We’re well into the year and you’re back in the gym working on that all-important summer body. But have you ever considered what could make your gym experience so much better?
We’ve gone on a hunt for gym accessories that will switch up your gym game and give you the boost you need to keep going back.
We stumbled across this gem from the award-winning brand Rejuvenated, and now we can’t imagine going to the gym without it.
Coming in handy little sachets, H3O Hydration by Rejuvenated is a dissolvable powder that provides multiple benefits to your body and skin during exercise. Foremost, H3O enhances water absorption. Why is this important? Well, as we work out, we sweat. The water content in our bodies is what carries around all those good nutrients whilst keeping your body temperature at healthy levels (increased during exercise) and lubricating joints (think anything from weights to cardio). As we sweat, our water levels decrease, hence the constant need to replenish our water levels. H3O speeds up the rate that our body absorbs water, making a workout healthier inside and out. In turn, this gives us that extra energy boost we need to push through a workout, getting much more for less.
As well as all of this, H3O contains resveratrol super antioxidants (which prevents the body against damage and certain illnesses), as well as hyaluronic acid, inulin, ionic minerals, vitamin C and much more goodness.
Empty a sachet in your water bottle to drink on the go, or neck a glass before you set off to the gym. Oh, and it tastes good, so no need to worry about holding your nose.
PS. These are great for hangovers, too… but you didn’t hear that from us.
For more of the making behind H3O (and for other healthy gym boosters including protein) take a look at the Rejuvenated website.
If there’s one thing we can all relate to from going to the gym, it’s the dry agitated skin we get post-workout as a result of sweating out and the bacteria that finds its way onto our skin from the equipment. We’ve found a moisturiser that might just be able to help…
Acting like a second skin, the award-winning, tongue-twisting Oxygenetix Hydro Matrix is a moisturiser that people are swearing by. Why? This moisturiser – perfect for all skin types – goes beyond hydrating the skin (although it does that well, too). It boosts collagen (the elasticity in skin that helps keep your face looking plump, youthful and wrinkle-free and also enhances hair growth), and it increases oxygen uptake to speed up the healing of spots/cuts etc. With vitamin E, hyaluronic acid to retain moisture, aloe to soothe, this bottle of magic is a gym bag must.
Pack it in your gym bag and apply before your gym session to protect your skin from all the nasties with breathable protection (unlike other sticky moisturises which tend to clog up the skin).
Take a closer look at the Oxygenetix Hydro Matrix and what goes into it here.
Have you ever gone to the gym and mistakenly taken a long, sweaty drink out of someone else’s identical bottle? No, us neither…
However, if you have, once you’ve recovered from the blushes and apologised profusely, you may want to consider getting yourself a water bottle that only you have. How? Put your name on it, of course.
ALOR bottles are the ones your seeing everywhere. In a bid to stop single-use plastic, ALOR is on a mission to kit everyone out with their own personalised bottle that you can carry with you everywhere – gym very much included. The personalisation means there’s no chance of you forgetting which is yours. ALOR has a whole load of colourways for you to choose from including black, blue and grey.
Due to the double insulated stainless steel design, your cold gym drink will actually stay cold for 12 hours, which, as you well know, will be well-received mid-workout. Want to fill it with a hot drink? No worries – it’ll stay hot for 3 hours… more than enough time. They’re leak-proof, they don’t make your water taste metallic, they’re easy to clean and, well, they’re unmistakably yours.
Make your way to the ALOR website to check out the range and put your name on it.
And we’re not quite done there. If you’re anything like us, you love to drink your coffee/green tea before the gym or, even better, grab one after.
ALOR don’t stop at single-use plastic – they’re on a mission to reduce paper, too. Their coffee cups, as part of their new Coffee Collection, come in the same colour schemes as the bottles, so match up and get the set to cover those caffeine fixes.
Take a look at the ALOR Coffee Collection here.
There’s nothing worse than finishing a heavy gym session, heading to the shower and realising that you left your shampoo at home.
Life hack: keep some in your gym bag! It’ll be there whenever you need it and you won’t have to worry about taking it out and packing it every single time.
31 State toiletries are a men’s skin and hair care brand that make it easy. With a particular focus on keeping clear skin (perfect for the gym with all the sweat and bacteria), their products come in handy sizes with a washbag to keep them safe in your gym bag – no leakage allowed.
Highlight products include the 31 State (GQ grooming award finalist) Foaming Face Wash made of natural active ingredients for clear post-gym skin, the 2-in-1 Hair and Body wash (the less you have to carry in your gym bag, the better), the Roll On Deodorant that’s aluminium free, healthier for your skin and compact to carry around and the Overnight Clearing Pads – just in case you break out and need a quick escape.
Their products tick every gym-essential box – no excuse not to be squeaky clean. View the whole 31 state range here.
Does anyone else have the issue of always forgetting your favourite aftershave when you go to the gym? And, what’s more, is it even worth wasting it if you’re just going to sweat it off/shower when you come home? Vonbros might just have the answer, and we’re pretty impressed.
A solid cologne!? Vonbros are living in the year 3000 with this nifty little creation. Much like a lip balm (but certainly not for your lips), these are tins of solid cologne/aftershave that you apply to your skin for an intense burst of masculine scent. Perfect for the gym as it’s compact, mess-free and discreet to apply, leave the tin in your gym bag to use time and time again. A little bit goes a long way with these, so rest assured you won’t be wasting your money on endless sprays of expensive (and pointless) aftershave.
Vonbros have made their solid colognes free of synthetic chemicals, made from essential oils and all-natural, vegan and cruelty-free ingredients – thumbs up from us. Pick from three carefully created scents or bag them all to mix it up.
Available here, take a look at the rest of their range, too!
When the gym sesh is complete, there’s no better way to unwind than a hot bath to relax those worked up muscles. While you’re there, you may as well give yourself an extra boost to get you raring to go back the next day…
Dr Teal’s are a leading self-care product creator with a focus on mineral-enriched therapies and treatments to let you sit back and relax at any stage of a busy life – gym included.
Our highlight products are the Pre & Post Workout with Menthol & Citrus and the Detoxify & Energize with Ginger & Clay salts. Use the Pre & Post Workout option before or after a gym session to allow your muscles to recover quicker to ease the pain for the next day. Infused with menthol – you’re sure to feel the zing.
The Detoxify & Energize salts promote healthy circulation and clear out of all the bodies’ toxins. Simply pour either of these in your hot bath and bring the post-workout spa to your home. Bliss.
For a further look into Dr Teals, have a browse of their website.