For those of us who made New Year’s resolutions—whether it was to put more effort into your exercise, eat more greens (and less sugar), or just to get out and enjoy that fresh air more, instigating new habits can feel like an uphill battle.
The one thing that helps with actually keeping those resolutions, even when it’s chilly out and another hour in bed sounds like the best idea in the world? Fabulous new exercise attire that both functions and flatters.
From a sleek, insulated layer for your morning sprint, right down to the trainers that will ensure you start the New Year off on the right foot, we’ve got the sweat-it-out kit that your workout wardrobe needs.
After all, if you’re going to fight through the masses of people working on their new regime at the gym, you might as well do it in style, right? Repeat after us: I promise they will be put to good use – at least for January, anyway…
Lululemon Run: Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve Crew
This Lululemon crew will be your constant workout companion. When the thought of stepping out onto the chilly streets sends a shiver down your spine in more ways than one, this super soft striped top will support you all the way – right down to the cosy thumbholes.
In addition to being comfortable for a workout, it’s also a great ‘studio to street’ piece, with the anti-odour fabric meaning you can go straight to a post-workout brunch.
Bodyism I Am Brave Sports Bra
If there’s one workout item we have no problem splurging on, it’s a sports bra and Bodyism’s are more like super-flattering bikini tops than anything else.
In fact, we could be tempted to show it off by the pool – but of course they still promise a glove-like fit, optimum breathability and all the comfort and support you need to work out hard.
Nike Air Relentless Trainers
It can take many years of buying different trainers to find your very favourite pair, but Nike’s Relentless style bring both style and performance to the start-line.
Ultimately a running shoe, they’re also great for anyone who likes to try different kinds of workouts, whether it’s spinning, cross-training, hiking – you name it! Perfect for finding your stride in January, these are the ultimate pair to help you Just Do It.
Sweaty Betty Clubhouse Leggings
Sweaty Berry Clubhouse seamless leggings, £60
We’ve always been fans of fairisle, and Sweaty Betty’s leggings feature a bold Rio-inspired pop art print that we can wear all year round! They’re made of the best material that stretches, breathes, and looks really flattering too, with the high waist meaning they’ll always sit well. Perfect for workouts or hiking with friends!
Fitbit Flex Activity Tracker
Fitbit Flex Activity Tracking Wristband, £79
Often we don’t realise just how sedentary life can be, so a motivational reminder from the Fitbit Flex can give us the nudge we need to get up and move more.
It’s recommended that we take 10,000 steps every day, and you’ll feel so much healthier and complete if you do! Fitbit can also monitor your sleep to ensure you’re getting enough shut-eye, and the subtle style means you’ll hardly even notice it on your wrist. It’s an essential everyday gadget.