Hard Work Pays Off!
Congrats to Marcelo Cavalcanti on being our Athlete of the Month for July! Marcelo has been a dedicated, hardworking, and energetic member of the 6:30pm class! Since getting back Marcelo has committed to five days a week training and has accomplished double unders in workouts along with 20″ box jumps! Let’s give it up for Marcelo and if you see him make sure to congratulate him! Below we did a question and answer with him. Make sure to check it out to get to know Marcelo a little bit better!
1. When did you first start at TILT?
I started on Memorial Day 2015! I was working on a project in Reston, VA and would spend a week there, then a week back in Marlborough, so I found our box here, and one in Reston, VA and joined both of them!
2. What is your favorite food?
It’s picanha, a cut of meat that is popular in Brazil, where I am from. It is known in the US as the top sirloin cap. I season it with coarse sea salt and that’s it. Throw it on the grill! You cook it with the fat to add flavor, but you slice off the fat before you eat it. Now that I’ve made you hungry, you can buy this cut at any of the Brazilian markets in the area.
3. If you could choose a superhero power, what would it be?
Since I travel a lot, it would be teleportation with also the ability to bring along people around me.
4. You just won a million dollars! What is the first thing you would purchase?!
I would purchase a week at a huge villa, with a chef, a bartender and a DJ in some island in the Caribbean right now. And, of course, you are all invited!
5. What is your favorite outdoor activity or hobby?
I love traveling to a beach destination and just lounging there. For physical activity I am enjoying the TILT outdoor classes with Eddie and Mick and looking forward to seeing all of the 6:30pm crew back!
6. Would you rather live on the beach or in a cabin on the mountains overlooking a lake?
I would rather live on the beach! I grew up in Rio de Janeiro, and all throughout high school I was at the beach every weekend and all summer long. I would take a bus from my parent’s apartment and be at the beach in 20 min, and spend pretty much the entire day there. We didn’t have cellphones, so we had this spot at the beach where all my friends would go to. You never knew who was going to be there, but then again you knew everyone was going to be there!
7. If you had any advice to give someone thinking about trying TILT what would it be?
Don’t even think twice, just go! Go with a friend to try it out! The coaches at TILT have an unbelievable positive mindset, and you always leave feeling better than you arrived, after the best hour of your day! Don’t even worry about the workout, as the coaches are awesome at helping you find modifications that will challenge you! And you will make great friends and memories there! Two of my favorite memories are when I was able to convince my wife Daniela and my daughters Julie and Christie to all come to a TILT class with me, and the multiple times Christie and I threw down together!