The Ultimate Gym Favorites Guide

If you’ve ever wondered what kind of underwear doesn’t ride up during a workout or how fellow gym goers un-stink their clothes, this doc is for you! Gym members and trainers offer their favorite picks in various categories below!

Shoes

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  • “Get fitted at the expensive stores and then buy shoes at Holabird for cheaper shoes!”
  • On Cloud X

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Shoe Accessories

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  • Several recommendations for SuperFeet Insoles. Read about (and buy) them HERE and also buy them HERE.

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Socks

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  • Lots of recommendations for Balega socks, which members say you can buy at most running/outdoor stores $15 for 3 and usually get one free. The link is for Amazon.
  • Smartwool You can get these on Amazon, but the site (linked) has an awesome sock finder tool that leads you to the socks of your dreams by asking about activity, temperature, desired support, colors and how much of the sock you want showing! You don’t have to enter your email address to get the answers. Just click “skip.”
  • Copper Fit

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Undies

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Sports Bras

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Headbands

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Shorts/Pants

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  • Lululemon Fast & Free ⅞ Tights “Expensive, but worth every cent. These somehow offer just the right amount of compression (holding everything up and in) while being super soft and comfortable (not too squeezy). AND, pockets! I could live in these. Oh, wait…I do live in these. :).
  • A second for the Lululemon Fast & Free ⅞ Tights: “I’m pretty simple when it comes to workout related items and don’t really have any serious workout gear, BUT I do spend a lot of time talking about the Lululemon Fast & Frees. Full length, 7/8 or cropped  – that’s a personal preference I suppose but they are my most favorite and functional workout pants of all time!”
  • X2U Compression Tights

   

Ear Buds

Member Picks:

  • Powerbeats by Dre
  • Sennheiser: “these are the best sport headphones out there! They are sweat-proof and have an ‘ear hook’ that keeps them in place. After many pairs of earbuds that fell out of my ears, shorted out bc I sweat a ton, or simply broke, I found these and I’ve had mine for years and years. Love them!”

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Body Sweat

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  • Bandanas “they’re $1 each at Hair Supply and Walmart (vs $5 at Target), and they’re great for catching sweat and light. Plus, you look super cool.”
  • These are the best sweat towels. The small size is perfect for the gym and they come in many colors.
  • Lululemon The Towel

Car Seat Sweat

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  • Lay a cheap beach towel over your seat for the ride home
  • Bring an extra t-shirt to wear over (or change into) to prevent the seat belt from “accumulating funk.”
  • Happy Seat Car Seat Covers (couldn’t find a link!)
  • OxGord Seat Cover

Water bottles

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  • Takeya 32oz “I love that this bottle isn’t plastic, and it has a rubber bottom that prevents desks/cars/floors from getting wet with condensation. I love the handle thingy, and it’s leak-proof – IF you screw the top on.”

Misc. Accessories

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Calluses

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  • Josh says “suck it up.” 🙂

Detergent

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Deodorant

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  • Primally Pure “I try to use natural deodorant as much as possible and SEVERAL have failed lol. This is my current favorite.”

Nutrition

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Best At-Home Investments/Resources

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