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.
What's tight in your life?
My health, music, and "favourites." I'm blessed to be able to share time and space with a circle of some seriously wonderful creatures.
The scissor lunge used to be my limp-for-two-days nemesis, but we have become peers. The rocket jump and I have been chumming a bit lately too, I'm somehow finding a poetry in the vertical hang time.
Something people might not know about you?
Two and a half years ago I was in a car accident and underwent a full right hip replacement. Keighty and Tight Club have been beyond instrumental in my rehabilitation and recovery. I still (fondly) remember limping to my first class at The Coach House... usually we limp away from Tight Club, not towards!
What’s your favourite workout song?
Uh oh. That's like having ten thousand children and being asked to pick your favourite- unfair! This morning I loved doing Beyonces to MIA's "Bad Girls." Sampha's "Temporary View" is always a dreamy treat as well. Sunrise running to John Coltrane's "India" is a little bit glorious; ESG is so good for the pace. ANYTHING by Missy Elliot; ahh, there are so many incredible songs and artists!
What’s your spirit animal and why?
1) Freddy Mercury - he is Freddy Mercury.
2) I dream about whales a LOT and always wake up honoured by the visit - they are beautiful, ancient, wise and oh, those songs'll go to yer bones.
Who would be your celebrity best friend?
Sorry, I can't pick just one!
1) Incognito and hitting a dance floor friend: Thom Yorke (we would jam together afterward, obvs).
2) Coffee, a croissant, and a laugh in NYC pals: Linda Rodin, Diana Vreeland + Dev Hynes (fun combo!).
3) Time machine pals: Alexander Mc Queen + of course Freddy Mercury.
4) Campfire stories friend: Dr Jane Goodall.
5) Tea + hangs in the garden friend: Kate Bush. This is really difficult!
Favourite way to procrastinate?
Walking/running my little bean Leon, playing records, reading, laughing, and livin' life with my favourites. I'm also a bit obsessed with vegan food blogs.
What was the last thing you read?
'Coming Through Slaughter' by Michael Ondaatje - it's an oldie but a gorgeous-y.
If you could go anywhere tomorrow, where would you go?
Well, I'm really cold right now so, Hayman Island. It is a tiny, gorgeous island in the Whitsundays that I went to several years ago while on a sailing trip - total seclusion and therefore no clothing. THAT would be today's dream... with shade and a breeze.
What does The Tight Life mean to you?
It means showing up, being present and giving it what you can, from wherever you're at. I do love it when the group erupts into exhausted laughter after somebody drops an awesome one liner, but a moment later everybody is back on task. Serious champs!
What is your fitness goal?
My goal is to continue building my strength and stamina safely and in a way that will have me enjoying the gift of health and vitality from today well into my twilights! It would be pretty awesome to be able to do a split in my lifetime too. Such a fabulous party trick at any age, I do cheer for stunts! Also, I WILL own the one legged dead lift one day! #thisismyvow
Do you have any pre or post workout rituals?
I do love coffee, but let's be real: a light snack beforehand + some oats/quinoa/nuts/seeds/fruit thing afterward. I have literally just begun taking a post-workout potion recommended by my Tight Club wifey; guaranteed to make me feel 72 when I'm actually 82. I can't wait! Sounds like a sound investment; I will be a ninja elder.
How do you treat yourself?
As kindly as possible, haha.
Photos by Valerie Lina Photography.
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