There are oodles of benefits to working out. In case you’re not savvy on basic health, let me name just a few – your health is improved, your physical appearance is upgraded, you have extra energy, better self-esteem, less stress and you get to loudly and over-sexually grunt while you lift. Or is that just me?
While all of these are tremendous benefits, there is one more that’s way, way more beneficial. Hookups. According to website Elliptical Reviews and their 1,000 person survey, hittin’ the weights often ends it hittin’ it. Check out their findings below.
“Our survey revealed wearing certain types of clothes to the gym increased the odds of being approached by a potential partner.
Roughly a third of men who wore hoodies or tank tops to the gym were hit on at least once while working out. However, women were far more likely to have a pass made at them regardless of their outfit. Half of women who wore tank tops at the gym were hit on at least once before, while 47 percent of women who wore athletic shorts had someone make a move on them during a workout session.
Overall, 43 percent of women have been hit on at the gym, while 21 percent of men have experienced the same thing.”
“People who drank protein shakes and flexed in the mirror were more than twice as likely to hit on someone while working out. The habit of taking supplements also resulted in exactly twice as many people hitting on others at the gym.
Even if you haven’t seen someone take a gym selfie in real life, you’ve probably seen one pop up on social media. In fact, people who regularly took gym selfies admitted to making moves on someone else at the gym nearly twice as often as people who didn’t take gym selfies.”
It’s certainly discouraging to learn that people who flex in front of the mirror hookup more than those who don’t, but focus less on that and more on the fact that it boils down to them having self-confidence. Yes, douchebags might get the girl at the gym as well the bar from time-to-time, but it shouldn’t stop anyone from trying. Just make sure you’re not being annoying.
“People who had someone make a pass at them while working out tended to have lengthier workout sessions and more frequent trips to the gym each month compared to those who haven’t been hit on.
The average gym session for these people was just over an hour, compared to 56 minutes for those who haven’t been hit on. Thankfully, experts largely agree the amount of time someone should spend at the gym is different for everyone, so there’s no right or wrong length for your stay. That said, people who have been hit on went to the gym almost 30 percent more regularly than those who haven’t.”
“The numerous – albeit expensive – benefits of a trainer are well-known, but the mere presence of a trainer you find attractive may even persuade you to hit the gym more often.
People who fantasized about a trainer exercised more frequently and for longer intervals. As it turns out, crushing on a trainer is a win for your physique. Not only that, people paid an average of roughly $6 more for their membership each month if they fantasized about their trainers. A good-looking trainer could be a financial win for your local gym, as well.”
“Nearly half of women were uncomfortable when someone other than a physical trainer touched them at a gym, compared with only 11 percent of men. Perhaps that’s partially because 77 percent of the women surveyed said the person who touched them was sweaty.
Men and women had their own versions of somewhat creepy behaviors while working out. While nearly 3 in 4 men admitted to staring at other people at the gym, nearly 1 in 10 women secretly snapped photos of other people working out.”
“So what is the typical result of hitting on someone at the gym? For 2 in 3 people who approached another person at the gym, that pass turned into a hook-up. The flirtation turned into a date for more than 60 percent of people, and it blossomed into a relationship for nearly 1 in 4 gym-goers.”
It should go without saying that it is important to find a workout regimen that is specific to your lifestyle. While meeting a potential partner at the gym is a huge plus, focusing on your self and general healthiness/happiness fat exceeds that.
From working out at the gym to (drunkenly) playing cornhole in the backyard, the ‘KCCO Technical Athletic’ tee is a perfect fit.