Vagabond of the Month for July: Kathy Irvine


Vagabond of the Month for July: Kathy Irvine


Born – June 13, 1966.  Yes, I am only 53 years young Kevin.  I know you think I am in my 70s Kevin, but I am not.

From – North Easton, MA

Days/Times: I try to get to the gym three days a week. Most times 6:35 or 7:35.  But my work schedule does not always allow me to get there.  But I always do some type of activity on my days off.  You will find me walking my dog Ollie early mornings or riding my Peloton bike.

Proudest moment: Raising our girls, watching them perform music and theater throughout high school and college, watching them graduate and seeing them turn into caring, humble, hardworking, nice individuals who will change the world.

VBC Proudest moment: Getting to class and Surviving each class.


Best thing about Vagabond: The community!  Believe it or not, I was an aerobics instructor for many years.  Joe and I actually met at a Gym in Randolph (NATFI).  He was a trainer and I taught classes.  When Joe joined Vagabond, he tried to persuade me to join.  I was very hesitant at first because Vagabond is a lot different than teaching aerobics.  But the gym that Joe and I taught at was an awesome environment.  It was a community. We made so many friends.  No one was competing against each other.  Everyone enjoyed coming in, working hard, talking to friends and helping each other.  We had been looking for that type of environment for years.  Joe told me he had found it at Vagabond.  So I decided to join with my daughter Emma.  On ramp class with Jay was awesome.  I nearly died my first night.  But I finished and then started coming regularly.  So Joe was right.  Vagabond is a community much like what we had at the old gym.  You have great people who are welcoming and helpful.  They encourage you and root you on.  The coaches invest in you and continue to support you even if you forget how to do ring rows after 4 years.  Jay had to remind me the other night I was holding the rings wrong.  But he did so with patience and kindness.  Thanks Jay!  Kevin is amazing.  And although he tells everyone I am older than I am I know he cares about me and my health and wellness.  He knows his stuff and wants to keep you healthy.  I want to say thank you to all the coaches.  You are an incredible group of talented people.  We are very fortunate to have you.

In closing I will say, thanks to everyone for your patience with me, both members and coaches.  I know that during class I ask a million questions, I comment about the music (so many swears), and I do not believe that Kevin ever times accurately.  But watching everyone work their butts off (Erin you are amazing) gets me through the classes!