Gym bag must-haves

Guys sometimes think all they need at gym is a towel and a water bottle. Sure, you need those, but that’s not all. And if you’re using the generic liquid soap from those shower dispensers, please stop. Immediately.

Gym bag must-haves

Suds up in the shower

What would be a body wash without The Body Shop? With a number of ranges, including Activist, Kistna, Arber and White Musk, R110 each, some of these body washes double up as shampoos too. But if you’re looking for a separate shampoo, we recommend Clear for Men Anti Hair Fall Shampoo, R39.99.

Man in the mirror

Light and compact, the Safeway Men’s Rechargeable Grooming Kit, R299.99, can travel comfortably in your gym bag and is perfect for those touch-ups, day or night. Luckily, it’s also a full-blown shaver – a portable all-in-one grooming solution.

After sweating it out on the gym floor and a steamy shower, keep your skin hydrated with Nivea for Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm, R79.99, and Nivea for Men Sensitive Face Care Hydro Gel, R114.99. As their names suggest, they’re great for sensitive skin – they don’t contain any alcohol and help reduce your skin’s sensitivity over time, providing soothing relief with no sticky residue. Just because you’re a guy doesn’t mean you shouldn’t worry about fine (or deep) lines. Avon for Men QuadraFX Anti-Ageing Eye Cream, R80, is perfect those wrinkles.

Because you need to smell gooood

Guys, there’s nothing worse than smelling like you’ve just hit the gym. Even if you don’t care about how you smell, don’t do it for yourself, do it for everyone else around you. And if Shield for Men Sport Defence Anti-Perspirant, R19.99, is good enough for the Springboks, then it’s definitely good enough for regular blokes! If you’re looking for more than an anti-perspirant, we recommend Woolworths RE Eau de Toilette Him, R199.95 for 50ml

Avoid injuries…

When you’re feeling a little tender on the treadmill or on the weight floor, obviously you need to get checked out by your doc. But in the meantime, try strapping yourself up in an Adjustable Ankle Brace, R79.99, or Adjustable Wrist Wrap, R99.99, available at Clicks.

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