Gym Bag Beauty Essentials

We’ve all been asked that age-old question, “If you were stranded on a desert island what would you bring?” Now imagine that this desert island is full of Epicor fitness equipment and requires a membership, then what?  It’s not easy deciding what to bring along with you to the gym, but there are a few essential items that should be considered next time you’re packing your gym bag. Squats are hard, but this is easy!
Dry Shampoo
Unless you’re workout Barbie, chances are you need to take the time to freshen up post workout in order to continue taking on your day. In regards to reality, sometimes showering just isn’t an option due to time constraints. That’s why dry shampoo is, or should be, your new best friend. A few sprits of this and a somewhat dramatic, but super fabulous hair flip should do the trick! You’ll keep your coworkers guessing how you can manage such a fit body and still have time to primp.
Nike+ Fuel Band
This little black (or pink depending on how fashion forward you’re trying to be for the gym) bracelet will be your constant reminder and main means of motivation. It not only tracks your every step, but shows you just how many calories you burn throughout the day. It’s so subtle that you’ll forget you’re even wearing it until you look down at the stats and see just how awesome you are!
Oil Absorbing Pads
Your lean body should show off your efforts at the gym, not your shiny skin. Try using a fragrance-free blotting pad to remove perspiration and to avoid potential breakouts from using your hands or towel. The SHAW Center also offers a variety of different exfoliating treatments, including microdermabrasion, that can aid in skin restoration if the gym is in fact taking a toll on your complexion.
The SmartShake takes on the form of a regular water bottle, but it is much, much more! Its compartments allow for you to store several different servings of nutritional supplements, such as protein, vitamins and capsules that you can keep to consume throughout the day.  Looking good after the gym is important, but feeling good is the key!
BB Cream and Moisturizer
This essential is the perfect no-makeup makeup and will help to keep skin moisturized long after your workout. This lightweight alternative will help to reduce any redness and/or blemishes that can be enhanced during cardio. Before application, for the perfect moisturizing cocktail, you can apply a regular moisturizer. The SHAW Center’s SkinCeuticals  line is both ultra-hydrating and rejuvenating.
All of these necessities will help to lift any weight off your shoulders, both literally and figuratively!