I love my new gym bag! I first saw it on Julie’s blog back in November and entered the raffle she was having for the bag. I didn’t win 😦 so I went online to buy the $60 bag but then realized I shouldn’t really be spending money on myself so close to the holidays.
This beautiful bag popped up again on Julie’s blog in her Fitness Favorites of 2013 post. I was dying to buy it for myself but was so poor from the holidays that I held back once again.
A few days ago I opened an email from LivingSocial and there was a deal for $30 for $60 for Gaiam! I saw it as a sign and clicked the purchase button. After waiting it out I finally got my dream bag for ½ off! It arrived 3 days later and I immediately packed it with all of my gym essentials.
So what’s in my gym bag? A ton of stuff because this bag truly does fit everything.
First and foremost, sneakers. This bag has a great breathable sneaker pocket so I don’t have to throw my kicks in with the rest of my stuff. This is also great for socks after a long treadmill run.
Nike Tempo running shorts, Under Armour top and Nike Pro sports bra. I love wearing capris to workout classes like Spin and R.I.P.P.E.D. but for running I need to wear shorts. I get so sweaty and hot that capris just don’t work for me.
Long sleeve top – Sometimes my gym is a little chilly so it’s nice to have something with sleeves that I can throw on over my tank until I start to warm up. Some of my favorites are …
Other essentials, makeup bag, face wipes (for quick clean up), deodorant, iPhone, ear buds, extra hair elastics, small towel, extra socks and then anything else I throw in there!
What are your gym bag essentials?