July Newsletter

TILT

What’s Happening in July!?

TILT Family,
We have a variety of upcoming events and changes happening in July. Please see all details below!
July Kids Fitness Classes
When: Tuesday and Thursdays @ 10:30am-11:30am (July 6th-July 29th)
Where: CrossFit TILT Southboro – 12 Southville Road
Who: Children ages 6-9 years old
Cost: $20/class
*50% discount for any additional family members
How to Sign-up: Email Brian at brian@crossfittilt.com to sign-up
4th of July Schedule
Sunday 7/4 – CLOSED
Monday 7/5 – 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am Class
Monday 7/5 Virtual – 8:00am Class
Summer Schedule Changes
 Starting on July 6th, we will be combining our weekday 8:30am and 9:30am class for a new 9:00am time slot.
In addition, we will be removing our 6:30pm class on Fridays starting on July 9th.
Tie Dye Event! 
What: Come take a Saturday class and stick around to tie dye TILT shirts!
We will have your shirt ready at the gym the day of the event.
When: Saturday July 31st @ 8:00am-11:30am (tie dye anytime between these hours!)
Cost: $20 (white TILT shirt + tie dye supplies provided)
How to Sign-up: Click HERE to input your name and size.
*Deadline to sign-up is July 8th*

Member of the Month

Allyssa

Learn more about our newest member of the month Allyssa HERE!

Member of the Month

Allyssa

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

June Newsletter

June Newsletter

Things are in FULL SWING this June and we have some exciting things coming down the line…

TILT Internal Team Throwdown

TILT Team Throwdown!

What: Teams of 3 Internal Team Throwdown + Beer Mile
When: Saturday June 26th from 9am-12pm! (doors open at 8am)
Where: TILT Waltham
Who: All TILT Members
How to Sign-up: Sign up at the front desk! We will create the teams of 3.
Cost: Free!
*Signup deadline is Thursday June 10th
*Teams and workouts (3) will be released on Sunday June 13th.

SIGN UPS AT THE FRONT DESK

Click HERE for all of the details!

The Internal Team Throwdown is going to be an absolute blast and you don’t want to miss out on the fun! It will be a great way to kick off the summer, meet some new people from the gym, and throw down on some workouts together!

Member of the Month

John

HUGE congrats to John Teobaldi, AKA “4:30 John”! Click HERE to learn more about our newest Member of the Month!

Bring a Friend – FREE Week Trial!
Have a friend interested in trying out TILT? Bring them by for a free week trial!
Email James at james@crossfittilt.com to get started!

Sunday Kids’ Fitness Classes
When: Sundays @ 11:00pm-11:30pm
Who: Children ages 6-9
Where: 31 Union Avenue – Sudbury, MA
Cost: $15/class

How to Sign-up: Email brian@crossfittilt.com to sign-up. Spots are limited!

TILT’s Kids‘ Fitness Classes focus on promoting health and fitness in a positive learning environment for children ages 6-9. We incorporate a variety of games, activities, and fitness challenges to help encourage social interactions and a fun environment. Our sessions are safe and effective for children of all levels and fitness backgrounds.

TILT Team Throwdown

TILT Team Throwdown!


June Internal Team Throwdown is coming!

What: Teams of 3 Internal Team Throwdown + Beer Mile
When: Saturday June 26th from 9am-12pm! (doors open at 8am)
Where: TILT Waltham
Who: All TILT Members
How to Sign-up: Sign up at the front desk! We will create the teams of 3.
Cost: Free!
*Signup deadline is Thursday June 10th
*Teams and workouts (3) will be released on Sunday June 13th.

The Internal Team Throwdown is going to be an absolute blast and you don’t want to miss out on the fun! It will be a great way to kick off the summer, meet some new people from the gym, and throw down on some workouts together!


How it works!
1. Sign-up!
2. Keep an eye out for workout, heats, and team releases (Sunday 6/13). Workouts will be inclusive for all levels!
3. Coordinate a team costume with your team (we will provide contact information if needed)
4. Show up the day of the event ready to go! Doors will open at 8am. There will be no group warm-up for the workouts.

What about the beer mile?
Following the throwdown, we will be holding a Beer Mile for anyone that would like to participate. All details below…

At the call of 3, 2, 1, GO athletes will drink their first beer (Miller Lite will be provided by TILT). There is no shotgunning or funneling allowed. You must drink the beer from the can. Once you finish your beer, you must dump finished beer over your head and run 400 Meters. If there is beer present, you must drink another beer until it is empty. If an athlete throws up or urinates during the beer mile, that athlete is disqualified. Athletes will complete this couplet of 1 beer + 400 meter run x 4 rounds.

