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3 REASONS WHY ATHLETIC WEAR IS A BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY October 28, 2017 11:38

What Are YOU Wearing?

Why The Clothes You Workout In Matter

What is all the hype with athletic wear? Does it really matter what type of material is on my body when I'm exercising?

The answer is YES! Here are 3 reasons why you need to choose wisely when selecting an outfit for your next run, gym workout, or other sweat-related activity.

 

1. COTTON IS ROTTEN ~ When it comes to getting sweaty in those cotton shirts, shorts, socks, etc., there is science to back up this phrase. Instead of drawing the sweat away from your body during a workout, cotton absorbs the sweat. That means your feet are sitting in a small pool of water in those cotton socks, which can lead to all sorts of problems (chafing, blisters, and even fungal infections).

2. WICKING MATERIAL KEEPS YOU DRY~ Thanks to advancements in technology, there are materials other than cotton that allow for wicking (sweat to be pulled away from the body and absorbed back into the atmosphere). The majority of athletic wear available today is made of some blend of polyester, spandex, and nylon. These materials keep sweat off you, helping prevent chafing, blisters, and other problems associated with clothes that are damp or wet with sweat.
3. WICKING MATERIAL KEEPS YOUR TEMPERATURE MODERATED ~ Another benefit of wicking material is temperature moderation. In a sweaty top, shorts, or socks, your body temperature can rise or drop depending on the outside temperature. With wicking materials, the evaporation of sweat allows for a moderated body temperature, keeping you cooler in hot weather, and warmer in cold weather.

    Stop by St. Pete Running Company for High Quality Athletic Apparel

    At St. Pete Running Company, we carry the highest quality athletic apparel in trusted brands like Brooks, Saucony, Under Armour, and more.

    Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710
    Phone: 727-800-5043
    Store Hours:
    M-F: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

     

    When you come to the store, let them know you've read this blog and you'll receive $10 OFF a Single Item (coupon below).

    Note: Cannot combine coupon with other offers.

     

     

     

     

    Blogger Bria is a customer service manager at St. Pete Running Company.


    5 DAY STREAK AT ST PETE RUNNING COMPANY May 27, 2016 12:14 1 Comment

    Let's Enjoy National Running Day All Week!

     

    We're celebrating National Running Day (June 1st), but we couldn't fit everything we wanted to do into one day. So we've expanded the event into a week-long celebration!

    The 5 Days of Running Challenge

    What is Streak Week all about? No, it's not nude running. It's a running streak of 5 Fun Runs hosted by St. Pete Running Company!

    Every day for a week starting on National Running Day (June 1st), we'll be hosting fun Group Runs for all levels, including walkers. Participants will receive one raffle ticket for each event they attend. There will be a drawing at the last event with the chance to win a gift card to St Pete Running Company.

    Take the Challenge and Win Prizes

    Each event you participate in you will receive a raffle ticket.  The more events you join us for the more chances to win a prize.  Everyone who participates  in the 5 Days of Running Challenge (walkers and joggers) will be entered in a drawing to win a St. Pete Running Company Gift Card!

    Run With Us For A Week

    DAY 1: Open Track Workout

    Wednesday June 1st at 6:30 PM (meet at Admiral Farragut)

    Track Night is a fun, formatted workout with expert coaches! Come early if this is your first track night (around 6:00 PM). If you haven't already, join our Run St. Pete Facebook Group. This is a great opportunity to check out the St. Pete Running Company track program at a hugely discounted cost (drop-in rate only $5). Meet at Admiral Farragut Academy Track, address 501 Park Street North, St. Petersburg.

    DAY 2: SPRC Fun Run

    Thursday June 2nd at 6:30 PM (meet at store)

    Our Thursday Night Group Run is always a Fun Run! Meet at St. Pete Running Company for this casual walk/jog.

    DAY 3: Friday Night Beer Run

    Friday June 3rd at 6:30 PM (meet at store)

    Join us for a Fun Run followed by beer! Meet at St. Pete Running Company for this casual walk/jog out and back on the Pinellas Trail. Then we'll enjoy some beers together afterward.

    DAY 4: Roll, Run, Roll

    Saturday June 4th at 9:00 AM (meet at store)

    Let's Roll! Join us for this awesome workout where you'll give your muscles some much needed foam rolling. This will be especially important during the 5 Days of Running Challenge. Meet at St. Pete Running Company. We'll spend 20 minutes foam rolling, then we'll head out on a very slow-paced jog for 20 minutes, and we'll finish up with 20 minutes of foam rolling. Your body will thank you.

    DAY 5: Sunrise Beach Run

    Sunday June 5th at 8:00 AM (meet at Caddy's on the Beach)

    This is the final Challenge in our streak. Let's Party! Join us for a Fun Run or Walk on the beach. We'll meet at Caddy's on the Beach located at 9000 W Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706. First, we'll run or walk a casual 5K or so on the beach. Then we'll celebrate Streak Week and enjoy breakfast and drinks at Caddy's. Specials just for us include $3 Mimosas / $5 Bloody Marys and 15% Off Entire Check. There will be complimentary bottled water. We'll also have a cabana just for our group. All are welcome! The drawing for a St. Pete Running Company Gift Card will take place here for all participants who completed the 5 Days of Running Challenge.

     

     

     

     

    Blogger Bria works at St. Pete Running Company as a customer service manager.


