After a month of over indulgence and gym neglect, it is time to get back in shape and get fit and healthy for 2015.
The thought of stepping back into the gym or preparing yourself for a run in the freezing cold seems pretty daunting but a new year means a new start and exercise really does make you feel better (mentally at least).
After Christmas we always feel a bit rubbish with post party blues, too many carbs in our system and having to get up early again but January gives us the perfect excuse to gather the girls for a group gym sesh.
Fresh fruit and veg are your new best friend and with loads of healthy recipes out there, it is time to banish those leftover sausage rolls and mince pies.
To kick start your workout, you need the perfect excuse……new stuff!
The sportswear giants are here to help with the latest in gym wear and running trainers to have you looking your best whilst your sweating like crazy on a spin bike.
For dedicated gym bunnys and running enthusiasts, the Nike Zoom Fit Agility and Nike Lunar Cross Element have the built in technology to help you get the most out of your workout. These lightweight trainers have an adaptive fit and cushioned soles for soft impact when pounding the treadmill or doing circuits.
For the girls who like to take things a little easier with weight training, a bit of cardio and some calorie burning classes then the Nike Air Max Thea or New Balance 574 are you ideal companion. These cool and comfy trainers will take you to and from the gym with ease and are great for dress down weekends paired with jeans and a big jumper.
Sports bras are a must have gym essential to keep everything in its place when doing jumping jacks and the Nike Pro Bra should be first into your gym bag. Shorts and leggings will also make up your workout outfit and its always good to throw in a fleece for winter runs in the park.