Ah January; that month when you make life changing promises to yourself to get fit, lose the Christmas stone you put on having indulged on Ferrero Rocher, and then promptly fail at keeping them. We all do it, so no need to feel guilty.
But I find I get a little excited at the prospect of two things: the first, a new diary for my Filofax, and second, new gym gear. And there are plenty of amazing brands to choose from. To help you get in the mood to think about going to the gym later this evening, we've put together our ultimate gym gear list to help you focus your work out style.
We also want to keep to a budget so with that in mind, let's start with the fitness range from Penneys which has been taking the country by storm. We love the running pants which are incredibly comfortable, and have well-fitting fabric to move with you legs as you work out. They also have a handy pouch at the back for your keys!
H&M's fitness range is just as good, and our pick includes the sports bra and running top with has those thumb holes so your hands are nice and warm in this cold spell.
And speaking of cold spell, if you like to exercise outdoors you might need an extra layer. Check out the range of gilets from Heatons which are quilted for extra warmth until we hit the summer months. Another collection to note is the new addition to Lifestyle Sports in stores at the moment, and that's Stella McCartney for Adidas. So if you want some designer gear, you should check out this one!
Last but not least, it goes without saying that the runners you choose need to suit your choice of exercise and the shape of your foot for the best support. Nike, New Balance, Asics and Adidas have huge selections of running shoes to choose from, and always check in store that you are investing in a shoe that suits your foot.
So tell us, what's your favourite kind of gym style? Have you invested in some new pieces now that you are a professional gym bunny?