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.

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Monica Buck
Checklist
  • Gym Clothes

  • Workout-Specific Gear

  • Toiletries

  • Extras