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Ashley Borden Let's Us Look Inside Her Gym Bag (and We're Not Talking Clothes)

Posted Jan 14 2009 5:00pm
Ashley-Borden.png For almost a decade, fitness consultant, author, and celebrity trainer Ashley Borden has been at the forefront of the health and fitness world. As a NIKE Elite Athlete and recent spokesperson for Nintendo's Wii Fit, Borden travels the country training clients like Natasha Bedingfield, Ryan Gosling and Laura Prepon. She even finds time to host a signature fitness retreat for every day clients and corporations at the Four Seasons Resort in Punta Mita, Mexico. Did I mention, Matt Hughes brought her on board to help him with his nutrition?

With a bio like that, I had to ask:"What exactly is in that gym bag of yours?" And, evidently I'm not the only one who wants to know.
In the fitness industry, practicing what you preach is paramount, says Borden. When I discover a new trick, a new piece of equipment, a new healthy snack - my clients are the first to know. There is constant advancement in our field - so my personal favorites are ever changing. Here's what my latest gym bag consists of:
1. TRX Suspension Trainer - The most versatile piece of equipment I have ever owned. A bodyweight-based, portable training tool that builds strength, balance flexibility and core stability for all fitness levels.

2. GYMBOSS Interval Timer - Allows you to set up to two different time intervals, the auto mode will repeat. You can take it anywhere, indoors/outdoors and it keeps track of your timing.

3. NEEDAK Folding Soft-Bounce Rebounder - Cardio equipment that improves the metabolic rate and protects joints from fatigue and impact from exercising on hard surfaces, aids in lymphatic circulation.

4. FOAM ROLLER - Critical for myo-fascia release, increasing flexibility and reducing cellulite, rolling out is a mandatory part of my clients' workout routines.

5. HAND IRONS - Available from 2lbs up to 6lbs. They attach to your hands and are great for cross training. They add resistance to a cardio workout and are easier than holding dumbbells.

6. NALGENE ATB water bottle - This all-terrain 32oz bottle encourages you to consume more water than normal just by way of its design.

7. NUTRITOX (athletic formula) - A multi-vitamin and mineral supplement, with a daily detox blend, that comes in daily singles packets.
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