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    23 Things You're Gonna Want To Add To Your Gym Bag ASAP

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    1. Let's start at the beginning here, shall we? If you don't already have one...this workout bag is so stylish, you'll want to show it off!

    Promising review: "This is an awesome bag! I love the compartments and utility of it. The separate, side compartment works great for my gym shoes and my kickboxing gloves. The holes on the zip flap allow it to nicely ventilate after a workout. I like the small compartment that offers two extra zip-up storage areas. I fit my clothes plus a weight lifting belt in there comfortably. The little details are really nice: the sweaty stuff compartment, the zip-up mesh, the snaps in the handles, the name tag option, and the side pockets on the outside. They all truly make for functional and fashionable use." —Deal Diva

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in 23 color combinations and 2 sizes).

    2. A dishwasher-safe, BPA-free water bottle that can hook on to your new bag. It has a lock button to avoid unwanted spills when on-the-go.

    This bottle has a covered spout to keep out dirt and germs. It's leakproof so you can have peace of mind when you throw it in your bag post workout.

    Promising review: "I love this water bottle! I use it every day at work or when I go for a walk. It's easy to carry and I like the clip-on handle option. The push button to open the mouthpiece is nice and the lock feature is a good security feature so it doesn't spill. Overall, I'm very impressed with the quality of this water bottle." —Sarah Murphy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89+ (available in nine colors, three sizes, and two quantities).

    3. A pack of quick-drying towels perfect for soaking up sweat when you've been working your ass off and are literally dripping.


    These antibacterial, microfiber towels are great for the pool, yoga, spinning, running, HIIT, and any other workout you're into. Upon purchase you receive three different sized towels and a mesh carrying bag. The towels can hold three to four times their weight in water and dry ten times faster than regular cotton or terrycloth towels.

    Get an assorted set of three from Amazon for $16.90 (available in three colors).

    4. A pack of antiperspirant wipes so you're never caught smelling like a wild animal after your spin session.


    Say goooooodbye to white residue with these *moist* towelettes. They won't leak and are super tiny so you can throw about a million into your bag without taking up much space.

    Get a pack of 50 from Amazon for $19.99.

    5. An extra pair of socks because everyone knows wearing wet socks can be one of the most uncomfortable feelings in the world.


    These socks have a mesh top for ventilation and a cushioned ankle tab for protection against skin irritation and blisters.

    Promising review: "These socks are great. They have enough padding at the heel to prevent blistering from my running shoes. They are also thick enough to add some cushioning. I wear these when I am running and when I am at work. My feet sweat in low temperatures, so these are great at keeping my feet cool. The socks have also held up well in the washer."Camron

    Get a pack of three pairs from Amazon for $7.50+ (available in three colors and sizes S–XL).

    6. Speaking of feet, this powder will work wonders on your smelly sneakers...because how many of us actually let our sneakers properly air out after a workout? Literally none of us, put your hand down.


    This odor killer will neutralize any grotesque smells coming from your sneakers for up to six months. It prevents bacteria growth and is made from natural ingredients (think aluminum-free). You can even use it on cleats, skates, ballet shoes, hockey or boxing gloves, and other sports equipment.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.78.

    7. A compact umbrella so you're never caught in the rain again on your walk back from le gym.


    It's lightweight and features an open/close button for easy release.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 14 colors and 8 patterns).

    8. A massage ball to target specific areas of pain that might help relieve tense muscles.


    It's durable, tiny, and great to add to your warm up (or cool down) routine.

    Promising review: "I love this product. It really gets to those spots you can't get to with a foam roller or stick. It's about the size of a softball, but super light. I carry it in my gym bag without any issues, so it's handy right after a workout." —Peas

    Get it from Amazon for $12.46+ (available in three colors and three sizes).

    9. A protein funnel best for making shakes on-the-run without making an absolute mess and embarrassing yourself.


    Promising review: "They are the perfect size to fit two large scoops of powder in. The spout and cap allows me to empty the powder directly into my blender bottle without making a mess!" —Kaicy Jane

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95+ (sold individually or as an assorted set of four).

    10. And if you're into protein, a bar makes an ideal pre- or post-workout snack to up your energy level and keep you going throughout the rest of the day.


    Made with simple ingredients, I absolutely love these bars and this flavor. It keeps me full for a while and the high dose of protein keeps my energy level up. These bars have no artificial flavors or colors.

    Get a pack of 12 bars from Amazon for $20.39+ (available in 16 flavors and 3 quantities).

    11. A pack of hair ties so strong, you'll never have to worry about your hair falling out mid–downward dog., Amazon

    As someone with a thick head of hair, I turned to these ties to keep it all in place. I absolutely love them! The non-slip grip helps to really hold my hair no matter if I'm running or just hanging around my apartment. A word of advice: don't yank! When you take your hair down, unwrap the tie once or twice before pulling downward.

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $3.83.

    12. A fresh tank top so you can perform a quick-change before spending the day running errands and picking up food post–sweat session.


    This tank is lightweight, machine-washable, and stretchy. It's great for any type of workout!

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in nine colors, sizes XS–2XL, and sold individually or as a pack of three).

