If you’re like us, packing for the gym is typically not at the forefront of your brain when preparing for work in the morning or going about your busy day. It’s not until we hit the locker room that we realize we forgot everything needed to survive an intense workout (and help us look decent after the fact). Although we have every intention of being prepared with a stocked gym bag at all times, it never seems to fit into our jam-packed schedules. We are right there with you and want to help you keep your duffle stocked with all the essentials needed to get you through every stage of your workout!
If you’re rushing to the gym after work or in the midst of an errand-filled day, keep a clean set of gym clothes in your bag at all times: bottoms, top, sports bra, socks and shoes. It’s also wise to keep hair accessories like ties and headbands packed in case you need to whip up a workout-friendly hairstyle in a jiffy! Pack a can of hairspray to keep hair in place during your fitness frenzy (we recommend L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray).
Keep your bag stocked with items to help you while you feel the burn. A towel, water bottle and music player are essential for getting through a tough workout. Optional items include a heart-rate monitor and bandages (in case you get overzealous on that treadmill or develop blisters).