It’s fun exploring the vast world of gym bags and all the wonderful assortment goodies that you can put in them. However, it can be tough trying to find the most ideal bag that suits your workout needs. It’s also challenging making sure you have everything you need going to and from the gym. It’s nothing like finishing a great workout, taking a shower, preparing to leave and figuring out you don’t have something you need-like a towel after you shower, lotion or even worse, your undies. We think we’ve narrowed down the “gym necessity list” to the most essential gym bag must-haves. We also included our top gym bag picks. Hope this helps with your gym bag shopping excursions.   


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1. Speedo Sports Towel
Super absorbent, compact swimmer’s towel / watershed chamois.
Absorbs many times its weight in water.
Lightweight, quick drying and easy to travel with.
Great for all water sports; just wipe across surface to remove excess water.
Cotton acrylic construction.

2.Hydracoach Water Bottle
Has a built-in, digital calculator that automatically calculates and displays your recommended daily personal hydration goals. It also monitors the total amount of fluid you consume through the day. Great product to ensure assist you’re in staying hydrated during workout.

3. Karina Perfect Hold Elastics 
This collection comes in a variety of great colors luscious blues, teals, pinks, purples and greens.

4. Sweaty Betty Combo Lock
Chic and sturdy metal padlock with combination fastening.

 5.The thin ASICS Hera Low Cut Socks
Allows your feet to really press into your shoes for good form as you exercise. According to Prevention Magazine testers, they reported that they loved how the stretchy, snug instep felt like an extra arch support. Made of nylon and Lycra with an elasticized ankle, these socks don’t slip or bunch up.

6. Bose SIE 2i 
Kind of pricey, but worth it for the quality.These earphones deliver rich bass and clean audio performance in a moisture-proof, exercise-friendly design. Great for tuning out noise so you can listen to your sounds and focus on having a great workout.

7.Pure Organics Bars
These bars are sooo tasty. They have tons of flavors but the organic cranberry is our favorite. Made from cranberries, orange zest and almonds with fiber and packed with antioxidants. They are also certified organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, and vegan. They make a great before or after gym treat. 

8.Your Favorite Magazine or Book
One of our favorite reads this week is Self Magazine. We highly recommend this month’s issue features tons of great workouts and helpful articles.


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Additional “Gym Bag” Basics

  • Favorite Bodywash
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion/Moisturizer
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Brush
  • Hydrating chapstick
  • Flip flops
  • Clean clothes

Our Top Gym Bag 
Picks of the Week

Fitmark Sport Tote Ideal bag for transporting your gym gear. Lots of separate compartments and comes with convenient laundry bag.
Puma Women’s Training Tote Duffel $69 Consumers report that it has lots of space and pockets. Lightweight and stylish. Available in several color ways.
Live Well 360 The Accel Bag $167 Sufficient storage, handy and totes yoga mat with ease. Very stylish and convenient.