May 02, 2022
What to Bring to the Gym

Staying active is hard enough without unexpected obstacles getting in the way. Something as simple as forgetting your hair tie or your favorite pullover can completely derail your exercise routine.

There is nothing more satisfying than hitting the gym with everything you need to crush a workout. You probably already know about the basics, such as a reusable water bottle, wireless headphones, gym shoes, cleansing wipes, and workout clothes. If you plan on taking a shower in the locker room after your training, you’ll always need hygiene essentials like shampoo, shower shoes, microfiber towel, deodorant, and clean clothes.

Of course, there’s no rule that says you can’t be both practical and stylish. Exercising is always more rewarding when you feel confident with your workout gear. Before your next gym session, stock your workout bag with the following gym essentials:

1. Game Changer Tote

You probably have a lot on your mind when going to the gym, like what equipment you’re going to use, how much time you have to get through your full workout, and how close you are to your fitness goals.

The last thing you want to worry about when heading to the gym is how you’re going to carry around all your gear. There are plenty of options when it comes to totes, but the perfect gym bag offers a few key features. Above all, it should be made from high-quality materials and be capable of carrying everything you need for your gym session.

Buffbunny Collection’s Game Changer Bag delivers on its name, offering everything you need to make your gym membership really pay off. This versatile, lightweight bag is especially helpful for fashionable ladies on-the-go. It makes it easy to pack everything you need to commute to and from the gym or health club. You’ll find interior pockets, a padded laptop sleeve, an exterior front pocket, and more.

If you’re like many gym-goers, you probably like to enjoy a healthy snack or a protein bar after your workout. The Game Changer Tote also contains a collapsible insulated pouch on the bottom of the bag to keep foods fresh.

2. Game Changer Backpack

Some prefer the convenience of a backpack over a tote. A backpack offers plenty of space to store all your gym essentials, like your flip flops, cross trainers, hand sanitizer, compact microfiber towel, and interval timer. They also offer several compartments to separate your items.

The Game Changer Backpack by Buffbunny Collection is an excellent option for both first time gym-goers and the regulars. This stylish backpack is a versatile piece, offering functions both inside and out. You’ll find multiple water-resistant pockets, a hidden laptop sleeve, a spacious interior, a mesh cup holder, and an insulated meal prep compartment.

Best of all, the Game Changer Backpack is easy to carry. Padded adjustable straps allow the wearer to achieve a comfortable fit, making it simple to bring the backpack from class or work directly to the gym. The nylon exterior and polyester lining are also easy to clean with a damp cloth.

3. Glute Band

Not all gym equipment has to be large and expensive. A glute band, aka “booty band,” is a simple piece that can easily enhance your workout by isolating and targeting the smaller glute muscles: gluteus medius and gluteus minimus.

There are countless benefits to using a glute band. They are durable, easy to use, lightweight, and can be packed in any gym bag. They also add variety to workouts and are excellent for all different levels of fitness.

Glute bands, available at Buffbunny Collection, are a great accessory to incorporate into your lower body workouts. These booty bands help to tone, sculpt, and build your booty by offering the perfect amount of resistance: light, medium, or heavy.

The Collection’s Premium Glute Bands are made of high-quality, durable fabric with non-slip natural latex grips. Each band also comes with a free Booty Band Workout Guide (E-Book) that showcases different ways to use the resistance band.

4. Headband

We all love those gorgeous layered haircuts, but face-framing layers and cardio workouts do not mix well. Nothing is more annoying that continuously having to stop your workout flow to re-adjust your ponytail because your hair won't stop falling in your face. The right headband can keep your hair in place, so you can stay focused.

Of course, not all headbands are made equal. Some headbands tend to slip off when the skin becomes slick, while others do not adequately absorb sweat. Some are just plain uncomfortable to wear due to poor quality materials or a lack of stretch.

When it comes to finding a headband that checks all your boxes, look no further than the Headbands from Buffbunny Collection. Available in a variety of colors and prints, these soft and stretchy headbands are the perfect lightweight gym accessory. Wear it on your nightly walk, while you’re working out, or even in the steam room.

Nubre fabric headbands feature gently brushed fibers that hold their shape with extended use and protect your hair during training sessions. You can trust these headbands to stay put, whether you’re on an exercise bike, cardio machine, or any other piece of equipment.

5. Scrunchies

There is a reason why so many women are tossing their cheap elastic bands in favor of trendy scrunchies. First, scrunchies provide both function and fashion. You can find these versatile accessories in a wide range of fabrics, colors, and patterns to match any gym clothes you may have.

Scrunchies also offer other key benefits. They are great for handling sweat, have adequate stretch for all volumes of hair, and can be used for a variety of styles, such as ponytails and messy buns. They also reduce hair damage compared to traditional elastic bands, which can pull hair from the roots and cause split ends.

At Buffbunny Collection, you’ll find fashion-forward Scrunchies in the Nubre Collection. Designed with a custom blend Nubre fabric, these quintessential scrunchies are incredibly stretchy, lightweight, and effective at keeping the hair in place with their powerful internal elastic. Nubre fabric features gently brushed soft fibers that firmly secure your hair in place, whether you’re running on the treadmill at top speed or upside down on a yoga mat. For both function and style, a scrunchy can’t be beat.

Little tip: Hair ties are easy to forget, but absolutely essential to a workout which is why you should always have a few spare scrunchies in your bag, so next time you "swear you packed one", you don't have to beg a staff member at the front desk to lend you one.

6. Light Pullover or Jacket

Have you ever noticed some people wearing a pullover or jacket when they work out or directly after they exercise? It isn’t always because they’re chilly. In reality, sporting a light pullover or jacket can have a direct impact on your health and the overall effectiveness of your workout.

While you work out, wearing a jacket can help you sweat more. The extra fabric acts as insulation which causes your heart rate to increase and your blood to circulate faster in an attempt to cool down your body. As your heart rate increases, the blood pumps faster to the muscles that need replenishment.

When you stop your workout, your muscles remain hot for some time and your core temperature temporarily remains above normal. Adding a light pullover or jacket helps keep your body at a high temperature longer, meaning you continue to sweat and nourish your muscles.

The Escandala Pullover by Buffbunny Collection is a sophisticated option for your gym workouts. This stylish pullover is designed with a drawstring waistband, a comfortable hood, and secure thumbholes. It also has luxury mesh throughout to help keep you cool during intense workouts.

7. An Extra Top (Just in Case)

Buffbunny extra workout top to bring to the gym

Comfort is an absolute essential in the gym. If you don't feel comfortable and confident in what you're wearing, you won't be able to focus and get the most out of your workout. There are a lot of cute, trendy exercise tops and sports bras out there, but stopping every few minutes to re-adjust your outfit or not having the right amount of support is beyond frustrating. That's why you should always have a dependable go-to top in your gym bag, just in case that new impulse buy doesn't fit like it did in the Instagram ad.

is the ultimate classic. Designed in our custom-blend Nubre fabric with buttery soft touch and second-skin feel, this versatile athletic top will keep you feeling comfortable and secure throughout any workout.

Stocking Your Gym Bag

Going to the gym can sometimes be an intimidating experience, especially if you’re new to working out. Whether you have a personal trainer, are checking out new fitness studios for a class that fits your needs, or are working out solo, you’ll want to ensure that you have all the essentials to keep you comfortable and to ensure you enjoy the most effective workout.

At Buffbunny Collection, you’ll find a wide selection of women’s comfortable, stylish performance fitness apparel and accessories. Feel confident in and out of the gym with workout clothes designed by women for women.

 

Written by Heidi Somers