What to Bring to the Gym – Fall Gym Bag Essentials


This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own.

Fall is here and it’s the perfect time to get back into the gym, find a new fitness routine and get a jump start on your health goals.

I train all year round with weight lifting, Yoga and a little Zumba. The colder months can bring challenges to a fitness routine and I’m excited to share with you some of my favorite gym bag essentials that I can’t live without. Hopefully I can inspire some of your gym bag essentials!

What to Bring to the Gym - Fall Gym Bag Essentials

My gym bag has been the home to many products, but these are the products that are essential to me and my gym bag.

1 – The Gym Bag of course! A cute bag can often inspire me to make that trip to the gym, even when I don’t want to.

2 – Knee Sleeves. If you are into squatting as part of your fitness routine, knee sleeves are a savior during the colder months. When it’s cold out, warming up and staying warm is difficult. Knee sleeves will bring tons of warmth to the joints and keep them warm during your entire workout.

3 – Yoga Block. Stretching is essential, but even more so during the colder months. Muscles and joints get stiff and mobility is a little more challenging. I love the yoga block for helping me get into some of the more difficult stretching and yoga poses.

What to Bring to the Gym - Fall Gym Bag Essentials

4 – Goodie Bag of Must-Haves! I keep a clear plastic tote in my gym bag filled with all of the little things that become huge essentials in the Fall.

  • Protein Bars and snacks to help re-fuel after workouts
  • Make-up removers to remove foundation before working out. Removing makeup before sweating will help to prevent clogged pores and breakouts!
  • Hair ties. I’ve forgotten hair ties and broken many at the gym.
  • Degree® Dry Spray in Ultra Clear. Body odor at the gym is an embarrassment. You don’t want to be THAT person! Degree® Dry Spray is made with MOTIONSENSE® Technology, giving you ultimate odor control. The more you move, the more it works. I go with the Ultra Clear because there is a ton of black in gym clothes and this keeps the white marks off of your tank tops and shirts.
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    Buy 1, Get 1 50% OFF WITH CARD Select Axe, Dove or Degree® Dry Spray Antiperspirant products. Hurry! 
  • Feminine Products. Always keep a few on hand! Whether you have pelvic floor problems when squatting or deadlifting. Or if you happen to start your period AT the gym. These will always be handy.
  • Pain medication. I’ve walked into the gym with a headache and had the worst workout ever. Never again.

5 – Water and Protein Shaker Bottle. These are a must during any season! Hydration is important and can often be neglected in the cooler months. 

What to Bring to the Gym - Fall Gym Bag Essentials

6 – Some of my favs!

  • Bluetooth Headphones. No one wants to get caught up in cords. Sync some bluetooth headphones up, turn on a great song and have an awesome workout!
  • Chapstick and Lotion. The air is getting dry! Have these on hand for those drying moments
  • Headbands. Cute headbands keep the sweat and hair out of your face. 
  • Liquid Chalk. If you are weight lifting, liquid chalk is a MUST in the Fall! It’s cold and flu season, you won’t find me sharing a block of chalk that has been touched by the entire gym community.
  • Hand Sanitizer. Same as above. Everyone seems to think it is okay to come to the gym when they are sick. Keep yourself healthy, wash those hands and sanitize!

7 – Lifting Straps. These are in my bag all year round. Great for weight lifting!

8 – Shoes! Make sure you are working out in the proper shoes. I have canvas shoes for weight lifting and other shoes for cardio/plyo and conditioning work. The wrong shoes can make or break your workout.

Which of these products will you be adding to your Fall gym bag?


18 thoughts on “What to Bring to the Gym – Fall Gym Bag Essentials

  • November 20, 2017 at 10:43 am
    These are all really great gym bag essentials! I am going to have to bookmark this. Reply
  • November 17, 2017 at 4:10 am
    Great tips! I am going to start back going to the gym next month so this was right on time and really helpful. Thank you! Reply
  • November 17, 2017 at 12:48 am
    All great things to put in the gym bag. Speaking of the gym, I really need to get back into it. I miss the gym! Reply
  • November 16, 2017 at 10:32 pm
    Thanks for the tips. I need to get back into the gym after the first of the year. Reply
  • November 16, 2017 at 8:54 pm
    Just in time I was going to take my bag to the car soon your post was a good reminder I'm missing few things I had to restock. Reply
  • November 16, 2017 at 8:13 pm
    I really need to get back into my gym game. I miss sweating out my stress! Reply
  • November 16, 2017 at 8:07 pm
    I need those knee sleeves ... what an awesome accessory! I could definitely use some updated gym items. Reply
  • November 16, 2017 at 8:00 pm
    I never really thought about changing the necessities in my bag based on the season. These are definitely great items for a fall gym bag. Reply
  • November 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm
    These are great gym bag items. I always have some protein bars and extra water in mine. I like to carry a change of clothes just in case I need them. Reply
  • November 16, 2017 at 6:45 pm
    The dry spray is definitely going to be important. Our local gym has so many cool classes but they can be intense! Reply
  • November 16, 2017 at 2:02 pm
    I usually just go to the gym, and leave, without much thought to what to bring. This is a great list of things to take. Reply
  • November 16, 2017 at 1:38 pm
    Knee sleeves are something I need to check out. I definitely feel the wear in my knees more in the colder weather. You have some great tips here! Reply
  • November 16, 2017 at 11:40 am
    Love it! I always bring deodorant and a change of clothes when I go to the gym. I don't want to stink up my car with sweat! Reply
  • November 16, 2017 at 10:46 am
    That protein bar looks great! Whether you're lifting or doing cardio, you need protein when you're finished. I need to get some of these. Reply
  • November 16, 2017 at 9:57 am
    I always forget to bring my protein bars with me! I have forgotten my earphones on more than one occasion also. I should just keep that stuff in my bag LOL. Reply
  • November 15, 2017 at 12:40 pm
    I love this! I just started going back to the gym and find myself adding more things to my gym bag everyday as I realize that I need them! This is a great list! I've never heard of knee sleeves before I think I need some! Reply

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