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Fitness Must-Haves October // Fitness

After huge fitness clothing clear out, I’m eagerly seeking new gym and fitness gear to replace it with. If you know me, then you’ll be fully aware I love anything bright and fun to workout in! 

Today I’ve selected a few items which I believe to be great additions to your wardrobe this October. You may be looking at those shorts thinking erm perhaps not those, which fair enough it may be too chilly for an early morning run in, however shorts can go over leggings or they can be perfect for home workouts.  I love a good pair of shorts and Fabletics seems to have a decent range with some sort of fun print and pattern splashed across them.  What else do we have for you this month?


The two leggings I’ve chosen are from River Island and also Sweaty Betty. The Sweaty Betty Nidra Yoga Harem ones are what would be my yoga option and possibly double up for something to lounge around the house in. The River Island RI Active Pink Print Panel additions would basically work for any gym based work out – I’d opt for something more technically supportive for a run though. 

Bags // 

Needing a new to the gym bag for those times when I have time to stop after and have a shower, or on a day I do a gym and swim session. The crossover bag is for one of those times I go to work out but then have some errands to do in town. One is from Fabletics, however I do believe it is now sold out, do have a browse as they get new bits monthly. The other is Sweetest Taboo Rose Gold Metallic Gym bag – Can’t beat a splash of metallic this season!

Technical //

Two technical items have made the list, one I have tried the other I like the look/sound of. I love the Motorola Verve Rider headphones. I’ve been using these for the last month or so for working out and like the fact they are wireless headphones. The watch is actually from Skechers and after needing a new workout watch I’m on the hunt for something new. By the way, watch out as I’ll be doing a post of the best headphones for working out with!

Tops //

Big fan of Manuka yoga wear so this Manuka Seamless Racer Back vest top from John Lewis in this seasons trendy blush pink, has obviously made it on the list. You can’t really go wrong with a vest top as regardless of season you’ll always want to wear one! I also have a cheeky flash of Topshop Ivy Park in there too, now I only have a grey Ivy Park jumper so I haven’t a clue how good (technically) their gym gear is or not. 

Layers //

Layers in the form of hoodies and jackets of course. You will need layers as we head into those chilly months. Here is a classic Superdry Gym Tech Hoodie in a gorgeous colour and of course a New Balance running jacket, which I can’t really leave the house without now. 

Swimwear // 

I decided about a month or so ago I was going to focus on my swimming. I love the swim part of a triathlon and I want to start focusing on that to get better. I currently have one swimming costume, but if I am going to be swimming a lot then I need a few on rotation. This one is the Competition Swimsuit from Sweaty Betty. it was really hard to pick one type from their range as they have so many fun ones, but this was a happy balance between exciting and practical. 

Trainers // 

It is still Adidas ultra boosts as my favourite running shoe! After absolutely killing my ankle after falling down some steps, I’ve not been able to run. It’s quite scary how bad I sprained it, I’ve had to rest it and me trying to sit still has been hard work! None the less we are starting to get better (touch wood) and I want to work on my shorter distances. These trainers are by far the best I’ve ever run in, so investing in another pair just makes sense! Find these Adidas Ultra Boosts here

Hope you’ve enjoyed this months fitness must-haves. What are you liking to train in this month?



  1. October 10, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    I do like to have fun printed clothes to work out in, they make you want to put them on and once in the clothes, you're more motivated x

  2. October 10, 2016 / 5:03 pm

    Usually I would love the idea of these posts but would have no intention of buying these, but I am about to start on a fitness regime so perfect timing thank youx

  3. October 10, 2016 / 7:05 pm

    I really love the gym bag its such a gorgeous colour!

  4. October 10, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    That rose gold gym bag has my name on it especially as I am a big fan of rose gold in general x

  5. October 10, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    I'm not very much into fitness, but you have chosen some fab patterns and I love the metallic bag xx

  6. October 10, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    That metallic bag is SO cute, I need that in my life x

  7. October 10, 2016 / 9:06 pm

    I'm really in need of some new leggings as I wear mine so often that I get paranoid one day they will just split x

  8. October 10, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    That rose gold bag is such fun! Love a splash of whimsy.

  9. October 10, 2016 / 10:00 pm

    I'm in need of some new exercise clothes. I'm all over hoodies though so that would be my fave!

  10. October 11, 2016 / 2:03 am

    That's awful that you sprained your ankle so badly! I'm glad the trainers are being so supportive though.

  11. October 11, 2016 / 7:32 am

    I love that purple top! I have some many workout clothes, but you can never have too many.

  12. October 11, 2016 / 9:12 am

    I love brightly coloured sports gear, it cheers me up when I'm in the gym sweating on the treadmill! x

  13. October 11, 2016 / 11:47 am

    I have absolutely no intention of getting involved in any fitness HOWEVER my best friend is heading off on hols and really into it at the mo. She would love these bright colours! Hx

  14. October 11, 2016 / 11:55 am

    That gym bag is everything! I'm in need of a new waterproof

  15. October 11, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    Some great fitness things here! I really like the leggings and the bag 🙂

  16. October 11, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    Some really funky items on this list and I do love the look of the sweaty Betty Nidra Yoga Harem leggings x

  17. October 11, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    That gym bag is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I would definitely feel stylish heading to the gym with that xxx

  18. October 11, 2016 / 8:10 pm

    That round-up makes my mummy want to join a gym – just so she can wear the outfits!

  19. October 11, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    I love the style and colour of the adidas trainers and that's great timing as I need some!

  20. October 11, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    I work out at home so I just go for a basic fitness wear. But I like your must haves here.

  21. October 11, 2016 / 11:30 pm

    i love gym wear. it's just comfy lol plus they get me motivated to work out

  22. October 12, 2016 / 6:20 am

    I am loving our choice of gym back – SO much nicer than my old rucksack!

  23. October 12, 2016 / 10:04 am

    What some great musts – I love how fun and colourful gym wear can be these days. x

  24. October 12, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    Love the trainers. I really need to get some good trainers for running/exercise but there are so many different options available I don't really know where to start.

  25. October 12, 2016 / 2:38 pm

    I really need good trainers! I love how new gym clothes always cheer me up and I get motivated to work out more!

  26. October 12, 2016 / 3:21 pm

    I love that gym bag! I need to get myself some decent leggings too.

  27. October 12, 2016 / 6:43 pm

    This is a great list for those into keep fit!

  28. October 12, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    I love the Superdry hoodie! Cute gym gear always motivates me.

  29. October 13, 2016 / 10:17 pm

    I'm terrible for buying new fitness gear! I always want to buy more because it keeps me motivated as well! I love your picks!

  30. October 17, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    I'm completely obsessed with rose gold so I need to get my hands on that gym bag!!

  31. October 18, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    Wow, I would love to have these. I never look cool while working out – time to change all that!

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