Updated: What’s in my Gymnastics Bag?

I’m posting an extra post this week because I missed one last week and I need to catch up in my blogging schedule! Today I’m doing an updated version of ‘What’s In My Gymnastics Bag’ because a few things have changed since the last time I did one. The original post (which you can see HERE) was pretty rushed, especially the photographs, and so I wanted to give myself a chance to improve it and make it more informative. So, here you go:

What’s In My Gymnastics Bag: March 2018

This is my bag that I take to gymnastics classes with me. In case you didn’t know, or have forgotten, I attend two classes a week. One one hour class and one two hour class. Once a month I go to an additional 1 1/2 hour class with my friend as well. In addition, I volunteer at my local gymnastics club for one hour on Mondays, one hour on Thursdays and 2-3 hours on a Saturday. As you can probably tell, I need a good study bag! This bag is a Nike drawstring bag and I got it for Christmas! Here’s what’s inside:

Bar Things

The first thing that I have in my gymnastics bag is my bar things, and I always keep these quite near the top do that I can access it easily. My bar things are: My grips, sweatbands and chalk. I’m sure you’ve all heard of ‘bars’ as a gymnastics event so I won’t go into too much detail about it! The grips I am currently using are the Reisport Women’s Uneven Bar GripsThe sweatbands and chalk are from eBay and Amazon. I also keep my old bar grips in my bag too because sometimes my current ones hurt my fingers a little as they are not completely broken in yet. I keep my bar things in a Quatro Gymnastics bag that I got when I purchased a leotard from them because it’s small and handy!

First Aid Kit

The second thing that I keep in my gymnastics bag is a mini first add kit, full of things that I may need. Again, I keep these things in another Quatro Gymnastics bag because it keep them all together, and I had a spare bag! My mini first aid kit contains: Paracetamol, Lip balm, athletic tape, sports underwrap, small elasticated bandages (I use these for my wrists or elbows!), Plasters, deodorant and an inhaler. Not only if this stuff useful for me, but it also helps the other people in my classes! Thankfully I don’t need to use most of these things very often, but it’s there if I do need it.

Water

Gymnastics is a seriously dehydrating sport, and it’s much more than flinging yourself around on the floor! Therefore water is an absolute necessity! That should be fairly obvious! I actually have a water bottle that I bought that I sometimes take with me to gymnastics, but I usually just take pre-bottled water!

Spare T-Shirt, Leotard and Shorts

I usually take a spare leotard and shorts in case I have to go straight from somewhere (for instance, college) to gymnastics. I do this so I don’t have to worry about forgetting to bring them, and also so I don’t have to wear them all day! And of course, they’re there in case I get a giant hole in what I’m wearing. You never know, it’s always a possibility! The spare t-shirt is in my bag because (mainly in the summer) I could arrive at gymnastics with no extra clothing but it could be cold when I leave so I have a t shirt as an extra layer! I got the leotard from Quatro Gymnastics and the shorts from Sports Direct. The t-shirt is actually my aunts from when she ran the London Marathon!

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my updated version of ‘What’s in my gymnastics bag’. I think that it is better than my original post, but I’ll let you make that judgement! I’m very excited because it is my Meet The Blogger series next week wooooop!

Thanks for reading!

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