Woman Enjoying Her First Fitness Class at Greenwood Village, CO

What to Bring For Your First Fitness Class?

Stepping into your first fitness class can be a mix of nerves and excitement, right? But don’t worry, bringing along the right stuff can turn it from intimidating to awesome! Here’s a list of things to pack that’ll help you rock your first class:

Comfy Workout Gear

Wearing the right clothes can really boost your comfort and performance. Go for light, moisture-wicking fabrics to keep you dry and comfy. And remember, flexibility is key, so grab clothes that let you move freely, like stretchy leggings or fitted tops that won’t hold you back during those tricky moves.


Having the perfect pair of kicks can totally change your workout game. Depending on your class, you might need shoes with extra cushioning for high-impact stuff or ones with good side support for all those side-to-side moves. Just make sure your shoes are up to the task and in good shape to prevent any mishaps and help you ace your workout!


A durable, leak-proof water bottle is a must to keep hydration within arm’s reach. Regular sips of water throughout the class will help maintain your energy levels and ensure optimal physical performance. Consider an insulated bottle to keep your water nice and cool during the workout.

Sweat Towel

A compact, absorbent towel is great for keeping sweat at bay, helping you stay focused and comfortable. It’s also a matter of etiquette to use your towel to wipe down equipment after use to maintain a clean and hygienic environment for other members.

Yoga Mat

If you’re attending a class with floor exercises like yoga, Pilates or certain core workouts, a personal yoga mat can provide a clean, comfortable surface for your exercises. While some studios supply mats, having your own allows you to have a hygienic, familiar base for your practice.

Enthusiasm and a Willingness to Learn

Bring energy and a positive attitude to class. Fitness classes can be challenging but they’re also an opportunity to learn, grow and connect with like-minded individuals. Enjoy the experience, and don’t be afraid to ask questions or seek assistance from instructors or fellow students.

Finally, Bring a Friend

Your class can be more fun if you bring a friend along. After class, you can go out for coffee or tea and discuss what you’ve learned.


Preparing for your first fitness class with these essential items will enhance your comfort, improve your performance and contribute to a positive and enriching workout experience. Remember, the goal is to enjoy the process, improve your health and perhaps even discover a new passion along the way.

Wellbridge, with its roots in Denver, Colorado, has been shaping the fitness industry landscape for more than four decades. Our expertise spans a variety of fitness establishments across the U.S. (Colorado Athletic Club, New Mexico Sports & Wellness and Maryland Athletic Club), ranging from exclusive boutique spas to comprehensive residential athletic clubs and sizable corporate fitness clubs. Our commitment to customization ensures each facility we manage offers a fitness experience tailored to its community’s needs. Born as Club Sports International in 1983, our transition to Wellbridge has seen us partner with premier real estate developers and manage an array of facilities boasting everything from full-service spas to cutting-edge athletic clubs. Our dedication to innovation and quality has solidified our reputation as a leader in developing and managing elite fitness clubs.

For more information about our company, or to locate a facility near you, contact us via our website.