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Wordless Wednesday (*Zensah style*)

Wed, Sep 8, 2010

cardio, Exercise, Giveaways, Reviews

(which really means Fewer Word Wednesday…this time with more giveaway)

Zensah offered me the opportunity to try their compression running skirt/sports bra. Note the smile. I like’y being compressed.

The obligatory butt rear view of the Zensah skirt (and my need for a haircut).

I liked running in the skirt, but I think Id LOVE were it a wee bit shorter. It’s the PERFECT length for weight training.

I adore the liner-shorts. Comfy comfy compression comfy.

My girls? They loved the bra.  So much so I was willing to sport it FOR YOU instead of merely cutting & pasting a Zensah site photo.


There’s really no point behind the photo above except the fact the Tornado wanted in & decided to mimic the Mama likes to run in short stuff picture.

Why are we smiling so radiantly in the photo above?

Because Zensah has offered to send TWO of you a sports bras as well.

(they generous like that)

Two lucky readers will experience, as I did, the amazetastic ultra-breathable, moisture wicking, seamless construction joy which is Zensah.

You may be entered to win for the lowlow cost of a comment below.

What’s your greatest sports bra lament?

What do you hope a Zensah bra will do that thus far other companies have not?

USA only.

Winner announced 9.13.10

Dont wanna wait to see if youve won? longing for a SKIRT or some COMPRESSION SLEEVES?
Use the come MizFit10 for 10% off your order.

Good through 9.10.10

FTC? outfit was free. Thoughts  on the bra and skirt are all my own.

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91 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday (*Zensah style*)”

  1. Collette says:

    I am not USA but I am a new reader.
    I wanted to say how much I am enjoying your writing and attitude, MizFit

  2. Nan says:

    My sports bras are SO OLD anything would be better for my girls :)

    I love your tattoo, MizFit.

    What is it of? What are the images?

  3. BK says:

    How were the bras with chafing? I notice on my longer runs even with moisture wick I get a lil chafing under my girls. That skirt looks like what I’ve been looking for. Long for u but with my umm big ole butt it’ll be perfect length lol

    Will check out there sizing. Thanks. I’ve never heard of them

  4. Suzanne says:

    Miz my girls need some WICKING!!!!

    We are supposed to call them girls right?

    (Mine are more old ladies :) )

  5. Laurie says:

    I thought I was up so early I’d beat you to the punch, nope! (I am up b/c a kid is coughing and I couldn’t go back to sleep, you are up, because you are.
    Does Zensah take care of Big girls? I’m large and bouncy and so agree with BK, after long runs, I get all chafed. After my half, I was so sore that I ripped my bra off on the 4 hour drive home (with my 15 year old in the car next to me), poor kid.

  6. Would having a Zensah bra or running skirt make me want to run? Probably not, but I’d look cute walking along the trail in their spiffy outfit!

    (no entry for me, thanks.)

  7. Natalie says:

    I like the skirt.
    I like the bra.
    I’d like the tips on how you get those ABS :)

    Any new sports bras would help this woman.

    Everything I own is old!!

  8. Kamu says:

    Greatest sport bra lament? Strap length.

    The vast majority of sports bra are of the style in this post with fixed-length straps which means that they do not provide adequate support for people with short torsos (or like me, short all-around).

    I also don’t get why they are often not sized like normal bras by band and cup, but rather as S/M/L/… but that is not nearly as annoying as having straps that float inches above one’s actual shoulders.

    (Not in the US, so no entry for me. I just needed to gripe.)

  9. jen (@jeninRL) says:

    I like the skirt - most running skirts seem so short and my thighs need more length. And sports bras - they either are too flexible and not enough support OR they are like the one I am currently wearing is too thick (perfectly tight) but heavy and HOT!

    I love the tornado! Let her stay little! The karate kid is wearing a bra now! ewwww!

  10. Kimmie says:

    Canada here :(

    Wanted to add that CHAFING is my biggest bugger and ask about the tattoo story as well.

    Have I missed that?

  11. MrsFatass says:

    I’ve been wearing the same sports bras since the girls were full of milk and I was nursing.

    Yes. It’s time for something new.

  12. Joanna Sutter says:

    I shop for quality, perfect fitting bras for everyday wear but not for gym wear…WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?? I’m in the gym 6 days a week for goodness sakes!

