IF you’re planning a new year fitness kick, you might need new activewear too.

Whether it’s for home workouts, hitting the gym, or getting outside, buying all the gear can be expensive.

Fitness enthusiast Vicky Pattison, 35, gives her verdict on the best budget fitness buys

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Fitness enthusiast Vicky Pattison, 35, gives her verdict on the best budget fitness buysCredit: Fabulous Magazine News UK

But the high street and supermarkets have a wide range of styles that are as effective as specialist sports brands and sell for half the price.

Fitness enthusiast Vicky Pattison, 35, gives her verdict on the best budget fitness buys to Jess Evans and marks them out of ten.

  • The Secret To Happy by Vicky Pattison is published by Sphere in paperback on January 12, £9.99.

Marks and Spencers

Royal blue fleece, £45, baby blue vest, £49.50, leggings, £27.50

It feels like it is for more outdoorsy women, I'd wear this on a dog walk

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It feels like it is for more outdoorsy women, I’d wear this on a dog walkCredit: Fabulous Magazine News UK

THIS bad boy kit is at a higher price point, but it deserves to be.

The fleece is super-cozy, I feel snug as a bug, and the leggings instantly suck you in.

I don’t think the price is bad for this quality.

I’d pay just under £50 for a vest and the quality is incredible.

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It feels like it is for more outdoorsy women, I’d wear this on a dog walk.

Rating: 9/10.

Primark

Hot pink crop top, £6, leggings, £6

The ribbed fabric hides a multitude of sins, is super-trendy and could easily be worn with a blazer or sweatshirt

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The ribbed fabric hides a multitude of sins, is super-trendy and could easily be worn with a blazer or sweatshirtCredit: Fabulous Magazine News UK

PRIMARK will not be beaten on price and it is important to first mention the value of these two pieces at £6 each.

It’s a little bit sexy for me for the gym – it’s something you’d more likely see me in round the pool.

The ribbed fabric hides a multitude of sins, is super-trendy and could easily be worn with a blazer or sweatshirt to give a fab athleisure vibe.

If I exercised in these shorts, I feel like they would fall down – I would be constantly pulling them up.

Rating: 7.5/10.

H&M

Orange stretch top, £19.99, high-shine leggings, £19.99

Vicky wasn't keen on the leggings

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Vicky wasn’t keen on the leggingsCredit: Fabulous Magazine News UK

THIS color top is great for a pick-me-up in January.

I wear a lot of Sweaty Betty and the quality of this rivals it.

It’s very flattering and I love the feel of it.

I’m also loving the little thumb holes, perfect if you’re a runner.

I’m not so keen on the leggings, the fabric is giving me disco which is not me at all!

Rating: 7/10.

F&F at Tesco

Bright blue ribbed top, £12.50, blue patterned leggings, £12.50

To get both pieces for £25 is incredible too – this is my favorite of the lot

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To get both pieces for £25 is incredible too – this is my favorite of the lotCredit: Fabulous Magazine News UK

THE quality of this is class, the top in particular is amazing.

If you had told me it was high-end sports brand Lululemon I’d have believed you.

I feel like I look really good in this, which is such a big part of pushing yourself to go to the gym.

I wouldn’t be shocked if you told me this was from a far more expensive brand.

To get both pieces for £25 is incredible too – this is my favorite of the lot.

Rating: 10/10.

Pretty Little Thing

Baby pink jacket, £22, teal ribbed sports bra, £12, leggings, £18

The material has a great stretch to it which moves with your body which is good for exercise

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The material has a great stretch to it which moves with your body which is good for exerciseCredit: Fabulous Magazine News UK

I’m a big fan of PLT, and they’ve smashed it here – is there anything they can’t do?

The material has a great stretch to it which moves with your body which is good for exercise.

It’s leaning more towards a pilates or yoga kind of look, but saying that I love it.

I think that it’s coming home with me!

Rating: 9/10.

You at Sainsbury’s

Bluish pink sweatshirt £20, Navy jacket £24, leggings £16

The fact that this is super trendy, soft and affordable warrants a high score

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The fact that this is super trendy, soft and affordable warrants a high scoreCredit: Fabulous Magazine News UK

THE muted color of this is so me and very trendy.

This hoodie feels like a hug on your skin.

These are also the first pair of leggings to have a pocket for your phone, which is very fancy.

The fact that this is super trendy, soft and affordable warrants a good score.

Rating: 9/10.

Pep and co at Poundland

Orange crop top, £4.50, leggings, £6

It's a lovely color to give you a little pep in your step

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It’s a lovely color to give you a little pep in your stepCredit: Fabulous Magazine News UK

This set is a little too see-through for my liking.

But it’s a lovely color to give you a little pep in your step.

It instantly cheered me up and I loved the ribbed fabric – but this is not for high-intensity workouts, your bits would be going everywhere!

Rating: 6/10.

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Pink long sleeved top, £22, patterned leggings, £24

Both of these pieces for under £50 is a steal for activewear, so that's a big plus

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Both of these pieces for under £50 is a steal for activewear, so that’s a big plusCredit: Fabulous Magazine News UK

This top is super soft but I’d be sweating buckets in the gym wearing it.

The leggings hold me in nicely but the pattern is a bit mad.

That said, I do think it’s a lovely outfit together.

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Also, both of these pieces for under £50 is a steal for activewear, so that’s a big plus.

Rating: 8/10.

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