I cannot possibly be the only one that brings half their house to the gym each time I go. However, I am the same person that packs like 3 bags for a weekend getaway, so who knows – maybe I am! I am just afraid of forgetting something, so I tend to bring…well, everything.
Here’s a peek at what’s in my gym bag!
Apera Anti-Microbial Yoga Tote: Definitely an investment, but this bag is GREAT. It’s a lot bigger than it looks at first glance – but still fits into a gym locker. It fits all of my stuff with room to spare (save for my towel, so I just loop it through the handles). It has tons of inner and outer pockets, comes with a waterproof bag so you can toss in a swimsuit (or just some sweaty clothes), and has a great padded strap. This particular model also has room to place a yoga mat at the top of the bag, a waterproof bottom, and best of all – it’s made of antimicrobial material. No worries about little nasties growing in your gym bag!
Gym clothes: At minimum, I always have a sports bra and a pair of socks in my bag. Those seem to be my most-forgotten items!
Flip-flops: As clean as my gym is, I definitely don’t want to walk around barefoot. I picked up a pair at Old Navy for about $3!
Hair products: My hair is super picky, ya’ll. One wrong product and I have frizz like whoa. I have a little kit specifically made for curly hair from the Curls line (I found it at Target, where else!) and again it’s the perfect size for travel. For a while, I had refillable bottles that I would fill with what I use at home (DevaCurl) but I always forgot to fill them – so here’s hoping this is a good solution!
Dermalogica Facial Care Kit: I got this free with purchase at Sephora (or maybe Ulta, hmmm). It’s a basic kit comprised of face wash, toner, and moisturizer in travel-friendly sizes. I use Murad at home and refuse to cart my full-size bottles back and forth so this is a great alternative. I have used Dermalogica before and was happy with it so this little sample kit was perfect!
Hair ties/headband: There is nothing worse than working out with hair in your face. I always have a few extra hair ties in my bag, along with a headband, just in case tragedy strikes and I am without. Side note – I have a few in my purse, too. See a pattern?
Extra headphones: Again…worst thing ever to forget. I have an extra pair in my bag just in case.
Gym shoes: I’ve totally gone to the gym and forgotten my shoes before. A pair of shoes permanently lives in my gym bag for this reason!
Towel: While my gym provides towels, I am still a fluffy girl and they just don’t fit around me! I bring a nice beach towel that has room to spare for when I shower at the gym. No one needs to see the goods, haha!
Razor: Again, I can’t be the only one that forgets to shave their legs when they’ve brought a short skirt to wear to work! I have a little Venus Embrace Snap razor for my gym bag. It’s smaller than the average razor but snaps into a cute carrying case, so you don’t need to worry about accidentally shaving your fingertips off reaching into your bag for shampoo. Not that I’ve done that or anything.
Yes, all of this fits in my gym bag – like I said, with room to spare! Crazy, huh?
Share with me: what’s in YOUR gym bag? What are your must haves?