We’re so excited to announce our next member spotlight Tory Belliveau. Tory has been a long time member and she has shown some amazing progress in her time here. Tory is such a hard worker, you can find her here at 6AM on Saturdays getting her WOD in before the sunrise as well as putting in extra work consistently before or after class. She inspires those around her with her motivation and progress and we’re lucky to have her in the CFS community. Check out her interview below!
Name: Tory Belliveau
Profession: Media Manager at the Boston Beer Company.. which basically means I plan advertising campaigns for Sam Adams, Twisted Tea, Angry Orchard, Truly Hard Seltzer and Dogfish Head
When did you start at Crossfit Southie?
October 2014, I took the 6am with Haley and Amy in Southie Orange which was a rowing dubs wod.. Likely one of the few times I’ve ever worked out in Orange. I signed up for a membership after class. I came to Southie as part of a big group leaving the now defunct Crossfit the Taj in Downtown Boston.
What is your Favorite movement and WOD?
WODS are Grace.. DT.. Fran. Essentially anything short, fast and with a barbell. For movements, I like handstand pushups and lifting.
Which Class do you Frequent?
6:30am weekdays and 6AM Saturday (shoutout #Sat6AmFam, best wod of the week)
What has been your biggest accomplishment so far?
Handstand walking. During PR for Pat in 2018, I watched Goose, D and Bri all handstand walking no problem through the wod while I did wall walks. I really wanted to be able to handstand walk next time in the wod. They gave me drills, advice, technique work to help me get to walking for the wod this year. Having quit gymnastics 20 years ago, I’d never have thought I’d walk on my hands at 32. It’s also one of the best examples of a time I set a goal, asked for help and worked slowly but surely for months.
What are your Fitness Goals?
Can I say fitting into my jeans for this one? My tangible goals include things like improved bar muscle ups, handstand walking, heavier lifts etc. I’ve started to try to focus on less tangible things like appreciating everything my body can do versus looking at the things it can’t do. I always want to be fit enough to do the things I need/want to do like enjoying outdoor activities, carrying the groceries in one trip and running around with my first nephew arriving this fall. I’m not getting any younger and I don’t want to give up things I love because I didn’t take care of my fitness and body.
What is your Favorite Part of Crossfit?
The community is huge here. I’ve gotten everything from fitness and nutrition advice to business ideas, travel tips, baby gift ideas and all things inbetween. I really love how mindless it is which is a good thing to me! I just have to get up and get to Southie and somebody has programmed my whole class versus the days of going to the gym and feeling bored, unsure what to do that day and becoming unmotivated.
I’m adding my My favorite part of Crossfit Southie to this questions because why I like crossfit is because of this box. I’ve been a member at another box, I currently have class packs for two other Crossfit Boxes for cities I frequently visit and I’ve dropped in to maybe 20 other boxes. Until you see so many other boxes, you have no idea how you spoiled you are at Southie. The space is HUGE, you have all the latest and greatest fitness toys and way more than just 1 of each, the people are great, the staff is amazing and you are challenged everyday.
How did you get involved in CrossFit and what was your first WOD/experience?
I played sports growing up and into college which ended with a career ending injury when I was 20. I joined corporate america and had the typical globo gym membership sort of doing some fitness here and there not really finding anything I loved. I was really out of shape to say the least but a coworker had recently joined crossfit and told me he thought I would really like it. I joined a new one opening downtown in January 2013 i think? My first wod was Karen. I finished 82 wallballs by the 12min timecap. It was humbling to say the least.
What are your hobbies outside of CrossFit?
I have a rescue dog I love to hike with who has even made it to a few wods. I love anything on the water, beach, paddleboarding and I’ve been learning to sail this year. This past winter, my boyfriend and I, along with another couple, crewed our own sailboat through the BVIs which was an amazing. My next stop is Lake Tahoe for Laboy Day. I love to travel and will pretty much go anywhere.
What’s a “Fun Fact” about you?
I lived in Italy working on an archaeological dig for a summer. I performed in the London New Year’s Day Parade and Macy’s Thanksgiving parade with the UCA Cheerleaders.
1. 15/12 Calorie Row
2. 15 Burpees
3. 60 Double Unders
4. 15 Kettlebell Swings
5. 10 Hamstring Curls on Rower
6. 12 Kettlebell Deadlifts
10 SL Deadlifts (5 each side)
2 Turkish Get-ups (1 each side)
Odd- 15/12 Calorie Row
Even- 15 Burpees
Rest 3 Minutes
Odd- 60 Double Unders
Even-15 Kettlebell Swings (2,1.5)
Level 3 – 12 burpees, 40 Double unders
Level 2- 12/10 cals, 10 Burpees, 20 Double Unders (1.5|1)
Level 1- 10/8 Calorie Row, 8 Burpees, 100m, 40 Singles, (1|0.75)
5 Rope Climbs
50’ Handstand Walk
5 Squat Snatch (155/105)
*ADV – 4 Rounds/100’ HSW/185/125
*Rounds Should not be more than 7:00