Hi! I'm Melissa Sowa-Legters, competitive athlete, mom of two and fashion-loving fitness enthusiast. Like you, I juggle schedules for work, family and fun. Fitness has always been a big part of my life and it wasn't that long ago that my workout apparel consisted of tees and sweats. After having my girls, I discovered a whole new world of performance wear that worked for intense workouts and going out on the town. I can sweat in athleisurewear. I can strut in athleisurewear. I can feel confident to be the best me I can be in athlesiurewear. And you can too! Stop in, try on and discover why I fell in love - it's awesome!
As we embark on the excitement a new year has to offer, it is also a time for reflection and gratitude.
What a difference a year makes! This time last year, Sweat & Strut was only a dream. As we close out 2016 our brick and mortar has been open for six months! Time Flies!
The enthusiastic support from you and our vast community of BADASS WOMEN makes Sweat & Strut more than a store; IT’S A LIFESTYLE AND ATTITUDE.
Special thanks to:
- OUR CUSTOMERS – delighting you is our ultimate goal!
- OUR FRIENDS – you've been there every step of the way!
- OUR FAMILY – for EVERYthing!
- OUR FAVORITE MONTCLAIR-AREA GYMS & STUDIOS – you are AWESOME and seriously change lives!
- IDENTITY IN DESIGN - Barbara Lemley – your vision and shoulders to lean on are invaluable!
- BARRETT CONTRACTING - Dan Barrett – for the heavy lifting, and for his daughter Grace who spent her summer home from college helping the store launch!
- And, UMBA (The Upper Montclair Business Association) and MONTCLAIR CENTER BID – the associations of amazing and brave small business owners that put dreams into reality and make Montclair such a unique and awesome place to be!
There is something you may not know about me and Sweat & Strut:
I still have a full time job as an insurance executive. YES - Insurance. I love to be in the store to help you find the right fit and function as much as I can. But for when I can’t - I’ve put together an amazing team that share my passion for the Sweat & Strut lifestyle. Shakila, Michelle and Angela are my talented trio. Whether it’s finding the right legging for a WOD or a Salutation, or for going out to SHOW OFF YOUR RESULTS – that’s SWEAT & STRUT!
On behalf of everyone at Sweat & Strut, thank you – and Happy New Year!
Melissa Sowa Legters
Founder, Sweat & Strut LLC