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What Are You Training For?

February 6, 2019

What Are You Training For? For many, mental wellness isn’t an easy thing to talk about or manage. We checked-in with our Tight Club community to learn more about how you prioritize mental wellness, alongside your fitness goals and learned so many great insights and perspectives. Thank you to our community for being vulnerable and open about your challenges.

Reagan Belan

2 years at Tight Club
Favourite Class: Tight TRX

How much do you think about or prioritize your mental wellness/health?

Quite often, I struggle with depression, or I guess manage depression and so it’s a big part of my life.

Sebastian Bryers

1.5 years at Tight Club
Favourite Class: Booty Luv

How much do you think about or prioritize your mental wellness/health?

I actually think about it a lot and it’s a big part of my daily assessment. At the end of the day, I come home and I run through my brain everything that happened and ask “did I achieve everything I wanted to achieve today?” Sometimes I don’t in terms of work so I try to find something else that I can find a sense of achievement out of, even if it’s nothing to do with anything productive. That’s my mental check-in, and I know that it’s very much focused on productivity but it’s what helps me get rid of the anxiety at the end of the day.

Victoria Emslie

4 years at Tight Club
Favourite Class: Tight Sweat

How much do you think about or prioritize your mental wellness/health?

Since having Axel 6 months ago it’s been top of mind just because one, in the long term I want to show him what a strong person mom looks like and second because it’s so easy for new moms to forget about themselves, once the baby arrives. And a lot of people that I’ve found have these epic ideas about what motherhood is going to look like and it’s so often different, and so much more stressful. It’s really easy to lose yourself, it’s actually a top priority to make sure I take time for myself and check-in and have some good awareness of my mental health.

Jane Chu

4-5 months at Tight Club
Favourite Class: Tight Sweat

How much do you think about or prioritize your mental wellness/health?

Mental wellness is everything. It is probably a top priority for me because it affects all areas of your life. If you’re not psychologically in a good place — it’s yeah, it’s everything.

Tricia Cummings

4 years at Tight Club
Favourite Class: The Athlete

How much do you think about or prioritize your mental wellness/health?

It’s a huge priority and I make sure that I get my workouts first thing in the morning. I actually half-jokingly, not half-jokingly call them my “rage control” because they are the thing that allows me to go out in my day and see things differently and have multiple perspectives on what’s going on in the world.

Brad Roark

2 years at Tight Club
Favourite Class: Tight Sweat

How much do you think about or prioritize your mental wellness/health?

I prioritize it every day and actually make sure that I get ahead of the game to take care of what I need which is almost always working out and everything falls in place after that.

Words by Sarah Tesla. Photos by Bree Sopatyk.