8 Essentials for Your Gym Bag

When packing your gym bag, you want to make sure you have what you need for your workout, as well as what you need post-workout.  Having your bag prepped ahead of time with these items will make it easier to head to the gym or a class, and means you won’t forget anything!

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Start with the Bag

Sarah-Jean Ballard from The Fashionable Housewife says her favorite gym bag is Nomi Network’s Printed Double Zip Savorn Bag.  She loves that the company supports the great cause of helping victims of sex trafficking.  This bag also has many different compartments which are important so you can store your sweaty workout clothes separately from the rest of your items.

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Hair Ties

It can be frustrating when you go to put your hair up before a workout, only to realize you don’t have a hair tie.  Prevent this by keeping a pack of hair ties in your gym bag.  If you like to wear a hairband when exercising, make sure you have a stash of these as well.

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Dry Shampoo

A quick spray of dry shampoo helps to refresh your hair, so you can go back to work or head out after your workout.  Sarah-Jean likes Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo, which contains tapioca to naturally absorb excess oil and leaves your hair with a light grapefruit and mint scent.

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Blister Bandages

We all know how annoying blisters can be when you’re trying to focus on your workout.  By keeping blister bandages in your bag, you’ll have a cushioned bandage to protect any blisters.

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Athletic Socks

You’ve probably got your shoes in your bag, but do you have extra pairs of socks?  If you’re coming from work, chances are you aren’t wearing socks that work with your sneakers.  Be sure to pack a few extra pairs so you don’t have to go without.

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Deodorant

This is one thing you don’t want to be caught without, so make sure you buy an extra of your favorite kind to throw in your gym bag.  Sarah-Jean uses EO Organic Deodorant, a spray-on deodorant which deodorizes with essential oils.

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Facial Wipes

Facial wipes are great for freshening up after the gym, and you don’t need to worry about any liquid spilling in your bag.  Sarah-Jean likes  Burt Bee’s Facial Cleansing Cloths, which are gentle enough for sensitive skin.

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CC Cream

A CC Cream contains sunscreen, skin care ingredients, moisturizer, and light color.  Because it’s one product, it’s a great option for the gym if you need a little something but don’t want to apply a full face of make-up.

 

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