Many people make some sort of fitness or health resolution once the new year rolls around, which means your gym will be packed to the brim come January.

But a packed gym also means your shower time is cut short — so to make your time in and out of the gym more efficient, here are five things you should pack in your gym bag in the new year. Oh, and every item is in the FabFitFun Editor’s Box (so sign up today!).


Before we get into the logistics of what your bag should contain, you need a quality bag! This option from PRIVATE PARTY is cute and casual. Plus, it features outside compartments, an inner open pocket, and comfy handles, which means you can give each of your items a designated spot — making your headphones, keys, and wallet easily accessible.

BB Dakota Poncho in Black or Charcoal $70

Whether you need to head straight into the office or run a few errands after your pilates class, this poncho can instantly elevate your workout outfit. We love to layer this over our gym tank and leggings for a casual yet chic look. Plus, the poncho is reversible and the cozy fabric will keep you cozy wherever you end up post-gym.

MakeupDrop Silicone Makeup Applicator $20

Forget lugging around your brush set or moldy makeup sponge. The silicone makeup applicator is sanitary, portable, and works great as a blending tool for foundation, concealer, and more. Simply give it a rinse with mild soap and water to keep it clean the next time you’re getting ready at the gym.

African Botanics Revitalizing Therapy Gel $65

Immediately give those tired muscles a little TLC with this therapy gel. It contains anti-inflammatory properties to deliver that cool yet energizing sensation to any aches and pains. Bonus: it hydrates and conditions the skin every time you apply!

Spongellé Body Buffer in Bulgarian Rose $16

Skip your gym’s standard soap and use this buffer that contains a creamy lather made of yuzu, Edelweiss, and vetiver extracts. Your skin will be moisturized and restored even after your sweatiest gym sesh yet! Tip: we carry the body buffer in a Ziploc bag to keep it from wetting the inside of our gym bag.

xx, The FabFitFun Team

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