Whether you’re getting back to your usual gym routine after the indulgences of the festive season or adopting a new fitness regime as your New Year’s resolution, one thing is for sure, starting the year with some new kit is a great way to motivate yourself to achieve your fitness goals.
Here at The Centre, retailers have everything you could need to satisfy your sporting needs - from practical, stylish sportswear and trainers that will give your feet the comfort and support they deserve, to sports equipment and technology, and nutritional snacks and supplements to help you hit your targets.
We’ve put together a guide to some of the hottest items you can pick up at The Centre to help you reach your personal best this 2019!
Superdry’s SS19 Sport collection is one not to miss with moisture wicking and stretch technology that helps you go from strength to strength whilst keeping you comfortable and cool. Whether you prefer pumping iron at the gym or enjoy a leisurely run, they have a variety of styles to suit your workout.
Their technical performancewear features bold colour blocking and fluro features, while their Studio range sees muted pastels across the softest fabrics - perfect for yoga and stretching. You can even tap into the athleisure trend with tracksuits and hoodies to create an off duty ensemble!
For the perfect cover up after a hard session, check out their array of sports jackets - including lightweight performance jackets, down filled training jackets and sport gilets giving warmth and lightness. We love the Javelin Blade jacket for £84.99, with reflective fabrics and trim that help you stand out in more ways than one! (Image 1)
Sticking with the neon trend why not check out this funky pair of trainers from TK Maxx for £34.99, (Image 2) or pop into New Look where the activewear range includes an array of on-trend gym must-haves including sports bras, leggings, tees, vests and hoodies.
Combine two of the hottest looks this season with the yellow neon leopard print burnout sport vest for £9.99, (Image 3) or ensure you’re gym ready with a ‘Living my best life’ black and neon yellow slogan sport vest, £5.99, (Image 4) guaranteed to keep you looking funky while you get fit!
If you’re a fan of slogan tees and sweatshirts don’t forget to take a look at the latest range at Dorothy Perkins. Wave goodbye to festive indulgences and opt for a fun tie-front tee with ‘gym and tonic’ slogan detailing, look on-trend in an animal print vest with ‘eat, sleep, squat, repeat’ or make yourself the envy of the exercise class with a cool black and gold ‘squat goals’ hoodie for £24. (Image 5)
Dorothy Perkins also has a matching crop top, £12, and leggings, £20, (Image 6) in classic leopard print which would make a stylish addition to any sportswear wardrobe. Team with a plain black zipped top and black trainers for a fashion forward vibe.
If you’d rather hit the pool than the pavement, why not invest in a swimsuit that’s both flattering and functional. Debenhams has a host of styles to suit everyone - including underwired swimsuits to suit bigger busts, ones with tummy control technology and flattering bandeau styles - many of which are available up to size 24.
For a retro vibe why not opt for a low leg swimsuit in classic black for £35, or a halter-neck sport swimsuit from the Elle Sport collection? If you’re looking for a swimsuit that can be worn at home or on holiday you could choose the J by Jasper Conran black textured stripe bandeau swimsuit - fitted with removable straps for versatile styling, £42. (Image 7)
At M&S you’ll find everything you need to bring your sportswear wardrobe up to date for the new season. Whether you’re on the hunt for supportive bras or comfy joggers, M&S has a fantastic collection of key fitness pieces, and with clever innovations like moisture wicking fabrics and breathable cotton blends, there’s nothing to hold you back from achieving your fitness goals. We love their thermal long sleeved running tops for £22.50, perfect for a winter run and for sportswear with a fashionable twist why not invest in a quick dry long sleeved sweatshirt in rich blackcurrant hues for £29.50 - with chic chevron detailing and a light reflective logo to help with visibility in low lighting, what’s not to love?! Alternatively, kit yourself out for your next workout in style with a bold patterned sports top with box pleat detailing. The moisture wicking finish ensures that you stay fresh in all conditions and the quick dry fabric means you won’t miss a gym session. £12.50 (Image 8)
If you’re looking for a gentle nudge towards a healthier lifestyle Burton has sports gear made for men on the go. Practical, comfortable and stylish, their selection of t-shirts, leggings, jackets and shorts is designed to suit your workout, whatever the weather, including everything from retro classics like black and white side stripe joggers to modern raglan tees with graphic floral detailing.
