TILT Marathon!

TILT MARATHON IS COMING..

When: Saturday, September 12th
Individual Start Time- 7:00am
Team Relay Start Time- 8:00am

Where: TILT Waltham – 40 Jones Road 

What: 26.2 Miles with your favorite TILT crew.
Check out the course and options below!

How to sign-up: Fill out our TILT Marathon Excel Sign-up Sheet with your name or teammates.
*Sign-up deadline is Sunday, September 6th

FAQS

  • How do I sign up?
    • Sign up as an individual or team on the TILT Marathon Excel Sign-up Sheet. If you are on a team, please list all teammates’ names. If anyone needs a rower or bike, please include in the excel sheet. 
  • Where is the exact starting point? 
    • TILT Waltham (40 Jones Road)
  • What’s the turnaround point?
    • The course will run from TILT Waltham (40 Jones Rd) down the Mass Central Rail Trail. There will be marked turn around points 2.1833 miles from TILT and 4.366 miles from TILT. 
  • Where can I park?
    • TILT Waltham (40 Jones Road). Please park along the street. Please do not park in the parking lot. Parking before the gym on the side street is also not allowed. 
  • What’s the start time? 
    • Individuals running the full marathon will start at 7:00 am sharp. Please show up ahead of time to warm-up.
    • Teams running the relay will start at 8:00 am sharp.
  • Will there be a group warmup?
    • No- there will not be coach led warm-up. Come early to warm up in advance. 
  • How many water stations are you planning, etc?
    • There will be water stations at each turnaround point. (Marked on map as 2.183 and 4.366)
  • What if I can’t run? No worries! We will have rowers, bikes, and ski ergs available in the TILT parking lot to use. 
  • What if I want to do it as a team of 2? This is a team of 3 event. Find a third! 
  • Will the bathrooms be open at TILT? Yes- the downstairs bathrooms will be open for use. You must wear a mask when going into the building.
  • Will the water fountain be open during the event? Yes- for refills only. However, please try to bring extra water bottles for yourself.
  • Can I watch if I am not participating? Of course! Come cheer our athletes on!
  • Where will members be hanging out if they are not running? We will be meeting and hanging out in the TILT Waltham parking lot. Please remember to wear a mask and stay socially distanced from others. 
  • Can non TILT members join? Of course! Bring any and all friends! 
  • What if my team is using a machine? You will share your machine and wipe down in between transitions. Please include the machines you will need on the sign-up sheet. 
  • Do I have to wear my mask while running? No- please keep 6 feet apart from other runners while on the course. 
  • Will we be able to buy products from the gym while there? Yes- there will be products available for sale. 
  • What if it rains? Rain or shine event! 

If you have any questions, please email Lindsay at lindsay@crossfittilt.com

 

Clean Eating Recipes E-Book (August Accountability)

Clean Eating Recipes E-Book

We are almost halfway through our August Accountability Challenge!
Over the last week we asked participants to submit some of their favorite clean eating recipes.
Take a look below at the Clean Eating Recipes E-Book we put together of them!
If you would like to add a recipe to the document, please email Brian at brian@crossfittilt.com.

Click HERE to view the Clean Eating Recipes E-Book

 

July Athlete of the Month!

Marcelo Cavalcanti!

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!

Congrats Marcelo!

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!

The JWB III Foundation Virtual 5k Run

The JWB III Foundation Virtual 5k

Date: August 15th
Time: Take a TILT virtual or in-person class on August 15th.
The workout will be a 5k run! Or, do it on your own at any time!
Cost: $25/person
CLICK HERE to sign-up (Free T-shirt with registration!)

About the Foundation
The JWBrine III Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization, was established in memory of Jim Brine in order to keep his spirit of giving alive. Since the fall of 2012, this foundation has been able to assist local families and individuals who have found themselves in need. The foundation has also given scholarships to local high school seniors. With your support, together we have the opportunity to reach out and be with individuals and families in their time of greatest need.

AID TO OUR COMMUNITY
Helping others was a very important part of Jim’s life. Because of this, the foundation uses its donations to offer aid to people in need. If you or someone you know is in need, please see email JWBIIIFoundation@gmail.com.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Jim loved and played many sports during his life and believed in the value of a good education. Over the past 7 years we have awarded scholarships to graduating seniors from Burlington and Lincoln/Sudbury High Schools. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Brian at brian@crossfittilt.com.

TILT August Accountability Challenge

TILT August Accountability Challenge

When: August 1st – August 31st
Who: You!
Cost: FREE
How to Sign-up: Join our TILT August Accountability Group on Facebook to sign-up!

We will hold each other accountable through constant communication on our private Facebook group. Posting pictures, workouts, recipes, and more! There will be no tracking points or a “winner” at the end of the challenge. This challenge is meant to come together and dial in some healthy habits over the next month.

We will hold each other accountable through daily posts on our Facebook challenge group. We will be focusing on two things – Eating Clean and Training Hard.

Eat Clean – Aim to eat 6 cups of fruits and/or vegetables a day!
*No, this is not all you will eat! Below are some recommendations on what to eat.

