Best gym bag essentials for January 2023

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If your New Year’s resolution is the classic one of getting in better shape, you may be wondering what to pack in your gym bag, or even where to buy a new gym bag this year. We’ve given you some tips earlier.

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Apple AirPods Pro 2, $229 (down from $249)

Stanley The Quencher H2.0 Flowstate Tumbler, $40

Apple Watch 8 (GPS + Cellular, 45mm), $499

So, besides sportswear and sneakers, what should you pack in your gym bag? Apple AirPods Apple Watch for tracking progress. Stay fresh with dry shampoo and deodorant. And don’t forget to stay hydrated with your awesome new water bottle.

Here are the must-have gym bag essentials for January. Find items for men and women from brands like Apple, Stanley, Nike and more to make your time at the gym more enjoyable.

Nike Utility Power Training Medium Duffle Bag

Nike Utility Power Training Medium Duffle Bag

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From Nike, this medium sized black duffle bag has an adjustable shoulder strap and an exterior zipped pocket. Built-in ventilation helps sweaty clothing breathe.

Nike Utility Power Training Medium Duffle Bag, $72

Gymshark Small Daily Gym Bag

Gymshark SMALL EVERYDAY gym bag

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This little bag will take you from the office to the gym. There are wet pockets for gym gear and slip pockets for work essentials. The carrying handle is padded and comfortable. Find it in 6 colors.

Gymshark Small Daily Gym Bag, $42

Apple AirPods Pro 2



Forget your gym headphones: a tragedy. Bring the latest Apple AirPods Pro 2 earbuds. It features an upgraded wireless chip for improved audio capabilities, new low-distortion drivers for clearer audio, touch controls, and improved active noise cancellation. Apple AirPods Pro 2 offer true custom sound. You can use your iPhone’s camera to analyze your unique ear anatomy and find the best audio settings.

“I wear these for the gym and running every day,” says the Amazon reviewer. “I’ve never had a problem with them coming out. They do a great job. I love the option to switch between ANC and Transparency modes.”

Apple AirPods Pro 2, $229 (down from $249)

Stanley The Quencher H2.0 Flowstate Tumbler

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The $40 Stanley Cup keeps water cold for 11 hours, has a convenient handle, fits in your car’s cup holder despite its large size, and comes with a straw to make hydration a little more fun. The straw opening on the lid can be closed to keep this cup from spilling in your gym bag. Click these links to check availability of The Quencher H2.0 Flowstate Tumbler colors on Stanley and Dick’s Sporting Goods site.

Stanley The Quencher H2.0 Flowstate Tumbler, $40

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Apple Watch Series 8 is a durable smartwatch that’s swim, dust, and crack resistant. It has many health tracking features such as optical heart sensor, electrical heart sensor for electrocardiogram, blood oxygen sensor and new body temperature sensor. Yoga, meditation, and other workout programs are also available through Apple Fitness+. (Apple Fitness+ is a subscription service. It costs $9.99/month. Apple Watch buyers get the first month free.)

Apple Watch 8 (GPS, 41mm), $369 (down from $399)

Apple Watch 8 (GPS + Cellular, 45mm), $499

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo

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I can’t say enough about this dry shampoo if you don’t have more than a body shower after your workout. It doesn’t leave a white cast, so it goes well with brown hair and blonde hair, and the scent is wonderful.

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo $25

aesop herbal deodorant

Aesop Herbal Deodorant


Treat yourself to Aesop’s unisex spray deodorant with zinc ricinoleate and essential oils. It smells fresh and herbal.

Aesop Herbal Deodorant $35

Please reboot yourself!CBS Essentials Guide to a Healthier 2023


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There has never been a better time to commit to a better, healthier you. Whether that means exercising more, learning about fitness and nutrition, or doing more to track your health, CBS Essentials is our new series I’ll cover you reboot yourselfWe cover everything you need to know to live your best life in 2023. Best smartwatches for monitoring heart health To Best earphones and headphones for working out.

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