Never miss another workout with this motivating gym bag gear
If there’s one thing we know about ourselves, it’s that sticking to a regular workout regimen requires a little self-imposed trickery. We’re less likely to skip our evening date with the gym, for example, if our gym bag is packed, ready to go and perched in the passenger seat. It’s like the good angel on our shoulder (er, make that our deltoid muscle) telling us to go get our sweat on, even though it’s tempting to head straight home and become one with the couch after a long day.
Carry these gym goodies and excuse-busters in your bag to make sure you’ll never miss another workout.
A new outfit is a confidence booster. A new outfit, plus endorphins, is a supersized confidence booster. Take inventory of your workout clothes, toss the pieces that have lost elasticity or that look dingy and replace them with some new duds. You needn’t spend a fortune, but you’ll be amazed how much a few new pieces motivate you to hit that treadmill. We love this graphic “Work It” tank, $7, Old Navy, and this Adidas graphic T-shirt, on sale for $26.80, Nordstrom, that has a print bold enough for your advanced hip hop class.
Cozy neck sweatshirts
Move over hoodie, there’s a new trend in athletic outerwear this season. Cozy circle necks on long-sleeved athletic tops and sweatshirts are the perfect layering piece for your car-to-gym trek. Get in on the comfy trend with the Nike Inifinity Dri-Fit knit cover up, $110, Nordstrom, $110, or the Hurdle wrap neck pullover, $89, Athleta.
Stop buying bottled water (for the sake of your wallet and Mother Earth) and hydrate in style with a Bobble water bottle, $12.99, Target. Why we love it? The Bobble bottle holds 34-ounces (Yes! We don’t have to jump off the treadmill mid workout to refill our bottle!) and features a replaceable carbon filter that removes chlorine other contaminants from tap water.
Like to squeeze your workout in during the lunch hour, but don’t want to return to the office looking disheveled? No sweat! Literally. Spray a dry shampoo on your ‘do before you work out and it will absorb any extra oil so that you can untie your ponytail and head back to work for a productive afternoon. The Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo, $22, Sephora, is made with an eco-certified bamboo extract and it will absorb oil and product build-up—keeping your volume in tact even after a grueling cardio session.
Untether yourself from your phone (seriously, no checking work email at the gym!) with a pair of wireless headphones. Get in your perfect workout groove with these noise-cancelling Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Studio wireless headphones, $341.99, Best Buy. Pricey? Yes. But incentive to get yourself to the gym daily? Priceless.