Our Newest RYP Wear Running Skirt Ambassador

Hello RYP Wear tribe! We are excited to announce that we have added a new RYP Wear running skirt Ambassador. Please meet Michelle Zeillemaker!

Michelle Z at Way Too Cool 50k 2019


Born and raised in Brooklyn NY, I found my way across the country to Sunny CA in 1997. Health and fitness have always played an important part in my life and I definitely practice what I preach. I have been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer since 2007. Let’s call it my next chapter after working in retail for 30 years.  Teaching others to lead a healthy lifestyle through fitness is one of the most rewarding careers, especially when they reach their potential!

My passion for trail running was inspired by several ultramarathon runners and Wester States finishers. My journey began a little later in life, never thinking this would be the direction I would take.  Wait, what, run for 10 hours straight, not me, no never!  The community surrounding the sport is amazing in every way. I have since run several ultramarathons myself.  I also always find time to give back as a volunteer for events, or any other service I can provide.   Running for myself and personal fitness goals keep me centered and focused. I also enjoy any time I can spend outdoors with family and friends. Kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking and enjoying all that Northern California has to offer.

My philosophy is, while we often need to work hard to maintain our health and fitness, you need to make sure that you’re having some fun while doing so! Let’s be honest…if you’re not having fun in some capacity, you’re not going to do it! Leave every workout, race, training run sweaty and smiling!

I truly love the comfort and function of RYPwear skirts. Being petite, it's sometimes hard to find just the right fit. The pockets are great for carrying some of the extras I need.  The patterns are stylish and fun, and I receive so many “cute skirt” comments when on the trails.


If you want to follow Michelle on her adventures you can find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/michelle.zeillemaker and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/kzsmom/

We are super stoked to have you on board with us! ~Julie

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