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What do I pack into a gym bag?

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My dad and I officially joined the gym today. With the membership we got a free gym bag, water bottle and coupons for a free facial among a couple other things.

To make the full use of it what do I need to put into the bag? The things I think of automatically are:
-headband to keep my hair out of my face
-my running shoes

Let me know if I am forgetting anything or any suggestions you may have. I want to be fully equipped!

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    You might want a bathing suit! That way, you can go swimming or go in the hot tub, if they have one. I don't know what amenities your gym has...

    Swim socks are great for walking around in the locker room, during the shower and afterwards, so you don't get athlete's foot. You might not get your feet really clean that way, but you can do that at home. Locker rooms are dirty!
    1114 days ago
    Great to be prepared! And I love that you and your Dad joined together. Sweet! A small calendar and pen to mark in special events or a workout time that you want to try. Some gyms provide a card so you can write down what weights and how many reps you are doing of machines but if not you can make your own. Because I am gullible I would also have "star stickers" to put on my calendar, lol, for every time I go to the gym.
    1482 days ago
    I would bring extra underwear for after, if you sweat you will want them too.
    1485 days ago
    Don't forget a snack and water bottle. That's great that you got those things for joining a gym.
    1485 days ago
    Extra socks
    phone case/ earphones
    Weight gloves
    hand towel
    Are you going home from the gym or to work? I workout at lunchtime so I keep:
    body spray
    body wipes
    hair dryer
    dry shampoo
    hair accessories/ties

    1486 days ago
    Hmmmm. I have 3 gym I keep at work to go to the gym there, one at home for hitting the gym on weekends, and one in the trunk of my car in case I forget to bring either of the other 2 gym bags!

    In all 3 I have;
    -shorts, sneakers, shirt, and socks
    -mp3 player and headset
    -2 towels (one for showering, one to wipe off sweat in the gym)
    -Heart rate monitor (that's just me, I love HRMs)
    -toiletry kit (soap, deodorant, mouthwash, cologne)
    -water bottle

    Enjoy the'll figure out what you need once you get in a routine!
    1486 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/29/2014 9:54:56 PM
    I keep and extra set of gym clothes, because I sweat heavy. And by the second hours I'm really soak. I have a small toiletries bag, 2 hand towels, weight lifting gloves, hip scarf for Zumba class.
    1486 days ago
    I like to keep extra hair ties in case I forget to put my hair in a ponytail before going to the gym.
    1486 days ago
  • EABHA70
    I keep my membership card in the inside pocket of mine.
    1486 days ago
  • CAROL494
    Sounds good!
    1486 days ago
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