New year gym wear

Gym wear and fitness goals for 2017

The gym this week has been absolutely packed out and far busier than normal, whilst everyone sets themselves new 2017 health & fitness goals. I am absolutely all for a fresh new healthy start as long as the changes are likely to be sustainable. Health and fitness should be something that people integrate into part of their longer-term life otherwise it is so easy to let it slip.

Dave and I joined the gym last year and we do go each week. I tend to hit the gym twice during the week when the twins are at preschool and then again once at the weekend. Dave goes before and after work, plus at the weekend too. I love the feeling & the buzz that working out gives me – but it is about far more than pure weight loss for me – it helps to lift my mood (making me feel positive) plus it has also given me more body confidence since having the twins. I actually miss it when I don’t get to go!

New gym wear is always an exciting purchase plus it makes me want to work out more! I am therefore currently on the look-out for some new gear and love some of the choices from around the high street. Because who doesn’t want to look stylish when they are working up a sweat?!

Here are some of my favourites for whatever you’re into – whether it be the gym, running, yoga or Zumba. You can find all the links to the products below:

New year goals: fitness and workout gym wear

New Look sports vest, £8.99

M&S leggings, £25

Sweaty Betty top, £45

Topshop leggings, £38

Sweaty Betty gym bag, £95

New Look sweater, £24.99

Superdry top, £24.99

Boden swimsuit, £54

Nike trainers, £65

I absolutely love funky workout wear, it’s so on trend; I like to wear a bright print on my trousers. I also really like colourful trainers too; it’s really important to invest in a good pair for full support. For swimming after my workouts I love this blue swimming costume above from Boden which will also be perfect for taking the twins swimming too.

Every busy girl needs a stylish gym bag too and this Sweaty Betty shown above one is gorgeous – great for popping into my locker whilst I hit the treadmill and rowing machine.

So happy working out guys, and please do let me know what you’re wearing to keep fit this year.

Love, Jess x

Jess Soothill

Jess is a Mother of twins, blogger and writer.

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  1. January 8, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    I got a new gym bag for Christmas and it’s changed my life – LOVE it! You cannot beat new things to give you renewed enthusiasm x

    • Jess
      January 9, 2017 / 9:57 am

      Oh I agree. Makes me work that little bit harder LOL xx

  2. January 9, 2017 / 7:42 am

    I completely agree that working out lifts your mood, I’ve just started working out and it’s definitely doing that for me at the moment. I love the M&S leggings and the bright orange Nike trainers, so funky!!!

    Gemma x
    The Gem Agenda

    • Jess
      January 9, 2017 / 9:58 am

      Thanks Gemma 🙂 It can take me a little while to get into new fitness but I have definitely found that I miss the gym now when I don’t work out! xx

  3. January 9, 2017 / 8:49 am

    Good for you! I gave up on the gym after 1 month. It was too far away due to road works and I don’t think I have the time. Maybe next year! Looking forward to seeing how you get on xx

    • Jess
      January 9, 2017 / 9:59 am

      Ahh that’s a shame – but, if it doesn’t work for you then you made the right choice. I seem to be able to fit the gym in now but I couldn’t a few years ago – I found running was better then as I could literally go whenever I wanted and there was no commute! xx

  4. Katie
    January 9, 2017 / 11:03 pm

    It is all about finding the right exercise for you, that also fits in with your daily routine. There are so many different forms of exercise, there is something out there for all. My favourite at the moment is Tap Dancing and Adult Ballet classes with a yoga thrown in for good measure. Such fun.

    • Jess
      January 10, 2017 / 9:45 am

      Sounds really good fun! It is – once you find an activity that you like it becomes less of a chore xx

  5. January 10, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    I desperately need some new gym gear and these are great. I always forget New Look do gym clothes and so reasonable priced too. xx

    • Jess
      January 11, 2017 / 2:23 pm

      I love gym clothes and they are so much more interesting than ever before! 🙂 xx

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