The Top 10 Gym Bag Essentials We All Need

We’ve all been through the struggle, knowing how great we’ll feel after going to the gym, but we just can’t be bothered to get up and do it. So stock up on your gym bag essentials and get organised to make the whole escapade that little more bearable. Once you’re done, you’ll feel great!

Read on to discover our top 10 gym bag essentials for all you Workout Wonders out there…

1. Music

Our first gym bag essential has to be music. Music is the main priority when it comes to working out, running on a treadmill just isn’t the same without Beyonce blasting out the earphones. Grab yourself some wireless headphones, so you don’t suffer from the annoying tangle we all endure with normal earphones! Pump the volume up for that extra motivation on the treadmill. You can do it!

2. Workout Wear

We all know looking good while working out gives us that extra motivation. Get some funky leggings and team with a matching top from MyProtein to be the star of the show at the gym or in your Zumba class.

3. Stay Hydrated

The most important thing whilst working out is staying hydrated, keep a bottle of water in your gym bag and re-fill it daily with fresh water. Our favourites are the filter bottles, which filter your water as you fill it and keeps your thirst at bay.

4. Hair Ties

If you have long hair, don’t forget your hair bobbles. We buy them, we use them, we lose them, it’s a vicious circle. Keep a pack in your gym bag to ensure your tresses don’t stick to your face whilst you’re working out – not a good look! The Invisibobbles are perfect for not only keeping your locks secure, but minus the annoying dint most hair bobbles leave post-ponytail.

5. Mio Active Skin Routine 

The Mio Active Skin Routine contains two gym bag essentials to revitalise, hydrate and protect your body as you push it to its limits. First up is our Dive In Body Wash, this refreshing wash is supercharged with energising natural ingredients and a 100% natural Eucalyptus fragrance. Active, natural AHA’s help protect your skin against the drying effects of salt water and chlorine whilst banishing any post-exercise odours for a the ultimate refreshing, zingy feeling. After your shower, cool and soothe sore muscles with our Muscle Motivator Cooling Gel. Infused with a revitalising Eucalyptus and Menthol fragrance and a cool blue texture, this gel is an essential SOS for hardworking bodies.

6. Footwear

A very important factor for working out is correct footwear. If you don’t have a well fitted, well sized pair of trainers then you could be causing yourself some real problems. Not only will it affect your knee and ankle joints but it could really cause issues with your back, too. So head over to your favourite shore store and get yourself fitted properly for a good pair of trainers, it’s worth the investment.

7. Towel

An undermined and underestimated object. Often forgotten but never unwanted. Whether you’re simply dabbing down a light sweat or planning on heading straight to work after the gym, it’ll always come in handy!

8. Deodorant

Arguably one of the most important gym bag essentials. Stay fresh post workout by making sure you have a deodorant in your bag. There’s nothing worse than smelling like you’ve just done 10 miles on the rowing machine! Throw a roll on in and keep those underarms smelling of roses.

9. Shower Essentials

If you’re one of those that likes to workout before you go to work, then make sure you have shampoo, conditioner and shower gel to hand. The Mio Dive In Body Wash is a firm favourite, with a zingy fragrance and a blend of natural ingredients to rid your body of sweat and odours, this is an essential addition to your gym bag. For shampoo and conditioner, Grow Gorgeous have a range that not only leaves hair looking and smelling wonderful, but that also help grow, nourish and thicken.

10. Targeted Solutions 

Once you’re fresh and clean out of the bath or shower, choose your favourite Targeted Solution to support your body the way you want to. From firming Peachy Cheeks Butt Cream, to Smooth Move Cellulite Cream, our Workout Wonders, Targeted Solutions are expertly formulated with powerful plant based actives like Caffeine and innovative active ingredients like Niacinamide to strengthen your skin.

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