Meet the Movement Makers

 

We are a team of creatives who share a vision. We want you to look and feel your best in everyday comfort.

Get to know the inspiring, driven, and magical team behind the brand.



I founded Accel Lifestyle because, even though there are so many fitness apparel companies today, none of them hit all the boxes on my checklist. I wanted to support a fashionable fitness apparel company that has an ethical supply chain (no sweatshops), and a fabric that doesn’t smell from sweat. What did I find?

Absolutely nothing. And, I wanted to change that.

I majored in Chemistry with a Specialization in Biochemistry from the University of Virginia and worked in labs both at UVA and Brown University. With my science background and love for fitness and fashion, it took three years to create the fabric from scratch, using the most luxurious threads available and a trade secret protected science. After working as an internationally-recognized sales representative for Fortune 500 companies, I trusted I could use the tools I have learned to create the fabric and ultimately Accel Lifestyle. I have set lofty goals for the company and for myself. Think Big...Now Think Bigger. We’re starting with shirts for men and women (because those stink the most…haha!) and scaling to a full fitness apparel line from there.

I believe in the power of collaborations, appreciating this beautiful life we’re given and I try to bring sunshine wherever I go.

I’ve always had a strong love for helping others and Accel Lifestyle gives me opportunities to continue this on a larger scale. I became a motivational speaker and author, empowering others to take the first steps towards starting their own company and breaking through their own fears. I consider myself a “Positivity Enthusiast” and I find inspiration and motivation from other entrepreneurs before me that had an idea, were persistent and resilient, and now run successful companies.

“If they can do it, I can do it!” is a simple, yet powerful phrase, that encourages me daily. I see Accel as a symbol of that same encouragement for other people who are trying to make a positive change in their life.

 

There is not a doubt in my mind that Accel Lifestyle is not only a fitness apparel company, but also a movement that is destined to hit every continent on this earth.

After graduating with a Business degree from the College of Charleston, I fell in love with fitness while juggling a stressful corporate job, sitting on the board of a business organization, and living the millennial lifestyle of a thriving city girl. As a lifelong fitness enthusiast, I was always on the hunt for the perfect trendy pieces to wear from the studio to the street. I have always focused on supporting brands that have integrity and make a difference.

I met Megan through Houston’s fitness hub, Fitness in the Loop, and our initial lunch date led to goal planning, strategizing and a very strong friendship. Things instantly clicked into place and I knew it was time to leave the corporate world and build something larger than I even knew was possible.

I’ve learned the value of partnerships, successful event planning and working to find creative solutions. At Accel, I work to create ways we can inspire our customers to create their own greatness and live a life in motion.