Kick-start your New Year's resolution by checking out some great exercise products

The good news is, this is a great excuse to go shopping.

There are a host of products that can kick-start your January, get you motivated and keep you sticking to a new healthy regime all the way through 2019 and beyond.

There are even gadgets that will make it easier to stop yourself hitting the snooze button in the morning.

Fitness Editor Jenny Francis has put together the ultimate fitkit guide to the products that will help you find the drive to work out.

Transform with tech

Keep track of progress by strapping on a smartwatch. The Fitbit Charge 3 is top of fitness experts’ wish lists.

Stay motivated by setting goals, get medals when you complete challenges and stay on track with features including heart rate monitor, sleep tracker and step counter. Plus, it’s fully waterproof.

  • £129.99, Argos and John Lewis

Get your kicks

A good pair of trainers can be a game-changer for your workouts.

Get your hands on a pair with proper support and a breathable material to kick-start your fitness journey.

  • Women’s UA Breathe trainers, £60,

Bottle up

It is really important to drink enough water during workouts. Apart from anything else, dehydration makes it difficult for your body to burn fat.

Keeping a reusable water bottle with you not only encourages you to drink more, it also helps keep tabs on how much you have had.

  • Exercise? I Thought You Said Extra Fries water bottle, £3.50, Asda.

Up your sock game

Yes, even your feet sweat when you work out, which means your regular fashion footwear is not likely to cut it.

Invest in some sports socks to help feet breathe and prevent rubbing – which causes pain and gives you an excuse to cut your workout short.

  • Invisible fitness socks, £4.99 for pack of three, available in a range of colours,

Handy kit

From dead-lifts to pull-ups, if you want to protect your palms from sores and callouses, training gloves are definitely the way to go.

These ventilated gloves look after your hands during training – plus they look super professional in your Insta snaps.

  • Uplift training gloves, £28, Lululemon stores nationwide.

Recover in style

Helping your body recover from workouts is key to long-term health.

That means stretching, so invest in items that will help you, such as a marble yoga block, foam roller and mat. Having these items at home will mean you’re way more likely to bother with recovery time.

  • Block, £4, roller, £8, and mat, £15, all from Flying Tiger.

Post-workout wash

There are a million excuses not to go to the gym, but you can eliminate one of them by being prepared with mini gym-friendly toiletries.

It saves you carting around full-size shampoos in your bag and means you will leave your workout as fresh as a daisy.

  • Dancing for Doughnuts Gym Minis set has lovely-scented shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion, £10, Oliver Bonas.

Bag it up

A lightweight gym bag means you are always ready with the gear you need to smash that workout.

And keeping everything in a separate holdall means you never have to remember to transfer things to your day-to-day bag.

  • Adidas Graph ladies’ team bag, £25, Sports Direct.

Light up mornings

It is not just about the workouts themselves. If you do not get enough sleep, or just cannot drag yourself out of bed in the morning, you are never going to achieve your fitness goals.

A natural light alarm clock emits sunrise-style light that wakes you up naturally, so you are less likely to hit snooze.

  •  Lumie Bodyclock Spark 100, £75, John Lewis, Amazon and Lumie.

App-solutely fabulous

We do not always know when we will have a spare 30 minutes to fit in a workout, but the key is to be prepared for when we do.

There is an endless list of fitness apps which means that no matter where you are and what you fancy, a simple touch of your screen can bring up an instant personal trainer to take you through a training session.

Try “Sweat”, which features four top trainers.

  • Sweat, £15.99 per month, Apple app store and Google Play store.

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