Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

We Wish You a Merry FIT-Mas; LIZ CONNOR Finds the Ultimate Festive Lust List for Gym Bunnies

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

We Wish You a Merry FIT-Mas; LIZ CONNOR Finds the Ultimate Festive Lust List for Gym Bunnies

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THE temperatures may have plummeted to icy depths, but that won't stop the gym-loving ladies and gents in your life from attempting to out-sprint their PB when January rolls around.

Whether you're shopping for a fitness newbie or a seasoned endorphin junkie, we've got all bases covered with these top picks...

LUMOS BIKE HELMET PS159, uk.lumoshelmet.co MAKE sure they stay safe on nighttime cycles with this clever bicycle helmet, which keeps cyclists visible on the roads. Ideal for urban commutes, it has integrated headlights, an automatic brake light and remote-controlled turn signals.

NIKE DESTROYER TRAINING GLOVES PS29, John Lewis, johnlewis.com WHO wants to hold hands with someone whose palms are covered in rough skin or calluses? If your other half likes to lift weights these training gloves are an ideal gift.

MASTERLOCK SMART PADLOCK PS69.99, for stockists, see masterlock.eu/where-to-buy THE genius of this padlock is that it's secured via Bluetooth using a smartphone app, meaning gym bunnies won't have to mess with fiddly keys and remember long code combinations after their workouts. Simply open the app and hit unlock to access your locker.

SWEATY BETTY LUXE GYM BAG PS95, sweatybetty.com A GYM bag is for life, not just for Christmas, and this one will see them through plenty of tough gym sessions to come. The lightweight design means it can easily be taken from workout to work, with separate zip pockets to stow away wet kit. The best bit? Clever straps at the bottom, so you can secure your yoga mat before hitting the studio. Easy-breezy.

FITBIT ALTA HR PS109, Currys THERE are a dizzying number of wearables out there, so it can be confusing to know where to invest your cash. Fitbit's latest arm candy is a safe place to start. Perfect for both amateurs and athletes, it monitors your heart rate, tracks your sleep and prods you with reminders to keep moving throughout the day.

ADIDAS ULTRABOOST LACELESS RUNNING SHOES PS159.95, adidas.com GOING for a run just got easier with Adidas' new laceless running shoe. The sock-like fit of these super-lightweight trainers hugs the foot so that it moves in harmony with your stride, whether you're doing a sprint finish at a marathon or simply jogging to the shop. …

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