How much water have you drank today? If the answer would make your doctor mad, then you might not be ready for your workout. Now if you’re anything like us, adding something new to our routine is difficult. When that means adding 15.5 cups of water for men and 11.5 cups of water per day, that new addition to the routine is going to be even harder.

But there are ways to make sure you’re getting all the water you need, and we’re breaking down our 4 best ways to hydrate before a workout.

Keep Track Of Your Intake

The best way to be hydrated for a workout is to stay hydrated throughout the day. By keeping your body hydrated throughout the day, you’re making sure your body is primed and ready to perform. Tracking your water intake throughout the day ensures you show up to your workout in training shape. There’s plenty of free apps out there that will track your water intake for you, so what do you have to lose?

Have A Gym Water Bottle

Forgetting to drink water is easy enough when it comes to drinking out of a boring old glass. One way to spice up staying hydrated before workouts is by adding a water bottle specifically for the gym. Plus, owning a reusable water bottle helps save over 217 plastic water bottles a year. Staying hydrated and saving the planet go hand in hand.

Eat Your Water

No, we’re not talking about those water balloons you can eat. Eating fruits and vegetables is a great way to give your body access to water with the added benefits of vitamins and minerals. These water-based foods are perfect for cooling off, staying hydrated, and getting the healthy burst of energy you need before a workout.

Set An Alarm

This tip is for everyone who needs that extra bit of encouragement to get hydrated before their workouts. Set alarms either on your phone or on your smartwatch to get updates every time you’re ready for another cup of water. If you use large jug containers for your whole day’s water supply, make sure to mark off goal points you would need to reach and set those to alarms.

Make sure to check out a free week of classes at an Omni Fight Club near you and show off that new gym bottle that’s making sure you’re on top of your game.