What’s in Your Gym Bag?

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A properly stocked bag can mean the difference between leaving the gym looking run down or fresh and ready to take on the world. A quick glance at anyone’s gym bag might include a jock strap, shorts, tank top, and a water bottle, but how are you stepping up your game? Add some top-of-the-line skincare products, of course. If you are about to put in some quality time pounding the elliptical, pumping some iron, and doing some heavy lifting, why not add a little post-workout product to look like a million bucks?

We’ve leaned into cannabis skincare products before, and this organic foaming cleanser is chock full of botanicals and natural goodies like CBD paired with Korean herbs.

Cleanse, hydrate, and soothe your skin with nature’s astringent properties with herbs like snow parsley and dried burdock root. Snow parsley, a healing herb known to fight skin irritation, provides calming properties while the dried root of the burdock plant gently cleanses while soothing and fighting bacteria. This cleanser is certified vegan, contains less than 0.3% THC, and can help you to feel refreshed and extremely relaxed with each use. Gentle for all skin types.


Mini Foaming Cleanser








Every Man Jack

Citrus hand sanitizer


$8/2 pack

Every Man Jack’s hand sanitizer spray is perfect to slide into the pocket of a gym bag or your track pants for use between weights. The spray, made with natural ethanol, is 99.9% effective against most common germs. What is that great smell? Coconut oil with citrus essential oils work together to refresh and moisturize. Don’t take any chances with bacteria or germs just because you’re determined to lift before dinner. Earlier this year Every Man Jack teamed up with Rainbow Railroad to release a limited-edition Pride Set featuring four of their scented body washes that directly supported the LGBTQ+ community. While it might be too late to snag a Pride Set, we appreciate Every Man Jack’s effort in the community.



Body Wipes



In 2013 Sam Nebel and Charlie Siciak, self-declared “Crusaders of the Hygiene Revolution,” left their day jobs to start goodwipes, a company that features premium, wet wipes that are cool, convenient, and eco-friendly.  Formulated with Ginseng, Natural Tea Tree Oil & Cooling peppermint, these Body Wipes are basically a shower in a wipe. Bring a lightweight Cedar, Fresh, or Lavender scented pack of singles with you to the gym to use after spin or a cardio class and you’ll feel rejuvenated and ready to meet the guys after working out. Goodwipes body wipes are free from parabens and alcohol. They are 100% biodegradable and hypoallergenic, so go ahead and wipe it all away.


Kiehl’s Since 1851

“Ultimate Man” Body Scrub Soap




Like to use your own soap at the gym? You’re not alone! Kiehl’s Since 1851

“Ultimate Man” Body Scrub Soap is a great option for after cardio. This “highly efficient exfoliating bar soap for men is made with sloughing Bran and Oatmeal and infused with an invigorating aroma. Cleanse your skin and help get rid of any unnecessary roughness (leave that for the kettlebell class!) Gently massage your total body with this bar to cleanse, remove excess oil and dirt, and help soothe tired muscles. Kiehl’s is a longtime supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and donates directly to The Trevor Project, an organization that provides free counseling services to LGBTQ+ youth.



LumiSport CBD



 Looking for some roll-on muscle relief? LumiBloom’s CBD Muscle Relief Stick is a great addition to your gym bag. LumiBloom combines arnica, capsaicin, rosemary, and 350 mg of premium broad-spectrum CBD for an excellent post-workout relief and refresh. This roll-on can temporarily relieve soreness, muscle pain, stiffness. CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and this 2.6 oz sport stick provides immediate topical relief. What’s that warming feeling? It’s capsaicin, a chili pepper extract, that soothes and heats things up.






Eucalyptus deodorant



Stay fresh before and after your workout with Malin + Goetz’s eucalyptus deodorant, a gentle, odor-neutralizing option to eliminate body odor throughout the day. MALIN + GOETZ is a family-owned and operated apothecary in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood. Their mission, simple as it may be, is “to make skincare less complicated and, most importantly, to address the needs of irritated and sensitive skin.” Their eucalyptus deodorant is synthesized with refreshing natural eucalyptus extract and citronellyl. The deodorant is formulated without aluminum, alcohol or parabens and absorbs residue-free.



Chronos Aqua Auto-Replenish Gel-Hydrator



Natura, one of the largest Brazilian cosmetics companies, has been in operation since 1969 and of their 2,000+ products, the Natura Chronos Aqua Auto-Replenish Gel-Hydrator is a standout for hydrating after your workout. Toss out your tired moisturizers and look no further, this super-concentrated gel repairs hydration levels according to the needs of each region of the face. What is so special about this product? The combination of fevillea extract, hyaluronic acid, and prebiotics, provides immediate hydration, prompting your skin to continue to self-hydrate.



Performance Body Spray Trio Pack



Offcourt is a high-performance men’s personal care brand with products designed for active lifestyles…yes, literally created for you to pack for the gym! The brand launched this past March with a Performance Body Spray, taking on Axe with the first aluminum-free deodorant that doubles as a cologne. The trio pack, which includes Fig Leaves + White Musk, Fresh Citron + Driftwood, and Coconut Water + Sandalwood, offers a quick burst of freshness for every mood. Individual bottles of spray retail at $10, so why not opt for the trio pack so you can match the fragrance to your overall mood. Cleansing agents in the spray wipe the bacterial-slate clean while powerful prebiotics support the growth of “good bacteria” while keeping the unsavory ones at bay.



Exfoliating Pads



SELF/ish caught our eye as the handsome Jonathan Bennett, star of Mean Girls, is one of their poster boys. This new collection of high-end men’s products are formulated with the pure power of “Clean Science.” Some of their bestsellers include SELF/ish Beard Oil and their gentle Facial Cleanser, but their Exfoliating Pads are the perfect quick wipe after workout solution. Unclog your pores, eliminate blackheads, and freshen your face in a single swipe. These quick wipe pads are soaked in a natural blend of exfoliating acids and ingredients like witch hazel, willow bark extract, lemon, orange, and sugar maple and free from ingredients like formaldehyde, mineral oil, and synthetic fragrances. Go ahead and be selfish with SELF/ish! Wipe that post-workout nonsense away.


The Feelist

Do Not Disturb Extra Strength Body Cream



Do Not Disturb Extra Strength Body Cream, infused with an extra strength dose of 500 mg Broad Spectrum CBD, is a deeply relaxing and restorative moisturizing body cream. The cream, formulated with a unique blend of essential oils and natural extracts is both calming and moisturizing. This fast-acting cream contains hemp derived cannabinoids, Himalayan pink salt, Maris sal, Epsom salt, and soothing essential oils like cedarwood, lavender, and vanilla. Pulling out this sleek black tube will draw eyes and curiosity in the locker room. Apply generously to knees, shoulders and all those muscles that may need a little extra R&R.



Balm Addict Vegan Lip Care Balm



Who wants to kiss dry, cracked lips? Chapped lips might seem like a seasonable issue, but it’s important to keep your lips moist year-round. Wondergloss’ Balm Addict Vegan Lip Care Balm is a craveable Lip Balm that protects and soothes. The balm comes in a variety of organic flavors, including nectarine, cotton candy, cherry, rose, coconut, watermelon, and flavor free including a hint of stevia for sweetness. Moisturize those post-gym puckers with a blend of olive fruit oil, coconut oil, shea butter, palm fruit oil, jojoba seed oil, rosehip seed oil, and sunflower seed oil. Wondergloss Balm Addict Vegan Lip Care Balm is totally vegan, cruelty free, gluten free, and paraben free. Oh, look, a treadmill just opened. Time to get on it and work up a sweat!

Last modified: August 3, 2021