Must-haves for Women Before Hitting The Gym


Setting up for a workout is an integral part of all fitness routines. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, there are items that we recommend getting before hitting the gym to ensure you get the most from your workout. Here are some must-haves that every woman should have before starting her fitness regime.

Right Fitting Clothes

A gym is where you need to feel at your best. You want to be able to move freely and breathe easily. But that’s not possible if your clothes don’t fit correctly. To start, you should find out what size you are before purchasing your workout gear. 

Make sure the clothing is of good quality—whether it’s joggers or a tee. Try on as many different styles as possible to find one that suits your style.

You can pick between sweat-wicking and breathable clothes. Sweat-wicking clothing is designed to keep you dry but can also make you feel clunky and heavy if it doesn’t fit well. 

Breathable clothing is great for keeping moisture away and allowing sweat to evaporate quickly, but it can also feel like an old pair of sweatpants when it’s not made for you. Picking the right clothing makes all the difference.


Water is a must-have for anyone before, during, and after working out. Water helps flush out toxins from your body in the form of sweat. It also keeps you hydrated and energized while you’re working out. Investing in a good sipper will help you stay hydrated at all times.

Workout Shoes

Shoes specifically designed for working out are essential. The shoes should be comfortable while providing support when running on the treadmill or your morning jog.  

Hair Tie and Headband 

If you’re not going to wear a cap/hat, you might as well go all out and add some hair ties or headbands to your shopping list. Hair ties can keep your hair in place while you’re running on the treadmill or lifting weight.

Dry Shampoo, Deodorant, and Baby Powder

If you want to smell good after sweating it out at the gym, and want to keep your hair from getting oily, then dry shampoo is what you need. Dry shampoo can be used to clean out your scalp and make sure that your hair doesn’t feel greasy after working out. 

Baby powder is another must-have for women who are going to the gym. Baby powder helps absorb moisture from the skin, so you don’t feel sweaty when you leave the gym. A deodorant helps control body odor by preventing bacteria growth and sweat from sticking to your body.

Gym Bag

Investing in a gym bag is an absolute must before hitting the gym. Not only does it help you stay organized, but it also gives you peace of mind that you won’t forget anything important when leaving home for your workout sessions. 

A good gym bag should be spacious enough to carry all your equipment. It should also be able to hold an extra pair of clothing and your shoes.

Earbuds Or Headphones

Earphones allow you to work out without having to worry about any distractions. This also allows you to focus on your exercise routines without worrying about other people interrupting your progress.

Some people think that listening to music while working out will distract them from their workout, but this isn’t true. In fact, listening to music while you work out helps keep your focus and relaxes your mind.


When packing your gym bag with everything you need, ensure you have these essential items on hand. They’ll help get you through a good workout and prevent mishaps during and after your workout.

Written by Megan Taylor
Megan is a beauty expert who is passionate about all things makeup and glam! Her love for makeup has brought her to become a beauty pro at Glamour Garden Cosmetics.