Happy New Year! January is the time to get fit, healthy and make some changes for the better. So starting with getting fit, it’s always good to have a new gym outfit to motivate you to make that first step into the sweaty place of doom.
January Gym Style
I love wearing black (anywhere and everywhere) so I’ve picked a monochrome gym wear wish list, which I feel is a suitable first step towards getting back into a gym frame of mind – getting back into an actual gym will come in good time. Don’t rush me.
Gym Wear Wish List
The latest women’s sportswear range from Puma has helped put the brand back on the map. Their ‘Do You’ campaign focused on inspiring ‘confidence in women everywhere’ with powerful images of brand ambassador Cara Delevingne. This simple black Puma Pwrshape Forever Bra (£20) is designed for everyday running and training. I like this because often high impact bras are just plain ugly. This one however is definitely stylish.
My biggest gym clothing bug bear? Leggings. I am forever looking for good quality gym leggings at an affordable price. However I am starting to think that these two factors cannot coexist for some unfathomable reason. Having tried every high street retailer (don’t bother) and several sports brands (expensive), the next brand I am going to try is Gym Shark’s Dry Sculpture Leggings. This is a fitness brand that was started by a group of teenagers in 2012. Gym Shark says it’s leggings are designed for running, squatting and lunging. OK, sounds promising so far. I would need to see these in real life to check how thick they are, (you do not want to discover they go see-through mid-squat – that’s too late) but they certainly look good and worth checking out at £36. Watch this space.
Nike at ASOS
Nike always does stylish tops and I like this Nike International Women’s Sleeveless Top especially because you could wear it in the gym or out and about. ASOS currently has the white version on sale for £21 – one of the rare reasons to love January; the sales.
Nike at size?
Finally, where would we be without a decent pair of trainers? Not in gym, that’s for sure! Nike’s Lunarcharge launched in December 2016 and this monochrome style is lush. I found these on size? for Women, which is a store I love and their editorial and social media is also worth following. Check out #ladiesthatlace for decent footwear inspiration on Instagram.
All the Gear, No Idea?
If you feel ready to face the actual gym now and are looking for workout inspiration, then Instagram is perfect for finding new ideas. Doing the same workout again and again is counterproductive and just plain boring. Irish model Vogue Williams (@voguewilliams), who is soon to be appearing on Channel4’s The Jump (let us pray for those celebrities) works out wherever she goes and regularly shares short video clips. Watch a few videos, pull on your new gym gear and then GO TO THE GYM. (Tells self).