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Gym Bag Essentials for a Visit to Planet Fitness

Having my favorite fitness gear is essential for getting in a great workout. I’ve put together a collection of some of my newest items for a trip to check out the Planet Fitness near me.

gym bag essentials for a visit to Planet Fitness

Here are my top 5 gym bag essentials:

  • Colorful exercise clothes – I find that being colorful helps lift my spirits to get in a good workout.
  • A killer pair of sneakers – A good pair of sneakers that provide appropriate support for your chosen workout are super important. Cross-trainers are often good for a variety of exercises. I love running shoes for treadmill and cardio workouts.
  • A baseball cap – So, you had a great workout, but now you need to dash to pick up the kids or the grocery store. If you don’t want to be caught having a major bad hair day never leave home without a back-up ball cap in your gym bag.
  • Water bottle – a large water bottle is perfect for keeping properly hydrated. I like to mix in some fresh fruit to give my plain water a flavorful boost!
  • Towel – I like having a personal towel to dry off sweat and for floor exercises.
gym bag essentials for a visit to Planet Fitness

Some great inspiration from the Planet Fitness Instagram feed

What I love about Planet Fitness is that it fosters a Judgement Free Zone®. I hate pushy sales people or feeling intimidated by a new gym environment. The welcoming environment at Planet Fitness is just what I’m looking for. They focus on general fitness for “every day people,” not fitness fanatics or body builders.

Many of the clubs are even open and staffed 24/7 so you can get in a workout any time of day or night. Unlimited fitness training is even included in all memberships. How cool is that?

gym bag essentials for a visit to Planet Fitness

With more than 1,000 locations nationwide, there is likely a Planet Fitness in your area. To find a club near you, visit this link.

For only $19.99 a month, you can get the PF Black Card®, which includes these additional amenities:

  • Bring a guest every day – Yes! No extra charge for a workout buddy!
  • Access to all 1,000 clubs – no excuses when you travel!
  • Use of massage chairs and beds and MORE!
  • Yippee!

gym bag essentials for a visit to Planet Fitness

One of my favorite features at Planet Fitness is their online community called “Planet of Triumphs.” Here, members support one another, celebrate their accomplishments, and share inspirational stories. At Planet Fitness, “everyone belongs,” so they want members to share achievements both big and small.

gym bag essentials for a visit to Planet Fitness

I can’t wait to try the Planet Fitness circuit training workouts. Members get a full workout in 12 or 30 minutes. The circuits combine strength and cardio, and operate on a red light / green light system. No excuses if you are short on time!

On April 4 Planet Fitness is having a great ONE DAY SALE! Join for only $1 down and $10 a month with no commitment. Or if you prefer the PF Black Card, you can take advantage of that membership and its additional perks for $1 down and then $19.99 per month.

They made a link just for my followers so you can sign up to enter your email for a reminder. Click here to enter it!

gym bag essentials for a visit to Planet Fitness

What are your favorite gym bag essentials?

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  1. christine says:

    I always have to have my headphones with me! I feel weird be now I don’t walk out the door without them. I have these ones

  2. I’m thinking of going to the gym.. I so wish there’s a planet fitness here where I can go at my convenient time and has a relaxing environment.

  3. I feel so motivated to go check out the Planet Fitness in my neighborhood 🙂 I did not think this place looked so good – the purple and yellow color equipment look awesome.

  4. Think I need to pay them a visit soon. I have a few in my neighbourhood but never went inside before. After reading this, I will definitely visit.

  5. Leighton says:

    Headphones and an iPod!! There’s nothing worse than when I open my gym bag and my headphones aren’t in there 🙁 I need music during my workouts!

  6. Debra says:

    I love that Planet Fitness says no gymtimidation. I used to go often but now really can’t fit it in so I do yoga and cycle.

  7. Heather says:

    A positive gym experience keeps people coming back. I agree with all your gym bag essentials.

  8. I like your fun fitness clothing. I’m hoping I am in the position to be able to go to the gym in 6 months. I’m currently doing physical therapy because I had back surgery in Dec. I’m trying not to over do it and have any set backs. Plus, I’m having hip issues too.

  9. Love your post and your gym essentials! I am going to check Planet Fitness!

  10. Bonnie @wemake7 says:

    I love Planet Fitness and miss it a lot. These are great essentials for visiting the gym.

  11. Jeanine says:

    I have heard such great things about Planet Fitness. I don’t think we have them here in Canada, but I’d love to find one and visit.

  12. Amy says:

    This is awesome I need to get back in the gym!! You have inspired me:)

  13. A water bottle, towel, and good sneakers are definitely in mine, too. I’m thinking about signing up for PF during their sale tomorrow.

  14. I love the ethos behind Planet Fitness. No “gymtimidation”. It sounds like the sort of gym I would consider joining.

  15. Eloise says:

    don’t forget deodorant for afterward when running to the store or to get the kids! jk : ) great list of gym bag essentials!

  16. I was just looking at their deals a couple of weeks ago. I was going to take advantage of one for my son but it was over and the one that replaced it was substantially more. Is there a sign-up fee?

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