Gym Bag Essentials: What to Take to the Gym

Whether you’ve recently started going to the gym, or you’ve been going to the gym for a while and are looking to invest in some higher quality gear, there are a range of gym bag essentials that we would recommend considering before heading off to do your daily workout. From taking part in classes to running on the treadmill and lifting weights, every different type of workout session requires some comfortable, durable kit to get the best out of you. No matter what your gym routine looks like, at Avec Sport, we have a variety of long-lasting and reliable gym wear for  men and women that is suitable for exercises of all intensities - including low, medium and high impact.

In this blog, we’ll discuss what to take to the gym for gym-goers of all levels, highlighting a number of appropriate gym bag essentials. Looking beyond gym clothing, we’ll also suggest a wide range of accessories including water bottles, socks and more, so join us as our experts share their advice on what to bring to the gym to help elevate your workout. 

What to take to the gym?

So you've joined the gym, or maybe you’re looking to return to the gym after a break - what next? 

When considering the most suitable gym wear, there are a number of factors that we recommend taking into account before making a purchase. First and foremost, no matter the intensity of your exercise, the material of your gym clothing should feature sweat-wicking properties that move sweat away from your body to prevent discomfort. Another essential feature, your gym gear should fit well and have breathable properties, reducing the risk of overheating by regulating your body’s temperature, which can help you reach your full potential during your workout. However, if you’re unsure where to start in your search for gym clothing and accessories, browse our gym wear for men and women below in a variety of colourways.

Gym bag essentials for men

Looking for a reliable sports top that can last you through gym sessions and beyond? The focus classic jersey in navy from Avec Sport is made to help you stay dry and comfortable during your workout. No matter if you have a busy personal trainer session ahead, or you’ve planned a light workout, this jersey can support you through every type of exercise. Complete with professional shaping, it also features quick-drying properties, ensuring there’s no excessive build-up of sweat during exercise.

Designed to be well-ventilated, the focus classic navy gym shorts provide another essential addition to your everyday gym bag. Helping to elevate your performance while keeping you cool, the breathable features on these premium gym shorts allow for optimum body temperature regulation. Whether you plan to do a full workout or a short run on the treadmill, this gym bag essential is made to stay in place during your session, with an elasticated waistband and concealed drawcord for a professional quality fit. 

Whether you’re looking for a hoodie to wear on the way to the gym, or the air conditioning is on full blast when you arrive and you’re only planning to do a light workout, the grey evolve poly hoodie is designed to provide some extra warmth when it’s needed, while maintaining a breathable feel.

Made with a lightweight fabric and full-length zip that allows you to personalise coverage depending on your body temperature, this travel essential also features a hood to provide adaptable protection against outdoor conditions. Offering a standard fit with a professional appearance, choose from other sleek colourways including grey, hyper blue, red and more.

Designed with a durable and lightweight fabric, the evolve tech pant is another gym bag essential ideal for a lighter workout. Featuring a weightless feel, the athletic fit of the trousers means they offer a soft stretch material as well as complete freedom of movement - no matter whether you’ve been training for a run on the treadmill, or you have a weight session planned. 

Gym bag essentials for women

Made in a professional and true to size fit, the women’s classic jersey in white makes our list of ultimate gym bag essentials for a whole host of reasons. Designed in a minimal style, this simple piece of gym wear offers a sleek appearance complete with classic Avec branding, while leading the way in practicality. Similar to other Avec Sport clothing, whether you have an exercise class to attend, or you’re using the gym equipment, the material is quick-drying and breathable. This minimises the chance of discomfort caused by overheating, allowing you to continue the workouts you enjoy for longer. 

Searching for an extra layer to add to your gym bag? The women’s black tech overlay is made to be light, dry and comfortable, no matter the intensity of your gym session. Not only is this overlay lightweight, but it also features a convenient quarter length zip that allows you to adjust the ventilation at any given time. Whether you’re looking for a warming extra layer for a less intense workout, or you’re taking part in an activity outside of the gym such as cycling or running, this gym bag essential provides a movable and breathable addition to your other sportswear pieces.

Well-suited to a vast array of activities, these versatile ladies tech leggings in black offer a skinny fit while maintaining their moveability and breathable features. Made with a mid-rise waist band, this premium gym wear piece offers optimum support and gives you the flexibility to pair with other gear, including sports bras, vests, or women’s jerseys if you prefer more coverage. 

What should a beginner bring to the gym?

As well as the men’s and women’s gym bag essentials listed above, which include tops, shorts, hoodies, trousers, jerseys, mid layers and leggings, if you’re new to the gym, you may also want to consider investing in some additional sports accessories to ensure you’re fully gym-ready.

Designed from sturdy and durable materials, this BPA-free water bottle is the ultimate gym bag essential, which is perfect for keeping you hydrated while on the move. With a 600ml capacity and a soft-pull drinks nozzle and screw cap, don’t forget to add this practical gym accessory to your bag before heading out. 

When you’re looking for some reliable gym socks, we would recommend searching for a pair that won’t cause any rubbing or irritation, which can be caused by your sweat building up when you exercise. This pair of unisex sports socks offer a supportive and comfortable feel, while the lightweight fabric helps to reduce overheating and prevents a reduction in grip after working out.

Essentials for your gym bag at Avec Sport

Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced gym-goer, building up a fresh collection of gym bag essentials is important in enabling you to make the most of your workout. If you’re looking for a wider range than listed in this blog, browse the collection of gym wear at Avec Sport, including tops, trousers, leggings, shorts and more and find the ideal gear for your gym session.