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THE MINIMALIST GUIDE TO GYM PREP

  • LiveWell360 Staff
  • September 12, 2015

Our handy gym bag essentials packing checklist, sure to make your workout gear prep a breeze.

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Do you ever feel like getting yourself geared up to go to the gym is the toughest part of the battle? It’s overwhelming. Packing your gym bag alone can be mental torture—there’s so many things to pack and remember to bring! And you always seem to forget something…

  • You forget your gym shoes, socks, or undies—crucial for a good workout.
  • You forget your gym bag all together—another big wrench in the plan.
  • You forget your work clothes, so once you get to the gym you have to turn around and go home, and by that time you just give up and skip the workout all together.

We’ve been there! So to help, we’ve created this handy packing list that you can use as a checklist to make sure you’ve got the essentials. [Make sure to bookmark this page or pin it for future reference.] We’re all about simplicity here, so we’ve also added some tips on how to make packing your gym bag a breeze.

Gym Before Work

You’ll need to pack:

LADIES

  • Shoes
  • Socks/nylons
  • Undies
  • Bra
  • Top/pants or dress
  • Belt
  • Jewelry
  • Shampoo*
  • Conditioner*
  • Razor*
  • Body wash*
  • Face wash
  • Skincare products
  • Perfume
  • Make up
  • Hair care products
  • Curling iron/flat-iron
  • Blow dryer*
  • Towel/washcloth*
  • iPod and headphones
  • Gym ID card

GUYS

  • Shoes
  • Socks
  • Undies
  • Undershirt
  • Belt
  • Pants/shirt/tie
  • Shampoo*
  • Conditioner*
  • Body wash or soap*
  • Razor*
  • Shaving Cream*
  • Aftershave/skincare
  • Cologne
  • Hair care products
  • iPod and headphones
  • Water bottle
  • Gym ID card

* Some gyms have some of these products already in the locker rooms, so you may not need the full list.

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Gym After Work

Remember to pack:

  • Gym shoes
  • Socks
  • Shorts/pants
  • T-shirt/tank
  • Sports bra
  • Sweatband/towel
  • iPod and headphones
  • Water bottle
  • Gym ID card

 Other extras, which you may or may not need, are:

Gym Prep Tips and Tricks

Buy an extra set of your hair care and skincare products, make-up, shampoo and conditioner so that you can have one set at home and one set in your gym bag. This way, you’ll never forget any of these things because they never leave your bag.

Pack your bag from bottom to top. For example, when packing the Luxx, Backpack, or the Core, first put your shoes in the shoe compartment. Then organize your unmentionables, jewelry, and other smaller items in the smaller interior zip pockets. Then add hair care, skincare, and make-up, placing the tall bottles into the interior mesh slip pocket and long interior zip pocket. Now, neatly fold your towel, washcloth, and clothing and stack them inside the bag. Put your phone, headphones, and reading material/workout log into the easy access front (and back, on the Luxx) zip compartments on the bag. Place keys on the key lanyard, and you are ready to go!

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Now, when it’s time to find what you need, you know exactly where to look.

  • No more searching for things all over inside a giant cavern of a bag, with everything getting thrown together.
  • No more carrying (and then forgetting) your shoes because there’s no good place to put them.
  • No more having your undies fly across the counter when you reach into your bag and pull out your gym ID card to hand the front desk associate…

Place your gym bag in front of your door at home so that when you get up in the AM, you’ll be sure not to leave the house without it. Leave a note on it to remind you to grab your lunch or pre-workout shake from the fridge. Did we miss anything? Leave us a comment and share your must-haves and tips below!

 

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