Salsa Night at TILT Waltham – Friday February 11th, 7pm

Join us (and bring a date if you like) for a night of dancing and fun at CrossFit TILT Waltham!

Our own Marissa Monteiro will be leading us through a group Salsa lesson, followed by dancing and socialization to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Sign up sheet is available at the front desk of your gym for you and a plus one.

The event starts at 7pm after the conclusion of the 5:30pm class on Friday, February 11th and runs until 9pm. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided. Feel free to show up in your gym clothes, or put on something a little fancier! The first hour of the event will be a structured “Salsa WOD” where Marissa teaches us some Salsa dance steps in the format of a typical CrossFit class. The second half will be a chance to interact with members from other gyms and normal classes, as well as to test drive your new moves out on the dance floor! You do not need to bring a date, as everyone will be paired off for dance partners at the beginning anyway. We hope to see you there!

Deconstruct Your Deadlift Seminar

Deconstruct Your Deadlift Seminar
with BEFORM Physical Therapy 

Where: TILT Waltham – 40 Jones Road
When: Saturday, January 15th @ 10:30am-11:30am
*There will be no 10am class this day**
Who: All TILT Members
Cost: Free!
How to Sign-up:
 Sign-up at the front desk!
Come workout at Waltham’s 9am class and stick around for the seminar after!

This workshop will be covering the best ways to help bullet-proof and strengthen your lower back. We will work on different components of the deadlift, variations of the deadlift, accessories to the deadlift and some considerations for how to handle lower back discomfort!

Questions? Feel free to reach out to Britt at brittny@be-physicaltherapy.com
Learn more about Brittny and BEFORM HERE.

Congratulations to John Pellegrino, our December Member of the Month!

Congratulations to John Pellegrino, our December Member of the Month. John is a mainstay in the evening classes at TILT Waltham and is consistently looking to improve his game and get fitter. You can always find John working on skills and drills before class, and nobody gives a harder push at the end of a workout. John took the time to answer some of our questions about his CrossFit experience, and we’ve shared his answers below. It’s been a pleasure getting to work with John and I’m extraordinarily honored that he’s our Member of the Month for December 2021! – Bud

1) When did you start doing CrossFit, and what made you decide to start?

I started CrossFit in May of 2019 and I did so because I was looking to lose weight and become overall more healthy.

2) You’re very consistent about coming to the 4:30 pm class every day. Was there something about that class that you gravitated to, or was it just the time that worked best for your schedule?

I’m not the greatest at waking up early so I favor the evening classes. I prefer the 4:30 pm class as, if I miss it, I can always take the 5:30 or 6:30 pm ones.

3) You’ve put a lot of work in getting better at strict pull-ups and rope climbs. What advice would you give to people looking to improve at those movements?

The advice I would give would be to start wherever you can and try to improve from there.

4) As a musician, what are your top 3 favorite songs to work out to? Are there any songs or types of music that you don’t like to work out to?

I usually listen to Metal or Rock and listen to songs like “Hell on Earth” (Iron Maiden), “Stratego” (Iron Maiden), and “War Ensemble” (Slayer). I don’t have any songs or types of music I dislike working out to.

5) When was the last time you cut your hair, and what made you decide to start growing it out?

The last time I had my hair cut was around 2014. I decided to start growing it out when I got more into Metal music.

6) Other than CrossFit, what’s the hobby or pastime that you spend the most time doing?

I spend a lot of time playing video games in my free time.

7) What’s your favorite movement in CrossFit?

My favorite movement would probably be the rope climb. I went from not being able to climb a rope to climbing one in about 2-3 weeks by coming in 20 minutes before each class and practicing.

8) If you could ban one CrossFit movement, which movement would you ban?

I would ban wall balls.

9) What’s your favorite CrossFit workout?

My favorite CrossFit workout was one involving the bike and a rope climb a few months back.

10) If someone in your life wanted to start CrossFit, but they were unsure or hesitant, what advice would you give them?

My advice would be to just try it out and go from there.

Congratulations to the new members of the 500/1000 Club!

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

1000 Club Additions:
Kristen Riley

Paul Jarosik

 

500 Club Additions:
Judd Caulfield

Martha Kaniaru

April Liles

Dennis Morgan

Anne Chang

Tim Smith


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

 What’s in it for me?
Bragging rights, fitness gains, and your picture posted at TILT under the 500 and 1000club wall!

