Some say the gym isn’t supposed to be a catwalk show. And to an extent they’re right, but this doesn’t mean you can’t still look and feel awesome while getting your sweat on. It’s one thing to stock up on the bare essentials, but to kit yourself out with some truly epic gear is to enjoy every second of your workout so much more. Better yet, what better excuse than your health and fitness to invest in some gorgeous high-quality gym kit?
So if you’re looking to enhance your gym time and feel every bit as great as you deserve to read the advices from Kamil, the owner of Flybery.com and an expert in women’s sportswear. I met him on a beautiful sunny day and we sat down for some coffee and sports conversation. And so, we present you the top 10 women’s gym essentials not to leave home without:
First up, perhaps the most important piece of kit you’ll be needing is a superior-quality sports bra. We’ve singled out the Nike Pro Rival Women’s High Support Sports Bra for the simple reason that it brings form and function together in perfect harmony. An elastic chest band and moulded wire-free cups work together to deliver ultimate support and comfort, while Dri-FIT technology helps get rid of excess moisture to keep skin nice and dry. All wrapped up in a pretty pink package, it’s a sports bra not to be missed.
The classic to end all classics, these cute Adidas shorts have been gracing gyms the world over for generations. They’re absolutely timeless in style, feature a curved hem and a slim cut to keep them close to the body. Feather-light yet durable enough to withstand anything you can throw at them, these legendary shorts from Adidas will not let you down.
If you’re looking for the perfect accessory for your Smartphone or media player, how about a joint effort between two of the world’s biggest names? Adidas and Stella McCartney both put their names to this gorgeous black and reflective silver armband, which is just as versatile outside the gym and during your workouts. Simple, lightweight and protective – all with an added dash of style and elegance.
Training gloves are a must to prevent blisters, calluses and chafing, so why not go all-out with these super-stylish UA Resistor Training Gloves? The palm is made of genuine leather for total durability and performance, while the ArmourMesh construction keeps hands dry, cool and comfortable. There’s also a Terrycloth thumb panel for wiping away sweat.
If you haven’t yet joined the smartband revolution, you’re missing out on something awesome. The Fitbit was designed with one thing in mind – motivation. Tracking your daily activities, your rest and even your sleep, it’s like having your own personal trainer with you 24/7. Easy to use and boasting a bright LED display for use in all conditions, these gorgeous fitness trackers are guaranteed to transform the way you look at exercising forever.
If swimming is your thing, this is the perfect accessory for both drying off and look elegant after a dip. So much more convenient than using a towel alone, it’s just the thing for preserving your modesty as you dry off. Or if you plan on hanging by the pool for a while, it’s got you covered…quite literally!
Why take your own exercise mat to the gym? When you think about how many people have sweated into the shared mats they provide…well, there’s your answer! For home and gym use alike, this ultra-lightweight, non-slip mat offers comfort, support and stability for every kind of exercise. It’s also rugged and durable enough to go the distance and won’t begin cracking, splitting or generally falling to pieces with even the heaviest use.
If you’re all about running, you need the right tools for the job. And you can take it from us when we say you won’t find any tools better than these UA SpeedForm Slingride Fade Running Shoes. Innovative UA SpeedForm technology guarantees the most incredible fit, while use of the strongest fibre in the world (Dyneema) guarantees truly unrivalled performance. Total traction, feather-light weight and looks to die for add up to the total package.
Or if you’re looking for more of an all-rounder, the Nike Free TR 6 ULTD ticks all the right boxes. A high-tech outsole actively flexes, expands and contracts with every movement for total comfort and support, while engineered mesh and added ventilation help keep heat and moisture under control.
Last but not least, you’re going to need something equally epic to carry your gear in – we suggest the Sweaty Betty Luxe Gym Bag. Boasting multiple internal pockets for separating wet items from dry, straps for your yoga mat, heavy duty construction and fashion-forward design, it’s as much a statement piece as it is a massively practical gym essential.