Get Well Equipment for The Gym
Oct 07,2023 | David
Before going to the gym, it is essential to prepare your bag with all the necessary equipment.
The content of the sports bag is not the same for everyone, it all depends on the season and the frequency of practice of the activity. It is indeed necessary to start by clearly defining your objectives, to then identify the type of exercises to be done: weight training using machines, group lessons, cardio training ...
Anyway, it is essential to take the time to identify the things to plan for the sports session. So what to put in a gym bag? What accessories or clothing are essential? Here is a summary of what to take with you to the gym and how to pack your bang, so as not to have any unpleasant surprises.
How to pack your bag for the gym
Do you want to go to the gym, but you're only free at lunchtime and don't have your bag with you, or are you at the gym and realize you forgot your pants? These oversights should not prevent you from training. Packing gym equipment in your gym bag properly will help you avoid these kinds of incidents and get the most out of your time at the gym.
Prepare the bag
1.nbsp;Buy a bag that is the right size.
Bag is a carrier for your gym equipment.When choosing a bag, you need to make sure it can hold all your stuff. So choose a model with several compartments: your clothes will be in one compartment in the same way as your shoes and your food, which will be in other separate compartments. If you can find a bag with small zippered compartments, even better. You will have the possibility to separate your different objects and the interior of your bag will remain well organized.
2.nbsp;Bring plastic bags
Here are the main elements that generally make up a sports outfit:
· A jogging
· A T-shirt
· spare underwear
· A tie for the hair if it is long
· A jacket or sweater depending on the season
· A headband or terrycloth cuffs to absorb sweat.
Use plastic bags to wrap your various items. This is all the more important if your bag does not have the many compartments you are looking for. It is important to separate the different objects to prevent some from leaking onto others.
· Use a large bag for your shoes. You definitely don't want your sweaty shoes landing directly on your clothes. So buy a bag specifically designed for sports shoes. This will prevent bacteria and bad odors from spreading to the rest of your belongings. You'll also eliminate the smell of dirty feet and sweat in your pack.
· Buy small Ziploc-type bags for your toiletries and underwear. Keep your clean underwear in a plastic bag so you don't get them dirty, and place the ones you just used directly in the bag.
· You can also use the plastic bags to put ice in in case of injury.
3.nbsp;Start at the bottom of the bag
Start with your shoes that you will put at the bottom of the bag or in the compartment reserved for this purpose. Put all your things in the smaller compartments. Then place your toiletries in the bag before putting your towels and clothes on top. You will prevent them from getting wet if ever one of your toiletries should leak. Finish with electronic gadgets and reading materials which will be at the very top.
4.nbsp;Prepare your bag the day before
Waking up is often hasty: you oversleep, spend too much time in the shower, burn your breakfast or press the snooze button on the alarm clock for the third time . At times like this, the gym bag is the last thing on your mind. So prepare your bag the day before you leave for the gym or health club,Especially when you have a lot of gym equipment.
l Leave the gym bag by the door or next to your briefcase, shoes, keys and jacket. In this way, there is little risk that you will forget it at home.
5.nbsp;Keep an emergency bag in your car
For the days when you forget your bag at home, plan an emergency bag to keep in the trunk of your car. Include only the bare necessities: a t-shirt or tank top, shorts, socks, an old pair of sports shoes and inexpensive headphones. This way you are sure not to miss a session at the gym.
Take only the essentialsnbsp;gym equipment
1.nbsp;Pack quality sportswear
You should have two essential equipment in your gym bag: a t-shirt and gym shorts. Make sure the fabric is breathable and your size. Also think about what you'll be doing at the gym: you definitely don't want your pants falling off while you squat or your shirt riding up on your face while you do yoga. Prioritize quality and usefulness over fashion.
· Choose between a tank top or a short-sleeved t-shirt with your shorts, your leggings (if you are a woman) or your pants. Both do the trick as long as you keep your health goals in mind.
· If it's cold, bring a training jacket and pants. This is especially important if you plan to train outdoors.
· It is advisable to bring extra underwear if you are going to return to the office after your exercises. You definitely don't want to wear sweaty underwear under your clean clothes.
· For women, pack a sports bra if you plan to wear your regular bra to the gym.
2.nbsp;Bring sports shoes
A good pair of shoes is necessary gym equipment for the success of physical activities. Most people going to gyms wear sneakers or running shoes. Whatever type of shoes you choose, you just need to be sure to have them with you. You won't get anywhere trying to run on a treadmill in heels or loafers.
· Don't forget your socks. Working out without socks is both ridiculous and painful. Make sure you always have a pair of socks in your bag even if you already wear one. You never know when your socks are going to slip inside your shoes, get soaked in sweat, or take a knock. Socks are an essential item in the sports bag.
· Bring flip flops. You will need flip flops to go in the shower after your exercises. Never put your bare feet on the shower floor. Always wear flip flops to protect them from bacteria and fungus.
3.nbsp;Pack a hair ribbon or headband
For women, the ribbons are important, because they allow to tie the hair behind the head and to avoid locks on the face during the exercises. For men or women with short hair, a headband or headband will keep your hair from falling in your face and absorb sweat.
