Tuesday, February 11, 2014

What's in your #gymbag?

Believe it or not, Tuesday is the only day that I pack a legit gym bag. Every other day of the week, I get by on a purse. How is this possible? My schedule is so sporadic that I can jet to the gym, teach a class or exercise, come home and change. And then head back for clients with my purse full of standard essentials. But Tuesday, it's the day I head to the gym for two classes in a row...and two very different classes: Spinning and Kettlebells. So I have to pack a bag. And I've been using the same one from Lululemon for a few years now:

It was a gift, and it's been working out nicely. I get so many compliments on the color, the pockets are plenty and spacious, and the leather exterior holds up to all the stresses it sees. One downfall: It's heavy. Let's be honest, though. That's only because I pack the sucker full.

Here, take a look at what's inside my gym bag these days:

1) Shoes

I have to pack my running and Spinning shoes because I head to the gym in snow boots. Athletic shoes, man. They're my new high heels. I don't think I'll ever have enough.

2) Electronics

From a heart rate monitor to a stopwatch and my janky old iPod, to my iPhone and some ear gear...I'd be a sad instructor without all of this. Well, except for the earbuds. I obviously don't use those when I teach, but I'd die on the treadmill without them, so they stay in my bag so I don't ever lose them. And those black dots? Mic covers. No need to be spreadin' germs. I give all my instructors their own.

3) Essentials

I'm never without a snack, ever. Especially on Tuesdays when I need extra fuel to get me from Spinning through Kettlebells. And the notebooks? One is a calendar. I'm old-fashioned in my pencil-and-paper ways. And I typically have a staff meeting after my Kettlebells class, so I gotta be prepared.

4) Toiletries

I don't really feel the need to primp and pamper at the gym, but personal hygiene is important to me...especially at the gym, because sweat makes one quite stinky, and I don't ever want to be THAT person. So I keep these things on-hand just in case.

5) Rides

I'm still a rookie on the bike. I could never teach a class off the top of my head. I much prefer to have a plan so I keep a "library" of rides in my bag at all times.

Seriously, it's a lot of stuff, but I swear it all fits:

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Question: What are some must-haves in your bag?


Tami said...

I drink a Coke in the a.m. And try to get water the rest of the day. Struggle at times though

Brienne Peers said...

I always keep a water bottle on me and make sure it is always filled before I leave home!

adailydoseoffit said...

I do, too...and yet, I somehow still can't manage to drain it!

adailydoseoffit said...

Way to put that pop cup to great use!

adailydoseoffit said...

Iced tea is definitely good...I always have to sweeten mine just a bit, but I usually go with honey or fruit, so at least that's good!

adailydoseoffit said...

Room temp water is the WORST!

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