Start your 2017 health kick in style


As the festive season becomes a distant memory, the dreaded detox commences. Record numbers of gym membership sign-ups will be seen in January but will they continue into Feb? Who knows!

We can’t make you exercise, but we can help you fill your gym bag with some little treats and essentials that will make you look forward to working off those mince pies you just couldn’t resist at Christmas.

Our gym bag essentials

Sweaty Betty gym bag essentials

All Sport Backpack

Sweaty Betty – £75.00

The bag itself needs to be able to hold your essentials and look good at the same time. Ok, so that doesn’t mean you don’t need a Michael Kors bag looped over your arm as you saunter into the gym, but on the other hand you don’t want an Aldi carrier bag either. This gorgeous backpack is the best of both worlds, with its cute rose gold details and super light scuba fabric. It’s also big enough to house your towel if you decide to go for a cheeky dip after your workout – and there is even a special compartment for your wet swimming costume.

aHead Wireless Headphones in Dusky Pink

Oliver Bonas – £85.00

Whether you are off to the gym or out on a run, these wireless headphones are great for listening to your favourite motivational workout tunes. There are no wires to get tangled around and they come in this cute dusky pink.

Jo Malone gym bag essentials

Jo Malone Lime and Basil Shampoo and Conditioner

Jo Malone – £16.00 & £18.00

Meeting some friends and need to have a quick shower at the gym? Pop these beauties in your bag and leave your hair gorgeously soft and smelling amazing. Jo Malone’s signature fragrance of Lime and Basil will never disappoint. They are so luxurious that you only need to tiniest amount to lather up. Your friends won’t believe you have just come from the gym!


Schmidt’s Rose and Vanilla deodorant stick

Naturismo- £10.00

This 100% natural deodorant is perfect for staying fresh after exercise. There are no fake floral scents to leave you light-headed here. Instead this roll-on deodorant has the luxurious, elegant and inviting scent of rose with hints of sweet, powdery vanilla. Perfect for after your post-workout shower.

Happy Jackson Vodka Water Bottle

John Lewis – £10.00

Every gym bag needs a water bottle – and why not make light of the fact you have to do some exercise with this fun bottle from John Lewis? It’s made from stainless steel, so should keep your water nice and cool until you need hydrating. (P.S. don’t actually fill it with vodka, at least until you get home after the gym!)

There you have it. The perfect companions for your gym bag essentials.

What are your must-have gym bag essentials? Let us know @tweetjanes