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  • 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!

     

     

  • Olivia's Journey: Running with Curves

    My running journey started on Valentine's Day 2013, when I decided to take the steps necessary to love me and pursue a healthy life.
    I had my twins just about 6 months prior and was balancing raising three
    children under 3 years old as my oldest son was 18 months old when my twins arrived. I went to a doctor's appointment for a check up and my doctor wanted to put me on high blood pressure medications. I remember leaving the doctors office saying that I would not fill those scripts and take action. To this day, I have those scripts in a frame, that serve as a reminder of how far I've come.
    While I stayed home with my children in the early month, I would go out for walks as prompted by my loved ones to get a break and just have time for myself. I enjoyed these moments and decided that I would make it a habit. I downloaded the Couch to 5K app and started training and before I realized I was a runner. I signed up for my first 5K race which took place in June 2013 and I got bit by the running bug. Thirsting for more, I started to train for my first 10k , which I did that fall and the rest is history. Each time I completed a race, I challenged and pushed myself  which helped me complete 5 half marathons in 2014. The sky was the limit and in early 2014 I decided that I would go for the gold and complete a marathon.

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  • Read These 7 Things to Help You Fall in Love with Yourself this Valentine's Day

    We all know that in the path to becoming the best, shiniest, brightest, awesomest version of ourselves, there may be times when we need a little boost during our journey. So we thought this Valentine's Day, we'll forgo with the romance and start a practice of showering ourselves with love. Here are a few quotes we found that really got our self-love practice going.

    1. First is the best advice of all, putting yourself first.

    2. Recognize your place in your own life. 

    3.  Own yourself and everything you stand for openly and freely.

    4. Take care how you speak to yourself.

    5. Speak Like you love yourself.

    6. Realize that you are a treasure.

    7. Observe what makes you happy.

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