It’s a new year, and it’s easy to see that grandma’s holiday pies have taken a toll. But how do you take the first steps toward family fitness? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Flip through our gallery of all-star fashion and fitness gear picks that’ll help moms, dads and kids get back into fighting shape.

Commando Performance

Ask most dads what our major complaint is about wearing workout shorts (or any kind of shorts, really), and we’ll probably tell you it’s the binding and the pinching—not to mention the chafing—that inevitably occurs between our undergarments and our man-parts. Birddogs Shorts come to the rescue with their smartly-designed athletic shorts, which eliminate the need for constricting underwear, thanks to cozy built-in liners. With colors and patterns that range from seriously subdued to eye-catchingly out-there, these snazzy shorts can go from the gym to brunch without annoying even the most fashion-critical spouse.

Available at birddogs.com, starting at $54.95.

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What are your favorite fitness gear and athletic fashions? Tell us in the comments below!

—Kipp Jarecke-Cheng