December 30, 2015

Tight Club Check In: Jessica Leung

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 Jessica.

Jessica Leung

What is Tight in your life?

2015 is tight. This year has been awesome - my family has stayed strong through some tougher times, I reached 5 years of working as an occupational therapist & still love it, and had a fun year of reaching running goals.  

Signature Move?

Bungee sprints. I love running; and with the added resistance from the bungee there is something so fun about leaning in and powering through for a strong finish.  

Something people might not know about you?

I never ran with others until I started running with the Tight Club Run Crew about a year and a half ago.  

What’s your favourite workout song?

Lately I’ve been listening to the Wasabi and Diamond in the Rough mixes by DJ Psychology to get me through my long runs. If I can find a good long mix, I love that because then I don’t need to worry about putting together a playlist.  

What’s your spirit animal and why?

Definitely a dolphin. Not because dolphins live in water, but because they’re friendly, intuitive, curious and social animals and I think I’m a combination of all that.  

Jessica Leung

Who would be your celebrity best friend?

I’m not always the most up to date on celebrities, so I’m going to resort to a blogger - I’d say Sarah Britton from the food blog My New Roots. I love cooking, baking, and photography - she’s got it all!    

Favourite way to procrastinate?

Researching my next trip/get away! If I don’t have a next trip planned yet, looking at blogs and photos to get some inspiration for it. I probably also spend an excessive amount of time making and updating all kinds of lists to try to keep my life semi-organized. Wunderlist is a great app that syncs well on your phone and computer if you’re into list making.  

What was the last thing you read?

The Goon Squad and The Night Circus.  

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

My travel list is endless! In November I did an epic four season, five day hike know as “The W" through Torres Del Paine in Patagonia, Chile. It was the longest self-sustained multi-night hike I’ve done and I loved it (not so much when we woke up at 4:30AM to summit in -5C with puddles of ice cold water in our tent in whiteout conditions) but I would be ready for another trekking trip somewhere.

A bike tour somewhere in Europe like Italy or Germany is also pretty high on the travel list too. That being said, I hear with our not-so-great-dollar that the places to go would be Japan, Norway and Brazil. I haven’t been to any of those places so they also all sound appealing to me!  

Jessica Leung

What does The Tight Life mean to you?

For me living a Tight Life is about living an engaging, balanced and active life. We are all part of different communities and I think there is a lot of value in engaging with and investing in those who cross our lives even if it's only for a short period.

Balance is a word that gets used a lot, but I think there’s a lot of truth to it. We need to know what’s important for ourselves as individuals to thrive and find that magical balance. Active for me is not just physically active, but staying stimulated physically, mentally and emotionally.  

What is your fitness goal?

I’m training right now for a half marathon in February and would love to get a new PB! I’m pretty goal-oriented so I’m loving the process of putting together training plans and meeting my weekly workout goals. My focus this training block right now is to train smart, and focusing on activating all parts of my body for the run.

What is your new year's resolution?

To be better about owning my feelings! I’m pretty good at talking myself out of why I should or shouldn’t be feeling a certain way, and want to get better at owning it and remember it’s what we do with our feelings that matters.  

Photos by Valerie Lina Photography.

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