:
I train at Vagabond four to five mornings a week, and I try to get to
the Saturday morning class every week. When I first started
at Vagabond 5 1/2 years ago, I went to the 6:00 am class.
When my oldest started Middle School almost three years
ago I started to come at 5:30 am even though it wasn’t a
scheduled class. Now, almost 3 years later, we have a solid 5:30
a.m. crew! Knowing they will be there makes me get out of
bed in the morning.

My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training:
When I first started at Vagabond I was strictly a runner, and I
desperately needed to build back upper body strength. I had
been a fitness instructor for 20 years and when I gave it up, I turned
to running. I trained in classes. I trained with Kevin. I did what he
said, and with dedication and consistency I am proudest to say
that I can workout with 40 something’s, 30 something’s, and even
20 something’s, and I can even complete the workouts in a
respectable time and ability.

What’s the best thing about Vagabond:
It goes without saying that the absolute best thing about Vagabond
is Kevin. I have such admiration and respect for him being so young
and having dedicated so much of himself and his talent to creating
such a positive atmosphere for all of us. In us all is the desire to be
nurtured and accepted and a part of something positive. Kevin has
fulfilled that desire in all of us, and for that I am grateful. I love having a
place to go where I can exercise with the support of the coaches and the
camaraderie of the other members. We have a group of fabulous
people at Vagabond all thanks to Kevin.

Mothers Day Workout 1

Month you were born in:  September

Where you are originally from and/or where you live now: I was born in Minnesota, and have been on a state tour since.  Minnesota – Utah – Washington State – Michigan – Minnesota – Massachusetts.  Currently my roots are planted in Quincy.

What days/times you typically train at VBC: When I am home, I attend the noon class, on the road I do the workout in the hotel gym or find a local CF gym.

My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training: Some days my proudest accomplishment is just showing up!!   Last summer I completed a Spartan Trifecta (3-6 &16 Mile Spartan races).  I was only able to complete these with the training and support I received from the coach’s and workouts at vagabond.  Pushing me along the course was my fellow vagabond Lee Harney and vagabond weekend warrior Christine Bonnichon.

What’s the best thing about Vagabond: Kevin, Jay, Heather, Andrew, Ray, John & Melissa.  I am fortunate to have a job that involves weekly travel, I have worked out at many CF gyms.  I have yet to find one that provides the types of workouts that Kevin provides us.  Kevin’s programming is special!!   Its very reassuring to have coaches that have the training and understanding about the needs of the clients.  I have limitations resulting from breast cancer and our coaches are always there to keep me honest while pushing me to be better.  I can say I have never been in better cardiovascular shape.

Punit Patel

Vagabond of the Month for April: Punit Patel

Month you were born in:
March

Where you are originally from and/or where you live now:
I am originally from Kenya (I know, I’m the slowest Kenyan) and I currently live in Easton, MA

What days/times you typically train at VBC:
Over my 6 years at Vagabond I’ve trained at different times (7:15 am, 9 am, noon class) but for the last couple of years I train at 5:30 am with some awesome Vagabonds who push me to get better daily. And my early morning coaches are amazing.

My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training:
With the help of my Vagabond community and amazing coaches I have too many accomplishments to call out but the ONE I’m most proud of has been DISCIPLINE. Vagabond has taught me how to be disciplined in life, focus on the positive aspects of life and family, have fun, laugh more, do good things for others. This philosophy has created a clear mind for me. During complex situations in life I always reflect on being disciplined to what I believe in and to solve any problem. Breaking complicated matters into simple pieces, similar to the workouts we do leads to successful outcomes. Being at Vagabond you realize that the power of a community is the most important thing and I always try to transfer that learning to my work and social life.

What’s the best thing about Vagabond:
Kevin O’Malley (and of course Katie O’Malley)!!!! I know you probably think I’m kidding but honestly his passion for getting people to the gym, staying healthy, eating healthy, making sure people don’t hurt themselves, keeping a tight knit community over so many years and making sure the nucleus of Vagabond stays in tact to continue to provide a place for all of us to come for 60 minutes out of our day and focus on the most important aspect of our lives, our health! This is what makes Vagabond special. I look forward to being here for a very long time and to continue to be disciplined to my health and life goals.
My motto over the years has become “slow is smooth, and smooth is fast” and I strive to stay disciplined to that.