You joined the gym, bought a new gym bag, and are ready to workout.
These are steps in the right direction but having a few gym essentials can help keep you motivated, clean, and comfortable. The number of thing that most women have a problem with is feeling comfortable in the gym. Females don’t want to sweat too much, their hair gets messy, and gym clothes aren’t always the most flattering. When you don’t feel comfortable in the gym, you won’t want to workout. This happens with women all the time. Keeping your gym bag full of the right workout gear for women can make all the difference in your gym experience.
Check out of some the best workout gear for women that you should keep with you in your gym bag!
HEART RATE MONITOR
Having a heart rate monitor will definitely help make sure you are on the right track. A heart rate monitor will tell you if you are working out at the right intensity or if you need to increase or decrease your intensity. Most heart rate monitors also tell you the amount of calories you burned and are equipped with stop watches and pedometers for other types of exercises. There are all kinds of heart rate monitors out there so find one that works for you!
Well, duh…But seriously, having a good, supportive sports bra can make all the difference for a woman working out. Females have it much harder than men do when it comes to picking out what to workout in. Keeping your girls supported and in place will help keep you focused on your workout rather than flopping all over the place. There are so many kinds of sports bras out there. Find one that fits your breast size. Make sure it is tight enough to keep you supported but not too tight to hurt your skin.
GERM FIGHTING WIPES AND HAND SANITIZER
Most gyms try to keep their facilities as clean as possible. They wouldn’t have much business if they let sweat pile up on the machines! But the gym is one place that even though the staff tries to keep it clean, bacteria likes to sneak up. Keeping your own sanitizing wipes in your gym bag will allow you wipe down each piece of equipment you use. Wiping it down yourself will ensure that you don’t attract any of that bacteria on your skin. Hand sanitizer is another great thing to have. Use it in between sets to keep your hands germ free!
A towel is definitely on the list of the best workout gear for women. While some people enjoy sweating, it is still courteous to wipe your brow when you have sweat dripping. You don’t want to drip sweat all over the floor while you’re doing your push ups. Keep a towel with you to wipe down every time you get a little sweat. Towels are also great to lay down on a yoga mat for your head. Even though the mat should be clean, you don’t know how many heads have been on it!
Keep your hands pretty and callous free by using a pair of gloves to workout. Callouses may show the tough side to a man but on a woman, they aren’t so flattering. Keeping a pair of gloves in your gym bag will make sure you avoid that rough feeling on your fingers from lifting. Gloves can also help your grip when lifting. Sometimes your hands get sweaty and your grip weakens. Wearing gloves will help avoid that!
Believe it or not, looking cute at the gym can be a big motivation to a lot of women. “When ya look good, ya feel good…” is a perfect way to look at it. Some women throw on a pair of legging from 30 years ago and their husbands old work t-shirt. They don’t feel sexy or ready to workout. They probably feel sluggish and ugly. Having a cute workout clothes wardrobe will make you want to go to the gym. You know when you buy a cute new dress or a new pair of jeans and you want to go out? It’s the same when it comes to working out. Buy some nice new leggings, a few razorbacks, and a couple nice new dry fit t shirts so you want to show them off at the gym! You’ll feel better and look better!