Staying camera-ready while working out can be a challenge, but Peloton instructors are clearly up to the task. (“Look good. Feel good. Do better,” as instructor Alex Toussaint would say.)
To give them an assist, our Studio Operations team stocks the dressing room with a whole host of products perfect for pre- and post-class prep. Here, we share 10 behind-the-scenes stars that have earned our instructors’ stamp of approval.
"The instructors have tried all kinds of products,” says Michael Rivera, Peloton’s Studio Operations Manager. “These are the items they rely on to help them look good and feel confident during class.”
In times of COVID (and not), it’s best to start with a clean slate. Our instructors use these wipes to cleanse and disinfect their vanity stations, lockers and other shared spaces and items. Bonus points are earned for their fresh lemony scent.
Designed for use on wet or dry hair, this styling gel features 100 percent pure olive oil, which adds moisture and shine while taming split ends. Instructors especially love its non-sticky feel and level-10 max hold.
For highly textured hair and slicked-back ponytails, braids and updos, nothing beats this vegan pomade. It repels moisture to prevent frizzies and flyaways and was designed to perform in humid weather … or, in our case, a sweaty studio.
This high-powered hair spray resists humidity for up to 72 hours, so it’s an instructor go-to for the longest rides and runs. With its volumizing properties and morning-to-midnight hold, SexyHair is always in demand.
Pre- or post-workout, these cleansing wipes quickly remove oil, sweat, grime and makeup—no rinsing or scrubbing required. Infused with cotton and aloe extracts, they soothe and replenish even the most sensitive skin.
This hair dryer with a cult following is a dressing-room favorite, and it's easy to see why. Engineered for all hair types, it’s the fastest drying, plus protects hair from extreme heat while boosting shine and decreasing flyaways and frizz.
Stocked in the showers and set by the sinks, this eucalyptus-scented wash works double-duty as a body cleanser and hand soap. Our instructors love its foamy gel texture and how it’s infused with moisturizing ingredients that prevent overdry skin.
Dry skin will not fly on film. Before class, instructors reach for this lightweight lotion that’s absorbed quickly (slippery hands are also a no-go) and won’t leave any visible residue. It's also super soothing thanks to vitamin B5 and grapeseed oil.
We’re all about air high fives right now, but when the real ones return, our instructors will be ready. They’re all in the habit of using this hospital-approved hand sanitizer, which kills 99.99 percent of the most common germs in 15 seconds flat.
10. Post-it Notes
Peloton instructors don’t just inspire us—they also inspire each other! Using these colorful sticky pads, they leave uplifting notes for one another all around the dressing room. (Check out some of Ally Love’s daily affirmations on her Instagram page—no all-access badge required.)
Our instructors have tips on how to look good after class too. Don’t miss their best advice on styling sweaty hair, so you can look and feel better than ever!