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6 Things a Vegan Flywheel Instructor Can’t Go a Week Without

Amandah Polivitus' must-haves.

As you might have seen in the Sweat Diaries she did with us a few weeks ago, Amandah Povilitus, is a local health pro that leads a seemingly non-stop life chock full of health, wellness, and fitness, right here in Philly. From leading multiple Flywheel classes a week, to running around the city health and nutrition coaching at Sanctuary Yoga and Wellness and Unite Fitness, Povilitus needs a full arsenal of products to keep her life running smoothly.

Fortunately for us, she was willing to share the products she can’t live without. Oh, and she’s vegan, so you better believe these products are clean and cruelty-free. Below, you’ll find this Philly health pros must-have products, plus where you can score your very own.

Hidrate Spark 2.0 Smart Water Bottle

“I started using a Hidrate Spark smart water bottle in October, and it has honestly changed my life. I sweat a lot in my line of work, and this bottle takes the guesswork out of how much water I need to drink in a day. It’s so easy — it syncs with my phone to a free application that creates my daily goal based on my height, weight, age, temperature, elevation, and activity level (but I can always go in and edit as needed). It also has a social component, and it is so fun to watch your friends reach their goals throughout the day and heap the benefits of hydration!” $54.95 from Hidrate Spark.

123FRÉ Set by FRÉ Skincare 

“I started using this skincare set in December, and I am beyond obsessed! I actually really look forward to washing my face post-sweat with their cleanser — it’s super gentle, but really cleans the junk out of your skin and allows it to BREATHE while also balancing pH. The set includes a moisturizer, cleanser, and serum that are specifically formulated for women who sweat. FRÉ Skincare is completely cruelty-free and vegan — which is very important to me — and for every 123FRÉ set sold, the company plants an Argan tree!” $115 for the set from FRÉ Skincare.

Tarte Cosmetics Clean Queen Vegan Deodorant

“My friend DeAnna from Pedal On Beauty gifted me this deodorant about a year ago, and I have never looked back. I’m super picky about my deodorant: it needs to be cruelty-free and vegan, it needs to be aluminum and chemical-free, it needs to smell good, and it needs to WORK (and not leave white marks on my clothes …). This deodorant is everything! It’s not the easiest to find and tends sells out often, so if you come across it, make sure you stock up!” $14 from Tarte.

HURRAW! Coffee Bean Lip Balm

“HURRAW! sells hands-down the best lip balms I have ever tried. Their balms are incredibly moisturizing, taste delicious (my favorite flavor, Coffee Bean, is crafted from coffee bean extract and raw chocolate), and are all made with organic, vegan, and raw ingredients. My other favorite flavors include Licorice, Earl Grey, and Orange.” $3.79 from HURRAW Balm.

Bombas Socks

“When you teach fitness classes for a living, good socks are a must — I only wear Bombas! They are socks, perfected: they have got to be the closest that we will ever come to walking on clouds! More importantly, for every pair sold Bombas donates another pair to a homeless shelter (the company actually created special socks specifically for their donations: ‘Anti-microbial treatment ensures they don’t need to be washed as often, and reinforced seams and darker colors give them greater durability with less visible wear.'” $12 from Bombas.

Elixr Whole Bean Coffee

“There is nothing that I ‘need’ more than a good cup of coffee to start my day (which usually begins in the 4 o’clock hour), and we are so lucky to live in the same city as Elixr Coffee Roasters! They have won a number of awards, source their coffee through direct trade with farmers, and their entire team are some of the nicest people that you will ever meet. I like to start my day with a cup of French press coffee that I make from freshly ground Elixr coffee beans and a splash of Original (less sugar) Silk Soy Creamer. It might just be my favorite part of every single day.” $25 from Elixr.

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