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Your Gym Bag Essentials

3 MIN READ • 4th December 2022

The seven items you need for your best workout ever

Want to up your gym game? You’re in luck as we’ve rounded up all the best accessories and equipment you’ll ever need to ensure you stay on top form before, during and after your workout.


    • Your Gym Bag EssentialsStay supported
    • Sports bras may not be the most glamorous of items but they are an essential nevertheless! The new air control bra from Anita Active has a unique delta pad foam cup which is triangular-shaped and covered with mesh to allow for optimum ventilation when powering through a tough session. It also has a wide under band with tiny holes throughout to allow moisture and heat to escape from your body, keeping you cool at all times. Available in sizes sizes 30-42 AA-E, 30-38 F-G, 30-36 F-H. £54,

    • Your Gym Bag EssentialsSnack on
    • For those of you with a sweet tooth, we’ve found your perfect post-gym snack! The USN Muscle Fuel Anabolic bars pack in over 30g of premium protein while still tasting delicious, available in flavours such as cookies and cream and peanut butter. Plus, they are super handy to slip inside your bag and snack on when the hunger pangs strike. £36 for box of 12,

    • Your Gym Bag EssentialsDrink up
    • We all know the importance of keeping hydrated while exercising and the BRITA Active XL is the perfect water bottle for this! Its squeezable and BPA free design allows easy access to one litre of water to keep you performing at your best. If that wasn’t enough, the innovative MicroDisc technology filters water as you drink, reducing chlorine and other substances but still retaining key minerals to keep your H20 fresh! £39.18,

    • Your Gym Bag EssentialsPower through
    • If you need an extra boost to get you going for a big workout, then look no further than Lily and Loaf’s Solstic Energy. Simply mix the sachet with water to enjoy a great tasting drink on-the-go and the natural blend of energy releasing ingredients will provide you with stamina.

    • Your Gym Bag EssentialsGet your vitamin boost
    • When life gets busy, getting enough of the right foods each day can sometimes seem like a big ask, so there are times when we need an extra boost of vitamins and minerals. VÖOST effervescent tablets can help fill some of these nutritional gaps. VÖOST offer a range of funky and delicious effervescent vitamins and minerals, designed to suit your busy lifestyle. Currently on three for two at Boots and Tesco. Stock up while you can! £2.99,

    • Your Gym Bag EssentialsPut your best food forward
    • Any excuse for a new pair of shoes and we love this bright pair of trainers from Skechers! The Flex Appeal 2.0 combines comfort and style for the perfect gym footwear. With a light-weight design you’ll still be supported without anything weighing you down, giving you the flexibility to push your workout to new heights! £62,

  • Your Gym Bag EssentialsDon’t throw in the towel
  • Sweat is inevitable when you hit the gym but it needn’t slow you down. Instead of sitting out on the action when you want to cool off, reach for My Cooling Towel which helps you to dry off while staying active, keeping you at your best. Just Wet it- Wring it – Wave it to activate the cooling technology. Use the code 3FOR2HW to get three towels for the price of two.
Meet the writer
Vicky Warrell
H&W deputy editor

As H&W's deputy editor, I'm lucky enough to cover everything from celebrities to skincare. At the weekend, I'm happiest when adding to my ever-expanding houseplant collection, swimming laps at my local lido, spending time with my family and... Discover more

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