Gym Bag Essentials

Move Fitness Owner Sara Willis shares her workout bag essentials

Get a fresh start on the year with a new workout routine and new gym bag essentials. Here’s what the workout experts say about what to splurge on and what you don’t have to.

For safety and comfort, start with proper footwear. “Asics has the best foot support for working out at the gym,” says Personal Trainer Sara Willis. For daily hydration and recovery, Sara recommends a stainless-steel reusable water bottle. Warm up your tight spots pre-workout with some foam rolling to prevent injury and make workouts more enjoyable. Sara swears The Orb massage ball is a total lifesaver, and it’s small enough to stash in your gym bag. To care for the suppleness and strength of your hands, you should also have workout gloves. Be a courteous fitness buddy and wipe down your "sweat angels" with your own personal towel to keep your fitness center clean and sanitary. And before you go running off to the gym for your “me time,” get a set of noise-cancelling headphones to tune out the world and tune into you.

1. Asics Shoes. Asics online, $99.95

2. Stainless Steel Reusable Water Bottle. Target, $16.99

3. Champion Workout Gloves. Target, $14.49

4. The [Small] Towel. Lululemon, $18.

5. Noise-Cancelling Headphones. Bose, $399.95

6. Orb Mobility Massage Ball. Amazon, $14-$30

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