Train Hard – Aim for 5 workouts per week
Take a TILT virtual or outdoor class
Go on a run, hike, swim
Ask a coach for an at home or travel workout
Learn and play a new sport!

How We Will We Track Our Progress?
Post on our private Facebook group to hold yourself accountable!
Aim to post one to two pictures a day of eating clean and training hard.
Our goal is to keep each other accountable during this next month by sharing our fitness journey. We are in this together!

Examples:
Picture of a meal including your fruits and/or veggies
Post-workout selfie
Screenshot of your time/score for the workout of the day
Share your favorite recipe
Picture attending a Zoom class or outdoor workout
Picture completing the weekly challenge

Eating Clean Recommendations + Resources
*Our Eating Clean portion of the challenge is a spin-off of the 800 gram challenge that was introduced by EC Synkowski of Optimize Me Nutrition. We have found that this is a sustainable and effective way to dial in some healthy eating habits. For more tips and recommendations, check out the articles below!

The 800 Gram Challenge: https://optimizemenutrition.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/800gchallenge_onesheet.pdf

Nutrition for the 99%: https://optimizemenutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nutritionforthe99percent2.pdf

Join our TILT August Accountability Challenge Facebook group to sign-up!
Once you join the group, we will be blasting out more details and content for all participants.
If you have any questions, feel free to email Brian at brian@crossfittilt.com

TILT COVID-19 Questionnaire

TILT COVID-19 Questionnaire

TILT is committed to the health and safety of all our members!
We are taking an extra measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Moving forward, we will be requiring members to complete this brief self-assessment before joining outdoor classes. When you arrive to class, you will be asked whether you have answered “Yes” to any of these questions. If so, you will not be permitted to take class that day. If you have answered no or unable to ALL questions, you may proceed into class.

Click here for Updated TILT Covid Questionnaire
The questionnaire will also be posted at our sanitation stations at all gyms.

NEW TILT TRIIB App

NEW TRIIB App

We are excited to announce that TILT will be utilizing the TRIIB app for workout posts, workout tracking, and a platform to reserve your spot in classes once we re-open.

Will we still be posting on the blog? YES! We will still be utilizing the blog for workout posts and tracking. This will serve as an additional platform for members to use.

Over the next few weeks, please familiarize yourself with the app. Practice signing up for classes, viewing the workout of the day, and tracking your workouts. Click HERE for all set-up details.

If you have any questions regarding the app, please reach out to James at James@crossfittilt.com. As we get closer to re-opening, we will be providing more details and procedures with you all!

Virtual Kids Camp

TILT VIRTUAL KIDS CAMP

When: July 7th-July 10th @ 10:30am-11:30am
Who: Ages 6-10
Cost: $60/child
Click HERE to sign-up!

Our Virtual Kids Camp focuses on promoting health and fitness in a positive learning environment for children ages 6-10. We incorporate a variety of games, team building 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. All sessions will be done via Zoom. 

If you are interested in signing your child up, or are looking for more information, please contact Brian at brian@crossfittilt.com.

Zoom link and other details will be sent to all participants by July 3rd.

24 Heroes Virtual Fundraiser


24 Heroes Virtual Fundraiser
When: Sunday May 24th-Monday May 25th
How to Attend: Join Zoom Meeting – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82824815546
Workout Schedule- Click HERE.

CrossFit TILT is thrilled to announce that the 5th Annual “24 Heroes” Fundraiser is scheduled for THIS Memorial Day weekend! From the morning of Sunday May 24th through the morning of Monday May 25th, we will be going LIVE via Zoom on the hour, EVERY hour, for 24 HOURS, with a workout to honor one of our nation’s fallen heroes. We are joining forces with Rob and Christine Seymour, two incredible members of our community, dedicated to supporting and honoring our nation’s heroes.

Our fundraising efforts will be donated to Veterans Inc., a veteran support organization based in Worcester, MA. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to The Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation. We hope that you will join us for this memorial event and make it as great of a success as it has been in years past! Tune in this year to hear from some amazing guest speakers with personal connections to some of the heroes we are honoring. We are also incredibly proud to announce this year’s keynote speaker: Kate Quigley, the sister of Glen Doherty, whom we will be honoring in our first workout of the event.

In light of COVID-19, this event will occur via Zoom with athletes doing the Hero Workouts offsite. Each Hero Workout will be presented as prescribed, as well as with a “Limited Equipment” and “Bodyweight” version, allowing for maximum participation no matter your location or circumstance! Athletes are free to pick and choose which Hero Workouts they would like to participate in by logging into the designated Zoom link when each workout is scheduled. The hourly schedule of Hero Workouts, as well as all of the modified versions of each workout, can be found HERE. A coach will be on staff each hour to further assist you with any questions about modifications.

We encourage you to watch the following video HERE. If you are unfamiliar with this incredible event, this highlight reel from the 2018 fundraiser will give you an idea of the camaraderie and teamwork this event inspires. People from all walks of life coming together to pay their respects and work hard in the name of honor and remembrance. As CrossFitters, we adapt and overcome. There is absolutely no way we are going to let the pandemic prevent us from supporting and raising money for veterans and their families. We may not be able to gather in person, but we can still find a powerful way to come together.

