When, like me, you're not as young as you used to be, and your metabolism has slowed ever so slightly. You find yourself looking at your reflection and thinking," is that really how I look now?"'. The time has come to start doing some exercise, yup going to the gym! You can do so much research into which gym to visit, what clothes to wear and what exercises to do, but I'll bet you won't even give a second thought to what gym bag you'll use. Getting the best gym bag is often a challenge. What type of gym should I join? A place where I will get all the latest mod cons and lots of attention from trainers, or a gym where I'm left to my own devices? My outfit? Should I buy expensive, designer clothes to make myself feel good, or just be practical and wear some sweat pants and a tshirt? Should I get specialist running shoes or just stick with the pair I have? Something I forgot to look at was the bag I would use. I had an old duffel bag from school and it was a mess. Bags for gym are very necessary as it was just uncomfortable hoisting that thing around all over the place. Bags for gym are more than just functional these days, they can be fashionable. If you choose the expensive sports club, get yourself a leather bag with oodles of class. You know how these things work. Personally I just went for the most hard wearing bag I could locate. And that wasn't too huge! The best gym bags come in quite a few variations. You can get: Bags specifically designed for ladies Bags for racket sports Bags for yoga -This was a surprise - You get specialized straps for the yoga mat and they're more environmentally sound apparently. I advise to look for 3 things when it comes to what bags for gym use you will decide one: Looks, durability and space. Looks are significant, how significant depends on how focused on looking good you are. The black leather bags look great in my opinion. Is it going to last? Ensure the material is not going to rip at the first opportunity and if dropped will your bottle of aftershave smash? Buying the cheapest bag you can find is probably not the greatest idea. Will it carry everything you need it to hold? There are a large number of sizes of gym bag, ranging from the over the shoulder bag to giant duffel bags. For more advice on the best gym bags on the market, visit my site, where gym bags for men are also reviewed and rated.