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    Updated on May 29, 2020. Posted on Jan 31, 2019

    27 Products That'll Actually Make You (GULP) Excited For Your Next Workout

    A banana bunch of useful products that'll make your trip to the gym easy, breezy, and slightly less smelly.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A racerback tank complete with a gorgeous tie-back that totally doubles as a gym AND club top. Who says you can't look chic while profusely sweating, am I right?

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought these because I do spin class and boxing a few times a week. As a result, I sweat like a maniac and needed something that provided a little more air flow, but also offered some coverage (I do not want to show up to these classes in just a sports bra). These are super comfortable and soft, and I've washed them a few times and they have not lost their softness or shrunk." —Dana

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 4 colors).

    2. An adjustable strap because it's time to stop carting around your yoga mat like a baby. Sling this over your shoulder and call it a day!

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    Promising review: "This is SO handy. I wish I had bought it sooner! It makes storing and transporting my mat way, way easier, and the strap itself is wide and doesn't hurt my shoulder." —Sarah Marie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49+ (available in nine colors and two sizes).

    3. A stainless steel water bottle designed with double-wall insulation to keep your cold drinks ice cold for up to 24 hours, and can keep hot drinks hot for up to 12 hours.

    instagram.com / Via @takeyausa

    Promising review: "I love this water bottle. This sucker keeps drinks cold and ice cubes solid for hours upon hours. I was truly amazed the first time I used it. And I’m not talking, like, it keeps things slightly cold after hours...it keeps things ice cold for hours. I’ve had this water bottle for over a year now, use it frequently, and it still looks brand new." —EH4

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in eight colors and in five sizes)

    4. Biodegradable, alcohol-free body wipes available in individual packets, meaning you can slip one in your gym bag for sweaty workouts that don't leave time for a shower.

    instagram.com / Via @goodwipes

    These lavender-scented hypoallergenic wipes are made with tea tree oil, peppermint, aloe, and ginseng that will leave your skin feeling refreshed, clean, and not dry or sticky.

    Promising review: "I LOVE these things! I like to workout over my lunch hour to break up the day, but don't have time to get lost in my thoughts in a post-shower. I just use one of these! The scent is not too overpowering, but it's strong enough so that no one knows I got my sweat on at the gym." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $9.99.

    5. No-show athletic socks designed with mesh ventilation, a plush sole cushioning, and a heel tab to prevent any slippage. World, say hello to the perfect gym sock.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love, love, love these socks for the gym. Best gym socks I've ever owned! They're incredibly comfortable, they breathe, and they don't slip. You won't have any issues with them being too thick or too thin, and they're very soft. Even after multiple washes, these socks are in fantastic shape." —Discerning Shopper

    Get a pair from Amazon for $12+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 16 colors).

    6. A full-body jumpsuit with four-way stretch, a quick-drying material that laughs in the face of sweat, and compression that allows you to exercise sans sports bra. That last bit of info is straight sorcery.

    Good American

    Get it from Good American for $103.90 (originally $149, available in sizes XS-4X).

    7. A waterproof pouch that certainly doesn't suck-ullent at keeping wet swimsuits, dirty socks, and gross leggings stowed neatly away in your gym bag.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is absolutely perfect! My favorite thing to do at the gym is to swim, and I can just wring out my suit, throw it in the wet bag, toss it in my duffel, and nothing else gets wet. A great investment and not bad for the price!" —Andrea Dupree

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95 (available in 17 colors).

    8. Leakproof silicone containers because the shampoo provided by your gym is awful, and your hair deserves better than that. Use these babies to store your favorite 'do products, body washes, and so on.

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    These containers also come with a lanyard so that you can easily carry 'em around. ALSO! Be sure to bring these along if you're traveling anytime soon, because they are 100% TSA-approved.

    Promising review: "I go to a gym that doesn't have any type of ledge to set soap and shampoo bottles. I got tired of carrying all my little travel bottles to the shower, setting my stuff on the shower floor, and then collecting them all after my shower. This system is a game-changer for me! In the shower, I hook the lanyard over the shower head, and everything is right there where I need it. Plus, the bottles themselves are great quality." —Joshua D.

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $16.99.

    9. A racerback sports bra perfect for low-impact workouts. It's also made from a seamless, knit material for that ~barely there~ level of comfort.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These bras are comfortable, breathable, and lightweight. The colors are fun and bright, and I was able to get some that already match my workout pants. These are nicely supportive without being too tight. I normally wear a 38 DDD, and the XL is perfect for me when I'm hiking or doing yoga." —Broesph

    Get it from Amazon for $16.06+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 13 colors).

