How much does your gym bag/tote motivate you? Honestly? Not much, but that’s not to say that carrying your clobber in something chic rather than overly obvious and functional isn’t more fun. And a multifunctional tote is the best of all worlds – lightweight, roomy, it’ll take your trainers and workout clothes, a small cosmetic bag, your iPad and a laundry bag and then move on to be your weekend shopper or your away for a night tote (provided you don’t pack like me).
Recently I decided to upgrade having had my gym tote for about 8 years, to something that I actually enjoyed using.
The secret of a great gym tote or fitness bag is that it doesn’t have to scream ‘I am a gym tote’, because if you find a good one you’ll use it for so many things. It has to be lightweight, easy to carry and make you feel good, as all bags should. These all fit into that category, my favourites are Fiorelli’s puffer tote (grab yours if you want one as they’ve nearly gone), Under Armour’s lightweight simple shell tote, and Ted Baker’s printed tote. So smart, so chic, and so not ‘gym.