My Workout Essentials | Volume II

My Workout Essentials | Volume II

About a year ago, I did a post called “My Workout Essentials” and featured some of my favourite gym accessories and must haves. Well, now that time has passed, I still have some faves, but the list has changed for the better.


Bluetooth Headphones

They were featured in my last post, but they’re number one now. Music is so essential for a good workout, it’s truly everything. I considered these KitSound headphones for the longest time, going back and forth between brands before finally deciding to just go for it. I’m very fussy when it comes to technology, as I like to have something that’s actually going to work. I can honestly say, KitSound headphones are the way forward for me. Style is important, so I chose the black and rose gold pair, but I also think good quality is vital to. The Harlem headphones are of a very high stand, especially for such an affordable price. I adore them!

Deodorant and body spray

So essential. The very thought of bad body odour makes me feel nauseous, so the smell has me running. Of course, there’s not much I can do about other people, but I can certainly do a lot for myself. I have a love for deodorants anyway, and have always used Nivea because it treats my skin so well. But I’ve also been loving So…?’s body mist line and didn’t expect to be so obsessed. I grew up with So…? body sprays and Charlie Red so naturally I gravitated back towards them. I really love water-based sprays because I feel like they stick to clothes a little better than the aerosols.

A Small Towel

I would have never considered a towel about a year ago. But now that I like to go H.A.M. in the gym, and try to work so hard I want to nap, I sweat… a lot. And sweat is great I guess, but it’s also super irritating and itchy if it dries. I like to have a small towel or flannel with me in the gym, to wipe away the dirt and sweat, ensuring it doesn’t get into my pores. Sweat dripping down your face is certainly a sign of hard work, but also a great way to break out. Not great. 


High quality clothes

Obviously, clothes are an essential. But it’s very easy to buy super cheap threats that disintegrate in water or fit poorly. It’s very important to me to avoid ill-fitting clothes because it feels uncomfortable and kills my confidence. Splashing out isn’t what I’d usually do when it comes to clothing, but I neeeeeeeed to have good workout outfits. TK Maxx is the perfect middle man, as they sell branded clothes for amazing prices. Think: fit over fashion. Running on a treadmill and pull up leggings or pants is not okay. Plus, squats that result in ripped clothing isn’t cute either.

The right shoes

I once saw someone running on a treadmill in sliders. SLIDERS. That’s a perfect example of picking the wrong shoes. I still can’t wrap my head around it. You don’t have to go all professional to find the right trainers to work out in, they just have to be supportive and comfortable. Fit over fashion comes in once again, as it’s important to take care of your feet and ankles before they become damaged.

My phone

I have an iPhone 7, and there are a huge number of apps that help me in the gym. Not only is Spotify essential for my beast mode tunes, but I use MyFitnessPal too. This app is great for logging all my workouts and totally up how much water I drink each day. The app works great without having to go Premium and there are still a wide range of features to make use of. I also use the app to log the food I eat throughout the day which helps me keep track of calories. Endomondo is also really great for logging times, plus it’s linked to MyFitnessPal as they’re both owned by Under Armour.



And a couple more must-haves, or rather, I-needs:


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  • What a nice outfit!


  • I use My Fitness Pal as well, it is an amazing app to really see how active you are and how that affects your body. I pair it with my FitBit to be even more in tune with my body.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • I totally want a FitBit! I’ve heard they’re so good for keeping track! xo

  • Nice post, these gym essentials is a must!

  • Great post, I am pretty relaxed when it comes to the gym tbf. I work out in whatever as long as it is comfortable. Earphones are a must though. Thanks for sharing, love reading what you take the gym. Great essentials xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • Totally! Earphones are everything! Thanks so much for reading xo

  • I can’t believe someone was running on a treadmill in sliders! That doesn’t sound like a good idea at all! x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

    • I actually saw it! I was so shocked! It was so difficult not to take a snap haha xo

  • I can’t imagine running on the treadmill in sliders. It just sounds so dangerous. I agree with you. The right equipment when exercising is key

    • Totally – it just looks so unsafe… and impossible! xo

  • Having the right shoes is so so important, it makes such a difference! Love this post a lot!
    Lucie, xx

  • Pili G

    I’ve been on the look out for a new pair of headphones for a while, and this ones look not only pretty but amazing quality. I also need my iPhone whenever I workout and try to use MyFitnessPal on a daily basis. Lastly, it took me so long to find the right shoe for running, none of them seem to help my knees or my back (I sound like an old lady) but it is true! I’ve recently bought a pair of Adidas that saved me!
    To Read with Tea

    • Yeah they’re really good, especially for the price! I try to keep up with MFP and the reminders really help! I actually asked my GP what shoes he recommended haha! xo

  • Definitely wouldn’t be able to go without a fan and headphones

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  • I never used to bring a towel and now I never leave home without it!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • I was the same! I used to think they were pointless, then I tried it and I love it! xo

  • Amanda

    Your workout style is so pretty. I agree that quality workout clothes are necessary!

  • I need to get some bluetooth headphones!!!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

  • samara marshall

    Love your post, definitely everything on here is a must have but when it comes to me and workout gear I have a tendency to just wear anything cause workout gear tends to be expensive. I know you said TJMaxx in your post but do you know of any other places to find nice workout clothes ??

    Samara //

    • Forever 21, H&M, Primark, Boohoo and ASOS! Definitely great stores for affordable clothing! Thanks so much for reading xo

  • Susie Liberatore

    The right shoes are ESSENTIAL… otherwise you won’t get the results you need and could be in a lot of pain. This is a great list!

    • Definitely, one of the first things I looked into! xo