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02-01-2007, 09:12 PM
I want to buy a gym bag, and it got me to thinking what others bring with them to the gym on a regular basis. I just got an ipod and love it (with the armstrap thingy.) I also have my heart rate monitor. I usually bring a book, my water bottle, but I didn't have a comb today. I'm thinking a small makeup bag would be good too, though I often come straight home (though I went food shopping today.) I don't plan out my days well. I'm thinking some form of food would be good, and chapstick and lotion, etc.

So, do you have any interesting stuff in your gym bag?

02-01-2007, 09:30 PM
Mp3 player, shoes, and usually a book and a sweater for when I leave (its cold!) And a giant water bottle. Face wash and a toothbrush, and an emergency supply of snack bars in case I get famished. Extra hairties and clips to pull my hair back into its workout pigtails.

02-01-2007, 09:52 PM
I don't have a gym bag...but its because i live right down the street and all i ever bring is my ipod, bottle water, and a small towel.

02-01-2007, 11:00 PM
depending on the day, I have either my boxing gloves and hand wraps, or my running shoes and iPod stuff.

I always have sweat pants, a sweat shirt, a hat, extra hair thingies and up until recently there was a random mouth guard in there. I shudder to think how old, and how gross it might have been.

02-02-2007, 12:17 AM
Pretty much some of what's been listed, but I noted no one mentioned the one item we can never do without....hair dryer. ;)

02-02-2007, 01:07 AM
My gym has hairdryers in the ladies locker room, which saves me a ton of space.

02-02-2007, 02:34 AM
All of the above plus extra socks plus a plastic bag to put my sweaty clothes in. Also a pen and notebook with my weights workout listed. I don't usually shower at the gym - just go on home - but when I know I'm going to I stick my travel toilet kit in. It has everything I need. My gym has hairdryers too, thank goodness. :)

02-02-2007, 04:29 AM
sneakers, a small towel, ipod, HR monitor, big bottle of water, hair elastics, lotion, chapstick, and apple for the after the gym crave...

02-02-2007, 06:47 AM
Ok here we go (I'm in the process of swapping over so I do know everything in there! :lol: )

First of all (won't apply to many!) sparring kit
boxing gloves, shin guards, foot pads, 3 random mouth guards, hand wraps
skipping rope
deep heat
badger balm
micropore tape
pro plus
gym card
lifting gloves
spare sports bra
footeze (little half sock things that I sometimes use in MMA)
spare £1s for the lockers
another membership card
numerous water bottles

I think that's it!!! :lol:

I seem to be a fair bit scruffier than you girls - no personal grooming products :rofl: I don't even bother with a hairbrush after it's been fuzzed up by other people's boxing gloves! :D Scruffy and proud!

02-02-2007, 11:33 AM
Wow, thanks for the replies. I saw mentioned a few things I could add to my bag (which I will try to buy today.) I think I need a bigger bag than I originally thought. I guess I just want to be better prepared.

What happens is I go to the gym, all dressed in my gym clothes, and then decide to go shopping afterwards, and then I look like a shlump. Perhaps I need to start changing at the gym, and even contemplate the shower and all. I come home, exhausted, then plop in front of the computer, and 3 hours finally decide to shower, and haven't accomplished anything.

I think I have to rethink my whole day actually...lol. Going to the gym take up a lot of time.

Oh, a lock, did anyone mention bringing a lock?

02-02-2007, 11:42 AM
Shower shoes!!! I cant get in those public showers without them!

02-02-2007, 03:32 PM
lock, body glide, deodorant, hairbrush with ponytail holders wrapped on the handle
about a gajillion stringcheese wrappers
apple stringcheese and water

diapers, diaper wipes, changing pad and spare baby outfit (although usually I just bring in the whole dang diaper bag too)

02-02-2007, 03:33 PM
Shower shoes!!! I cant get in those public showers without them!

I bring shower shoes to the pool but not the gym...weird huh?

02-02-2007, 04:24 PM
Let's see

Carmex (lip balm)
weight gloves
baggie with face cleansing pads
trial size Olay facial moisturizer
shower shoes
id card
water bottle
small towel
workout book


02-02-2007, 05:20 PM
2frustrated~ war? or the gym? just jokeing, but u are one **** of a ready girl...my sisters like that, with her purse, anytime i need anything, eyeliner, comb, floss, bandaids, shes got it..lol...and all in a not so large very well organized purse...

yes on the shower shoes! all though they are community showers where i go, its a european thing, so i refuse to shower with seven size 0 ladies...maybe one daY!

02-02-2007, 09:13 PM
Well, I don't take a "bag". But my big purse always has (for gym):

*Clorox Wipes (I always take one out in the locker room and wipe down my cardio machine - It drives me crazy that they don't have some disinfecting spray and paper towels for customers to wipe down before and after). Plus, I seem to be a sort of germ-a-phobe and it makes me relax to know that I have wiped it down. If I don't wipe the EFX or Treadmill down, I continuously think about it (and do the math about number of users) during my workout. :dizzy:

*Lock for locker
*Gym Id


02-05-2007, 11:21 AM
I teach dance classes at the local gym/athletic club, so my bag is probably a bit different than everyone elses:

*Leg Warmers* (80's yes I know, but as much as I dance some days-I need to keep my ankles and calves warm-they were a dancer staple before they were a fashion statement. :lol: )
*Class Sign In Sheet*
*Music CD's* (for class)
*3 yard veil-extra light habotai silk*
*Saroyan Finger Cymbals*
*Class Itinerary/Choreography Sheets*
*Handouts for class, if needed*
*Muscle Rub*
*Bottle Of Water*
*Pen-Pilot V5 Extra Fine* (I only write with a certain kind. :lol: )
*Hip Scarf/Wrap*
*Safety Pins*
*Lip Balm/Gloss*
*Lyric Sandals* (dance sandals that basically keep your toes/heel barefoot, but they strap on and protect the balls of your feet.)

I think that is it on most days...

02-05-2007, 04:57 PM
I have three bags--a large bag for the days I do water aerobics, a large bag for the days I do cardio stuff, and a small bag with weight lifting stuff that I put into the large bags.

Water Aerobics Bag
clean undies and socks
swim jacket
water socks
face cream
body lotion
water bottle
Weight Bag

Cardio Bag
extra bra
running shoes
a small towel
water bottle
Weight Bag

Weight Bag
lifting gloves
iPod on arm band
case for the ear bud
extra ear buds
small towel
reading glasses