After a sweaty hour of movement, you should be energized and feeling good, so stock up on the proper tools to keep the good vibes flowing stress-free.
From outerwear to dry shampoo, here are our picks for compact items on-the-go:
If you are coming in from the cold, a compact jacket is ideal for storing in those not-so-large lockers! UNIQLO has a line of Ultra Down jackets and vests that all come with a carrying pouch. These allow you to easily roll the jackets and vests into the pouch and save a ton of space.
Buy now: Ultra-Light Down Compact Jacket, $60
Collapsible Water Bottle
An exercise must-have is a water bottle, and this one is a collapsible, lightweight, half-liter water bottle, that you can fold up and always have with you in your locker! Bonus – it comes in a ton of fun colors.
Buy now: Vapur .5L Water Bottle, $10
If you have make-up on before class, these are a quick way to remove it, which will help prevent breakouts. And after class, use facial wipes as a cool, refreshing way to wipe down that sweat.
Buy now: Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes, $5
If you’ve got long locks, you know the pain that is forgetting a hair tie before class. Save yourself the stress and keep extra elastic bands in your locker. These are a fun step up from the typical elastic bands (that tend to stretch out and disappear almost as often as socks do).
Buy now: Active On-the-Go Hair Band Bracelets, $8
Forget the stick – swap it for a swipe instead. You don’t have to worry about white residue on your work or happy hour outfit, and these wipes contain a hair-inhibiting ingredient which is proven to reduce hair growth up to 30 percent. It’s a win-win!
Buy now: Whish Deodorant Swipes, $7
Dry shampoo absorbs the oil and sweat from that workout of yours when you really don’t have time to wash and dry your hair again! A little goes a long way, so it lasts for a good amount of time. Just flip your head over, spray the roots, shake and brush it out, and you’re set.
Buy now: Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1, $25
When you do have time to shower after class, it’s annoying (and um, heavy!) to carry a hair dryer, brush and styling tools in your bag. While some studios supply blow dryers, few provide the straightener your hair desperately needs. To the rescue? This powerful (and cute!) mini tool. It’s hard to believe how such a tiny hair iron can work so well. Plus, it comes with the cutest neon pouch – great for striking up convo with new class friends.
Buy now: Amika Mighty Mini Ceramic Styler, $40
Hair Product Kit
Depending on how you want to style your hair post-class, these various products enhance your style. Apply the Prime Style Extender on damp hair, and then you choose which product to pair with the primer – is it a straight and sleek, full-bodied or all natural-curls kind of day? You can pick whatever you like with this pack.
Buy now: Living Proof Style Lab Travel Kit, $29
If you like to brush your teeth teeth before you leave the locker room, you’ll love this awesome travel sanitizer for your toothbrush. Don’t forget to pick up some travel-size toothpaste from any local drugstore (or stock up on samples next time you go to the dentist!).
Buy now: Violife Travel Safe UV Toothbrush Sanitizer, $30
Sometimes you need a pop of color on your eyes to wake them up (yes, even after class) – so grab this mini mascara from Urban Decay that features the same curling formula but is super small.
Buy now: Urban Decay Supercurl Mascara Travel Size, $10
To avoid breakouts, you want to make sure you get all of that sweat off of your face. These pads fight excess oil that can build right after working out, and they get rid of all bacteria, too. Let your face dry before applying moisturizer or makeup.
Buy now: Bliss Steep Clean Mattifying Toner Pads, $38
If you’re dealing with any kind of injury or soreness (or even a blister!), it’s always a good idea to keep some pain medication handy to heal your muscles post-class. These are slim and great to keep in a locker, filled with whatever it is that will help you feel better.
Buy now: Help, $4