If you are interested in donating to support this fundraiser, please visit our EventBrite page. There is a suggested donation of $25 per participant, but anything you are able and willing to contribute is greatly appreciated.

We would also like to announce a special fundraising opportunity made possible by a generous donation from Concept2. For the individual who raises the most money (a minimum of $500 to be eligible), Concept2 will donate an erg of the winner’s choice- either a Rower, Bike or Ski erg! Set up a GoFundMe or however you would like to compile your donations, and make a single submission on the EventBrite page. Just click “Tickets” and then enter a customized donation amount. Once you make your contest submission, please email Casey at casey@crossfittilt.com indicating you have entered the contest.

If you find yourself unable to donate, please don’t let that keep you from tuning in and participating in this event! The true intention of this event is to come together to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. In the words of Veterans Inc., “they were there when we needed them. We must be there now that they need us.” Whether your support is through monetary donations, giving a little piece of yourself during a workout, or just tuning in to show your support, we’re all in this together.

To join in on the event, click our event Zoom link at any time during the 24 hours the event will be taking place. A reminder that workout briefs, hero bios and any speakers will begin at the top of the hour, every hour, and the workout will follow shortly after. There will be no group warm-up. Come ready to workout, have fun, and support a great cause! Join here- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82824815546 (Meeting ID: 828 2481 5546)

If you have any questions regarding the 24 Heroes Fundraiser, please feel free to contact Casey Bennett at casey@crossfittilt.com. After taking a look at the workout schedule, if you find that you have a personal connection, or know someone with a personal connection, to one of the heroes we are honoring this year, please reach out to Casey Bennett at the previously mentioned email address. We would love to give those of you with personal connections an opportunity to speak in honor of those you hold dear to your hearts.

Thank you for taking the time to read through this information. We truly hope that you will find some time to join us for this event. Mark your calendars, spread the word, and let’s make this a truly unforgettable experience!

Staying Positive and Keeping Active by Mick Dudley


Staying Positive and Keeping Active
By: Mick Dudley

We can all agree this is a challenging time we are living in right now. There are men and women in the healthcare profession out on the frontlines doing their very best to resolve our current situation. And there are those of us, who are not on the front lines, at home doing our best to be patient and find ways to keep ourselves busy, active, and positive. Being aware of our current situation is important and we can all find ways to keep a positive light within ourselves even though the times may not feel positive. Sometimes being indoors can be hard or bring some of us into a negative mental state. One way we can stay positive is by keeping ourselves active. Whether it is hitting a virtual class on zoom or getting outside in the backyard and doing some spring clean up, we need to keep moving! We also need to keep our mental state as positive as we can. My uncle always told me, “positive gets you positive.” If you do positive things and think positive thoughts, your life will shine in a positive light.

 We have an opportunity to do what we can at home with what we have. This is a time where we can get creative, accomplish some things we have been wanting to do, but never had the time. This is a time where we can grow as people and do things we haven’t had time to do during our busy lifestyle before. It is a time to explore and improve upon other parts of our lives. We may just have to get a little creative or think outside the box!

It is so important to take that thirty minutes to one hour a day for fitness and exercise. Completing a workout makes you feel accomplished and it gets those feel good vibes flowing, known as endorphins!  After completing a workout, I think we can all agree that we get a great feeling of accomplishment and sometimes are amazed at ourselves! Once we feel that sense of accomplishment, we want to feel it again and again! And that is a great feeling to have but after that hour of exertion and giving it our all, we have to keep those positive vibes flowing even if it may be a struggle to do so. 

Somethings we could do to keep busy or in a state of positivity is to read a book, set some goals we would like to work towards, call a friend or family member, write in a journal, play outside in the backyard with family, work on singing or playing a musical instrument, have a game night or cook a meal with your family! The possibilities of doing new or different things are endless if you take the opportunity to explore them! 

So, if you are struggling with staying positive or need that little push, I encourage you to start with writing down a daily routine. Write some things you would like to do or accomplish. Writing things down and seeing them in front of you will help you execute your plan to accomplish them. This will help you structure out your days and help you stay on track. And think “I will,” when you write down what you would like to do! I will get up early. I will take one hour a day for my workout. I will clean up the yard. I will get through this challenging time and get back to my regular routine when it is time! I will stay on track with my nutrition. I will work on home projects I’ve been meaning to get to.I will work out four to six times a week! Say “I will,” believe it and you will accomplish your goals!

 We have a choice to be positive or be negative. We can choose how to approach each situation we are faced with. And though it is often easier said than done, the best choice you can make first is to be positive. Start with a positive mindset. Having a positive mindset will help you be productive and in return you will accomplish tasks and feel successful. Once you accomplish one thing they start to add up and that feeling of accomplishment grows! You will move from one thing to the next, to the next! The power of positivity goes a long way! So stay positive my friends and we will come out of this stronger together! 

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