The gym is my sanity. If I didn’t go to the gym I would probably be a total crazy person. Fitting the gym in some days can be a challenge so I have to have my gym bag stocked and ready to go at all times. I’ve compiled a list of my necessities to keep in my bag so if I want to stop at the gym on the way home from work I can.
1 // adidas Weekender Duffel Bag
I love this bag because first its super cute. Second, its very functional. I love how big it is so I can keep my spin shoes, hair stuff, supplements etc. There’s room for it all!
2 // PreWorkout from WM Nutrition
There are so many things about this PreWorkout that I love. It doesn’t make you jittery & can be taken in pixie stick form. I absolutely hate downing a bunch of water before a workout because it makes me feel sick. I’ve tried plenty of other pre workouts that also make you feel like your skin is crawling & this one does not do that at all. 2 things to note about this PreWorkout. 1 – it will melt & turn into goo if you leave it in your car. 2 – I prefer the regular PreWorkout the All-Natural is EXTREMELY SOUR.
3 // BCAA’s from Scivation
If you don’t know what BCAA’s are, they’re amino acids that help your muscles to recover quicker. It also has electrolytes to help replenish after getting your sweat on. These are by far my favorite that I’ve found so far (brand & flavor).
4 // Burt’s Bees Chapstick
This is the one thing in my bag that I cannot live without. If I don’t have moisturized lips I can’t function or focus on my workout because I become consumed with how dry my lips are. I have always been a believer in Burt’s Bees the texture is tacky which I love & it lasts thru a whole training session.
5 // Make-Up Wipes
I have this exact box which includes full sizes for at home & little travel sizes that are perfect for the gym! The last thing I enjoy doing is working out in a full face of make-up. You can also use them to freshen up post workout if you need to run to the grocery store or know you’re going to be delayed in washing the proof of your hard work off.
6 // Headphones
Pretty much a given in any gym bag is headphones. I like my beats, but they are actually an older model so this is the current version that’s out. I’ve had them for year & they have an amazing sound quality. I will say that I love to steal my moms AirPods whenever I get the change though.
7 // Wet Brush
Still obsessed with the Wet Brush. I have to talk myself out of buying a new one every time I see them in Target. They don’t hurt your head & work like a dream.
8 // Batiste Travel Size Dry Shampoo
Always have to have dry shampoo on hand to keep your hair lasting!
9 // Hair Ties
This one is pretty obvious if you have long hair.
10 // Cycling Shoes
I love these spin shoes I got from Pearl iZUMi. If you’re from Utah and you can make it into their outlet store they always have deals going on.
11 // Nike No-Show Socks
After one bad incident of forgetting socks at a post work gym session, I make sure I have an extra pair of these no-show socks.
12 // Redken Travel Size Hairspray
My favorite hairspray again is a given because nothing bothers my more than pieces of hair in my face as I struggle for oxygen.