    Yes, I need new and improved sports bras. Thanks for the recommendation and the sports wear modeling (you should add that to a resume or a bio someday!)

    P.S. Those compression arm sleeves and socks in pink? Seriously cool.

  13. Jennifer S says:

    I would love support without crushing, wicking and aome way to not get all tangled up in it once I’m sweaty. ;)

  14. Debra says:

    I hate a sports bra that compresses every where but where the bounce is. My ribs really don’t need to be compressed that tightly while the girls still bounce around like basketballs. :(

    I’ve been looking for a running skirt for my size. Impossible to find. I have thighs. The shorts need to be longer so I don’t end up looking like I’ve got hamburger meat for legs from the rubbing and chaffing. And trying to find something in XL or XXL… impossible. Oh wait, I’ve found skirts that say XL but they fit like Mediums. Come on people!! Fat girls want to look cute while we’re jogging too.

  15. Frenchie says:

    Those look great! I need to find a bra that, on my long runs, won’t leave the nipples bloody! Even when I feel like the girls are so firmly in place that I may be a size smaller after the run, I still get the chaffing. I also would like to find one that truly wicks and there’s not a pool of sweat when I’m done!

  16. Reen says:

    I’d love to try these new sport bras. Currently, I’m wearing ones that, like other have said, are somewhat “crushing” and I too have the problem with sweating and when I try to take them off afterwards, they get all tangled up!

    I love, love, love running skirts! They do need a good underlining/short underneath though, ones where the legs don’t slip and end up in at my hip after running for a few minutes!

  17. Erica says:

    Cute cute cute! I need some new bras. I like bras that really hold it all down…I teach group fitness…I don’t want stuff flopping around ;)

  18. Ruth says:

    Most sports bras are either uncomfortably thick, restrictive, hot, or are thin and comfy but don’t provide enough support. Hoping the Zensah (love the name) hits the happy middle.

    By the way, I got my free tank yesterday-the size I wanted. So awesome!

    Thanks MizFit, for your great giveaways, your general wisdom and some kick-ass guest posts, too. You are the whole package.

  19. Shelley B says:

    Don’t enter me for the bra - my girls are finally happy with their new home. But thank you for the review of the running skirt - I’ve been coveting them, and so far the one that I tried on was too short…so your “too long” sounds just right for me - woohoo!

  20. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman says:

    This is about the only time I’m super excited I have a flat chest. I can wear just about any sports bra out there without a problem. I may envy women with larger chests outside the gym, but I can’t imagine how annoying it is to not feel comfortable in a regular sports bra.

  21. Lesli says:

    Hey Mizzy.

    No need to enter me as I am all set in the bra department.

    I wanted to just say thank you for all you do for us.

    Fitness and so much more,


  22. Renda says:

    I am larger so more support is needed. I used to think compressed equals support, but then I noticed rib pain and/or back pain.
    And then sometimes when I try to get out of the wet, sweaty things I pull something because it has adhered to closely to my body. Sigh.
    Mine aren’t girls; they are full grown women and they are starting to get a little cranky.

  23. Tonia says:

    Dude. Sports bras are evil. I have zero chest, just too much skin. which despite being an AA needs some support. All these skimpy bras made for small cup sizes aren’t cutting it.

    I am hoping that zensah’s seamless technology will keep me chafe free!

  24. My biggest sports bra complaint is being unable to find one that gives me just the right amount of support. So far, it has been extremes in either direction. Perhaps this sports bra will be the one! I would love to try it out!

  25. Karen says:

    Itty bitty titties need support too! My lament is that it is so darn hard to find a bra that is small enough in the cups for me:(

  26. Shelley B says:

    Popping back in to say that Renda’s comment cracked me up!

  27. Danielle says:

    My lament is my sensitive skin. I use body glide (massive amounts) and still get chafing and rashes under the girls. Very sad bout this I am.

  28. melissa @ the delicate place says:

    my greatest sports bra lament is them not fitting tight enough around my ribcage (32B). I hope that the Zensah bra will hold my girls without taking away my ability to breathe ;)

  29. Fat Daddy says:

    Okay it’s girls day at Miz Fit. So I will be quick.

    Good God! You look amazing! Those are some abs.

    Please don’t put me in for the bra or the skirt. Although I could probably use the former.

    Do I call mine the boys?

    I’m a tornado fan too.

  30. Debra says:

    I have a hard time finding sports bras that are comfortable and supportive. The combo is a challenge for me. And I wear sports bras to garden too…but I don’t have any that I love right now.

