How to Pack The Perfect Gym Bag

How to Pack The Perfect Gym Bag

Karma Kollective is all about health - and that includes working out and keeping our bodies in tip-top shape. It can be a struggle to balance gym life with everything else you have going on - work, school, family, travel, etc. Don’t worry, we’re here to help show you how to pack the perfect gym bag so you can grab and go without having to fret about missing anything you may need to keep going.

Find the perfect gym bag

Obviously you need a good gym bag to hold everything you’re going to need during/after a good workout. Everyone has their own unique needs and preferences so it’s up to you to decide which gym bag is right for you. Some things you may want to look for in your ideal gym bag: a wet/dry compartment, shoe compartment (or baggie), and comfy straps (esp if you plan to tote your gym bag around before/after work or school).

Invest in a laundry bag

Some gym bags will include these but it’s important to find and use one to hold your dirty (and possibly damp) workout clothes.

Carry a pair of shower shoes

Make sure to keep a pair of shoes to wear in the gym shower in your gym bag. These don’t have to be anything fancy. A cheap $3-$10 pair of rubber flip flops will work - they’re thin, lightweight, and easily replaceable.

Dry Spray

Perfect for on-the-go, if you’re not planning to shower immediately after a workout.

Extra socks/underwear

It’s not uncommon to sweat through your socks so throw an extra pair inside of your bag. In addition, toss in a clean pair of undies to change into post-workout or after your shower.

Dry Shampoo

In case you decide to skip a shower and head straight out to breakfast or coffee. A good dry shampoo will reduce greasiness and make your hair smell fresh.


Don’t get caught working out in silence (or having to listen to gym bros throwing their weights down on the floor like a bunch of neanderthals). Toss a pair of noise cancelling headphones into your gym bag to ensure you stay motivated with your favorite playlist while you hit the treadmill.

Water bottle

It’s important to keep hydrated during and after your workout! Leave an empty water bottle inside of your gym bag to ensure you always have one on hand to fill up at the gym.

Headbands and hair ties

Nothing is worse than trying to workout while sweaty locks keep swishing in front of your face.


We don’t expect anything to major to happen but you never know when a blister might strike, especially if you’re just breaking in a pair of new running shoes.

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