5 gym bag essentials to go from work to workout

can your gym bag take you seamlessly from work to workout? if not, it may be time to stock up on some essentials. when you have a well-equipped gym bag at-the-ready at all times, you’re a lot more likely to fit that workout in!  here are our top 5 must-haves for a gym bag that really carries its weight.

  1. [sweat cosmetics] $42
    with this genius breathable, water-resistant mineral powder, you’ll never again have to worry about your makeup melting off during a sweaty workout. free of oil, fragrance, silicone and parabens, it won’t clog your pores and comes in a refillable, compact, anti-bacterial twist-brush that’s perfect for tossing right into your gym bag. 

  2. [fitbook] $22.95
    of course no gym bag would be complete without a fitness journal to keep track of all those curls completed and lunges logged, not to mention adequate hydration and refueling afterward. no surprise here, we're a fan of the o.g. fitbook with plenty of space to log your sets + reps, cardio + cool-down.  when you document your progress, you can dial in on what’s working + switch up what’s not, which means you’re much more likely to reach those goals!

  3. [rise bar] $2.15/bar
    need a quick snack to energize your bod pre-workout or provide you with a little post-workout protein? look no further than our fave Rise Bars. made with just a few real-food ingredients and packin’ a whopping 20g protein per bar, these are non-GMO, soy-free, gluten-free, kosher, contain zero preservatives or artificial sweeteners and are totally delicious, to boot! [tip: our chief fitlosopher's fave is the lemon cashew, but their new snickerdoodle is a close contender!]

  4. [acure organics coconut + argan oil cleansing towelettes] $7.97
    no time for a shower post-workout? no problem! a few quick swipes with these all-natural freshening towelettes, and no one will ever guess you just came from a major sweat sesh at the gym. bonus: they don’t contain parabens, phthalates, petroleum, sulfates or silicone, they won’t clog pores and they are 100% biodegradable.

  5. [fitfuel mixer] $12.95
    in order to maximize your workout results, you should get in a good dose of protein within 30 minutes of finishing your workout to fuel your muscles + restore glycogen. with our handy-dandy protein shaker, you can hit the gym with a pre-portioned serving of protein powder in it - then just add water or your milk of choice. shake-shake-shake + sip up, buttercup! not a fan of pounding protein? we've got 5 ingenious ways to use your shaker to fuel your bod, sans protein powder.


so how does your gym bag measure up? 
tell us which items are must-haves in your gym bag in the comments below! 


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