Month you were born in:
October

Where you are originally from and/or where you live now:
Grew up in Leominster, settled in Easton

What days/times you typically train at VBC:
 I try and make it 3 times a week to 4:30 or 5:30 class

My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training:

My consistency. I’m most proud of getting to the gym a few times a week, every week, and making healthy food choices since getting back to Vagabond 6 months ago. I’m down 15 lbs with goals of a strict pull up and half marathon before end of summer. 

What’s the best thing about Vagabond?

Best thing about Vagabond is the camaraderie and community! Kevin and coaches have created such a positive atmosphere focussed on progress, hard work, and fun!

Month you were born in:
October

Where you are originally from and/or where you live now:
Westfield, MA – Brockton, MA

What days/times you typically train at VBC:
Mom/Wed/Thurs 4:30 or 5:30 class and at least one weekend day.

My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training:
Consistency. Prior to joining Vagabond I was a member of a globo gym and I slacked off for a long time. Now I feel obligated to show up to class as often as I can, almost like I will miss out if I don’t. In fact, I wish my schedule allowed me to be here more often!

What’s the best thing about Vagabond?
It’s difficult to narrow down what would be the best thing about Vagabond. The reason being, I’m not sure which is better – the community as a whole, along with the personal relationships that I’m building or the level of detail and attention that the coaches pay to each athlete’s training and safety. Each are important aspects of the Vagabond experience that are constantly expounded upon by Kevin – “This is our Community” or “Ask your coaches” – we hear it all the time. I’ll answer by saying both!

Thanks to Kevin and to the coaches and members of Vagabond for making me feel welcomed over the last year. I hope there are many more to follow!

Michelle T

Month you were born in: 

February

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

Originally from Canton, MA. Lived in Northern CA for 14 years, Salt Lake City for 3 and now back in MA in good ‘ole Easton.

What days/times you typically train at VBC:

Depending on my work schedule, I’ve trained during many different classes. I currently attend at 5:30 AM6:00 AM or 7:15 AM.

My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training: 

Getting older but still sticking with it and still seeing improvement in skills.

What’s the best thing about Vagabond?

Vagabond has a great community of people that love to work hard on a regular basis and who encourage each other. I’ve loved being able to attend classes at all different times so that I could learn from different coaches. Each one has something new to offer in terms of skill building or tips/cues to help you improve technique. I also love the speciality classes (and wish I could attend more of them)! But I’ve been able to make the gymnastics classes with Heather quite regularly and I love the breakdown of skills and learning the foundations for more difficult movements. It’s new and exciting for me. I’ve also loved the addition of Kettlebell Kitchen which makes healthy eating a lot easier! I appreciate Vagabond for keeping me motivated!

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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.