3 Tips to staying having a happy and healthy Labor Day

The summer always seems to fly by so quickly! I can’t believe Labor Day is this weekend and the end of Summer is already here. I know for me, September always feels like a time to get back to routine and get refocused. And although you may be looking at this weekend as your “last hurrah” before you get focused, you can indulge and enjoy without completely going crazy.

Here are 3 easy tips to follow while you enjoy your Labor Day weekend:

  1. Load up on Veggies: Snack on raw veggies or have a salad first. This will help fill you up and keep you feeling full longer.
  2. Drink plenty of water: Especially if you’re spending time outside in the heat. And if you’re drinking alcohol, mixing in water will help you stay hydrated and keep you from going overboard.
  3. Be mindful but enjoy: If there’s some item that you really love, go enjoy it, but do so in moderation. Being mindful yet still indulging will help you feel satisfied and not feel deprived.

Looking for some recipe ideas so you can create your own healthy item for the BBQ? Check out this link for 4 great recipes that are sure to be a hit at any party: http://greatideas.people.com/2015/08/24/hungry-girl-labor-day-healthy-recipes/

 

Why plus size workout options suck?

I sat down with Coach Tulin last week to discuss a burning question: Why aren’t there great options for workout clothes in plus sizes? Part of the reason is the misconception about plus size women. I’ve been told many times that plus size women don’t workout or don’t want to shop in stores. This is so frustrating to me since I know that’s not true. Health is not a size, many women are healthy and active and fall into a variety of sizes. And I know all women want cute, attractive and functional workout gear.
I loved hearing Tulin’s thoughts on what she thinks about these stereotypes and what can be done to prove them wrong. Learn how you can help change these stereotypes and start getting better workout options:

Q and A with Katie K

I’m so thrilled with the response to our Kickstarter Campaign! Thank you to those who’ve already participated! However, I’ve also been receiving a lot of the same questions, so I thought it would be best to explain a little more. I want to make sure we are clear about what a Kickstarter is and our reasons for doing one. I put together a list of questions I keep hearing and wanted to answer them one by one for you:

1.     What is a Kickstarter?

a.     It is a way for a company to raise funds for a specific goal through direct support.

2.     What does my pledge go towards?

a.     Your pledge will help us produce our next collection, the Galaxy Collection.

3.     Why is Katie K Active doing a Kickstarter?

a.     To grow Katie K Active. The Kickstarter will help us keep up with demand and also enable us to expand our product offering. We want to add new styles, more colors and have more products available more often for you.

4.     What do backers get?

a.     Backers not only support the company but they also get to choose from a variety of unique rewards created exclusively for this event.

5.     Why should I support the Katie K Active Kickstarter?

a.     Many backers rally around a project or company they love and want to support. Take pride in knowing you’re helping a small company grow and keep making products you love.

6.     What happens if Katie K Active doesn’t reach their goal?

a.     If we don’t reach our funding goal you won’t be charged, but you also won’t receive your rewards. This is why we ask that if you love Katie K Active to please share our Kickstarter to help us meet our goal.

7.     How can I support the Katie K Active Kickstarter?

a.     Click the link to go to the Katie K Active Kickstarter page. Review the different reward options and click on your favorite to pledge your support and receive that reward. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/468071266/inclusive-premium-activewear-by-katie-k-active

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Kickstarter Bonus Reward Now Activated!

Kickstarter Bonus Reward Now Activated!

Our first week is complete and we’re already off to a great start! Thank you so much to those who’ve supported our Kickstarter. We are definitely feeling the love!

But…we need to keep going! We have a big goal and I know we can get there. 

I was asked a few times about our rewards and what all is included at each level. Well, it was suggested that in addition to all the items, we should give a 40% OFF Coupon for the Galaxy Collection to everyone who participates in the Kickstarter.

So…

If you participate in our Kickstarter, you will receive a 40% OFF coupon as a bonus reward. So no matter what level you pledge, you will get a 40% OFF coupon to use on your next purchase of Katie K Active! 

There’s a preview below of the new T-Shirts and prints for the Galaxy Collection. I’m in love with everything that’s coming in this collection! Check out all the rewards we made specifically for this event. Pick what you want and get your special bonus!

Supplies are limited!

Galaxy Collection Preview

Take 40% OFF the Limited Edition Palm Print Leggings and Capris!

Normally $84, but for the Kickstarter, you can grab them for $50! Add a Tee or Tank for a complete outfit. The more you bundle together, the better the deal and more you save! Supplies are limited. This 40% offer will go fast, make sure you check it out today!

Click here to Support The Katie K Active Kickstarter!

We truly appreciate your interest in our products and want to give back to you!  We hope our products have helped you feel confident during your workouts.

Kickstarter Rewards! Tees and Tanks too!

We are so overwhelmed and grateful for all the support we’ve received so far for our Kickstarter campaign! Women are really loving the new Limited Edition Palm Print Leggings and Capris. At 40% OFF these are a great deal!

But have you seen our new Tops? These are an awesome way to show your love for Katie K Active. You could even combine them with a capri or legging to create a super cute outfit!

As a special thank you for your participation in our Kickstarter Campaign, we want to thank you with a gift. Check out all the Rewards available specifically for this event.

Supplies are limited so be sure to grab your favorite pieces today!

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Every dollar counts! There are many ways to support our Kickstarter Campaign. Check out all the various rewards, I’m sure you’re going to find something you love! Load up on Capris or Leggings at 40% OFF or grab a fun top! Supplies are going fast!

Click here to Support The Katie K Active Kickstarter!

