The New Year is almost here, and we all know what that means: a jam-packed gym filled with newbie exercisers. (Hey, if you’re one of ‘em, more power to you!) But we also know that nothing brings down an endorphin high quite like waiting forever to snag a shower or hair dryer when you’re in a rush.
Fortunately, cutting down your actual workout time isn’t the only solution—though of course, it helps! (Find plenty of quick workout ideas here.) Instead, try these brilliant hacks to shave serious time off your post-workout routine. These tips have been tested by people who exercise for a living (a trainer and yoga instructor) or who just happen to like the gym a lot (Greatist staffers). Lunchtime workouts, here we come!
1. Pack wisely.
Saving time after a sweat session starts the night before. Pack your post-workout clothes in advance, and try to choose a simple outfit without a ton of layers (think: one flowy dress instead of a skirt, top, and belt). When you get to the locker room, hang up your clothes if possible, minimizing wrinkles and making it easy to grab and go.