Dana Lardner officially launched Words to Sweat By™ in 2009 with the intention of helping people, no matter their size, “exercise your funny bone along with the rest of you” by creating fun and affordable motivational health and fitness products.
Before Words to Sweat by, Dana (aka Whimsical Walney) had a children’s product company focused on clothing and accessories that were meant to foster a child’s imagination and decided to apply her “let children play” motto to adults (a.k.a. children at heart) and instill some humor and motivation in functional, everyday accessories.
What began with a line of one-size-fits-all sassy or serious mantra workout towels has grown to include mantra t-shirts, and hand stamped jewelry. All Words to Sweat by products are designed and developed by Dana Lardner and are predominantly manufactured in her studio in San Jose, CA.