Yes, I’m that crazy girl at the gym that’s always carrying around a gym bag. I have my basic essentials as well as things I can’t go without.
Let’s face it most of the time, gyms don’t have everything we may need or want. I know mine doesn’t.
Now while most gyms have resistance bands, they usually aren’t the mini bands you can pull around your thighs for extra glute activation and resistance. I use these types of bands every time I train legs. Definitely a must have for me.
Most gyms do carry these but, they usually aren’t very good. They are usually too thin and slip easily with movement during exercise. Plus, eww! I know some people feel they are unnecessary but, when I am doing heavy hip thrusts or squats they are definetly helpful. I found mine on Amazon.
I know not everyone uses these but, it makes heavy weight training a lot more comfortable. It’s pretty rough on the hands doing a heavy deadlifts without these gloves.
I think most people would agree that these are definetly a must have. Having music on while working out really helps me focus and get in the zone.
Anytime I train I have my BCAA in my water bottle. You also get a lot of your BCAAs from your diet. I definetly notice the difference in energy and recovery when I don’t drink it. Plus it tastes yummy!😋
6. Towel and Deodarant
So to be real. I sweat a lot when I workout!💦😝 So, having a small towel with me helps from getting the sweat in my eyes. And obviously when you sweat, you are gonna smell. So Deodarant is a must.
So yea, I am kind of high maintenance when it comes to having what I need or want when I’m in the gym.
What are some things you take with you to the gym?