We're all busy, and fitting in a workout isn't always easy. If you're anything like us, you probably find yourself squeezing in barre before work, sneaking off to spin at lunch, or getting in a quick gym sesh in the evening.
We like to think we've gotten pretty good at multitasking. And while we're juggling a million different things, shouldn't our gear do the same? The answer: a resounding yes! These holistic helpers enhance every aspect of your wellness routine. They work hard and set you up for success — before, during, and after you exercise.
We're breaking down the best beauty and style boosters for every kind of physical activity. Stock up and stash these essentials in your gym bag stat (and don't worry, we've included one of those, too).
Alo Yoga Moto Leggings
We love this edgy upgrade on the classic yoga pant. Featuring mixed matte and shine fabrics, quilted stitching and mesh detail, these moto-inspired leggings will elevate your every asana — and keep you looking fab long before and after class. ($110)
Urban Moonshine Organic Energy Tonic
This daily herbal tonic combines adaptogenic ingredients — rhodiola, eleuthero and licorice root — to fight stress and fatigue, while simultaneously helping increase energy, stamina and endurance. Keep this travel-friendly spray in your bag for a boost on-the-go. ($9.99)
APL Women's Techloom Pro Blue Bell/Ink/Mint
Great for the gym and the street, these kicks deliver mega support, breathability and style. The blue-melange one-piece upper is woven from high performance textiles and accented by mint details. And the cushioned midsole adds major comfort factor. ($140)
Badger Yoga & Meditation Aromatherapy Balm
This portable aromatherapy stick soothes senses, while softening skin. Apply to temples, forehead and wrists and breathe in deeply. An ancient blend of sandalwood, frankincense and myrrh delivers a deeply centering, calming and grounding experience. ($7.99)
Jason Cooling Minerals & Tea Tree Muscle Pain Therapy
Feeling the burn in class can translate to feeling sore after. This therapeutic balm is formulated with anti-inflammatory tea tree oil and cooling menthol to soothe and relax muscles. It gets bonus points for skin-softening avocado, evening primrose and hazelnut oils. ($5.69)
Emi Jay Neon 5-Pack Hair Ties
Too tight elastics can lead to “dent” marks or worse .. breakage. Save your strands by wearing your hair in a loose pony or high bun and using a stretchy fabric elastic. These “no pull” hair ties come in fun neon colors, so we’re cool (and comfortable) rocking them well after our workout. ($11)
adidas by Stella McCartney Gym Sling Bag
From one of the coolest collabs ever comes this sporty and stylish bag. Rendered in metallic faux leather (yes, it’s vegan-friendly), this high-performance design is complete with a zip front pocket and adjustable shoulder strap. You’re bound to wear it all the time, with everything. ($175)
R.L. Linden & Co. Close To Me - Uplifting Deodorant Spray
We’re always searching for an all-natural deodorant that actually works. This spray stops stink with antimicrobial tamanu oil and olive leaf extract, and boosts mood with an uplifting blend of bergamot, rose geranium and vanilla essential oils. Spritz on pits, feet, hair, yoga mat, clothes and sneaks (or anywhere that smells a little funky). ($15)
Acure Organics Coconut + Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes
Perfect for a post-workout refresh, mid-day pick-me-up, or to take it all off before bed, these handy towelettes (for face and body) cleanse, soothe and detoxify with just a few simple swipes. The best part? They’re infused with naturally antibacterial coconut and nourishing argan oils. ($6.99)