Skip To Content

    14 Things To Take To The Gym For Your Most Successful Workout Yet

    Beast mode: Activated.

    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. These anti-chafing sweat control bra liners that will help keep the boob sweat under control.


    This bra liner is not only made from moisture management fibre, but it also just generally makes wearing a bra more pleasant because it adds a little extra padding between you and your underwire. It’s alright to use with sensitive skin and is super lightweight, so you’ll forget you even have it on.

    Buy it for $27.99+ from Amazon Australia.

    2. This Oriental Sports Bra from Lorna Jane, which users swear will support you through even your most strenuous workouts.

    Abigail Molloy / BuzzFeed, Lorna Jane

    Promising review: "As a bustier girl (I sport a 12DD/E), I have always found it hard to find a sports bra that a) didn't completely remove my breasts from existence and b) actually supported them and didn't make me worry about popping out a titty in the gym.

    I used to always stress out about doing arms or back at the gym. I worried about how much my boobs were showing or if they were going to fall out. If I'm running on the treadmill, are they actually being supported and not bouncing around like they're on their own trampoline?

    With this sports bra, all those issues are gone. I can remove the interior padding if/when my boobs swell so they don't feel squished — it gives me plenty support and THEY DO NOT MOVE! And, it also gives me so much confidence in myself — I feel sexy, powerful and strong AF when I know I can walk into the gym wearing this bra and fully concentrate on my workout and be anxiety free."

    —Abigail Molloy

    Buy for $30 from Lorna Jane.

    3. This sweat headband that is the perfect accessory for workouts.


    This moisture-wicking headband keeps hair and sweat out of eyes during even the most strenuous of activities. It also comes in four different colours — so it will fit perfectly into any atheleisure get-up with ease.

    Buy a pack of four for $15.76 from Amazon Australia.

    4. This travel come gym bag that separates your clean clothes from the wet and from your shoes.


    This bag has a ventilated compartment for shoes and a waterproof one for your used gym towels and clothes. Fitted with an adjustable shoulder strap and two short handles, you can carry it in hand or across your back. Better than stuffing it all in a canvas tote bag like you currently are.

    Buy for $34.59 from Amazon Australia.

    5. These workout leggings that solve the problem of where to put your phone during lifting sessions.


    These high-waisted, full-length leggings have mesh pockets sewn onto the outside of the upper thigh, allowing you to go hands-free during your squats. They also come with a hidden pocket to the top of the waistband, and is available in six colours — so will fit seamlessly into your existing wardrobe.

    Buy for $31.99 from Amazon Australia.

    6. This microfibre towel that is designed to cool your body down in an instant.


    Eco-friendly and anti-bacterial, this wonder of a towel creates a cooling sensation simply by being run under water. Wring excess water out, then use as a bandana, neck wrap or towel.

    Buy for $5.74 from Amazon Australia.

    7. This peony-printed yoga mat, whose top is constructed from sustainable cork.

    The Iconic

    If you're a yoga or pilates enthusiast, you spend a lot of time looking down at your mat — in which case, it might as well be attractive, right? This yoga mat has a gorgeous, minimalist line drawing of peonies all over a natural cork surface and eco-friendly rubber base. Anti-bacterial properties avoid build-up of bacteria and stank from your sweat — plus, it comes with a free carry strap so you're not struggling with it unrolling on the way to the car.

    Buy for $79 from The Iconic.

    8. These bluetooth earbuds that are fitted with magnets for safe storage and carrying.


    These earphones feature a soft neckband, causing minimal distraction during your workouts. It also has a high quality microphone that reduces ambient noise (you'll be able to take calls no matter how loud your BodyPump instructor is), and magnets that allow you to hang them around your neck in instances when you don't need them.

    Buy for $41.99 from Amazon Australia.

    9. This odour-absorbing bamboo bags that will suck all the stench out of your dirty things.


    Filled with organic bamboo charcoal, these little linen-cotton pouches trap musty smells without emitting synthetic fragrances or toxic chemicals. They come in different sizes, but this one is ideal for tucking into your sneakers after a sweaty HIIT class.

    Buy a set of two for $19.99 from Amazon Australia.

    10. This decedent, sweetly-scented Pink Grapefruit Hand Cream from The Body Shop, because lifting weights have left your hands drier than the Sahara.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    This gel-cream is made from Community Trade shea from Ghana and pink grapefruit oil — both super soft and absorbs quickly into your skin.

    Promising Review: "This hand cream lives on my desk. I have naturally dry skin, so need to moisturise them throughout the day. This cream is not only thick and so hydrating, but it smells DIVINE. Instantly soothes my nerves in the middle of a hectic working day."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy for $7 from The Body Shop.

    11. This foam roller to stretch muscles and improve flexibility after every workout.


    Use it to massage upper back, lower back, hamstrings, all the things. Plus, this one comes with a free carry bag for easy transport to the gym.

    Buy from $29.99 from Amazon Australia.

    12. This water bottle that helps track your H20 intake throughout the day, because it's not enough to just hydrate when at the gym.


    This bottle is BPA free (none of that toxic stuff), and will help you reach your daily two litre water intake goals with convenient measurement markings. Plus, fitted with a metal handle ring, you can hang it on your bag and not take up precious space within.

    Buy for $7.99 from Amazon Australia.

    13. Alternatively, this collapsible water bottle, that won't take up unnecessary space when you've finished your daily water intake.

    Cotton On

    Water bottles can so often take up the space that snacks should, if you ask me. Fortunately, the good people at Cotton On have come up with this collapsible water bottle, which can be elongated when you need to stay hydrated and flattened when you need to store it in your bag. Still not enough space? It can be hung on the outside, thanks to a handy carabina hook.

    Buy for $19.99 from Cotton On.

    14. And finally, this foot powder that will eliminate the odour emanating from your feet after Zumba class.


    This 100% naturally derived powder contains corn starch and tea tree oil — ideal for eliminating sweat and stink. Simply sprinkle on feet and between toes after your post-workout shower.

    Buy for $11.79 from Amazon Australia.

    You, ready to go hard at your workout because you came fully prepared.

    Focus Pictures

    Free and fast delivery on millions of products, access to Amazon Originals, thousands of free e-books — start your 30 day free trial of Amazon Prime here.