In 2008, I suffered the loss of a good friend who happened to also be my boss. Not only did I lose my job but also my best friend was no longer there to talk with. That started a downward spiral of excessive eating and drinking to numb the pain. After a year or so of bad habits and gaining weight I decided to do something about it, I signed up for a boot camp. It was 6 weeks of pure torture but oh it felt so good! So, I decided I needed a new challenge and I signed up for a sprint triathlon in Seattle, WA. I only had 3 weeks to train but I did it. I was HOOKED! This set my fitness journey in motion.
How the No Stopping Any Time™ brand came about was from an idea I saw at one of the many half marathons I had run. I saw a man holding up a cardboard sign with the No Stopping Any Time street sign hand drawn on it with the name of a runner on it. It hit me right then! What a great mantra to live by and what a great slogan for a t-shirt company.
I spent the next few years mulling over the idea and then took a leap of faith. I wanted to make sure my idea was protected so I spent the time, energy, & money to Trademark my brand. I initially started with just red & white t-shirts but then quickly expanded to tanks and hoodies in many vibrant colors. The quality of the material is very important to me so I only use super soft, moisture-wicking fabric from a company that manufactures the shirts right here in the good ole USA.
I have plans to expand the design to incorporate many other sports including soccer, hockey, basketball, baseball, football, tennis, weightlifting, triathlons, cycling, swimming, golf, and others.