Kelly Turner is the Director of Education at YogaSix. She’s a big-time yogi who also happens to serve as an instructor when she’s not taking a class herself. Here, she gives Lively an inside peek at what she brings to the gym.
- Manduka Pro Lite yoga mat. I usually keep an extra mat in the car in case I can entice a friend to join me last minute for a practice.
- Yogitoes mat towel. I love practicing heated yoga, and the towel is a great way to absorb sweat and keep me from sliding off the mat.
- Four or five workout outfits. I load up at the start of the week with a bag of yoga leggings and performance tops, often packed in an Amazon Prime cardboard box. That way, I'm set up for taking or teaching yoga, as well as jumping into a spin class, a hike at the lagoon, or any other workout opportunity that presents itself. I love brands that are comfortable handling sweat, like Beyond Yoga, Niyama Sol, and Onzie.
- Running shoes. While my running days are behind me, I still keep some basic tennis shoes in my car for easygoing hikes or walks on the beach.
- Noniko Magic Deodorant. It's the only aluminum- and paraben-free deodorant I've found that doesn't leave me smelling like a ham sandwich an hour later.
- Rosewater. After a hot yoga class (or any workout), I love to spritz my face with rosewater to help feel refreshed.
- ConcenTrace Trace Mineral Drops. If I'm taking or teaching more than one heated yoga class in a day, I'll add in trace minerals to my water. Great way to avoid over-hydrating and depleting.
- Samples! I use my post-workout freshening up as a time to try out samples I've picked up along the way, or that have been passed on to me. Typically, just cleansers and moisturizers, and the occasional hair product. If I love something, I'll invest in that for my regular rotation at home.
- Tweezers. Because, let’s be real, stray hairs can happen at any time.
- There are going to be random spare diapers, wipes, and bags of Goldfish crackers floating around back there, too. I'm a mom. What can I say? Always be prepared.
- Water bottle. The bigger, the better.