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EleVen Gym Essentials

What an awesome experience it has been at the Australian Open. Making it to the finals was the culmination of lots of hard work and training that takes place throughout the year. When I’m not competing, I’m training hard, and I believe that it’s the hard work that I put into my training that makes achieving my goals feel even more rewarding.


When I’m not competing, I’m training both on the tennis court and at the gym.  At the gym, I work with my amazing team of trainers and do a wide variety of workouts, including yoga, jump training, sprints, drills and strength training. I believe in mixing it up, and being active every day. Making sure I have my time at the gym each day is a key part of my fitness routine.


One key to being ready for the gym is to have all my gym essentials ready to go. My new favorite bag is the Oh & Oh Duffle Bag. This bag has great features like a removable shoulder strap, multiple interior zipper compartments, a wet/dry vented pouch with outside zip entry, and even a spot for my yoga mat. Plus, I love the style; the print design is so much fun.


Right now, I’m loving the gear from the Thika collection.  One of my picks is the Thika Power Play Sports Bra which is so comfy and looks great. I wear it combined with a Harmony Tank and Middle Vee leggings. The Thika collection has a variety of tops including Race day tank, Center Stage cap sleeve, and Extreme long sleeve, so I can be ready for all kinds of weather. For bottoms, I choose from the Agility capris and Cooldown Pants. And, having a headband or visor on hand is important, too, since these accessories help keep the sweat and sun off my face.


Other gym bag essentials? I always have Powerbeats wireless headphones to listen to great music, and a water bottle is essential for hydration. I also like to have some nutritious snacks, like a banana or a granola bar, stashed in my bag. Packing along a Jamba Juice great greens smoothie is another great way to give me extra energy during my workout. 


Whatever you pack in your gym bag, it should help you feel better than your best. Having a great stylish gym bag packed with all your workout essentials helps ensure you are ready to be active each day. What are your gym bag essentials? Tell us in the comments section!