About Apera


Apera makes revolutionary gym bags that are healthy by design, have a place for everything and are built to last.


You are complex. Your day is multi-faceted. Your life is layered with countless stories and experiences that shape who you are and where you are going. We believe that every person that is willing to commit to a more healthy and active life, deserves a genuinely superior bag for their journeys.


Apera launched in June 2012 by industry veterans Andrew Youngs and Frank Steed, who together possess over 30 years of experience in the retail, bags and luggage business. With their deep industry expertise, Youngs and Steed saw a void in the gym bag market – despite the multitude of bags available, gym bags are unorganized, unhealthy and simply lousy.


We really do try to think of everything. Perfectly conceived features. Meticulous attention to organization. Lightweight by design. Every bag goes way beyond merely accommodating basic needs to elevating your gym and active lifestyle. And Apera is committed to eradicating the effects of bacterial pathogens, fungal mildew and noxious odors from your bag. We understand how sweaty your workout can be — attack each day with confidence. We want to be the first bag you reach for and the last bag you’ll ever need. We’ll also be the next bag you can’t wait to own.


Your feedback is important to us – we actually welcome it. Our goal is to continually improve all aspects of our business and we can’t do it without your help. So, keep providing your input as we strive to earn your business now and in the future. Engage with us on social media, write a product testimonial, or simply contact us and let us know what’s on your mind.


Apera donates our time, talents, and 3% of our after-tax profit to Special Olympics, directly supporting and inspiring their athletes.

Our staff and families coach and volunteer for Special Olympics throughout the year. We hope this involvement furthers our commitment to positively impact all athletes and furthers the acceptance and inclusion of people who inspires us!

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