Introducing YMX 2013 Ambassadors


YMX kicks off 2013 with a great group of women’s sport apparel ambassadors. Discover influential women in a wide range of categories, including cycling, hiking, mountain climbing, workout, yoga, running, and more…

At YMX we believe in shaping a beautiful life for oneself. Everything we make is a reflection of our passion for art, for leading a healthy, fulfilled, and well-balanced life.

We’re a small team, so when we decided we’d like to engage a team of ambassadors we had very specific ideas about who we wanted to represent YMX. These folks would be the heart of YMX in the world and window into who we are. We sought people as passionate, aware and involved in the world around them as we ourselves strive to be. People who could team with us to spread ideas of love, and trust and beauty in their local communities, an extension of the ideals we here at YMX aim to embody. We couldn’t have been happier with the response. We are so pleased with the diversity of truly unique and beautiful individuals who are passionate about representing YMX! So without further adieu I’d like to introduce you all to our totally stunning team of 2013 ambassadors!
In no particular order, may I introduce our first ever YMX ambassadors:

First up we have Angela Chabot, hailing from Connecticut. Angela believes in facing down fear and embracing adventure. Between being a mom, horseback riding, and work as a scientist, she has recently open her own pole fitness studio called Aerial Arts Fitness.

From the whole other side of the world we have Liz Smit, a veterinary surgeon from Australia! She is actively involved with a vibrant community of mountain biking women who share their love for cycling by helping to instill that love of trail riding with those less experienced!

The mountains of Virginia bring us Shelly Cable an ultra trail runner who has become know for her signature eye catching YMX while out on the trail. Shelly aims to complete a 100 mile trail race this year and we’re so excited to be able to support her in reaching this goal. She blogs and shares her experiences at itsjustonefootinfrontoftheother, be sure to check that out for some serious inspiration!

Lindsay Malone is a relatively recent transplant to the wilds of Utah who dropped a fancy marketing job to pursue the call of the west. She quickly took to whitewater rafting, hiking, skiing and climbing and soon parlayed that passion into a career. Lindsay is doing amazing things as the founder of a non-profit dedicated to sharing outdoor adventure with the disabled. I highly recommend taking a peek at her instagram feed for an eye on adventure!

Who doesn’t dream of California? Jody Goldenfield is hails from those sunny shores and has been helping to spread the YMX love for sometime now. Jody is a weightlifting enthusiast who generously shares her insights with the world via her website truth2beingfit and through her awesome tweeting abilities. She provides a healthy dose of inspiration daily and her enthusiasm for living fit is infectious!

Fresh air abounds in Wyoming where you will find Kaitlyn Watts cheerfully savoring every breath of it. Kaitlyn is no stranger to overcoming adversity and the challenges have only served to encourage her to fight and strive all the more. Between mountain biking, running and skiing she is involved in community building and volunteering, sharing it all at her perfectly titled blog mountainkait.

Amber Boyd is a Corrective Exercise Specialist from sunny Arizona. She shares her passion for fitness by hosting bootcamps in her driveway 3 times a day 5 days a week! She believes, as we do, that fitness is the key to mental and physical wellbeing and she wants to encourage the world through her positive example.

Go Canada! Rachel Crocker, our dear friend from the beautiful north country is full of enthusiasm for YMX! As a personal trainer and mother of 3, plus 3 grandchildren, she passionately believes that fitness is the key to a long and happy life. We couldn’t agree more! Rachel is aiming to achieve marathon maniac status this year. Lets help her out by sending encouraging words her way @truenorthrunner.

Nia is about coming together, getting sweaty, being creative and exploring the space to be free to reveal your true being. Beth O’Neall is a Nia instructor based in New Mexico dedicated to helping those around her live better and bolder lives through health and education. Beth believes a great way to conquer fear is to get out and run!

YMX ambassadors are as unique as our clothing! Pattie Dunn is no exception. Pattie is a passionate cyclist from the dreamy Hawaiian islands who was sprang back into an active lifestyle by participating in her first triathlon at the age of 51. Since then she has been unrelenting in her drive to share the joys of cycling, founding the Red Hot Ladies a cycling group for women aged 50+. I hear her bike has pink tires and I can wait to see! In between cycling advocacy and organizing rides she finds time to practice yoga and teach Javanese dance!

Finally, closest to our home here in New York is the ever inspiring Leslee Schenk-Trzcinski. Leslee is a former member of the US National Cycling Team and is today a full time yoga teacher, cycling coach and so much more. Her goal is to learn something new everyday and then share that with the world, whether it be a yoga pose or a valuable nugget of well-being wisdom. Thanks to her tuneyoga blog we can all benefit from Leslee’s wealth of knowledge!

Here’s to an encouraging community of the like-minded – together may we attain all our goals and dreams in 2013!


Base Layer Ski Clothing that Rocks

If you are looking for a premium alternative to your old cotton thermals on your next ski run, look no more! YMX apparel makes a better base layer than you might expect. First of all, you’ll hardly know you are wearing it (many YMX customers have made the comment that they have to double-check to be sure they’ve got something on), and, although the fabric is lightweight it offers some natural body temperature support, as well as superior wicking benefits.

There are loads of other performance benefits, too, but the icing on the cake is the way YMX base layers look. The colors, prints and form-fitting styling (for ALL body types!) makes you look fantastic! Wear YMX as a base layer on those black diamond runs (yes, you can!) and then peel the layers off back at home base to kick back with friends and reveal your radiant YMX style.

