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Enell: Sports Bras for C-Cup & Above Review

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Enell Sports Bra

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

About Enell:

“ENELL, Inc. (ENELL) was officially founded in 1993 by Renelle Braaten who is determined to provide sports bras well-endowed women can count on when and where it matters most. ENELL has grown from a one-woman show to a team of 15 talented and enthusiastic staff members dedicated to providing bras that SUPPORT, STABILIZE and SECURE on and off the playing field [read more about our team here].

ENELL is proud to be a socially-responsible company. We strive to use local materials and quality manufacturing sites. Committed to SUPPORT in a BIG WAY , ENELL makes donations to several local charities and is committed to being an equal opportunity employer.

ENELL, Inc. is a privately held corporation based in Montana with distribution in 11 countries.

Products

Scientifically designed to SUPPORT, STABILIZE and SECURE, ENELL Bras come in 10 sizes to fit C cups and above.

ENELL SPORT Bra provides superior support for high-impact activities. Whether you are running or jumping, ENELL SPORT ensures that your body moves, not your breasts.

ENELL LITE Bra is specially designed for low-to-medium impact activities and all-day wear. Feel confident and in control with ENELL LITE wherever your day takes you.

MISSION

Enell, Inc. is dedicated to providing women C cup or above with the opportunity to fully participate in an active lifestyle by offering state of the art, high quality performance sports bras.”

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Enell Sport

About:

“If you’re C-cup or above, the hunt for the best sports bra is over! The ENELL SPORT’s patented design eliminates bounce while providing superior support and comfort. This high impact sports bra is made from a LYCRA® Spandex blend (90% nylon/10% LYCRA®). The SPORT bra is a critical piece of athletic equipment that answers the prayers of well-endowed athletes.

Features of ENELL SPORT Bras:

SHOULDER COMFORT – Wide non-stretch straps distribute weight to reduce shoulder fatigue.

MOVEMENT CONTROL – Wide elastic band and motion control neckline eliminate up and down movement.

SECURE CLOSURE – Fastens your girls simply and securely with hook and eye closures.

COMFORT CONTROL – Wide band provides a secure fit that moves with your body.

CONTROL AND COMFORT BACK – The full back with cross-strap design provides posture enhancing back support.

NATUREXX® MOISTURE MANAGAGEMENT PERFORMANCE FABRIC – Fabric wicks away moisture to keep you cool during the most intense workouts.”

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My Thoughts:

As a runner, I truly value a good sports bra that I feel provides sufficient support during my long runs. I’ve been a C cup or above since about high school age–and at that time, I bought sports bras that were too small for me so that I could get the support I desired. Truth is, they were cheaply made bras that were not fitting me properly. They were just so snug that they acted as a super-push-up bra. Not a good call on my part. 🙂

To be honest, I’ve leaned out a smidge in the last year or so and have noticed that my bra size has decreased a little bit (still a D cup), but I still feel that I need/desire adequate support.

That’s where Enell comes in. This bra is the real deal–no movement happens here–and yet, it’s still very comfortable. It allows you to run, jump, skip, stretch, sprawl, do whatever, without any concern about your bust getting in the way. Its a good feeling!

As you can likely tell from the above photos, the bra secures via several small clasps in the front. It takes some gusto to get the first one attached, but once you have that one secure, the rest are easier.

I’d definitely recommend this bra to any woman struggling to find that bra that will allow them to exercise without any worry about movement or shifting up top. Enell has their “formula” down for sure. My only desire for this bra is that it looked a little cooler. It looks a little bit “old lady-ish”. I would love a look that looked sportier. Come to think of it, it may be the light pink color that does this for me. Fashion isn’t at the top of my list, but next to all of my funky, cool, sporty workout gear, this bra looks a little bit dated.

 

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ProBar Organic, Gluten Free Snack Bar Review

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ProBar Bite

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

ProBar Core Values:

Treat Business Like You Treat Family

At PROBAR® we recognize that growing our business goes hand-in-hand with nurturing relationships and encouraging personal growth. We create meaningful, long-term connections with our employees, vendors and customers in a community where trust rules. PROBAR® is not just a job, it’s a shared passion.

Let Your Actions Define You
We tell our kids this every day. We act with dependability, honesty, integrity and trust to realize our commitment to the PROBAR® family and community.

Big Steps, Small Footprint
PROBAR® is a sustainable, REAL FOOD choice. Our ingredients are plant-based, coming from sustainable sources which have a small impact on the earth and a significant and positive impact on our bodies.

We Love Real Food, and We Love What We Do. We Laugh Everyday. What Else Is There?

We Don’t Run From Our Karma and Why Would We Want To?
We always intend to do the right thing. Profit is part of our bottom line; integrity and quality are our cornerstones. We perform at the highest standard, despite cost. A fair reward awaits us.”

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About the ProBar Bite:

“This PROBAR® puts on-the-go and good-for-you in the same bite. Quick, easy, scrumptious and packed with great tasting ingredients, this satisfying snack will energize your day.”

