Hit the gym: Stylish fitness gear for bodies of all shapes and sizes

Some fashion-forward pieces to wear for both night-time glamour and day-time yoga

Back row: Karen (L) wears dark-grey Alala top €85 from Skulpt in Powerscourt Centre; black and grey leggings €7 Primark. Bairbre (R) wears a light-grey top by Vimmia €95 from Skulpt; black and white leggings from Primark €7. Jane, in front is in Lole burgundy top €45 from Skulpt; Nike black leggings €45 from Lifestyle Sports

Back row: Karen (L) wears dark-grey Alala top €85 from Skulpt in Powerscourt Centre; black and grey leggings €7 Primark. Bairbre (R) wears a light-grey top by Vimmia €95 from Skulpt; black and white leggings from Primark €7. Jane, in front is in Lole burgundy top €45 from Skulpt; Nike black leggings €45 from Lifestyle Sports

There’s no better month for workout motivation than January and this is traditionally when gym traffic increases.

Jane Shortall is a Dublin-based dance instructor, who developed a series of fitness “Confidance” classes. Dance, she says, burns fat, tones muscles and improves the cardiovascular system. Such movement, she continues, also increases brain function, concentration and releases endorphins – hormones which make us feel more alert.

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