For the busy gal constantly on-the-go, a well-packed gym bag can help you go from workout to work, looking and feeling fab along the way. Enhance that post-workout glow and read about how I like to go about my day with the help of thesE products!
HER Gym Bag Essentials:
cute outfit & training kicks - I love to say "You look good, you feel good, you have a great workout." Anyone else agree? I'm pretty obsessed with Nike's Rose Gold Training/Gym Collection. I also want to stress the importance of proper training shoes vs. running shoes. If you're training, be sure to look for a shoe made for cross-training workoutS and lateral movements. If you're not sure how to find the best shoe for the type of workouts you like to do, ask questions at your nearest fitness shoe retailer - they should be able to help!
durable gym bag - Win-win if your bag is large enough to fit everything you need to get a workout in anytime and anywhere and cute enough to compliment any outfit! :)
headphones - A rockin' playlist can make or break your workout. Ever wonder why people are obsessed with soulcycle? It's a dance party and the music is always on point. I recently came across these beats wireless headphones and they're definitely on my x-mas wish-list....plus, they come in rose gold to match all that Nike gear that's also on my list...
water bottle – The easiest thing you can do for your health and beauty is to make sure you stay properly hydrated. Always pack a water bottle and if you have to Ask iif you're drinking enough water, you're probably not. Drink up! I love SWELL Water bottles for my water and blender bottles to mix my protein powders into. Who says a water bottle can't be a complement to your wardrobe? Do you girl...
Healthy snacks – It’s important to eat within an hour of exercising to keep your body in fat-burning, muscle-building mode. No one likes you when you're #hangry. healthy protein bars and powders (keep them clean!) can keep you satiated until you have time to make a nutritious whole food meal. I love Gomacro bars, Rise Bars and also like to carry sample packs of Plant-based VEGA protein that i can mix with water incase I run out of bars or know I'll be going for a few hours without a meal. Plan ahead yo.
facial water – a rose water spritzer is great to follow up with after washing your face. These help give your skin a nice healthy (non-sweaty) glow. Love this Mario Badescu facial spray.
fitness-friendly makeup- I'm not for wearing makeup when I workout, but sometimes a little powder to even-up your skin-tone and give some coverage is needed. Sweat cosmetics allows skin to breathe and has added benefits that actually work to make skin healthier as it’s worn. This stuff has SPF in it too....Win-win.
dry shampoo- I'm not saying it's the end of hair-washing days, but dry shampoo is a convenient option if you're rushed in the morning, have somewhere to be after the gym, or have naturally oily hair. It can make flat, greasy, or even sweaty hair look presentable in a flash.
deodorant - 'Nuff Said. Go for a brand made with health ingredients like these from JASON.
toothbrush & paste - Anyone else's teeth clench up during an intense cycling or cardio class? Brushing my teeth always makes me feel refreshed before leaving the gym. Plus, who doesn't like smiling with strength and feeling confident post-workout? I really like Colgate's Enamel Health line. Strengthening and repairing your enamel from everyday wear and tear needs to be part of your daily personal healthy lifestyle routine!*
*My views alone., however I was given colgate toothpaste and tooth brush to review as a sponsored post.