Pimp My Gymbag

August 11, 2015

I saw a back-to-school ad today… and almost started crying.

While this does mean the end of empty schedules and full-of-sunshine skies, I must say I’m so pumped for this school year. New school years mean new everything. For me this means a new flat, new courses, new committees, new flatmates, new notebooks aaaaaand (most importantly) a new gymbag. What’s not to be totally excited about?

I have an internship doing marketing for my school’s gym (it’s a marriage of all my passions) and figured I’d need to be spending time in my new workplace in style. Here’s what’s on the agenda:

1. The Bag

Perhaps the most important part. This bag is what you’ll be seen with strutting down the middle of campus before that treadmill class (and after…). But should also be functional. Here are some that I’m craving:

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(from Adidas, H&M and Nike)



2. The Bottle

Hydration! If there were a counter of all the words on this blog, I’m quite sure hydration would be near the top. If you’re going to be sipping from it all day, your water bottle might as well be complimentary to your outfit, right?

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(from Camelbak, and Target)




3. The Apparel

There are literally blogs dedicated just to this (along with 50% of my paycheck): atheltic-wear. I am a solid believer that one can never have too many sports bras. Or running leggings. Or athletic sweater. Or… okay, you get it.

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(from Target, Soulcycle and Lululemon)




4. The Shoes

I am such a fan of the sneaker trend that happening in street-style but remember, not all kicks were created equal. So before you head out for a colour 5k, make sure you’re running in proper shoes. Here are some that are both good for your feet, knees and eyes:

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(from Asics, Under Armour, and Brooks)



5. The Tech-stuff

Now a days you’ll hardly ever see anyone at a gym without someeee sort of technology; whether it’s a phone, earphones or fancy tracker. I promise I’ll make a post in the future dedicated to just this but for now, here are my must-haves:

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(from Nike, JBL, and Zombies Run App)



6. The Other Thingies

While we’ve covered the basics, there’s usually always something random I throw in my bag; a “just in case” sort of thing. From hair wigs-ties to plastic perfume (I don’t want any glass shattering in my thrown-around bag, thanks), here are some little extras:

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( from VS Pink (I’m a middle school girl, I know), Scünci, and Simple)



What do you never take out of your gymbag?

Also, what kind of posts would you like to see???
Any sports you’ve always wondered about or fitness trends you don’t understand?

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  • Lenya August 11, 2015 at 09:37

    LOve your picks, esp the green bag and the black sneakers. Congrats on the intern.


    • Pia S August 11, 2015 at 14:00

      Thank you! I’m so excited about it 🙂

  • Allison Lewis August 11, 2015 at 11:35

    Good ideas for items to always keep in your gym bag. Would love for you to stop by my latest post! 🙂

    • Pia S August 11, 2015 at 14:00

      Thanks for reading, Allison! I’m headed over to your post now!

  • blogoratti August 11, 2015 at 13:12

    Great thoughts indeed, greetings!

    • Pia S August 11, 2015 at 14:00

      Thank you! Greetings back atcha!

  • Fashion Phases August 11, 2015 at 20:32

    Love the selection of the workout gear! I am crushing on the tracker watch 🙂

    • Pia S August 12, 2015 at 16:06

      It’s literally my favourite thing ever. Aaaaaand I don’t kill 99% of my phone battery trying to track my run now. Thanks for reading!

      • Fashion Phases August 12, 2015 at 16:08

        I know what you mean! You would think these companies will create a battery that last forever lol.

  • Lily Nguyen August 11, 2015 at 23:39

    Cute fitness gear is always good motivation to get me to work out! I love everything you have listed, I’m from California and this is the trend right now as well. Look forward to seeing more posts!

    • Pia S August 12, 2015 at 16:07

      Same! There’s no better motivation. I’m so glad you like what you see 🙂

  • Alyssa Monique Bustillo August 12, 2015 at 07:46

    Great selection and lists as for pimping your gym bag! <3

    • Pia S August 12, 2015 at 16:07

      Thank you so much Alyssa 🙂

  • Quinn August 13, 2015 at 06:15

    This is such a lovely roundup! I feel like my gym bag needs to be refreshed every couple of months and I totally put off doing it…this has inspired me to give it an overhaul 🙂

  • sprinklesofstyle August 16, 2015 at 09:01

    Oooh I love everything you’ve featured and find it’s so much better when you have a colourful gym back and colour accessories – makes it much more fun !:)

    Layla xx