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TUT Ambassador Andre De Grasse, Olympic and World Champion Sprinter, Becomes The First Canadian Sprinter To Win Diamond League Title 

News Release – Vancouver, British Columbia – Tuesday September 19th, 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 men’s 200m title at the  2023 World Athletics Diamond League Finals in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday September 18th, 2023 at Hayward Field.  

Returning to the track where he started his breakout USC Trojans track and field career, De Grasse, a fan favorite, finished first ahead of two of the world’s top three 200m sprinters this year, Erriyon Knighton and Kenny Bednarek, with De Grasse running a season’s best time of 19.76 seconds over the 200m distance. With this win De Grasse becomes the first Canadian sprinter to a win a Diamond League Title.

De Grasse’s marketing agent Brian Levine commented  “Andre delivered a masterclass in resilience, patience and perseverance through the 2023 season. To finish off the year the way he did, is super exciting, especially with the Paris Olympics less than a year away. Don’t ever count this guy out. He’s only getting stronger and faster with age.”   

TUT CEO Rob Smith ”It was amazing to watch this event live in Eugene, and to see all of Andre’s fans react to this amazing performance.TUT is excited to be supporting Andre’s training efforts as he gets ready for the Paris Olympics in 2024”. 

Further to the news release dated July 26th, 2023 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


TUT Fitness is a Vancouver-based designer and Canadian manufacturer of high-performance and affordable fitness products, targeting the US$16.5B+ 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.


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

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