Gym Essentials: Sweat is the new black

Sometimes going to the gym can feel like a chore, so we compiled a list of a few things to make it as painless as possible!

A Good Attitude

You’ll for sure get a better workout in if you are excited about it. Think of it as a privilege, you get to work out, you are physically and mentally able to go out there and do this. There are so many people that probably wish they had the same opportunity as you right now, so take advantage of it!

Comfortable Shoes

A necessity when you go to work out is a pair of shoes that won’t give you blisters after walking in them for 5 minutes. Find a pair that'll give your feet support, and fit well. It’s worth it to invest in a nice pair because they’ll last longer and you’ll be wearing them a lot. Make sure you grab a high-quality pair of socks too so you’re less likely to get blisters. If you have socks that are too big or too thin, your feet will not appreciate it.

Dry Shampoo

If you’re heading to brunch right after your workout, dry shampoo. If you’re rushing into work after your morning run, dry shampoo. If it’s really hot outside and you’re sweating just standing there, dry shampoo. Basically magic in a bottle, dry shampoo is a lifesaver for greasy hair. It soaks up the oil and leaves your hair looking fresh.

Makeup Remover

None of us like when we’re working out and our mascara slowly trickles into our eye then it feels like someone squeezed a lemon right in there. Grab a makeup wipe on your way to the gym and take off anything that you’ll eventually sweat off to avoid it on your clothes or in your eyes. Didn’t take your makeup off before and now you look like a raccoon? A makeup wipe will do the trick.


We all have that one Spotify playlist that motivates us to get up and move. Bring that to the gym and blast it on your headphones. Music is such a vital part of a workout and works wonders for boosting your mood while you’re crawling those last few steps on the treadmill. Whether it’s pop, rock, metal, electronic, whatever gets you charged, play it.

A Water Bottle

This one is pretty self-explanatory. We need water to rehydrate, to survive, to really do anything. If your workout is especially hard, pour a half bottle of Gatorade into your bottle for electrolytes. That’ll help re-hydrate you faster and replace essential vitamins and minerals.


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