    Looking for a men's option? Get it from Amazon for $10.57+ (available in 12 colors and sizes XS–3XL, including tall sizes).

    13. A can of dry shampoo because sometimes a light workout doesn't call for a full-on shower...and sometimes dry shampoo is the best solution when you're already running late for work. NO JUDGEMENT.


    This dry shampoo will absorb excess oil from your hair so you don't have to spend time shampooing and conditioning.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $24.99.

    14. A lifetime supply of pre-wrap that'll make excellent headbands for all those annoying baby hairs you can never seem to control.


    I've used pre-wrap for YEARS as a headband to control my million fly-away hairs. It's even held up through intense soccer workouts. Needless to say, I'm a huge fan. It can also be used to tie up sleeves and as a protective wrap for injuries.

    Promising review: "I bought this wrap for my 10-year-old daughter since no headband would stay in her hair without slipping off. She plays competitive soccer and her short hairs were always swinging in her face. This pre-wrap gently grabs the hair without pulling. My daughter loves it. I have tried using it for gym and running workouts and it absolutely works. The colors are wonderful and all the rolls arrived neatly rolled." —K.L.

    Get an assorted pack of eight from Amazon for $13.99.

    15. A Fitbit to keep track of your heart rate, calories burned, and steps taken during your next cardio push.

    I wear my Fitbit all day long! It tracks my sleep patterns as well as my activity throughout the week. If I ever don't feel like wearing it, I toss it in my gym bag so I make sure I have it for my workouts. It can act as a vibrating alarm, as well as a GPS tracker for runs. It also will lead you in personalized breathing sessions to help you decompress during the day.

    Promising review: "This little activity tracker has exceeded my expectations in terms of what it can do for such a small size and value. I like that the Charge 2 is a great activity tracker AND has text, call, and calendar notifications. It looks good, works well, and is easy to operate with its multi-exercise mode capability. It's less expensive than other trackers out there, but performs just as well. The phone app is useful too, and the Fitbit online community has SO much information on how to get the most out of your Charge 2. I recommend this as a great fitness tracker!" —BankGal04

    Get it from Amazon for $129+ (available in six colors and two band sizes).

    16. A bottle of liquid grip for those moments when your gym has run out of chalk and you're looking to lift heavy.


    Upon purchase you also get a mini bottle perfect for attaching to your gym bag!

    Promising review: "This stuffs work great. I have been deadlifting with numbers just as high as when I use normal chalk. Plus this stuff seems to stay on the entire workout. It makes almost zero mess. I take the clip with me to the gym and re-fill it with the bigger bottle. It does have a mild scent, but that disappears quickly. Make sure you don't rub it in like lotion; you just coat your hands and let the layer dry up." —Osman

    Get it from Amazon for $25.74.

    17. A portable charger because honestly getting to the gym and realizing you don't have enough phone battery to play music is one of the saddest things ever. How are you supposed to work hard when you don't have your pump up music????


    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five colors) and get a set of two charge cables for $13.99.

    18. And to listen to your badass pump up music, these wireless headphone with over 28,000 reviews — they'll totally get you in the zone.


    Promising review: "The sound quality on these inexpensive headphones is pretty good. I like that I can talk on the phone while using them. I have small ears so it was a concern for me that they would fall off. I went to the gym to test them out, and they worked really well. I have worn them around the house for three hours at a time and they didn't cause any pain or soreness. Score!" —Samantha

    Get a pair from Amazon for $29.97 (available in two colors).

    19. A pack of cleansing facial wipes to help fight breakouts and balance oil after you've worked your butt off in your barre class.


    These will remove oil, dirt, and impurities to leave your skin feeling fresh and revitalized. They work on all skin types and are especially great for those with sensitive skin.

    Get a pack of four (each containing 25 wipes) from Amazon for $19.94+ (available in four versions and two quantities).

    20. A pair of shower shoes just in case your gym's bathroom seems a bit icky, but you really gotta shower before you head out.


    Get a pair from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in men's and women's sizes and in five colors).

    21. A pack of odor balls to throw in your bag when it starts to smell...smelly (insert SpongeBob reference here).


    These balls will eliminate odors for up to 60 days!

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.19.

    22. A comfortable pair of sneakers that'll grip the floor, provide support, and keep your feet cool.


    These sneakers are great for low impact, HIIT, lifting, and any kind weight-centered cardio workout. If you're a big runner, buying a shoe specifically designed for long-distances plus road wear and tear is best.

    Promising review: "I'm normally an Adidas person, but I heard these were great sneakers for walking and working out. I can say they are super lightweight and feel very comfortable. They're a great quality for low to high impact workouts." —AppleGirl

    Get a pair from Amazon for $70+ (available in three colors and sizes 6–12, half sizes included).

    Looking for a men's sneaker? Get this pair from Amazon for $64.79+ (available in 36 styles and sizes 6–18, half sizes included).

    23. And finally, a lock so you can store this *amazingly filled* gym bag in a locker and know it will be there for you when you return.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $7.36+ (available in three quantities).

    Now go on and get your booty to the gym!

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