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Love Your Body

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Love Your Body

Your body is amazing! Think about it: it carries you through life, it wakes up every morning, converts food into energy; for most of us it walks, talks, hugs and breathes too. Every second there are a gazillion little things going on inside of you. Whether your body looks like the images in glossy magazines, or far from it, it's more advanced than the most cutting edge computer, and it's your permanent address here on earth.  Body PositiveTo us, Body Positive means loving the body you’re in, today. Don’t put your life on hold while waiting for that “perfect body” to appear....

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Body Positive Active Wear

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Body Positive Active Wear

What is Body Positive? Is Mollyhopp a Plus Size brand? Mollyhopp was born from my own need of cute, high quality, running and yoga clothes in sizes beyond Nike’s and Lululemon’s ranges. It was as simple as that. To me, that journey started by googling “plus size running pants,” so naturally I thought that was what we were. Almost a year later, we have launched our first line (of AMAZING clothes and accessories), and we notice that the word plus size doesn’t really fit. For starters, our first collection start with US size 8; the average American woman is a size 16. So we asked ourselves: should...

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Weekend Inspiration

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Weekend Inspiration

Inspiration comes in many forms; this weekend it comes in collecting race packs for the Performance Series, modifying the race shirt into a comfortable singlet, and heading out for an afternoon run in the rain.  Signing up for the Performance Series – five 2.5K, 5K and 10K events with the hashtag #transcendyourself- is one of the reasons we are here. When I decided to do the 5K races, I had not run since before my back surgery in 2010, and spent the last few years miserably failing at keeping a healthy work-life balance. A pregnancy, two international moves, and months straight of...

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First post - The Spark

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First post - The Spark

I’m in an athletics store to buy new running shoes. My pulse is a soaring 101 bpm. After having chosen which shoes to get, a friendly sales clerk suggests I check out their lifestyle t-shirts section. There is a special offer: buy 2 items, receive 10% off your total bill. I want to scream “NO!” I’m not here for classic prints on stretchy, oversized cotton tees. I’m a runner. I want cute outfits to run in. I’d love to try on their new sports bras, and splurge on patterned running shorts, technical tops and colourful tights.But I’m too big. Or the clothes...

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