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    19 Products That'll Help You Get Ready For The Gym In No Time

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    1. A sunrise simulation alarm clock, so you can wake up on time for your a.m. workout. Like a pretty sunrise, the alarm gradually changes from dark red to bright yellow before going off. Getting up early isn't always fun, but at least you won't be sprinting out of bed to make it to the gym.

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    Promising review: "I've been using this product and it has made a significant difference in waking up in the morning. With normal alarms, I would quickly hit snooze, but because this alarm has such a bright light, waking up has been much easier and is now not an issue. Not to mention, the volume gets LOUD." —Adesh Singh

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    2. A pack of 50 exercise cards that'll inspire you to try new strength-training movements *and* shake up your gym routine. If you have no clue what to work on, side bends, lunges, and squat thrusters are coming your way...


    Promising review: "I bought these to get some new ideas to mix up my gym routine. The countless combinations you can create is making my workouts more fun and motivating. I love how the cards have the body diagram on the back that shows the muscles affected." —Paisley

    Get a deck from Amazon for $19.97 (available in three volumes).

    3. A NutriBullet blender for all your pre-workout smoothies. Drop in your favorite ingredients then push, twist, and blend for a refreshing drink. You can even take the container to go with you and enjoy a chilled beverage before tackling a cardio session.

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    It comes with a motor base, extractor blade, milling blade, handled cup, 24-ounce cup, 18-ounce cup, cup ring, cup ring with handle, two Stay-Fresh re-sealable lids, and recipe book.

    Promising review: "I began trying smoothies a month or so ago instead of my previous Kashi/nonfat milk/banana breakfast, because I go to the gym early in the morning. Once I discovered I loved having a smoothie in the a.m., I decided to invest in a NutriBullet after reading the reviews here. I just love this thing. It takes me almost no time to cut a few things up and toss them in, 30 seconds to mix, and 30 seconds to clean up." —Teke

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    4. A lightweight gym bag that'll hold your sneakers, activewear, and shower essentials. It comes with many storage compartments, including one for shoes and another for small things, like your keys and wallet. You'll be ready for your next class (and not forget anything), thanks to this roomy carrier.


    Promising review: "I've been using this bag every day for about two months now to carry spare clothes and to take to the gym, and I have absolutely zero complaints! It's perfectly sized for a gym locker and holds a pair of shoes, spare clothes, a couple bottles of water, supplements, and everything else I'd want it to hold, and it looks great and is made of a nice material. Especially considering the price, you really can't beat it." —Brandon Magar

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in nine colors).

    5. A non-slip yoga mat, because having a lil' stretching session before working up a sweat can be helpful. Whether you're in Child's Pose or Crescent Lunge, you don't have to worry about sliding all over the place.

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    And you can get these yoga blocks if you need help with stretching movements.

    Promising review: "This mat is great. It fits the exact description given above. What I love about the mat, besides the vibrant color just as the picture shows, is the density of it. It is a perfect thickness for yoga and stretching exercises-- just enough to give support and thin enough to roll up into a small bundle. I also appreciate the strap that came with the mat; this makes transportation super easy." —MK5

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in seven colors).

    Read more about why reviewers love this yoga mat in 25 Products On Amazon That Inspired Over 1,000 People To Leave A Five Star Review.

    6. A Fitbit Inspire for tracking your heart rate zones and how many calories you burned. You can check this wearable for real-time health data and a mini breakdown of previous fitness activity with the Fitbit app.

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    Promising review: "I’ve been really happy with this tracker. The heart rate monitor feature is helpful in tracking sleeping habits, calories burned, and exertion during workouts. The step counter is more accurate than the phone’s tracker, but still isn’t perfect (it does sometimes track 'steps' in car rides). The app is really customizable to help you reach step, weight, and water intake goals." —Hannah Fullenkamp

    Get it from Amazon for $79+ (available in three colors).

    7. Mario Badescu Facial Spray, so you can hydrate your skin before your cycling class or HIIT circuit. This soothing formula of aloe, cucumber, and green tea can help reduce redness, dryness, *and* irritation.

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    Promising review: "I have bought about three of these sprays and love using them on a daily basis! It’s great hydration for my face and the smell is refreshing. For only $7 I highly recommend!" —Urban Outfitters Customer

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $7 or Amazon for $7.

    8. And a travel-friendly pouch for storing shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, and other beauty/grooming gear. Pack all your shower supplies in this convenient bag, so you can freshen up for post-gym activities.

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    Promising review: "Very useful and durable. Makes organizing my toiletries a snap. My gear is now more organized than ever and it saves me time." —Mark

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three colors).

    9. A cute water bottle and foam roller combo, because you'll stay hydrated *and* reduce muscle tightness before your workout. Plus, it'll be one less thing to pack before heading out the door.


    Promising review: "I use this daily in the gym as my primary plain water bottle. It keeps the water cool. When I do want to do a foam roller session, this works well and is durable. It is much more compact than a traditional foam roller and I can easily stow it in my workout bag." —Jason

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99+ (available in 11 colors).

