One thing many gym goers don’t pay sufficient attention to is their pre-workout food. However, before you hit the treadmill or the weights, it’s important that you fuel your body properly and provide it with plenty of energy.

So, with this in mind, Fit Hire has put together a list of the most popular pre-gym snacks:

Wholemeal bread, bananas and peanut butter
To get the energy you need you’re going to want to eat carbs – all types of carbs. Wholemeal toast and fruit will supply your body with everything it needs. What’s more, it’s delicious!

Vegetables and hummus
Carrots or cucumbers are great to dip into a pot of hummus. The great thing about this snack is that takes next to no time to prepare. So, next time you’re heading out to the shops, throw a few carrots and some hummus in your bag for your gym session. Don’t like hummus? Try Greek yoghurt instead.

Trail mix
The ultimate in quick snacks; a trail mix will give you energy to exercise for hours. Be wary though – some of the trail mixes sold in stores can be heavy in their salt content. That’s not so good!

Hardboiled egg on toast
If you’re looking for a savoury snack, then boil some eggs, put bread in the toaster and wait 10 minutes. It’s sure to give you the energy you need.

Fruit and yoghurt
Probably the most popular choice on our list; fresh, sliced fruit in yoghurt is popular with anyone. It tastes great and gives you the energy you need to train. What more could you want from a snack?

Cereal and milk
Your breakfast actually has a perfect mix of carbs and proteins and is therefore an excellent pre-workout meal. One word of warning - try to avoid cereals with sugar listed as an ingredient.

One thing to bear in mind is that these snacks represent meals that should be eaten at least an hour before you start training. You don’t want to be working out with masses of un-digested food sitting in your stomach. During your workout, stick to drinks, shakes or maybe a banana.