Matt Auger: March

Vagabond of the Month for March:
Matthew Auger
Where you are originally from and/or where you live now:
Originally from Brockton, now living in West Bridgewater
Month you were born in:
What days/times you typically train at VBC:
In the summer and school vacations I come in the mornings, ideally 6am. During the school year, 4:30 or 5:30. Plus Saturday group classes and Sunday powerlifting or gymnastics. I try to come every day, because a day away feels like a part of my day is missing.
Anything else interesting/unique about you that you’d like to share:
I’ve ridden in two PMC’s and would love to get back into cycling, especially after all of the time spent on the Airdyne.
In addition to being a CrossFitter, I am…
A teacher in Easton, so I have had some VBC kids in class and may have more as the years go by. I am getting married next April to my fiance Erin. Huge sports fan, love reading.
My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training so far is/are…
Setting new PRs lately. I’ve been a member since July and all of the coaches and fellow Vagabonds talk about consistency, patience, and dedication being the keys to success. It took me a while to build a foundation but I can see the progress starting to snowball and the PRs happen faster and more frequently. The movements are starting to click and hopefully, as I work on efficiency and the movements, the progress will continue.
Some current training goals and/or personal goals are…
I came in last place at Southie, my goal is to be competitive next year in the scaled division. I competed to set a benchmark for myself. And, while the benchmark was set as low as could be, it was great to be able to see what I needed to do to get to a place where I can compete. My other goals are to be able to do all of the movements/weights for the 2015 Opens and put on ~2lb a month (which won’t help me win any no grain challenges).
What’s the best thing about Vagabond?
There was a day a few months back when Keith said to Kevin that Vagabond has changed my life and that I owe Kevin more money. It really has changed my life and has been worth every penny (but hopefully not many more pennies) VBC is a lifestyle change that has become part of who I am. Those of you who have become “obsessed” with this, as I have, understand that it becomes part of what you do and who you are. The best thing about VBC has to be the people. It is the great coaches and amazing community. I would never do this to myself if I didn’t have the coaches pushing me and the community atmosphere we have at VBC. Plus I would look like a fool at Planet Fitness running around doing AMRAPS… We are witness to each other’s progress, we encourage each other to push ourselves, and sometimes we yell at each other to pick up the bar if our minds have tried to convince us that we cannot do another rep. The Opens have been a great showcase of our community. The energy in the gym when people are getting that muscle up, finishing their cleans, getting their first C2B, whatever it may be, we recognize the effort and give each other the adrenaline to do more. VBC is a great place, it starts at the top with Kevin and all of the coaches and continues with all of us and with each new Morrissey On-Ramp graduate. Thanks everyone and can’t wait for 15.5 burpees!