Your Ultimate Gym Checklist

If you’ve ever gone to the gym before work, then congratulations! It’s a great idea. Although, it’s not so great when you discover that you only have 15 minutes to take your look from sweaty to smart; and that somehow, every other woman has decided to do the same. Add to this – limited mirror space, half-naked 60 year olds, and hair so frizzy that you’re considering skipping work.

However, there’s no need to panic. These smart, affordable and simple products will have you looking sharp and sweat-free in no time:

1. Face wipes are the ultimate must-have for gym goers. Get a glowing complexion by using one post work-out to remove sweat and old make-up. Try Johnsons Daily Essentials Cleansing Face Wipes $6.99 at beautyheaven.com.au

2. FemFresh Cleansing Wipes. These are live savers when you just don’t have time for a shower – as they cleanse, freshen, and deodorise down there. Shop FemFresh Feminine Wipes $6.45 at pharmacyonline.com.au

3. Anti-White Mark Deodorant. It’s perfect because it tackles white marks, odour, and wetness. We love Rexona’s Crystal Clear Diamond Deodorant $5.95 at myshopping.com.au

4. Dry Shampoo. Effortless to apply, and will leave your hair looking, smelling, and feeling a whole lot fresher than it did 5 minutes ago. Try Batiste Dry Shampoo $9.95 at beautyheaven.com.au

5. Light Body Moisturiser. Excessive sweat can leave your skin dry or irritated, so re-hydrate with this fast absorbing, non greasy moisturiser – it can be used even on sensitive skin. For a bargain buy, grab Vaseline Aloe Fresh Hydrating Lotion $7.29 at beautyheaven.com.au

6. Ibis Hair Clips/Hair Bands. Ibis clips are great for getting your hair off your neck and face, and are even stylish enough to be left in for the day. Bonus! Hair bands are essential, and you never know when you might need an extra one…Lady Jayne Ibis Clips $6.69  and Lady Jayne Snagless Hair Elastics $5.39 at chemistwarehouse.com.au

7. Travel-Sized Hairspray and a Comb. Perfect for keeping flyaway’s in place. This winning combo also doubles as a fix for unruly eyebrows. TRESemme has a great Salon Style Freeze Hold Hair Spray which is only $3.45 at okme.com.au

8. Anti-Frizz Hair Serum. It smoothes, moisturisers, and adds shine to dry, frizzy hair. Try the TRESemme Smoothing Creme $6.95 at okme.com.au

Check out our celeb gym style gallery for some sartorial exercise inspiration!

Images: Stylebistro.com

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88 Comments

  • Reply yslyenom Tuesday 28th January, 2014 at 1:55 am

    These are useful.

  • Reply mandachic Monday 1st April, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Thanks – this should get me on track for fitness this year

  • Reply coyleshana Monday 25th March, 2013 at 12:48 am

    i always manage to look ultra daggy at the gym, great tips!!

  • Reply Sparkles17 Saturday 10th November, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Great tips!

  • Reply itutuh Thursday 24th May, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    not that stylist

  • Reply itutuh Thursday 24th May, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    relax and sporty

  • Reply itutuh Thursday 24th May, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    comfortable outfit

  • Reply ashleyjane Tuesday 15th May, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I agree with the femfresh!!

  • Reply julzjulzz Saturday 28th April, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Dry Shampoo <3

  • ellisonralph
    Reply ellisonralph Sunday 18th March, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Ibis is the best! Love their products.

  • Reply Blackwolf Sunday 26th February, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I realy need this list,as most time I go out and do things afterwards. If I did my errands I be too tired to go to the gym so I go first

  • Reply jessicawheelock Saturday 25th February, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I look the exact opposite of all of these women when I go to the gym…maybe I need these tips more than anyone!!

  • Reply janebear Friday 17th February, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    dry shampoo is a must-have for me.

  • Reply mandystsai Wednesday 15th February, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Haha, great tips!

  • Reply saraharyoung Wednesday 15th February, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    I do like… But im neer going to look good at the gym so I feel bad spending money on lovely gym vlothes!

  • Reply sheerluck Wednesday 8th February, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I love how everything is so affordable!

  • Reply Danielle Thursday 2nd February, 2012 at 10:12 am

    great ideas

  • Reply nicoley610 Tuesday 31st January, 2012 at 5:15 am

    another tip is to take a shower during your lunch break and eat lunch at your desk if that works for you. also, just going for a walk outside during your lunch can make a huge difference.

  • flossyfewclothes
    Reply flossyfewclothes Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 10:32 am

    ..some good tips there..thanks 😎

  • ppennylane
    Reply ppennylane Sunday 22nd January, 2012 at 12:20 am

    woo gym!

  • Reply KNY Thursday 19th January, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Great tips, thanks!!

  • Reply midnightstarfish Monday 16th January, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Helpful 🙂

  • missbonnieblu
    Reply missbonnieblu Friday 13th January, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Best!!

  • ivysaurus
    Reply ivysaurus Tuesday 10th January, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    nice tips. Didnt realise you need so many things for they gym 😀

  • Reply candicelee22 Tuesday 10th January, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I would love to try that hard to look good at the gym, but I just go there and sweat and look horrible!

  • Reply aalana Tuesday 10th January, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Thanks for the tips!!

  • Reply lauralai Monday 9th January, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I swear by anti white marks deodorant. I got sick of my black tops being ruined!

  • Reply sallync Monday 9th January, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Get a labrador puppy!
    You have a built in 5am alarm clock and a full body workout when you take them for an early morning walk and they want to drag you along!

