Going to the Gym with Jewelry On - Is It OK?


Ok, so you're a gymshark and a jewelry lover? So, what now? Although, many women would never be caught dead proudly displaying their jewelry while feeling the burn & sweating it out on the elliptical, others prefer to feel fab with add a touch of glam. They don't see the harm in adding dimension to their cute workout gear with a few strategically placed accessories.

So, what’s the right answer? Is it ok to wear jewelry at the workout studio or is it a fashion oops? Well, the answer's complicated...


Avoid Pricey Rings

Imagine, you are in the middle of a ten minute arm workout & feeling the burn, only to have your ring painfully dig into your finger. This is more than just a fashion oops. When engaged in your routine ten minute arm workout, remember that standard exercise equipment like weights, pull-up bars and handles can cause your ring to become scratched. Imagine, you've finished your spinning class or rowing session to discover you’ve scuffed your new ring that you’ve only owned for a few months. It is not wise to wear an expensive band at the gym, let alone a brand new ring because the equipment will degrade its metal quality quickly.


Avoid Loss

It’s sad but true – every year women lose millions of dollars worth of jewelry at the gym. This usually happens when they are in the locker room, or using the steam room/hot tub. We don’t know about you, but there is nothing worse than sweating on a treadmill for 30 minutes only to get dressed and realize that you left your diamond earrings by the sink. We hate to say it, but the best defense for loss is leaving your jewelry at home or at least locking it up in a secure gym locker before your workout.


Studs Are a Yes!

There is much debate around whether or not it's really ok to workout in stud earrings. The honest answer is, "Yes, of course!"

Stud earrings are the only kind of earrings that belong in a gym, since dangly earrings are dangerous and can quickly get entangled in machinery. When it comes a safe size, anything between 8 mm to 12 mm is lightweight and comfortable to wear while you workout.


Watch Out for Loose Stones

High-intensity workouts like zumba are a great way to speed up your heart rate, but they can also harm your jewelry. You may accidentally bang rings or bracelets against heavy-duty equipment or the gym floor while moving through your routine. A heavy hit to jewelry can knock your precious gemstone out of its settings, so keep a close watch on your jewelry pieces if you plan on wearing them to the gym.


Pay Attention to Chain Lengths

A choker-style necklaces is perfect for a workout, since it won't get stuck on barbels or other equipment. Make sure the fit is secure and not too tight or else you'll be distracted during your workout. If you want to wear a longer necklace to the gym, opt for a delicate style that doesn't go far below your collarbone.

Conversely, wearing a pendant on a long chain can turn into a nightmare when you go for a sprint on the treadmill or when jumping rope. The quicker you run, the harder the pendant will bounce up and down on your chest or even worse, strike you in the face. The same goes for long hair, place it in a updo to avoid getting it tugged by equipment.


Clean It

When you work out at the gym you sweat. It is normal for people to use a towel to remove some of their sweat when they are done working out. However, you need to realize that your jewelry could also get affected by your workout activities. The salt from your sweat inside your body can seep into your ring and make it look old and gross. You can prevent this by cleaning your sweaty jewelry right after you finish exercising.


In Conclusion

Let’s face it girls, we all want to look stylish while doing our exercise. But how fashionable is it to workout with your jewelry on? Is it actually good for your health to wear a chunky bracelet while doing arm circles?

Most women assume that it’s safe to wear jewelry while working out, but it’s not. In fact, there are many risks associated with it and you should really think twice before wearing it into the gym.