Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Make Fitness Your Ultimate Goal for 2015

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Make Fitness Your Ultimate Goal for 2015

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Byline: Tayla Arthur

BY the beginning of February, many have found themselves settling into a pattern and thinking to themselves that if they haven't started on their new year's resolution yet, there's no point.

But it's never too late to embrace your health goals, and with this time of year signalling the start of the 2015 sports season, and plenty of gyms offering fantastic deals for new members, there's never been a better time to seize control of your fitness.

One of the first hurdles of starting a new exercise regime, however, is the pain of finding a pair of shoes that not only fit perfectly and provide you with the right support, but also give you the edge you need to bring your A-game.

Whether you part-take in a team sport or prefer to hit the gym, and regardless of whether it's for fitness, social or competitive reasons that you're involved, finding the right shoes can mean the difference between playing a great game and sustaining an injury.

With football season kicking off in February, football boots are high in demand at the moment -- and for good reason.

These boots are designed for comfort, speed and traction.

However, with the various codes and befuddling range of designs, brands and celebrity endorsements, it can be difficult to know how to find the correct shoe for you.

Before heading out to the shops, make sure you're familiar with the rules and requirements of your club and code.

While many football boots have studs, some codes and clubs have banned them for safety reasons, so before you splurge, do your research.

You also need to think about the surface you're playing on and the position you play.

Soccer and rubgy players tend to require more traction on the field, so a pair of good quality boots with spikes are the best suited to ensure the greatest performance. …

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