Everyone is different but there are a few things everyone should have in their gym bag.
- Money – in case you forget to pack a snack/water
- Jump rope (not the “top” essential item)
- Workout gloves/Boxing Gloves
- Wipes (face/body/or antibacterial)
- Gym lock
- Flip flops
My bag is based around the PURE essentials. If I don’t want to carry things, I have my i-pod and towel and that’s it.
Forget your i-pod? That could be a problem but not a reason to skip the gym. Most gyms have music playing in the background anyway or you can always take a class.