Holidays are the perfect time to relax, unwind and forget about the stresses of everyday life. However, just because you're on holiday doesn't mean you have to completely neglect your fitness routine - in fact it can be a great way to feel good no matter where you are in the world. Here are some of our favourite must-packs to help find your fitness:
1 La Pochette Resistance Bands
If it’s a full-body weight workout you’re looking for, make sure to include Resistance Bands in your list of packing essentials. A truly amazing piece of equipment, these bands are lightweight, versatile, and portable. What’s more, they’re available in a variety of resistance levels (Light, Medium and Heavy) which make them perfectly suited for both beginners and fitness aficionados. They work by creating an external resistance force that can be applied without having to hold extra weight - try them out for yourself with this resistance band set.
£40, shop the Resistance Band Set
2 Skipping Rope - Tangram Smart Rope - Rookie
Ideal for a spot of childhood reminisce with a fun cardio boost alongside, a skipping rope is a fantastic workout tool that can help you burn calories, improve your cardiovascular health, and tone your muscles. Lightweight and extremely portable (you can even take it in your carry-on luggage) this is a low-impact exercise that can be done anywhere, anytime. This clever award- winning jump rope records and motivates through the Smart Rope app, every jump, calorie burned, and time spent jumping recorded to push you further. Work with the app to complete interval training, unlock awards and compete against Smart Rope users around the world.
£40, shop the Tangram Smart Rope Rookie
3 La Pochette’s Whenever Wherever Workout Mat
Whether you are a yoga or barre junkie, this is a must-have for any adventure. Lightweight and able to fold up to fit into your suitcase, yet still big enough to use at the hotel gym or beachside yoga class. This mat is the best of both worlds - limbering up has never looked so luxe.
£60, shop the Whenever Wherever Workout Mat
4 La Pochette’s Wet Bag in Ox Blood Rose – Large
You can't beat the hotel pool when it comes to a chilling out session, soaking up the sunshine, listening to a great podcast, or reading a ‘can't put down, just another page’ book. However fun laying entirely horizontal can be, try squeezing in a pre- breakfast full body workout with a swim. Not only will a few lengths boost your metabolism, but it will also help to get you ready for the day ahead. Of course, remember to pack your Wet Bag. Our signature fabric is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, machine washable at low temperatures - a sustainable and more practical alternative to single use plastic bags dispensed in swimming pools and spas.
£70, shop Wet Bag Large Oxblood/Rose
5 Barre Ball
Not only is it easy to pack in your luggage, but a barre ball can also provide you with a great workout while you're away from home. The ball is used to add resistance and instability to exercises, which helps to engage your core and improve your balance.
Watch this space for more soon - there might just be an exciting new release coming to La Pochette within the next few weeks…
6 La Pochette’s Water Bottle - White
Incredibly lightweight, this easy to fill and one-twist-open water bottle is your perfect portable companion for refreshment on the go. Cabin-approved for flights and designed with a wide mouth for ice filling and breezy cleaning, this chic bottle is 100% BPA free, phthalates free and toxins free - plus being made of food grade stainless steel makes it ultra-easy to clean too.
£19, shop the La Pochette Water Bottle
7 La Pochette’s Shoe Carry - Midnight/Neon Pink
Whether you’re heading for a hike or a gym session, our lightweight, washable, water-resistant shoe carry is both antimicrobial and deodorising. With a lightly padded exterior, it features an interior zipped pocket ideal to slip in a pair of flip flops. It also features a collapsible divider to separate pairs of shoes but can be folded flat to allow more internal space or for storing away. Compact and chic, it’s also ideal to put your shoes in your suitcase to ensure the rest of your items are separate, clean, and smelling fresh.
£45, shop the Shoe Carry Midnight/Neon Pink
8 KEF’s Mu7 Wireless Headphones
Great for listening to a workout playlist, a meditation podcast or following along with an online workout, a high quality pair of headphones go a long way. These Mu7 Noise Cancelling Over-ear Wireless Headphones deliver pristine, accurate, high- resolution sound on the go. Designed in collaboration with visionary designer Ross Lovegrove, get ready to invest in exceptional sound, everywhere you go.
£350, shop Wireless Headphones
9 La Pochette’s Sweat Bag - Shadow Walnut
What do you do with all your smelly workout kit? You can pack it away in a Sweat Bag of course. Being anti-microbial and deodorising makes it the ideal bag to pack your worn kit away in - so that the rest of your suitcase can stay fresh as a daisy. Don’t sweat it - this water-resistant bag can store your workout wear safe and sound, ready for the nearest washing machine upon your return.
£35, shop Sweat Bag Shadow/Walnut