It’s that time of the year where people are health conscious and trying to get in tip-top shape. I’ve been hitting the gym since the start of the New Year and have more drive than ever to change my body for the better! I just feel so much better in general when I’m active and in shape. Plus I like the challenge that comes with working out, as well. Here are my workout bag essentials!
The Bag: I use the Avia Sport Tote With Slip Pocket For Yoga Mat or Towel cause it gets the job done and is only $10 free shipping. Hard to beat that! It’s smaller, but still holds all of the below with ease and has a spot for a yoga mat, which I like.
Water Bottle: Probably the most important things in your bag is your water bottle! I couldn’t find the exact one that I use online, but I like the ones with a straw. Makes it easy to quickly grab a drink while you’re working out.
Extra Thick Yoga Mat: I like my yoga mats extra cushy. I’ve found that TJ Max, Marshalls, Ross, etc have good prices on a variety of yoga mats.
Tarte Gym Bag Grabs Athleisure Essentials: This includes a full size lifted sweatproof mascara in black brown, travel-size brighter days highlighting moisturizer, deluxe quench lip rescue in nude, and some fresh eyes maracuja waterproof eye makeup remover wipes. I often wash my face after a workout, so this set comes in handy for that.
Tarte No Shower Happy Hour Athleisure Essentials: This includes a travel size clean queen vegan deodorant, travel size hair goals dry shampoo, travel size tarteguard 20 tinted moisturizer in medium , deluxe tarteist glossy lip paint in goals (rosy nude), and a deluxe Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in insightful (peachy pink). The deoderant and dry shampoo are a lifesaver and the makeup is great if you have to run errands or something after you hit the gym.
Headbands: These are great for whisking away sweat and keeping your hair out of your face. My mom and I just tried out these from Amazon and like them quite a bit!
Small Towel: For when you’re very sweaty and need a little extra something-something.
Hair Ties: I mean, duh.
Small Combination Lock: You need a small lock if you’re using the lockers at your gym! Keep your stuff safe while you’re getting your sweat on.
Gym Shoes: I use my old running shows ats my gym shows. They are a pair of Saucony that I was using last summer but decided I wanted something different for a running shoe and transitioned it to my gym shoe. I will probably be replacing them soon, though.
Barbell Pad: Yes, I bring my own barbell pad, because the ones at my gym are way too thin for hip thrusts, especially, and squats. I got this one for ~$12 off Amazon and it’s been a lifesaver. Highly recommend it if you’re building a booty and doing hip thrusts.
Fitbit Blaze: Okay, this isn’t really IN my bag, but still essential for my workouts. I love the Blaze so much. It looks like an awesome digital watch but is super useful when you’re working out for steps, heart rate, calories, and timing yourself. It even has workouts ON the watch that you can follow along to. I highly recommend it!
One thing I know I’m missing is a pair of good bluetooth headphones. I would LOVE some recommendations on headphones or anything else you have in your gym bag that I don’t have listed. Comment and let me know!