  31. Jody - Fit at 52 says:

    Those pics of you & Tornado, priceless!!!!

    Me, yes, the wicking of the material is so important & I sweat like no tomorrow so your comment on that was cool! Also, being not too well endowed & looks like that bra fit you pretty good… liking that! And I just so need new sports bras! :-) As much as I work out, rotating a couple does not work too well! ;-)

  32. Karyn says:

    You two need a Bravo show!!

    Although there is the risk that the Tornado would try and steal the spotlight.

    (I am ordering a skirt! At 5′ 10 I need long ;) )

  33. charlotte says:

    The Tornado just made my day!! I love her! As for the skirt - that is pretty long for a running skirt. Did it chafe at that length? ‘Cause I kind of like the longer length… Hmmm… off to their site to see if they have any skirts with attached capris (yes, I’m still searching for those!)

  34. Patrick says:

    Hmm, well I am not sure what I would do with a sports bra if I won’t it so I’ll abstain from the giveaway to up the odds of someone who can use it. Plus if I won I’d feel compelled to model it for you and, well, that just wouldn’t feel right…

    Miz, is that Horton from Horton Hears a Who fame on your leg? I love your blog and thus you too, you’ve been a grand source of inspiration & knowledge in my mission. But if that is indeed Horton, then I’m going to have to elevate you even further. Horton & me, we are a close buds; have been since I was barely taller than the book I first saw him in. Simply Horton Rules! As do you :-)

  35. Mary says:

    Great support from my current sports bra but the straps are too narrow and actually cause an indentation at my neck….ouchhhhhhhhhhhh! Would love to try the Zensah bra!

    Off to their website…thanks for sharing!

  36. Destination:Athlete says:

    Greatest lament? That the girls continue to bounce…even with the uber compression ones, just lifting weights, there is bounceage. (Is that a word?) I continue to search for the comfiest, least bounciest, wickingliest sports bra….

  37. Bonnie says:

    I, too, am curious about the tattoo, Miz!

    Is that green eggs and ham on your leg??

    I long for a bra that does not CHAFE.

  38. Cathy says:

    Love your blog, I hope to win.

  39. Beth says:

    Since I’ve had my kids, my biggest problem is good support for my poor, saggy girls.

  40. Alexia says:

    my greatest concern is my massive boobs (DD).
    i needs to be supported.

  41. Cindy says:

    I wear not just one sports bra, but TWO. So my biggest lament is the fact that I wear two freaking bras when I work out. Talk about a major pain in the rear.

  42. Lori says:

    Chafing under the straps is my problem. I always rub Glide on before long runs and it helps.

  43. messymimi says:

    My greatest lament is that as soon as I find one I like, will use, doesn’t fall down on the job after 3 washings, and that I can afford, they quit making it.

  44. Candy says:

    For me, typically sports bras do not provide enough support. Hate my girls unsupported! Would love a shot at the wicking wonder bra, esp. if it’ll make me run faster and longer!! Love, love, LOVE the skirt too, Miz!

  45. tj says:

    skip me on the giveaway, but I loved the pics with you and tornado! Lots of smiles! So cute! :)

  46. Amanda Hinderliter says:

    I’d love to try out the outfit - it looks great! My biggest sports bra complaint is when I get the uni-boob look going. My other complaint is that I need a small size for the strap under the bra, but need a large size for the bra part itself - which usually leads to spillage on the side - not pretty!

  47. Suzanne says:

    The great thing about the Zensah bras is that they are seamless = NO chafing/rashes/bleeding !! :) (MizFit note: this is from Zensah)

  48. Stacey says:

    My biggest sports bra complaint is mine are all sweat stained & look totally disgusto. I would hope if they are a wickable material that wouldn’t get as nasty looking as my old cheap cotton bras.

  49. angela says:

    My sports bra thoughts: I HATE when they’re made for people without boobs. Meaning please put some darn support in them. And once you put the support for at least a C cup in them, please don’t then make them ugly. There’s a chance my sports bra is going to show a little under a tank. Please make it attractive. ;)

  50. Paige @ Two Runners And A Brown Dog says:

    I can’t stand it when a sports bra doesn’t go up far enough on the underarm; thus leaving some of the side of the breast exposed. I guess I would like to see more coverage on the sides.

