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TUT Ambassador and Olympic and World Champion sprinter, Andre De Grasse, wins 200m title at Canadian Championships and Thrills Fans

with In-store Appearance at London Drugs for the Launch of the TUT Trainer Microgym.

News Release – Vancouver, British Columbia – Wednesday August 2nd, 2023: TUT Fitness Group Inc (TSX-V:GYM) (Frankfurt: 7PG) (“TUT” or the “Company”), a leading provider of high-performance and affordable Microgyms, is pleased to announce that TUT Ambassador Andre De Grasse won the 200m event at the 2023 Canadian Track and Field Championships this past Sunday in Langley, British Columbia. 

Andre finished first in a season’s best time of 20.01 seconds in the 200m final on Sunday, July 30, ahead of his Canadian 4 x 100m teammates, Aaron Brown, Brendon Rodney, and Jerome Blake. This win secures his place at the 2023 World Athletics Championships, which takes place August 18–27, 2023, in Budapest.

Commenting on his spectacular win, Andre said that “this has been a particularly challenging season, so it’s nice to get a win in front of family, friends and my Canadian fans.”

Following his win, Andre stopped by the Langley, BC, London Drugs to celebrate the launch of the TUT Trainer™ Microgym and Rower™ at one of Western Canada’s largest retailers. Andre signed autographs and posed for photographs, while many of his fans tried out both the Microgym and Rower and experienced the versatility and performance of an all-in-one fitness solution that fits in less than two square feet.

TUT Fitness CEO Rob Smith congratulated Andre on his impressive win, commenting that “we’re so proud of Andre’s win at the track and field championships. The versatility and determination that he’s shown on and off the track, is exactly what TUT Fitness stands for, and we’re grateful to have his support as a TUT Ambassador, it’s a great boost for the brand.”

The TUT Trainer™ Microgym is now available at the following 10 select London Drugs locations, as well as online.

  • Store #74 – 2230 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Store#5 – 2032 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Store#4 – 525 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Store#54 – 3170 Tillicum Road, Victoria, British Columbia
  • Store#47 – 22709 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • Store#12 – 1950 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Store#45 – 11704 – 104th Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2T6
  • Store#15 – 2929 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • Store#37 – 5237 – 48th Avenue, Delta, British Columbia
  • Store#18 – 20202 – 66th Ave., Langley, British Columbia

The TUT Trainer™ microgym retails for $997 and can be financed for as little as $40 per month (24 payments).

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  • High-performance microgym 
  • Quick and easy to set up (15 minutes)
  • No power required
  • Small footprint (<2 sq. ft.)
  • Portable – train anywhere (11.6 lbs / 5kg)
  • Complements any gym setting (commercial / home)
  • Resistance loads up to 200 lbs (90 kg)
  • Less than half the price of leading home gym brands
  • TUT Training App* (over 350 exercises and OnDemand Workout Classes) [1]

Fitness professionals interested in sharing the TUT Fitness advantage with their clients and communities can join the TUT Fitness Athlete Affiliate Program.

For distribution, sales, and partnership inquiries please contact us at info@tutfitnessgroup.com


Founded in 1945, B.C.-based London Drugs sells to every province and territory in Canada through its online store www.londondrugs.com and has 79 physical stores in more than 35 major markets throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. London Drugs offers customers a range of products from digital cameras and cosmetics to computers and televisions. Renowned for its creative approach to retailing, the company employs more than 9,000 people with pharmacy and health care services at the heart of its business. Committed to innovation and superior customer service, London Drugs has established itself as a reputable and caring Canadian company that supports Canadian brands and continues to position itself for future growth and development.

For more information and requests for interviews, please contact:

Louise Stoddart
(604) 351-3623 

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TUT Fitness is a Vancouver-based designer and Canadian manufacturer of high-performance and affordable fitness products, targeting the US$15.13B global home fitness equipment market, which is expected to hit US$21.84B by 2026. [2]

TUT’s industry-first patented resistance band technology (stackable TUT Plates™) is the backbone of the TUT Trainer™ Microgym, a high-performance and versatile alternative to bulky exercise machines and free weights. Weighing only 11.6 lbs, the TUT Trainer™ differs from traditional machines by allowing progressive resistance to be added to any rep or movement. Using just 36 ounces of calibrated resistance bands,  and able to generate up to 200 lbs. of resistance the user experiences constant and incremental Time Under Tension (TUT) throughout the complete range of motion, and assistance with form. The patented resistance band technology and unique gym design ensures maximum full body muscle recruitment, and multiplanar movement, without added pressure to joints or tendons. The TUT Trainer™ replicates everything you can do in the gym with more than 350 exercises delivering all-in-one functional strength, prehab/rehab and cardio training in less than 2 square feet of space. Leveraging TUT’s resistance band technology the complementary TUT Rower™ is great for demanding cardio yoga and pilates style resistance training , and weighs only 21 lbs,  rounding out the perfect all-in-one multi purpose gym and cardio solution.

For further information please contact: 

Rob Smith
CEO, TUT Fitness Group Inc.


Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements or information, which include the preferred affiliate sales program, TUT Fitness Group licensing its technology, expectations, and outcomes from the TUT Fitness Group’s patented technology, development of technologies, the expectations and expected outcomes with the advisors, the Company’s mission and goals, the benefits and expectations from the patents and overall IP portfolio, the expected customer demand for TUT Fitness Group’s products, increase in distribution and sales, global expansion, the updates to TUT products, future plans, regulatory approvals and other matters. Forward-looking statements consist of statements that are not purely historical, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such information can generally be identified by the use of forwarding-looking wording such as “may”, “expect”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “believe” and “continue” or the negative thereof or similar variations. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of any forward-looking information may prove to be incorrect. Events or circumstances may cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted, as a result of numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including but not limited to, business, economic and capital market conditions, the ability to manage operating expenses, security threats, and dependence on key personnel and including those other risks filed under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Such statements and information are based on numerous assumptions regarding present and future business strategies and the environment in which the Company will operate in the future, including the demand for its products, anticipated costs, and the ability to achieve goals. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include, failure to obtain regulatory approval, the continued availability of capital and financing, equipment and technology failures, litigation, increase in operating costs, lack of demand for the Company’s products and services, the impact of COVID-19 or other viruses and diseases on the Company’s ability to operate, competition, failure of counterparties to perform their contractual obligations, exchange rate fluctuations, government regulations, loss of key employees and consultants, and general economic, market or business conditions. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information.

The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release. Except as required by law, the Company disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additionally, the Company undertakes no obligation to comment on the expectations of, or statements made by, third parties in respect of the matters discussed above.

[1] Integrates with Apple Watch/Healthkit, Fitbit, Garmin, Withings, My Fitness Pal.

[2] Source: Research and Markets (July 14, 2022)