A good gym bag is hard to find. That is why when I come across one, I am excited to share it with you guys. Meet the Title Nine WWW Bag ($69). The bag is roomy on the inside, but compact on the outside. The main compartment fits a change of clothes, gym bag essentials, and even some post workout snacks and a water bottle. There is also a zippered compartment for gym shoes and anything else you want in a separate, ventilated compartment. I know that the price tag may seem a little steep but coming from someone who has gone through a lot of inexpensive bags that didn't get the job done, it's worth shelling out a little extra dough for a good bag that does. Buy it online at TitleNine.com.
I played a variety of sports when I was growing up, both on school teams and in different leagues. Title IX passed in 1972 and required federally funded schools to provide girls and women with an equal opportunity to compete in sports.
According to studies, playing sports has an immensely positive affect on girls. The results of the studies show:
- Girls who participate in sports are more likely to experience academic success and graduate from high school than those that do not play sports.
- Half of all girls that participate in some kind of sports experience higher levels of self-esteem and less depression.
- Teenage female athletes are less likely to use drugs than teenage female non-athletes.
Pretty inspiring - I can't wait to introduce sports to my girls. In fact I think I should go kick that pink soccer ball around with them right now.
But enough about me, Title IX and pink soccer ball, I want to know about you and...
If you plan on spending a lot of time in the sun and the water this summer season, I highly recommend investing in a sunblocking rashguard. While the O'Neil UV Protection Rashguard does the trick, the Sunblocker Rashguard ($45) by Title Nine does the job with a little more fashion sense.
Title Nine commissioned two surfers, both women, to design this guard, and they definitely gave the rashguard a feminine touch. The sleeves though short, completely cover the shoulders but allow for freedom of arm motion. You can paddle out without feeling restricted. The neck is also a little higher, like a mock turtleneck, providing just a little more sun protection. The guard provides both UVA and UVB protection.
Buy it directly from Title Nine. It comes in pink Punch (pictured above) or light blue Water.