With the increasingly cold and dark evenings setting in, some of you may not be feeling the most motivated to get outside for a walk or run after work… and I don’t blame you one bit! The sofa, a cosy fire and a warming cup of tea tend to be far more appealing than braving the elements. And with the rush of Christmas parties, dinners out and much-needed catch-ups with old friends coming up over the next few weeks, the desire to keep fit can tend to wane a little bit. 


I would always encourage you to stay active for you mind, body and overall health, and even taking a brisk walk a few times a week can make a huge difference to everything from your stress levels to bone health, but plenty of us leave it until January to get the fitness regime really started. New year, new you and all that!

I always find that stocking up on fun gym gear can actually help to boost my motivation to work out, and now is the perfect time to invest while pre-Christmas sales are on! 

So here are five of my fave funky workout tops to send you straight to the gym 😉

1. Train Dirty top (€9.80)

Whether you eat clean, train dirty or not, this cool vest top should help motivate you to pump some iron!

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2. ‘Flexin’ Black Racer Back Sports Bra (€14)

Love this cute sports bra!

Perfect for the gym… as long as you can resist posing in it for selfies and actually get some sweaty hard work done!


3. No Glutes No Glory Sports Vest (€8)

The squat is one of the most effective exercises you can do for boosting your metabolism, burning fat stores and getting a pert posterior. Work those glutes, girls!


4. Just Do It Nike Vest (€25)

A classic motivational message! You can’t mess with that famous Nike tagline…. Just do it. No excuses.


5. When In Doubt Run It Out Racer Back Vest (€8)

Pretty good advice I think. Nothing like a good, sweaty run to get rid of the festive excesses!