  51. Nicole says:

    I’ve found that most commercial sports bras are designed bor >ahem< bustier ladies. They will fit snug underneath, but they don't keep the girls in place so I have to keep re-adjusting. And they keep the moisture right up against my skin which causes me to feel icky and irritates my skin after long workouts in a flop-sweat.

  52. Geosomin says:

    Wicking is cool…I hate havining wierd sweat marks when I work out…I like that the skirt/shorsts are longer. I don’t like the inside shorts to be too short or they ride up on me…they look rather cool to me.
    Wish I was all USA so I could be in this.
    Suppose I’ll live :)

  53. Christine says:

    My greatest lament is that there is not enough SQUISH. I’ve got big ta-tas, and so when I go jogging I have to wear TWO sports bras! Yikes! Imagine the elastic digging into your skin from THAT. I’d like a sports bra that has enough compression where I’d only have to wear ONE of them. If it was able to do compression *AND* allow two separate boobies (aka: not the uni-boob) that would be supreme.

  54. Janell says:

    Adore the photos especially of you both. Don’t need any clothing though thanks!

  55. Katdoesdiets says:

    I’m hoping Zensah has something that fits! I’m a 36DDD…not an easy find. Companies think busty chicks aren’t supposed to run marathons and do crazy workouts or what?! ;)

  56. Kendra says:

    Ooh! I want I want!

    I have the great annoyance of not being able to find a sports bra with a small enough cup size to band length ratio. I might be chubby but I am not well endowed.

  57. Erin says:

    Greatest sportsbra lament? Feeling like they are either really supportive and HOT or not supportive enough. That one looks GREAT!

  58. Billie says:

    I read your blog regularly, but never comment. Decided this is a good time to comment. I would love a free Zensah running skirt and sports bra. I have just started back working out and I love the bike shorts, but with my thighs the way they are a skort would be a great solution. Also I have the same annoyance everyone else has the cup size to band length ratio. I am on the heavy side but don’t have large “girls”, so it’s hard to get something that actually fits without them coming out while I work out.

    Please enter me in your drawing, I would love to try something new.

  59. Yum Yucky says:

    I need uber wicking action. I sweat waaaay to damn much.

  60. Cynthia (It All Changes) says:

    My girls are big and I hate having to double bra it. I hope the Zensah creates less sweaty laundry for Hunni ;-)

  61. Pubsgal says:

    Zensah sports bras? Alas!
    They don’t have my size.
    Their Seamless Tights, though,
    Look just right for my thighs.

    But what qualities in a sports bra
    Does this zaftig tri-girl seek?
    Must support like a fortress
    And of the nipples, no peek.

    I like one front-hooking,
    With a racer back sturdy.
    Uniboob is okay;
    I’m not trying to be flirty.

    The straps must not slip
    Off the shoulders or chafe.
    Wickability’s a must!
    And size? Opposite-of-waif.

    (I’ll pass on an entry;
    But thanks, MizFit and Zensah!
    Hope those wonderful giveaways
    Make some others sigh, “Ahhh!”)

  62. Miz says:

    UM WOW.


    Im sending along to the company :)

  63. Shannon says:

    i’ve found supportive, and i’ve found non-chafing. but the two together?? still searching!

  64. Heather says:

    I found support for my small-but-very-floppy girls, but wicking would be excellent!!

  65. courtney says:

    sigh. the agony of finding a proper sports bra, especially for the *ahem* deltas. I’d try anything if it would keep the girls in place without chafing, and without having to wear not one, but TWO bras just to go on a little run around the park. i’m always willing to try something new. thanks for the review, Miz!

  66. Cassie says:

    My “biggest” problem is the chaffing underneath the girls, I hate how red and raw that area gets. Very uncomfortable. I am hoping that Zensah products will help reduce if not eliminate the chaffing of the girls… they are sensitive!

  67. Heather M says:

    What’s your greatest sports bra lament?
    Seams and bouncing. They hurt if they aren’t well-controlled, and we all know that chafing hurts!

    What do you hope a Zensah bra will do that thus far other companies have not?

    Seamless plus compression sounds absolutely perfect.

  68. diane Fit to the Finish says:

    My biggest lament is when I finally find one I like I didn’t buy more than one. Then, I suffer through until the next best thing comes along! Love this!

  69. dragonmamma says:

    Is there an inner separation on that bra? If not, I would get a horrible case of mono-boob. (You can leave me out of the drawing.)

