2016 marks the third year that we at http://bigredapparel.co.uk have been in business, in this time we have grown our catalogue from just a single product; our signature series black mens stringer vest to include now several dozen product options.
The choice to begin stocking these products has not just been from the staff here at Big Red Apparel but also from our customers, family, friends and sponsored athletes. During this time we have had to make a lot of decisions, some of them more costly for others but it has all been part of our experience to build us into the brand we have became today.
Unlike most budget websites/brands, Big Red Apparel also have a very large variety of choices, in stringer vests for men for example are now available in 3 different styles and for the signature series vests they have 5 different colour choices. For their gym shorts they also have 3 different styles and for their white label series micro shorts they have a staggering 7 colour choices available.
Now just a few weeks into the new year, each year on that same day everyone pledges something that they know we most likely will not be able to keep up with. Most of these new year resolutions come in the form of a health/fitness related pledge. Some people promise not to eat a certain type of food, some people try to reach a certain weight and some just want to get more fit and healthy.
Unfortunately as with most lifestyle changes, health and fitness can be quite costly, this is because unlike taking up a hobby where you participate in events/training/activities on set dates routinely, health and fitness is a 24/7 commitment. With this comes high costs also, such as gym memberships, healthy foods and workout clothes just to name a few.
Gym memberships can range from anywhere from £10.00 to £100.00+ per month, luckily as health and fitness is becoming more popular worldwide we are noticing that more gyms are becoming available of all pricing brackets ensuring their is a gym local to you within your price range. It is also important that when you look to sign up to a gym you trial it first as though the gym may be seemingly more expensive due to a lot more equipment and facilities, in actual fact you may find that they need more equipment due to the amount of members and a smaller and often cheaper gym with less equipment is easier to get the workout done that you desire, without having to wait to do so. Most gyms offer a free trial and others offer a ‘single session’ or ‘day pass’ so that you can trial their facility, when you do this, it is important to go on the dates and times you would usually go so that you can get a true feel as to how busy the gyms is before you make that 12 month commitment.
Healthier foods are also achievable even on a budget, it pays dividends to buy in bulk, if you visit your local butcher and make a bulk purchase and freeze your foods (a little tip here which also saves time is to weigh and portion the meats into sandwich bags before you freeze them) you will notice that compared to supermarket you can be paying less than half. For example, most butchers sell chicken in 5kg bags/boxes and they are usually around £20-£25 and this chicken is of normally of better quality than the supermarket chicken which is usually around £10.00 per kg. This amounts to a very large saving, especially as the average gym goes will be using this amount of chicken every 10-14days, maybe even sooner if other members of their family use it also.
These are just some of the things you can do to help save money whilst still living the healthy lifestyle that you desire and that of using Big Red Apparel for all of your gym clothes/sportswear requirements of course!
With the new year underway, we have been looking at not just improving ourselves but also improving our brand this includes our image, catalogue and much much more. We want to do our best to be the best we can be for you, our customers and this includes not just adding more items of gym clothing to our catalogue but also assessing existing gym clothing and seeing how we can change them to make them better for you.
One of the decisions we took which needed amending and approving was our decision to stock white gym leggings, when we saw them in photos and in person we fell in love with the design however in a practical sense and what we discovered when we took them to market was that the colour choice was not very popular with our customers.
We have had dozens of comments from customers who were prospective buyers of these new leggings comment that they loved the feel of the material, the quality and style however the colour choice made them a no-go for most. Following a recent conversation with our sponsored athlete Sarah Kiely, we have made the decision to keep stocking this style of gym leggings as they offer a product to our customers which compliments the rest of our range, providing cheap workout clothes / sportswear of a very high quality to customers allover the world.
Sarah owns several pairs of these gym leggings and really likes them however like many others mentioned to us before, Sarah also said that the gym leggings would sell much better if they were available in other colours. We have been looking at several different colour options and we have come to the conclusion that the next two products to become available in the catalogue at http://bigredapparel.co.uk will be womens gym leggings in red and royal blue.
We are very excited about getting these new gym leggings in stock however like all other items that we sell here at Big Red Apparel, we will be testing them out first and the first step of that process will be to get samples sent to Sarah so that we can sample them and see how the colours wash and look in person, we will be making photos of these samples public also so that you, our customers can have your say and if we need to make any adjustments to them then we can do that to ensure that we can provide our customers with the highest quality gym clothes at the best possible prices.
We have also been looking at the possibility of adding different colours/variations of our slim guide skin fold fat callipers to our catalogue, we believe the next step for these would be to offer a bundle of a fat caliper and a fitness tape measure so people can track their results accurately and at an affordable price.
If you have any ideas or suggestions about any products which we stock or products that you would like to see us stock, please contact us at; firstname.lastname@example.org we would love to hear from you and if the item which you bring to our attention ends up becoming a stocked item of gym clothing/gym accessory on our site, we will give you this item for free as well as £50 to spend on our site on any other items to say thank you.
Check the website out now at http://bigredapparel.co.uk we offer FREE RECORDED delivery within the UK, worldwide standard delivery is available for just £1.99 and worldwide express/recorded delivery is available for just £6.99. This postage cost is the same regardless weather you are purchasing one pair of gym shorts or a full wardrobe of gym clothing.