*Although the beer mile will be an amazing time and display of the utmost athletic prowess, please understand that we expect all participants to behave responsibly. We are all adults and you will be expected to act like it. We all know it’s very illegal and very dangerous to drink and drive. Please plan accordingly. You will absolutely not be able to drive immediately after doing this fun challenge…so don’t do it! If at any time, you want to stop, STOP.

Member of the Month

John

Let’s give a HUGE congrats to our newest Member of the month John!  John joined us last summer for our outdoor classes and hasn’t looked back since.  A 4:30 faithful, John has become a regular with our afternoon crew! His hard work and attitude landed him this month’s member of the month.  4:30 pm would be lost without you!

Learn more about John with his answers to our Member of the Month questions

  1. How long have you been doing CrossFit and how did you start?June will be my one year anniversary at Tilt. Prior to joining I had never participated in CrossFit work outs. Before CrossFit I had spent years working out on my own at traditional gyms. However, with the onset of the pandemic and closure of the economy I was  left searching for ways to continue to stay fit. Early last summer I happened to drive by Tilt who had managed to resume outdoor activities, so I decided to give it a shot. I am grateful that I did! 
  2. What do you do when you’re not at TILT?My wife and I relocated from California almost three years ago, so when I’m not at Tilt we spend a lot of time exploring the Boston area and greater New England. 
  3. What is something most of TILT doesn’t know about you?I like to cook, love baseball, and enjoy almost any outdoor activity. 
  4. Have you had a favorite moment at TILT?My favorite moments at Tilt are whenever I finish a workout with Burpees! 
  5. Most importantly, now that you have the Member of the Month belt, what would your walkout song be?
    I’m an old Deadhead so I’ll go with Sugar Magnolia!

Memorial Day Pool Party: What to Expect

AAAHHHHH Memorial Day…. The unofficial start to HOT GURL/BOI SUMMER (Sunburn SZN) and BOY DO I HAVE NEWS FOR YOU…. We are having a pool party, for TILT Waltham, after Murph, Monday 5/31, at the DeMarco residence. Get ready for what could go down as the best Memorial Day of your life. Or at least a better Memorial Day than last year (not a whole lot would have to happen for that to come true). BuT aM I bEiNg ClEaR?! DiD I StUtTeR?! This is going to be the Memorial Day of all Memorial Days. So naturally, to ease anybody’s social anxiety, I am writing a dissertation on what to expect.

 

Let me first lay out exactly how your day is gong to go…

Step 1: You take either 7,8,9, or 10 am @ TILT with some of your best pals
Step 2: You hang, regroup, maybe start drinking a Miller Latte in the TILT parking lot as lasses are finishing up
Step 3:You shower and regroup a bit more
Step 4: You drive, or better yet, you Uber yourself to the Demarco residence around 12 pm
Step 5: From here we have the best Memorial Day grill and chill of our lives…

Allow me to set the scene on what to expect once you make it to step 5 of your Memorial Day:

-Expect Chef BoyarDEAN and his grill and chill bois to be BACK AT IT by POPULAR DEMAND

-Expect that there are 2 types of people at a pool party… people who want to tan and people who want GAMES. I want GAMES. I want goggles that make me look like a waterlogged horse and I want to dive for pool toys despite me still having to plug my nose when I jump in a pool.

-Expect me to chase you around with sunblock for safety purposes. SPF 763 to be exact.

-Don’t you dare bring a lame snack, in fact if you bring any kind of celery stick expect that you will be turned AWAY. Don’t you DARE half ass a potato salad and call that a contribution. Put some heart into it. I want full ass potato salad not your half ass potato salad.

-Expect that Stacy A will be mixing up some sort of signature TILT Memorial Day Cocktail in an attempt to intoxicate or kill you without you even knowing because it just tastes like mango juice or something… nice try Stacy, I’ve been to college, I don’t drink the jungle juice…I’ve learned

-Expect an overall joyous time with friends and food. Expect me to judge you if you eat anything less than 14 hot dogs. I’m making the assumption nobody has anywhere else to go, I’m sorry but do people have friends outside of TILT?! Unnecessary. Absolutely unnecessary. So hunker down and start eating those hot dogs my guy

-Expect to probably (definitely) over-eat , think 8 year old at a carnival. That’s the performance I’m looking for.

-Oh you aren’t beach ready yet?! Boo-hoo, give me a break, who cares, not me. Toss on a swim shirt and lets get after it.

-I will see you. Post Murph. At the DeMarco house. Attendance will be taken. If you aren’t there, I’ll body slam you into another dimension, or be slightly disappointed and, as always, I will take your absence as a personal attack to my character.

May Newsletter


 

What’s Happening at TILT Waltham in May…

We are doing a nutrition focused May!
This can look however you want… No sugar, no alcohol, more H2O, 800 grams… you name it! Let’s dial in our nutrition for the month of May together!

