Ronhill Women's Aspiration Rhythm Capri, £35, Wiggle
Souluxe Printed Racer Back Vest Top, £8, Matalan
Athletics Works Fabric Panel Trainers, £12, George at Asda
Adidas GT Supernova X Sports Bra, £30, Wiggle
Mizuno DryLite Hana Tank, SportsShoes, £14.99
Clean Bottle Plastic Square Water Bottle, £8.99, SportsShoes
Drop It Like A Squat Gym Bag, £18, Hey Holla
Sports Bra, £8, George at Asda
Garmin Forerunner 15 GPS & Heart Rate Running Watch, £129.95, SportsShoesI think it's fair to say I like a crazy print or two on my gymwear! I honestly think that having fun kit makes working out that much more appealing; the same goes for the 'Drop It Like A Squat' bag (who doesn't love a good pun?!). A good sports bra is a must, and it's something worth investing in, although a cheaper option like the pretty one from George would be fine for low-impact exercise like yoga or Pilates - anything that's likely to cause a bit more 'bounce' requires more support, like the equally-pretty Adidas one!
Speaking of support, trainers are also worth the spend in my opinion. I hate running on the treadmill so I don't do anything in the gym that causes too much impact, so cheap trainers like these are fine, but for running outdoors I have a proper pair of Brooks running shoes which I adore, and I'd seriously recommend getting professionally fitted so you can get a pair that suits your feet and your running style - it made a huge difference for me. If you're local to Lancaster I'd really recommend The Runners Centre, as they really know their stuff (not sponsored, Ian is just brilliant!)
And last but not least - the sports watch. I don't currently have one, just using an app on my phone for running, and tracking other workouts in my Notes. I'm in two minds about whether to invest (am I serious enough about fitness?) but if I do, I'll probably go for a Garmin - it's what my brother uses and he's always been happy with them, so I'd have the bonus of having someone to explain it to me!
What are your fitness must-haves? Has anything on my list caught your eye? Don't forget to check out my Gym Bag Beauty Essentials!
[*I take no responsibility if you end up spending a small fortune on pretty gym wear and don't end up any fitter for it. Post contains affiliate links.]