June 23, 2016

Tight Club Check In: Florence Colson

Take a peek inside the Tight Club community, each week we’re checking in with one of our crew to learn what they get up to when they’re not slamming balls or crushing burpee challenges. These are the people that motivate you in class when sh!t gets real. From OG’s to newbies, here’s their inside scoop.

Meet Florence.

Florence Colson

What is tight in your life?

Being given the opportunity to work here in Vancouver doing something I love everyday, it's pretty amazing that I get to draw cool stuff and create designs for a living! Also, having amazing people I love both at home and now here too, I feel very grateful.

Signature Move?

Beyonces on ice?! Or a run.

Something people might not know about you?

I'm called Florence for a reason... guess...

Florence Colson

Florence Colson

What’s your favourite workout song?

I think that probably changes everyday! I like to workout to anything that makes me want to dance. My go to track on my bike ride to work recently has been Katranada; I love running to 90's house music.

What’s your spirit animal?

I just asked everyone at work and the general consensus seemed to be I was a little monkey; one of those cheeky ones that hangout at temples and are naughty. Other wise I think I would be something energetic, adaptable, and a little elusive - so if anyone knows something, let me know!

Who would be your celebrity best friend?

David Bowie... but as that's no longer possible, it would be Kate Moss and Alex Turner; they seem like go-ers!

Florence Colson

Florence Colson

Favourite way to procrastinate?

I think I could win a medal for my procrastination abilities, I will do anything from getting stuck in the abyss that is Instagram, cleaning a space from top to bottom, or exercising, depending on what the task that I am actually meant to be doing is.

What was the last thing you read?

Patti Smith - M train. Also Patti Smith - Just Kids for the second time; I love the way that she writes.

If you could go anywhere tomorrow, where would you go?

GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL!!! This time last year I was there and it is so amazing. I can't think of another place where you could be watching Patti Smith (I have her on the brain as I've been reading her books) in the sun and the next thing you know, she's bringing the Dalai Lama and a huge cake onto the stage. It was his 80th birthday and the whole crowd sang happy birthday to him!

When he spoke, you could have heard a pin drop - it was pretty special! I'm gutted I can't go this year, but I've also just heard that weather is awful which is giving me a slight sense of evil satisfaction! That or Berlin, I'm kicking myself for not going before I left Europe. Either way, I would also do a stop over with all my loved ones in the UK!

Florence Colson

Florence Colson

What does The Tight Life mean to you?

Balance. It is my general practice to make the best choices whenever I can, but I'm not the type of person who is going to perfectly eat and train 100% of the time. I try to keep as consistent as I can and am probably "tight" 80% of the time, both with exercise and food. The rest of the time I try not to worry too much, I want to be able to enjoy things if I feel like it!

What is your fitness goal?

Seawheeze - The Lululemon half Marathon this summer. It's my first half marathon even though I've been a runner since I was a kid!

Do you have any pre or post workout rituals?

I usually run or bike to my workouts to warm up and clear my head. On a Saturday after Tight Club, the gals and I go to Matchstick for coffee.

Florence Colson

Florence Colson

How do you treat yourself?

I seem to treat myself by buying things. I'm currently on a self inflicted ban from buying trainers (or sneakers, whatever you call them over here) as the piles of boxes are no longer hide-able inside my wardrobe and are spreading all over my tiny apartment!

This summer my big plans are...

Special visitors and hopefully lots of outdoor activities in the sun. It's my first summer here in Vancouver and I can't wait, I've already had a few early beach days and I love it. I need to get out of the city more often; I'm in the process of booking a trip to Tofino which is exciting! I should learn to drive which would make exploring a lot easier or I want to get a motorbike, lets see if I do either.

Florence Colson

Photos by Valerie Lina Photography.

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