Perhaps the most overdue Member of the month recognition, lets celebrate Allyssa Bates!  Allyssa, with 2 L’s of course.  Allyssa is a 5:30 am staple.  She is everyone’s biggest fan and truly wants everyone around her to succeed.  It’s people like Allyssa who make the TILT community so great.  Her undying support for the people around her and commitment to all of us at TILT make her the PERFECT member of the month!  We love you Allyssa!

Let’s learn more about Allyssa!

How long have you been doing CrossFit and how did you start?

I fought CrossFit hard……like REALLY HARD.  I likened it to joining a cult but after my 10th consecutive visit to the gym where I listlessly walked around and randomly picked up and put down various pieces of equipment (and wondered why I didn’t feel fitter), I decided to give it a try.  That was 9 years ago and I haven’t looked back.  Probably have joined a cult…..but I’m not complaining.

   What do you do when you’re not at TILT? 

I love live theatre – I subscribe to two of the local theatres so if you’re ever looking for a recommendation, let me know.  I can’t wait to see a show in person – it’s looking like it will be this fall!

What is something most of TILT doesn’t know about you? 

I was one of the owners of CrossFit Framingham with Chantal.  When we decided to close, I was extremely picky about what box I would join but TILT delivered on all fronts – Fantastic community and quality coaching and programming.

Have you had a favorite moment at TILT?

So many – 1.) Poor Colin getting thrown into being the “Elf” to deliver the gifts for the holiday gift exchange—he hadn’t been at the Box for very long so we made him a cheat sheet on a whiteboard of who everyone was in the class!  Special shout out to my 5:30 am peeps for always being willing to put up with the gift swap! 2.) I loved Name that Tune during the pandemic—it was so lovely being able to connect with members from across all of the boxes during such a crazy time.  3.) Manning the turnaround point on the marathon course last fall with Kristen—I think we might have traumatized a few of the runners with our “spirit”.

Most importantly, now that you have the Member of the Month belt, what would your walkout song be?

Taking Care of Business – Bachman-Turner Overdrive