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Kenan became ‘Shirley the NEDLady’ because she listened to her friends who struggled to find suitable sportswear for their active lifestyles. Hazel Hulsey (left) and Shirley Kenan.

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The Fabric of Fitness

Designing activewear for the long-ignored older body, Arizona-born clothing designer Shirley Kenan is outfitting America’s “actively aging.”

You’re not supposed to still be running around a tennis or basketball court — or even, for that matter, running around the block — once you’re old enough to qualify for the senior discount at the movie theater.