Another great, great, great (did I say great?) benefit with YMX is it is excellent for travel! It packs to almost nothing, weighs like a feather, and you don’t have to worry about wrinkles, because whatever wrinkles are there when you unpack will vanish as soon as you put it on! So leave all the cumbersome luggage to your ski equipment and load up on a weightless collection of YMX turtlenecks, leggings, or shirts. After skiing in YMX all day you also don’t have to worry about draping your damp clothing to dry it out. YMX doesn’t retain moisture and is “quick-dry”. For that reason, it also won’t smell.

Need I go on?

Check out YMX’s Ski wear here.

3 Ways to Kick Off Your Fall Athletic Wardrobe with YMX

Everyone loves the Fall season. It’s a beautiful time of year. But it also can be a tricky time if you want to update your athletic wardrobe. Things start to cool off a bit, and you want to reflect your personal style with the change of season. But in no time the Winter comes along and you feel like you have to switch it all up again – so you think to yourself – why bother with updating my workout clothes for Fall, I’ll just do with what I’ve sweated through all Summer and then bundle up when Winter rolls in.

Well… don’t deny yourself from feeling and looking great in the Fall. Here are three ways to kick off your YMX Athletic Wardrobe for Fall:

YMX Living Garden Core Long Sleeve Top

YMX long sleeve athletic tops can be worn to, during and after your workout.

1. Simplify with YMX Long Sleeve Tops.

On your next workout, whether it be running, yoga, cycling, or the gym, you can minimize the need for all those reserve clothes you would otherwise change in and out of. YMX long sleeve sport tops are perfect for transitional weather or activities. The shirt’s super-cozy, lightweight performance MadKool fabric regulates your natural body temperature, and wicks away unwanted moisture, so you won’t feel too hot or too cool in the Fall months, indoors or outdoors. You can easily wear your YMX Athletic Top to, during, and from your workout. Wear it as a base performance layer or on its own for a flare of personal style. Keep it simple with YMX and you’ll look and feel in top shape.

YMX Living Henna Long Sleeve Sport Top for Women

YMX Athletic Lifestyle Apparel offers a wide palette of colors and prints that are seasonally limitless.

2. Build a rich palette for your Fall canvas…and beyond.

YMX Apparel offers so many rich colors and textures you won’t have any difficulty complimenting your sense of style with your warm, Fall mood. But don’t think that YMX’s Fall apparel offering is exclusive to the Fall. YMX’s vibrant, detailed prints, including henna, floral, tribal, and traditional Asian motifs, have an energy and movement that are seasonally limitless. Furthermore, YMX Apparel is carefully designed to be compatible with previous seasons, so you can easily reinvent your look each season with creative pairings.

YMX Athletic Jerseys

YMX Tri-Pocket jerseys are great for sport, but they can also be worn as a sporty, everyday top.

3. Expand your horizons with YMX’s Tri-Pocket Jerseys.

YMX Tri-Pocket Jerseys have the performance and utility (three back pockets, UPF 50 protection) for cycling or running – but they are far more versatile than that! The stylish prints seamlessly conceal the back pockets making the jerseys easy to wear for sport or leisure (yes!). So, although YMX Tri-Pocket Jerseys (available in short and long sleeves) are perfect for cycling, running, paddling, hiking, skiing and beyond, it is important to note that they are also popular as sporty, everyday wear as well (you can think of them as a sporty, performance enhanced baseball shirt).

These are only three suggestions on how to update your Fall Wardrobe with YMX. The possibilities are endless.

Tell us how you wear YMX.

Subscriber Rewards at YMX

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Subscribing to the list will offer you occasional, exclusive discounts and first looks at new products. If you aren’t sure you want to be on the list you can give it a try and unsubscribe at any time. We’ve discovered that YMX customer retention is extremely high, so chances are you’ll want to stay on the list.

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YMX’s Athletic Clothing Diversity Shows Through Its Fans

Motivated fans wear YMX athletic apparel for a variety of sports and activities. The above collection of photos is just the tip of the iceberg, covering surfing, anthropology, winter sport, yoga, cycling and running. The list could go on, but you get the picture.

Pictured above:

A. YMX Ragnar team member Heather Kleinschmidt wears her YMX Winter Sun tri-pocket jersey as a rash guard to hit the morning surf!

B. Cultural anthropologist professor, Sarah Keene Meltzoff carries out research and teaches field courses in hot climates from Thailand and Kashgar, China, to Galapagos and the San Blas Islands of Panama. And she does it all wearing YMX! See her in action here.

C. Backwoods Mountain Sports team, Skin It 2 Win It, wears YMX’s Winter Flower Tri-pocket Jersey in an annual fundraiser for Sawtooth National Forest Avalanche Center in Idaho.

D. Fitness Experiment-er Charlotte Hilton Andersen shows off her yoga pose (and muscle tone) wearing YMX’s Winter Cloud sport leggings and athletic tank.

E. Fighting a rare heart disease, Heidi Dohse overcomes adversity and cycles for health, awareness, and an overall zest for life.

F. Marathoner Shelly Cable sports her YMX Tribal Sea athletic run shirt and peeled-down matching sport sleeves (great for wiping sweat, or pulled up for UV protection!).

How do you wear YMX?