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    21 Products To Help Solve All Of Your Gym Problems

    Work out with less worries!

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    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. These workout leggings have a pocket for your phone so you don't have to worry about precariously balancing it on the machines.

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    These are available in four different colours and come in sizes XS to XXL. Customers say that the material is thick enough to properly cover your underwear, but stretchy and breathable too. These leggings also have a gusset in the crotch area to help you move more freely and help reduce rubbing and chafing (you might be thinking that's too much information but listen, it happens!)

    Price: £19.99.

    2. This cotton gym towel has a zip pocket to store your phone and keys because honestly who knows what to do with them when you're working out?

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    This small towel is perfect for carrying your stuff around the gym without needing to wear a hoodie or bring in your bag. It also comes in eight different colours!

    Price: £9.95.

    3. Block out the looky-loos with these wireless noise-cancelling headphones.

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    The idea of people watching what you’re doing at the gym can sometimes genuinely put you off going at all. We might not be able to give you tunnel vision, but we can point you towards these noise-cancelling headphones, which are highly rated for their deep bass and high-quality sound: perfect for helping you focus on your own workout.

    Price: £53.99

    4. Say goodbye to boring swimming with this waterproof mp3 player.

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    Fancy switching up your gym routine to include swimming, but can’t bear the idea of exercising without Beyoncé hyping you up? You clearly need this waterproof mp3 player in your life. It’s adjustable to securely fit your head, so it won’t fall off in the pool, and the spiral ear plug design is great if you hate water getting in your ears.

    Price: £32.99

    5. Help eliminate odour from your running shoes or gym bag with these mini air-purifying bags.

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    Made of bamboo charcoal, these little bags naturally absorb bad odours and neutralise them. They don't have a fragrance which is great for those who dislike strong smells, and they can last for up two years provided they are taken care of properly – you just need to expose them to sunlight for one or two hours every month.

    Price: £19.99 for a pair of bags.

    6. Going from work to workout? Try this backpack.

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    Organising your work and gym stuff into one bag can be a bit of a struggle. With multiple compartments built in to separate your laptop from your trainers and wet towel, this backpack is basically your new best friend.

    Price: £26.99

    7. Or if you’re loyal to your regular work bag, make it more gym-friendly with these packing cubes.

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    The wonders that are packing cubes strike again! ‘Cause no one wants their sweaty gym top drenching their carefully written-out presentation notes, right? These cubes come in various different shapes and sizes, perfect for all your smelly gym gear.

    Price: £14.99

    8. A common problem for anyone with bigger chests is that a good sports bra is so damn hard to find. Thankfully this one is designed for D+ boobs and over 700 people rated it five stars!

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    This is available in a wide array of sizes, 30D - 40G to be exact, and has padded straps for comfort as well as a non-rub hook and eye part at the back. It doesn't have any wires but don't let that fool you – many customers say it offered great support and that the lack of wires made it more comfortable.

    Price: £23.04 - £37.00 depending on size.

    9. Dry yourself off faster after that post-gym shower with an XL microfibre towel that is thin enough to fold into a more compact size for your bag.

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    This has over 1,000 reviews and an average 4.8-star rating! It's big enough to really cover you if you feel a bit self conscious drying off with a smaller one in the changing rooms, and claims to be able to absorb eight times more water than a regular towel. It also dries faster than standard towels so you won't be stuck with a heavy, sopping wet towel taking ages to dry. Reviewers suggest you pat yourself dry with this rather than rubbing or dragging the towel over you like you would with a regular one.

    Price: £13.99.

    10. Stay motivated with this Fitbit fitness tracker.

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    There is something very satisfying about seeing your resting heart rate decrease, your sleeping improve and feeling your daily steps target get easier – it just makes you wanna keep going!

    Price: £62.99

    11. These headbands are moisture-wicking and fast drying so that you can exercise without sweat rolling down your hairline.

