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Written by Vira Anekboonyapirom
It may not yet feel like it, but Summer is just around the corner. From our binge sessions on Netflix, mid-week red wine habits and our collection of cute sweats on rotation has allowed us to lose track of 2o2o. But don’t worry, no one’s judging here.
For the couch potatoes, the plus side to it all is we had a great excuse to not leave our homes, however, on the not so great side the ‘rona kilos have been piling on by the day.
Not going to lie, I was low key excited that the gyms had to close for a while, but now that they’re in full swing it’s time to get our butts out of those saggy 7-day old sweats and snatch them into a brand new pair of tights.
Some of you need a little more motivation than others and there’s nothing better than a new gym bag or new dry shampoo that will motivate you to get to your next class.
You may be back to your normal routine, with some of you commuting to the office hauling a gym bag full of ‘just in case’ post-gym products. Life was a lot easier when we were WFH given the ability to duck in and out of the house as we pleased, without the trauma of heading back to your desk looking just as presentable as you left.
So whether you need a new bag, a towel or some post-gym toiletries to help kick start a healthier you, then you’re in luck. We’ve done the heavy lifting and rounded up the essentials so you can shop till you drop whilst keeping your new gym bag light as a feather.
THE WASHABLE GYM BAG
The Brighton Bag by Prene is a vegan-friendly, neoprene tote bag that’s the perfect carry-all size for the gym and did we mention that it’s machine washable!
Includes matching Prene Purse.
THE COOL GIRL GYM BAG
The ultimate carry-all tote to keep all your gym essentials together.
Stay motivated and in style with this nylon tote by Urban Status, 100% vegan and comes with interchangeable straps for even more versatility and functionality.
$89.95 at urbanstatus.com.au
THE ALL-PURPOSE BAG
The Sas Black Microfibre Tote bag features bold, monochrome striped webbing and soft, suede-like finish.
Easy to clean and large enough for all the essentials, the Sas Tote bag is the ideal companion for a trip to the beach, the mall, or a gym bag.
$100.00 at sambag.com.au
THE PERSONALISED WATER BOTTLE
Featuring a luxe, matte finish and a sturdy, double-walled stainless steel design, this vacuum-insulated bottle keeps liquids cold for 24 hours and hot for 12.
Leak-proof and BPA free, the stylish bottle blends fashion with function to help you hit your hydration goals. Add your name or initials to create a personalised accessory from the desk to the gym.
$35.90 at beysis.com
THE RECOVERY OIL
This high-grade Magnesium Oil Spray is 100% natural, effective and empowers you to live big.
Got outrageously sore muscles after your last weights session? This Magnesium Oil is a completely safe way for athletes, pregnant and breastfeeding women, children and the elderly to relax, unwind and drift off to sleep.
$32.99 at saltlaboratory.com
THE PERFORMANCE SUPPLEMENT
A natural sports supplement for performance and recovery including muscle cramps and not to mention a boost of collagen.
Modex contains natures antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, Pycnogenol®, the purest form of maritime pine bark extract with effects lasting up to 24hours.
$69.95 at modexnatural.com
THE ANTIBACTERIAL SPRAY
A naturally anti-bacterial, low-alcohol formulation, kills germs naturally while being gentle on the skin and non-drying.
The formula is also enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to soothe and soften the skin. Independent lab tested to confirm it kills 99.99% of germs.
$16.00 at bondiwash.com.au
THE COLOUR MATCH DRY SHAMPOO
Say goodbye to greasy post-gym hair with the OSiS+ Boho Rebel dry shampoo by Schwarzkopf.
Designed to seamlessly match your hair colour, the pigmented range uses coloured rice starch to allow blondes, brunettes and dark hair shades to enjoy invisible styling and natural-looking texturised results.
$27.95 at professional hair care retailers.
THE OG DRY SHAMPOO
Klorane’s Dry Shampoo with oat milk extends the life of blow-outs and helps decrease the frequency of washing hair. Dirt, oil and impurities are removed from the hair without drying it out post-gym.
Ideal for all hair types.
$14.95 at adorebeauty.com.au
THE REDNESS FIGHTING TINTED MOISTURISER
Target redness and rosacea-prone skin with Avène’s new Antirougeurs Unify SPF 30.
Ideal for sensitive skin types, this 3 in 1 tinted moisturiser provides hydration, soothing redness relief and light coverage. Perfect for a post-gym flush.
Shop the moisturiser
$41.95 at Chemist Warehouse, Priceline, Adore Beauty nationwide from August 2020.
