Whether you’re going to the gym for the first time or watching at-home exercise videos on YouTube, starting a new workout routine can always seem challenging. You might not know how to use certain equipment or what kind of bag you need to fit everything (the list goes on). If you’re unsure of what you need to kickstart your fitness journey, don’t fret! We have compiled a list of all the essentials you need so you can walk into the gym — or your living room — with all the confidence.
Price: $30.00 to $60.00 (depending on colour)
Of course, the first thing you’re going to need is an outfit to work out in. This set of gym shorts and sports bra is the perfect outfit. You can throw on a baggy shirt if you’re not comfortable showing too much skin, or just wear it as is!
With a “moisture-wicking tech stretch fabric that keeps you comfortable and dry” and a flattering silhouette, these tech stretch short-sleeve T-shirts will be your best friend while sweating away on the treadmill.
From yoga to a HIIT session, these leggings are perfect for any activity. They are high waisted, non see-through AND has pockets; talk about perfection!
It’s always important to hydrate yourself during a workout. This 30oz plastic water bottle has markers that help you track your water consumption. With a double lock cap and removable filter, this bottle is safe for all your activities.
Perhaps you’re someone who loves aesthetics… well, this bottle is perfect for you. This stainless steel water bottle is sleek and comes in a variety of colours. The double-walled stainless steel has an insulated copper layer that maintains your water temperature.
If you’re looking for a bottle for your protein shakes, this Helimix 2.0 shaker bottle has a vortex blender design you can shake to make a good shake. It is also leak-proof so you don’t have to worry about spillage in your bags.
A gym bag is a versatile piece you absolutely need. Of course, no one will stop you from using a backpack or a purse, but having a designated bag for the gym will make things simple and straightforward. This bag has a separate compartment for your shoes so your clothes and towels won’t get dirty. It’s waterproof, comes in over 10 different colours, and can be used as an overnight bag!
These satin scrunchies are great to avoid sweaty hair constantly stuck to your skin while exercising. They don’t snag or pull on your hair. Plus, they come in various colours so you can look cute while having a great workout session.
If scrunchies aren’t your thing, try these claw clips instead. This particular pack comes with six clips in two different styles for all your different hairstyles.
Resistance bands are used for building muscle strength and size. This set of three bands have a non-slip design for training your hips and glutes. They also have different resistance levels and you can use them for home workouts, yoga or pilates.
If you’re planning on doing at-home workouts or going to a class where you’re required to bring a mat, then you have to purchase this product. This mat is sturdy yet soft, and comes with a strap so you can carry it to your classes or to the park for an outdoor session.
When you’re finally done with your workout and need something to relax those tense muscles, try getting a foam roller. This high density foam roller is great for massaging those back and leg muscles.
Last but not the least, you’re going to want to listen to your favourite tunes while working out. A good pair of headphones can really make a difference when you want to shut out the rest of the world and focus on those push-ups. These cute wireless headphones come in various colours and have soft memory-protein earmuffs to avoid any ear injuries.
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