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Your new year fitness plan and all the kit you need

Read our guide to getting fit in 2019 and shop for new exercise gear to motivate you into action…

Tip 1


Get yourself a new fitness wearable tracker to monitor your daily activities. The Fitbit Charge 3 is the newest fitness tracker by Fitbit. It’s waterproof, which means it’s perfect for swimming, and it’ll track your heart rate and sleep quality. Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Tracker in rose gold by Fitbit, £129.99, Argos.

Tip 2


Invest in a pair of running trainers. You’re supposed to replace your running sneakers if you’ve done about 450 miles, to make sure your feet get the right support. Just the job, are these adidas Tresc Run men’s shoes, £99.99, Foot Locker. They’re '90s inspired, with colourful grip soles you can flash, and they come in kids’ sizes too.

Tip 3


Try a new sport. If you’ve never tried skiing before, this might be the time. A top ski-style jacket would be the Good For Nothing Avalanche funnel neck puffer, £79.99, Foot Asylum. It’s warm, wind- and shower-proof with elasticated cuffs and hem to protect from the snow.

Tip 4


If you look and feel good in your gym kit, you’ll be more motivated to exercise. You can’t go wrong with the reasonably priced M&S sportswear range that has loads of new items. The M&S Collection for women spans quick dry tops and leggings, high impact sports bras in flattering colours and styles and casual yoga wear. The men’s range comprises Active hoodies and T-shirts as well as slim-fit joggers.

Tip 5


Shorter workouts are a great way to start getting fit again and for home exercising equipment, head to Flying Tiger Copenhagen. They’ve brought out a wobble board, Swiss balls, yoga gloves, twisting disk, roller for abs training, resistance bands, hand weights, and marble yoga mats (pictured) and blocks.