Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Aspaeris Shorts Giveaway!

A few week back I got my very own Aspaeris pivot shorts in the mail....just in time to enjoy a month free from running thanks to a foot injury. Great timing, right? Originally I thought I would tuck the bad boys away for a while and pull them back out when I started running again.

If I'm honest, I put these shorts on the first time just because I needed clean shorts for spinning. Plus, I figured the longer length would help me to not start a fire thanks to my inner thighs rubbing together. Once I started wearing them for that, I realized how comfortable they were.

Putting them on might require sumo squats, but once they're on? Worth the gymnastics routine it takes to squeeze you in:



I won't tell you how often I wear these shorts in a week. Because I don't do laundry that often, and you guys might get suspicious. I will say that they often come in the shower with me and hang up to dry afterwards, so I'm not completely nasty. 

Now that I have had a few runs again post-injury, I'm impressed with more than just their looks and comfort. They are designed to help athletes avoid ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries. ACL injuries are often caused by quick, lateral movements. Wearing them during a run really does feel different - almost as if your legs are aligned properly while running. Although they are tight, they still give you complete range of motion. That being said, here are some things to keep in mind that I noticed about the pivot shorts:



-Sausage casings. I kid- kinda. They are tight, so be prepared for that. If you aren't comfortable showing your booty to the world, toss a pair of tempo shorts on top. 

-No seriously, you have to wrangle them on. Don't do this in front of your significant other if you ever want them to think you look sexy ever again. It's a lot of jumping around while trying to give yourself what looks like a wedgie. H-O-T. 

-Choose a Size Up: The sizing chart was helpful for me in picking out the right size, but I also went the larger of two sizes. My waist measurements were a size XS, but my hips are a medium. (Don't get me started.) So I went with a medium, and that fits perfectly. I'm definitely glad I didn't go any smaller. 

-Surprising Lack of Muffin Top: This was a special bonus for me. Although they are tight -did I mention that yet?- they offer a really comfortable waistband that's very flattering. 

So, in review: they're tight. They're awesome. You should get a pair. 



Ready to win your own? Here's how:

+1: Follow Gourmet Runner via Google Connect and let me know that you do.
+1: Like Aspaeris on Facebook and let them know I sent you.
+1: Like Gourmet Runner on Facebook
+1: Follow Aspaeris on Twitter HERE
+1: Visit the Aspaeris Website and tell me something you learned there!
+1: Spread the word about this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter or your own blog.

None of these are mandatory, but each one you do will earn you an entry into the giveaway. Be sure to leave a comment for each entry as well! The giveaway will end on December 20th at midnight, so check back on the 21st for the winner. GOOD LUCK!

Note: I won these shorts from Emily, so I wonder if I have to deal with all the disclaimer gibberish? Either way, they were free. BUT- as always, opinions are entirely my own!


297 comments:

  1. I went to their website and learned they totally need a straight on butt shot here: http://aspaerispivotshorts.com/aspaeris-products.shtml

    Call me guys! I can give you lots of butt picture advice.

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  2. and I learned that the girl on the site has on nice tush. does that come with the shorts?

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  3. I already have a pair and know they are awesome...but I need another pair so I don't have to wear dirty shorts all the time.

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  4. Haha I love the no muffin top too, but I get muffin top where the shorts end (like my legs are little sausages)

    I love them so much and I'd love to win a second pair!

    I follow them on facebook, twitter, and I follow you too :)

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  5. I already like Aspaeris on FB!

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  6. I learned that girls are more susceptible to getting ACL injuries because our bodies change more than guys do.

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  7. I follow Aspaeris on twitter

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  8. I am a fan of Gourmet Runner on Facebook.

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  9. I already like Aspaeris on facebook!

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  10. I am a following Aspaeris on Twitter.

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  11. I found out that Aspaeris is made just for women.

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  12. I like Aspaeris on Facebook

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  13. I like you on Facebook

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  14. I learned they can help prevent hip injuries!

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  15. Your thighs rub together...not! ;) As for the brownie pan, I bought one for my dad last year for Christmas. He's never used it and doesn't even know where it is. I'm guessing my mom regifted it LOL. Too bad because he's a major brownie (edges only) lover. :)

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  16. They care ..... deeply, about my experience ;-)
    Hope they post across the pond if I win, if not se'la'vie.

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  17. I like them on FB will go post on their wall

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  18. I follow via Google Friend Connect

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  19. I learned that I NEED a pair of their shorts. Their technology seems interesting and like something that would help me out especially after a long run.

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  20. I like Aspaeris on FB and gave you a shout out there!!

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  21. I love that these shorts are made especially for women!

