Packing your gym bag is probably second nature by now—tights, sports bra, socks, sneakers, and go. But there are other essentials that will make your fit life a whole lot easier. Whether you’re a yogi, a runner, or a fitness studio hopper, these practical workout accessories will leave you wondering why you didn’t think of them sooner.
For the Gym Rat
Nothing is more annoying than having to carry a water bottle, keys, wallet, and towel as you make your way from machine to machine. That’s where Bindle Bottle comes in handy. It’s a stainless steel, vacuum-insulated water bottle with an integrated compartment on the bottom that’s big enough to store all your essentials while you sweat.
If you’re rushing to work from a fitness class, you probably want a way to freshen up in between the commute. Action Wipes, which can be stashed in your bag, are like a swipe-and-go shower. They contain pure essential oils such as tea tree, eucalyptus, frankincense, and ylang ylang to cleanse the skin of sweat and odor.
When you’re hitting the streets, finding a place to keep your keys can be a real pain in the, well, you know what. The SPIbelt Luxe Belt is made of stretchy yet durable material with chic metallic hardware to safely store your belongings no matter where you pound the pavement. Plus, it’s bounce-free as not to distract your run.
Yoga mats have a way of knocking into others on a crowded sidewalk or train. So, instead of a crossbody carrier, try Yoga Hustle’s sling canvas. It wears like a backpack, so your mat sits vertically, and comes with attachments that snugly secure your other props.
Not knowing what plan to follow can be a total motivation killer. If you’re new to the fitness scene, pick up a pair of Vi headphones. The wireless headphones provide personalized experiences through an AI personal trainer, which is basically like having a coach in your ear guiding you through your workout. These headphones are also capable of helping you set goals and keeping track of your heart rate, your steps, the workouts you do, your sleep patterns, and more.
What’s more rewarding than a recovery day between workouts? Rejuvenate with the HyperIce Vyper VGI, a three-speed, vibrating foam roller that helps relieve muscle pain and stiffness after rigorous activity. Plus, if you’re really up for a challenge, foam roll with this gadget five minutes before your workout for an increased range of motion and faster recovery time.
Look stylish and fit carrying the GymTote Sophia Tote. The designer-looking bag doubles as your everyday purse and gym bag with separate compartments to store your sweaty clothes and shoes. Plus, the brand offers backpacks and laptop cases with the same features, giving you plenty of options to choose from.