Guest Blog | Being more active doesn’t have to cost you much

Tuesday 20th June 2017

Lighter nights are great for getting out and about, being more active and it doesn’t have to cost you much. Whether you want to try out something new, or get back into a routine swimming regularly at the local pool, Dalton Park has all the kit you need at discount prices.

You’ll be saying savasana quicker than you can get yourself into tree pose with the USA Pro range in Sports Direct. With Little Mix as the new face of the brand you can pick up everything from fitness leggings to skipping ropes and exercise balls and work out for less. Who said you needed the gym? Join a local running club or convince a few friends to meet up and take part in circuits. Yoga mats are half price at £8.99, exercise balls for £7.99 and skipping ropes are a bargain at £3.99.
adidas outlet Dalton Park
Acid bright sportswear is available from Adidas, whether you’re looking for ZX Flux training shoes in mint green, or block colour superstars for the guys. Look out for Pharrell Williams lines dropping in the Adidas store and if you’re lucky you might see some Stella McCartney pieces there too. I found some great Superstar trainers. They might not be the most gym appropriate, but if you’re looking for that athleisurewear trend these metal toe trainers at £64.95 are over 30% cheaper than on the high street.
Holland & Barrett Dalton Park
Make sure you pop some bounce balls or nakd bars in your bag for nutrition on the go. Available at Holland and Barrett.
Stock up on sweet treat alternatives from The Grape Tree; dried cranberries are a great addition to breakfast museli or an afternoon snack. Chia seeds can be added as a cereal topper, or blended into smoothies and shakes and are £2.99 for a 400g bag.
Don’t neglect your skin, coconut oil is known to have great benefits to your skin, nails and hair so pick up a 500g tub for £6.95 or 2 for £10. You can use it for cooking too so it’s a real multipurpose item every household should have.
New Balance Dalton Park
While you’re shopping don’t forget to check out the sales across the mall where you can get bargains at up to 70% off their retail prices. New Balance has selected pairs of 420 trainers for under £20.
Because you’ve probably worked up an appetite by now shopping, pop by Pizza Express for a light lunch, opting for one of the Leggera lighter options from their new season menu.

Prezzo offer light options, so you can still tuck in to tasty pasta dishes like their spicy prawn and basil pesto penne which are 650 calories or lower, served with a side salad.
There are great options across all restaurants to suit family eating, or why not try the newly opened Dancing Betty pub. With steak night, curry night and a range of dishes from lunch to dinner you’re bound to leave content – why not dine outside and make the most of the sunshine!

Content by Tasha Steel, from www.hello-freckles.com an award winning lifestyle blog covering everything from the latest lipsticks to hidden food gems and style advice. Fitness lifestyle imagery featuring Lucy Steel.