Do you remember the very first day you started going to the gym?

After a long haul of failed resolutions and self-pledges, finally, you start hitting to the gym, this might be making you over joyous and kind of confused about what to take in your gym bag.

As workout sessions are really tiring but important for your overall health and fitness, you need to take care of your pre and post-workout needs.

In general, what we all take to the gym includes workout clothes and supplements, however; there is a lot of accessories and equipment that are essential for pre during and post-gym workout that can make the experience much better.

So here are Top 10 Gym Bag Essentials you need to take with you

  1. SmartShake

SmartShakeAfter working hard you really need to refuel yourself as soon as possible to maximize the effect of your exercise routine and recover properly. Shakes are the best way of storing drink your energy and making you feel relaxed and hydrated. These SmartShake comes with three storage compartments where you can store your tablet, supplements, and small pieces of fruits.

  1. Smartphone / Smartwatch

Smartphone and Smartwatch

You can use your smartphone and smartwatch to track your exercise reps, as a stopwatch, and to listen to music. Install some fitness apps in your smartphone and smartwatch that can help in your workout routine.

  1. Hair kit

Hair kit

Several times we skip our workout if the day is no styling or hair washing day. To avoid this you can take your hair kit that includes elasticated headband, styling product, dry shampoo, and sturdy clips. You can use these products to tie your hairs won’t give you kinks or dents in your hair.

  1. Hand sanitizer

Hand sanitizer

We never know who has touched the types of equipment in the gym. What if he/she may have some communicable disease? That can easily transmit in you. It is a hygienic way to keep yourself clean so after your gym workout use your sanitizer.

  1. Moisturizer


The gym makes your skin dry and rough so once your workout is finished you need to nourish your skin. Also, if you get some scratch while exercising you can immediately apply moisturizer to it. So having a moisturizer in your gym bag is a must.

  1. Foam roller

Foam roller

If you are feeling immense muscle pain in the gym then take your foam roller. It is the self-massage device that is useful for post and pre exercising routine. You will feel uncomfortable when you will do it correctly.

  1. Filtered water bottle

Filtered water bottle

Sometimes we don’t feel comfortable and hygienic in drinking water with public taps so why not carry your personal filtered water bottle? At least you won’t need to stand in a queue to wait for your turn to drink water. It is more hygienic that you drink water with your own bottle.

  1. Weight lifting gloves

Weight lifting gloves

Many times you will have to wait for getting weight lifting gloves because someone else is using them in the gym. Also, the sweat of their hands can stick to the gloves. However, you must take your own set of weight lifting gloves so that you will not wait and break the chain of exercising in between your workout also it ensures the hygiene of the weight lifting gloves.

  1. Padlock


A padlock is necessary as you never know who is coming at the gym with what intension. Your safety matters and you should ensure the safety of your accessories and products you take to the gym. So act smartly to save your self from any future losses.

  1. Gym Towel

Gym Towel

After exercising we all sweat a lot. And it really doesn’t look good to return back home like a sweating bear. So clean your face and hands with a gym towel before leaving the gym. Also, the dust particles won’t get stick to your skin while going back home.

These were the top 10 things you need to carry with you when you go to the gym. Also, your workout experience will improve once you will add them up.

We wish you health and fitness!


The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as a health advice. We would ask you to consult a qualified professional or medical expert to gain additional knowledge before you choose to consume any product or perform any exercise.


Paayel is a correspondent at Sportz Business Magazine and pursuing Journalism from Lady Shri Ram college. She is an aspiring and passionate journalist, who is on her way to gain more knowledge and wisdom.

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