10 Workout Essentials From Your Favorite Instagram Fitness Experts

Photographed by Andi Elloway.
Creating your personally curated #fitfam on Instagram can be kind of a mixed bag. When you follow a bunch of Insta-famous trainers, on the one hand, you get workout inspiration every time you mindlessly scroll through your feed. But on the other hand, it can sometimes feel like you need a million followers — or a million bucks' worth of fancy gear — to be legit at the gym. Not so!
The truth is, when you really look at what those trainers use to take their own workouts from good to great, you'll notice that the vast majority of their favorite stuff is simple, inexpensive, and easy to buy for yourself. (You certainly don't have to buy anything to get a great workout, but sometimes that little boost is just what you need to get a bit more excited about fitness.) And remember, these women are legit trainers, athletes, and entrepreneurs. That means they work hard — and their days are unbelievably busy. So you know their go-to products are very much sweat-tested.
We've collected a few workout tools and post-exercise pick-me-ups from our favorite Instagram fitness experts. Continue on for a peek inside their gym bags.
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The most important relationship in your life is the relationship with yourSELF. You're # 1️⃣ 📿❤️☝🏽

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Nicole Winhoffer (@nicolewinhoffer)

Not only does Winhoffer teach her own NW Method classes, but she also works out at the gym every day. She tells Yahoo Beauty that these salty snacks help keep her powered up.

SeaSnax STIX Wasabi, $4.99, available at SeaSnax.
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The sky is not my limit...I am. -T.F. Hodge #FBF

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Jennifer Nash Forrester (@jenniferforrester)

Fitness expert Forrester tells Glamour that she swears by these wipes to keep her feeling clean after gym sessions.

ShowerPill Athletic Body Wipes, $9.99, available at Amazon.
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Anna Victoria (@annavictoria)

As personal trainer Anna Victoria writes on her blog, she's a big fan of foam rolling — especially for active folks who are super busy. Check out our favorite rollers over here.

Kayla Itsines Foam Roller, $13.49, available at Kayla Itsines.
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Just a casual stretch on a Friday afternoon. @aloyoga #tgif #friyay #bodybysimone #simonedelarue

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Simone De La Rue (@bodybysimone)

The cardio dance queen and founder of Body By Simone always keeps a small bottle of sunscreen in her bag to put on right before leaving the studio, she tells Health.

Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30, $42, available at Sephora.
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Mind over miles.

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Robin Arzon (@robinnyc)

Runner extraordinaire Arzon goes with this energizing scent after a jog through the beautiful-yet-grimy streets of NYC, she tells Glamour.

Fresh Hesperides Grapefruit, $50, available at Sephora.
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Elisabeth Akinwale (@eakinwale)

Akinwale, a veritable CrossFit superstar, tells Girls Gone Strong that she swears by this extremely sticky tape.

Goat Tape Scary Sticky Premium Athletic/Weightlifting Tape, $8.99, available at Amazon.
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Natalie Uhling (@natalieuhling)

Dry shampoo is definitely a gym bag staple, and fitness instructor Uhling tells Allure that she's a fan of this Amika version, which comes in a very portable size.

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo (mini), $10, available at Birchbox.