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.

Troy S.

Vagabond of the Month for March: Pastor Sonny

Month you were born in:
July

Where you are originally from and/or where you live now:
Dansville NY, 60 miles SouthEast of Buffalo. GO BILLS!!! We have lived in Raynham since moving here in Jan. 2016

What days/times you typically train at VBC:
M,W,F 7:15 sometimes 9:00 depending on the snooze button

My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training:
Drastic improvement in flexibility and mobility over the year+ I’ve been a member! I have been doing sprint triathlons the last few years and had become very inflexible. I am totally pumped that I was able to survive the Open this last few weeks, something that scared the crap out of me but I finished, thanks to all the Vagabonds providing encouragement and motivation!

What’s the best thing about Vagabond:
The camaraderie and community!! Moving to MA last January this gym family has been crucial to helping me set down roots in the area. The Program, class structure, and trainers have really helped me gain better form, and overall fitness! When I started I could barely do 6 burpees, now I can string sets of 6 together, kind of. (Burpees still suck!)

Cotter

Vagabond of the Month for February:

Month you were born in:

February

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

Originally from Sterling, MA, now live in South Easton, MA

What days/times you typically train at VBC:

If able to, 7 days a week! On Weekdays, 6 AM is my typical class, Weekends, I try and hit up the Saturday team workout, and the sweat session and/or gymnastics course on Sunday

My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training:

Climbing a rope was one of my top goals in joining VBC, i was finally able to accomplish that fairly early on in my training at VBC. Now focusing on muscle ups and fine tuning my kipping.

What’s the best thing about Vagabond:

I started at VBC because I was unmotivated and tired of working out on my own. I also wasn’t seeing the results that I wanted. Vagabond’s program has made working out fun again and challenging. I’m a big fan of my sleep, and I actually look forward to waking up at 5 in the morning to get ready for the day and make my 6 am class! The workouts aren’t the only thing I love though, when I moved to Easton, I didn’t know anybody. VBC has given me a community of awesome, like minded athletes that I enjoy hanging out with! I’ve been a Vagabond for a little less than a year now, i’m loving the results, and look forward to continuing to push myself physically and mentally with this great group of people!

Charleen

Vagabond of the Month for January: 

Charleen F.

Month you were born in:

November

Where you are originally from and/or where you live now:
I was raised in East Providence, RI.
In 1990, my family moved to Canton, MA.
When I got married in 2005, I moved to Randolph where my husband was raised.
Since November 2014, I have lived in Easton, MA where we are raising our two daughters.

What days/times you typically train at VBC:
I typically train on Tuesdays/Thursdays at 4:30 pm and Saturdays at 9:00 am. As often as I can, I try and make it to the OLY class on Mondays at 6:35 pm.

My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training:
My recent and proudest accomplishment is moving into the fitness phase. I certainly felt like I had been pushing myself, and being pushed, in the lifestyle phase (no doubt about that) but I was really interested in learning more lifts that are embedded in the fitness workouts. I appreciate that Kevin and the coaches have a close eye on me to make sure that I am executing all facets of the workouts correctly and safely. In November, I completed my first half marathon and that was a big accomplishment, yeah! I definitely feel that my training in CrossFit (and hitting the pavement) got me prepared for the race. Finally, I am proud that I am making time to work on my flexibility and range of motion through the guidance of the coaches, which will only be an asset to my progress in CrossFit. I have always loved fitness but was discouraged by the everyday cardio machines, self-prescribed strength training and group classes. CrossFit has it all for me! I love the changes in the workouts each day and I feel such a sense of accomplishment after a tough workout. Because I love it so much, I rarely veer from my weekly workout schedule. I have never felt stronger in all my years of fitness.

What’s the best thing about Vagabond:
The best thing about Vagabond is the knowledgeable coaches and supportive community. The coaches are always there to make adjustments to make sure I am safe and they also push me when they know I am capable of being pushed to the next level. I have been fortunate to workout with friends from the past and I have made so many new friends. We all support and encourage each other throughout works and all the way to the bitter end.

lee-harney

Month you were born in:

April

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

I grew up in East Bridgewater; currently live in Easton.

What days/times you typically train at VBC:

I typically attend the 5:35 p.m. class 3-4 times a week and try desperately not to miss Saturday partner workouts! I have grown to love the Sunday circuit training even if I have to be there at 8 a.m. <3

My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training:

Oh! So many! Vagabond has helped me become a stronger person; both physically and mentally. I called Kevin at the suggestion of a co-worker (#6 Fittest Man 2011 Games) when I was experiencing back pain and sciatica. Vagabond has kept me moving for 5 years with NO back issues. It truly is a lifestyle fitness regimen. There have been 15 minute AMRAP’s that were harder than raking my whole yard for hours! You never know the work you’re getting until you compare it outside the gym. The training at Vagabond helped me succeed in meeting my goal of running a 5K a year later, and I recently finished 3 Spartan races to get my Trifecta medal in Seattle at the age of 53 this year!

