10 Workout Essentials That You Need in Your Gym Bag


Staying in shape is important, and nothing is worse than going to the gym and realizing you did not bring something with you. Here, we have compiled a list of 10 items you should always have in your bag that will make your workout much more enjoyable!


Yes, they often have music playing inside the gym, but nothing makes your workout better than a carefully crafted playlist, and nothing is worse than leaving your headphones at home. So pack a pair in your bag, and you’ll never have to go through such pain again.

Reusable Water Bottle

Water is vital to our bodies, especially when exercising, because you do not want to be dehydrated, and yes, those little bottles are handy. However, a small bottle is not enough, and refilling a plastic bottle can lead to the chemicals getting into your water. So invest in a cute reusable water bottle and just refill it at your gym.


We can guarantee that nobody likes sweaty gym equipment. It is not hygienic and not very considerate of other people, so pack yourself a towel, and always lay it on the equipment before using. You should not leave a puddle of sweat for others.

Shower Essentials

Pack yourself a waterproof makeup bag full of travel-size bottles of shower gel, shampoo, and conditioner. This way, you will always be ready when deciding that you want to hop into the shower in the gym, as a steamy one will help you relax those tense muscles after the workout.

Dry Shampoo

However, if you are in a rush, or simply prefer your own shower at home, pack yourself a bottle of dry shampoo. It is perfect for that quick touch-up! This way, you will quickly soak up all the sweat and add that freshness back.

Stylish and Protective Phone Case

As we have established, working out is no fun without the right music. And if you like to multitask, you probably watch TV shows while you run, but one wrong move and your phone can come tumbling down. You better gear up and keep it in a protective phone case. Also, a stylish one will up your selfie game in those big mirrors they have at the gym!

Workout Clothes

Sounds like something obvious, but believe us, people leave them at home, and their gym trip is absolutely ruined. So, get yourself a few gym outfits, and change the used ones into fresh ones as soon as you get back home. This way, you will not leave your clothes waiting for you at the drier.

Protein Snacks

Your body needs fuel. It needs food, especially after an intense workout. If your commute back home takes quite a bit, pack yourself snacks heavy on protein, as they will help your muscles to fuel up!

Hair Ties and a Hairbrush

Hair stuck to your face, neck? Not today! Keep a few hair ties in your bag, and you will not need to experience the dread of your hairs flying everywhere and sticking to everything. Also, a hairbrush is a must because those intense workouts will mess your hair up, even if they are in a ponytail.

Hand sanitizer/wipes

A lot of people go through the gym inventory. So you should wipe up the surfaces you touch with some hand sanitizer or a wipe before and after use, be responsible and cautious! As we still live in a global pandemic, it is better to be safe than sorry.

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10 Workout Essentials That You Need in Your Gym Bag
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