RSVP Montgomery

Art in Motion...and on a Mission


Peyton Flowers
It is a rare thing to be able to align your passion with your job and be able to help people along the way, but Dr. Ruth Penton Polson is doing just that. With her athleisure brand, REP Active Art, Ruth found a way to combine her love of art and fitness with inspiring and empowering women to be confidently expressive and to find their voice and inner strength. She puts that same energy into raising her daughter, Emma, who is the “E” in REP. 

Growing up, Ruth always had a love for art but it served merely as a hobby, then later as a creative outlet during dental school, until a near-death car accident in 2008 left Ruth with a broken back and a forced medical leave from her dental practice. Her accident came during a time when she was focused on her health and fitness and was in the best shape of her life, a cause she feels allowed her body to healmore quickly. Her active lifestyle pre-accident may have helped her heal physically, but her art helped her heal mentally. Her hobby slowly became more than just a hobby, and Ruth began selling her artwork in high-end home interior boutiques in the Birmingham area.
Still passionate about fitness, Ruth had a vision of transforming her art into activewear leggings, and REP Active Art was born. These leggings, available in shorts, capris and ankle length, are superior to most thanks to their high waist and buttery-soft, cellulite-masking, lint-free fabric. The unique and vibrant artwork is just the icing on the cake. REP ActiveArt leggings make a statement everywhere – while working out in the gym or out to dinner with friends paired with a tunic and cute booties. 
Each pair is named after a woman in Ruth’s life that has been an inspiration to her, and REP Active Art’s Brand Ambassador program allows other women to be an inspiration as well. As a brand ambassador, women can earn extra income while creating community and journeying toward fitness and wholeness. This is all in line with REP Active Art’s mission to empower women to be bold, bright and fit!
For more information about REP Active Art and to shop for products, visit or contact Montgomery’s local brand ambassador, Emily Foy, at

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