The day we’ve all been looking forward to is finally here! Now that gyms are starting to reopen across the UK, we know you’ll be eager to get back to the weights so you can work on getting back all the gains you’ll have missed out on during lockdown.

We’ve put together a list of the 9 top gym essentials you’ll need to bring with you to help you smash those workout goals.

Gym kit bundle

Our gym kit bundle has several essential gym items all in one handy bundle. Any budding gym rat needs a gym bag to help keep all their kit together, and our 20 litre capacity bag is the perfect choice. Hit the weights in our gym t-shirt, and use your new straps to help you smash those big deadlifts.

Matrix multi vits will help give your body the essential vitamins it needs to stay healthy, and your new 2.2L water jug will be vital for keeping you hydrated throughout your long-anticipated workout. Not only that, you’ll be saving money by getting them all in one epic bundle!


It’s important to remember to stay hydrated during a workout, but it’s just as important to remember your shaker to give your body the protein boost it needs. Your body will be craving the right kind of carbs and protein after a workout, so make sure you’ve got your Matrix shaker to hand to keep building muscle.

Amino Energy

Need a little boost after that unintentional gym break? Our Amino Energy is just the thing to help you get back in the gym, and smashing those workout goals. Not only will it give you the focus bump you need to push through, it combines 9 essential amino acids – including Beta-Alanine and Histidine – which together produce carnosine to improve your performance.

Not convinced? Take a look at our range of pre-workouts to tempt you back to the gym.


While it’s important to eat the right things so as to build muscle, sometimes your body needs a helping top up of protein to make sure it’s got the right amount to build muscle. That’s where we’ve got you covered.

The type of protein you’ll need will vary depending on your particular workout goals. For those of you who are just starting out at the gym, our Whey Matrix is perfect. It’s been specifically designed with a range of goals in mind, so you can rest assured you’re getting all the essential nutrients you need to build muscle.

For lean muscle, opt for our Anabolic Gold. With its low sugar and high protein content, Anabolic Gold will be the perfect choice for those of you working towards more lean muscle. For weight gainers, take a look at our range of Monster proteins to get you on the right track.


After all the hard work you’ll be putting in at the gym now that they’ve reopened, you’ll need a little something afterwards to help your body recover. If you’ve not been lucky enough to have a home gym to help you keep on top of your workouts, BCAAs will be a must-have once you’ve finished your first workout back at the gym.

Our BCAA Raw is just the thing to add to your shaker. Amino acids are essential after a workout as they help to repair and heal the small tears in your muscles, as well as reduce the build-up of lactic acid.

Straps and wrist wraps

Our gym straps and wrist wraps are ideal for giving you support when you need it most. Your new set of Matrix gym straps will help you to lift bigger and heavier weights, and are designed to be as tough as can be so as to give your workout the boost it needs. Straps are the gym essential you’ll need if you favour deadlifts and heavier weights.

If long term heavy weight training is your thing, you’ll need a set of our Matrix wrist wraps. These help to stabilise the point of contact, giving you comfort and support when you need it most. With a pair of these in your gym arsenal, you’ll be smashing your personal best in no time at all.


Another gym essential you’ll need if you’re a fan of heavy lifting is a weightlifting belt. This gives you comfort and supports your back when you’re lifting heavy weights, and can increase the working weight you’re able to use in your lifts. Our Matrix weightlifting belt is ideal for deadlifts, squats, and bench presses.

Testosterone booster

If you want to take your workout to the next level and see great results, consider investing in a testosterone booster. Our range aims to help you build muscle and give you testosterone support when you need it most. Take a look at our best selling Kong testosterone booster to get you started, and turn your testosterone into a potent muscle-building fuel. Our hardcore Bulgarian tribulus is another great place to start.


Proven to help build muscle mass and boost strength during workouts, creatine is a must-have for your shaker. Whether you prefer creatine powder or tablets, we’ve got you covered – our range of creatine supplements will take your workouts to the next level. Combine your creatine with our protein powder for truly epic muscle-building fuel.

These gym essentials will be just the things you need to give your first workout back in the gym epic results. What have you missed most about the gym? Let us know over on our Facebook page!

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