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Are your resolutions this year to keep fit and healthy and support local Irish brands and shops? Then we’ve got you covered! A new Irish athleisure brand just launched their new collection right on time to help you meet all your New Year goals!

Powercut, the latest Irish athleisure brand, has launched a new collection that has further expanded their product lines of performance wear, loungewear and outerwear.

This home-grown brand is Ireland’s fastest growing functional athleisure brand and has taken the market by storm since launching just 12 months ago. With athleisure clothing designed to make every woman feel powerful, confident and trendy, the Irish brand’s new collection has the versatility to suit any occasion. Whether you are going for a run, out for a hike, or relaxing at home, there’s something for everyone in the new Powercut range.

Their collections are premium, design centric and functional at a reasonable price. Check out some of their latest gear below!

ADÄPT Premium Seamless Co-ords

This set is Powercut’s most premium co-ords to date. In colours black and navy, the co-ords’ high rise, seamless leggings have high elastane content (25%) with a smooth, soft finish. The matching long line sports bra comes with removable padding to adjust to the wearer. Ideal for running, gym and all-day wear. Also includes a non-slip inner strip of elastane for added security in leggings and bra. Finished with reflective logos and a competitive price, this set is high on our shopping wishlist this January!

Price: Leggings €47 / Sports Bra €29

Sizes: 6 –16

TECH_X Functional Performance and Outerwear

Powercut’s Tech_X Outdoor collection includes 2 brushed fleece half zip hoodies in colours white and black. Both come with the SecureTrain Velcro and zipped training pocket, allowing wearer’s to carry their phone, keys or wallet with them while on the move. Additionally, the Tech_X training crop top comes with thumbholes, and the leggings are super high waisted. Hnady and comfy for this this cold season!

Price: Leggings €39 / Top €32 / Hoodies €59

Sizes: Train: 6–16 / Hoodies: 6-18

RIIB Training and Casual Wear Tops

Ideal for training or for casual wear, the RIIB long sleeved top collection is soft, stretchy and with a ribbed material finish. These pieces were designed with the day-to-day in mind, while also suiting the athleisure fanatic that is seeking more coverage. Simple, stylish and affordable. RIIB comes in three colours; charcoal, light grey and pink.

Price: €32

Sizes: 6–16

SÄNA For Freedom of Movement

Powercut’s SÄNA collection was engineered with the freedom of movement in mind. For any yoga or pilates lovers, this is the collection for you. With a reinforced waistband in the leggings, the wearer will feel secure while being free to move. With an adjustable high support sports bra to match, total security and comfort is guaranteed. The collection comes in three colours; Heather Grey, Scarlet & Polka.

Price: Leggings €47 / Sports Bra €32

Sizes: 6–18

SÖLID New Colour Capsule

Powercut’s original and most loved collection, is now available in three new colours; Seagreen, Lilac and Red. With a secure squat proof compression fit, the legging’s subtle contouring defines the wearer’s body shape. The matching bra provides medium support and comes with removable padding. Finished with reflective logos, there are now 10 colour variations of SOLID in the Powercut collection to cater for all tastes.

Price: Leggings €39 / Sports Bra €24

Sizes: 6–16

Are any of these sets calling out your name? Catch us wrapped up in their cozy hoodies while we do our 5k limit runs this January! Check out their website here!

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When someone says they "love" to exercise, it’s 100% natural to think they are either lying through their teeth or just a bit, well, weird. But the great thing about working out is, the more you do it and the fitter you get, the more enjoyable it becomes.

While it might take time to make a habit out of exercise, it’s worth it in the end. Not only does it become so much easier to motivate yourself to get off that couch, but you’ll really start seeing the long-term benefits, too.

Here are a few tips to get you on the road to being a proud convert!

1. Be prepared
Do yourself a favour and plan ahead – lay out your exercise gear the night before, plan your running route or know what you’ll do at the gym, and decide on your meals. If your workout is generally in the morning, allow yourself an extra 15-20 minutes to comfortably fit everything in.

 

2. Don’t give up just yet
They say three weeks is what it takes to make a habit out of something, but everyone is different. Setting a fitness goal such as a 10k race or a personal best is a great way to stay on track.

 

3. Try different things
So that Zumba class was going well, until you kicked the girl beside you in the face. Everyone has their fitness niche, and you may need to try a few different things before you discover what fits. Maybe team sports motivate you, or perhaps you prefer jogging because it give you time to clear your head.

 

4. Don’t skip more than two days in a row
Ever notice that you’re super-motivated for the first few days of a new exercise routine, until life suddenly gets in the way? Make an exercise plan that is easy to stick to – if you’re often busy in the evenings then slot your workout in each morning or vice versa. Skipping one or two days is fine – everyone needs a rest – but try not to let it go any more than that.

 

5. Pace yourself
A surefire way to ruin your exercise plan is to tire yourself out or injure yourself at the first hurdle. Know your limits, especially if you’re new to exercise or haven’t had a fitness routine in a while. Map out a realistic routine with someone who knows their stuff, like a trainer or gym instructor.

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