Jessica Hughes | Happily Hughes – Atlanta Georgia Content Creator

This post is sponsored by LARABAR

Have you ever shown up to the gym and realized you left something at home?  I used to do that ALL the time!  It could be my headphones, a snack, or a hair tie.  And every time I would have to drive all the way home and go back to the gym.  Silly and unnecessary, right?  Now I make sure to have my gym bag packed and ready to go the night before.
So what’s in my gym bag?  And why?  Here’s my list: 
  1. Headphones- How do people workout without music?  I would die! 
  2. LARABARs- my go-to snack both pre and post workout.  I normally go to the gym satiated, but by the time I’m done I’m STARVED!  LARABARs, while being delicious, are also the perfect post-workout treat.  They have healthy carbs and fats, as well as protein to replenish those muscles.  I keep at least two in my bag to make sure I don’t run out.  My favorite flavors currently are Lemon Bar and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
  3. Hand soap- Let’s be honest, gyms are dirty.  They have hand soap in the bathrooms but I prefer to make sure I have an antibacterial soap with me to fight off those germs.
  4. Extra sports bra- Ok this may not be normal but I’ve had my sports bra rip at the gym.  And I will be darned if I have to leave mid-workout because of a wardrobe malfunction.  So from that day on I’ve carried an extra sports bra with me.
  5. Water bottle- Staying hydrated is also VIP.  
  6. Deodorant- This one’s obvious.  Plus sometimes, I forget to put it on in the morning.  I know that’s gross but #preggobrain happens.
  7. Sugar Scrub- After getting sweaty and gross, nothing feels better to me than a quick facial sugar scrub.  The rest of me may be still sweaty and gross, but my face feels like a baby’s booty.
  8. Extra hair ties- Forgetting a hair tie, or having it break at the gym is so irritating.  I need my hair out of my face and off of my neck so I can get my sweat on.
  9. Extra shorts- I haven’t ripped my pants, yet.  I’m not taking any chances.
At LARABAR®, we believe that the foundation of a sound mind, body and spirit is derived from what you eat – and what you eat is most delicious and satisfying when it’s in a whole, natural state.

19 Responses

  1. Great list. I don't belong to a gym anymore, but most of this stuff would have been in mine. Like the other comment, I would always bring wipes too. I hated when people didn't wipe off the machine after getting it all sweaty. Yuck.

  2. When I go to the gym regularly I do keep my bag packed and replenished after every visit. I always have extra socks in mine, as well as the items you have too. Good reminder. Thanks!

  3. I love this! I always love reading the 'what's in my bag' sections in magazines. My gym bag is definitely not as organized as this but you seem to have all the goodies!

  4. I love this list 🙂 I also cannot imagine working out without music. On my last long run my wireless headphones died halfway through, those last four miles were pretty much torture for me!

  5. I've never tried Larabar, but am in the market for some new protein bar brands! I'll have to try that! Oh geez, ripping your bra or pants at the gym would be terrible!!

  6. Great pack! I'd switch out those cord earphones with a bluetooth enabled earphone set so you don't have the dangles. I have one that makes gym workouts SO much better with music in my ears but my phone safely setting away to the side.

  7. I always bring extra socks, since I've forgotten them before, and I should bring an extra regular bra (I go to work right after the gym and have forgotten a bra before! Luckily, it was on days I had a flowy top or a jacket to hide the ladies haha).