With a little ease in restrictions, gyms are officially opening. With proper precautions, probably most of you are ready to hit the treadmill. But is your gym bag ready?
Here is the complete list of gym essentials that you would need in your day-to-day sessions. From water bottles to sweatproof headphones, towels to shoes, we have included all necessary things here, so that you can jump easily in your sneakers.
1. Pair of gym shoes.
You probably don’t want to run in your flip-flops or sandals. So, it’s very important to have good gym shoes. Shoes enable you to maintain correct posture and make you comfortable. Therefore, having your gym shoes in your gym bag is the first check.
We have been through a deadly pandemic. And precautions are the first step to be followed anywhere. Therefore, it is very important for you to maintain your hygiene. Using a sanitizer before and after your workout will ensure your safety. It will also ensure that other viruses and infections remain away.
3. Body Wipes
Sometimes showering in a gym can be messy, especially if you have to go elsewhere after the gym. So, body wipes are an easy way to remove all the sweat and dirt after a workout. Some body wipes even come with hydrating moisturizers that will make your skin soft and fresh after an intense exercise.
4. Body deodorant
While you are training your body hard, sweating and body odor is obvious. A deodorant in your gym bag allows you to fresh your sweaty armpits and doesn’t let your fresh clothes smell awful.
Music can make a good workout turn into a great workout. You can have earplugs or over-the-ear headphones, as you like, for good quality music. A set of headsets is an absolute check.
6. Water bottle
Keeping yourselves hydrated, while losing weight in the gym, is extremely important. Some gyms don’t have a water outlet. Therefore, it is advised to carry your own water bottle. Keep a reusable water bottle in your bag- safe for the environment and you.
7. Grip Gloves
Grip gloves really come in handy when lifting weights or boxing. They keep your hands safe from friction and accidents. Grip gloves are a must-have in your gym bag.
Many of us go straight to the office or college after the gym. Therefore, it’s very important to keep our next set of clothes ready in our bag. Similarly, those who hit the gym after the day should carry their gym clothes in their bag. A proper gym outfit makes you more comfortable and confident.
9. Dry Shampoo
Many gyms don’t provide showering facilities. And some of us, find it very messy and time-consuming to use a common bathroom. But, there is a rescue. Dry shampoos make it easy to shampoo your hair and continue your day as normal. You can keep dry shampoo in your bag, and get rid of the sweat and dirt very easily.
10. Shower Essentials
If you are one who prefers taking shower after a hard workout, you should keep your shower kit ready. A shower kit includes soap, hair shampoo, conditioner, face wash, moisturizer, and two microfiber towels.
We all deserve a treat after an intense session. Putting some healthy treats in your gym bag can keep your stomach recharged. Snacks like muesli, nuts, fruits, yogurt, and granola bars can spare you some time till you get a proper meal.