    10. Adidas Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoes that'll feel like pillows for your feet. They work well for cardio and have a lace closure that'll make dressing for the gym so dang easy.

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    Promising review: "These shoes really are like walking on clouds! I wanted shoes that can function for every day use but also go to the gym. These are amazing - so comfortable, great fit, and I especially love the ease with which I can take them off and put back on. Having the laces but slip on feature is ideal for me!" —Lacey Dias

    Get them from Amazon for $48.36+ (available in women's sizes 5–12 and five styles.)

    Read more about these running sneakers in 46 Products That Might Make You Want To Exercise More This Year.

    11. A pack of protein power balls, so you can fuel up on a good snack before working out. Each serving offers six grams of plant-based protein, so you can power through cardio, strength training, or a class without feeling too hungry.


    Promising review: "These are a must-have!! So delicious and I love that I’m fueling my body with real ingredients! I typically have two before a meeting at work or a workout and I am so satisfied!" —Andrea T.

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in multi-packs and five flavors).

    12. A set of spiral hair ties for gym-friendly 'dos: These help prevent ponytail bumps and flyaways from getting in the way of your face. They're also super comfortable to wear, which is a plus for cycling, running, and other high-impact activities.

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    Promising review: "It holds my super long, thick, and curly hair in a pony through an entire gym session, I don’t have to adjust it once, I have yet to lose a single hair taking one out, which is incredible since it’s usually a snarled mess and I always end up tearing out a clump. By far the best hair ties I’ve ever used." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $7.99.

    13. An Echo Dot that'll help you get ready for the day, including your morning or evening gym trip: You can ask this virtual assistant for a weather forecast or tell it to manage your smart home devices before heading out the door.


    Promising review: "I love the morning routine I have set up with the Flash Briefing feature. Alexa tells me the weather, the top five headlines from CNN news, any finance updates from Money Moment, and she ends with a brief inspirational talk from Everyday Positivity. I love listening to it while I make my bed and get ready in the morning." —Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in six colors).

    14. A pair of waterproof sneaker bags to stash your gym kicks. Instead of wasting time trying to cram shoes into a gym bag, you can use one of these compact pouches and get out the door faster.

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    Promising review: "I wanted a convenient way to transport my gym shoes, and this is exactly what I was looking for. I am using the small size, and my shoes are a women's size 7. I was worried that the bag would be huge because of some of the product photos, but it is perfectly sized. The material wipes off easily, and the handle is great." —Aharie

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99.

    15. A portable phone charger so you don't have to spend hours by the outlet juicing up your phone before a gym trip. Battery issues will ~not~ stop us from exercising today.


    Promising review: "My best impulse buy ever, this has saved me in certain situations, especially because my phone drains so fast. I take it to the gym with me and everywhere I know where I need my phone alive and well. It's durable and sleek." —gm8

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four colors).

    16. A running belt that'll keep your keys, phone, ID cards, and medications in a safe spot on your way to the gym. The best part? You won't have to worry about placing them in your sports bra, pants, or bottomless gym tote.

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    Promising review: "I use this to hold my iPhone 6, wallet, keys, and microfiber cloth for my glasses. No one can even tell that I have all of this on me which is always a plus because I hate carrying around a purse. For me and my lazy needs this works well. I also use this whenever I go to the gym and I have the peace of mind of my phone being near me yet not in danger of getting crushed by a weight or being accidentally dropped. *10/10 would recommend*" —Hamtj

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in eight colors).

    17. A pack of antiperspirant wipes to keep pesky odor (and sweat) at bay before *and* after your studio class. These pocket-friendly wipes don't leave a residue and they easily fit in your backpack, purse, or gym tote.


    Promising review: " I loved them! They lasted all day and have a nice light smell. I travel a lot and these individually wrapped wipes are perfect. Plus, they're great for the gym or in case of emergencies." —Heather.Elsewhere

    Get a pack of 50 from Amazon for $19.99.

    18. Lock laces that'll transform your go-to pair of sneakers into slip-on shoes. Spending precious time lacing up your gym kicks is officially a thing of the past...


    Promising review: "I’m very active, do parkour, and I workout every weekday at my local gym. I really like that they stretch “just enough” to allow me to easily slip on and slip off my sneakers while maintaining a snug and comfortable fit. They’re not too tight or too loose. Saves a lot of time and hassle especially at the gym." —Josh

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

    19. Comfy athletic socks to wear for cardio, strength training, and low-impact activities. They have ultra-wicking fibers that'll keep your feet nice and dry during gym sessions.

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    Promising review: "I wanted some new socks for working out and came across these. These socks stay put and offer the extra cushion and support that I was hoping for also. I purchased them specifically for the days I workout and am more active, but they have become my favorite socks to wear everyday. I’m planning on ordering some white ones too!" —Kylie T

    Get a three pack from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three sizes).

    You, all prepared for your next gym session...

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