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Chocolate Cherry Cashew

About:

“Indulge yourself with the tasty flavors in Chocolate Cherry Cashew. Rich chocolate mixed with sweet cherries and soft cashews is a treat any time of the day.”

 

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Coconut Almond

About:

“Fresh, flaky coconut with the crunch of almonds is the perfect combination for an on-the-go snack. With this delectable duo, Coconut Almond will leave you coming back for more.”

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Mixed Berry

About:

“Mixed Berry is sure to be your go-to snack for always-in-season berries that never disappoint. It keeps your energy up and makes your taste buds dance year round.”

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Peanut Butter Chocolate

About:

“What could be better than Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip? Fresh peanut butter and creamy chocolate are sure to satisfy with this classic sweet and salty combo!”

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Peanut Butter Crunch

About:

“Simple, pure and sweet! Tasty peanut butter will provide just the right spread for your taste buds.”

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Superfruit + Greens

About:

“Nature’s bounty all in one bar: Superfruit + Greens combines acai, goji, and chia with an awesome grass mix that is sure to get your greens on.”

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My Thoughts:

When I am commuting to practice or amidst a busy tournament day as a volleyball coach, I really lean on portable sources of fuel to keep me energized and replenished.

Of course, my snacks being organic is of the utmost importance to me. I also aim to consume as much raw food as I can. In regards to bars, I’ve found that many of them are not raw because raw ingredients have a shorter shelf life. However, I’ve been lucky enough to discover a few bars that boast mostly raw ingredients, in addition to being raw. That has spoiled me and raised my standards for bars. I now not only look for organic, but I want them to be raw as well. Raw is important because it means I’m consuming these foods unheated, undenatured and with their nutrient profile intact. Heating these ingredients can significantly diminish its nutrient capacity. I was happy to learn that ProBar bites are 70% raw.

That said, I look for organic and I look for raw, but organic & minimally processed is the next best thing. That is what appears to be the case with ProBar. When you unwrap one of these bites, you can recognize what’s in it. It tastes real because it is–the ingredients are organic, 70% raw & recognizable. Taste-wise, these bars are unreal. I truly looked forward to eating these in the morning with a cup of coffee. They are also perfect by themselves.

With a 7g/26g/6g ratio (fat/carbs/protein), I like that these bars are pretty balanced and provide adequate amounts of each macronutrient.

I’d recommend them to those looking for a gluten-free, organic bar option. I’ve found them super handy to keep in my purse, car or in the pantry for an easy, healthy snack!

 

Skora Fit Training & Running Shoe Review

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Skora Fit

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About the Skora Fit:

“The human foot was designed for action – footwear shouldn’t get in the way. Whether upping your mileage or putting in time at the gym, FIT is designed for comfort, speed and agility. Train naturally, without sacrificing cushioning and protection.

  • Medium cushioned midsole provides ample cushioning
  • Zero-drop construction lets the foot move naturally
  • High abrasion rubber optimizes durability
  • Anatomical fit matches the foot’s shape
  • Seamless air mesh upper provides sock-like fit
  • Antimicrobial insole helps fight odor

Specs:

  • REALFIT™ last
  • Stretch air mesh upper
  • 3D printed dynamic support pattern
  • Asymmetric lacing
  • Compression Molded EVA midsole
  • High abrasion HD Rubber outsole
  • 0mm heel-to-toe differential
  • 16mm forefoot/16mm heel stack height.”

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My Thoughts:

My first thoughts upon discovering Skora were that this is a brand, who at it’s core, truly have a passionate for movement, a passion for running and a passion for doing those two things in a more primal and minimalist type of way.

The Skora Fits that I have been wearing are categorized on their site as “training” shoes. To me, this means they are perfect for cross training. They can cater to a running habit or other practices like bike riding, crossfit & resistance training.

I started wearing these shoes on the heels of my first marathon and was open to trying a new shoe and giving it a fair chance. I also do some kettle bell work in combination with my running–so I wanted a shoe that would cater to both. My favorite thing about these shoes is that they let your feet be feet. There is no massive sole on the bottom of them. To me, that is the quickest route to injury and discomfort. I believe the feet were built with an arch for a reason. They are made to withstand weight from above without the need of support from below.

That said, different people & different runners get accustomed to different shoe profiles. Their muscles and gait slightly adapt to the thickness of their soles. These shoes (with a zero-drop, meaning the soles are fairly thin) were not a hard transition for me because I typically wear semi-minimalist shoes. I would imagine that someone using thick-soled shoes for runs and workouts would need a bit of a transition period before they felt comfortable in these shoes.

For me, they were awesome! I always look forward to wearing my Skora Fits. Not only do they feel like a dream, but they are vibrant and fun. Post-marathon training, I have slowed my running down to about 20 miles a week–with more strength and resistance training. These shoes work perfect for that mileage, and I’m sure they would continue to feel great on longer runs.

I have nothing but positive things to say about Skora. Their interaction with my has been gracious and pleasant–and their posts on social media are always inspiring me to run with more gusto.