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Whether you are working out at a gym, going to a yoga studio, CrossFit box, or a little fitness center through your apartment (coughMEcough), there are a few items you should always have on you. Ladies, I’m mostly speaking in your direction for this one.
Every morning when I get ready to walk to the fitness center, I make sure my bag has all of the necessities, throw it over my shoulder, grab my keys and I’m out the door. While I keep my bag packed how I like it, I always give a quick double check just in case something was used up or taken out the other day. So what are these must have items?
We want to stay hydrated during our workouts, so having water is key. My fitness center has a water cooler with the tiniest little cups ever, so I always have my water bottle so I can refill as necessary and keep myself hydrated.
Honestly, when it’s just me in the fitness center, I don’t always worry about using my ear buds if I’m working out to a video, but if I’m running on the treadmill, I pop those little babies into my ears and pound out the miles as I get lost in the music. Earbuds are a must for this to happen.
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I know some gyms provide towels, my little fitness center does not, nor does my yoga studio, so I make sure there is always one in my gym bag so I don’t forget. If I plan to make an attempt at crow mid-hot yoga class, I need to dry off my arms so my legs don’t go slipping and my face make a dive right into the floor. True story.
Extra Hair Ties & Headband
When you have super long hair (or even just shoulder length hair), this is an absolute must! I have never understood how anyone can work out with their hair down, I get hot way too fast! When I am working out, you will always find me with my hair in a ponytail or pineapple bun on the top of my head with a headband around my head to help soak up some of the sweat and keep it out of my eyes.
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Now go check your gym bag and tell me…
Do you have all of the proper supplies in your bag?
Do you have any other “must-have” items for you gym bag?
Hair ties are a must! I’ve broken a few while at the gym. OW! Yeah, I had to leave. lol
Oh my gosh, I hate when I break hair ties; they definitely hurt!
Panty liners. Honestly, they are one of the few things that keep me feeling fresh when I’m all sweaty
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Girl, I hear ya!
Hair ties for the win! I usually go to classes but if I am working out solo my headphones are mandatory.
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ALL about the hair ties!
Yes! I always have back up hair ties! I think a change of clothes and face/makeup wipes are necessary too!
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The face wipes is a great idea! I’m terrible about remembering those, but they’re a definite must, especially if I’m heading to hot yoga after work!
I ALWAYS think “man… I wish I had a towel right now…” when I’m working out haha. Great round up, girl!
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hahaha You learn VERY quickly if you attend a hot yoga class that having towels is a MUST!
I keep legit 4 extra hair ties in mine! I also think face wipes are a good thing to have to freshen up!
I need to be better about having EXTRA extra hair ties…I usually have one but if I need it, then I’m not great about replacing it!
I always keep backup in almost every bag I own, you never know! Although, I won’t say I have missed it since being pregnant! ?
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lol Girl, I know pregnancy comes with it’s own “fun” moments, but man, the lack of period would be A-MAZING!
I need some blue tooth ear buds. Have a cord attached to my phone can be a pain and get in the way. What kind do you use?
I just use the apple ear buds that came with my phone but I could definitely use a pair of blue tooth ear buds!
Yes! Those are the ones I use too. I always keep some in my gym bag just in case. 🙂
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It’s a MUST!
A sweat towel is one of my essentials, too!
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Glad I’m not the only one! 😉
I definitely can’t spend a minute on the treadmill without my headphones! I get so bored without something to listen to.
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I hear ya on that! What’s your favorite thing to listen to? Style of music? Podcast?
I never remember the towel – good tips!
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Throw it in your gym bag now! 🙂