Workout essentials to carry in your duffel bag

Workout essentials to carry in your duffel bag

  • Water Botel
  • Workout clothes
  • Workout Shoes
  • Headphone
  • Shampoo
  • A compact umbrella
  • Snack bars
  • Portable charger
  • A lock
  • Your Gym membership card

Preparing a duffel bag for gym is a common procedure for a gym lover who goes to the gym regularly. Some people even keep a pre-packed bag in their car or room so that they can just pick it and go. There are some extreme lovers as well who have multiple pre-packed bags for different days and workouts.

However forgetting one of the essentials is common for a gym maniac, and to be honest it is my personal experience that it hurts and frustrates.

To prevent this adversity here is the checklist of essentials you “Must Have” in your gym’s duffel bag. Moreover, Some items such as towels and locks are provided by gyms in their subscription.

1.  Water Bottle

Hydration yourself is important, not only for your workout but also for your overall health. No-one likes waiting at the water fountain after a sweaty workout session. A simple water bottle in your duffel bag makes it easier for you to hydrate yourself. It is recommended to use a reusable water bottle, it is environment friendly as well as it ‘ll keep your water colder for a long time.

2.  Workout clothes

A recent research concluded that people with proper gym attire are more motivated toward their workout as compared to those who do not. So proper workout clothes are necessary to maintain your motivation.

3.  Workout Shoes

Shoes sound like an obvious item to pack. But important is to pick the right type of shoes you’ll need for a workout. For example, you won’t need big bulky running shoes for your spinning class. Although there are many all-rounder workout shoes available in the market but still, it is great to pack the right shoes as per your activity.

4.  Headphone

Music inspires people to do their best and to get into the zone. If you are also one of them then it is the most important gym accessory and forgetting this will ruin your day. Make sure to bring your cellphone to connect. Buy high-quality headphones or earbuds for your workout. It is recommended to buy wireless and sweat-resistant can go for buds specially designed for exercise and workout.

5.  Shampoo

If you take a shower at the gym and they don’t provide shampoo then You can pack your shampoo in your duffel too. Dry shampoo is better if you don’t want to take a shower. It’ll soak oil and add texture and volume to your hair roots.

6.  A compact umbrella

No one wants to get caught by rain returning from the gym. If you live in an area where rain is common then you should consider buying a compact umbrella to pack with your other accessories.

7.  Snack bars

An energy bar as a pre-workout or post-workout snack is ideal to recover your energy levels. It is recommended to take a high carb Bar as pre-workout to fuel you up and a high protein bar as post-workout to feed the muscle.

8.  Portable charger

Reaching to the gym and realizing that you don’t have enough battery to tune up your music, it may be the worst thing that can happen to someone. So to avoid this scenario check your phone battery before leaving your home and if you don’t have enough battery then pack up a portable charger to your gym duffel bag.

9.  A lock

Most gyms have lockers and locks to save your belongings but still, some of the gyms require you to buy a lock so if your gym is one of them then don’t forget to pick up a lock within your duffel bag. Keep in mind that you should buy a lock not too big. Because big lock may not fit catches but too small will be easily broken, so buy a balance between these two.

10.  Your Gym membership card

Finally your Gym membership card. Most gyms today are using the fingerprint scanner to track your entrance, but if your gym still uses card checking then don’t forget to keep your card handy to avoid any mishap. You can keep your card either in your wallet, keychain, or Gym bag.

It is recommended to make a list of all these items and pin them to your duffel bag, Don’t remember if you’ve packed something or not? Just check your pinned list.

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