Heading out for a winter walk or jog? Check out Burton’s navy hoodie, £28, with kangaroo pockets and draw cord adjustable hood to ensure the perfect fit – a great way to layer up during the cooler weather. (Image 9)
Over at Deichmann, you’ll be spoiled for choice with footwear from favourites such as adidas, Nike, Fila, Puma and Skechers for men, women and children alike. We love the Adidas Lite Racer blue lace-up trainers for £37.99 - designed with sleek lines for a minimalist look, these trainers have a light and breathable mesh upper combined with pillowy cushioning for maximum comfort. (Image 10)
For on-trend sportswear look no further than River Island where you can pick up stylish sweats for women and men. Ladies can choose from super-soft hoodies, trimmed with on-trend frills of rock the sports luxe trend with an off the shoulder marl sweatshirt.
If you’re hitting the gym why not opt for a breathable jersey for your post-workout cool down? For men, we love the Prolific range which includes a slim fit sweatshirt in light grey, £25, with matching muscle fit embroidered joggers, £25, perfect for a gym session (or as luxe loungewear!). (Image 11)
At Primark you’re guaranteed to find a few pieces to update your fitness wardrobe at purse-friendly prices. Athleisure is all about fashion and function and the latest collection by Instagram-famous fitness guru Alive Liveing is a fantastic combination of both! Neon shades and bold acid brights add vibrance and energy to a collection built on comfort - keep an eye out for cosy sweatshirts in sugared neon shades, slogan track sets, and snug hoodies and zip throughs. For men Primark has a host of colourful tees, 2 in 1 shorts, leggings and vests priced from £3.50. (Image 12 - Tee £6, Leggings £7) You’ll also find a range of gym essentials including water bottles from £2.50, stereophonic headphones for £6, yoga mats for £7 and medium resistance bands for £3.50. (Image 13)
Give your health regime a boost with Holland & Barrett’s vitamins and supplements - you’ll find sports nutrition tailored for energy and endurance, to build muscle or increase definition. They also have a great range of store cupboard staples in stock to accommodate all food allergies and intolerances.
Why not take advantage of their buy one get one for a penny sale and pick up a pack of Protein Superfood for £34.99 – an organic, all-in-one nutritional chocolate flavoured protein shake that combines farm fresh greens with nutrient-dense fruits and veggies plus plant-based protein from organic pea, chia, hemp and quinoa. Each serving gives two full portions of fruit and vegetables whilst promoting lean muscle and providing nourishing energy - perfect for a post gym pick me up. (Image 14)
Finally, for sports equipment and tech, look no further than Argos where you’ll find a wide selection of products - from bikes, treadmills and cross trainers to running GPS watches, pedometers and sports radios to keep you entertained while you train.
Pick up a Fitbit Alta HR for £79.99 - the wristband that motivates you to reach your goals in style. The wristband comes complete with PurePulse heart rate and SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition, allowing you to monitor all of your activity and sleep, stay connected with smartphone notifications, and get friendly Reminders to Move to keep you on track to reach your targets. (Image 15)
Make this year a healthy one, with a little help from The Centre.
Image 1: Superdry, £84.99
Image 2: TK Maxx, £34.99
Image 3: New Look, £9.99
Image 4: New Look, £5.99
Image 5: Dorothy Perkins, £24
Image 6: Crop Top £12, Leggings £20, Dorothy Perkins
Image 7: Debenhams, £42
Image 8: M&S, £12.50
Image 9: Burton, £28
Image 10: Deichmann, £37.99
Image 11: River Island, £37.99
Image 12: Primark, £37.99
Image 13: Primark, £3.50
Image 14: Holland & Barrett, £34.99
Image 15: Argos, £79.99
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