We have all heard the best inventions are built out of necessity. For 16 years, Catherine Betts struggled to find a supportive, comfortable and adaptable sports bra to assist her while playing soccer, exercising and working as a personal trainer. Due to her lack of support, and the need to wear 2-3 sports bras at times, she developed debilitating neck and shoulder pain, along with postural problems and nerve pain.
When Catherine entered puberty she developed a thyroid condition known as Hashimoto’s disease. Her breasts developed quickly and almost overnight she needed to purchase DD bras. The illness brought on weight gain, fatigue, joint pain, and tender, swollen breasts. She felt humiliated and found it difficult to perform in soccer, tennis, track and basketball, all high intensity sports. When recruited to play soccer at the D1 level, the problems got even worse. The team was training 2-3 times a day and the constant pressure on her shoulders was becoming unbearable. Her head would hurt and she was experiencing nerve pain through her neck, shoulders, arms and hands. This was an every day reality for her four years of college soccer at Oregon State University and University of the Pacific.
After studying sports sciences in college and spending some time in the start-up world, Catherine became a personal trainer. Committed to her profession, she took 4 years of courses in neuroscience and began to unravel some serious understandings of the problem she and millions of women are enduring on a day to day basis. Inspired, Catherine took 50 (yes 50) of her poorly performing/fitting sports bras, an ace bandage and saran wrap and started experimenting. She bought a sewing machine and started the laborious process of developing the perfect sports bra. She has spent the past 3 years working from her bra lab, consulting with top bra designers and manufactures, and creating 100s of prototypes. Catherine has three patents pending for the design, three-way adjustability and corset-locking device.
Catherine has been able to approach the design from a unique perspective. Using her personal, professional and scientific understanding of the problem, she created a sports bra that supports proper biomechanics and makes sense neurologically. Allowing women sizes B-H the ability to achieve their perfect fit at all times.
After years of blood, sweat and tears, Betts Fit is taking PRE-ORDERS and is in need of your support. Help support the Betts Fit mission in "Supporting The Way Women Move", by sharing this information with every woman you know who can benefit from the Betts Fit Sports Bra! We can't wait to support you.
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ETA Feb/March 2019