Aspaeris Supports New Hampshire Reach the Beach Relay Team Running for the Alzheimer's Association

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Aspaeris will help improve performance, speed recovery and prevent sports injury among a new all-female team racing on behalf of Run for the Memory, a charitable partner of the 2012 New Hampshire Reach the Beach Relay.

Janine Ryan and her mother wearing Aspaeris Pivot Shorts and tutus. Team Tutu Hot to Handle has raised over $7,000 to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

The first time I wore my Pivot Shorts was in the Margarita's 5k back in May. Not only did I PR (I beat my time on the same course from last year by over two minutes!), but my legs felt almost rejuvenated after the run.

Aspaeris, a new company that provides performance-enhancing, injury-prevention compression sportswear for female athletes, provides Pivot Shorts to a team of 12 female runners in the 2012 New Hampshire Reach the Beach Relay. Each runner has been training in and will wear Aspaeris Pivot Shorts (APS™) throughout the overnight, 200-mile race. The relay begins on September 14 from Cannon Mountain in Franconia, New Hampshire and ends on September 15 at Hampton Beach State Park. The team called Tutu Hot to Handle is a new participant with Run for the Memory, a charitable partner of the New Hampshire Reach the Beach Relay since 2009 which has raised more than $300,000 for the Alzheimer's Association. So far, Tutu Hot to Handle has alone raised over $7,000 in donations to support critical research and families impacted by Alzheimer's Disease. The team will be racing in their Pivot Shorts and wearing purple tutus—the signature color of the Alzheimer's Association.

The all-female team is flanked by a dynamic mother-daughter duo: team captain Janine Ryan who is 29 years old from Manchester, NH and her 51-year-old mother, Kathi Soule, from Sandown, NH. Although nine of the runners are entering their first Reach the Beach Relay, veteran Stephanie Curran from Litchfield, NH will enter this supreme test of endurance for a ninth time. Ryan and her teammate Sara Martel from Manchester, NH, have used Pivot Shorts before and requested them for their team to train and race in.

"The first time I wore my Pivot Shorts was in the Margarita's 5k back in May. Not only did I PR (I beat my time on the same course from last year by over two minutes!), but my legs felt almost rejuvenated after the run. I even had a kick at the end! I rarely race in anything else!" Ryan explained.

"I injured my hip back in March," said Martel. "Shortly after that I was told about the Pivot shorts...they've literally changed my life (well, my running life)! I refuse to run without them, the few times I did, my hip hurts for days."
Having trained in the shorts for over six weeks, now, the rest of the team feels the benefits of Dual Sensory Compression Bands™ as well. Teresa Starkley, who is 49 years old from Deerfield, NH, reports that she has "worn the [Pivot] Shorts quite a bit while training; both at the gym and while road running with my buddy Liz…. They really 'massage' my hams while running and after!"

Dana Williams, 29 from Twin Mountains, NH, was skeptical at first. "Honestly, I didn't know how I was going to shove my large ass in them... But lo & behold! These babies got some stretch! They definitely give you a little bounce to your step!" exclaimed Williams.

Team Tutu Hot to Handle has a strong following on http://www.facebook.com/TeamTutuHotToHandle and will be on Twitter @TutuHotToHandle during the September 14-15 relay. Team donations to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association can be made by clicking here.

APS™ is the only compression short designed specifically for females that improves performance, speeds recovery, and prevents injuries. In a recent survey, 80% of Pivot Short users reported a performance increase and 62% reported significantly faster recovery time when wearing the shorts after long runs. APS™ is being worn by thousands of new users and has been tested by over 100 premier sports medicine professionals and athletic trainers. APS™ was worn by the fastest all-female Ultra team in the Ragnar Relay SoCal 2012 and is a proud sponsor of the Hartford Marathon Foundation.

About Aspaeris
Founded by Samara Innovations, LLC 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 NoACLHurt blog which features stories on recently injured or recovering female athletes, and is a proud sponsor of the Hartford Marathon Foundation. Athletes can also engage Aspaeris via Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about APS™, visit AspaerisPivotShorts.com.

To learn more about the 2012 New Balance Reach the Beach Relay Race Series, visit http://www.rtbrelay.com/

To learn more about the Alzheimer's Association Run for the Memory program, visit http://www.alzmass.org/rftm/

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Allison M. Whittaker
240-515-8929

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