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Melissa Sowa

Hi! I'm Melissa Sowa-Legters, competitive athlete, mom of two and fashion-loving fitness enthusiast. Like you, I juggle schedules for work, family and fun. Fitness has always been a big part of my life and it wasn't that long ago that my workout apparel consisted of tees and sweats. After having my girls, I discovered a whole new world of performance wear that worked for intense workouts and going out on the town. I can sweat in athleisurewear. I can strut in athleisurewear. I can feel confident to be the best me I can be in athlesiurewear. And you can too! Stop in, try on and discover why I fell in love - it's awesome!

February 2017
"Sweat & Strut offers athleisurewear to make you feel good, whether you're running on the treadmill or running around the town."
                                                                                - The Montclair Dispatch 
January 2017
Wishes to You & Yours and the Very Best Healthy & Bright New Year 2017!

As we embark on the excitement a new year has to offer, it is also a time for reflection and gratitude.

What a difference a year makes! This time last year, Sweat & Strut was only a dream. As we close out 2016 our brick and mortar has been open for six months! Time Flies! 

The enthusiastic support from you and our vast community of BADASS WOMEN makes Sweat & Strut more than a store; IT’S A LIFESTYLE AND ATTITUDE. 

Special thanks to: 
  • OUR CUSTOMERS – delighting you is our ultimate goal!
  • OUR FRIENDS – you've been there every step of the way!
  • OUR FAMILY – for EVERYthing!
  • OUR FAVORITE MONTCLAIR-AREA GYMS & STUDIOS – you are AWESOME and seriously change lives!
  • IDENTITY IN DESIGN - Barbara Lemley – your vision and shoulders to lean on are invaluable!
  • BARRETT CONTRACTING - Dan Barrett – for the heavy lifting, and for his daughter Grace who spent her summer home from college helping the store launch!
  • And, UMBA (The Upper Montclair Business Association) and MONTCLAIR CENTER BID – the associations of amazing and brave small business owners that put dreams into reality and make Montclair such a unique and awesome place to be!
As a woman-owned, local startup business, we recognize the importance of community and are so appreciative for the opportunity to add our unique flair. We strive for continual improvement and we want to hear from you - your feedback and suggestions.

There is something you may not know about me and Sweat & Strut:
I still have a full time job as an insurance executive. YES - Insurance. I love to be in the store to help you find the right fit and function as much as I can. But for when I can’t - I’ve put together an amazing team that share my passion for the Sweat & Strut lifestyle. Shakila, Michelle and Angela are my talented trio.  Whether it’s finding the right legging for a WOD or a Salutation, or for going out to SHOW OFF YOUR RESULTS – that’s SWEAT & STRUT!
As a THANK YOU and EXTRA INCENTIVE TO KEEP UP/BEGIN A NEW ROUTINE, we are offering 15% OFF STOREWIDE (that’s EVERYTHING) beginning JANUARY 11th through the 31st.

On behalf of everyone at Sweat & Strut, thank you – and Happy New Year! 

With gratitude,
Melissa Sowa Legters
Founder, Sweat & Strut LLC