What you need in your sports bag

September 25, 2009 3:48:45 PM PDT
Audrey and some work-out pros take us through what we really need.

Audrey's sports bag list for an early morning workout:

  • Clean Clothes

  • Shower shoes or flip-flops

  • Reusable water bottle

  • Sweat Towels

  • Plastic bag for dirty workout gear

  • Hair ties

  • iPod

  • Toiletries bag containing: Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Wide toothcomb or brush, Deodorant, Tooth Brush and paste, Hair products, Sun block, Body lotion, Moisturizer, Razor and Foam, Hair Dryer, Fruit and energy bar
Sports bag list from DIAKADI Body Personal Training and Wellness Center:
  • Workout Clothes

  • Tennis Shoes to match activity and client's foot/arch dimensions (running shoes for running vs. cross trainers for general workouts)

  • Heart Rate Monitor that shows calories burned

  • Reusable Water Bottle - preferably non-leaching material - i.e. some new plastic bottles or SIGG style metal bottles with non-leaching liners.

  • IPod/MP3 player with Head Phones

  • MP3 carrying case that allows for movement

  • Small Pouch for Jewelry

  • ESD/Cardio Workout Plan

  • Strength Training Workout Plan

  • Flip Flops

  • Make Up Bag that holds all Toiletries

  • Rubber bands and Bobby Pins and/or Baseball Hat

  • Pad-lock

  • Pre-workout Nutrition - crabs and protein: banana, light string cheese, tlc bar, clif bar

  • Post-workout Nutrition (within 15-30 min post-workout) - crabs and MORE protein: 2 light string cheese, or Myoplex light is perfect, or turkey sandwich (4 oz meat)

  • Small Plastic bag for sweaty clothes post workout

  • Sweat and Shower Towels (if not supplied by gym)
Sports bag list from SF Bay Club:
  • Spare socks and underwear--just in case!

  • Extra shirt--one doesn't always fit or feel right...

  • Lululemon pants--cant wear anything else

  • Banana or apple for pre workout snack in the mornings

  • Protein bar for post workout snack

  • Emergence for added pick me up if needed

  • Wide toothcomb to get my hair looking presentable

  • Good face lotion--don't want to rely on the stuff at the gym

  • Hair Tie, to keep hair out of eyes while sweating!

  • Water Bottle to stay hydrated. Make sure it is an eco-friendly bottle

  • Shower Shoes - never walk around in your bare feet!

  • Money, just in case you see something cute in the pro shop!

  • Lip Balm for the post workout protection

  • Most important.....I pod! Never leave home without it!
BONUS GEAR
  • Pedometer

  • Jump Rope

  • Yoga Mat
Places Audrey visited for this segment:

San Francisco Bay Club
150 Greenwich St
SF CA 94111
415 901 9257
Website: http://www.sfbayclub.com

Diakadi Body Personal Training and Wellness Center
290 Division Street #200
San Francisco 94103
415 863 4922
Website: http://www.diakadibody.com


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