Now that it’s March, the idea of New Year’s resolutions might seem like a distant memory. But even if you've already broken a promise to whip your exercise routine into shape, there's still time to get fit for summer.
In this blog, we take a look at a few of the ways you could kickstart your fitness to enable you to become a happier, healthier version of yourself.
Update your workout wardrobe at adidas and JD Sports
You can’t expect to get in the right frame of mind to exercise unless you’re kitted out with suitable clothes. If you look the part, you’re bound to feel the part. So, to get started, why not think about updating your workout wardrobe?
The good news is, there are a number of sports shops in Liverpool ONE where you can get everything you need – including adidas and JD Sports. Regardless of whether you’re looking for a stylish top for the gym, the ideal pair of leggings for running or a comfortable swimsuit for racking up lengths in the pool, you won’t struggle to find exactly what you want.
Aside from clothing, you’ll also be able to pick up any fitness accessories you may need. JD Sports and adidas stock everything from backpacks and gym bags to water bottles, knee pads and swimming goggles.
You can find JD Sports on Paradise Street and adidas on South John Street.
Find the perfect footwear at Foot Locker
Once you’ve sorted out your workout wardrobe, it’s likely you’ll need the right footwear too. Foot Locker offers a wide range of footwear options for just about any sport. For example, you can choose from an array of lightweight trainers with cushioned soles that are perfect for pounding the pavements or treadmill, as well as a variety of high top basketball shoes to help you navigate your way around the court. Whatever you’re looking for, the staff in store will be able to help you find the right equipment for each sport.
Spread over two floors and an impressive 21,000 square feet, you can access the Foot Locker store from the top of the steps opposite Debenhams or from its entrance on Wall Street.
Join the Dockside Runners
Getting back into exercise can be daunting – especially if you’re going about it solo. So, if you’re keen to get fit but you don’t want to do it alone, why not join the Dockside Runners? This is a free running club that meets every Tuesday evening at 6:15pm for grouped pacer sessions, and Sundays at 10:30am for mixed distance runs. Even if you don’t consider yourself to be a confident runner just yet, don’t worry – there’s something for all abilities.
Both sessions meet at the realbuzz store in Liverpool ONE, which is located on Lord Street.
Did you plan on joining the gym in January but didn’t actually get round to it? Don’t worry, there’s still time to get your fitness training programme underway. At The Gym Liverpool ONE, you’ll have 24 hour access to 170 pieces of high quality fitness equipment, including a wide range of cardio machines and weights. You can even sign up to sessions with a personal trainer for help fine tuning your summer body workout, as well as an array of instructor-led classes every week, from boxercise to kettlebells.
What’s more, The Gym Liverpool ONE offers affordable and flexible memberships with no joining fees or contracts. There are three levels of membership for you to choose from. The ‘TRY IT’ single gym session membership at £6.99 allows you to visit as and when you want, while the ‘LIVE IT’ membership at £18.98 provides you with unlimited access to the fitness equipment and free classes, as well as discounts and perks. However, if you’re looking to simply kickstart your fitness, the ‘DO IT’ package might be best suited to you. For £13.99, you will receive unlimited access to the gym, be able to attend any class and benefit from the onsite free Wi-Fi – everything you need to get back into the swing of your exercise regime.
Take part in the Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon
If you need a motivation boost to get your fitness back on track, sign up to the Rock ‘N’ Roll marathon. With full and half marathon routes, as well as 5K and one mile courses for you to choose from, the race gives you the perfect opportunity to train up and put your endurance to the test.
The routes start at the Royal Albert Dock and finish at the M&S Bank Arena, allowing you to take in the sights and sounds of Liverpool as you dash across the city centre. There are even live bands and cheer teams positioned throughout the routes to help keep you going until you reach the finish line and receive your well-earned medal.
Taking place over the weekend of the 25 and 26 of May, you’ve still got plenty of time to get yourself race ready. To secure your place in the race, you can register online, and if you sign up before Thursday 11 April, you will be given the option to personalise your race bib.
Become inspired at the RunFit Expo
For some serious fitness inspiration, make sure you stop by the RunFit Expo. Here, you’ll be given the chance to check out the latest in running technologies and the best fitness accessories, clothing and equipment from some of the most popular fitness brands.
At the expo, you’ll find diet and nutrition information from expert health professionals, and you can even take part in demonstrations and seminars to help you plan your own fitness journey. There will also be the opportunity to sign up to races and running clubs, as well as meet and chat with like-minded people.
Taking place alongside the Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon, the expo will be held on the 24 and 25 May in the Exhibition Centre Liverpool, next door to the M&S Bank Arena. The good news is, you don’t need to be taking part in the race to visit. In fact, entry is free for everyone, so there’s no reason not to stop by.