What’s the best thing about Vagabond:

Kevin, the coaches, the community, the friendships; it’s all the best, not one thing, but put it all together, and you’ve got the best. I feel the motivation and inspiration from all of the above every day.

machado

Month you were born in: October

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

Taunton born and raised

What days/times you typically train at VBC:

Mostly 530/630 but I’ll throw some 9/12’s in there to spice things up!

My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training:

Gradually getting stronger with my Olympic lifts. Haven’t managed to drop down in weight yet which is good. I also got a couple of competitions under my belt.

Some current training goals and/or personal goals are:

To just keep on keepin’ on. Keep the gym as part of my weekly routine. Maybe get back to my former glory days or making 4 times or more a week!

What’s the best thing about Vagabond:
The people. From the long time members to the newbies. There is something to take from everyone. What keeps them coming and talking about what got them to join in the first place.

I also love seeing members hit their goals, especially the newer ones. “You the real MVP”

I’ve met a lot of people through this gym some of whom will probably be lifetime friends and you know that’s not something you run into that everyday.

I’m a little sad this long running joke of me not getting VBC of the month will end 🙁

jac-dom

Vagabond of the Month for October
Jackie Dominianni

Month you were born in:
May

Where you are originally from and/or where you live now:
Colonia, NJ/Currently, Chelmsford, MA

What days/times you typically train at VBC:
I typically train 4-5 days a week. 6:35, 7:35, and an occasional guest appearance 6 AM Friday Mornings

My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training:
Working through my back issues. Not competing with others. Completing the Falmouth Road Race in 2015 & the internal comp 2016. In addition, my overall consistency and dedication to the program.

Some current training goals and/or personal goals are:
To continue to stay healthy, increase my PR’s, train for a 1/2 marathon.

What’s the best thing about Vagabond:
Vagabond has changed my life. Prior to joining, I had a trainer who was my best friend, and a group of people I worked out with that I grew comfortable with. Towards the end I felt as though I wasn’t making enough progress, and needed something new, something that would make me uncomfortable. That is when I found Vagabond one night while googling gyms in the area. I remember taking my first on ramp class, and thinking, I can’t wait until I can run as fast I can out of here. I am the least coordinated human. Originally, Kevin didn’t think I would be able to take group classes, but I was fortunate enough to work with Heather @ 7:15 a.m. where she helped get me up to speed.

Vagabond is my happy hour. It is the ONE hour that I can just turn everything else off, and forget about the day. There is not one thing that is best about Vagabond. First, Kevin’s programing is what has kept me here; it is second to none. Second, the coaches – it is comforting that every single one of them have a vested interest, and they know everyone’s limitations while making sure that each move is performed properly and pushing you to become better. In addition, I love showing up and being surrounded by a community that not only shares common goals of consistently improving each day, but also holds you accountable. I am incredibly grateful for the amazing friendships I have made. I hate to steal a page out of Kev’s book but Dedication, Patience, and Consistency are really the keys to success.

laghetto

Vagabond of the Month for September

Jake Laghetto

Month you were born in:
May

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

What days/times you typically train at VBC:
Everyday besides Sunday / mid-afteroon

My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training:
My endurance has increased a ton! Before I started at Vagabond, I was out of shape and starting to lose all my endurance that I had before when I was playing hockey.

Some current training goals and/or personal goals are:
To increase my PR’s and become better inside Vagabond.

What’s the best thing about Vagabond:
Vagabond is a great place. The coaches are great. The programming is fantastic. The community is astounding. Everything combined makes Vagabond a great place. But most of all, it’s fun. There are plenty of days that I don’t feel like working out. There are a lot of days that I come in and I’m having a terrible day. Whatever the day brings, it doesn’t matter. When I walk into Vagabond I’m instantly in a good mood and ready to workout and when I leave I’m on a high. I look forward to going in and working out every single day. I can’t wait to continue making new friends and getting better at Vagabond!

Erin D.

Vagabond of the Month for August:

Erin Duggan

Month you were born in:

April

Where you are originally from and/or where you live now:
I grew up in Mansfield and moved to Amherst for a few years. Now I’m back in Mansfield.

What days/times you typically train at VBC:

I usually go to the 5:35 classes.

My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training:

My proudest moment was doing the internal competition. I wasn’t sure about signing up but I’m glad I did.

Some current training goals and/or personal goals are:

I have a lot to work on, but I want to be apart of the open this year.

What’s the best thing about Vagabond:

The best part of Vagabond is how supportive everyone is. When someone succeeds, everyone feels it and everyone builds off of it. We make each other stronger. It’s an awesome energy to be around.