Making sure you have all of those must have items in your bag before you hit the gym can fill you with a sense of dread, especially when you arrive at the gym and realise that you have forgotten something crucial! There are of course ways that you can avoid making this hiccup to ensure that the only thing you need to worry about when you hit the gym is having a good workout.
You can of course go overboard with items that you pack in your bag, however this doesn’t have to be the case, the most important thing is that you pack the items that suit you and your workout.
There are a few staples which should be in every bag, we have detailed some of the ‘must have’ items that should be found in every gym bag. You can add any items that you feel will benefit you too, however, it is wise not to go overboard, after all you don’t want to have more of a workout lifting your gym bag that actually going to the gym.
We have detailed below some of the ‘must have’ items that will help you concentrate on your workout. We also recommend keeping your gym bag well stocked at all times, this will help prevent any forgetful moments at the gym.
There may be clocks in your gym, however a good sports watch is essential. A watch will enable you to time sections of your workout, it is particularly useful if you’re wanting to time yourself while running a certain distance, this will enable you to see how much you have improved.
This may seem like an obvious item, but you would be amazed at how many people forget this crucial item. A water bottle will help you stay hydrated throughout your workout without the need for those pesky plastic cups! You can even use an electrolyte packed beverage in your bottle if you prefer.
A good shower gel and deodorant is a vital item in any gym bag. After a hectic workout you will be eternally grateful that you packed these two items. We recommend a nice refreshing shower gel to reinvigorate you, and a good 24 hour deodorant to keep you feeling fresh.
Having an extra pair of shorts and socks in your gym bag can be an absolute livesaver! They take up a minimal amount of space in your bag and are a saviour if half way to the gym you realise you have forgotten to pack your gym kit.
Each and every gym bag is of course personal and these are just a few items that are found in the majority of gym bags.by