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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Stay Active with Respirez Apparel

Ion Actif Prima Tank and Fitted Jean Capri

It seems that a lot of my good friends have switched careers and have gone into yoga these days. 

Pat Ramos, a Kellogg MBA grad/business consultant, is now an instructor who also blogs about yoga. Ivy Melchor moved back to Manila from NY and became part-owner of green yoga studio Urban Ashram. And now Jenny Yu who has worked in advertising and banking, has brought in yoga wear from the West Coast.

Her newly launched company, Respirez Apparel Co. is the authorized distributor of well-made, enduring performance apparel brands like Ion Actif from Los Angeles, California and Silver Icing from Vancouver, Canada. Both brands are versatile enough to be used when working on your asanas, running  a 10k marathon, or simply just treading on that treadmill.

Ion Actif Cargo Capri and Pocketed Halter Tank

Silver Icing Julia Tee in Cobalt and Serena Tank in White

Jenny decided to merge her two passions: fashion and staying fit after arriving from a vacation in the West Coast. She was inspired by how people from California and Vancouver, including Hollywood celebrities, dressed up in comfortable and fashionable activewear that could take them straight from the gym to running errands around town. But to be decked out in Lululemon isn't too kind on the pocket, so she thought of bringing in high quality brands that did not break the bank.

Of course, what is yoga without mats? Jenny also brought in YogaRat from Santa Monica, California, which specializes in eco-friendly active accessories such as non-toxic mats and non-slip microfiber towels designed with fun colors and eye-catching prints that would surely brighten up your yoga practice and fitness activities.

YogaRat non-toxic yoga mats

YogaRat non-slip microfiber yoga towel

Look for Ion Actif, Silver Icing and YogaRat at Toby’s Arena located at the 1st Floor of Shangri-la Plaza Mall and Beyond Yoga located at the 3rd Floor of Il Terrazzo Building in Tomas Morato.

Silver Icing Wilma Zip and Cameron Pant in Black

Now, here's the best part. A giveaway! Jenny and MFO will be giving away YogaRat accessories and Ion Actif activewear for your workout wardrobe! To join, here's how:

1) Like the Respirez Apparel fan page: http://www.facebook.com/RespirezApparel

2) Go through the albums and share the image of the item you like on the Respirez Apparel wall and indicate what activity you would most likely use / wear the item. Tag Manila Fashion Observer and Respirez Apparel in the post.

e.g. “@Manila Fashion Observer: I heart @Respirez Apparel’s (item name)__________ because it is perfect to use / wear while I (activity) __________.”

When the Respirez Apparel group hits 300 “likes”, we will be giving away a YogaRat non-slip microfiber yoga towel. 

When the group hits 600 “likes”, we will be giving away a YogaRat non-toxic yoga mat. 

And when the group hits 1000 “likes”, we will be giving away an Ion Actif top.

Note: Shipping of items within Metro Manila only. Winners will be announced on MFO and through personal message.

1 comment:

cham said...

Like like like! Just in time for my return to the world of joggers! :)

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