Get Back In Shape

After January’s long holidays and days off in February, it can often prove tough to force yourself back into your regular recreational activities and restore the levels of fitness and energy you had prior to the start of the festive season

Even after a relatively short break, it can come as a surprise to discover just how much fitness you’ve lost. Cardio fitness already starts to diminish slightly within three days of inactivity, but it’s also the fastest fitness parameter to be regained, and relatively quickly.

The advice following a break of a week or longer is to reduce your previous workout intensity by at least 20 per cent. Break up your typical routine and allow yourself additional recovery time during your workout, which you may not have previously needed as a gym regular. Train for 10 to 15 minutes, grab some water, then add another five to 10 minutes. Don’t jump straight back into doing 30 minutes straight at your typical pace. In other words, take it slow and safe until you attain the routine and tempo you require.

In all of this, it is very important to wear appropriate workout outfits and footwear and to have any accessories that serve to increase the effectiveness, comfort and safety of your training session.

Starwood Sports Foam Roller

Price: €15

Great for CrossFit, Yoga, Pilates, Weight Training, Rugby, Football, Bodybuilding, boxing and MMA – A valuable massage roller for all sports and exercise enthusiasts!

Brooks Levitate Women’s Running Shoes

Price: €120

With the most energy return of leading performance running shoes, Levitate’s DNA AMP midsole technology gives energy nowhere to go but up, straight back to you.

Adidas 4KRFT Primeknit Shorts Men’s

Price: €80

These men’s training shorts feature moisture-wicking Climalite that moves sweat away from the skin for dry comfort when you’re pushing hardest.

Reebok CrossFit

Price: €25

An ideal all-seasons, long-sleeve tee from Reebok, featuring a slim cut and lightweight poly-cotton-viscose blend material.

Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit 2 – Men’s

Price: €120

New for 2018, Men’s Crossfit shoe features a breathable, lightweight upper with Flyknit construction for a balanced foot.

Bosu Elite

Price: €140

This new high-density dome primes your body to perform powerful, balanced lifts and produce immediate results on the ground.

Liquido Patterned Yoga Legging

From €55

For all fits, athletic to curvy, the Patterned Legging enhances your movement and provides comfort with superior breathability and support.

Yogitoes Skidless Technology Towel

Price: €45

When the room heats up and your vinyasa is in full flow, lay this towel over your mat to keep yourself from slipping.

Brooks Canopy Women’s Jacket

From €80

The perfect layer to have on hand, for runners looking for a minimal, portable jacket that keeps rain out and lets air in.

Liquido Spider Bra Black

Price: €40

This bra makes a statement, and is anything but boring! It is great for yoga, pilates, dancing, just about any activity, with its moisture-wicking lycra based fabric and strappy open back.

New Balance J.Crew Windcheater Colorblock Jacket

From €70

With moisture-wicking NB Dry fabric, it’s ready to gain some miles regardless of what Mother Nature brings.

Adidas Futurecraft 4D

Price: €240

The first high-performance running shoe based on data-driven design brought to life with digital light synthesis technology precisely tuned for controlled energy return.