10 Gym Essentials

To Boost Your Workout and Look Good

Whether you’re a weightlifter, crossfitter, runner, or Richard Simmons jazzercise fanatic, these 10 items will change the way you workout forever.

Get the most out of your workout

Depending on what your exercise routine looks like, picking the right shoes can make a huge difference. If you spend time on the treadmill or at the track, you’ll want running shoes.

The Right Shoes


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While most lab research is inconclusive about whether compression socks offer a significant benefit to your performance, the socks have been proven to help with recovery.

Compression Socks


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A shirt made with the right fabric won’t hold on to any nasty smells or odors. In fact, you don’t even have to dry them after washing. Just hang them up or put one on right away.

Moisture-Wicking Shirts


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As with the moisture-wicking shirts, having a breathable lightweight fabric on your legs is a good idea. Especially if you have butt-sweat.

Performance Shorts


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Compression shorts — they’re shorts for under your shorts! Just like with compression socks, a pair of these will keep your blood flowing through your legs and will help with recovery.

Compression Shorts


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Though I don’t mind the callouses I get from working out. Gloves are helpful in a handful of situations. I’ve seen some guys tear their hands up when doing heavy deadlifts.

Workout Gloves


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If you’re a heavy sweater, a headband is a must. Chasing the sweat away from your eyes is too distracting and can move your focus off the task at hand. Plus, it can be dangerous.

A Headband


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A great pair of headphones can help block out the noise and allow more focus. Haven’t you seen all those NBA players before a game? For many, music is essential while working out.



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There's nothing worse than BO at the gym. You know the guy who's leaving a trail of body odor that's repulsive as it is humorous leaving everyone shaking their head in disapproval.

Body Spray


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Staying hydrated paramount when it comes to your health and well-being, and so it's important to stay up on your H20 intake at the gym to ensure optimal performance.

Water Bottle


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