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  • Lola Getts on Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch!

    Our episode of Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch airs TODAY! We are so proud to have been a part of this amazingly innovative series sponsored by Entrepreneur, Sprint and Indiegogo.  Watch Episode 11 below and please back us on Indiegogo!

    Don't forget, for a limited time, you can get our NEW Lola High Rise leggings for only $49 as a special thank you for supporting us and our mission.

    Thank you for giving our brand a purpose!

    XOXO,
    Lola

  • 4 Tricks to Avoid Post-Halloween Candy Temptations

    Halloween has come and gone but the candy-in-bulk is still here to stay for the rest of the year. It's easy to say "out of sight, out of mind" when it comes to the temptation of eating candy but  not so easy to practice when you're left staring at bags of Halloween treats because you bought too much, your co-workers' candy bowls are still at their desks or, if you're a parent, your kids' Halloween haul is flaunted in front of you.  Nothing can sabotage your fit and wellness journey more than a post-Halloween candy-binge. We'd all like to go cold-turkey, but for those of us who can't here are a few tricks to help you avoid the temptation or at least keep it at bay.

    1.  Eat Slower - Mindless candy eating is a thing, especially when you have a bowl full of snack-size treats. Try switching it up and opening the wrappers and eating with your non-dominant hand (If you are right-handed, eat with your left-hand). Research shows that just by slowing it down, you can decrease what you consume by about 30%!
    2. Drink Water -  Water stops a lot of cravings so keep your hands and your mouth busy by having a glass or bottle water handy. Maybe even put a water pitcher and cup by the candy bowl and commit to drinking a glass before you grab for that piece of chocolate.
    3. Keep Your Mouth Minty Fresh - Don't you hate it when you eat something that ruins your perfectly clean-teeth-feeling after you brush them? Try brushing your teeth or gargle with mouth wash when you want to grab for a piece of candy.
    4. Get Your Sugar Fix A Healthy Way - Keep that sugar craving at bay by incorporating healthier sugars in your meals - half a banana or raisins with your cereal, fresh fruit throughout the day or keep it festive into the holiday season with some hot cider. We guarantee it has less sugar than those fun-size chocolate bars.

     

     

  • Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch is Airing Today!

     

    It's finally here! The very first episode of Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch is airing today on  and we couldn't be more excited.  The streaming show will air on entrepreneur.com and is presented by Entrepreneur, Sprint Business & Indiegogo

    For those who don't know what this show is about, Entrepreneurs have 60 seconds to explain their business concept in an elevator as it ascends to the executive floor. If the investors like their pitch, the entrepreneur is sent up to the boardroom, if not, they are sent back down.

    But the best part is, the viewers can ALSO help fund the ideas and support the entrepreneurs through Indiegogo campaigns set up in tandem with their show appearance! You can follow the campaigns featured on the show by going here!

    Lola Getts will be riding the elevator on November 15!

    So mark your calendars and stay tuned!

    It's an addictive, innovative and ground-breaking show and we are so fortunate to be a part of it! You can watch the streaming show by going here. Or you can watch the first episode below!

  • Running Tips for Beginners

    We know running can be intimidating, especially for curvier women for a number of reasons. One of which is feeling vulnerable and judged by how we move and the fear we are not "doing it right." We're here to assure you that you can do it.

    Everyone has that fear that they are too slow or they will never be able to complete even one mile. And yes, run-walking still makes you a runner! You'll find that the running community is very inclusive and supportive. And heck, you may have a great time doing it!

    If you want to start running, but don't know where to begin, we have some tips below to start for the curvy runner:

    Get the right gear!

    Running is technically free, but there are 3 main essentials you need to start off:

    1. A great pair of running shoes. This is probably no.1. A great pair of running shoes will drastically improve the way you run and help to prevent injury. If you can, go to a running store to get your gait anayzed. They will observe how you run on a treadmill and advise on the best shoe for you based on your running style.
    2. A sturdy sports bra. A heavy duty sports bra is your best friend during a run. One of the best that we have found that our Lola Getts community uses quite often is Enell. They are truly worth the money.
    3.  An amazing outfit! This of course is where we come in :D Our clothes are meant to stay in place no matter what activity you are doing. Since all our clothes are fit first on a real size 16 curvy model, you know the fit is designed for you. You don't have to worry about adjusting your clothes constantly during your run.

    Form Over Speed

    There is no need for speed especially when you are only racing yourself. Remember you are running for you and not anyone else.  Focus on your form so you stay injury free. In fact you should start at a slower pace than you feel you need to go in the beginning so you can complete your workout.

    Our friends at runkeeper have a wonderful beginners running program on their app you can use to start.

    Listen to your body

    If you are running with more weight, the most important thing you can do is to listen to your body. Do not ignore a potential injury to salvage your pride. If you feel like your joints or ankles may be at risk, take it easy or slow your pace.

    Anti-Chafing Products are Your Friends

    The satisfaction of a good run is hampered a bit by the pain of chafing. Body glide may be the go to for most runners. Apply it between the thighs, under-boobs, your back, inner-arms or anywhere else you may need it right before you go running.

     

    We hope this helps on your fit journey! Remember that it's not a competition and that you are doing this for you and not anyone else. Happy running!

  • How to Meditate for Fitness: Practical Tips for Beginners

    By now you already know all the benefits of meditation on your lifestyle and overall health. But did you know it can help you during exercise and can help you reach your fitness goals? Yup! Meditation is great because it:

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  • Summer's Tip on Starting Your Wellness Journey

    Summer wearing the Lola Getts Baseball Tee with Mesh Sleeves in black and maroon.

    I am motivated to stay fit and healthy because I want to actually live this life I've been given. I want to be preventative so that I don't have to be limited illnesses later in life. I do a lot of different things to stay active, from walks with my dog to classes at the gym, and when all else fails, random dancing around the house is good to build up a sweat! I even get my family and friends involved in the activity, whether it be cooking/trying new recipes or trying the new Zumba class.

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  • National Women's Health Week and Lola Getts!

    Say Yes! to your health this week by taking steps toward a healthier you.  It's National Women's Health Week and to celebrate, we are giving you:

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  • What gets you up in the morning?

    Recently, I asked this question to several people and was surprised at how many people struggled to answer it; I was surprised only because I have an ever-growing list of things that motivate me in the morning and keep pushing me forward from day to day.

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  • 4 Tips For Making your Workouts Eco-friendly

    Happy Earth Day Lovelies! Let's celebrate this gorgeous planet by greening up our workouts today and in the future. Here are our 4 Tips to making your workouts Eco-friendly!

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  • Loni Love on The Rachael Ray Show!

    Loni Love was just on The Rachael Ray Show this Friday talking about the thought behind her Collection. We are so so proud to be represented by Loni and have that platform to give the curvy girl space in the fitness world!

    In the segment also, Loni did a fitness makeover on a guest who is working hard to be on her journey to health. It's so inspiring as well as refreshingly funny. Watch it below for yourself!

    Can't get enough of the Loni Love Collection?  Neither can we!

    SHOP THE ENTIRE COLLECTION NOW!

     

     

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