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Gym Class Heroes: How To Keep One Resolution This Year!

Gym Class Heroes: How To Keep One Resolution This Year!


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Next week we’ll see the return of what has been officially named the most depressing week of the year, with ‘Blue Monday’ starting things off nicely. Scientists totted up a combination of factors contributing to this: weather, debt, time since Christmas, time since failing our New Year’s resolutions, low motivational levels and ‘the feeling of a need to take action’. I know I can tick 6/6… so, inspired by that last one, I’m doing something about it… that’s right… I’ve been to the gym. Twice!

That might not sound like much of an achievement, but it’s a start. Obviously before I hit the treadmill I had to scour the sales for some new gym outfits… and boy did I get lucky. On the lookout for clothes that actually do the job, determined to keep my New Year’s Resolution (more time in the gym), I found myself heading into stuffy, male-orientated sports shops that did absolutely nothing for me. Then a friend reminded me to pop into Pineapple…

As if you didn’t know already, Pineapple Dancewear was created by the founder of the Pineapple Dance Studios, Debbie Moore – and she knows what she’s doing! Every range is full of colour – a welcome sight after clapping eyes on a sea of grey and black online and in other sports stores.

If anything was going to get me back in the gym after a long day at work and a miserable, cold commute home, this was it (and the fact I can watch my new favourite show Mr Selfridge on the machines helps….) While the day-glo tracksuits aren’t quite my thing, I found dozens of tops, sweatpant sets, hoodies and headbands to boost my motivation. And most of them were in the sale!

I love this ‘Globe’ loose tee, a bargain at £8 down from £15:

pineapple white globe tee

This skipping rope is a snip at £5… I recently heard skipping can help you burn up to 500 calories an hour, so I’m willing to give it a try this month. These are perfect to get me started:

skipping rope pineapple

Now all I need are some Chanel dumbbells… if you’re lacking new year motivation, pop your head into a Pineapple store. 2013 might just be the year you beat Blue Monday.

Amy @ Fashionbite xx

Amy Everett is FashionBite's food and travel editor, she also writes for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian Travel, Stylist, Shortlist, Red, Cosmopolitan and more.

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