October 19, 2017

Tight Club Check in: Pippa Mackie

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 Pippa.

Describe yourself using three buzzwords.

Wild, Humour, Driven

Ok, no wait. Describe yourself as if you are a fine wine, be descriptive.

Strong and assertive; at times fruity, and others… acid forward. Pairs nicely with good company and food.

So for a little more serious stuff. In this moment, what's tight in your life?

I am collaborating with so many creative and funny people this year and I feel lucky to be part of a community of artists who want to create something wild. Also, I am lucky to have such a loving and supportive family.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up right here in Vancouver, BC.

Tell us a secret, something we would have never guessed about you.

I love… and I mean LOVE mayonnaise. But now that I’m writing this, maybe you would have guessed that.

You're always killing it in class. Do you have a history in athletics?

YES! I was a competitive rhythmic gymnast until I was 13. I also played soccer, ultimate and basketball. I love basketball.

Pippa, you were so great at hosting Sports Day and we know you're an actor. Do you have any upcoming events/shows we can come see you in?

I am about to start rehearsals for a show called Titus Bouffonius at the Cultch (runs Nov.22nd -Dec.3rd  written by Colleen Murphy, produced by Rumble theatre)  It is the retelling of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus in the style of Bouffon clown. Yes, it’s going to be as crazy as it sounds. Honestly, if you want to see something hilarious, gutsy and ridiculous, you should come to this show. You can get tickets online now!

We know Valerie asked you to dress in character, what made you choose this angle?

I chose to wear my dad’s tuxedo because it represents where I am at professionally. I love how powerful a tuxedo feels and how it’s not just for one gender anymore. I also like the oversized fit as a metaphor: it makes me feel I have work to do, as an artist, to fill it.

If you could power brunch with one person, who would it be?

My best friend Lindsay Winch.

What's one hidden gem in Vancouver you're willing to share and what should we get there?

I’m not sure it’s totally hidden but Shiro’s (sushi) on Cambie. Get the spicy negitoro roll.

You can only listen to one song on repeat forever, what's it gonna be?

iT by Christine and the Queens.

Name your top 3 books.

Harry Potter (all of them) – J.K. Rowling

Lullabies for Little Criminals-  Heather O’Neill (I mean, all her books)

The World According to Garp – John Irving

What is your number one life hack?

I don’t think life has a hack. Find what you love, work hard and have fun

And in all honesty now, how do you REALLY feel about doing burpees?

Necessary evil.

What's your favourite move in class?

I like the battle ropes. They make me feel hardcore.

What's the funniest thing you've heard in a TC class?

Whenever a check in question asks people to describe a fart story.

What does The Tight Life mean to you?

Finding balance between work and play.


If you're crushin' like we are, do some light stalking here: @pippamackie

All photos by: @valerielina

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