In our latest edition of: “WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG” we reached out to our superstar, instructor of the month at our Monarch Beach studio, Steph Castro Woods. Not one to skip on details, Steph offered us a glimpse, down to every last penny, that is in her gym bag.

This is what she had to say:


2 pairs of Pearl Izumi Spin Shoes– one is just not enough

I have like 17 mints in my bag.. I like our mints at the studio. And every time I ride I grab 3 mints. And eat them during class … This little tick started like a year ago and whatever I don’t eat in class I end up putting them in my bag.

My mic {microphone} bag with puffies and 4 extra batteries – I like to feel prepared. 


Singer’s Spray – thanks Dani for that! It the best to use before I teach{Dr. Bronner’s} Lavender hand sanitizer- this smells so good {!!!} and Frankincense & Myrrh Mist Zum mist – the best thing ever!!!! You can get it at Mothers Market


A Sidecar Doughnut “punch card” CARD, and my: I-wanna-feel-naked lululemon pants for after that workout….{also known as the Align II from Lulu.}


 My collection of Oribé:  Gold Lust Dry ShampooAprès Beach Wave and Shine Spray– so that hair looks so fresh so clean clean, and Gold Lust Shampoo + Conditioner

Steph also keeps her hair extra luscious with:  R + Co.’s  Park Avenue Blow Out Balm and their Dallas Thickening Spray

She says: Seriously these smelllllllll AHHHMAZING! >>>>>Thank you Patsy!! You can get these babies from Escape Salon. And of course there is the random few bobby pins and hair ties.


White Beats Headphones, my Apple Laptop, iPad and iPod – {for} work and playlist making.


And just in case anyone needs to borrow money, Castro has you covered, she tells us she carries “12 cents” on her… hopefully, she’ll have earned a free Sidecar Doughnut to share by then.

Thank you Miss Steph. You are one stylin’ babe, and now we all know a few of your fabulous secrets.

Tell us Gritties, what are your must-haves in YOUR gym bag?

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