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Customer Spotlight--Dianna Seda

While Ponya Bands is based in Louisville, Kentucky, our community extends much further. Enter longtime customer Dianna Seda from Atlanta, Georgia. Like most of our Ponya community, she wears several hats. She’s an executive producer for Saturn Moon Beach Productions, which makes narrative films providing a culturally responsible message. In her spare time, she’s a runner and yogi and often travels to all over the country to race.

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How to Layer for Winter

The cold weather is fast approaching, and figuring out that sweet spot of how to dress for winter runs, hikes, or other activities can be tricky. The mantra is “layer, layer, layer,” but what does that mean? We’ve all gone out in too much or not enough. Either way is miserable. You’re either boiling (and often damp) or freezing. What is “just right”?This post will cover 3 things to keep in mind when layering for cold weather runs, hikes, and other activities. Think light Lightweight is essential in layering for cold weather exercise. While that big puffy down coat keeps you toasty while standing still, you will roast if you run or even hike in it. Even on the coldest,...

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Customer Spotlight: Rochelle Lindsey

Runner, author, entrepreneur, mother, and wife are a few of the hats Rochelle Lindsey currently wears. Her huge smile and sweet voice are familiar to many running around the Louisville area, and Rochelle brightens everyone’s day that runs into her. From North Chicago, Illinois, Rochelle had to become a survivor early on. Her deep faith has allowed her to see herself as someone who has overcome, not just survived. For more of this deeply personal part of Rochelle’s story, see her book Overcomers Versus Survivors.   She didn’t discover running until she left for Oral Roberts College in Oklahoma. Her church leader had gone there and spoke highly of it, so she visited and fell in love. It also fit in...

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Ponya Bands Q&A: Interview with Judy Beyerle, Founder Ponya Bands

Ponya Bands just celebrated another birthday, and it's a great time to look back. Started in 2012, Ponya began with Bamboo-Lined Sweatbands, and the crushed velvet lined Non-Slip Headbands soon followed. A few more products later, including the BAM and the newest, the Bamboo Jersey Lined Band, and Ponya is going strong with the support of our wonderful community.  Judy Beyerle, our founder, president and band leader, not only has a great product, she's enthusiastic about her bands as well as being active. Customers feel like they know her from race expos and look forward to running into her on the local trails on her weekend hikes. Judy sat down for the interview below to talk about Ponya's beginnings and the brand basics.

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