    10. A splurge-worthy neoprene duffel bag so that you can cart around your gym kicks in STYLE. On top of the interior mesh pockets and an exterior ID/phone pocket, this beauty also comes with a detachable key leash and shoe bag.

    instagram.com / Via @dagnedover

    Get it from Dagne Dover for $95+ (available in 11 colors and four sizes).

    11. High-waisted leggings comparable to products from pricier brands, but have no fear! These are significantly more affordable.

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    Promising review: "I never take the time to write reviews and I order off of Amazon all the time. I am a Lululemon fanatic and love their Align pants, but can't afford or rationalize buying tons of them. These remind me of the Align pant so much! They are cut almost identical, but the fabric is a little stiffer. But this isn't a bad thing; the Align pant is almost too buttery soft, and it pills and gets caught on everything. These have light compression, give a nice booty lift, and are not see-through...even when squatting. I love love love these and am going to order several more! I actually kind of want to cry thinking about how much money I wasted on leggings in the past when these are an excellent substitute for a fraction of the cost. If you're a Lulu lover, you should really give these a chance!" —Ariel Parker

    Get them from Amazon for $15.98+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 44 colors).

    12. A travel-sized cleansing oil formulated with rose hip, green tea, avocado, and vitamin e. This stuff will leave your skin feeling brightened, nourished, and refreshed after an extremely sweaty workout.

    instagram.com / Via @boscia

    This comes in a travel-friendly size that's easy to stuff in your gym bag. It's also a fantastic nighttime cleanser, capable of dissolving makeup (including waterproof mascara) with EASE.

    Promising review: "I use this product every night. It removes the toughest eye makeup gently without requiring any vigorous rubbing and scrubbing. have very sensitive and reactive skin and this helps to soothe it after a long day being covered by makeup. Makes me feel so fresh and so clean!" —bmwalton

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    13. A cropped racerback tank available in 45 colors you'll want to stock up on, STAT. Choosing just one might be difficult, so I suggest simply purchasing all 45.

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    Psst, reviewers suggest ordering a size up!

    Promising review: "I now have this top in three colors — titanium, pink, and charcoal. I can’t say enough good things about it! So comfy, fits great, and it's awesome to work out in. plus it looks great. Definitely plan on getting it in even more colors!" —Clara Everett

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-L and in 45 colors).

    14. Hemp hair blotters infused with charcoal to naturally remove sweat, excess oil, and grime — and unlike traditional dry shampoos, these blotters won't damage your 'do and cause build-up.

    instagram.com / Via http://@myrecess.co

    These blotters come in a neat little package that will take up virtually no space in your gym bag.

    Get a pack of 25 from Recess for $10.

    15. A splurge-worthy matching set because it is scientifically proven that loving your workout outfit will actually inspire you to workout. Trust me. I'm a scientist.

    Outdoor Voices

    Get them from Outdoor Voices for $85 (leggings, available in sizes XS-XL and in eight colors) and $45 (sports bra, available in sizes XS-XL and in nine colors).

    16. Seamless hair ties that won't stretch, break, slip, OR damage your mane, nor will you have to halt your workout to fix your ponytail. These are perfect for super thick locks!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are the BEST THINGS EVER!! I've never had a tie that I could wrap around twice — TWICE — and it literally stays in place all day. I have three of these and never lend them to anyone for fear of not getting them back. I'll be buying more of these for sure!" —Mattie

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

    17. A lavender mint spray for the dedicated fitness fiend who swears by hot yoga. You know the thing about hot yoga, though? Extreme sweat. This spray = the only thing that will keep your mat from getting stinky.

    Amazon

    This alcohol-free spray is packed with essential oils known for their antibacterial properties, including eucalyptus and tea tree.

    Promising review: "I am obsessed with the way this smells! So relaxing and great to use before and after my yoga sessions. I highly recommend it." —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    18. Lightweight running shoes designed with a contoured footbed, breathable mesh, and a supportive topsole guaranteed to give you the best heckin' jog of your life.

    instagram.com / Via @saucony

    Get it from Saucony for $69.99 (originally $110, available in sizes 5-12 and in four colors).

