Top items to always keep in your gym bag for workouts

The beginning of summer is a great time to make new fitness goals, but it’s also often a tough time to get yourself to the gym. I’m sure this has happened to many of you. I get to the gym ready to workout, only to find that I’ve forgotten something that’s essential. Keep reading to find great pieces to always keep in your gym bag.

It’s extremely easy to talk yourself out of a workout for so many reasons. I know how great exercise is for my body, but sometimes I need a little extra push to get me out of the house and to the gym. With endless excuses, it’s important to have a perfectly packed ready-to-go gym bag in your car. Below I’ve put together a list of items that I keep in my gym bag so that there’s nothing standing between me and my summer goals.

Gym Bag

The Nike Duffle is a classic sports gym bag that comes in bright fun colors. It’s spacious enough inside to hold all of your essentials and is gender neutral. The Work it Out Gym Bag wins for the most fun! Its only $28 and will be sure to get you motivated.

Protein or Bars:

Keep your energy levels high with an on-the-go snack that’s easy to bring with you and full of protein. The KIND Bars are a great option and only have 5 grams of sugar. Another great option is to pack a bag of almonds.


Working out is a perfect opportunity to tune out the stress in your life and focus on your body. A great pair of noise-reducing headphones can help, such as the Beats By Dr Dre. They are a great ear-bud option and come in either gold or silver. Also, the new Button Bluetooth Headphones have you running in style and with magnetic discs that clasp around the neck it makes for worry-free storage when you put them away.


Water Bottle:

The best water bottles keep your drink icy cold, and help you stay hydrated for the duration of your workout. The Swell Stainless Steel Water Bottle keeps liquid cold for up to 24 hours. Plus, it’s available in an abundance of fun colors.


Keep sweat away with a moisture wicking towel. Use it to wipe your face or lay over your yoga mat. The Tilaprecape Cooling Towel keeps you instantly cool while working out.

Hair Ties and Headbands:

It’s not fun to have flyaway’s while your running or having your pony tail fall out. The L. Erickson Hair Ties hold your hair back securely. Pack your bag with plenty so you can never go without.

Fitness Tracker:

A fitness tracker is a great way to stay motivated throughout the day, however they are perfect for maximizing your time at the gym. The Fitbit Charge 2 can help you control your heart rate, set distance goals and track calories burned. Plus, it comes in ten different color options.

What do you keep floating in your gym bag? Let me know below in the comments.

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