You could say that my gym bag is my BFFF (best fit friend forever). Wherever I go, he goes. We’ve been hanging around for 3 years now and we’re still very much in love. He offers me enough space for my very useful (and less useful) items and I make sure to take him out at least 3 times a week.
I have about 10 items I always take with me each and every work-out. I thought it would be cool to share them in a blogpost. So hereby I present to you: My ultimate gym bag essentials!
1. Work-out outfit
No shit, sherlock. Obviously I take my prettiest work-out outfit with me every time I go to the gym. Currently my favourite outfit consists of these Epic tights by Jogha, a basic black tank and these pink sneakers. This is my favourite outfit during strength training. It’s comfy, simple and it looks good. I like!
I still don’t know how I managed to train without fitness gloves for all those years. I recently purchased these Nike gloves and I can’t live without them. The girls who do crossfit or strengh training probably know this already: Your hands look awful after a week of training. These gloves help me to protect them but they also have a very good grip.
I always drink a lot of water when I’m in the gym. This gigantic Fitgirlcode bottle is perfect during your work-outs because you can fill it up with 1L of water. Awesome!
After my usual hour of strength training, I do about 15 minutes of cardio. Sometimes I think cardio isn’t that bad, but I often dread my cardio routine. Either way, they always get better with awesome music. I recently got myself these earplugs and I just can’t live without ’em. It’s nice to invest in earplugs that last a bit longer than just 30 days… If I don’t bring my earplugs with me to the gym there’s NO way I’m doing my cardio. But that obviously doesn’t happen more than once a week…
Last summer I did the Kayla Itsines work-outs. The resistance training sometimes required a jumping rope so I got myself this bad boy. It’s a very nice way to warm-up before a work-out so I still use them every now and then.
I hate it when my stomach is growling during my work-out. That’s why I always bring a snack with me to the gym. Before my routine I always eat a banana or banana bread. It’s the perfect snack and it keeps me going while I’m doing my work-out!
I always take my phone with me when I go to the gym. It contains my monthly work-out routines and I often use the timer function to practice my plank. During my cardio routine I use it to listen to some awesome work-out songs. My current favourite: Riton – Rinse & Repeat FT Kah-Lo. It’s AWESOME.
I always take a quick shower at the gym after my work-out. When I do this at home it will take me about 30 minutes longer because my shower at home is awesome. That’s why I always take my favourite shower cream with me. Currently this minty eucalyptus scent is my favourite.
After my shower I always use some deodorant. I want to stay fresh all day long and that’s why I choose for the basic Dove. It’s my all time favourite and never fails me.
I use this bag for my just in case items. This is where I keep my bandaids, razor, paracetamol, tampons and so on. It’s always handy to take these items with you wherever you go.
These are my 10 essentials which you’ll always find in my gym bag. Which item can’t be missed out when you go to the gym?