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Meet Bea Orteza of BEAFIT

Today we’d like to introduce you to Bea Orteza.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
My story with fitness have come a long way after I lose 60lbs it became a lifestyle journey to me. I started Beafit fitness line due to my own struggles of finding a good fit and style of compression shorts for my fitness training. I went to all the stores and online but I couldn’t find anything that I like that would fit me as a tomboy style I like men’s style but they’re always big on me. So I decided to create my own performance boxer briefs I did my research and went to Magic convention to find a factory who can help me with my new product. I designed my own boxers as men’s style without the extra pouch in front and with added slip-side pocket but perfectly fit for women’s body.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It took me two years to develop my perfect product. My biggest issues were poor quality/quantity and budget. I wanted to make my products here in U.S. but the cost is too much and they want a minimum of 3 styles to develop. So I worked hard to finally find a good factory with good quality and will be releasing my second production in March.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about BEAFIT – what should we know?
Beafit fitness line is definitely a fitness lifestyle specialize in tomboy style performance boxer briefs. Our mission is to build an lgbt supportive community through fitness to help inspire each other physically/ emotionally/ mentally. I am most proud of the positive impact we are making as a brand on people’s lives. To see them change physically and live happier is the most rewarding part of being a part of their fitness journey.

I believe what sets us apart as a brand is that we have real support from each other with our own authentic stories we’ve all know how hard it is to change but we feel more comfortable with ourselves that we can wear our own style without having to wear men’s size clothing.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I’ve had a huge support system that I owe to my great friends and family around me. They all support my ideas from day 1 and understand my determination and passion for this brand. Most of my great friends Briana and Bakla Mo who really helped me promote my line and got me in the events that I went to. We did a 5k hellagay run in Oakland with Nat who owns The Queer Gym which is super fun to meet people with the same interest. My brothers and Tony who always support my vision and helped me with photography and videos. Also, huge support from fitness fam friends who keeps me motivated and grown with me throughout the years.

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2 Comments

  1. Penny

    February 7, 2018 at 05:59

    Awesome story Bea! True inspiration for all the entrepreneurs!
    You are smart – genuine- and a shiny star! Best of luck. Penny

  2. Emilia marquez

    February 7, 2018 at 20:27

    Bea is an amazing person with an incredible work ethic. Her line is from the heart and the quality is impeccable. When you buy her line, you not only buy quality, you support an incredible person.

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