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FIND YOUR LIFE, SWEAT BALANCE WITH TIGHT CLUB IN VANCOUVER

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ELYSE ANDREWS

APR 18, 2019

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IMAGE VIA @FSVANCOUVER | INSTAGRAM

How good can a fitness studio be if the owner loves beer, hates running, and illustrates class descriptions with burgers and fries? Very good, apparently.

If you guessed we’re talking about Tight Club, then you’d be right. Here, they help train for life beyond the gym (and they’re really chill about it, too).

LIFE, SWEAT BALANCE

This Chinatown studio is all about balance in the realest sense: they believe exercise should be fun, challenging, inclusive, and backed by science. And yes, paired with good food (with no off-limits list in sight).

Tight Club started as a garage operation between friends that quickly outgrew its un-permitted alley. Now, their permanent location—called The Field House—is home to a range of strength, HIIT, and yoga classes, free run and cycle meetups, and down-to-earth personal training that includes holistic nutrition plan options.

BEYONCÉ KICKS AND GYM CLASS DRILLS

Sold? Here’s how to navigate the studio schedule like a pro.

Consider Booty Luv and Tight TRX your starter kits — you’ll learn the basics, perfect that posture, and find inner strength and stability you didn’t know you had.

Revamp your weekend with Tight Club’s killer full-body workouts. On Friday night hit up The Club, the studio’s aptly-named weekend kick-off class, that is. Circle back on Sunday for brunch, Tight Club-style. We’re talking classic circuit training that will target all your muscles.

Missing those gym class drills? Try the signature Tight Sweat for a dose of HIIT or The Athlete for some sports-minded agility moves. Whatever you choose, you’ll leave feeling right and feeling tight.

GET SOCIAL, MOVE OUTSIDE

If you prefer your fitness to come with a dose of fresh air, join the weekly Tight Club Run Crew or seasonal bike groups. Each has its weekly loyalists, but they are super welcoming to new faces. And don’t be surprised if these social gatherings sometimes end with beer or treats from neighbours like Kokomo and Virtuous Pies. Oh, and did we mention these meetups are free?

Whether your sweating it out in the studio or training with one of their outdoor crews, one thing’s for sure — The Future is Tight.

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