What’s in my Gym Bag?

Let’s keep this fun and light for today’s sake. It is Tuesday and nobody should have to read a long paragraph today — but tomorrow I will have 5 long paragraphs for you to read … Just kidding! LOL (or am I)?

 

As a regular gym-goer (who attends the gym at least 5 times a week), I have to have my gym essentials– it is VERY important to me because hey, the gym is like my second home. Literally. 

 

Sometimes I find myself carrying a heavy gym bag and other times, I get lucky and it is light as a feather, but regardless, I ALWAYS have my gym bag with me when heading to the gym. What else?

 
 
  1. Deodorant –— because even though I apply it to my armpits before heading to the gym, I bring it just in case I need to reapply it after a shower, or if I happen to need to reapply it during a workout — I prefer to NOT spell like B/O if possible.
  2. lotion—— mainly because I don’t want to have ashy skin. I know we are there to workout, but I like to look decent. 
  3. Ipod-— because music if life and I need it to function at the gym for long periods of time. Our gym plays music but sometimes I’d rather to listen to my own playlist
  4. Headphones—– to keep people from wanting to strike up conversation with me because when I am at the gym, I am ALL about my focus and zone. I talk to people of course but very rarely and that is if I choose to talk to them first.. save the small talk for after the workout is my motto ALSO, because I like carrying extra pair of headphones in case mine break or lose them
  5. Deep Blue Rub Lotion — I bring this because it helps with sore muscles and cramping..so if I have soreness, I can rub some of this on before or after the workout and it works wonders.
  6. Ibuprofen-— I like to bring this over the counter medication just in case it is THAT TIME OF MONTH for us ladies or just as back up for any pain. 
  7. My written workout/workouts-— I bring this because I always have my workout for the day planned out ahead of time and record everything via pencil/paper. 
  8. extra clothes— If I want to change afterwards or maybe I am wearing shorts during the workout but post workout want to wear pants because it is cold outside, etc. I bring hoodies and jackets as well for the same reasons
  9. extra pair of shoes—I don’t wear my shoes for the gym outside, so I will pack my gym shoes and wear my everyday shoes
  10. socks— if my socks get sweaty or if I want to change into long socks for deadlifts, I don’t always pack socks but sometimes it is necessary 
  11. shaker cup—- I bring my shaker cup for drinking purposes obviously
  12. protein powder — I don’t always bring protein powder, it just depends if I have any on hand
  13. hat— I don’t always pack a hat but sometimes it is nice to have depending on the weather and if I did my hair or not.
  14. Cellphone — I carry this on me at all times in case of emergencies, etc & to tape my videos during my workouts
  15. Wallet— sometimes I like to buy things at the gym, so my wallet comes with me everywhere I go as well

I typically don’t take showers after my workout at the gym, I always go home to have my shower so I don’t have a reason to bring towels, wash cloths, tooth brush, etc.. with me.. 

 

So as you can see, I like to be fully prepared before heading to the gym. What do you carry in your gym back? 

 

Shay-lon 

P.S my gym supplies bands, belts, wraps, etc so those are things I don’t have to bring along unless I want to bring my own 🙂 

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You can assume I have a love for fitness & a love for Wonderwoman -- both assumptions are correct. I am an ACSM certified personal trainer of 7+ years -- I currently reside in Ohio and live a simplistic life at the age of 29. If I am not lifting, I am eating, sleeping, traveling, exploring, or movie watching. I recently moved during a pandemic, now I am focused on self care (self love), building a business of my own in personal training, becoming a professional blogger, starting a podcast and doing things that make me happy! I am a sister, daughter, and loyal friend --- I love everyone's dog and I am on a mission to pet as many dogs as possible everywhere I go! LOL. My mission is to talk health (physical/mental), design programming, motivational speak, learn, grow, prosper, build others and make as many people smile as possible because I want nothing more than to be the change I seek in the world.

15 thoughts on “What’s in my Gym Bag?

  1. My gym bag is much messier than yours! Haha. I have the following at all times-
    Spare headphones
    Aux cable
    Small change for random purchases
    Swimming goggles (no idea why, I don’t swim but they’ve been in there for years!)
    Raw caffeine powder- a cheap and effective boost if needed.
    2 speed skipping ropes – I love to skip but they’d do break!
    An assortment of bands for mobility and also for light training such as rear delts etc.
    Heart rate monitor
    Liquid chalk
    Dip belt
    A wooly hat for warming up (it smells 😦 )
    Two types of Wrist wraps depending on what I’m doing
    straps
    Gymnastics grips – for high rep pull-ups
    2 litres of water
    Zinc oxide tape
    Cheap version of voodoo floss
    Lever belt (never used)
    ‘The stick’ – awesome, get one.
    Olympic shoes
    Waist Phone strap (keeps the phone away from the bar and out my pocket)

    believe me it sounds s lot but my bag is very small and cheap haha. I used to have a foam roller, flat gym shoes, knee wraps and loads of other stuff but I’ve ‘minimised’ the contents 😝

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    1. Alot of your items my gym supplies, like the wrist wraps and belt and resistance bands/elastic band, etc, so thankfully I don’t have to bring those along 🙂 lol guess I am lucky to have such luck! ha

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    2. Yes very lucky, I tend to travel with work and also at home I like to go to different gyms and not just use my own personal one so I always ensure I have what I need. Plus you get to know what you like and then you have one less worry 🙃

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    3. True. In your situation, I would be carrying a whole heck of a lot more then, which explains your gym bag 🙂
      I tend to have OCD so it thankful that I don’t have to worry about packing a whole lot. Not to mention I still haven’t invested in my personal belts and wraps, so that will come with time.. (well not too much time, because I need them for competitions) but you get the point, so I am sure my list will then get creative, LOL

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    1. Haha, that is an awesome idea! I have ocd so even if I was to pack beforehand, I would be the person to have to check everything like 10 times the morning of 🙂

      Also, I don’t typically like taking medications so it is very rare I need it unless.. well.. yeah but it is nice to have on hand at times. Thank you! will be looking at your list 🙂

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    1. Omg yes!!! I work at a gym, so having to clean up the mud from cardio machines is annoying to say the least. I guess I assumed people would not wear their gym shoes outside (unless they are runners, etc) but I was surely wrong. lol.
      My gym keeps their music loud enough to hear but doesn’t make it hard for me to listen to my own.

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