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What’s the best clothing for your workout?

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Have you ever had a problem with your work out shirt? Does it hold too much sweat? Does it end up getting a smell you cant get rid of? Maybe its just not the right fit? 

According to a report done by NPR (Found here: www.NPR.org/blog) those synthetic polyester blends you’ve been wearing? Yeah, those aren’t the way to go.

Though they may dry quickly, they are a favorite breeding ground for a few particular types of bacteria that love to make a stink of things. A particular nuisance is the fact that once these polyester breeding grounds take on an order its notoriously hard to get rid of it! 

So what do we recommend? Here are a few tips to choosing the right apparel for your spin class after work tonight!

  • Try a 50/50 blend of polyester and cotton. It still keeps you just as dry, and some brands even have dry-fit like blends that are made specifically for workouts. 
  • Bamboo blended clothing is naturally Antibacterial as well as super absorbent. Some studies show bamboo fiber is up to four times more absorbent than cotton. Bamboo fiber is also thermal regulating giving it excellent wicking properties as well as keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter. 
  • Nylon blends are made of plastics so they don’t absorb any liquids, most sweat simply flows off the fabric so that it easily evaporates making for a great wicking fabric. 

So when it comes to picking out something to get the morning workout in make sure you pick something that’s right for you in comfort level, fit, and wicking level! Each persons preference may be drastically different but there are enough different products out there that we know you’ll find the right one for you! And if you’re looking for something for an upcoming event or race, why not let us at Anypromo.com assist you! 

Meet Your Team

Meet Your Team!

Today marks the start of our “Meet Your Team" series! As our Anypromo family grows larger and more talented, we’d like to let you get to know the people behind the website! Returning customers may already know some of your team by voice and email, but here’s a chance to get to know the real people you talk all the time! For all you new customers out there, here’s a chance to get to meet everyone of us friendly folks here at Anypromo before you order! Without further ado, lets start with the ever talented Robin!

Name: Robin

Job: Customer Satisfaction Manager

Subtitle: Office Mom (Seriously, she worries over anyone who has so much as a sniffle!)

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Q: So Robin, please tell us a bit about where were you raised.

A: A little country town in Michigan. One stop light and lots of farm land.

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Q: That’s pretty different from here in sunny* (see: hotter than your over on broil) Southern California, do you miss anything from back home?

A: Mostly the people and the White fluffy SNOW! :)

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Q: Not much snow around here these days is there! How long have you been working for Anypromo?

A: Only about 16 months, but it’s already a huge part of my family.

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Q: We’re glad to have you here too! What are a few of your Hobbies or skills?

A: I LOVE photography. It’s a chance to see life in a simpler form. On the weekends, I LOVE playing Lego’s with my son while we hang out on Saturday mornings! He is 2 now and he’s such a blast!

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Q: Mother and Philosopher all in one! No wonder you’re so good at your job! So tell us something else about you that would surprise people?

A: My husband and I have been together since we were 12 & 13 years old!

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Q:Wow that’s a really long time, congrats! Tell us what’s one of your favorite movies, TV shows, or video games? 

A: For movies it has to be Elf. I love Christmas and Will Ferrell… double bonus. For a TV Show it would be Grey’s Anatomy. I’m absolutely hooked. And as for a video game, that would be Wheel of fortune. It’s the only game I can beat my husband at. :)

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Q: I bet you could beat me at it too, haha. Now, if you were to describe yourself with one song, what song would that be?

A: This is so hard! I would say “Who I am” by Jessica Andrews. I use to sing this song when I was in my teens often at Karaoke and it still seems very fitting.

Well there you have it folks! That is our beloved office mother that keeps Anypromo going through the flu season with lots of cheer and tissues! She’s also our very dedicated Customer Satisfaction Rep, here to make sure every customer leaves with a smile on their face! I hope you’re all looking forward to meeting the rest of the team! Stay tuned for a new member every Wednesday Promobots! 

Have Fun in Grad School, Fabian!

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Today is the day we say ‘goodbye’ to our lead graphic designer, Fabian. Fabian has been with AnyPromo for the last two and a half years. You know it wouldn’t have been a proper send off without food. Everyone brought in their favorite dishes and dessert to show their appreciation for Fabian’s work. Now, he is joining the ranks of many by attending graduate school; he will be pursuing a Master’s Degree in Graphic Design. Even though we’re a bit bummed he’s leaving, we’re happy that he’s moving forward with his career goals. 

Below are a few words from some of AnyPromo’s team:

Adam - “Thank you for the opportunity to work here!”

Kevin - “Thanks Fabian. Good luck on your next journey.”

David - “A super cool dude with great potential. His skills are through the roof.”

I believe I speak for everyone when I say he’ll be missed. We wish you all the best, Fabian!

Meet Our New Team Member, Daniel!

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by Brittani Parker-Berdeguez

We would like to welcome Daniel to the AnyPromo Customer Service team. When he’s not answering phone calls, Daniel is assisting customers via the Live Chat feature of our website. 

Daniel has been gracious enough to give us a small glimpse into his life, by answering a few random questions. 

AnyPromo: What are a few of your hobbies?

Daniel B: I’m a big writer; I love writing short stories! I’m also really big into the online game ‘League of Legends’, and I love to go camping and hiking on the weekends.

AP: Do you have any special talents? If so, what are they?

DB: My only special talent has to be being good at video games. I can pick up any game and play it like I’ve been playing for years in only a few hours.

AP: What is one thing people would not believe about you?

DB: Most people don’t believe that I’m the second oldest out of 12 kids!

AP: Where do you spend most of your time when you access the Internet?

DB: I’m usually on Facebook and Youtube but I also spend a lot of time listening to Radio Lab podcasts.

AP: If you could be a superhero, who would you be and why?

DB: I’d have to be the Wolverine. Not only do I get to keep my good looks for such a long time, but I also get my own line of movies, too!

Summer’s in full swing! We’ve just finished these Country Fair Jamboree shirts for the city of Montclair. Whatever the occasion, celebrate in custom style — #customshirts
Baby bibs — the perfect giveaway for the adorable, photogenic lil ones (and snap happy parents)!
No April Fools: Our 24 hour Spring Sale is going on now! Save 10% off your purchase! http://www.anypromo.com/
Did you know? 19% of US consumers own a promotional cap/hat*? —These embroidered red snapbacks are making their way to N.E. Patriot, and we’re finishing up an order for 300 of them. — *Data from ASI Ad Impressions Study
New fabric swatches for a midweek pick me up at the AnyPromo warehouse —
Did you know? 44% of US consumers own a promotional shirt*? These navy tees are headed to Chef’s Cut Real Jerky in Florida—*Data from ASI Ad Impressions Study
These divot tools exclusively made for the NFL Alumni organization are perfect for their upcoming charity golf events!Take it to the next level and customize golf — and football items on AnyPromo.com today!

Project: Mason Jar

How creative can you get with a Mason Jar?  There are hundreds of different ways to adorn, hack, and utilize these jars of goodness. From storage purposes to lighting and decor, these guys are a go-to item for crafters alike.

We hope we get you inspired to come up with your own projects. We’re featuring 5 of our favorites below—

1) Mason Jar Backdrop (via Kara’s Party Ideas

2) Cocktail Shaker (via Kickstarter)

3) Monogram Lights (via Oleander + Palm

4) Textured Typography (via The Lettered Cottage)

5) Hanging Storage (via HGTV)

We’ve got an assortment of Mason Jars for you to choose from on our own website.  Happy Mason Jar Crafting! — http://ow.ly/u7Ddo 

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