Upcoming Events!
24 Hour Hero Event will be LIVE in Southboro! Click HERE for info!
Memorial Day Murph will be going down @ 7,8,9,10 at TILT Waltham

Bring a Friend – FREE Week Trial!
Have a friend interested in trying out TILT? Bring them by for a free week trial!
Email James at james@crossfittilt.com to get started!

Sunday Kids’ Fitness Classes
When: Sundays @ 11:00pm-11:30pm
Who: Children ages 6-9
Where: 31 Union Avenue – Sudbury, MA
Cost: $15/class

How to Sign-up: Email brian@crossfittilt.com to sign-up. Spots are limited!

TILT’s Kids‘ Fitness Classes focus on promoting health and fitness in a positive learning environment for children ages 6-9. We incorporate a variety of games, activities, and fitness challenges to help encourage social interactions and a fun environment. Our sessions are safe and effective for children of all levels and fitness backgrounds. 

Weightlifting Seminar
Click HERE for all the info!

Member of the Month
Congrats to our newest Member of the Month JR! Click HERE to read all about him!

Newest Members of the 500/1000 Club
Teri Demarco (1000)
Cindy Basque (1000)

Schedule Changes
5/30 No open gym
5/31 Memorial Day Schedule: 7,8,9,10 am

500/1000 Club

The 500 and 1000 Club
We are excited to announce the newest additions to the 1000 Club at TILT Waltham!

Teri Demarco
&
Cindy Basque

How do I become a part of the club?
Attend 500 or 1000 classes at TILT!

Check out our founding members of the 500 and 1000 club below!

 1000 Club Members:
Kyle Fidalgo
Edwin Smith
Teri Demarco
Cindy Basque

500 Club Members:
Amy Fidalgo
Kate Peck
Tara Hamel
Petro Khomchuk
Kristen Riley
Doc Curtin
Kelly Slavin
Paul Jarosik
Brendan Bergson
Phil Blanchette
Cris Perez
Matthew Levy
Mike Braatz
Maria Sanez
Stacy Braatz
Ben Whitney
Stephen Simmons
Mike Cummigs
Laura Denomme
Allyssa Bates
Mark Dacey
Dawn Guarriello
Pam Hanlon
Sonny Milani
Eugene Florendo
Alex Antounian
Jeff Lippincott
Luke Nye
Colleen Chapin
Denis Rezendes
Mandi Bruce-Magura
Lane Aikins
Josh Tatelman
Hillary Bergson
Katie Wild
Brad Reid
Jonathan Keyes
Ed Hamel
Lauren Mcauliffe
Kiet Le
Hans Brings
Jess Irving
Mike Noce
Judd Caulfield
Emma Levy
Justin Wahls
Jeff Donovan

Member of the Month

Member of the Month JR!

HUGE CONGRATS to our in house karaoke specialist/ newest member of the month.  I am not sure there is a single song that has been released on planet earth that JR doesn’t know every word to.  When I emailed JR to inform him he was our newest Member of the Month, he responded “What! really? Why?”.  WhY YoU AsK?! Because JR shows up every day, ready to work hard with the best attitude and brings the energy that everybody needs to our morning classes.  If you see JR around (probably singing) tell him congrats!

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

WELL, I started crossfit regularly, I believe, in august 2020 (still a rookie). As to how I got started, it all begin 6 years ago, WOW, when a friend brought me to bring a friend day. Then for the next 5 years I would stop by with my friend on occasion to get an extra workout in here and there. I always had Tilt in the back of mind as a place I wanted to join, but didn’t see how I could make it work. Almost 2  years ago I was able to talk Reem into joining, because I had this feeling should like the community, coaches, and workouts. During COVID things changed and I was able to make the commitment. Since then, being a member of Tilt has made me feel like a younger version of myself again. I grew up training for sports everyday of my life and I had fallen out of that routine when I walked away from baseball. After a major knee surgery, I was sloppy and needed to find a way back and Tilt was the answer. The attention to fitness allowed me push myself to my limits at the time, and growing everyday to were I want to be physically as kept me coming back, well that and the QOD!!

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

When not at Tilt, I still play slow and fast pitch softball, even though my knees still scream back at me. Aside from that, I love food and live for traveling and having unique experiences. I’m a huge window shopper and take a lot of pride in editing and snapping off photos of my adventures.

