What’s In My Gym Bag

Whether you’re grabbing a gym session before or after work, or heading to a studio for a class on a weekend, you need to have all your essentials on hand.

Just in case.

For me those essentials include everything from equipment and gear for my workout to my skin care and make-up for cleaning up after my sweat session.

Check out what’s in my new bag below!

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{Workout Playlist}


I’ve used the cutest little retro Lacoste duffle bag for years but recently decided to upgrade to a new gym bag in the hopes of getting a big more space. Women’s Health recommended this Lole Nina Duffle Bag and I couldn’t be happier with it!

There’s enough room for shoes & a full outfit or two {I used to leave a pair of shoes at work since they didn’t fit in my bag}, plus there are compartments for everything from a water bottle to hair ties to beauty stuff. AND there’s a strap on top to secure your yoga mat. It’s genius!


Arm Band – I always carry my phone when I go running. Sometimes I’m using a running app or listening to music, I often stop to snap pictures for Instagram, and I always want to have a means of contacting the outside world just in case I hurt myself.

This oversized band is great for me since I have a Galaxy rather than a iPhone, plus I can put cash, an extra hair tie & chapstick inside.

Nike Visor – I’ve perfected the art of keeping my skin healthy during my outdoor runs. Aside from the prodigious application of sunscreen, I also rely on my trusty visor to keep my delicate facial skin shaded.

Shoes – For cross training, boxing, and any miscellaneous activities I wear Brooks Pure Flow. I’ve worn Brooks for years and every pair is somehow better than the last. For running I just got my first pair of Nike Free running shoes and I’m pretty smitten.

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{You can read more about my running gear here}


Sunscreen – I’ve mentioned it before – Vacation Beauty: 5 Must Have Products – But I really can’t get enough of Algenist’s Ultra Lightweight UV Defense Fluid with SPF 50. It’s super light, not at all greasy, and works like a charm.

Cleanser – Cleaning off your face & neck is important to keep your skin clear post-workout. I swear by these Josie Maran Bare Naked Wipes. They’re organic and have argan oil so they’re really moisturizing.

Dry Shampoo – I don’t wash my hair daily so I can’t go without dry shampoo after a sweat session. I love local brand Ziesche Modern Apothecary‘s dry shampoo – Vegan, made locally, and totally awesome!

Chapstick – I’m a Burt’s Bees girl and I go back and forth between Pink Grapefruit and Kokum Butter when I’m more in need of moisture.


Water Bottle – I keep water bottles everywhere and prefer glass and metal versions like this sleek Klean Kanteen and this fun glass Camelbak bottle.

Headphones – I prefer noise canceling ear buds and have gone through my fair share before finding Beats By Dre Ibeats which have lasts MUCH longer than any of their predecessors.

What’s in YOUR gym bag?


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