As a yoga instructor I carry around a workout bag everywhere I go. As a yoga instructor with a penchant for heavy leg days, I have multiple workout bags that I take depending on where I’m headed! I love having everything on hand, because with my rather hectic schedule I need to pop places at the drop of a hat.
But I am very much so a chuck-and-go kind of girl. I love being able to throw everything into a bag without much worrying about what it is touching, if it will scratch something, if it is dirty or wet, or any of the other myriad of gym bag faux-pas you might encounter. Generally my gym bag looks like this: whoops!
The staples: I carry multiple pairs of sneakers, one for lifting one for running, both Nike because I like how they fit me skinny feet. You can never have enough hair ties, especially cloth ones so that they don’t crease your hair, or KIND bars for a delicious quick pick me up. A water bottle (with a straw because I constantly spill water on myself) and Traumeel (read about how it fights post-workout muscle soreness in this post) are also a must-haves!
For when I need to head somewhere after a workout and don’t have time to pop home, I carry quite a few toiletry essentials. I love Burt’s Bees because they are sulfate and paraben free; I carry their Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleansing Towlettes for a quick way to remove makeup, and their shampoo and conditioner which both smell amazing and are super hydrating- great for here in dry, dry Denver! A natural deodorant with no aluminum, and an all-natural sore muscle salve are also great to have on hand!
Last, but absolutely not least, is my Venus Snap Razor, which I completely adore! I have used Venus razors for as long I can remember, I get replacement blades in my stocking every Christmas and really would never switch to any other brand! I had always carried the full size Venus razor in a baggie (no embarrassing moments teaching in tanktops, thank you!), but always was nervous that I was going to stick my hand into my gym bag and come out bloody (if you’ve ever accidentally sliced a finger it is not fun!).
This little Venus Snap Razor comes to the rescue! With it’s adorably cute size, a travel case that has vents so that it can dry out, and a handle that wont fall out of my hand it is my new must-have for everywhere! Complete with the Venus Embrace blade, and a ribbon of moisture to prevent nicking, it is a full size razor perfect for smoothness on the go!
Do you have any must-have gym essentials in your bag? Let me know in the comments below!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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