VANCOUVER, March 2, 2018 /CNW/ - RYU Apparel Inc. (TSX VENTURE: RYU.V) creators of urban athletic apparel, and WeWork today announced a partnership for RYU to provide apparel for staff, trainers and instructors at WeWork's recently launched social wellness club, Rise by We.
In addition to outfitting Rise by We staff and trainers, RYU also has a retail space at the first Rise by We location at 85 Broad Street in New York City, where members can shop the brand's products and apparel. WeWork's idea of the ultimate wellness club, Rise by We uses social fitness to elevate mind, body and spirit.
"Rise was founded on the belief that by bringing people together, we can elevate mind, body, and spirit. In RYU, we found the perfect partner who not only shares our commitment to fostering community and humanity, but also delivers high quality products that make you look and feel good while working out. Partnering with brands like RYU helps us create spaces that inspire genuine social connection and allows our members to choose their own path to wellness," said Avi Yehiel, WeWork Head of Wellness.
"We are incredibly honored to be chosen as a preferred vendor to WeWork to supply apparel to all their top level trainers and staff," said Marcello Leone, CEO of RYU. "Our companies align on many levels and we are excited to be a part of their growth. WeWork and its wellness expansion are perfectly aligned with RYU and we are excited to be part of such a disruptive business model, operating all over the world."
WeWork provides more than 200,000 members around the world with space, community, and services through both physical and virtual offerings. WeWork's mission is to help create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living. Founded in New York City in 2010 by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey, WeWork currently has more than 200 physical locations in 66 cities and 20 countries around the world. Follow us @WeWork on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook or visit wework.com to learn more.
Respect Your Universe is an award-winning urban athletic apparel and accessories brand engineered for the fitness, performance and lifestyle of multi-disciplined athletically minded individuals. Innovatively designed without compromise and tailored for fit, comfort, and durability, RYU exists to facilitate human performance. For more information, visit: http://ryu.com
On Behalf of the Board
RYU APPAREL INC.
Marcello Leone, CEO, President and Chairman of the Board
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