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Stabiliser Muscles & Six Packs: Little Things That Matter

By jewelz | January 20, 2020

Do the right exercises the right way, and you’ll build all the right muscles – meaning that six pack and those “invisible” stabilizers.

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Building Healthy Habits with a Personal Trainer

By jewelz | December 19, 2019

We know how hard it can be to carve out time to exercise. Some of our busiest clients, who may travel for weeks at a time, have said they thought their schedule made it impossible to have a successful training program. This is another example showing the value of having a personal trainer.

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Holiday Eating & Training Tips

By jewelz | December 16, 2019

You may need a day after holiday celebrations before you can return to your training. Eat smart to recover, so you can be back to your sessions soon!

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How Can You Lose Weight During the Holidays?

By jewelz | December 1, 2019

The holidays are here! The pressure to look good is a little higher than usual, and the food and party temptations are EVERYWHERE. All the time. So is now a good time to try to lose weight? Yes, when you have the right mindset. And the right mindset is the same no matter what month it is.

Before and After: Weight Loss Transformation!

By jewelz | November 24, 2019

Initially, Valerie’s goal was weight loss – 20 kg by her birthday – but she soon realized other side effects (good ones!).

What Would You Tell Your Best Friend About Your Fitness Routine?

By jewelz | November 8, 2019

Do you want to bring a friend to your favorite class? We offer a few “bring a guest” passes to our clients each month. Please let us know if you would like to refer someone.

Eat Right, Recover Faster

By jewelz | November 2, 2019

Did you over-do it? You may need a day before you can return to your training. Eat smart to recover, so you can be back to your sessions soon!

It’s OK to (Stop and) Re-Start a Fitness Routine

By jewelz | October 25, 2019

I tell returning clients to be realistic. If you take 3 weeks off, you’re going to lose momentum. If you take 3 months off, you’re going to lose some muscle tone, strength, stamina…but the minute you come back to your strength and conditioning routine, you’ve reversed that momentum.

In other words, you’re back on track but the minute you return to training – and with a good coach, you’ll make the most of your return to training.

Looking for New Ways to Meet Your Goals and Have FUN?

By jewelz | October 1, 2019

What’s new at Tighten Up? Almost everything! New equipment, technology, trainers…we’re having more fun than ever and so are our clients.  Come see for yourself!  What’s REALLY New at Tighten Up? Really, quite a LOT!  The studio is lighter and brighter and the music is even better than before. It’s a more comfortable, fun, and motivating…


By jewelz | August 28, 2019

These days, the average person sits for 7.7 hours every day! The typical pattern is to jump out of bed, get into the car so that we can sit at our desk at work then jump back in the car and end a full-on day in front of the tv. Our sedentary lifestyles have changed…

TIGHTEN UP – Achieve the physical and mental wellbeing you deserve.