Power Your Day with Oula

June 22, 2018

Power Your Day with Oula

Ever had a bad day - then put on a dance playlist and danced ‘til your world seemed better? That’s what we think of when we think of our friends over at OULA Fitness. Everyday, they are challenging themselves - and one another - to harness the power of dance and embrace a spirit of positivity and confidence in every aspect of their life.

We’re proud to be part of a community that encourages entrepreneurship, creativity and wellness. And we’re delighted to watch the OULA movement grow. This week, they stopped by to share a little of their sparkle with us. Read about the power of OULA below - then check out their special giveaway of MOVE compression sleeves.

OULA started in Missoula in 2010 by Kali Lindner with the intention of combining the depth and soulfulness of a mind-body practice with the carefree playfulness of a living room dance party. OULA redefines the way we think about fitness by empowering women to trust ourselves, our bodies, and each other. By integrating the mind, body, and heart, our focus is on full-being health and wellness in a fun and community-centered atmosphere.

OULA gives you a chance to feel. To feel sexy, to feel silly, to feel sad, to feel free. But most importantly, OULA gives you a chance to feel human. It is in these shared moments that we feel truly connected to one another.

In OULA, whether you need to feel free, empowered, or rejuvenated, all you have to do is show up and be present for yourself. Through OULA, you will discover that your mind and body want to dance together, you will learn to trust yourself and those around you and you will begin to believe that you deserve to take up space, to be seen and heard, and you will know that your story matters.

Since its beginning, OULA has spread across the United States and to six countries with the goal of supporting women wherever they are on their journey.

An instructor from the Twin Cities said it beautifully: "OULA allowed me to have a place to BE. I don’t know in my entire life if I’ve actually felt like I belong, been worthy of love or attention, or been comfortable just being me. Through OULA I’ve yelled lyrics until I believed them. I’ve moved in ways that released years of ugly stuck in my body. I’ve reframed my thoughts. I’ve laughed, cried, been angry, felt sexy, felt confident; and I’ve been allowed by the wonderful people I dance with to have all of those feelings and know that I am safe to express it all. I’VE LEARNED TO LOVE MYSELF."





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Sizing, Fabric & Compression Levels Guide

Size Chart:

We have a different sizing chart depending on the type of compression garment. Please consider your foot and calf circumference when choosing your size.

If you're in between sizes, ask yourself a few questions:
What is my body type? Will I be more comfortable in a size up or down? Take your body type into consideration when choosing a size especially if you're in between sizes.

Size Chart - VIM & VIGR Fashionable Compression Legwear

Sleeves & Tights

 

Fabric Collections:

NYLON

  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Excellent for athletic use
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 82% Nylon/18% Spandex

MOISTURE-WICK NYLON

  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Moisture-wicking fabric to draw sweat and moisture off of the skin
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 75% Moisture-wick polyester/13% Nylon/12% Spandex

COTTON

  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and premium cotton
  • Composition: 48% Cotton/42% Nylon/10% Spandex

MERINO WOOL

  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability and moisture-wicking properties
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and fine Merino wool
  • Light-cushioned sole
  • Composition: 40% Merino wool/45% Nylon/15% Spandex

Garment Care:

Machine wash after each wear, delicate and cold.

Air dry is preferred to maintain the elasticity and quality of fabrics.

Compression Levels:

Compression garments are made in a variety of support levels, each of which is designed to address different needs. These levels are most commonly expressed in millimeters of mercury (abbreviated as mmHg). Generally, graduated compression is displayed in ranges. The higher the numerical value, the stronger the support level indicated. For example, a 20-30 mmHg garment will offer more support and feel tighter than a 15-20 mmHg garment.

All of VIM & VIGR’s products are offered in 15-20 mmHg compression level and select styles are available in 20-30 mmHg.

VIM & VIGR Compression Levels

How to put on compression socks:

Slip your arm into the sock until your fingers reach the toes. Your palm should be resting in the sock's heel. 

Starting at the cuff, fold the sock over until it meets the heel. Make sure to fold the sock onto itself.

With the sock still inverted, pull the foot of the sock firmly onto your foot. Make sure your toes are securely in the toe pocket. Starting with the cuff, gradually roll the sock up.

Adjust so that your heel is properly positioned in the heel pocket and the cuff sits below the knee. Make sure the cuff is not pulled up too high.