Now that gyms have changed into health clubs, sports clubs and fitness clubs, they have become less of a male refuge. After all, women are traditionally more concerned about their appearance than men, although this is certainly becoming less of a truism as time goes on. With this rise in women working out comes a booming of the female fitness clothing and paraphernalia industry.
People will do nearly anything to look good and those who take the route of going to the gym to get fit and lean want to look good while doing it. Many want to look good, going to and coming from, the gym too.
Women’s gym bags, in this context, have 2 main functions.
· Carrying, in a wearable and safe fashion, everything a lady will need to make her gym visit a positive one.
· Being an attractive accessory.
Gym bags for women are quite specifically feminine in nature. And they’ll also need to meet basic requirements…
· Attractive – going back to what I said about looking good, it’s important for the right bag to look good and if not completely match, at least compliment one’s workout apparel.
· Spacious – the amount of accoutrements you need when going to the gym is spectacular. I won’t even start listing them here but a tiny little bag won’t help you at all. And don’t try to stuff things in. Over filling it will do more harm than good.
· Secure – if you added up the value of everything you took to the gym you would probably be surprised. The clothing itself would be in the hundreds of dollars, let alone the jewelry, the electronic items and the cosmetics/toiletries. Not only do you want something that will hold everything you have, but you want it to hold those items safely. Gym bags for women get knocked about and it’s preferable to be safe in the knowledge that nothing inside is being smashed and broken.
If you believe that anything is basic any more, you’ve got another thing coming. You couldn’t just walk into a sporting goods store and say ‘give me a gym bag please, suitable for a lady’. There are a thousand choices for everything.
In order to get the most suitable and necessary item for you, you’ll need to think about what you want your gym bag for…
· Tennis – Will it have room for your racket, your balls and your gruntometer? The same for squash, racket ball and any other racket sport.
· Swimming – Small and compact is good.
· Gym itself – massive – changes of clothing, room for everything and it’s gotta look good.
For every sport, there may as well be a different utility bag, and it totally depends how seriously you take your sport, but if you want to get the most out of your exercise then you’ll need some serious equipment.