This is my favorite hairstyle for pre/post workout and second-day hair. The braided style near the crown does a great job minimizing the sweaty strands and keeping the hair off my face. So here's an advice, ditch the boring basic pony tail for gym and update your look with this mohawk braid pony.
Note: You'll have to manipulate a dutch braid to create the mohawk style.
1. Grab hair from crown and divide it into three sections. Start dutch braiding (add hair from side strands and take it under the middle strand).
2. As you move down, remember that right hair from the right side goes to right strand and under the middle. Vice versa for the left side.
3. Continue braiding until you hit upper back section of the hair. Secure it with a elastic matching your hair color.
4. Then gather the rest of your hair into a high ponytail.
Tip: For a fuller ponytail tease the inside the layer. You can also grab a small section of hair cover your elastic band (you'll have to secure it with a bobby pin).