You already planned your trip to the gym; you go in and… you forgot something. Or you didn’t think about something you just might need, which results in putting you in a bad mood before you’ve even got started on your workout.
We would like to help you in this situation by providing a list of the 10 items you should always have in your gym bag.
You indeed can not imagine running on that treadmill or walking that StairMaster without listening to music, podcasts, and more. So, we suggest having a pair of headphones just for use at the gym – let them always stay in your gym bag!
When jumping into a shower doesn’t seem appealing after your workout, and you’d rather do this at home, the perfect option is to have a bottle of dry shampoo in your bag. It will absorb all the sweat and will make your trip home a bit more comfortable.
These are perfect for taking off your makeup, wiping off sweat, or for simply refreshing yourself. Therefore, keep a pack of cleansing wipes in your gym bag, and don’t worry if your waterproof mascara still manages to smudge.
Always check if they are in your bag. Even better, have a couple of cute sets that stay in your gym bag. This way, you will be able to change the used clothes into fresh ones as soon as you get home – no more damp clothes and no more clothes left in the dryer.
Reusable Water Bottle
Staying hydrated while working out is something you should always do. And it is easy to forget to buy a bottle of water on the way to the gym, so get yourself a reusable water bottle and fill it up at home or at your gym. Stay hydrated and save the environment all at once.
Nothing about using a bench drenched in someone else sweat is pleasurable, and a towel can both save you from this issue and prevent you from leaving a sweaty surface yourself. So never forget that towel.
Hair Ties And Hairbrush
Always keep a bunch of hair ties and a hairbrush in your bag. Nothing is worse than trying to beat your personal record while running with your hair sticking to everything. By packing more than one hair tie, you will never need to endure this.
Protein Bars, Shakes, Snacks!
You need fuel after a workout, and it may take a bit of time until you get home. Your muscles need to be restored right here and now, so keep a couple of protein bars or pre-made shakes in your bag, and have those snacks waiting for you, and not the other way around.
Keep a small, waterproof bag packed with all your shower necessities in your gym bag for those days when you decide to hop into the shower. We recommend a waterproof bag, as you surely do not want to soak all your other items in spilled shampoo.
People touch everything in the gym, so if you do not plan to handle everything with protective vinyl gloves, we recommend packing that hand sanitizer and use it. Keep yourself and others safe!