9 Deodorants Workout Instructors Pack in Their Gym Bags
Nothing puts your antiperspirant to the test like spinning for two hours straight or twerking out to a marathon of Beyoncé hits. That's exactly the life our panel of fitness instructors live on the daily. We polled women who make their living working up a sweat to find out which stench-stoppers actually work.
From barre instructors to cardio pros, these ladies have a knack for looking unfazed — even after the fifth set of squats — and these are the deodorants they trust. We promise these products can stand up to sweat-soaked sports bras and won't reveal white residue while you're doing jumping jacks. Each antiperspirant ahead is gym-bag approved (and a few are aluminum-free formulas).
Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant
The expert: Mandi Molnar, Head Trainer at DavidBartonGym's Christopher Street location
The deodorant: Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant ($7)
Why she loves it: For a fitness instructor, once a day isn't enough for deodorant application. Mandi likes to use this spray formula when it's time for a touch-up between classes because it doesn't leave white clumps when applied to sweaty pits.
Ban Roll-On Simply Clean Deodorant
The expert: Alex Silver-Fagan, instructor at CityRow
The deodorant: Ban Roll-On Simply Clean Deodorant ($5)
Why she loves it: Let's be honest: sweat is inevitable if you're working out. Alex has tested many different deodorants, but this Ban is the only one that keeps her smelling fresh through multiple hour-long sessions.
Degree Men Deodorant Cool Rush
The expert: Amanda Rey, instructor at SLT
The deodorant: Degree Men Deodorant Cool Rush ($3)
Why she loves it: If girly scents are your thing, there are plenty of deodorant options out there. Sometimes the smell of flowers and cotton candy is too much. So, Amanda likes to use this men's formula for a more mellow fragrance.
Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Deodorant in Pure Vanilla
The expert: Tanya Becker, Cofounder and Chief Creative Officer of Physique 57
The deodorant: Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Deodorant in Pure Vanilla ($14)
Why she loves it: This is one natural deodorant that actually works. And here's the proof: Tanya uses it before her early-morning barre sessions.
Suave Antiperspirant Deodorant
The expert: Aleah Stander, Flywheel master instructor
The deodorant: Suave Antiperspirant Deodorant Invisible Solid Powder ($4 for two)
Why she loves it: Aleah had nothing but positive things to say about this drugstore favorite. "It gets the job done!" — enough said.
Degree Ultra Clear Antiperspirant & Deodorant
The expert: Brittney Mooney, instructor at 305 Fitness
The deodorant: Degree Ultra Clear Antiperspirant & Deodorant ($5)
Why she loves it: We always end up with white stripes on our sports bras, but this ultra clear formula leaves Brittney's workout wear streak free.
Tom's Natural Aluminum Free Deodorant Stick
The expert: Anna Kaiser, founder and CEO of AKT InMotion
The deodorant: Tom's Natural Aluminum Free Deodorant Stick ($7)
Why she loves it: "I believe in clean/natural deodorants for optimal health," Anna explained. "You're going to sweat it all off anyway, may as well make sure it's clean!"
Dove Men+Care Clean Comfort Antiperspirant
The expert: Kathleen Kulikowski, DC instructor for SoulCycle
The deodorant: Dove Men+Care Clean Comfort Antiperspirant ($4)
Why she loves it: If you've ever been in a SoulCycle class, you know that the average women's deodorant isn't quite strong enough to handle the buckets of perspiration. That's why Kathleen uses this men's stick.
Secret Clear Gel Antiperspirant in Cocoa Butter Kiss
The expert: Janet Jones, founder of Vixen Workout
The deodorant: Secret Clear Gel Antiperspirant in Cocoa Butter Kiss ($6)
Why she loves it: This Secret stick has been a favorite of Janet's since her teenage years, and it still works just as well in her hip-hop cardio sessions as it did back in high-school physical education class.