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5 Ways To Cut Your Changing Room Time In Half

Posted by Laura

With January comes the influx of new gym members (if you're one of these great work - we think you're awesome!) Here's a tip for you - make sure you focus on forming an attendance pattern/habit so you'll stick to your new routine. You can read more about sticking to your new years resolution here

Whilst it's great to see the gym full of healthy and happy people, it can mean that the changing rooms can get a little bit crowded this time of year. Check out our top 4 tips for how to cut your changing room time in half. 

1. Put your phone away

Ever been in the changing rooms and sneaked a glance at your phone, only to find a twitter notification, 3 emails and a calendar reminder about your meeting at 9? Next thing you know, you've got 5 minutes before you need to leave and you've still got to do your hair and the contents of your gym bag are on the floor. Leave your phone and it's distractions alone whilst your getting changed - save it for your commute or later on when time is less precious!

2. Get savvy with your make up bag

One for the girls, choose multi-use make up products that will cut the time you spend on your face. Think CC creams, cheek and lip tints that double up as both blushers and lip colour and a volumising one coat mascara

3. Talc up

Not just reserved for your Gran's dressing table, slapping a bit of talc on helps your skin dry quicker so you can shimmy into your clothes pronto.  

4. Skip the shampoo

Depending on how sweaty your session was, you might be able to skip the shampoo and conditioner and freshen up with some dry shampoo. If you really have to wash your hair then keep it quick and just stick to the basics - now is not the time for a full on exfoliation and shaving routine!

5. Pre-pack

Sort your gym bag the night before and make sure you pack everything in easy to find compartments so you're not wasting time hunting around for your deodrant. If you're feeling flush and are in the market for a new gym bag, then this Eva Tote from GymTote has seperate compartments for your gym kit, trainers, water bottle and mesh eyelets to keep your kit ventilated. 

Topics: Fitness and motivation, Fun stuff, Health and happiness

Written by Laura


After 3 years of excess at uni took a serious toll on my waistline and wellbeing, I found that a love for strength training, HIIT and spin classes were key to keeping me healthy and happy. I'm at the forefront of finding out and creating awesome stuff about health, fitness and happiness and when I'm not at work I love nothing more than pizza and prosecco in the sun with friends. What motivates me? Knowing that life is short...

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