Its September - the holidays are over. Not only do we have to adapt our everyday wardrobe, we also have to adapt our running kit for the changeable weather; packing away shorts in favour of gym leggings.

We wake up to the sun, and drive home in the rain – the weather is very unpredictable! This means digging out your waterproof jacket and taking it with you whilst you run. Usually, you would tie it around your waist, but it needs adjusting as its forever slipping down. This can be annoying, and dangerous if your jacket gets caught around your ankles! You can choose to run without a jacket, but no one wants to get caught in a thunderstorm without one.

One of the unique features of the Fleetfoot3 max running bag is it is designed so you can easily tuck a jacket into the back of the bag. It has two clever loops at the back, which are there so you can store your jacket out of the way. So it’s not going to annoy you when running but it will be there if you need it. The bag is virtually bounce-free, so you wont even notice it’s there like you would with a jacket tied around your waist – We’ve got you covered!

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With the summer well and truly underway, going for a run is hot and thirsty work. From keeping hydrated to keeping your skin safe - you’ll find yourself needing a few more items to make your run go further!

The most important item you need when running in warm weather is definitely a bottle of water – it is so important to stay hydrated and replace the fluids lost when sweating.

Another important item to take with you on a run in the sun is sun cream! Whilst it’s easy to forget about the dangers of sunburn when you’re in the cloudy UK, but it’s so important to keep yourself protected from the harmful rays. There is always days out in the UK when you get home to realize you’ve got an awful sun-glasses burn, like a red panda - so make sure you put plenty of sun cream on your face, shoulders and chest! These are the places the sun will catch the most.

Some other important summer run items you might need are tablets, gels or an epi-pen to control your allergies! No one wants to get half way through a run with a runny noise and watery eyes from the pollen – so its best to carry prevention medicine so you can run further!

That sounds like a lot of extra stuff to carry – so how are you going to carry it? That’s where the Fleetfoot3 Max comes in, with a pouch that’s perfect to carry all the extra run essentials, handy compartments to keep your sun cream scratching your phone. Another feature is the stretch pocket to hold your water bottle and stretch loops to carry even a jacket – for when the sun doesn’t stick around.

It’s also big enough to carry most large smart phones – like the Iphone 6s!

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With the UK summer having more showers than sunshine, I’ve been finding it really difficult to plan my running routine. So, I’ve had to rejoin the gym and travel straight to the gym from work and take my fitness kit with me. Which means double the stuff I usually have to carry!

With the extra stuff I have to take to work, I’ve been struggling with at least 3 different bags - a lunch bag, my handbag and a gym bag. That’s when I someone suggested the Goddess - the perfect work to workout bag! (That’s one benefit or working at Workplay!)

Why is the Goddess so perfect?
It has really handy and convenient compartments that I’ve found really useful. Lets start with the Gym Buddy - the cute toiletries bag that helpfully hangs in the gym showers and can fit all my toiletries. There is also a trainer compartment so that I’m able to keep smelly trainers away from my Tupperware - no one wants a smelly lunch! When searching for a spare £1 coin for my locker, I did not have to rummage through the bag thanks to the handy coin pouch near the top. That can’t be said for my gym partner - who had to squeeze her things into my locker as she couldn't find her coin! As for my keys - they were stored away safely in the side pocket - ready for me to grab out as soon as I got home! So no more standing in the rain in my sweaty lycra, unpacking my bags to find my keys sunken to the bottom with thanks to the handy key strap!

As well as all of the perfectly thought out compartments, the bag is really comfortable. Because the straps are the perfect length for most females, so that the bag sits in the right place.

I am finding the GoddessIII to be the perfect work to workout bag.

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When you go for longer runs, it’s so important to carry some kind of snack with you in order to keep your blood sugar levels up. This will help you perform to your ultimate best by reducing fatigue.
You can choose from a variety of snacks including gels, protein bars, fruits and even sweets!

Although snacks are usually quite small, they can be a nuisance to carry. You don’t want to end up clutching a squashed banana in your hand or running with sweaty sweets in your sports bra! The best and most convenient way to carry snacks is in a running bag - like the Fleetfoot3 max!

The Fleetfoot3 features 4 stretch loops which are great for carrying gels or protein bars. This means that the gels can be accessed easily whilst you're running so that you can refuel easily! There’s also a lot of space inside the bag pocket where you can store your phone, keys and smaller snacks like sweets, fruits and nuts. Perfect for the mid-run sugar supply!

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We are right in the middle of summer and that means summer holidays are in full swing! Today, I am off to sunny Spain for a week with a few of the girls - it’s great to get away from the cloudy weather we’ve had in the UK recently.

The last few weeks have been spent panic buying new clothes that I don't need and trying to organise my outfits for each day and night of the week. But, when it came to actually packing, I realised that not everything was going to fit into my suitcase. Luggage allowances are getting smaller and the cost of sneaking in the extra kilo is getting higher.

Like most ladies, I like having lots of options to choose from because I can never decide what to wear - despite my efforts to plan outfits. The heaviest items to pack are both toiletries and shoes - with the 100ml limit in hand luggage, toiletries have to stay in the suitcase but its a good idea to pack shoes in your hand luggage. So, whats the best way to organise them?

Thats when I thought of the Goddess bag, it’s lightweight, carries everything and it fits most airline carry-on regulations! It has a shoe compartment, which is really useful when carrying your trainers to go from work to the gym. But, in terms of travelling, its a great place to store an few extra pairs of sandals - freeing up enough space in your suitcase for another outfit - or two!

