can your gym bag take you seamlessly from work to workout? if not, it may be time to stock up on some essentials. when you have a well-equipped gym bag at-the-ready at all times, you’re a lot more likely to fit that workout in! here are our top 5 must-haves for a gym bag that really carries its weight.
[sweat cosmetics] $42
with this genius breathable, water-resistant mineral powder, you’ll never again have to worry about your makeup melting off during a sweaty workout. free of oil, fragrance, silicone and parabens, it won’t clog your pores and comes in a refillable, compact, anti-bacterial twist-brush that’s perfect for tossing right into your gym bag.
of course no gym bag would be complete without a fitness journal to keep track of all those curls completed and lunges logged, not to mention adequate hydration and refueling afterward. no surprise here, we're a fan of the o.g. fitbook with plenty of space to log your sets + reps, cardio + cool-down. when you document your progress, you can dial in on what’s working + switch up what’s not, which means you’re much more likely to reach those goals!
[rise bar] $2.15/bar
need a quick snack to energize your bod pre-workout or provide you with a little post-workout protein? look no further than our fave Rise Bars. made with just a few real-food ingredients and packin’ a whopping 20g protein per bar, these are non-GMO, soy-free, gluten-free, kosher, contain zero preservatives or artificial sweeteners and are totally delicious, to boot! [tip: our chief fitlosopher's fave is the lemon cashew, but their new snickerdoodle is a close contender!]
[acure organics coconut + argan oil cleansing towelettes] $7.97
no time for a shower post-workout? no problem! a few quick swipes with these all-natural freshening towelettes, and no one will ever guess you just came from a major sweat sesh at the gym. bonus: they don’t contain parabens, phthalates, petroleum, sulfates or silicone, they won’t clog pores and they are 100% biodegradable.
[fitfuel mixer] $12.95
in order to maximize your workout results, you should get in a good dose of protein within 30 minutes of finishing your workout to fuel your muscles + restore glycogen. with our handy-dandy protein shaker, you can hit the gym with a pre-portioned serving of protein powder in it - then just add water or your milk of choice. shake-shake-shake + sip up, buttercup! not a fan of pounding protein? we've got 5 ingenious ways to use your shaker to fuel your bod, sans protein powder.
so how does your gym bag measure up?
tell us which items are must-haves in your gym bag in the comments below!