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New Year, New You: Our 2015 Fitness Picks

yellowWith 2015 finally here and Christmas but a distant memory, the time to be making New Year’s Resolutions is officially upon us. Whether you stuck to the promises you made back in January 2014 or not, now is the perfect time of year to rest, recharge and reflect upon the months to come, and if the first wish on your list is to get back into shape following the annual festive blowout, Universal Textiles has everything you need to kick start your journey to a new you this new year. Take a look at our top picks for New Year’s fitness below!

Signing up with the local gym is the end result of many a New Year’s resolution, and with a variety of machines in place to tone and train different areas of the body, it’s a great way to get an all-over workout.  This Mens Gildan Performance Vest is a great choice for those looking to keep cool whilst working out, with its sleeveless build and special moisture-wicking fabric helping to move sweat and excess heat away from the body. For women, this Spiro Performance T-Shirt is another great choice, with its quick-dry polyester build helping you to avoid excess perspiration.

Combining effective, aerobic exercise with relaxing, therapeutic motion, swimming is a great way to get fit, with around 3 million of us in the UK making a splash on a weekly basis. These Mens Aqua Sphere Montreal Jammer Shorts are the perfect way to get a streamlined swim, with their chlorine resistant build and breathable, high stretch fabric allowing you to exercise in comfort. For women, this Aqua Sphere Rachel Swimming Costume offers similar benefits, with a supportive bra-style back and UV protectant build helping you to get the most out of your swim.blackshoes

Going for a regular run can be a great alternative for those looking to take care of their body without hitting the gym, allowing you to avoid costly monthly fees. A sturdy and supportive pair of shoes like these Hi-Tec Ladies Covent Garden Trainers is a must however, with their glass fibre stability shank and waterproof leather upper helping to keep feet safe and dry whilst you’re on the move. For men, these Skechers Flex Advantage Trainers boast a memory foam insole and a shock absorbing midsole to keep feet both comfortable and stable, with built-in mesh fabric panels to allow effective ventilation.

Be sure to check out our full range of sports and fitness gear at Universal-Textiles.com, with athletic clothes and accessories for men, women and children all available at great prices!

Happy New Year from everyone at Universal Textiles!

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15% Off Bags For Newsletter Subscribers

At Universal Textiles we stock a huge variety of bags suited to all situations. From Gym Bags to Messenger Bags and Travel Bags to Backpacks we have something to suit everyone. This week we are offering newsletter subscribers an extra 15% off our entire range of bags. Below are just a few on offer.

Firstly from Front Row we have this Canvas Duffle Bag. A classic design, this sizeable bag is great for the gym or travel. Made from a heavy cotton canvas, this durable bag has a reinforced base panel with light padding. The strong striped webbing straps make the bag easy to carry, whilst the bag also has antique brass coloured trims and zips.

We have a selection of high quality bags from Nike, including the Lightweight Sports Valuables Pack and the Lightweight Gym Bag. The valuables pack is made of a durable nylon construction and has a drawstring closure. It is ideal for transporting belongings when playing sports such as golf.

The gym bag is made in the classic design, making it both practical and stylish. The size of the bag also makes it ideal for travelling. The bag has separate compartments for accessories and shoes, a great addition after playing sport. The reinforced strap and lining give the bag extra durability.

Bagbase’s great range of retro bags have proved a popular choice amongst customers. One such bag is the Retro Day Bag. With two zipped pockets, the bag is great for work and school. The bag comes in five colours, always maintaining the retro feel.

We also sell a great range of bags perfect for travel. The Quadra Vessel Travel Bag is great for airports and other forms of travel. The bag has a handle and heavy duty wheels. It also has plenty of space (a capacity of 28 litres) and is made with compression straps and a zippered front pocket.

The Shugon Bristol Folding Travel Toiletry Bag is another travel essential. The bag has a large main compartment and three internal mesh pockets. There are two additional zipped pockets and a useful hanger for when you arrive at your destination!

To view our full selection of bags, click here.

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Trainers

Many people are still trying to hit the gym and shed their Christmas weight and get fit, so you need a quality pair of trainers.

The term trainer is a contraction of training shoe, and was made popular by Gola in 1968. The first examples of trainers were made from a canvas upper and rubber sole. During the 1990s, trainers became a fashion statement, they were not just worn by people exercising and became an expression of personality and identity.

We stock trainers for men, women and children, with everything from the plimsoll to ventilated trainers, in many different colours and styles. Have a look here

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