THE CITY GYM: 7 Essentials You Need in Your Gym Bag

Knowing what carry when headed to the gym for exercising is key

For beginners, your gym bag should be your fitness bag of tricks. It is therefore very fundamental to fill it with the following 7 items needed in exercising.

These fitness must-haves are perfect for anyone, so, set yourself up for a more productive workout.

Quality work out attires

Many of us worry about the kind of attires we carry to the gym and without good training attires, your workout is probably going to be less than satisfactory.

If you’re going to hit the gym after work remember to pack some breathable, well fitted clothing.

It’s also important to remember fit over fashion. Don’t waste time worrying about your gym attire—pulling up or tugging down your clothes while you work out is annoying.

Your butt might look great in those tight pants, but those low squats are going to be problematic. Keep the moon outside, buddy.

Choice of clothes is key for a proper workout

Choice of clothes is key for a proper workout

Water Bottle

A gym bag isn’t complete unless it has a water bottle. A stainless steel bottle is ideal in most situations, considering it is not easily affected by physical damage.

You can use it for all your refreshment needs.

Good shoes

You may prefer lifting shoes to traditional cross trainers or running shoes.

Whatever choice you go for, make sure it provides the support you need for the type of training you will do.


Most people find music incredibly motivating, but it has to be your music.

Your personal selection will deliver better results than the basic music they play at the gym.

Use your phone or an Mp3 player, and pack some headphones.

Remember to carry some music gadgets to energise you

Remember to carry some music gadgets to energise you


Sweating is normal at the gym but bear in mind that nobody wants to sit in your sweat.

Bring a towel to wipe down the equipment after you finish using it just to keep your sweat to yourself.


Finally, if you want to keep real time tabs on your progress every step of the way then you will have to keep a quality heart rate monitor in your gym bag.

You can use this during cardio and lifting sessions to monitor your heart beat and stay in the desired zone.

Some heart rate monitors will even give estimations of total calories burned, so if fat loss is a primary goal, give them a look.

A small work out bag

Regardless of what game you play, you need a nice bag to pack your essentials for the gym.

You can pack it any time at night or in the morning before you head for work. After work you can simply gear in your gym outfit.






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