By: Heather Dorak
In busy Los Angeles, for me, and many others in my classes, we don’t have the time to run home to shower and clean up before tackling the next task of the day. I tend to do errands right after my workout or pop on over to one of my other studios to take care of business or just say hi to some smiling, hard-working faces. Below are a few of my favorite freshening post-workout picks that’ll leave you beautiful and confident, instead of looking like you just stepped off of a reformer.
Re-hydrate with Essentia
This is possibly the most important product/source you need to have on hand after a workout. To keep your body internally at its peek, it needs to be replenished with healthy water. I choose to pick Alkaline water as my number one water choice. Filling our bodies with acidic water is giving us an environment in which diseases love to live in.
Washing up with Lush
As much as I would love to bring a bar of soap with me to wash my face after a workout, it isn’t the most ideal product to put back into your purse or gym bag afterwards. I do like the idea of the face wash wipes but I don’t like the impact of them on the environment. To try and balance these battles, I rinse my face off as best as I can with just water, then spray myself with Breath of Fresh Air Toner by Lush. It helps my face to cool down and leaves it refreshed with natural minerals from the ocean.
Crazy Hair Don’t Care with Aviator Nation
I like to embrace a look that says: I just woke up, took a swim in the ocean, and the wind blew my do into a sexy look. Or I put a hat on, ha. I also like the bright colors and simple lines created with Aviator Nation’s clothing and it still makes a statement at the same time.
Yes, I just worked out in these leggings and they are now my pants too!
Whether it be a super sweaty day and I need to change my leggings or one where I just keep the same leggings on, either way I am wearing the same type of pant on the reformer and off of the reformer. Some of my favorites for the upcoming summer are from the Varley line. They have some awesome bold print ones that will make a statement anywhere.
Refuel with Beaming
In order to process, restore, grow and rebuild, your body needs nutrients immediately after a workout session. Beaming is a great item to drink without feeling like you are shoving a bunch of food in your mouth. It is perfect for me because I never feel super hungry after a workout but know my body needs nutrients.
Heather fell in love with the SPX style Pilates workout and experienced amazing results after just a short amount of time. Amazingly enough, this all happened at a time when she was in her last year of college at UCLA and considering her career options. It was a combined passion for health and fitness with her new found favorite workout that led Heather to open her first studio in Hollywood in 2006. At that time, she had a small goal in mind to introduce this amazing workout to the community. To Heather’s surprise, the phenomenon caught on very quickly, so much that she decided to expand her business and open three additional studios- Santa Monica, Venice and Brentwood.
When Heather is not fully involved with her studios, she love to run, dance, laugh, be with family and travel the world. Most days you can find Heather walking her dog on the beach, sipping on coffee at a local coffee shop, and/or drinking a local fresh cold pressed organic green juice. She loves supporting her community around her and being involved with them as much as possible.
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