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Gym Bag Essentials for Popular Workouts

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Dry shampoo is a must. Pro tip: Apply it before you get on the bike to keep your strands extra dry. Then, when you don't have time to hit the shower after, baby wipes can clean you off in a pinch.

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Yoga

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Keep sanitizing wipes in your bag to wipe down your mat instead of waiting for the communal spray bottle of disinfectant. Yoga—specifically the super hot kind—can be deceptively dehydrating, so have a packet of Emergen-C Electro Mix on hand to pour into your water bottle post-vinyasa. (It's cheaper than Gatorade and has no artificial colors or dyes.)

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A super-absorbent towel will get you through even the most sweat-inducing sequences. And since these sessions are notorious for diminishing your blood sugar, keep a protein-packed nutrition bar with you at all times (like Health Warrior's Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Bars).

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Athletic tape is your best friend here. Use it as a quick fix for cuts or scrapes, and wrap it around vulnerable joints to ward off injuries. Also, this may go without saying, but put those sneakers in a plastic bag post hike so you don't get dirt all over your stuff.

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Sure, you could take this class in bare feet, but you'll be better off keeping a pair or two of grip socks stashed in your bag at all times. They'll help you keep your balance—and can be used for yoga or pilates as well.

This article originally appeared as Gym Bag Essentials for Every Kind of Workout on PureWow.

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