1 in 4 couples have had sex at the gym

January 12, 2016 BY Rachael Phillips | Dating Tips


Well, if you ever needed any more motivation to get to the gym – this could be it.

Let’s face it, the January health kick makes life a little less exciting but according to a survey from Anne Summers  a quarter of gym-goers, evenly split between men and women, report having sex at the gym in the past year. And that’s just those who were successful in their quests—over half viewed the gym as a hookup venue.

Sex toy and lingerie store, Anne Summers surveyed over 2,000 people with 45 per cent of women saying that the cross trainer is the machine of choice. Whilst men prefer the lat pull down machine so that they can show off their biceps and pecs.

While flirting with a personal trainer might lead to steamy fun in the shower (20 per cent say they’ve gotten it on with their trainer), your best luck comes by turning on your dating app.

Over 80 per cent of gym goers said they used a dating app at the gym to find someone they liked.

And it’s not all Grindr, only 31 per cent of people hooking up in gyms are gay; 49 per cent are straight and the rest bi.

In between looking for their latest hook up, people are actually working out at the gym, which many suggest is improving their sex life.

Squats are said to help people have sex standing up and doggy style, with 67 per cent of regular female gym goers claiming 30 a day made them better in bed.

A further 45 per cent of women say that lifting light 5kg weights once a day for 15 minutes gives them better orgasms with their partner, as they are able to lift and control their core body weight during sex.

So tell us, have you ever had sex in the gym?

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