Is your new years resolution to get fit waning already? Then pep yourself up with some workout wear that wouldn't look out of place on a catwalk, never mind a treadmill. Thanks to seemingly endless designer/sports brand collaborations, sportswear is no longer confined to hideous colours and ugly polyester.
Before this revolution, sportswear seemed to come in two types; Big and baggy or skintight lycra – both equally unflattering. Seeing yourself in one of these outfits is very demoralising, especially when you look in one of those giant mirrors that gyms like placing so you can see yourself puff away on the treadmill.
One of the best ranges is the Stella McCartney/Adidas collection (especially if you missed out on her H&M collection). Unfortunately it's not available online, but you can find it at Adidas flagship stores, Selfridges and Sweaty Betty. She injects her muted colours and feminine tailoring into Adidas technology to create functional, flattering and beautiful clothes for running, yoga, tennis and the gym - you can’t fail to find something to inspire you to get moving.
Post workout, I like to reward myself with some indulgent beauty products. I’m currently tempted by Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel (£16) to soothe my achey bits. If I’m in a rush, I moisturise with The Body Shop Dry Oil Mist instead of cream, as I’m too impatient to wait for cream to soak in. Scared of oil? Don’t worry - the best ones make you babies-bottom soft, without turning you into a walking oil slick. If you’re still suffering, check out Nature Girl Organic Body Oil (£23), which contains Ravintsara, Peppermint and Eucalyptus to calm your muscles. If you're lucky, you might even find yourself a hunky gym-bunny boy to rub it in for you! [Charlotte Howells]