Although most people recognize Zensah as a brand for runners, there are many other types of athletes that wear our products. One group of athletes that really benefits from compression is ballet dancers! We actually have dancers in the Boston Ballet, Philadelphia Ballet, and the American Ballet Theater that wear our compression leg sleeves for training and recovery. See all the pictures below to be inspired by the beauty, strength, and grace of these athletes.
Sabrina Lopez, age 24, is a Cross Country and Track and Field athlete with a career full of achievements and a huge passion for running. From 2007-2009, she competed for OSU in the PAC 10 and earned All-West Regional honors in Cross Country. For the next three years, Sabrina competed at Cal State Los Angeles in Cross Country and Track & Field. During her time at CSULA, Sabrina was an All-CCAA honoree in Cross Country and the team’s MVP her senior year. She served as captain of the CSULA Track and Field team for two years, and was CCAA Conference Champion in the 10,000 meters. Today, she is sponsored by Skechers Performance, and is working towards her goal to compete at the Olympics.
Although it often goes overlooked, recovery is an essential part of any athlete’s training program. As a seasoned athlete, Sabrina takes her training very seriously, and has learned to make recovery a key component of her training regimen.
When I was asked to write a segment for the Zensah #withoutlimitz movement, I felt like my topic was a no-brainer. But putting my story and understanding into writing was an obstacle. Adversity is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as “an unpleasant or difficult situation.” However, in Latin, it literally translates as “to turn toward.” Adversity is subjective to each person. It may cause some people to grow and others to struggle. It’s something that I’ve experienced a lot of, and honestly, it’s what I attribute my professional and amateur success to.
This fall we released a variety of new compression tights, each style designed with a unique purpose and story. Compression Tights increase circulation throughout the legs, relieve soreness, and help muscles feel supported and fresher. Read more below to find the best compression tight style for you!
For our first Cut & Sew tight you know we had to choose the best fabric available. Lightweight yet supportive, the XT Compression Tight is available for Men and Women. The fabric is so light and comfortable that it has been compared to feeling like silk! The men’s style comes with a drawstring while the women’s version has a colored waistband when folded. The XT Compression Tights are perfect to wear on the run and for recovery. Consider this your new all-encompassing compression tight.
Made with Warp Knit Technology, the Firm & Fit Tights are completely seamless for the perfect fit. Both the Compression Tight and Capri feature side mesh panels for breathability and style. If you are looking for a classic black tight that you can wear for working out and every day, this is the style for you. These are quickly becoming a favorite for all day wear because of their incredibly flattering fit and comfortable fabric. The name says it all, wearing these as a Capri or tight will make your booty look firm and fit!
3D ribbing from the ankles to the quads and hamstrings provides targeted muscle support and high compression for faster recovery. The technology and fabric makes these perfect for recovery. If you sleep in them after a tough training day you will wake up the next day feeling great! These are Kara Goucher’s favorite recovery tights. While these tights can be worn for running, the fabric and fit make them ideal for recovery. Make sure to pack these in your marathon bag so you slip them on right after your race!
Winter officially begins Dec 21st but we know certain places around the World are already feeling the weather turning. So before we go into hibernation mode, we have some suggestions for taking your winter from dull to fun.
Also important to keep in mind, if you are running outdoors it is almost mandatory to wear high visibility colors to ensure you are seen.
Winter usually means saying goodbye to shorts and wearing black tights. Have you ever tried wearing your compression leg sleeves with your black capris?