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What’s in my Gym Bag

January 29, 2020

Thank you to Nordstrom and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post.

Ok so maybe it would be juicier if I was sharing what is in my purse, but honestly there isn’t much else in there besides a wallet, old string cheese wrappers, and Chase (from Paw Patrol). What’s in my gym bag, however, is a little bit more intentional and refreshing – obviously.

The Motherchic What's in my gym bag

Can we first all agree that often times we don’t go straight home after the gym/yoga/barre/spinning etc… Sometimes I hit up Starbucks, or the market, or the nail salon, or the wine store (very convenient that it’s across the street from my favorite yoga studio). My point is, sometimes I do a little “spruce and go” before a taking a full blown shower. My gym bag contains all of my secret weapons to get me from a sweat session to points A,B, and C without looking like a hot, smelly mess.

Meet the contents of my gym bag….

DryBar Detox Dry Shampoo // This works double duty. Not only does it cool my scalp and hide the sweat, it also has a fresh scent. I usually give my hair a quick blast with a hair dryer, then spray, pause, and work it through my roots.

The motherchic drybar dry shampoo

Ursa Major 4 in 1 Facial Wipes // One swipe over your face and you’ll be cleansed, smoothed, exfoliated, and hydrated. No walking around town with dried salt on your cheeks.

The Motherchic Ursa Major Face Wipes

Fresh Sugar Roll on Deodorant // Because a little extra protection can’t hurt. This has a fresh, citrusy scent that is very light. It’s infused with natural sugar and is alcohol free. Translation: you’ll smell sweet and it won’t burn!

The Motherchic Fresh Roll on deodorant

Kosasport Lip Fuel Hyaluronic Lip Balm // This is as far as I go in terms of wearing make-up post workout. It’s a super moisturizing tinted lip balm. And it looks kinda sporty – hence why I keep it in my gym bag.

The Motherchic kosasport lip balm

L.Erikson Grab & Go Ponytail Holders // These are the creme de la creme of ponytail holders (especially if you have medium/thick hair). Not only do they come in cute colors, but they do not damage your hair and your pony will stay put! Also, they have 200+ 5 star ratings, so there’s that.

The Motherchic ponytail holders

MoBot Foam Roller Water Bottle // Yes, you read that correctly. This is a 2 for 1! It’s equal parts foam roller/water bottle. What I am trying to say is you can hydrate and give yourself a deep tissue massage simultaneously. Honestly, what will they think of next? I got the 32oz size so I have a little extra H20 on hand if I don’t go straight home.

THe Motherchic mobot water bottle
The Motherchic Mobot foam roller water bottle

Tula Eye Rose & Glow Eye Balm // After a workout, even though I feel great, I don’t always look great. This eye balm (a TMC team fave) is instantly cooling, and brightens my under eyes just a touch so I can get away without a full face of make up.

The Motherchic Tula eye stick

No Show Socks // I always keep a stash of fresh socks in my gym bag. One of the questions we get asked a lot is about no-show socks. For sporty shoes (sneaks), I love these!

The Motherchic no show socks

What else is part of my post-workout routine you ask? Besides chatting way too long with friends and turning what should be a 60 minute class into a 90 minute social session, I like to swap get out of my sweaty clothes, especially if it is cold outside. Something loose fitting, like joggers and a hoodie does the trick. I also throw on a hat so my body doesn’t go into complete shock when winter air hits.

The Motherchic wearing joggers and lace up hoodie from Nordstrom
The Motherchic sharing what's in her gym bag


Hoodie (TTS) | Joggers (TTS) | Sneaks (size down) |No Show Socks| Bag | Hat | Water Bottle

It goes without saying that Nordstrom never ceases to amaze me. I love that I can get my most fashionable wardrobe staples AND products that support a healthy lifestyle all in one place. Check out their entire wellness shop here, and my personal favorites below.

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  • Madda
    January 30, 2020 at 10:24 am

    We have something in common! I also carry Chase from Paw Patrol in my handbag! Great suggestions.

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