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Life Made Easy: Gym Bag Essentials

Get inspired to make life easier for yourself (and more pleasant for others) at the gym with just a few handy items. You'll thank yourself for throwing Assata McKenzie's favourite finds into your own gym bag!

1. Fabric softener sheets

Keeps everything in your gym bag fresh. Stick a sheet in each of your gym shoes to help combat unwanted odours.

2. Breath mints

After all that heavy breathing, you'll probably want a breath mint. Plus, you never know who you'll run into.

3. Tech arm band (for your smartphone or music player)

This is a great way to stash your phone and gym key on the go, whether you're listening to music as you work out or just want to keep your phone handy.

4. Bamboo face wipes

These biodegradable wipes are a quick way to refresh yourself after a workout.

5. Flip flops

To keep your personal hygiene top-notch and keep foot bacteria at bay, flip-flips are a must for the shower / changeroom, or walking to yoga class in your gym.

6. Roll-on perfume

This alternative to a spray is easy to transport and won't bother others around you (no spritzing required). If your gym is a scent-free environment, just roll the perfume en route to your next destination!

7. Dry shampoo

If you're going somewhere after the gym, dry shampoo helps you revitalize your hair after a sweaty workout without the time and styling commitment of a full wash.

8. Word lock

A lock that uses words instead of a number code is easier to remember when you're in a post-workout haze.

9. Mesh bag

Store your sweaty gym clothes in a mesh bag to keep things neat, tidy, and organized.

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