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  22. I shared on fb via runningwiththegirls

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  23. I posted on my blog - sidebar

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  24. I love your shirt! Where did you get it?

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  25. already like them on FB...off to tell them you sent me.

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  26. I liked them on FB and said you sent me!

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  27. I learned that compression shorts are the way to go! I need to get me a pair of these if I am going to keep at this!

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  28. Shared the giveaway on my sidebar on my blog!!

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  29. I went to their website. I learned that they are a female foused company (Cool!) and that pivot shorts are actually two shorts in one.

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  30. LMAO @ Rose's butt shot comment.. They do need to hire her as an ass model.

    What I learned is that the pivot short is actually two different types of shorts sewn together.

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  31. I LOVE my compression shorts :-) And I'm following you on google

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  32. I follow them on Facebook thanks to a giveaway Jess @ Blonde Ponytail did not too long ago.

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  33. I'm definitely in the market for compression shorts - count me in! I definitely follow!

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  34. i follow you via google friend connect

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  35. i love these shorts and would be pumped to have a new pair! follower!

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  36. liked Aspaeris on fb and let them know you sent me!

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  37. following on twitter. and i am obsessed with your shirt!

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  38. I had no idea that the shorts are geared specifically toward women until I went to the website.

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  39. I liked Aspaeris on facebook and told them you sent me

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  40. I liked Gourmet Runner on facebook =]

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  41. #1 google friend connect stalka.

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  42. I already like them on FB, but I left a comical comment.

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  43. I learned that women are more vulnerable to ACL sports injuries than any other. That is crazy!

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  44. Shared the giveaway on facebook!

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  45. I learned that if I had worn these shorts in high school, I most likely would not have torn my ACL while playing stupid basketball in Kentucky!

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  46. I learned that as the female body matures our center of gravity gradually lowers down into the hips and to compensate we tend to develop unsafe movements that will lead to ACL injury.

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  47. I learned, I need these shorts! Bc I am mote susceptible to acl injury

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  48. I like Gourmet Runner on Facebook!

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  49. I learned that pivot shorts are two pairs of shorts bonded together.

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  50. I posted about the giveaway on my blog's Facebook page!

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  51. i follow you on facebook too :) not stalking :)

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  52. i learned that they are a "female-centric" company... like that term :)

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  53. Learned they are geared for females & they are patenting these shorts!! We need more of these companies.

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  54. I like Aspaeris on FB already and told them you sent me!

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  55. I love me some spandex! one day we will all afford lipo. Until then! Show the bootie!

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  56. I already liked Aspaeris on facebook

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  57. Learned that these shorts are made for womens specific issues!

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  58. I'm mostly a lurker (except for a good giveaway), but I follow and you're hilarious.

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  59. I followed them on Twitter.
    @ClarindaDodson

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  60. I added a link to my sidebar.
    www.clarindas.blogspot.com

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  61. I have been coveting these shorts!! I follow you

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  62. I like Aspaeris on FB and told them you sent me

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  63. I've been to their page a ton of times, but it always shocks me that 500 women athletes a day injure their ACL, crazy!!

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  64. oh dear u kno i'm already a follower for sure! :)

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  65. I already like Aspaeris on FB, but I dropped by and told them you sent me. :)

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  66. I learned that Aspaeris shorts were developed because so many women were tearing their ACLs each year!

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  67. I tweeted about this giveaway @seepaigerun!

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  68. I love the fact that they are made just for women! girls rule.

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  69. OK I think we have the same shape/ issues finding clothing since I'm also an XS waist and M hips! go us!!

    oh and I follow you on google connect :)

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  70. By visiting their website I learned we are the same size :) LOL

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  71. I like aspaeris on fb and let them know you sent me

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  73. I love the dual short concept. Two shorts woven into one.

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  74. linked on the side bar of my blog

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  75. I also like Aspaeris on Facebook and have really been wanting to get a pair of these shorts!

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  76. I follow aspaeris on twitter too!

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  77. I tweeted this (tagging Aspaeris)

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  78. I learned that the Aspaeris shorts are actually two pairs of shorts blended together in order to guide your leg muscles in the perfect alignment.

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  79. I'm a followe...duh! Julia let me try these shorts out (yup we share shorts:) and I really liked them.

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  80. I visited the website and I learned that I really like the red pair for some reason!

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  81. emily_buch@yahoo.comDecember 15, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    i "liked" you on FB

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  82. i'm already a fan of Asperis on FB :)
    emily_buch@yahoo.com

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  83. I like Aspaeris on fb and told them you sent me.

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  84. I did not know they were just for women!

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  85. Already like them on fb and I wrote on their wall about your giveaway

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  86. I think it's interesting that they are supposed to help prevent ACL injuries

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