    Off topic…I got the free shirt from Oiselle. I usually hate yellow, but it’s a gorgeous golden color. Alas, it’s too small in the chest. But I’ll be taking it to the gym today to pass along to a gym buddy I’m sure it will look great on.

  70. TwoDiffSocks says:

    Hi Ya’ll,

    i LOVE compression sports bras….the biggest problem: when very sweaty-i need some one’s help to get the damn thing off. Now, this turns into A LOT of fun for the hubby *insert eye roll here* but not always for me if i’m the only one around tee-hee :)

  71. Becky says:

    the two things I hate most during my half marathon training run….sweat and chaffing. I endured both during my 11 mile long run on monday. (It is amazing how, like clockwork, around mile 8 or 9 I find out where I didn’t apply my body glide!) I’m definitely gonna check out Zensah’s website!

  72. I’ve always wondered if the skirts restricted movement during a workout. I generally wear pants because most workout shorts are wayyyy to short for this 45 year-old to look age-appropriate.

    BTW, at night, I dream of having the kind of muscle in my legs that you have!

  73. Robyne says:

    I love your give aways! A good sports bra is so important. I want my sports bra to wick away the sweat. I seem to collect the most sweat and moisture in my bra. I am a runner and sports bras are so important. Protect the ta ta’s!

  74. Lisa says:

    When is the giveaway of your abs?!


  75. Laura says:

    I’m so glad that I came across this blog. It’s great to see someone else who is into living a healthy and fit lifestyle. I myself has lost 125 lbs. and my weight loss story will be featured in the November 2010 issue of Shape magazine. This is really exciting for me! I also have a blog http://www.LauraGetsFit.com which documents my own weight loss and fitness endeauvers. Come check it out if you’re interested :) Anyway, I look forward to reading more of your weight loss journey. Take care! <3 Laura

  76. Peggy says:

    I like compression. I don’t like my girls to move- at all. My everyday bra seems to be better support than any sports bra I have tried. I don’t do anything high impact without doubling them and still deal with bounce.

  77. Tricia says:

    I’m in the same boat as Nan! I’ve had all of my sports bras so long that the girls just fly all over the place without any control when I run! I have on left that’s still nice and snuggly! It’s so hard to find good ones that fit comfortably and don’t stick like glue after the run! I’ve had to get my husband to help pull them off on occasion! LOL!

  78. Gena says:

    My biggest lament is that my “new” nursing boobs are too big for my regular sports bras! Being usually on the smaller side, I now understand the struggle bustier gals have in finding the right amount of support.

  79. Gretchen says:

    Sizing! And to go with that, bouncing. My 40DDDs are untamed - as I found out when I tried doing box jumps this morning!

    (No need to enter me, as I’m sized out).

  80. Quix says:

    Oooh oooh! The perfect bra would be one I don’t have to “double bag”, and doesn’t chafe on long runs. This looks GREAT! :)

  81. amanda says:

    I love for a bra where the moisture wick actually works!! I hate when I go on long runs and I get sweat that clearly are from the “girls” on my shirt. The creepy old guys on my running trails look at me even more!

  82. Aylilth says:

    Even tho I can not enter, the 1 thing I wish for in a good bra is one for bigger boobs!!!!!

  83. Brooke says:

    Since Cirgina summers can last well into October, i am still in need of some serious wicking gear!

  84. Brooke says:

    Since Virginia summers can last well into October, i am still in need of some serious wicking gear!

  85. Ugh - sports bras! I have broad, “swimmer’s” shoulders and a small chest. I would love to find something that fits ALL my parts :)

    Still, I suppose (now that I’m 45 and can appreciate the effects of gravity) small chested isn’t such a bad thing!

  86. Dee Dieter says:

    I’m not US either, but I agree with the above - UNIBOOB - is the worst. I just wanted to comment, Miz, - “Oh wow, look at your muscles, girl.” You are ripped.

  87. Eunice says:

    Hope I’m not too late! I hate when sports bras are bulky or squeeze you in all the wrong places. Seamless and wicking is the perfect combo for me.

  88. Amy brown says:

    Keeping them apart during exercise is what I would love to have in a sports bra and love the skirt. I keep saying I’m going to try one :-)

  89. Lauren @ Team Giles says:

    Love love love the skirt!! The color is gorgeous! I think this would be perfect for my half marathon!


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