We truly appreciate your interest in our products and want to give back to you!  We hope our products have helped you feel confident during your workouts.

Our Kickstarter is LIVE!

We are so excited to be launching our Kickstarter campaign! The new color options of the Limited Edition Palm Print Leggings and Capris are awesome! I know you’re going to be just as excited as we are about these. There are 3 options to choose from as well as whether or not you want a Legging or Capri.

As a special thank you for your participation in our Kickstarter Campaign, we want to thank you with a gift. Check out all the Limited Edition items we made specifically for this event.

The Kickstarter is live!

Get your Limited Edition Palm Print Capris or Leggings today at 40% OFF!

Supplies are limited!

 Get in on the fun with 40% OFF Leggings and Capris!

Add a Tee or Tank for a complete outfit. Supplies are limited.

This 40% offer will go fast, make sure you check it out today!

Click here to Support The Katie K Active Kickstarter!

We truly appreciate your interest in our products and want to give back to you!  We hope our products have helped you feel confident during your workouts.

About this project

What is Katie K Active?

Katie K Active was created by former Philly fitness trainer Katie Kozloff after her clients complained about the lack of size inclusive activewear on the market.

Katie wanted to be inclusive and therefore designed Katie K Active to fit sizes Small to 3x. She realizes fitness comes in all shapes and saw the demand for providing clothing that would not only fit but fashionable and functional for all women. Using their double fit technology to assure a great fit across all sizes, Katie K Active has become known for their exceptional fit. Most fitness brands fit on a standard fit model size Small and just make the pattern larger as the sizes increase. Katie chose to fit a model size Medium and 2X to get the most accurate fit. Katie knows you can’t just grade up through the size range and it’s paid off. Customers love the fit of Katie K Active, no matter their size.

Katie K Active Capris on Season 17 of The Biggest Loser
Katie K Active Capris on Season 17 of The Biggest Loser

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Why are we the brand for you?

  • Sizes Small to 3X – every style is offered in every color in all sizes Activewear that stays in place – stop pulling up your pants after every exercise
  • Discrete Side Pocket – carry your phone, keys and cash so you can be handsfree
  • Exceptional Fit – with our double fit technology, we can assure you our clothing will fit you perfectly
  • Luxurious Performance Fabrics – semi compression technical fabrics that wick away sweat, keeping you cool
  • Anti Chafe Seams – Flat lock seams are smooth and won’t rub or irritate your skin
  • Sliming and Flattering Style – Seaming details offer flattering look
  • Keen Attention to Detail – each style made to reflect the most popular trends, merging style with function
  • Durable fabrics – won’t fade, shrink, fall apart or lose shape in the wash

We’re listening to you!

Knowing that all women, regardless of size want the same cute, fashionable and functional activewear options, Katie decided to tackle another issue in the active market with a focus on larger sizes: Prints and Bright Colors. Her recent Propel Collection featuring vibrant orange, pink and navy color blocks sold out just 48 hours after airing on ABC”s “Good Morning America.

Good Morning America
Good Morning America

Why a Kickstarter Campaign?

Katie K Active has been rapidly growing and is becoming a favorite among women. A high point last year was being selected to outfit the women on Season 17 of the Biggest Loser. And this past January we were featured on Good Morning America, selling out within 48 hours. In addition to those big moments, we’ve gone international with retailers carrying Katie K Active all over the world. Katie K Active has also made it’s way to over 75 stores in the U.S. All of this is amazing and shows just how loved Katie K Active is and how important it is to provide women sizes small to 3X with performance activewear.

Katie decided to run with this momentum and move production to NYC from overseas to support our national economy. But in order to keep growing and being able to provide women with exceptional performance activewear, we need your support. This Kickstarter will help us expand our business so we can add new styles and offer more options. By supporting us, you’re supporting an independent brand of clothing that is helping women of all sizes feel confident while they lead an active life. Together we can redefine what it means to be healthy and fit.

It has been a part of Katie’s mission from the start to make her clothing accessible to women of all sizes worldwide but also keeping the prices reasonable. We don’t use big PR dollars to get our message and apparel to the masses but rely your word of mouth and all the women that share our #DefineBrave message. We appreciate your support!

Enough from us, let’s hear what women like you had to say!

What do you get?

Katie decided to make a special print just for this Kickstarter Campaign. We brought back a fan favorite, the Palm Print. After polling our fans, we got to the final three new Print colors: Black and White, Blue and Camo. This Limited Edition Print is only being offered for our Kickstarter, so grab yours today before supplies run out!

Think of the rewards as pre-purchashing product. Or in the case of the $5, supporting our mission (thank you!). After a successful campaign completion, you will be sent a link to input information such as size, color and style.

Thank You for your interest in our activewear. No matter what your contribution level, all the rewards come with our wholehearted gratitude. Truly, we couldn’t do this without you, so T H A N K Y O U.

            

Risks and challenges

We’ve done everything we can to make the production process as turn-key as possible once the Kickstarter campaign is complete. We’ve tested and perfected the fabric, the pattern, and the design of the leggings. We’ve secured professional, reputable vendors including our Brooklyn NY factory which has been in business for over 20 years. Unlike most Kickstarter campaigns, we have completed the most difficult work ahead of time. This is why we are able to ship your rewards in under 90 days.

Because we are working with multiple vendors, there is a risk for scheduling conflicts that could impact our timeline. We will address this risk with open and transparent communication – both with our vendors and our backers. We promise to continuously work to ensure the best customer experience possible. We understand that by backing our project you are placing your trust in us, and we will do everything in our power to exceed your expectations.