A Review: M&S gymmin’

So it’s that time of year where we all obsess about our weight/body (okay, maybe not all of us), but some of us worry that we have to get “trim” for the coming months. Whether it be the beach, a holiday or even a BBQ the focus for fitness is on. Body image is a massive and controversial issue with many angered by how we are portrayed to have to look to be deemed okay for society. Okay, so maybe your weight shouldn’t be the biggest issue in your life and maybe being slim shouldn’t be set as the norm for society, as God makes us all in difference shapes and sizes. However, what I do know is that each and everyone one of us battles with some sort of self conscious demon throughout their lives and wants to make a change(mine would be to my thighs). Although we go through times where we don’t feel our best, feel sluggish and down right URGH, this is where a little bit of good ol’ exercise comes into play, and this is what I aimed to do!

With Slimming world slowly slippin’ through my fingers and cake entering my mouth a whole lot more, I realised that maybe for me to get my bum into shape it’d have to involve new gym gear(sad I know). You know, for real good inspiration and maybeeee I could resemble those put-together girls in the gym? Ha nah, Emma. Anyway, not too long ago I was emailing with Danielle from the lovely M&S PR team and she’d asked was I interested in trying out some gym wear to review for you lovely people! Er, it’s like she read my mind? Poppin’ on down to M&S I gathered the goods and went back home all fired up to test them. Slippin’ them onto the bed and awaiting for the morning I was determined to get to that gym and show myself that I could get back into the gym life. What I didn’t expect was 5:30am get up’s for the gym aint so great, so snoozin’ the alarm occurred. Although I was hittin’ that snooze button like there was no tomorrow, I do have a great and recent(in the past year) love of running. So this was the perfect opportunity to test these beauties out. With the Race for life nearing and my stamina at an all time low, the gym gear was set to not only be tried and tested, but to test me. C’mon the fitness!

A few days later, slippin’ on the goods and noticing just how comfy these were, I threw on a lightweight jacket and headed for a run. By the way what most don’t know is that when I go to the gym or run…I resemble an actual homeless person. Therefore to wear somethin’ so fitted, comfy and well, fashionable threw me off. Ad I’d constantly wore baggy trousers with a rolled up hem(ironically M&S too), I’d never known that not only could I feel amazin’ in fitted gym wear but I surprisingly wasn’t worried about my troublesome thighs too. Marks’ gym wear was designed to be very fitted, comfy and breathe so that you never get overly hot. Long gone were the days of running wear being dowdy, ugly and ridiculously unflattering, as most retailers now understood that not only should it help it gettin’ you fit, but motivate you to actually put on that gym wear and hit that open road. From runnin’ in these beauties for around half an hour I concluded that not only did I feel confident and highly on trend, but that they were very fit for purpose. There’s no need to hit up Nike or any over priced retailer, as places like Marks’ offer the exact same value and quality for a fraction of the price. In all honesty I go to M&S a LOT, but to go for gym wear wouldn’t ever of crossed my mind and boy was I wrong. As not only can you wear it for the gym or a run, but bash it on out around the house too as we all know that’s a true exercise in itself! And if you don’t believe ten see for yourself and pop on down to M&S….or enter my competition below…wahay!

(Excuse the paleness)

All this being said alongside gettin’ to test these beauties I was given the opportunity for you lovely people to get the chance to WIN your own! So, to try these beauties like myself and gain your very own you simply have to do:

1. Follow me on Instagram- click here

2. Comment beneath my gym wear photo with what exercise you love to do( don’t be ashamed to put walkin’ or cleanin- that’s exercise, right?!)

3. Await the draw which concludes at 9pm Tuesday 26th May 2015 to see if you’ve won!

**Please note: Sizes for items are both 12 top & bottom-fits true to size**

-Good Luck you lovely people!


P.s for all those who just fancy a purchase hit up here for a re-direct to the great M&S fitness collection.

x Em x

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17 Comments

  1. May 16, 2015 / 4:22 pm

    I love M&S at the moment, there's always such good clothing in! Never really thought to look there for gym stuff, but it looks fab on you 🙂

    Sarah | Sequin This

  2. May 16, 2015 / 5:42 pm

    They look great. Im currently trying to do the c25k running/jogging, but ive twisted my knee, so I am back to walking for the next 6-12 wks.

  3. May 17, 2015 / 10:37 am

    Thanks 🙂 I thought I'd feel horrible in them, but they're so comfy! Also,I love that app! It. Genuinely does work so well! You at press tent on wed? Xx

  4. May 17, 2015 / 10:38 am

    Why thankyou :). Exactly I never would of thought to but it's so good! Definitely would recommend xxx

  5. May 17, 2015 / 10:39 am

    Oh God that's not good! I hope it heals quickly and you can get back out there. I thought runnin' 10 was hard! Haha xxx

  6. May 17, 2015 / 7:57 pm

    I have been indulging in a little too much cake recently – speaking of which, there's an M&S cherry pie sitting in my kitchen calling out to me! I really love the M&S clothing lines and have done for some time – their gym collection looks fab! As summer is approaching I definitely need to get my bottom into gear with a little Zumba, a whole lot of running and my favourite exercise of 'Blogilates' – check it out on YouTube! Once I get into the mind-set of exercise I absolutely love it… the problem is peeling myself off my couch! Good luck and enjoy the fab clothes – you look great! 🙂

  7. May 17, 2015 / 8:53 pm

    Why thankyou lovely, if only I could do more sport because of it haha xxx

  8. May 17, 2015 / 8:55 pm

    Thankyou! I'm the same as you in honesty, I have days where I'd rather sit down and watch a little bit of crappy TV! We all do it 😉 xxx

  9. May 18, 2015 / 9:05 am

    You look fab in that workout gear! I actually didn't know that M&S did fitness clothing!
    At the moment, I really need some new gym clothes…and it might help with motivation! I enjoy running, swimming (although I'm not that great at it), and working out in the gym when I get some time (which is pretty rare).

  10. May 18, 2015 / 5:45 pm

    I know! You wouldn't think they'd have such good gym wear but it's honestly amazing and SO comfy! I'm with you on the runnin' front I try but let's just say i don't always succeed haha x

  11. May 19, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    I really need some good gym wear!! Im actually a fan of the cross trainer and love the weights too! I cannot run oooops 😛 lettersoffashion.com

  12. May 19, 2015 / 6:38 pm

    Well you never know this could be your lucky day! well, next Tues when the draw happens haha. The cross trainer is a fave of mine too, but I can't work the arm bits too good….ha xx

  13. May 22, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    Love me some M&S! All about the exercise these days me Em. Got my next 10K lined up. I'd look a treat in these haha x

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