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BIN THE GYM? THE HOME WORKOUT CHA LLENGE

The mission

With the festive Quality Street eaten and the new year’s beers drunk, our man is feeling worse for wear. Can he reverse the slump and feel healthier after a month using the latest fitness tech?

The man

With his mid-30s fast approaching, Chris Barnes is up for doing whatever is necessary to fend off the middle-aged spread before it takes hold. As long as it doesn’t mean joining one of those gym things...

The tech

Fitbit Charge 2 £129.99, fitbit.com

TRX Home Gym £141, trxtraining.co.uk

Tangram Smart Jump Rope £69.95, tangramfactory.com

Concept2 Model D Rowing Machine £860, amazon.co.uk

Beast Sensor $249 (£202), thisisbeast.com

Moov Now £59.99, welcome.moov.cc

Bose SoundSport £139.95, bose.co.uk

dhb Run Hoodie £30, wiggle.co.uk

iPhone 7 From £599, apple.com

New Balance Vazee Pace 2 £80, newbalance.co.uk

It’s happened. For the first time in my life, I have a love handle. Or the start of one. Either way, I don’t want it to get bigger. OK, so I went overboard at Christmas, but who doesn’t? Anyway, it’s February

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