Wellness Wednesday 1/13

“What’s In My Gym Bag” Series…..


Tone It Up Co-Founders Karena Dawn & Katrina Scott

We’re taking a peek inside our favorite health and fitness experts’ gym bags to uncover their must-have gear and favorite products.

Name: Karena Dawn, co-founder of Tone It Up

My workout: My favorite workout is a bike ride along the beach, a class at my local yoga studio, or a Tone It Up workout in my garage gym.

I like to be active each day. I’ll strength train and do cardio four days a week, yoga at least twice a week, and them have one active rest day that could include a morning walk to my favorite coffee shop.

What’s in my gym bag:

  1. Tully Lou pants: Love the cool, funky lines on these pants — and they’re super comfortable.
  2. Zara Terez sports bra: I like to work bright colors into my gear, like this bright blue bra. Loving my workout apparel gets me excited to work out.
  3. Nesh NYC ShirtThis top can be dressed up or down; you can throw it on over your workout gear and rock that “athleisure” look.
  4. Tweedz headphones: Every girl’s gotta have tunes when hitting a solid workout. I never leave home without one (or two!) pairs of headphones in my bag or purse.
  5. Timex watch: Having a good watch to keep time during my workouts is key. I also used this watch when I was training for some recent triathlons, so we’ve been through a lot together. 
  6. Eyeko waterproof mascara: This stuff is “sport waterproof mascara.” Need I say more?
  7. Whish body butter: I love this body butter for how SOFT it makes my skin feel. It’s all-natural, packed with antioxidants, and smells amazing!
  8. Asics shoesI love my Asics — the fit, the look, the feel. I do wear shoes from various brands, but Asics is my go-to.
  9. Coola sunscreen: Coola produces awesome organic sun-care products, with flavors like piña colada, green tea, and — YUM. It feels good knowing the product is super clean. 
  10. Suja juice: I love quality, organic juices. It’s one of my staple on-the-go snacks.
  11. Core waterCore is a great, mineral-enhanced water option — and, of course, hydration is HUGE when working out. We advise our community to take water breaks during our workouts, and to remember to rehydrate often.
  12. Tone It Up mini bandsWe love these bands, as they are easy to pack and take along with you when you travel. They make for a killer enhanced workout. 
  13. Tone It Up socksThese socks are super comfy and have a great fit.
  14. Tone It Up hatI wear a TON of hats when working out. If you look at the @karenakatrina Instagram account, I feel like in half the photos of me and Tone It Up co-founder Katrina Scott are of us working out outdoors (and not shooting), I’m wearing a hat. I love them! 
  15. Perfect Fit Protein (vanilla): We love our Perfect Fit Protein — it’s organic, non-GMO, plant-based, and gluten-free. And it’s delicious! I mix mine in my shaker bottle with almond milk or water (depending on what I’ve got with me). Both taste great. Its the perfect pick-me-up for after my workouts.
  16. Perfect Fit multivitamins: This is a great multivitamin option for women, and is full of antioxidants. 
  17. Perfect Fit Protein Ultimate Shaker bottle: I never leave home without this and my Perfect Fit Protein. It’s a quick, easy way to shake up a tasty recovery drink.
  18. Skunk (my dog!): Umm, probably my fave item in my bag! Skunk loves to travel around with her mama. She comes to the office with me daily! 


Name: Katrina Scott, co-founder of Tone It Up

My workout: At the beach or at Equinox gym. My favorite is a long sand run or the stair mill at the gym.

I’m active at least five days a week.  My favorite routine is a sweaty HIIT session on the stair mill followed by Tone It Up toning moves at the gym.

What’s in my gym bag:

  1. Tone It Up Blue Lagoon sports bra 
  2. Pretty in Pixel tank
  3. Pretty in Pixel pantWe launched our very own Tone It Up apparel collection earlier this year and I’m still pinching myself — so cool! It was a dream of mine and Karena’s for ages. These pieces are comfy, they fit great, and they feature bright, fun colors. 
  4. Tone It Up kettlebell: The kettlebell is an awesome tool that we love to integrate into a number of our workouts. We designed our kettlebell so that it can travel easily anywhere (you fill it with water or sand).
  5. Tone It Up gym bag: I love the bright, fun color of this bag. Karena and I picked it ourselves!  
  6. Tone It Up foam roller: A foam roller can work wonders whenever you’re feeling tight — it breaks up fascia that builds up from muscle repair. It definitely soothes sore muscles! 
  7. Perfect Fit multivitamins: Our multivitamin is designed to support a healthy metabolism and to boost hair, skin, nail, and bone health. 
  8. Perfect Fit Protein Balls: I love experimenting with different recipes. These protein bites are one of my faves! I like to mix it up between protein bites, pancakes, smoothies — the works.
  9. K&K Sea Salt Texture SprayWe developed our sea salt texture spray as a simple tool you can use to get beautiful beachy waves effortlessly and quickly. I’ve always got a bottle in my gym bag. (It’s great post-workout for that quick turnaround get-ready sesh!)
  10. Tone It Up socks: These are my comfy, go-to socks.
  11. Tone It Up Oakley sunglasses: Being based in Southern California, in such a beautiful setting, we spend a lot of time working out outdoors. I love wearing sunnies to protect my eyes from the sun.
  12. Core water: We challenge our members to drink half their body weight in ounces daily. Keeping hydrated before, during and after your workout is hugely important. I always have water with me!
  13. Asics sneakers: I’ve worn all kinds of shoes over the years — and I always find myself coming back to Asics.
  14. Headphones: I love music, and I love dancing. Listening to tunes during my workout gets me pumped up and energized to really push it! 

You can follow Tone it Up on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.



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