Jess Ramsperger: December 2013
Vagabond of the Month for December:
Where you are originally from and/or where you live now:
Originally from Glendale, Az. Currently residing in Whitman, Ma
Month you were born in:
What days/times you typically train at VBC:
I typically train in the afternoons and on weekends when I can make it.
Anything else interesting/unique about you that you’d like to share:
I moved from Phoenix two months after graduating high school and moved in with my step brother who lived in Revere at the time. A year later he moved to Phoenix to start a business. Most people I talk too think I’m crazy for moving from Az to Ma but I love the Northeast. I graduated from Bridgewater State with a degree in Marketing and a degree in Finance. When I’m not at VBC you can catch me running my sign company, riding a motorcycle, listening to music and/or trying to push myself past my comfort zone. One of the best things in life is to be completely relaxed with a glass of single malt scotch, quality cigar, sitting around a fire. Oh baby.
In addition to being a CrossFitter, I am…
Business Owner, Husband, Music Enthusiast, Movie Buff, Sports Fan, Lover, Fighter and Vagabond
My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training so far is/are…
Beating John Morrisey in the row for time at Southie, Getting into double digit strict pull-ups and not pissing my pants as Keith Derba screamed bloody hell at me during Chippdy Do Dah and front squatting over 200lbs
Some current training goals and/or personal goals are…
Front Squat: 250lbs, Clean and Jerk: 250lbs, Efficient at Kipping Pull-ups, Improve on my overall core strength- These might be long term goals.
What’s the best thing about Vagabond?
If I had to choose just one thing I’d have to say the best thing about VBC is the community. Whenever I talk to someone outside of Vagabond my main point of emphasis is on how unique and embracing the people are within our community. I have played on a lot of different teams and I’ve never been more impressed with how this gym has a community in which every member wants to see its fellow members improve (and conquer whatever torture routine Kevin lays out.) We might not know each other outside of the gym, but that won’t stop us from fist pounding and congratulating each other after killing a workout. Of course you can’t mention the community without mentioning the coaches. I firmly believe attitude (in this case the community’s attitude) is a reflection of leadership. Every coach has a different approach to teaching that has in turn helped me get stronger at different movements or exercises. The wealth of knowledge between all our coaches is impressive and it shows when you are not doing something correctly. Thank you to the coaches and the Vaga-family, I look forward to getting to know everyone better.