This was a great article to read. I never gave much thought to working out during lunch breaks because as an early childhood educator all I want to do is relax on my lunch hour. But it has made realize that I can still work out and look like I have not work out during my lunch break. These are great tips that I will consider doing. It will mean one more bag that I have to bring with me it will be worth it at the end.
Just my two cents, I work out three times a week, and each time I work up a sweat to the point that I'm leaving it on gym equipment (don't worry, I clean the equipment afterward). I don't need to take a shower afterward. Once I cool off, I freshen up my hair, apply some deodorant, spray on some body spray, and I'm good to go. I've never had a complaint or seen anyone "making a face" around me or even had coworkers pull me aside (and trust me, they've done that before, so they wouldn't hesitate to do it to me). Granted I agree some work outs are intense enough to require a shower, but I don't think the article is addressing those. This is the regular "hit the gym for 30 minutes" work out, and unless you have body odor problems otherwise I don't see how this is a "useless" article.
Then again, to me a shower is just more work, albeit necessary work. XD
That might help if is a really light workout, but sometimes mine consists in running 8K, and no amount of talcum, deodorant or freshening towels is going to make me feel clean and go to the office. How weird to find in SP an article that lacks reality.
TO tell the truth I didn;ty read the whole article. Except for when I took it at college I never attended a karate class that had a working shower.So yeah I can sympathise with the rest of you - nothing like going home dripping of sweat.But then the price for me was worth it.
6/9/2012 7:19:38 AM
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No way, Jose. Like many others have posted, I could not just wipe down and go sit in an office. I need an actual shower. This is the #1 reason I have never ridden my bike to work. I'd just feel disgusting all day. No moist towelette is going to help me there.
6/4/2012 8:45:19 PM
This is a first...meaning a useless article on Sparks.
I find that after a bike ride (which leaves you incredibly sweaty and stinky), as long as I can quickly change clothes, dry off with towel, blow dry hair if possible and apply deodorant + body spray I am completely content not showering due to time/location constraints. These few things leave you smelling fine.
It would be nice to not have a majority of sweat come from under my hair. If I have a good workout, my hair is always the first to be drenched while the rest of my body stays dry. I wish I could just wipe off and go!
Having short hair and not wearing a lot of make up saves a lot of time. I agree with some of the others: taking a quick shower seems less work than all these rituals. If there's no shower, I'd prefer a wash cloth and a sink. OR just exercise ten minutes less...
6/4/2012 5:04:18 AM
I ride my bicycle to work in the summer and there is no shower there. I clean up with towelettes as beset I can. Fortunately, it's a casual office setting and no one has complained about me "smelling"!
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