We're all about pre-packing your gym bag the night before your workout. Waking up a step ahead increases your motivation and means you’re less likely to look in your mental excuses book or forget something important.
Now that you've got the best gym bag in the game, let's explore the 11 essentials you should never forget to pack.
1. QUICK DRY TOWEL
Don't settle for using that less-than-mediocre towel your gym gave you when you first signed up. Upgrade to a microfibre quick dry towel. Not only will this take up less space in your bag, but it will wipe away any moisture on your skin, instead of soaking it up and stinking it up!
2. WATER BOTTLE
I'm sure you've heard countless times that the human body is 60% water! So we don't need to drill you about how important hydration is. When it comes to drink bottles, our recommendation is to go BIG. The bigger the bottle the less time you waste refilling multiple times a day. And less time wasted means more time for gains.
Pictured: CORE25 Backpack
3. ODOUR BALLS
Just because you train like a beast, doesn't mean your gym bag should smell like one. Stick an odour eating ball in your bag so you don't have to worry about potential smells.
Our favorite workout enhancer that doesn't involve caffeine. Headphones on, world out. Hit play on finding your flow and getting in the zone every single workout.
Pictured: EDGE35 Backpack
5. PACKING CUBES / SWEAT BAG
Keep your dirty clothes away from your clean with the help of packing cubes or sweat bags. Unless you want your sweaty socks or wet towel touching your snacks, this is a non-negotiable for every gym bag.
6. SHOE BAG
Lock up your shoes in a sealed chamber and the rest of your gym bag will thank you. Fitting up to x2 pairs, the EDGE8 is our favorite - featuring an internal mesh pocket and tough water resistant materials.
Pictured: EDGE8 Shoe Bag
7. HAND SANITIZER
If your gym doesn't provide disinfectant wipes, you'll want to remember your hand sanitizer. Use before and after your session.
8. SPARE TOILETRIES
Don't rock up to work without deodorant! Keep a pre-packed toiletries kit inside your gym bag and remember to re-stock when any of your essentials run low.
9. HIGH PROTEIN SNACKS
Whether you're snacking before or after your workout, fuel your muscles with a dose of protein. Protein is essential for muscle growth and recovery.
10. EXTRA SOCKS AND UNDERWEAR
We've all had that heart dropping moment when you realize post-shower that you've forgotten to pack your socks or underwear. Save yourself the stress and always keep a clean spare pair tucked away in your bag.
11. DRY SHAMPOO
Your saviour when you've lost track of time. Quickly absorb oils and sweat when you don't have time to wash your hair before you run off to work.