    HOW 2XU COMPRESSION CAN MAKE YOUR MUSCLES HAPPY December 15, 2015 11:29

     

    Recover Faster, Feel Stronger, and Improve Performance with 2XU Compression

    What can 2XU (pronounced two-times-you) Compression do for you During Exercise?

      • Reduces Muscle Fatigue and Damage - Contains the muscle to reduce vibration, minimize damage and overall fatigue to enhance output.
      • Heightens Agility - Applied pressure to the skin surface increases sensory awareness for improved posture, agility, mobility, and stability.
      • Improves Performance -Heightened circulation, muscle oxygenation and less fatigue increases power and lowers heart rate for enhanced performance overall.
    What can 2XU Compression do for you After Exercise?
      • Faster Recovery - Graduated pressure increases blood flow and shortens the recovery phase especially while sedentary.
      • Decreases Soreness - Efficient removal of blood lactate from exercising muscles to reduce swelling, speed muscle repair and reduce soreness.
      • Travel Protection from Edema and Blood Clots - Through heightened blood circulation, 2XU Compression helps reduce swelling in feet and ankles and lowers the risk of blood clots, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).

    Can 2XU Compression help Before Exercise?

      • Improves Circulation for Faster Warm-Up - Graduated compression increases blood circulation to the heart and lymph nodes for a faster, safer warm-up period before exercise.

    THE NEW 2XU PRODUCTS YOU'LL LOVE

    The MCS line from 2XU takes compression to a new level. MCS stands for Muscle Containment Stamping. MCS is a revolutionary fabric support system traced over key muscle, tendon and fascia groups to focus greater compression power to wrap precise areas and reduce muscle oscillation and damage.

    Elite MCS Compression Calf Guards and Tights offer unparalleled power and protection against muscle trauma during activity. Graduated compression also offers recovery benefits post exercise.

     2XU PRODUCTS AT ST. PETE RUNNING COMPANY

    If you're eager to maximize your workouts with 2XU Compression products, such as tights, calf sleeves, socks, and more, visit St. Pete Running Company where you can try 2XU products on in store.

     

     

     

     Blogger Bria works at St. Pete Running Company as a Customer Service Manager.


    Top Six Christmas Gift Ideas from St. Pete Running Company December 05, 2015 12:30 1 Comment

    How many weeks left until Christmas?!?

    Yep, December 25th is right around the corner. THREE WEEKS away to be exact. If you're scrambling to find the perfect gifts for friends and family, look no further! St. Pete Running Company has you covered, even for those hard-to-shop-for friends and relatives.

    Make this holiday a special one with these great gift ideas.

    1. Gift Cards - How do shop for a picky person? Gift card! The great thing about a St. Pete Running Company Gift Card is that it's a unique, one-of-a-kind gift that supports a locally-owned business.

    2. Sunny Runner Christmas Ornament - Another one-of-a-kind gift! The limited edition Sunny Runner Ornament features our logo and a tropical background with a palm tree decorated for Christmas. A must-have for every tree.

    3. Trigger Point STK, Foam Roller, or Massage Ball - You can't go wrong with any of the Trigger Point items. They are great for active and sedentary people. Like a toothbrush for your body, the STK, foam roller, and massage ball smooths out muscles and helps with soreness.

    4. St. Pete Running Company Shirts, Vests, and Jackets- Keep the one-of-a-kind theme going! Come into the store and browse through a wide variety of tops featuring our Sunny Runner logo.  Our long-sleeve tech shirt is a best-seller with several options for men and women.

    5. SOCKS - Feetures, Bolega, Swiftwift, 2XU Compression Socks, and Sunny Runner Socks - For that tough to buy for friend or relative, you can't go wrong with socks. Check out the many options we have, including our one-of-a-kind Defeet Sock with the Sunny Runner Logo.

    6. Garmin Forerunner 630 and FR 235 Smartwatches - Looking to really surprise someone special? The all-new FR 630 and FR 235 are now available! Come in to the shop to find out all about the latest features with these Garmin GPS Smartwatches.

     

     

    Blogger Bria works at St. Pete Running Company as a customer service manager.


    LIQUIDO RUNNING TIGHTS: A NEW STYLE AT ST. PETE RUNNING COMPANY September 08, 2015 14:43

    Liquido Active

    New to Liquido? So are we! The Brazilian company just recently brought their brand to the United States. Now we're carrying some of their standout running tights at St. Pete Running Company.

    What is Liquido?

    Liquido is known for designing limited edition, all day activewear that can seamlessly transition throughout the different phases of one’s day, making their products exclusive and irresistible to those who want to make a statement in their activewear. New Limited Edition prints are released throughout the year and all production processes are sweatshop-free. The name Liquido was chosen because, just as water is essential to life, the founders of Liquido believe good clothing is a bare necessity that all people deserve.

    Get Comfortable

    The female staff at St. Pete Running Company all love the Liquido tights.

    Janna: I'm not a tights person, but these are the most comfortable tights I've ever worn. I'm definitely going to be wearing them a lot.

    Bria: They feel awesome! The fabric is excellent quality. I'm so excited to run in them, go to the gym in them, and be comfy at home in them.

    Maria: Very lightweight and comfortable tights. They feel like a second skin!

     

    Now Exclusively at St. Pete Running Company

    Come in and get a pair of these statement running tights, perfect for all your daily activities like gym workouts, yoga, walking, running, and more.

     

    Mention This Blog Post for 10% Off Your Liquido Purchase

     

     

     

    Blogger Bria works at St. Pete Running Company as a customer service manager.