8 Essentials You Need In Your Gym Bag
We understand traffic is a chore, so we recommend that you have your gym bag handy. Here are the essentials you need in your gym bag. Don’t you dare leaving the house without ticking all the boxes.
Quality Workout Outfits
Without good training clothes, your workout is probably going to be less than satisfactory. Pack the appropriate outfits, something breathable and well fitted. This also includes workout shoes, either cross-trainers or running shoes. Remember for the gym, it is fit over fashion. You want to be comfortable.
Nutrition Bar & Shaker Bottle
Keep your energy up with your nutritional requirements, prep your bag with some snacks that can be easily munched on-the-go. Do not forget your shaker bottle, to get your fluids going.
Sweating is normal, so make sure your towel is handy. Add baby wipes and deodorants to your bag, this would prevent you from being stinky during your regimen. If you would have to shower at the gym, get your body wash and an extra pair of clothes for your exit out of the gym.
Nothing would keep your spirits high like your own playlist, so do not forget your headphones and your iPod as you get set to take on the gym.
Timer Or Monitor
Finally, if you want to keep real-time tabs on your progress every step of the way, keep a quality heart rate monitor in your gym bag. You can use this during cardio and lifting sessions to monitor your heartbeat and stay in the desired zone. Some heart rate monitors will even give estimations of total calories burned, so if fat loss is a primary goal, give them a look.
Voila! You are gym ready and the world isn’t a messy place with fit-fam wannabes.