Dedicating yourself to a workout regimen is hard enough, there is no need to stress about packing a gym bag. Forgetting an essential piece of workout gear can ruin or cancel your workout. We are all too familiar with arriving at the gym and realizing we are missing an essential piece of equipment. Most gyms are nice enough to have a “backup option”…for a price. To avoid this situation, consider these gym essentials we always have packed in the gym bag.
2017 is the year for workout apparel to take a step back towards simplicity. We want our options to make us feel good on the inside as well as the outside. Enter: athleisure, a.k.a. cute, comfortable pieces we could spend the whole day in. For our workouts, we want clothes that move with our body but don’t take it too far with the technical details. 90’s inspired options with a touch of athleticism fill our closets.
A legendary look gets a playful makeover with this jacket. Featuring the iconic chevron on the chest, it flashes an iridescent woven fabric that sparkles as you move. By mixing up the texture, it adds depth to any black legging ensemble. The comfort and protection we get from this jacket make it a must have when traveling to and from the gym. The touch of color isn’t bad either!
This bold two-tone graphic tank is perfect for pairing with your favorite sneakers! We love the cut of this tank along with the racerback design. It provides nice shaping around the midsection and is breathable for those cardio days.
No matter the class, we always pack a pair of leggings or tights. The second skin fit and popular high rise give a boost of confidence, no matter your skill level or body type. A new trend we are hopping on board with is mesh panels. They allow breathability and airflow without additional exposure and give a cute detail effect. For warmer days, we opt for shorts. There is nothing better than a comfortable pair of shorts you can wear all day.
For a more relaxed fit, these shorts are a go-to. The waistband is soft and won’t irritate between reps and the drawstring makes sure they stay put. We also love how comfortable they are.
Avoid constantly tugging at your bottoms with these ultra-tight, second skin fit leggings. The rise sits right on your hip to ensure coverage. They are ideal for fast-moving classes and the ankle length works well for indoor or outdoor. The color blocking elongates your leg and edges out plain, black leggings.
Whether you’re facing a 5K or prepping for your next lifting competition, you can’t risk having the wrong sports bra or underwear. Our goal is comfort with every movement! We want to wear tops that feature our sports bras and straps. Fun colors, cutouts and designs are making us want to workout, just to wear the gear.
Tackle your workout with confidence in this Nike sports bra. The metallic logo adds detail without being over the top. The medium support and removable pads provide modesty and shaping. If you want a put together look, check out the Nike Pro Cool Shorts.
This bra is super smooth and built for low impact activity. For your lighter workout days, this is a great option for comfort and support. We like the coverage this supplies but also enjoy the fun back design.
Jumping on the athleisure trend wasn’t difficult for us! We love the idea of taking athletic pieces and turning them into an every day, trendy look, for any activity. From baseball caps to the influence of accessories, we can’t get enough.
Avoid the stress and worry of bringing your wedding ring to the gym by switching it out for a Qalo silicone ring. This is a functional and safe alternative for those who are super active.
Not only does this cap cover second-day hair but it also adds a finishing touch to any workout look. The strap in the back is adjustable giving you a personalized fit. This cap is our favorite because the perforations allow air in to avoid a sweaty head.
Super-absorbent and quick drying, the eQua Hand Towel is the perfect accessory for any yogi or fitness guru who likes to work up a sweat. Manduka eQua – a towel for life – is the ‘next generation’ in multi-purpose towels. This towel is great for wiping your face and hands, helping us look at ease even though we are covered with sweat.
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