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What to Pack in Your Gym Bag

10 Extras No Gym Bag Should Go Without

Basic gym essentials are a no brainer: sneakers, sports bra, workout clothes, and a water bottle. Once you bag the basics, don't forget to make room for these other gym-bag essentials.

  1. Band-aids: These are great to have on hand for relief from blisters.
  2. Pair of undies: It's always smart to keep an extra pair in your bag, just in case.
  3. Hair ties: It's tough to focus on getting a good workout if your hair keeps falling in your eyes or sticking to your sweaty face.
  4. Ice packs: Icing an injury right away can make a huge difference on the road to recovery.
  5. Extra socks: For all those times when you only pack one sock or forget them entirely, you could exercise without them, but it's a blister waiting to happen.
  6. Snacks: After an intense workout, make sure you refuel with carbs and protein. Here are a few ideas for snacks to store in your gym bag.
  7. Face soap: If you don't have time to shower after your workout, washing your face can make you feel a lot fresher and help prevent acne.
  8. Deodorant: You don't want to be the smelly person at the gym, so keep some in your bag for before and after your workout.
  9. Flip-flops: If you take a shower at the gym and want to avoid athlete's foot, a pair of flip-flops is a must.
  10. Workout sheets: For some fitness inspiration, print these out to keep in your bag:

Source: Lululemon

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jlsander07 jlsander07 5 years
haha, love these suggestions - they're so true!\u00a0
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