 Check out the 500 and 1000 club below!

 1000 Club Members:
Kyle Fidalgo
Edwin Smith
Teri Demarco
Cindy Basque
Amy Fidalgo
Kristen Riley
Paul Jarosik

500 Club Members:
Kate Peck
Tara Hamel
Petro Khomchuk
Doc Curtin
Kelly Slavin
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
David Bruenner
Eddie Saenz
Katie Sullivan
Brad Ebel
Joe Chang
Danny Abrahams
Kyla Abrahams
Gail Alden
Jackie Wogan
Cam Pratt
Andy Carmichael
Judd Caulfield
Martha Kaniaru
April Liles
Dennis Morgan
Anne Chang

TILT Waltham Halloween Spooktacular

All the cuteness and all the fitness.

When:
Saturday 10/30/21 from 9:00-12:00

Where:
TILT Waltham

What:
9:00am – Doors Open/Independent Warm-up starts
9:15am – Athlete Briefing, workout explanation
9:30am – Workout starts
10:01am – Workout concludes, Pumpkin Carving Contest and Trunk or Treat begin11:00am – Beer Mile begins, costume contest winners announced
11:15-12:00 – Hang out, food and drink, enjoy costumes and pumpkins!

How: Put your name down on the sign-up sheet at the front desk and we will do the rest! The teams will be picked for you, so you do not need to worry about finding your own teammates!

Team Rosters
Team 1
1.Ed Hamel
2. Scott Phillips
3. Dan Lander
Team 2
1. Ashtyn Maxwell
2. Kyle Fildalgo
3. Stephen Simmons
Team 3
1. Rich Goguen
2.Erika Kuno
3.Erik Metzger
Team 4
1.Dean Gambale
2.Molly Depew
3.Jason Cappadona
Team 5
1.Jen Lemoine
2.Dani Henry
3.Kersten Roberts
Team 6
1.Gabriel Nano
2.Cindy Basque
3.Blaine Jeffries
Team 7
1.Ross Roberts
2.Abhilash Singh
3. Jack sutherland
Team 8
1.Chi Zang
2.Bud Henry
3. Mary Alison boucher
Team 9
1.Danielle Mathews
2. Seth Lowe
3. Andy Carmichael
Team 10
1.Phil Nickson
2.Lochiel Crafter
3.Naresh Kapil
Team 11
1.Maria Cappadona
2. Eda Fantasia
3. Justin Hynes-Bruell
Team 12
1.Karl Martin
2.Kat Quirk
3.Hannah Lougheed
Team 13
1. Angie Kantola
2.Tristen Sullivan
3.Mike Hu
Team 14 (Please note Team of two as of right now)
1.Gianni Nicolosi
2.Virginia Hein
Team 15 (Please note team of two as of right now)
1.Allie Ketzler
2. Maggie Lanca 

FAQ: 

Is this event kid-friendly? – Yes! Feel free to bring kids and encourage them to wear costumes as well.

Is there a beer mile? – Absolutely! You can bring your own beers or use the ones that we provide. You also have the option of doing a seltzer mile.

Should I bring anything? – Yes! We will be holding a trunk or treat during the event, so please bring favors for the kids. You can also bring beverages to enjoy after the workout, although drinks and snacks will be provided as well.

What if I can only make it for the workout at the beginning or can’t make it till later? – Come on down! This is a fun community event, whether you can only make it for some of it or can attend the entire thing, we would love to have you!

Waltham 500/1000 Club Additions

We are excited to announce the newest additions in 500 and 1000 Club at TILT Sudbury!

1000 Club Addition:
Amy Fidalgo

500 Club Additions:
Eddie Saenz
Katie Sullivan
Brad Ebel
Joe Chang
Danny Abrahams
Kyla Abrahams
Gail Alden
Jackie Wogan
Cam Pratt
Andy Carmichael 

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

 What’s in it for me?
Bragging rights, fitness gains, and your picture posted at TILT under the 500 and 1000 club wall!

 Check out the 500 and 1000 club below!

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

500 Club Members:
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
David Bruenner
Eddie Saenz
Katie Sullivan
Brad Ebel
Joe Chang
Danny Abrahams
Kyla Abrahams
Gail Alden
Jackie Wogan
Cam Pratt
Andy Carmichael

August Newsletter

TILT FAM

What’s Happening at TILT in August!?

