We know you have your Movemeant on lock (hello, Sunday 5k, Tuesday morning PiYo, or weekend We Dare to Baring), but do you have everything you need for before and after you sweat? Don’t worry, we have you covered with these must-have gym bag essentials.


Contest has ended.

Already jumping up and down with excitement? You better sit down for this one because one lucky winner is going to receive each of the five items listed in this blog post + some extra goodies + will be automatically upgraded to VIP at We Dare to Bare SF!

That’s over $350 worth of gym bag goodies and a $2,000 upgraded experience!

 
 
 
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3 STEPS TO ENTER THE CONTEST:

1. Be 18+

2. Follow @movemeant on Instagram

3. Purchase a ticket to We Dare to Bare San Francisco before 12pm PST on Tuesday, March 5th.

Thats one week y’all! That’s one week y’all! Already got your ticket? Great! Make sure you follow steps 1 and 2 and you will be entered into the contest. You will receive an additional entry to win for every class you register for at WDTB SF.


The winner will be announced on Instagram on Wednesday, March 6th.

 
 

 

1. It All Starts With a Bag

Raise your hand if you’ve ever carried your gym essentials in your purse, a free tote bag from work, or better yet, your hands. Yep - we are guilty, too. Sure, the reusable grocery bag in your back seat does the trick, but does it fulfill all of your gym needs? Definitely not.

We’ve scoured the store shelves for the cutest, most durable gym bag, and we found it in Dagne Dover’s Medium Landon Carryall duffle bag. This all-in-one gym bag has plenty of room for a change of clothes and your gym shoes. It even comes fully equipped with an extra internal bag for your shoes so they don’t dirty anything else up! If you are a gal who loves a organization and appreciates a good pocket (who doesn’t!? Cue hands-in-pocket dress twirl) you need this bag. It has pockets, on pockets, ON POCKETS! It features a shoe duster, air mesh pouch and protective water bottle pocket, ensuring your items won’t jostle or spill while on-the-go. It even has a padded laptop sleeve, a stretch key leash, interior side pockets for tech items, and a covert back phone pocket - making it the perfect antidote to the office-to-gym dilemma.

 

To put it simply, this bag is a DREAM for organized gals on the go.

Medium Landon retails for $155 but you can get select colors on sale now for $75! Run, don’t walk!

 

2. “When One Door Closes, a Shoebox Opens.”

 

Carrie Bradshaw said it best, “When one door closes, a shoebox opens.” Thankfully, you will experience only open doors (and killer workouts!) with these must-have cycling shoes by Tiem. Tiem has disrupted the industry by creating a proper cycling shoe that transitions into daytime wear. The shoe features a breathable mesh toe box, slip-on construction, and a single-strap closure. Transition this performance shoe to a cycling sneaker by screwing on Tiem’s clips. Almost any studio or bike shop can help. From there, cycle your heart out and once your sweat sesh is over you can hop off your bike and be on your way to happy hour in record time! No awkward wobbling around in giant clips ever again!

 
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Tiem’s founder, Tracey McLeod, created the brand to offer modern athletes a shoe that both performs well and reflects one’s sense of style. The shoes come in eight colors, ranging from Dusty Pink to Merlot. Trust us when we say any one of those colors is going to look FAB during your next cycle sesh!

Swoop these sweet sneakers for $125.

 

3. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

 

We 😍a brand with a serious mission to help those in need. An lets be honest, for gals that sweat as much as we do, we need to prioritize our health and therefore hydration. DripDrop’s electrolyte powder sticks will help you stay hydrated long after your class ends so put this item at the top of your shopping list.

Here’s the scoop: DripDrop was born out of one doctor’s quest to treat locals in Latin America with life-threatening dehydration. The oral solution he used was life-saving, but it was often rejected for its bad taste. After a meticulous formulation process, he arrived at DripDrop: a tasty powder proven to work faster than water and sports drinks. It combines sodium (necessary for dehydration relief) and glucose (to help move the sodium from the small intestine to the bloodstream). Once in the bloodstream, the gate is open for water to get through (plus other electrolytes like potassium and magnesium). It also meets the rigorous standard of the World Health Organization, so you know it’s not just delicious, but effective.

 
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DripDrop comes in three flavors (watermelon, berry and lemon) and has three times the electrolytes of typical sports drinks. We recommend getting the multi-pack, because why pick just one!?

Keep these packets in your gym bag and add them to your water bottle to fuel your workout or weekend hike. Bye-bye, fluid imbalance. Hello, happy taste buds!

Get a multi-pack for $24.99 or get a single box for $9.99. Insiders tip: if you sign up for We Dare to Bare San Francisco, you can get a full sized box for free!

 

4. Natural Deodorant for the Win

 

As much as we would love to pretend we naturally smell like roses all the time but lets be real, this perfect princess ain’t so perfect after all.

The reality is, we all need “deo for our B.O.”, and Curie is at the top of our list. Another woman-owned brand, it is a necessity for your gym bag because it smells seriously UH-mazing, and it works. Made in California, this deodorant uses natural ingredients to keep you feeling fresh all day long. Here is a peek into the ingredients: aloe vera and chamomile to soothe the skin, coconut oil and shea butter to moisturize, and arrowroot and baking soda to neutralize odor and absorb sweat. We can’t forget the packaging - such a fresh and sweet aesthetic. The pink marble is GORG.

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What we love most about this brand is its dedication to service. For every five sticks sold, Curie donates one stick to a non-profit called Simply the Basics - an organization dedicated to providing hygiene kits to people and organizations in need.

Catch the Curie Cool Down with @lizletchford at We Dare to Bare San Francisco on May 11th! This class will be open to all attendees so you can get your stretch on after you get your sweat on.

Full sized Curie sticks retail for $12.

 

5. Dry Shampoo… Because Ain’t Nobody Got Time for Washing

 

We sure don’t. Not only is it time-consuming, but it strips hair of its natural oils. Enter stage right: Yes To Coconut Ultra Hydrating Dry Shampoo Wipes. Infused with coconut and argan oil, these wipes keep hair moisturized, voluminous and clean. Forget about big aerosol cans that take up valuable space and explode in your bag (and can’t get past TSA!) These wipes get rid of oil and dirt right at the roots and come in small, flat, convenient packaging making this a perfect addition to any bag but especially your gym bag. The wipe is coated on both sides, allowing for tons of product for both short- and long-haired gals. Yes To’s dry shampoo wipes are made from 96 percent natural ingredients and do not contain parabens, SLS and silicones. They are also vegan and Leaping Bunny Certified!

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They are also incredibly easy to use. Simply rip, unfold, wipe, ruffle, hair-flip and “WABOOM”! You are now ready for the second half of your work day, or for happy hour with girlfriends.

What do you keep in your gym bag? Leave us a comment below - we’d love to learn more about your gym bag necessities!

You can find Yes To Dry Shampoo wipes for $3.99 each at a retailer near you!

 

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Contest has ended

3 STEPS TO ENTER THE CONTEST

1. Be 18+

2. Follow @movemeant on Instagram

3. Purchase a ticket to We Dare to Bare San Francisco before 12pm on Tuesday, March 5th.

Thats one week y’all! Already got your ticket? Great! Make sure you follow steps 1 and 2 and you will be entered into the contest. You will receive an additional entry to win for every class you register for at WDTB SF.

The winner will be announced on instagram on Wednesday March 6th.

What do you keep in your gym bag? Leave us a comment below - we’d love to learn more about your gym bag necessities!

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