What’s in my gym bag?

I absolutely love ‘what’s in my bag‘ posts. Maybe I’m a bit nosy but I love seeing what others keep in their bags. I’d love to do a ‘what’s in my handbag?’ post, but I’m afraid it’s in no fit state for it’s insides to be seen at the moment! It needs a real clear out and several hundred old receipts and sweet wrappers removed before I can start that one.

However, my gym bag is a lot more organised! Plus, handbags can be a bit samey, but what we keep in our workout kits can vary hugely from person to person. I go to the gym 5 mornings a week so it’s a big part of my life. I also go before work at silly-o-clock in the morning, so it’s important for me to keep what I take streamlined, organised and to make sure I have everything I need. I hope you find this interesting and it might give you an insight into me and my fitness lifestyle.

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Workout Essentials

Gym towel – total essential if you are going to work HARD and get SWEATY!

Nike gym gloves – also really important if you are lifting weights of any size; callouses are not nice.

Phillips Bluetooth headphones – I literally can’t work out without my music blaring in my ears and I can’t be dealing with wires they get in my way. I love that these are white too they look awesome.

USA Pro hair bands – the best hair elastics for workouts; they hold my ponytail for an entire workout without needing fussing or redoing, plus the patterns and colours are so cool.

Digital sports watch – for timing exercises, rest periods or just keeping an eye on the time, having a digital watch is pretty essential for me in the gym.

Beauty Bits

After my workout I usually have a quick shower and shoot off for work, I only carry a few beauty products but they all do their job and are perfect for beauty on-the-go.

Molton Brown mini shower gel – the most compact shower gels I’ve one across, and they smell divine.

Clarins satin smooth body lotion – winter dry skin BE GONE! I use this on my hands too.

Impulse body spray – much lighter and less bulky than a bottle of perfume but still keeps me smelling nice!

Liz Earle instant boost skin tonic spritz – essential for rejuvinating my skin and making me feel awake and ready to take the day!

The Body Shop Seaweed Oil moisturiser – a lightweight cream which works wonders on my skin.

Cotton Wool


I hardly wear any makeup to work – I work with kids so it’s not like it would stay perfectly on my face anyway! And plus, I simply don’t have the time in the morning. But I do keep two things in my bag at all times just incase.

Bare Minerals liquid under eye concealer – for the tired eye days.

Burts Bees lip balm – this keeps my lips hydrated even in this weather.


Workout print out – I find deciding what workout I’m going to do in advance and having a print out of it helps me to focus in the gym and waste less time wandering around.

Pen- I like to write down my weights/ times on the workout sheet to try to improve next time.

Gym card

Phone – occasionally I feel the urge to take a gym selfie!

And that’s it! How about you? I’d love to know what’s in your gym bag!




  1. lovejennyxo December 7, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    Such a good post idea, i agree- purses are typically filled with receipts, wrappers, and a bunch of change at the bottom lol whereas a gym bag is much more personable and different! That gym towel is awesome! Hows the bare minerals concealer in regards to coverage? I’ve been trying to find a good under eye concealer for these tough winter mornings…

    xo, JJ

    • Jessica Emily December 8, 2016 / 6:12 am

      Haha glad I’m not alone with that one!!! I love the concealer – I’d say the coverage is medium but it’s very build-able. I like how easily it blends and doesn’t clump of flake at all! Xx

  2. Chloe December 8, 2016 / 5:12 pm

    I love this idea! I never usually take a bag with me to the gym but I’m going to now! Also I love the different essentials you have!

    – Chloe

  3. Amy December 9, 2016 / 10:38 am

    Nice gym kit! I’m intrigued by the hair bands . . I use those plastic cord bands at the moment which I really like as they don’t feel too tight like normal ones.

    • Jessica Emily December 9, 2016 / 8:22 pm

      They are seriously great! Well worth checking out xxx

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