When Brittney Hogan’s husband was killed in action in Afghanistan, she found herself coping in not so healthy ways. That was until a friend convinced her to go for a run and everything changed. From that experience, her 503(c) non-profit Virago Fitness was born, where she hopes her stylish, inspiring fitness gear will help other women (and men) like her.

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Virago Fitness offers fitness and loungewear for a cause

You’ll find inspiring slogan shirts with a positive message, as well as fitness basics – think yoga pants, slouchy t-shirts — with a cool, subtle, yet powerful logo. They’re all pieces you’d wear to workout (or let’s be honest: do everything besides actually workout in), except the proceeds help get free workout classes to people who are struggling with challenges. Because running and fitness were so instrumental for Brittney dealing with the trauma of losing her spouse, she wants to be sure that people who might be struggling like her get the same access.

So, if you’re thinking about refreshing your workout uniform (or loungewear), take a peek at what Virago Fitness has to offer. There’s something really amazing knowing that the shirt or pants you’re tossing on to run in (and not just a small percentage of your purchase, by the way) might just help someone else out of a very dark place and into the light.

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