I recently joined the The Sporting Club at Aventine in the UTC area of La Jolla and quickly learned that having a gym bag with ALL the right essentials is a MUST! Typically one goes to the gym to workout and sweat, right? With amenities like spa services, suana, jacuzzi, pool for swimming laps or to just relax in a cabana, juice bar and cafe, a locker room the size of my house; one could spend hours enjoying themselves. So my search was on to find the right gym bag for myself and load it up with goodies!
I chose the Lavendar Sport Tote from FitMark an exclusive brand of bags for fitness enthusiast. I absolutely LOVE my new gym bag; fashionably stylish with a compartment for everything you would need for a trip to the gym, even a laundry bag with anti-microbial protection for those sweaty gym clothes. A few of my favorite features this bag has to offer are the fit-hydrate™ pocket with insulated liner for your sports bottle and the soft lined pocket with categorized sections for your phone, keys and valuables. FitMark has a bag that is right for everyone's specific needs and style. Shop NOW to receive 10% OFF with code GETFITSD at checkout.
Now on to the important stuff, what to fill that gym bag with. Here is my personal list of items that accompany me on my trips to the gym:
- Gym Towel from Towelmate - Yes, a gym towel with pocket in fun colors that tells you what side is to be used on the gym equipment and skin for whipping off that sweat.
- Water Bottle - Staying hydrated during a workout is very important.
- Running or Workout Shoes - Be sure to wear shoes that are comfortable and geared toward your fitness activity of choice. Don't hesitate to spend a little extra on your kicks or visit a shoe fitting experts like Road Runner Sports.
- Sports Bra
- Workout Shorts or Pants
- Tank Top or T-Shirt
- Bathing Suit
- Weight Lifting Gloves (to protect my girly hands)
- iPod, iPhone, iPad or Music Device of Choice
- Change of Clothes
- Flip Flops for Showering
- Deodorant (travel size)
- Lotion (travel size)
- Tooth Paste and Tooth Brush (travel size)
- Face Wash and Make Up Bag (travel size)
- Hair Brush, Hair Tie and Hair Clip
- Body Wash and Loofah (travel size)
- Post-Workout Protein Shake, Protein Bar and a bag of nuts (to snack on)