Astra Athletica was created by husband and wife duo Brent Hayden & Nadina Zarifeh. Brent's journey to the Olympic podium and Nadina's journey through war-torn Lebanon taught them a lot about perseverance and never giving up. They created Astra to remind people that challenge is necessary for success. That every failure is an opportunity to recognize your weaknesses so that those weaknesses can become your strengths. They both currently reside in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, and are the sole employees in the company, overseeing everything from designs, fabrics, website, marketing, etc, and even making sure every item is perfect before it is shipped out!
From the Latin phrase "Ad astra per aspera" meaning "To the stars through challenge". The stars represent your mind, body, and soul. Their position represent the Olympic podium. The "A" under the stars represents you reaching for your dreams. The stars over the "A" represent you overcoming your challenges.
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There are no shortcuts to the Olympic podium. Every detail has to be meticulously analyzed, tested, and improved upon. Our products are no different. Every item we create goes through rigorous testing to ensure it can withstand the highest demands of performance while being comfortable and versatile enough to stay with you throughout your day.