LUXURY FASHION FORWARD FITNESS DESIGNS by artist RUTH PENTON POLSON

BE BOLD + BE BRIGHT+ BE FIT

The "Glory"
SCHEDULE A TRUNK SHOW
The "Dawn"
The "Lucy" & "Amanda"

The "Anne"

The "Erin"

The "Mimi"

The "Meghan"

Mountain Fashion

The "Tracy"

The "Latham"

winter sports in style & comfort

The "Mimi"

arctic mint + ice + grays

The "Jamie"

pop of pink

LUXURY ATHLEISURE WEAR

Our Story + Testimonials

Dr. Ruth Penton Polson, aka “RP” is one of Birmingham, Alabama’s most multi-talented renaissance women of the 21st century. RP is an inspirational+ passionate artist, designer, dentist, Mom and wife, with the greatest of these being a Mom- a Mom who is empowering her 6-year old daughter to become a woman of strength, like the one RP empowers everyday through her practice of dental medicine, her artwork and now, a brand new line of athlesuire, REP Active Art.

RP discovered her creative and artistic talent early on but it wasn’t until 2008 after a near death car crash, when she broke her back, forcing her to take temporary leave from her medical practice, that she began to explore her artwork more fervently. Spare time soon bloomed into more full-time which resulted into several of her canvas pieces being sold in high-end home+ interior boutiques in Birmingham like Defining Home, Mountain Brook Interiors, West Elm, Birmingham, M&S Interiors and Art in the Courtyard in Montgomery, AL. RP is also commissioned, painting large scale abstract works, pet portraits and transforming sonogram art for infant nurseries.

“My heart is full when I see a piece in its element that I painted with no intention other than to release the energy of the days events,’ says RP. “ The brush, the paint, the process, the purpose frees me, it fuels me and in it, I FIND me!”

If she had to identify all of her passions, fitness, art, and empowering women would definitely be at the top of her list. RP believes her active lifestyle, before the accident, is what helped her body heal faster and prevented her from sustaining more serious injuries. Art helped her mend physically and emotionally. She was further restored when she discovered she could combine a few of her passions, evolving them into an athleisure empire and setting her "Art in Motion" to design what she calls her ‘happy pants’ leggings and other accessories.

In November of 2016, RP transformed her artwork into luxury activewear leggings, creating REP Active Art. Each vibrant+lively print, named after inspirational women in RP’s life, originated as a piece of art on canvas or paper. REP Active Art has pricked the pulse of cardio loving women who are committed to stay moving, while wearing fashionable gear. REP Active Art is not only fashionable but its functional too. Her line is popular spanning generations. Mothers and daughters purchase styles together to share! Each pair is supportive, lint-free and is constructed with a high waist to combat muffin-topping. Sold as leggings and capris, each pair makes a stand alone style statement and can easily transition from the gym to lunch or dinner with a few accessory edits.

Today, RP is focused on growing REP Active Art by supporting women to find their voice, their inner strength and be confidently expressive. She puts that same energy into raising her daughter Emma, who is the ‘E’ in REP.

RP supports numerous local charities. Her favorites serve pets, women, and children!

Catenya

"You are a true Renaissance women"

Dot

"I want them all! How do I choose?"

Mallie

"Your leggings are my favorite over all the other brands I own! "

Callen

These leggings hide my muffin top because of the high waistband!

ART IN MOTION

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