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Written by Linda Palacios   
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 03:44

Performance Wear Prevents Fashion Sacrifice
From running to rock climbing to the occasional world takeover, your life's activities demand clothing that can keep up. Learn how one local store has what you need to keep active and fashionable at the same time.

Many women dare to dream, and some women dare to do. With courage and determination, the doers of the world set out to achieve, but success doesn't have to come with a mandatory fashion sacrifice. Bob Roncker's Running Spot offers two fashion lines that come in handy when you hit the road and start down an adventurous path.

As your can-do attitude goes from inspiration to perspiration, Cincinnati-based Sweaty Bands keeps your hair from being yet another obstacle in your path toward victory. Almost any woman who has attempted the stretchy-headband method while working out (or even just lounging around the house) has experienced the frustrations of the bands' slick ways. You can't focus on your objective when your equipment is falling off and your hair and sweat are falling in your face and eyes. So group fitness instructor Donna Browning developed Sweaty Bands headbands to keep the hassle to a minimum.

Sweaty Bands have a fashionable exterior while the underside serves as your secret weapon. The bands are made of a slip-resistant material that is uber-absorbent so that it soaks up the sweat before it runs down your face. As for that fashionable exterior, Sweaty Bands come in a wide assortment of designs, including solid colors, stripes, polka dots, animal prints, you name it. One band even features pink ribbons to support breast cancer awareness.

These bands stay with you through thick and thin, so you have your choice of thick or thin sizes. The thick bands sell for $18 while the thin bands go for $15.

While Sweaty Bands take care of your top, cover your bottom with Running Skirts, also available at Bob Roncker's Running Spot. Developed by identical twins, this high-performance workout gear allows you to boast your girly side as you take on the world's daily adventures. "Our philosophy is that fitness fashion for women should be fashionable, flattering and (most importantly) functional — hence the inspiration for our girly-girl designs," say Running Skirts founders Cindy Lynch and Christy Baker, who have tested the skirts through marathons, ultra-marathons and ironman triathlons.

081009FASHION4.jpgMade out of sweat-wicking material, these skirts keep you dry and don't bunch between the legs like shorts can. For the exposure-concerned woman, the skirts come with an attached brief, and they both keep you under control. "The running skirt and attached brief stays put in all the right places — the skirt doesn't flip up, and the briefs don't ride up (no, your bum doesn't show)," Lynch and Baker say.

Beyond their performance, Running Skirts come in a variety of styles and designs to provide you with a customized and fashionable experience. From running skirts to golf skirts to maternity skirts, this workout wear caters to every active woman's need.

For more information about these products, visit one of Bob Roncker's Running Spot's three locations (Glendale, O'Bryonville and Loveland) or visit the Sweaty Bands Web site or Running Skirts Web site.

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