Frequently Asked Questions

Do you provide changing rooms and lockers?

Yes, we offer separate changing rooms for men and women. we also have cubby storage for phones and keys. South Bay Performance Fitness is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Bringing your gym bag into the fitness center is highly discouraged.

What should I wear to the gym?

When it comes to workout clothes, comfort is far more important than fashion. Rather than purchasing clothes that look good, you should purchase clothes that feel good. When trying on workout wear, it is important that you bend and stretch or jog-in-place to make sure your clothes fit well. If you purchase ill-fitting clothes, you may find yourself adjusting your garments throughout your workout. At South Bay Performance Fitness, we recommend that you consider the following when purchasing workout gear:

  • Fabric: Wear fabrics that allow your skin to breathe. Wicking material, such as a polyester blend, won’t trap in moisture and will allow your skin to breathe, keeping you cool during your workout.
  • Sneakers: Running shoes are the most important piece of gear in your workout wardrobe. It is important to consider what type of exercise you will be doing before purchasing running shoes.
  • Bra: When it comes to high-impact exercise, it is critical that you wear supportive bra. A good sports bra will prevent breast, back, and neck pain as well as the breakdown of ligaments.

The right workout wear will make a tremendous difference in your overall gym experience. We are more than happy to provide you with recommendations on athletic clothing brands or point you in the direction of a nearby sporting goods store. Please do not hesitate to ask!

Is it better to stretch/Foam Roll before or after I exercise?

You should stretch and foam roll before and after you work out. Doing so before exercise can prevent injuries from occurring and post-exercise can help to reduce muscle tension and increase flexibility.

Should I eat before working out?


Eat a light, healthy meal within 2 hours before your workout and drink plenty of water. Feel free to bring a water bottle and drink as much as you need to during your workout.


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If you are in Redondo Beach and have any questions, please give us a call. We are looking forward to hearing from you!