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THE IMPORTANCE OF LOOKING STYLISH IN THE GYM

'MY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION IS FOR EVERYONE ELSE TO GET THEIR S**T TOGETHER' - ADAM CARROLA

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The Importance of Looking Stylish in the Gym

How many people have stuck to their New Year resolutions now we're approaching the back nine of January? How many people do you think are in the clubhouse already having not made the cut, their feet up, their caddies handing them brandies, lighting their cigars? My New Year’s resolution for not drinking whisky on a week day lasted all of one week, which isn't bad but I'd much rather be out on the fairways slugging it out, hitting greens and making par.

One of the reasons why we fall off the wagon so impeccably is because we never learn to manage our expectations. We forget it is all about progress and not perfection. Plus the way we work out is changing: only 8% of us get involved in team sports and only 15% of us fancy a swim. However I bet those numbers will go up exponentially the minute they put a stop to women swimming side by side in a lane, chatting. Women! Knock it off! If you burnt as many calories working out as you do crap talking your husband, maybe you might lose a few pounds.

Around 40% of us exercise for over 4 hours a week amounting to an astounding 200+ hours a year. Yet almost 60% of us spend less than £50 a month on our exercise regime, including gym memberships and gear to work out in. 200 hours is a long time to be dressed in the same gear you use to paint the garage. Almost two thirds of us think it’s important to be looking your best while working out, according to research conducted by ShopStyle and POPSUGAR.

One brand who do it better than most for training gear is Franklin & Marshall. All of their garments are made in Italy, from 100% cotton and is thick to the touch. This tracksuit is perfect for keeping you warm for those midnight runs. Don't run on the train tracks like Rocky. It might look cool, but it's only going to end in tears. If you haven't refreshed your gym clobber in a while, check out our below ShopStyle picks and get some ideas. Treat yourself, give yourself a better chance of staying the course.

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