Friday Five – What’s in my gym bag

Happy Friday!

This has been a loooong week and I’m so happy to see Friday come!

I’m linking up once again with Courtney, Mar and Cynthia for the Friday Five. Today’s topic “What’s in your gym bag?” couldn’t be more appropriate since I’ve been living at the gym lately working on getting stronger – in fact I had a great session with Trainer Stacey this morning that I’m sure I’ll be feeling the rest of the day 😉

Gym bag

Koss FitClips — I’ve made no secret of my love for music when I’m working out and since I’m not always a fan of the music playing in the gym, my  Koss FitClip earbuds are a must have.  I got to review these a year ago and they’ve been a fave ever since!

Koss Headphones

Strength training plan – I find I’m doing much better being consistent with my strength work now that I’mgym bag2 following a training plan just as I would do for running.  Seems so obvious right?!

Towel — My old gym didn’t offer a towel service, and even though my new gym does I find I never leave home without a towel in my bag.

Water bottle — Gotta stay hydrated right? And yes, there’s usually Nuun Energy in that Nuun water bottle – again it was a another product I got to review and have just kept right on using.

Multiple Shoes — One of the things I love about my gym bag is that it is roomy enough for multiple pairs of shoes. So if I hit the treadmill or elliptical I throw on my Wave Riders, but if I’m doing strength work I’d rather have the extra stability of my Asics Gel Pursue. The Gel Pursue definitely proved to be more shoe than I wanted for running, but I’m finding they offer the great stability I want for strength work – win! I also keep a pair of Nike Studio Wraps in the bag for when I head to my Pilates Barre classes. Yes I know…I have shoe issues 🙂

And speaking of my gym bag…I would be remiss if I did not mention just how much I love my Apera tote (you can check out my review here). It’s got a ton of pockets and holds everything I could possibly need with room to spare!

So what are you hauling around in your gym bag?  DC_linkup



  1. i also love nuun. i sometimes drink it all day long. have a great weekend!
    Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC recently posted…Five Things in My {Barre} BagMy Profile

  2. I always forget my towel… And in spin class this really backfires. I love the idea of having multiple shoes! I should start doing that!
    Joanna @ crazy runner blog recently posted…I just can’t run without…My Profile

  3. I like to bring my own towel too esp on swim days. I dont’ like to rely on theirs. Fun post to do. Happy Weekend
    Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…A Peek In My Gym BagMy Profile

  4. I wasn’t much of a gym goer either until strength training. I hope I stick with it! Could not agree more: Apera is the best gym bag I’ve ever owned.
    Marcia recently posted…#FridayFive: What’s In Your Gym Bag?My Profile

  5. Good stuff! I love my Apera bag, too
    misszippy recently posted…Relearning fueling for the long runMy Profile

  6. We’ve got to have our Nuun, Michelle! I can’t believe I left towel off my list…have a great weekend!
    Tara @ Running ‘N’ Reading recently posted…What’s In Your Gym Bag?My Profile

  7. Looks like your strength training is going well! It does make sense to have a written plan.
    Janelle @ Run With No Regrets recently posted…5 Things in My Gym BagMy Profile

  8. Glad to see we have some similar items in our Apera bags! Strength training is one of my goals for the year. Maybe if I wrote it out, I would stick to it. I feel guilty not completing something if it is on paper!
    Lisa @ Lisa Runs for Cupcakes recently posted…Friday Five: What’s in my gym bag?My Profile

  9. Love Nuun and using my own towel to wipe the sweat from my brow. 😉
    Coco (@Got2Run4Me) recently posted…How To Workout Before WorkMy Profile

  10. I carry a lot of books in my bag for reference, especially my strength training for runners book. I don’t go anywhere without it
    Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes recently posted…Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Smoothie Recipe #foodiefridayMy Profile

  11. My gym offers towels too but I’d much rather bring my own! And I have similar shoe issues 🙂
    Mar @ Mar on the Run recently posted…Friday Five: What’s in My Fitness Closet?!My Profile

  12. I started adding a towel to my bag as well. Some yoga studios don’t offer towels (or make you rent them), so been carrying them since.
    Jennifer recently posted…Friday Five – Favorite New Zealand MemoriesMy Profile

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