Gym bags are like handbags, they tell the story of your life, your style and who you are as a person. Personally, I go to the gym sporting two looks: the oGorgeous Beverly Bow Bag packed to the point of explosion or the credit card & gym pass tucked away in my iPhone case. What do these looks say about me? I’m always on the go and ready to hit the gym at a moment’s notice.
Which one are you?
1. The Designer Bag Turned Gym Bag:
You don’t believe in going anywhere without a well-known designer gracing your arm, and those boutique gyms you frequent are a scene in themselves. You have been known to say things from Shit Fashion Girls Say, and you think Shit Girls Say is the story of your life. Smart Water is the only water you’ll be seen with. Your closet is filled with Loubis, Choos and Chanel bags and your workout wardrobe doesn’t have one drawer to its name, but has a full dresser filled with designer black spandex, black spandex and more black spandex. Full face, great hair, and a pair of Louboutin flats are your apres workout shoe of choice. You are the Gym Glamazon.
2. The Reusable Tote Gym Bag:
You shop at Whole Foods and Trader Joes, and you can’t trust the organic section at Kroger as far as you can throw it. You own a collection of reusable totes that may or may not match your outfit on any given day. You are organized, as you remember to bring said totes to Whole Foods for your groceries. You’re wearing designer gym clothes, but they are understated and more colorful than the gym glamazon. You’re coordinated, put together and would describe yourself as a yogi but only go to the newest and coolest yoga studios. You carry a metal water bottle. You are the Organic Gym Goer.
3. The Old School Duffel Bag:
Your love for the retro gym bag shows that you’ve been working out at LA Fitness for years and you love to sport your Nike and Adidas like it never went out of style. You pack your gym bag in the morning for a stellar post work work out sesh, and probably drink smoothies (with protein) because you heard they were an awesome post-workout meal circa 1998. You take the programmed classes and hit the weights section hard, but you’re always willing to spot for the guy/gal next to you or work in your sets. Designer workout gear has never graced your closet and probably never will, but you don’t care because you’re a Gym Rat.
4. The Designer Duffle Bag:
You used to carry the Old School Duffle Bag, until your Gym Glamazon friend made fun of you and took you to the best activewear store ever. You’ve converted to the activewear ways of your more glam friends, but you can’t completely let go of your tomboy ways. You believe in the gym bag, but you opt for a cuter version with bows and bling. You don’t mess around at the gym, you go to hit it hard and sweat up a storm. You go to the gym to look good, and your gym bag looks good and works hard like you do. You’re the Pretty Tom Boy.
5. The No Bag Gym Bag
You’re a mess. You are a mismatched gym debacle whose headphones have been tied in knots since last week when you randomly hit the gym. You want to get a date at the gym because you like the hard bodied hotties, but you’re such a hot mess it’s not going to happen. You typically lose things, and the gym lost and found is the remnants of your closet. You never have a bottle of water, your keys seem to go missing every time you hit the gym and you have to search every treadmill because you can never remember which one you were on. You are probably 10 lbs overweight because you do a lot of late nights, drunk dialing and missing of your workouts due to hangovers. You find half empty water bottles laying in your car and pray they aren’t filled with vodka when you take a sip. You are the Hot Mess Express.