We [the team members] all believe and are passionate about sports injury prevention, specifically running injuries. We are all big time runners who’ve run multiple marathons and most of us have a sidelining injury at least once....
New Haven, CT (PRWEB) January 17, 2012
Aspaeris, a new company that provides performance-enhancing, injury-prevention compression sportswear for female athletes, will sponsor an Ultra team of 6 female runners and a team of 12 female runners in the Ragnar Relay SoCal race on April 20-21 from Huntington Beach to San Diego. Each runner will be given a pair of Aspaeris Pivot Shorts(APS™) to wear throughout the overnight, 200-mile race along the coast of Southern California. The Ultra team, called So Much Cooler Online, was chosen because of the members’ commitment to sports injury prevention.
“We [the team members] all believe and are passionate about sports injury prevention, specifically running injuries. We are all big time runners who’ve run multiple marathons and most of us have a sidelining injury at least once, so all of us want to do whatever we can to stay healthy and injury free and that includes wearing Aspaeris Pivot Shorts,” says 29-year-old Ultra team member SkinnyRunner of Orange County, CA.
This is the first Ragnar Relay for the Ultra team, made up of Southern California transplants. SkinnyRunner pays for her marathon habit by commercial fishing in Alaska where she was born. Chiara is a guitar-jamming, Italian-speaking professional software writer from New Bedford, MA and New York City who knits and deconstructs her bathrooms at night. Sarah is an ex-collegiate softball player from Ohio. Pam is a classical pianist and mother of seven who was homecoming queen and lived on the Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan from 1985 to 1994. Margot is from Virginia and works in the fashion market, but has had odd jobs ranging from Ben & Jerry’s to offshore oil rigs. Nicole is from Northern California and prior to becoming a mom she was a softball player, ice skater and dancer who performed in the New Year’s Day Parade in France and was first runner up Miss San Diego in 2002.
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.
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 NoACLHurt blog which features stories on recently injured or recovering female athletes.
Allison M. Whittaker