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10 Must Have Items For Your Gym Bag

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10 Must Have Items For Your Gym Bag

Always be prepared for your workout with these 10 Must Have Items For Your Gym Bag

In my many years of working out I have blown through many gym bags. I have made many mistakes when it comes to my bag as well. For example: I have forgotten my sneakers, or even worse one sneakers. My skin has been super dry from lack of lotion and I have a suffered from being extra funky when I don’t have any deodorant. Just keeping it real here folks.
Today I am sharing with you my top 10 things that I need in my gym bag. You can have one or all of these things but for me, these things come in quite handy pretty often.
Always be prepared for your workout with these 10 Must Have Items For Your Gym Bag

1) Snacks: After a really intense workout you may find yourself starving when you leave the gym. Its really great to have a small snack like a apple or banana to save you from eating the entire kitchen when you get home.

Always be prepared for your workout with these 10 Must Have Items For Your Gym Bag

2) Money: This one is a given for any bag but you never know when you need some spare cash to buy a lock or a water.

Always be prepared for your workout with these 10 Must Have Items For Your Gym Bag

3) Towel. (Big and small): Self explanatory. Small towel for the gym floor and big towel for your post workout shower.

4) Sneakers: Seems like a no brainer right? I can’t even tell you guys how many times I have forgotten my sneakers at home. Since my workout varies from not needing sneakers (spinning & yoga) to running outside  to running on the treadmill, leaving your sneakers at home can happen quite easily.

5) Workout clothes: Always remember the three parts. Top, Sports Bra and Pants.

6) Necessary makeup: Ever left a sweat session looking like a zombie? *raises hand* Now I make sure I have a powder and at the very least eyeliner and a neutral lip gloss.

7) Perfume: This one is optional but I always make sure I have one of those sampler perfumes in my gym bag

8) Backup Headphones: There have been many times where I’ve forgotten to charge my bluetooth headphones and had to pull out my backups. Since music is mandatory for my workout, I need to make sure that I’m covered!

9) Womanly Products: Because you never know! Always be prepared!

10) Extra socks: This one may sound weird but I didn’t realize I needed extra socks until I was wearing footed tights to work one day and needed socks for my workout.

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Did I miss anything? How many of these items do you have in your gym bag?

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Allie February 3, 2016 - 5:42 am

For those of us who can drive to the gym, I have always kept extra sneakers, socks and a towel in my car because I have forgotten each of those too many times!!
I definitely have ALL these things in my gym bag (plus and extra sports bra b/c even I could not workout without one!) and some cleansing wipes for those days when my run goes a little long and I don’t have time to shower – oops!

Janine HulDie February 3, 2016 - 6:18 am

Great list and think you covered all the items needed in one’s gym bag quite perfectly here today 😉

Kimberly G February 3, 2016 - 7:51 am

never pack extra socks – thats a great idea! I also usually carry ShowerPill wipes, deodorant and lotion.

Terri February 3, 2016 - 10:00 am

I love this list, but in a way can’t relate to it as I’ve always been a dancer and done pole workouts. My gym bag has heels, ballet shoes, and leotards. Lotion will never be found in my gym bag as sliding off the pole is never a good look! Ha!

Ivanna February 3, 2016 - 2:56 pm

This is a great list! All very much needed in a gym bag

Leslie February 3, 2016 - 10:55 pm

You’re making me wonder if I should double check my gym bag for tomorrow morning! I still remember the times I would bring my bag to work for a lunchtime workout, and then not realize until after getting sweaty that I’d forgotten something crucial like fresh underwear. That was the worst.

Coco February 5, 2016 - 10:45 pm

How about a water bottle? Extra headphones are key! Now I keep a “giveaway” set from a conference in my gym bag just in case.


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