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‘Use Your Words’ Features Motivational Fitness T-Shirts and Body Suits for Kids

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As parents, we help foster early language attempts from our little ones, telling them to “Use Your Words,” as the way to communicate their wants and needs to us and the world around them. Part of lifting our children, both physically and emotionally, takes that extra bit of energy we have as parents, pushing through our own limitations every day to be the best that we can be and leading by example with our own healthy habits. As a reminder to ourselves to be active adults and to help introduce our kids to healthy lifestyle, Words to Sweat by™ (a health and inspirational fitness line for women) has introduced their first health and fitness-inspired apparel collection for children, aptly titled, Use Your Words™.

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“Use Your Words is my way of adding a humorous spin to the daily challenge of parenting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, featuring mantras we can use to encourage ourselves and our children. I thought it would be fun to turn these little sayings on their head and have the kid’s shirts ‘instructing’ the parents on how to stick with their health and fitness goals,” said San Francisco area entrepreneur and Use Your Words creator Dana Lardner.

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This colorful collection of t-shirts and one-piece style body suits offers encouraging mantras like, ‘Kick Asphalt,’ ‘Your Pace or Mine?’ and ‘You Lift Me Up,’ to remind parents to be as active as possible while introducing their children to a healthy lifestyle through playful imagery and catchy phrases. On her inspiration for this new kid’s collection, Lardner added that, “When I first designed my Words to Sweat by-exclusive health and fitness graphics, I knew I would want to use them across a variety of products. Earlier this year, I began to pair these sassy sayings with the images to create the Use Your Words apparel collection for kids.”

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The New Use Your Words collection retails for $19.99 - $29.99 and includes t-shirts and one-piece body suit styles in gray, hot pink, red, kelly green and turquoise, embossed with playful black and white illustrations that feature sweet and sassy fitness mantras.

Use Your Words Styles Include:

- Kick Asphalt (with running shoe tread print)
- Crank It Up (with bicycle)
- Who Fartleked (with running shoe tread print)
- Let’s Bounce (with medicine ball)
- Oh. My. Quads. (with barbell)
- Pump It Up (with dumbbell)
- Your Pace Or Mine? (with running shoe tread print)
- One More Time (with interval timer)
- AMNAP (kettlebell)
- Train Dirty (with sandbox and kettlebell, dumbbell, pail, and shovel)
- Sweetest Taboo (with chocolate chip cookie)
- You Lift Me Up (with dumbbell)
- Tread Lightly (with running shoe tread print)
- Twist And Shout (with medicine ball)
- Jump Around (with jump rope)
- Smooth Operator (with blender)
- Eat Clean (with bar of soap)
- Run Free (with running shoe tread print)
- Chains Of Love (with bicycle)
- Belle Of The Box (with kettlebell - for CrossFit specifically)

Launched in Fall of 2014, Use Your Words™ kid’s apparel collection provides fitness motivation out of the mouths of babes, drawing inspiration from pop culture and fitness to create sassy styles that will exercise your funny bone. Use Your Words™ parent company, Words to Sweat By™ officially launched in 2010 with the intention of helping people in their journey to get fit by creating fun and affordable motivational health and fitness products. What began with a line of one-size-fits-all sassy or serious mantra workout towels has grown to include mantra t-shirts, kid’s apparel, hand stamped jewelry and organic cotton infinity scarves.

All Words to Sweat by products are designed and developed by Dana Lardner, a busy entrepreneur and fitness buff who grew up in the active and sunny seaside community of San Diego, CA. Health and fitness have been, and continue to be, central in Dana’s life as well as a creative source for her designs. The majority of the product line is handmade in Dana’s studio in San Jose, CA.

Words to Sweat By™ products are currently carried online at

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