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Gym Bag Essentials Checklist

You want to lift weights at the gym, not on your way to the gym. A well-edited gym bag will lighten your load and still let you pamper yourself or prep for a post-exercise outing. Look for a water-resistant bag that's compact enough to fit in a standard locker but roomy enough to hold the extras.

Gym Clothes

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    Shorts or Lycra pants

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    T-shirt

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    Socks

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    Sports bra

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    Sneakers

Workout-Specific Gear

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    Swim cap, goggles, and bathing suit

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    Weight-lifting gloves

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    Yoga mat

Toiletries

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    Small bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash

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    All-in-one facial wipes

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    Travel-size toothpaste and toothbrush with plastic cap

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    Deodorant

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    Travel-size hairbrush or comb

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    Hair elastics

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    Plastic bag filled with just-in-case items, such as tampons, blister pads, bandages, pain reliever, a razor

Extras

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    Water bottle

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    MP3 player

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    Flip-flops

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    Compact microfiber towel

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    Plastic bag for your wet bathing suit or workout clothes