Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 2 October 2014

The 50 best fitness essentials

50 Run 10k

Just the app for newcomers to running, and a new year is the perfect time to pick it up. Sign up to a 10k three months hence, then follow the workouts on this app and track your progress.

Where:www.apple.com

How much: £1.99

1 Puma FAAS 500

"Suitable for running or working out in the gym, but with retro styling so you can wear with your jeans," says Julia. "They incorporate PUMA's new lightweight system called BioRide. This technology has integrated parts that work together to create a more natural running rhythm".

Where: prodirectrunning.com

How much: £75

Struggling to to kickstart your New Year regime? Sophie Morris has the hottest gear for working up a sweat this winter

The panel

Julia Buckley is a fitness writer (fitnessrocks.co.uk);



James Duigan is author of the 'Clean and Lean Diet';



Louise Hudson is co-founder of Sportsister magazine;



Matt Sharp is the Under-23 triathlon world champion. He trains as part of British Triathlon's UK Sport Lottery Funded World Class programme.

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