I will also carried a few magazines, my iPad and some naughty snacks for the plane - I’m in holiday mode so I’m having a cheat-week! I could also fit all the duty free shopping that I splashed out on at the airport too!

If you're looking for a new travel bag, the Goddess bag could be right for you!

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We often get asked what the difference is between the lovely Goddess II & III. Here’s a summary of the differences - so you can make the right choice for you!

First I'll start with the similarities, both bags:

  • Have a 35 litres/9.25 US gallons capacity. Just the right size to fit gym lockers and most airlines carry one allowances.
  • Feature a shoe compartment 
  • Have 5 tuck away pockets inside for your 'smalls'
  • Come with taffeta laundry and shoe bag
  • Have a large document pocket in the top of the bag - that easily fits an iPad or small laptop!
  • Include the signature Workplay gym locker coin pocket
  • Feature the water bottle pouch
  • Include the 'gym buddy': the ultimate toiletries bag that can hang in gym showers or use as your small bag while using the gym.
  • Include a large wet pocket, to keep damp and dry clothes separate. 

The main difference are the colours. Also, the Goddess III is made from a sheen-finish fabric and is lighter-weight. We've also added some handy key features such as:

  • Rubber coated base to keep the bag clean and damp proof on wet floors.
  • D-ring inside the bag to carry your keys or a locker padlock
  • Dedicated jewellery pocket with a zip  
  • Key clip in the outside pocket for easy access to your keys or membership pass
  • A water bottle tensioner to stop your bottle falling out of the bag
  • Reinforced piping to stop wear and tear on the corners 

Hopefully this has helped you choose which Goddess is for you!

 

We've also made a YouTube video if you want to SEE the differences.

Follow to link to see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-Ugmx9YIgE

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With evenings getting lighter and the sun shining brighter, theres no better time to take up running than now! But it can be daunting if you're taking up running for the first time; how are you supposed to carry your phone, keys, money, water? 

Running gear usually consist of lycra leggings, with no way of stuffing your phone into the tiny stretch pockets. You could also carry your phone in the pockets of your shorts - making them slide down as you run which isn't ideal. Some of my bustier friends have even carried their phones in their bra! - this sounds uncomfortable and potentially embarrassing! 

So.. 'How should I carry my phone?!' you ask.

If you use a running bag or belt - you’re already ahead of the game! But most running bags are too small for most smart phones, We made sure that the Fleetfoot max 3 fits even the iPhone 6 plus! 

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It's holiday season! This time last week, I was jetting off to Prague for a short city break. Due to the short nature of the trip, I decided to travel with hand luggage only.

I packed all my items, perfectly arranged – clothes folded neatly, toiletries below 100ml and a magazine at the top of my bag! I trotted through the airport, dragging my hand luggage-sized suitcase safely to the departure lounge and onto the plane. Having run 5k on the weekend, I was looking forwards to treating myself to a couple of naughty chocs on the plane!

Rushing onto the plane, the lady looked at my bag and explained that the cabin locker space was full and I couldn’t take my bag on board. The flight attendant was ushering everyone else who had bags with wheels to leave their bags. I frantically started pulling out everything I thought I would need during the flight and rushed to the back of the queue. ‘He’s got a bigger bag than me?' -  Looking through tired eyes I noticed lots of people with bigger bags that didn’t have wheels!

Maybe the trick is to not use a bag with wheels! ‘I should have brought my Goddess bag!’ I thought to myself whilst my ears blocked as the plane took off.

During the flight, I noticed that I had only gone and grabbed the bag with my laundry instead of my treat bag – the embarrassment! I guess that bags without wheels are better to carry when flying with hold luggage only. I’ve learned my lesson!

I’ll take my Goddess bag next time. It fits EasyJet carry-on regulations and holds everything - the perfect travel companion! 

https://www.workplay-bags.com/products/the-goddess-iii-ladies-sports-bag-travel-bag-purple-twilight 

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Carrying lots of bags to work can be a struggle everyday. If you travel to the gym from work, it's likely that you'll be struggling with various bags or even stuffing everything into your handbag! 

Do you carry your smelly gym shoes in the same bag as your clean gym clothing? Have you ever been in an important meeting rummaging through your bag to find your iPad -  only to be greeted by your smelly sports bra(aaaah!)? Have you ever soaked your clean clothing with your damp swim kit whilst packing up after a swim session? 

If only there was a way to separate all your items neatly into one bag...

That's where the Goddess bag comes in - our customers say it is the best gym bag! Not only does it come with a bag for shoes, toiletries and laundry; there are also handy compartments to keep everything separated – the way it should be. So no more nasty surprises when rummaging through your bag in work!

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Finding the perfect bag to take you from desk - gym - travel can be a challenge! On most days you'll be travelling with loads of stuff, from gym shoes to towels. But at this time of year, you might be travelling with a lot more stuff as you jet off on your holiday. Why waste money buying a separate bag for the gym, work and travel?  

Thats why we created the Goddess: that we believe is the perfect gym-travel bag! Why struggle with multiple bags when the Goddess bag can take everything? Not only does it come with a bag for shoes, toiletries and laundry; it also fits most airline carry on regulations. Except RyanAir; some airlines have smaller allowances! Our bag fits in a 56cmx45cmx25cm/22x18x10inches.

We hope you agree that this bag really does do it all! 

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