Month of January: Scott Melton

Scott M. Summer

Month you were born in: March

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

I was born in Texas, but was raised in various parts of Florida including Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale.  Currently I reside in the Knoll in North Easton.

What days/times you typically train at VBC: 

Typically I frequent the gym every day during the week (except Thursdays) and also on Saturday mornings.  I am usually at the gym early evening.

My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training: 

Honestly I am most proud about the consistency in moderate increases in performance over the past 2 ½ years since joining the gym.  There are obviously weights and personal records that I continually set along the journey, but those are attributed to the programming that allows me to continually get stronger week-by-week or month-by-month.  Being able to consistently make strides in the workouts, increasing endurance and strength, especially since working with the Competition workouts on a daily basis, is the best accomplishment I can say I have had.

Some current training goals and/or personal goals are: 

As far as training goes, my main goal is to be able to compete in Rx competitions moving forward and making a good showing to support the Vagabond name. Of course I want to have my squat PR be like Dean’s (5-hundo +) or my endurance to be like Kat Austin, but that is simply not in the cards, at least not yet.  For now, the goal of being able to be competitive in the Rx division, finishing perhaps in the top 25% of athlete’s in Northeast region for the Opens, and making constant increases to my PR’s over the course of each month are really the goals I am aiming for.

What’s the best thing about Vagabond: 

What else, ME!!! In all reality, though, the best thing are the people of Vagabond, really it is a community versus a gym.  Everyone from the trainers down to the newest member, everyone treats each other with respect and shows constant support for one another, especially during workouts and training.  If you look around the gym, one can see the comradery that exists, and that is simply not found at other gyms.  Some of my closest friends were made through the gym, and being able to have that connection with each other makes us a community.