When we are rushing our time when going to the gym, we often find ourselves squeezing in our gym essentials on our gym bag.
This may cause our items being compressed, our bag looking unpleasant and us forgetting some of our essentials.
The point is when we learn to give a little time to perfectly pack our gym bag, we can avoid potential problems and we can look forward to having a great time in the gym.HERE’S HOW TO PACK YOUR PERFECT GYM BAG
- Water. Keep yourself hydrated while working out.
- Clean towel. Don’t forget to take this out of your bag at the end of the day!
- Protein Bar. Working out with an empty stomach is totally not advisable.
- Plastic bags/ Plastic organizer to avoid bacteria and germs in your used clothes spreading into your gym bag.
- Work out or Extra clothes to change after. Workout clothes must be made of a fabric that is breathable and well-fitted. Go for quality and usefulness over fashion. For colder months, pack a jacket and track pants.
WHAT TO PACK ALWAYS
- Headphones/Earphones. Music makes us motivated to work out more. Avoid the dread of a silent workout by bringing headphones.
- Deodorant. You don’t want to be smelling stinky while and after working out!
- Extra socks and underwear. Keep yourself hygienic by bringing some.
- Shower bag. This includes your shampoos, soap, face wash, shower gel, and other hygiene items. You probably want to go out of the gym looking fresh.
- Extra shoes. You don’t want to wear those sweaty, stinky gym shoes all day. Also, make sure your gym shoes are good shoes. Wearing bad shoes probably would not work especially on footwork like a treadmill.
- Lock for a locker. Keep away your stuff from thieves.
- First aid. Small injuries can easily occur at the gym. Blisters, small cuts, and other abrasions can crop up from using equipment and doing push-ups. It is important to carry band-aids and small bandages in your gym bag!
WHAT YOU CAN ALSO BRING
- Makeup kit. Beautify yourself after work out.
- Skin Care. Keeping your skin healthy is a must!
- Hair ties and headbands. Nothing is as bad as getting to the gym and realizing you don’t have anything to hold your hair back with. Keep a million hair ties in your bag at all times.
- Skin/Wet wipes. If you have no time to take a bath, wet wipes can save you from smelling and looking bad.
- Sanitizer. Using a sharing equipment can give you so many germs. Rub sanitizer in your hands afterward.
- Lifting gloves/belt. If you’re a serious lifter, these might be key to your workouts.
“Confidence comes from being prepared.” –John Wooden
Your gym bag can be a disaster if you’re not able to pack the right stuff.