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    These are made from 85% organic cotton, and reviewers claim these wash well and hold their shape.

    Price: £6.25 - £6.59 for a pack of three, depending on colour.

    12. The barbell covers at the gym can sometimes be a bit worn out and at risk of slipping off, which isn't great if you're doing something like squats. This heavy-duty barbell pad will stay securely on the barbell and the high-density foam padding will make for more comfortable lifting.

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    This can snugly fit a wide variety of bars and is designed to help distribute the weight evenly across your body. The cover is made of easy-wipe nylon so you can mop up your sweat after, and has a matte finish to increase the grip. Reviewers claim it helps to eliminate the pain that can come with using a barbell and has helped stop them getting those dreaded barbell bruises.

    Price: £13.97.

    13. And after you lift try this foam roller so you can’t use those sore muscles as an excuse to get out of HIIT.

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    A foam roller is a great way to massage away your muscle pain, you can control the position of the roller and the amount of pressure you apply to suit your needs. Reviewers recommend maintaining good posture and taking your time! Think of it as a DIY sports massage.

    Price: £9.93

    14. Stay hydrated with this genuinely beautiful water bottle.

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    Staying hydrated is essential when you're trying to reach your fitness goals, and sometimes all you need to motivate you is having something pretty to look at. This bottle’s design is not only sleek, it also holds 750ml of water, so you won’t have to keep topping up!

    Price: £5.75

    15. Try this sleep aid device if you’re having trouble waking up for your morning gym sesh.

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    We’ve all had that feeling – you’ve had a terrible night’s sleep and some idiot (you, last night) set your alarm for the crack of dawn to try and get an hour of exercise in before work. If you usually struggle getting your full eight hours - and your usual exercise routine is suffering as a result - then you can try this Dodow sleep aid device. It projects a calming blue light, which works as a guide for your breathing, and helps you to fall asleep naturally, and on average 2.5 times faster than on your own.

    Price: £49.90

    16. If you’re always bailing on the gym at the last-minute, try this weekly planner whiteboard

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    If something’s written down it seems more official in our minds: it’s science. Fill this out and use the sticky pads to put it somewhere visible in your house, so you’ve got your day (and gym session) planned out – and are much less likely to be sidetracked by an impromptu movie marathon.

    Price: £13.89

    17. If you go to the gym straight after work but don't like wearing a full face on the treadmill, these cleansing cloths only need some water to remove your makeup.

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    The microfibres in the cloth swell up when you add warm water to better grip onto the makeup, and they can be reused over and over again. Just make sure to wash them at 30°C. Reviewers love how soft these are to use, and some recommend this in particular for people with sensitive skin.

    Price: £9.74 - £13.49 depending on colour.

    18. However if you do prefer keeping makeup on at the gym and just don't want it sliding off, this setting spray is rated 4.4 stars and claims to keep your makeup intact for eight hours.

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    This setting spray also doubles up as a primer, so use it as both if you really don't want your eyeliner to budge!

    Price: £6.95.

    19. Some gyms require you to bring your own lock for the lockers, so get yourself a good one like this highly-rated four-digit combination lock.

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    This has a 4.7-star rating and is praised for being sturdy and solid by reviewers. What more could you want from a lock?

    Price: £9.97.

    20. When you start lifting weights you might get a case of "gym hands", i.e. dry or peeling skin particularly between your fingers. So moisturise them with this salve from Burt's Bees, made with botanical oils and beeswax.

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    The smell is very herbal, so one for people who like lavender and rosemary! Some reviewers have said this even helped with eczema and dermatitis, so you know this is the real deal when it comes to soothing skin.

    Price: £6.66.

    21. And take it easy on any weak joints with this padded exercise mat.

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    Reviewers love the fact that the high-density foam used in this mat means that they can exercise without as much joint pain. Its unique fourfold design also means you can pack it up smaller than other similar designs, so it’s easier to take along to your yoga class.

    Price: £24.99