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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
-deodorant
-lock
-towel
-washcloth

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

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JUSTYNA7 2/3/2014 3:34PM

    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.

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AMAZINGMOMMY4 1/31/2014 12:37PM

    I would bring extra underwear for after, if you sweat you will want them too.

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KADULAC 1/31/2014 2:22AM

    Don't forget a snack and water bottle. That's great that you got those things for joining a gym.

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JOYFULSPIRIT920 1/30/2014 12:53PM

    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
deodorant
hair dryer
dry shampoo
makeup
hair accessories/ties

Enjoy!!

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GETSTRONGRRR 1/29/2014 9:50PM

    Hmmmm. I have 3 gym bags.....one 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)
-lock
-Heart rate monitor (that's just me, I love HRMs)
-toiletry kit (soap, deodorant, mouthwash, cologne)
-water bottle

Enjoy the gym....you'll figure out what you need once you get in a routine!

Comment edited on: 1/29/2014 9:54:56 PM

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FITWITHIN 1/29/2014 6:59PM

    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.

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SONICB 1/29/2014 6:46PM

    I like to keep extra hair ties in case I forget to put my hair in a ponytail before going to the gym.

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EABHA70 1/29/2014 6:35PM

    I keep my membership card in the inside pocket of mine.

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CAROL494 1/29/2014 6:27PM

  Sounds good!

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