What are your Gym bag essentials? What do you usually have in your gym bag when going to workout? of if you do not carry a gym bag, what do you hold onto while going to the gym? I know there are a variety of things we all take with us to help make our workouts more enjoyable both before and after. I carry as few things as possible although sometimes I wish I was more fashionable and maybe have more things to carry along with me. Here is a list of a few things I take when going to the gym.
These I usually carry with me if I have not already put them on, I mean what’s a gym session if you have to workout in jeans or something uncomfortable. For me, gym clothes consist of my sneakers, socks, a top and pants or shorts. I go as simple as possible.
This really depends, if I am going back home immediately which is often the case, then I won’t take my towel, but if I was going to work or out from there then I would usually have a quick shower before heading out of the gym
Right now I’m loving my beats headphones because they totally block out everyone else lolll. Not to be a snob but when I am in the gym, I try not to make much conversation with anyone and do not like being bothered as well. The headphones also bring out the beats of whatever song I have playing so well, it increases my pump for each workout.
just cause I can’t seem to live without my phone. We live in a technology-driven time so can’t blame me! Sometimes I also use it to look up workouts if I want to switch up with what I am working on.
I can’t workout without water. Just the thought of not having water with me drives me nuts. It’s also very important to always stay hydrated anyway. The gym usually has a water fountain but I prefer to take mine, some fountains have a weird taste. Plus having mine means I can drink it whenever I want and not have to walk to the fountain or wait for someone to be done drinking.
Music keeps me so pumped up while working out and gives me the motivation to go through my workouts. I love upbeat sounds depending on what my workout is for the day.
Notepad and pen:
this is usually to keep track of my workouts, the number of reps, weights and anything I do for next time. it helps me so I know where to improve on or what I did in past sessions
This depends, I am currently training for a marathon so if I am doing a long run then I have a snack to eat mid workout
Other nice things to have
Disinfectant wipes: I do not usually take these since my gym has them plus most times I am alone in the gym but the wipes are great to clean equipment before and after you use a machine.
Shower shoes: If you are taking a shower before leaving the gym, it’s great to have shower shoes so you do not need to walk bare-footed around the gym. I hate the thought of walking around without shoes especially when there is water on the floor.
Bath soap and face wash: Again, this is for those heading out after the gym and need to clean up. I do not usually like the soap in the gym, plus I think it’s safer to use what your body is familiar with and not use something you do not even know.
Deodorant: To help with your clean up process!