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Gym Bag Essentials for Women On the Go

gym bag essentials

If you’re like me, “get back in shape” is scribbled in all caps on your list of New Year’s resolutions. For many of us, that means getting up and getting back to the gym. Sacred Child Beauty is back with another What’s in my bag?workout edition. Just like I have everything I need to survive on a deserted island in my purse, the same goes for my gym bag. Read on for a list of must-have accessories every woman should carry with them to a workout.

Gym Bag Essentials

Spare gym clothes/sneakers

Let’s be real. What’s the point of going to the gym if you’re not going to sport a cute outfit? For days when you’re always on-the-go, a change of clothes and sneakers are a must in your duffel… otherwise you’ll be working out in slacks. 

Water bottle

This is a must-have whether you go to the gym or not because hydration is key to a healthy lifestyle. A reusable, BPA-free bottle like Oldley’s is ideal to carry on you every day. It has time markers to track your progress and it’s leak-proof, so it won’t spill in your gym bag.


Whether you want to listen to a podcast, playlist, or avoid interactions with other people, headphones will do the trick. I take my Apple AirPods to every workout. They eliminate the wire hazard and cancel-out noise around you (perfect for that “avoid interactions” part).

Cleansing Wipes/micellar water

Never workout with makeup on. I repeat, never. If you do, you’re just asking for clogged pores. While I’m not a huge proponent of makeup wipes, they work in a pinch. However, Garnier’s Micellar Water and a cotton pad are the real dynamic duo for a fresh face.  

gym bag essentials


An absorbent towel or a washcloth is all you need to soak up sweat and keep the gym equipment clean. Remember to always wipe down equipment with disinfecting wipes whether you leave a trail of sweat or not. For all my Seinfeld fanatics: it’s not a gesture of intimacy.  

Dry Shampoo

When it’s not hair wash day but you need a little refresher for your roots, dry shampoo is your best friend. Batiste’s Original Dry Shampoo is sulfate free, formulated with keratin, and has a lovely scent. It also comes in a travel size for a small spritz on-the-go!

Shower products

Hair wash day or not, there’s nothing better than a post-workout shower. I mean, some of the perks of a gym membership are the amenities. Always carry some bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash to freshen up after a sweat sesh… just don’t forget your shower shoes. 


Makeup before a workout is a big no-no… but who said anything about after? Sacred Child Beauty’s clean, non-toxic cosmetics will give you a healthy, post-workout glow- especially if you load up on highlighter


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A protein bar can give you all the energy you need to get through a workout… or recover from one. RXBAR’s are packed with protein and clean ingredients for all your nutrition needs. Give one a try!

Now that you have a list of all the gym bag essentials, there’s no excuse to sit out. Get up, get out, and get glowing, Sacred Beauties. Until next time, be sure to let us know in the comments: what’s in your gym bag? 

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