Time to get off the couch, put the chocolates down and hit the gym. January isn’t the most inspiring month, and lets be honest, most of the time it’s a struggle to get up in the morning let alone hit the gym after work.
Investing in some new workout gear can give you that feel good boost you need. If not for the sake of getting in shape, you’ll want to get down the gym to show off your new kit.
With some very cool, very affordable ranges being released for 2016 there’s no need to splash out on expensive gear. These 5 new high-street workout ranges are good value, highly functional and super stylish.
Introducing the new GapFit range from our trustworthy friends at the Gap. Known for being THE go-to place for good quality, easy to wear essentials, it’s surprising that this range wasn’t released sooner. Pieces are made from breathable, high-performance jersey fabric which wicks moisture away from the skin.
GapFit Racerback Running Mesh-Panel Tank in Bloom Blue, £24.95, Gap
Add some feminine florals to your workout gear with the bloom blue print from GapFit. This racerback running tank keeps you dry in breathable distance jersey fabric. The scoop-neck front and racerback with mesh panel will keep you looking fresh this spring.
GapFit Running Pullover in Alluring Yellow, £34.95, Gap
Run away from the January blues in this sunshine-yellow long-sleeved running pullover from GapFit which comes with thumb holes at the cuffs and a cosy hood.
GapFit Breathe U-Back Crop Top in Pink Dogwood or Charcoal, £24.95, Gap
Keep cool in this lightweight knit, the breathe u-back crop top from GapFit has long sleeves, a laid-back fit and funky U-back detail with connecting strap.
The new women’s sportswear label from Boohoo.com. BoohooFIT brings fitness and fashion together to create a gym outfit to wow. Look-at-me prints and fashion forward cuts will get you noticed at the gym. If animal prints are your thing this is the range for you, multi-coloured leopard spots and snake prints go wild in this fierce range from Boohoo.com.
Eliza Dance Strap Back Vest, £10, Boohoo
Paige Leopard Print Full Length Legging, £14, Boohoo
Alicia Dance Window Knit Vest, £8, Boohoo
Rosie for Autograph at M&S
Who doesn’t want to look like Rosie-Huntington Whitely on the way back from the gym? Glowing, fit and perfectly put together. To compliment her gorgeous, sell-out lingerie and nightwear range, M & S has now added a selection of active-wear pieces to the Rosie for Autograph line.
Huntington Whitely told the Daily Mail; “Fitness and wellbeing is such a huge part of my life, it feels like a really natural step for my existing lingerie range to develop and now include active-wear pieces.”
There’s a lot to love about this range, which combines baby pinks and soft greys with ballet-inspired pieces such as wraps and leotards.
¾ Sleeve Medium Impact Crop Top in Grey Mix, £22.50, M&S
This cute and comfy crop top is ideal for yoga, pilates and other low to medium impact activities. Features ¾ length sleeves, added stretch and ruched detailing.
Non-Wired Medium Impact Full Cup Crop Top in Pale Pink Mix, £25, M&S
Rosie for Autograph Light Control Gym Slim Leggings with Mesh Inserts, £28, M&S
Flexible, light control shaping leggings with ruched detailing in grey mix. These leggings are easy to wear, super-comfy and go with anything, making them a gym kit essential.
Forever 21 Active
The Forever 21 Active range combines vibrant prints with shockingly low prices. For those who are young at heart, this is a fun and fresh range from Forever 21 that is definitely worth getting sweaty for.
Active Digital Print Leggings, £20, Forever 21
Medium Impact Sports Bra in Celery/Black, £13, Forever 21
Because it’s never too late to get in shape! This medium impact sports bra has a mesh-panelled cut-out racerback, removable cups, moisture management finish and features a "Never Too Late" graphic on the elasticated trim.
Matalan Soul Luxe
The folks at Matalan can give themselves a big pat on the back for their active range Matalan Soul Luxe. With a well-rounded selection of pieces, this is your one-stop shop for sports basics.
1/2 Zip Running Top, £18, Matalan
This long sleeved 1/2 zip running top comes is in an understated but stylish all over black croc print and looks a lot more expensive than it actually is!
Souluxe Long Running Leggings, £16, Matalan
These souluxe long leggings come in black with contrasting neon pink panels and feature a very useful money pocket to the rear and performance enhancing materials such as quick dry and stretch fabric.