    19. High-waisted track leggings for when you ~little black leggings~ are feeling too blah. These ferocious beauties have fantastic four-way stretch and wick the heck out of moisture.

    Aerie

    Get them from Aerie for $29.97 (originally $49.95, available in sizes XXS-XXL and in four colors).

    20. Deodorizer balls you can slip into even the stinkiest of shoes. You'll FINALLY be able to take the Pepé Le Pew stench out of your favorite running kicks, folks!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are awesome! My husband and I worked in a kitchen for a few years, and our shoes would just smell so bad — between sweating from hours of running around and being on our feet, to the grease smells of the sea food truck. These worked amazing to keep the smell down. Our house went from stinking no matter what to not being able to smell anything at all." —Stewart Alexander Davis

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $9.99 (available in five colors).

    21. An underwire sports bra capable of doing the unthinkable — giving your breast friends some high impact support. Reviewers swear that this is the most supportive piece of magic your money can buy.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm a gym enthusiast and an amateur runner, but having a larger chest (36DDD) can make this hobby incredibly uncomfortable. Prior to purchasing this sports bra, I had would have to wear three or four bras at one time just to alleviate pain. This sports bra eliminated that need. This is truly the BEST sports bra I have ever owned, and I actually came back to purchase another. It's truly a full support, high-impact bra." —Morgan Benedict

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in band sizes 32-42, cup sizes C-H, and 21 colors).

    22. An eco-friendly yoga mat sure to have you saying, "Ommm, why is this a work of art?" Beauty aside, this mat is also durable and designed with a great anti-skid bottom.

    instagram.com / Via @sugarmat

    Get it from Sugarmat for $69 (available in five colors).

    23. No-tie shoelaces that transform any shoe into a slip-on shoe. Now say a permanent goodbye to all those "oh crap my laces are untied and I'm going to trip on this treadmill" fiascos!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I put these in my everyday gym shoes, and they work great. These laces keep them feeling snug! They're easy to install, and I really like being able to just slip my feet into my shoes when I'm in a hurry to let the dog out." —Elaine Blackwell Eversole

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in 12 colors).

    24. A multi-style headband for all kinds of gym-related activities that would be deterred by hair in your face. Yoga! Running! Cycling!

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    This headband can be styled so that it has a bow in the middle (oooo), can cover half of your entire noggin (aaaah), or folded into a silhouette that goes more with the "traditional headband" kind of look.

    Promising review: "This headband is amazing. I recently joined a boxing gym and my hair was driving me crazy, and you can’t push it away when you’re wearing boxing gloves! This stays in place the entire time, and is also just really cute! This is the first headband I've ever liked." —Slater22

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in 26 colors).

    25. A lightweight zip-up hoodie created with ~DRY technology~ which enables it to — you guessed it — dry quickly. Let's get a round of applause for not having to stew in your own sweat!

    Uniqlo

    Get it from Uniqlo for $9.90 (originally $29.90, available in sizes XXS-XXL and in six colors).

    26. Waterproof nylon shoe bags because you do NOT WANT the stench of your gym sneakers to seep into that brand new maxi dress, thank you very much.

    Amazon

    Psst, these shoe bags have over 1,000 positive reviews! Da-da-damn.

    Promising review: "Not sure how I came across this product, but I'm so glad I did! The large shoe bag can hold a pair of tennis shoes, sandals, and flip flips with space to spare. I'm a size 8 shoe and was impressed with how easy it was to pack. So glad I own these now — definitely prefer these to the plastic bags I was using before!" —Debbie F.

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.99.

    27. Vegan and cruelty-free deodorant wipes formulated with coconut milk, witch hazel, and shea butter to block out all Pepé Le Pew-level odors.

    instagram.com / Via @pacificabeauty

    Stash these biodegradable wipes in your bag for a refreshing, aluminum-free swipe that will get rid of all existing odors and prevent any new ones from forming.

    Promising review: "I have always suffered from bad odor on my underarms because I have very delicate skin, so I can't use strongly-scented deodorants. I'm always trying out cream deodorant or gels, but it either irritates my skin or it doesn't stop my bad odor. THIS IS THE BEST INVENTION EVER. I LOVE IT! I can't believe that something finally works! My armpits don't smell bad; I can finally move my arms freely. The scent is wonderful, I love the smell, and it is not harsh on my skin. Even after a long day, my underarms are still smelling like coconut." —Patricia

    Get a set of 30 from Amazon for $8.85.

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