  • Reply melissacicero Monday 9th January, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    not sure I like this

  • sbooth29
    Reply sbooth29 Monday 9th January, 2012 at 10:39 am

    totally my type

  • Reply Tashie Monday 9th January, 2012 at 9:38 am

    I use everything!!

  • Reply ang43@hotmail.com Monday 9th January, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Face wipes are my muct have at the gym…. great tips

  • Reply chloebowie Monday 9th January, 2012 at 3:08 am

    great tips!

  • Reply leighbonello Monday 9th January, 2012 at 12:49 am

    The Hair Bands is an excellent tip 🙂

  • Reply traanster Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Thanks for the tips!

  • Reply pearl06 Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    So many things to go to a gym :O

  • andthebirds
    Reply andthebirds Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    i’ve been looking for dry shampoo everywhere

  • Reply stels Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 11:06 am

    don’t forget mini towels for during the gym session 😀

  • Reply AmberB Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Great tips – thanks

  • maryanacole
    Reply maryanacole Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 9:47 am

    very nice

  • Reply KatP Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Or just make time for a shower?

  • Reply thugsy Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 8:19 am

    nice one

  • Reply bardie Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 8:12 am

    my New Years Resolution

  • Reply jarjar Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 8:08 am

    great tips

  • Reply juliew Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 3:40 am

    great list, thankyou

  • violetflower61230
    Reply violetflower61230 Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Aww Emma Watson looks so cute! Also great tips! Now I know EXACTLY what to bring and I wont forget anything.

  • GoodThanks
    Reply GoodThanks Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Great list.. thanks!

  • Reply qwysycl Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    great tips!

  • Reply sappheire Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    water is the best

  • Reply stefaneigh Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I’d rather a quick shower!

  • Reply shell0606 Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I love this list 😀

  • Reply amyk3u Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    🙂

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    great tips!

  • Reply holly vals Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 11:58 am

    love Gwen Stefani’s combo

  • jazlovestoskate
    Reply jazlovestoskate Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 11:21 am

    gorgeouse!

  • Reply thugsy Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 10:22 am

    thanks for the tips

  • Reply doogs Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 10:20 am

    excellent tips

  • Reply cydney.marie Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 10:03 am

    makes sense

  • Reply tessarella Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Good tips, i need to go soon!

  • Reply chrystal Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Going got a walk or jog seems much easier:)

  • leilani-lovebird
    Reply leilani-lovebird Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 8:00 am

    My favourite gym essentials – lorna jane.. since i wash my gym gear after every use you need good quality materials – lorna jane never fails.
    A good water bottle, my sony earphones ( will not gym without them) a headband to keep me from looking like a total mess, face wipes are a must, deoderant dove citrus is amaze, and my celebrity slim weights – love them… and they are love heart shaped how cute… perfect day at the gym

  • Reply juliew Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 4:09 am

    great outfits

  • LOUISE-ANNE
    Reply LOUISE-ANNE Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 2:11 am

    I love the black and white stripe bag.

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Friday 6th January, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    wOW–Lots of products needed

  • Reply sappheire Friday 6th January, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    summer time and rexona

  • Reply UNoPoo Friday 6th January, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Thank you!

  • Reply Claireo Friday 6th January, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Good tips- I would rather have a shorter workout and fit in a shower though 😉

  • eleanore
    Reply eleanore Friday 6th January, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    sound advice!

  • Reply ichigolove01 Friday 6th January, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Great tips!

  • Reply mummo13 Friday 6th January, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Great ideas

  • Reply linhyy Friday 6th January, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    these tips are great!

  • Reply lieuloves Friday 6th January, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    awesome tips 🙂

  • Reply MsKimo Friday 6th January, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Awesome, thanks!

  • Reply balibabe7 Friday 6th January, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Great list. I absolutely love TRESemme Smoothing Creme!

  • Bones
    Reply Bones Friday 6th January, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    This is perfect, especially if I decide to go to the gym before or between gaps

    • Bones
      Reply Bones Friday 6th January, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      Between classes I mean**

  • sbooth29
    Reply sbooth29 Friday 6th January, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    very cute

  • Reply bwa1 Friday 6th January, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    nice

  • love-melona
    Reply love-melona Friday 6th January, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Keeping this in mind!

  • Reply JENNIFAARRH Friday 6th January, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    love the tips!

  • Myra
    Reply myra00 Friday 6th January, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I couldn’t get a work out in and not have a shower, I’d rather leave with wet hair (tie it up in a tousled bun) and minimal make up (gloss and light foundation or bb cream) than feel yuck all day. It would be great to get some quick beauty tips, ideas or products others use for after the gym from other readers too!

  • Reply jenniekellett Friday 6th January, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Great tips… I know I can’t live without my dry shampoo 🙂

  • Reply Whatthe Friday 6th January, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Thank goodness I don’t go to the gym! lol

  • Reply dapperdolly Friday 6th January, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I dunno, all those wipes contain a ton of unfriendly chemicals, the same can be achieved with good soap and water with a cloth or tissue. The same goes for deoderant, the point of going to the gym is to get fit and sweat and we have sweat glands for a reason, it’s very important to sweat and treat the areas gently. Talcum powder or natural body scents/solid odorisers are so much better. Then the combination of dry shampoo/hair spray and anti-friz?

  • Reply chocolatelace Friday 6th January, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Cute!

  • comebacks
    Reply comebacks Friday 6th January, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I love Gym-speration!!

  • Reply tina_cats Friday 6th January, 2012 at 11:17 am

    not my type of look at all

    • aimzybabe
      Reply aimzybabe Friday 6th January, 2012 at 11:26 am

      ?

      Great tips by the way, I certainly agree with the Rexona Deodrant!

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