Keep Your Eye out for some fun September events!

Saturday Sept 11th – TILT Marathon @ TILT Waltham – Click HERE for sign-up and details.
Saturday Sept 18th – TILT Fall Getaway @ Mount Abram – Click HERE for sign-ups and all details.
If you have any questions about our September events, please contact Brian at brian@crossfittilt.com.
Member of the Month

HUGE Congrats to Stacy for being out newest Member of the Month! Click HERE for her write up!Reminders
Don’t Forget to check into class on your phone or at the computer when you come in!

Member of the Month

Stacy

YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS……… MEMBER OF The MONTH IS HERE…. And this month we get to celebrate Stacy Andreotes. Did she win this highly sought after award because it was part of the deal when she let me live in her basement… yes of course…(I am kidding relax). Stacy, we ALL know is a 6:30 am staple. With partitions, we all knew to not take her cube (I saw this intelligent successful woman straight up unable to compute what to do with her body when one morning someone was in her cube…. The one next to it was wide open but still, could not compute). Stacy has become a huge part of the personality of the 6:30 am class and truly welcomes everyone that walks into that packed class. Stacy we LOVE you.

Learn more about this gem…

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

This seems crazy to me but I have been doing CrossFit for just about 8 years now! I got started a few months after I gave birth to my first son.  It was a rough road in those first several months of momhood, and I really wanted to start taking care of myself and getting back into shape. A friend of mine at work suggested I give CrossFit a try.  I went to check it out in Southie and saw that the intro WOD was a 7 min AMRAP of 5 thrusters (empty barbell), 5 burpees and 5 box jumps.  I thought “7 minutes……..how could anything be that bad for 7 min?” O.M.G. I honestly thought I wasn’t going to survive that workout. But something inside me said, if it’s this hard, it must actually work, so I signed up right after that intro class and the rest is history. Best decision ever.

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

I’m a managing director in audit at a big 4 accounting firm (nerd alert!). But probably more importantly, I’m a mom to an 8 year old (Weston) and 6 year old (Paxton) who are the most lovable tiny humans and also complete maniacs. Those two things take up pretty much most of my time, but I’ve also upped my cooking/baking game since quarantine started.

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

I am a complete true crime podcast JUNKIE. Prior to Covid, I spent a lot of time in my car driving to clients, and I got totally addicted to true crime podcasts.  I would get to my destination and just sit in my car for another 20 minutes because I couldn’t turn them off. Some of my all time favorites are In The Dark (especially season 2), Up and Vanished, Cold, Root of Evil, and of course Serial. If you want more recommendations, I’m your girl!

  1. Have you had a favorite moment at TILT?

This is impossible to answer because there are so many tiny moments all the time that make Tilt the freaking awesome community that it is.  But I will say that Tilt has given me some of the best laughs I’ve ever had, and I think it’s probably a tie between (1) coming back to Tilt in early July 2020 after being on lockdown for months and getting to see everyone in person and workout together again outside and (2) the in-house throwdown we just had, where my team was supposed to be dressed as Mr. Clean but instead basically looked like a trio of D*%@#$ (sorry if I offend, but there’s honestly no other way to describe it). Shout out to Brad for just going along with the whole thing and thanks to Lindsay for making us wear bald caps and then having a fit of laughter so hard that I pretty much peed my pants.

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

This is a tough one but I’m going with Nice for What by Drake…………..I dare you not to like that one

SIDE NOTE – I know I’m not really supposed to do this, but wanted to take this opportunity to tell you all how much I love you guys and I’m going to miss every one of you so damn much. I never imagined when I stepped into Tilt that it would change me so drastically as a person, but that’s exactly what the coaches and the members have done for me in the most positive way.  I have gained so much in mental and physical fortitude, but also made the most incredible relationships that can’t be broken by a little bit of distance. I owe so much to this community for supporting me, pushing me, and always being there for me, especially over the last year and half when the pandemic made shit HARD. I am forever grateful that I stepped through those doors 3 years ago and you can bet your ass you’re not rid of me completely because I will come visit whenever I can. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to all of you for making me a better person.

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

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.

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 184 other subscribers