THE NO FOUNDATION NEEDED TINTED MOISTURISER
A lightweight moisturiser and high protection mineral sunscreen with a sheer tint. With only one active ingredient, Zinc Oxide acts as a barrier against the sun reflecting UV radiation away.
$33.99 at priceline.com.au
THE MICELLAR WATER
Perfect for all skin types! This vitamin-enriched cleanser instantly wipes away daily grime, pollution and makeup. Enriched with Aloe Vera, Green Tea, Vitamin B5 and Coconut water, this will keep your skin happy and healthy after a long day.
$49.00 at skintitut.com
THE ROMANTIC SCENTED DEODORANT
A clinically tested roll-on deodorant that works to slow down odour causing bacteria, naturally.
Providing all-day clinical protection and working to neutralise odour even after exercise, this quick-drying and non-irritating deodorant helps to absorb wetness leaving you feeling dry and fresh. Delicately fragranced with Rose & Australian Sandalwood.
$10.95 at akin.com.au
THE LUXURIOUS DEODORANT
A fresh and invigorating deodorant that offers long-lasting natural protection.
Free of aluminium chlorohydrate and is formulated with essential oils from Provence (sage, sweet orange and lemon) to add a refreshing scent while limiting perspiration and body odours.
$29.00 at au.loccitane.com
THE ANTIOXIDANT DEODORANT
These long-lasting, solid natural deodorants effectively neutralise odour with super antioxidants, skin-soothing plant oils, and vegan probiotics – meaning you can work out without having to worry!
$14.99 at andalou.com.au
THE OVERSIZED WIPES
The gentle formula wipes away makeup, dirt, and oil in one simple step.
These oversized, ultra-soft cloths are safe for the sensitive eye area and suitable for all skin types.
Use for your face or your whole body, no-rinse needed.
$19.00 at adorebeauty.com.au
THE SENSITIVE SKIN WIPES
Free of fragrance, colour, alcohol, and suitable for sensitive skin.
Contains Safflower Oil which replenishes moisture levels and Vitamin E providing antioxidant benefits. Instantly captures pore-clogging dirt & oil while removing make-up including waterproof mascara!
$6.99 at chemistwarehouse.com.au
THE EXFOLIATING WIPES
Formulated with naturally derived AHAs from fermented Green Barley. A robust grain, Green Barley from Jeju Island is enriched with a high amount of fibre that removes dead skin cells for a softer, smoother complexion.
Innisfree elaborate 3-phase fermentation process taps into all of Jeju Green Barley’s abilities to gently and effectively exfoliate the skin.
$10.00 at adorebeauty.com.au
THE SEE ALL TOILETRIES BAG
Small enough to pop in your handbag, large enough to hold all your daily essential items.
See all your toiletries at once without forgetting anything.
$15.00 at etoilecollective.com.au
THE PATTERNED TOILETRIES BAG
Go wild with this leopard print Big Beauty Bag from Wouf. Roomy and stylish, it’s perfect for stashing all your gym essentials.
$79.95 at theiconic.com.au
THE ON TREND TOWEL
This large gym towel features a gorgeous pastel colour, soft texture and a custom-designed drawstring cotton pouch.
Lightweight, quick-dry and compact made from 100% suede microfibre and 30% recycled materials.
$44.99 at theiconic.com.au
THE UNDERSTATED HEADBAND
Understated and thoughtfully crafted Adidas by Stella McCartney headband is exactly what you need to keep the sweat (and your hair) out of your eyes.
$57.63 at shopbop.com
THE PASTEL SWEATER
The Upside’s ‘Bondi’ sweater is perfect for post-gym layering.
Cut from mint cotton-jersey, it has a relaxed silhouette and is printed with the brand’s moniker in a contrasting white across the chest.
$129.00 at net-a-porter.com
THE EVERYDAY SWEATER
The black sweater is perfect from the lounge to the gym with its buttery soft modal lining through the body and single layer cotton terry sleeves for warmth and extra comfort post-gym in the winter.
$109.00 at nimbleactivewear.com
THE FULL SET
Nimble has got your peach covered with this #downwarddogproof print and seam detailing that hugs you in all the right places.
Make your practice your own with adjustable straps to customise your fit.
$168.00 at nimbleactivewear.com
THE WILD GIRL LEGGINGS
Refresh your activewear repertoire with these Wild Leggings from B.O.D by Rachael Finch.
$109.00 at theiconic.com.au
THE PAISLEY PRINT LEGGINGS
The Upside’s signature stretch fabric is quick-drying, moisture-absorbing and has four-way stretch for unrestricted movement.
These ‘Fortune’ leggings are abstractly printed with paisleys and have an elasticated high-rise waistband that ensures they’ll stay put during workouts
$139.00 at net-a-porter.com
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