You wonder what your gym hygiene kit should your gym bag contain so that you could get out of the gym clean and fresh?
Workout gyms are not the cleanest facilities out there considering that so many people sweat on the same exercise equipment. So, if you want to workout you have to get dirty. That doesn’t mean, though, that you should leave the gym like that.
And if you have the necessary tools in the gym bag you could leave the gym fresh and hygienic.
Here are 5 hygiene products that need to be in your gym bag for staying fresh and clean after a good workout.
1. Antibacterial body wipes
Why do you need antibacterial body wipes in the gym?
Taking a shower in the gym after the workout is not always an option because you need to go to work or to a meeting.
In such a case, you should remove the salty sweat off your body and that's where antibacterial body wipes come into play.
Body wipes are useful when, after the gym workout, you need to take a shower in couple of minutes so that you can quickly run to the next place.
Here are some good body wipes options on Amazon:
DUDE Shower Body Wipes
Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand & Face wipes
Using a deodorant in the gym is important in two ways.
First, it's recommended to use a deodorant before the gym workout because, after dripping sweat, you won't have to worry about disturbing other gym members with your body odor.
Second, a taking a shower at the gym or clean your body using antibacterial wipes, it's recommended to apply deodorant to maintain the freshness of your body.
A deodorant provides long-lasting odor and sweat protection.
Here are some good deodorant options to consider on Amazon:
Native Deodorant - Natural Deodorant for Women and Men
Old Spice Deodorant for Men
Zaffre Natural Deodorant for Women and Men
3. Shower gel
If you gym provides you with a clean and safe shower, take a shower after the workout. This washes your body immediately so that you can leave the locker room refreshed.
You'll need a 2 in 1 hair and body shampoo in this case and here is a good solution for men and women.
Suave Men Body Wash and Shampoo
Solimo Body Wash for Women
4. Gym towel
When you are at the gym, you'll need to two types of towels.
First type of towel is the one that you are taking with you in the gym. This type of towel creates a barrier between other gym member's sweat and you. Use this towel to clean the gym equipment after you or put it under you to create a barrier between you and the exercising equipment.
First type of towel, which is usually bigger, is used to dry out after taking a shower after the workout in the gym.
I found good options on Amazon. See below.
Personalized Fitness Towel (Add Your Name)
SUPERIOR Solid Egyptian Cotton 2-Piece Bath Towel Set
FACESOFT ECO-Friendly Yoga Sweat Towel
FACESOFT Activated Charcoal | Personal Yoga Sweat Towel
5. Flip flop or Sandals
if you are taking a shower at the gym it's recommended to wear flip flops or sandals.
Wearing flip flops in the gym shower avoids getting in contact with the shower floor or the floor in the locker room, which protects your feet from catching a fungal disease.
I found some good flip flop and sandal options on Amazon. See below.
Adidas Men's Adilette Shower Slide Sandal
Adidas Women's Adilette Comfort
6. Gym bag
There are quite a few things that you need to take with you into the gym to maintain a good hygiene and you can't grab all that in your hands. You need a gym bag.
A gym bag allows you to put inside everything you need to have a quality workout while maintaining a good hygiene. A gym bag can fit inside your workout shoes, clothes, water bottle, the towels and everything you need for showering.
I found these two gym bags on Amazon. One for women and the other one for men. See below.