Gym Essentials to Start the New Year off Right

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Happy New Year! I’m already so excited for everything that 2018 has to bring. What are your goals for this coming year? I’ll be doing a big post with mine on Thursday, so I’ll make sure to link back to it here once that goes live!

(Also, lol: the above photo was actually taken at the gym I go to! Scott and I couldn’t bear taking my big camera to the gym to grab some photos for today’s post, so they’re all taken on my iPhone!)

Going to the gym can be pretty daunting. Especially if you’ve never been before – it can be somewhere that you’re unsure of how to act, or dress, or what sort of equipment and things you might want to bring or utilise. Personally, I absolutely love the gym. Scott and I have been going consistently 3/4 times a week for the past 2 years, and it’s so grounded in my daily routine that I don’t really know what I’d do without it!

When I’m working out, it gives me time to clear my head completely. I can put all of my energy/frustrations into whatever I’m doing and just let go of whatever has happened that day in my life.

One thing I also love about the gym: the accessories. From gym clothes to workout gear and even pretty heavy-investment pieces like an Apple watch to measure metrics and help quantify what I’m achieving while I’m getting my exercise in!

I’m really excited to share today a list of what I consider some gym essentials for anybody who’s either starting their gym journey or if you’re looking to treat yourself to some new equipment as motivation for getting back into exercising for 2018!

I’d also love to know what your favourite form of exercise is, or what your favourite essential to use while working out is? Be sure to leave it in the comments below!

Gym Essentials for the New Year

Foam Roller
Polo Ralph Lauren 3 Pack Sport Socks in White
Futuro Fashion Work Out Printed Full Length Cotton Active Leggings Joggers Gym Fitness
Womens Get Fit Mesh Go Running Trainers Athletic Walk Gym Shoes Sport Run
Set of 2 Iron Gym Dumbbells with Colour Neoprene Grip Coating
Speed Skipping Rope by Beast Gear – For Fitness, Conditioning & Fat Loss. Ideal for Crossfit, Boxing, MMA, HIIT, Interval Training & Double Unders…
Apple Watch Series 3,GPS and Cellular, 38mm Silver Aluminium Case with Sport Band, Fog
Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker Gold
Nike Mens Park VI T-Shirt
ZOEE S1 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Compeed Blister Extreme Medium Plasters – Pack of 5 Plasters
Proworks Large Padded Yoga Mat with Carry Handle for Pilates / Exercise / Gymnastics – Black / Blue / Purple / Green / Pink
Nike Pro Indy Black Sports Bra
Nike Brasilia Large Training Duffle Bag, Black
NAGINI Webbing holdall bag
Lean in 15 – The Shift Plan: 15 Minute Meals and Workouts to Keep You Lean and Healthy
IceUnicorn Mens Trainers Gym Walking Trainers Fitness Lightweight Sports Running Shoes
Perfumed Oil Roll on L’ombre Dans L’eau
Clif Bar Energy Bar Crunchy Peanut Butter 68 g (Pack of 12)
Calvin Klein Modern Cotton Joggers, Black
Apple Airpods
Calvin Klein Men’s Sports Shorts
Bluetooth Headphones, Anker SoundBuds Slim Lightweight Wireless Headphones

What’s your favourite way to exercise?

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  • Courtney Hardy

    I love these essentials. I love working out.

  • Happy 2018! x

    Daniel x

    The Daniel Originals | Instagram: danielpoonvignez

  • Caitlin

    Great motivational post for the new year, I need to get back into working out!

    Beauty & Colour | Vegan Lifestyle Blog

  • Love these tips dear. What I would like to add is foam roller. It’s a lifesaver!
    Jessica |

  • Great post, Michael! I love working out! Since moving to America I really stepped up my fitness game and now take regular workout glasses multiple times a week. It’s so fun! Also, foam rollers are a savior for sore muscles! Have a great week!

    Will |

    • Thanks for the lovely comment Will! Funnily enough, my partner Scott and I have recently gotten into workout classes! The gym we go to is 24/7 and they have a virtual room that projects classes onto a screen (which is strange but I love!) – even though I do love more fuller classes with a physical instructor, too! I hope you’re having a great start to 2018!

      • I love that! I’ve never done a virtual one but that sounds fun as well! 🙂

  • I’ve just started going to the gym and I’m looking forward to starting the collection of gym gears, haha.

    • Thank-you for commenting Deasy! I hope you have a great time getting into the gym and starting your collection! Happy 2018!

  • Kim

    Good for you two! I can’t bring myself to working out 3-4 times a week so I really admire that you get out there so often. And I don’t think I’d be comfortable bringing a DSLR into the gym either so the iPhone was a good idea 😉 Thanks for sharing your gym essentials!