It was pretty cool to own an actual weighted baton. I took baton lessons with the Twirling Jewel, in Blue Island, Il. I still have my baton down in my basement and can still twirl it too, but a lil' weiry on the tosses.
The dreaded gymsuit. We wore these under out clothes/as part of our clothes on gym days and undressed as our gym teacher beat a rhythm on the floor with his stick. We had to be done by the time he was finished!