6 Gym Bag Essentials That'll Do The Hard Work For You This Spring
Oxygen Magazine Australia|Issue 99

Motivation to move your body comes and goes, but as the layers start to come off as the seasons change, there is a renewed sense of urgency to slim down and tone up for summer. Luckily for our Oxygirls, we’ve tracked down personal trainer and fascia/stretching expert Tegan Haining, who reveals her hot tips on what to pack in your gym bag to inspire a kick-arse workout! Tegan has also trained the likes of David Beckham, Jess Gomes and Natalie Imbruglia - so we think we believe her!

Tegan Haining

Spring has sprung, which means we can climb out of exercise hibernation and hit the pool, pavement or gym and get those limbs ready for some activity. If your workout routine has faltered over the cooler months, finding the motivation to get back on the horse can be the biggest challenge. Without fail, I am more eager to get the ball rolling again after I purchase some new active wear or athletic accessories to enthuse me to move my butt. Each season I purchase a few items which will live in my gym bag, making them part of my daily routine. These are a few of my favourites:

1. Caffeine hit

I love my morning coffee, but I often have to stop myself from having another for the added energy boost. This is why I’ve been using BeforeYouSpeak coffee that uses single origin Colombian Arabica coffee which is also infused with MCT powder for increased energy output. They’ve also got some superfood ingredients like Siberian ginseng, green coffee bean extract, turmeric and pepper, which are all natural energy boosters. I also especially love that it has turmeric which is an anti-inflammatory, while the black pepper improves its absorption. They come in sachets so I don’t need to lug anything around, I just make sure I’ve got a handful in a few of my bags so I’m never without.

2. Compression tights

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