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Your Gym Bag Is Incomplete Without These Essentials

By Anubha Das

Updated - May 23, 2022 4 min read


Just got your gym membership? Great! We've got your back with a curated list of gym bag essentials, so you're well-prepared before and after a workout. These essentials will definitely be useful for your health and hygiene, so add them to your gym bag now.


1. Energy snack bars


Going empty stomach before or after a workout isn't really the right thing to do. It's advisable to keep a couple of protein bars in your gym bag - you might need them before or after the workout for an instant energy kick. 


We recommend: Yogabar 20 gram Protein Bar Chocolate Brownie for ₹629

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2. A small microfibre towel

Remember hygiene is important - most of us end up giving in too much at the gym which leads to massive sweating, and keeping a small microfibre towel should be a part of your gym hygiene. You can use it for different purposes - it could be used to wipe your sweat off your face or for cleaning the gym equipment before using it as it reduces the chances of spreading bacteria and infections due to shared exercise equipment. Moreover, it doesn't take up much space, so always remember to carry one!


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3. A reusable water bottle


HYDRATE! It's very important to stay hydrated during your workouts. The longer you spend time at the gym, the more you need water to refuel yourself. A Hydro Flask is also a great alternative. A lightweight, leak-proof, filtered water bottle would be a great option. 


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4. A fitness tracker

Keeping a track of your calories, steps, sleep, heart rate, and other important parameters - A Fitness Tracker becomes an essential equipment to add to your gym bag. It's beneficial to track down your progress to know at what the pace of your workout. These trackers automatically recognise when you've started working out.  


We recommend: GOQii Smart Vital Fitness SpO2

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5. Combination lock

Not every gym will be well-equipped with safety locks, there's a big chance you'll come across broken lockers. It's always a wise option to carry a locker with you to keep your personal items safe, which includes your other gym bag essentials and electronic gadgets like your mobile phone. Leaving your gym bag unattended is definitely not the right thing to do.


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6. Muscle soothing balm

Precaution is better than cure - you never know when an extensive workout session can lead to an injury. To prevent swellings and joint pain, carry a muscle-soothing balm which will stimulate your body’s blood circulation, and help to reduce swelling and relieve muscle and joint pain. 


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7. Headband/Hairbands

You've got to have a headband if you're planning to hit the gym, nobody likes their hair falling on their face while working out. A headband/hairband just helps your hair look tidy and makes it more comfortable to work out.

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Don't forget to carry your gym membership card - Have A Great Workout Session!

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Q: Which are the best gyms in Delhi-NCR?

A: Fitness First, Gold's Gym, Olympia Gym, Fluid Fitness Gym


Q: What are the common mistakes runners make?

A: Increasing your speed and distance at the same point, wearing heavy gear, improper posture, not taking days off from the routine encourages injuries, swinging hands too much and landing on their heels.


Q. Should I drink water before a morning workout?

A. Staying hydrated is essential for your health, particularly when you're working out and possibly losing a lot of water through sweat. General guidelines are to drink 17 to 20 ounces of water 2 to 3 hours before exercising, another 8 ounces during your warm-up (or 20 to 30 minutes before exercising), 7 to 10 ounces every 10 to 20 minutes during exercise, and 8 ounces of water within 30 minutes after exercising. Yes, that's a lot of water!


Q. Should I have an empty stomach before exercising and gym?

A. No! One shouldn't be empty stomach before hitting the gym. You must have some lite and rich food before you resume your workout. However, excessive intake may feel you bloated while exercising. 

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