I love feedback from WanderFit blog readers. I use it to formulate new blog posts, and to expand my research. To this day, my favorite blog search in my blog search history is, “How Much Butt Cheek Spandex.” I don’t know what that means, but I’m guessing a reader was looking for my Spandex 101 article. Yesterday, I was checking recent searches on my blog, and I came across “Gear All Gym Goers Need.” Seriously, great idea! So, this one is for you, mysterious friend in the interwebz. Friends, here is the top gear I deem necessary for the gym.
Sturdy tennis shoes (running or cross trainers)
It is worth it to get fit for a good tennis shoe. I repeat. It is worth it to get fit for a good tennis shoe. A good pair of shoes can make you feel like you’re floating on the treadmill. A bad pair of shoes can make you feel like your soul is slowly being crushed by the God named Beefcake. You can check out any local running store where they will fit your foot and find a shoe that will work for your foot type (even if you’re not a runner!). Twin Cities people, I love Gear Running Store, and Run N Fun. National followers, I love The Running Room. International followers, I’ve got nothing. That’s why there’s the Google.
A good water bottle
I love my insulated water bottle from Polar Bottle. It keeps my water ice cold, and has a pop-top which means I don’t dribble when I take a drink out of it. I don’t hit my teeth with the rim of a regular, twist-top bottle while I am jogging on the treadmill, and it is plastic so I can drop it on the gym floor without worrying that I’ll break it (and that’s saying a lot. I break everything). Bonus: they are reasonably priced, and last a long time! You can get your own here!
Quick drying, flattering workout bottoms
Because it’s illegal to not wear pants in public, and no one wants to be the person who works out at the gym in jean shorts (which I fondly call jorts). Zulily, Sierra Trading Post, The Clymb and the REI Outlet are great sites that feature brand name, high quality items for a fraction of their retail value.
And that’s it. Seriously. You only need those 3 things to have a good workout. Really. Seriously. But, if you don’t want to offend your fellow gym goes, you may also want to consider adding a good deo for the b.o. on the list. Wander on, friends.