With the days getting longer and Spring around the corner, Lidl has everything you need to get fit, toned and healthy for the summer months ahead. The range includes fantastic fitness accessories from Sandbag trainers to Kettlebells, exclusive food supplements and stylish, high performance Crivit sportswear. Available in Lidl’s 38 stores throughout Northern Ireland from Monday February 6th (while stocks last).

Supplements

Many fitness experts say weight loss is achieved by 20% exercise and 80% diet. Therefore a clean diet is essential and by adding food supplements, you can enhance your workout and achieve the results you desire. Remember that supplements should be taken as part of a balanced diet with regular exercise.

Protein is essential for maintaining and building muscle, ensuring a fitter, leaner, stronger you. Protein shakes are convenient to take following a workout, as it takes just 30 minutes for the protein to reach the muscle after ingestion.

Whey Protein Isolate (£17.99 for over 20 servings) is a popular supplement for those wanting to put on muscle, enhance their physiques as well as improve their health. Mix the protein powder into a shake or smoothie with other ingredients such as bananas, spinach and nut butters for a delicious drink. Indulge in a guilt-free treat by adding in the protein powder whist baking brownies, cakes or cookies. In store from Monday February 6th.

Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein and taking a BCAA tablet (£5.99, 80 tablets) pre work-out will help you lose body fat whilst maintaining and growing the muscle. In store from Monday February 6th.

Other items to help aid your workout include Regeneration Direct Sticks (£3.49), Sports Energy Gel (£3.99) and Iso-Drink (£3.99). These food supplements contain various vitamins and minerals that will reduce tiredness, increase metabolism and ensure maintenance of endurance performance. In store from Monday February 6th.

Equipment

The popularity of Kettlebells in the fitness world has continued to rise as they are great for developing strength and endurance while training various muscle groups. The outer handles are perfect for swinging, pulling and lifting and as kettlebell training comes down to just six main exercises, nail these and you’re on the way to a toned summer body. Available in three different weight sizes; 6kg (£6.99) 10kg (£9.99) and 14kg (£14.99), in store from Monday February 6th.

The Sandbag Trainer 18kg (£16.99) is a multipurpose tool for training strength, balance and endurance. Use to swing, throw or hit, or as an added weight for squats or jumps. Included are 4 individual bags, each fillable with up to 4.5kg max with a max training weight of 18kg. In store from Monday February 6th.

For a full-body workout, the Suspension Trainer (£12.99) will train strength, coordination, balance and posture using your own body weight. With door anchor and extension strap, it is ideal for exercising at home or whilst travelling. It is suitable for everyone from beginners to pros with an online training video included. In store from Monday February 6th.

Other Fitness Accessories included are the Forearm Trainer (£3.99), Push Up bars (£3.99) and Expander (£3.99). A Dumbbell Set 10.3kg (£12.99) allows you to choose your own combination of weights and vary exercises for specific muscle groups. In store from Monday February 6th.

Other Fitness Accessories included are Push Up bars (£11.49) and a Dumbbell Set 10.3kg (£12.99) allows you to choose your own combination of weights and vary exercises for specific muscle groups. In store from Monday February 6th.

For a little extra help toning and defining your ab muscles, try the Abdominal Toning Belt (£16.99) with 5 training programs and adjustable intensity. For best results, combine with regular exercise and a healthy diet. In store from Monday February 6th.

Clothing & Accessories

Whilst it’s important to have functional clothing to work out in, for many, looking stylish and feeling comfortable is also a priority. The Ladies’ and Men’s Performance clothing includes Performance Tops (£3.99) with inbuilt moisture control properties to wick away sweat and keep you cool and comfortable during your workouts. Comfortable Cropped Trousers (£5.99) with an elasticated waistband with an inner key pocket and Seamless Sport’s Bra (£7.99). Finish the look with colourful Trainers (£9.99) that boast excellent flexibility for natural movement and EVA pads at the ball of the feet and heels for added cushioning. In store from Monday February 6th.

Useful Headphones (£3.99) with zips to prevent tangled wires are perfect for intense cardio sessions or daily use, in store from Monday February 6th.