Aspaeris Performance Running Shorts Support Chicago Ragnar Team’s Commitment to Healthy Living

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Aspaeris will sponsor a female Ultra team in the Ragnar Relay Chicago race in order to improve performance, speed recovery and prevent sports injury among the runners, and to applaud their commitment to healthy living.

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I think all of us run and maintain a certain level of fitness not only for our own sanity but also to boost our energy levels so that we can be more productive and focused in other aspects of our lives.

Aspaeris, a new company that provides performance-enhancing, injury-prevention compression sportswear for female athletes, will sponsor an Ultra team of 6 female runners in the Ragnar Relay Chicago race on June 8-9 from Madison, Wisconsin to Chicago, Illinois. Each runner will be given a pair of Aspaeris Pivot Shorts (APS™) to wear throughout the overnight, 200-mile race in the scenic Midwest. The Ultra team, called You Just Got Chicked, was chosen because of their enduring commitment to family, health and fitness.

“I think all of us run and maintain a certain level of fitness not only for our own sanity but also to boost our energy levels so that we can be more productive and focused in other aspects of our lives,” said Ultra team member Amanda Carey, age 37 of Monee, IL.

This is the first Ragnar Relay for the team, although they are all accomplished long distance runners. Amanda is a full-time paralegal, mother of two, and a triathlete. The team captain, Jessica McMullin , age 37 from Peoria, IL, is an Air Force wife, mother of two, and triathlete who has her own graphic design business. Lara Mitchel , age 43 from New Lenox, IL, is mother of four boys and has run seven marathons; she was a former soccer star for Indiana University. Kate Skerrett, the baby of the team at age 27 from Chicago Heights, IL, works in social services and as an academic adviser for the College of DuPage; she balances food, running, food, work, food and her fiancé. Julie Wettstein, age 40 from Washington, IL, is a teacher, former basketball coach, wife and mother who has overcome her type I diabetes in long distance running. Tara Minger, age 37 from Roanoke, IL, is a mom first and an attorney second who runs to let her three young children with health issues know they can beat the odds; her own heart condition hasn’t slowed her down as she enters her second Ragnar and two half-marathons this spring.

Aspaeris has received positive feedback from the running community on the use of APS™. Many runners report improved performance, a feeling of “lightness” while wearing the shorts, and faster recovery after racing. Prior research shows that, combined with good coaching technique, APS™ may help prevent tears to the anterior cruciate ligament and speed recovery from knee injury, as well as enhance athletic performance. The effects of APS™ on fatigued athletes are now being investigated.

About Aspaeris
Founded by Samara Innovations, Inc in 2010, Aspaeris is a female-centric sportswear company that strives to protect athletes from injury and enhance their performance with advanced compression apparel. The Aspaeris Pivot Short (APS™) was created to help prevent non-impact ACL injuries in high-performance female athletes. APS™ is a unique compression short that has two layers. The outer short is a high performance compression short designed to support muscles. The inner short uses patent-pending technology called Dual Sensory Compression Bands™ to help guide the athlete into proper position while she pivots and runs. Aspaeris sponsors the No ACL Hurt blog which features stories on recently injured or recovering female athletes. To learn more about APS™, visit Athletes can also engage Aspaeris via Facebook and Twitter.

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