4.nbsp;Bring the toiletries you will need
The wash bag is not the same for everyone, it all depends on whether the person takes a shower in the gym or not. Indeed, some members prefer to shower at home, especially when the room is close to home. But if you're going to hit the gym during lunch break or before work, you need to make sure your bag has the tools that will help you stay fresh and professional for the rest of the day. You must bring:
· a deodorant and if possible a body spray or eau de toilette. Just be careful not to overdo it with eau de toilette or perfume, especially if you don't shower completely;
· a shower gel. If you're a man, you can buy a product that doubles as a shower gel and a shampoo;
· a face wash or wipe and moisturizer to remove all the sweat on your face. Also consider bringing a toning and astringent product;
· a shaving foam and a razor. For men, only bring these items with you if you plan to shave at the gym;
· a dry shampoo. This shampoo will come in handy if you don't have time to wash, dry and style your hair before returning to work.
This list is obviously not exhaustive.
5.nbsp;Take a towel with you
You shouldn't forget your towel: few gyms provide towels for their regulars and even if some have a cleaning service, your belongings will not be as clean as you would have hoped. To wipe your sweat or clean the devices you use, bring your own towel.
For those who take a shower in the gym , it is recommended to add a second bath towel.A very practical gym equiment!
6.nbsp;Bring a bottle of water
During a workout session, hydration is essential in order to compensate for excess perspiration due to the effort. This is why it is mandatory to bring a bottle of water or a water bottle. Some athletes prefer to drink energy drinks during exercise.
Most gyms offer the sale of water and other drinks, through cafeterias or simple vending machines, but it is not always pleasant to interrupt the exercise to go to refuel.
7.nbsp;Bring a snack
After the workout session, it is recommended to eat a balanced snack, which can be a protein drink, a milkshake, fruit, or a cereal bar. This small snack is intended to restore energy to the body, recover strength, and nourish the muscles, after the effort deployed.
By consuming a snack, the athlete avoids being very hungry and eating too large a meal.
8.nbsp;Dont forget your gadgets, a smartphone, headphones and a connected watch
A gym session is not a gym session without music. So don't forget to put your headphones in your bag to plug it into your smartphone and listen to your list of favorite songs.
The smartphone is useful in the gym, because it allows both to listen to music tracks and to measure physical activity. The fitness applications available are very complete for monitoring the evolution of exercises over the workouts.
Music with headphones allows athletes to completely disconnect and fully experience the exercise, unless they follow a group lesson , where the social side is privileged. However, there are also earphones that allow you to listen to music while having conversations with your companions, and those are bone conduction earphones. Because bone conduction earphones usually do not go directly into the ears, they are worn as ear-hook or ear-clip styles. Non-intrusive earphones like these maintain a sense of openness in the ears, allowing the wearer to hear ambient sounds clearly.So a headphone is the most important personal gym equipment..
Connected watches are new gadgets that are increasingly used by members of sports halls. They are more practical than smartphones because they are easily worn on the wrist and can detect any activity. These accessories give valuable information on the calories burned, the number of steps taken, the heartbeat, which will allow you to clearly define your goals at the gym.
Recommendations for headphones and smartwatches:
Both my friend and I are Wissonly users. Ever since my first friend purchased Wissonly fitness earphones and recommended them to us, almost all of us are now using the same fitness earphones.
The Hi Runner has an IPX8 waterproof rating, making it suitable for swimming as well as offering protection against sweat. It can even be used underwater up to 20 meters. Its Bluetooth 5.0 provides an efficient and stable connection, maintaining an effective range of 15 meters even underwater. The earphones feature magnetic charging with a 230mAh battery, which only takes two hours to fully charge and provides up to 10 hours of continuous use.
These earphones are ergonomically designed as ear-worn devices with three support points that conform to the head's bone structure: the temples, auricles, and occiput. This ensures a secure and comfortable fit. The body of the earphones is made from soft and skin-friendly materials, allowing for comfortable wear throughout the day without any pressure.
In addition to offering Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, they also have a built-in 32GB large memory, enabling you to download music and use it as an independent MP3 music player. With 32GB of memory, it can store over 5000 songs.
The Hi Runner excels in practicality, comfort, durability, and more. It is definitely a highly recommended gym equipment.
Samsung Gear Sport Smartwatch
Track your progress and stay motivated every day with the Samsung Gear Sport smartwatch. Perfectly suited to indoor sports sessions, it measures your heart rate continuously and helps you set new goals.
Gear Sport is swim ready and water resistant up to 50 meters/5ATM Get accurate, all day fitness tracking, easy calorie entry and personal coaching With Samsung Pay NFC compatibility, easily make a payment from your wrist Check your updates and receive and reply to calls and texts with a turn of the bezel; Wi Fi : 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz Compatible with Android and iOS smartphones.Main Display Size:1.2 inch.
9.nbsp;Dont forget the sanitizer
Gyms harbor a huge amount of germs since you share the machines (and the sweat!) with other members. To limit the risk of spreading germs, carry a disinfectant that you will use to clean your hands after each exercise.
· Wipes or napkins are a great alternative to disinfectant. You can use them to wipe your hands, and even more importantly, to wipe down the devices as well as the weights you are going to use. Another advantage of wipes or towels is that they won't spill and mess up your bag.
10.nbsp;Dont forget about first aid
It is very easy to get injured at the gym. You are exposed to blisters, small cuts and other abrasions on machines, with dumbbells or when doing push-ups. So be prepared for all eventualities by carrying bandages and plasters in your sports bag.
It's very easy to take too much with you. Make sure your bag contains only gym equipment you need. By the way, newcomers to workout may not consider workout earphones as essential, but those who exercise regularly have likely experienced the boredom of forgetting their earphones during workouts. A good pair of fitness earphones is crucial for staying motivated during exercise. If you're unsure about which one to choose, the Wissonly Hi Runner bone conduction earphones are an excellent option. They can be used for all types of sports, including swimming underwater!