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

Well, I’m kind of an open book. But, here are a few..first for @bostonscopescene, when I was younger I went on a double date to New Haven for Pizza (obviously, don’t @ me). After eating a pizza and half (the guys pizza and half the ladies pizza), we walked a bit downtown. We stumbled upon a place called Ashley’s Ice Cream. This is probabaly where I should say, im pretty much down for any dare (within reason), but I never turn down a food dare. My freinds dared me to eat the Downside Watson, at the time it was a contest, 15 scoops 20 toppings – if you eat it the fastest, its free, you get a picture on the wall, and a free t-shirt (no longer a challenge and I believe a much smaller ask). Well, as I mentioned, I rarely turn down food dares so I ate it! 1 minute 59 seconds…and a new record! It held for 4 years, until a woman beat me, 1 minute 45 seconds.  DOWN GOES FRAZIER!!!

But, on a more serious note for the Tilt community, I’m an avid movie goer. The year before COVID I went to 85 movies in theaters.  Ever since I was young, going to the movies has always been an escape. The big screen, the story being told, the acting chops, the cinematography, sound mixing it’s all amazing! I normally go alone and use the time to refresh and recharge. I think it’s important that no matter what is going on you find time for yourself, to connect with yourself and going to the movies has been my place to recharge. Something Reem doesn’t even know, I started writing a screen play about my father and I during COVID. We will see what happens and if I ever finish.

  1. Have you had a favorite moment at TILT?

Damn, all the hard hitting questions, honestly I don’t think there has been a single favorite moment, it has been a process. First and foremost, Lindsay and the other coaches let me do my thing (usually sing, when I need that extra motivation, or when it just hits right) which in return has allowed me to feel more comfortable, and push me to my limits. My goal at TILT is to get my lifting weight back to 225 across the board. When I was younger 225 was nothing and I want to feel that again. Im not there yet, but everytime I have pushed for a max, I have hit a new max, and those days, those moments are my favorite.

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

Now this is more my speed, but still tough to answer….I love music from Country to EDM and Hip-Hop to Classical, pending the workout, pending my mood it all hits different. In my baseball days, my walk out music for hitting was – Ted Nugent, Stanglehold – the guitar intro gets people thinking, then when the drums come in (usally when im about to enter the box) they know its game time! But when it comes to lifting/working out I have to go with Kanye Ft. Young Jeezy – Amazing…well because “I’m amazing, yeah I’m all that, If I ain’t on my grind, then what you call that? Victorious, yeah we warriors We make history, strive off victory…I’m amazing, born on a full moon, I was bred to get it in, no spoon

What to Expect: Healthy May


Ok so you commented on my FaceBook video (maybe just cuz you saw other people doing it and you thought oh heck i’ll comment on whatever trendy post this is too) and you’re not so sure what you just agreed to do … let me help you understand.  So, this May is looking like its shaping up to be a bit different than last year (thank GAWD) and instead of spending our days making enough Banana bread each day to feed the entire metro west for a week and a half, we are finding some normalcy in social events again (like my bday bash if you attended). But this means we are actually leaving our house. Maybe you’re even headed back into the office soon and the shock of having to wear something other than your TILT sweatpants has you feeling like you’re dressing for a gosh darn MET Gala.  So lets get in met gala shape shall we?!

So here is what you agreed to… LITERALLY ANYTHING HEALTHY… Guys… this is up to YOU or HECK if you need to be told what to do I can do that for YOU!

-800 Grams of fruits and Veggies a day
-More H2O
-Less Sugar
-More whole foods
-No Take-Out
– SO MUCH MORE!

Am I going to bully you more than Braatz bullies people into perfect parking just to be healthy with me for a month? Yes.
Will you maybe not like me for a hot sec? YES maybe longer who knows.
Will you thank me later when you feel so amazing that you could run a half marathon with no training on brand new running shoes (too soon)? No you’ll pretend I had nothing to do with it.

I am not asking you to chew on raw beets or broccoli for a month or to quit sugar cold turkey and send yourself into a spiral of detox emotions while you chew on a raw carrot pretending it’s a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Tonight Dough.  Let’s just make one small sustainable step towards better health. Together.

“Oh BuT A MoNtH LoNg CoMmItMeNt iS A lOt aNd I aM AfRaId oF CoMmItMeNt” … You’re afraid of commitment?! you’re an adult, and I am not asking you to marry me (otherwise your fears would be valid) i’m literally asking (begging) you to eat vegetables. Not only will we be Met Gala ready, but maybe you’ll be pulling a few less pounds on Memorial day Murph. Who knows? (Well you will know if you join me)

JOIN ME, because we always do amazing things as a group. and because i’ll last about 2 days if someone isn’t doing it with me (or reference, i tried going caffeine free for a week for $20 and lasted 3 hours) So if you aren’t doing this for you (which you should be), do it for me.

Paleo Power Meals is now offering meal delivery service to TILT. We're also going to stock our fridge with a few Grab-N-Go meals for you to try.

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