As you know recently I have rejoined the gym so I thought today would be a good opportunity to show you what is in my gym bag!
1. The Bag
Bought cheaply from Sports Direct, this bag from Lonsdale (London) is ideal and fits everything I need in perfectly with plenty of room to spare. In a traditional holdall style, there is one main zipped compartment and a smaller zipped pocket on the outside of the bag at one of the ends. It has handles as well as a longer strapped handle to wear the bag over my shoulder.
If I am planning to shower at the gym afterwards, I’ll carry two towels with me but mostly I just have this small hand towel that follows me around as I work out, absorbing my sweat -lush!
Essential for all gym bags, deodorant! I love this one from Nivea which I also have in travel size for my handbag (here).
At my gym if you want to use a locker, you need to provide your own padlock. I bought this one from Tesco but you can buy these pretty much anywhere.
5. Boots Juicy Mango Body Spray
So much easier to carry around instead of a glass bottle of fragrance, this is great for a pre and post work out spritz. I would prefer something fresher than mango but it’s much better than the vanilla option -can you guys recommend another product of this type?
6. Face Wipes
I abandoned using face wipes early last year following a better education and appreciation for skin care. However, if I am heading straight to the gym after work, these are great for removing makeup before I do a full facial cleanse later in the evening at home. Also, after a particularly sweaty work out, they are great for a quick bit of freshness if I am not showering there.
FYI, I don’t wear makeup while I work out, even if I am just doing a yoga class where I don’t get particularly sweaty; I just don’t like having to worry about mascara running or my foundation getting patchy. I respect some for needing a bit of makeup for confidence but I fortunately have no worries about not looking particularly attractive. Same when I play hockey -both at training & in matches.
7. Shower Gel
I don’t often stay behind to shower at the gym but I always have this with me in case I decide to. This is one from The Body Shop
9. Body butter
Again from The Body Shop, I have this with me because I don’t know about you, but once I’ve cooled down after a hard session, my skin gets horribly tight and stingy; it screams for moisturiser! This simply does the job as a temporary measure.
10. Hair clip
Does this need an explanation. Really?
What are your gym bag essentials?
Until next time xFollow