At this time of year – with the Christmas crockery sided away and guilt setting in after an indulgent festive season – many of us start to set priorities for the New Year.

Fitness and health goals are certainly the most common, hence the surge in gym memberships throughout the country.

Even if you don’t subscribe to the conceit of resolutions – noting that most dissolve before January is over – it’s a good time to think about what you want to achieve in the 12 months ahead.