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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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HANNAH_CALM 2/6/2015 12:29AM

    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!

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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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