Our major reason for going to the gym is to keep fit, but do you know that work outs also translate to better sex?
This is because the kind of work out routine you choose, ultimately impacts on your love life whether you're aware of it or not.
With that in mind, here are 10 exercises you might consider trying out next time you go for your gym class:
Strength training: According to Nadia Murdock, a fitness expert, push ups, tricep dips and lunges are some of the moves that go into a traditional strength training class. Also, these routines sculpt a strong and fit body making creative love making moves easier to achieve.
Ab attack: Besides being essential for holding a few Kama Sutra style moves, a strong core is also very sexy. Murdock says: "The core acts as the center of the body and supports the back as well as other full body movements". Most ab attack classes comprises traditional moves with and without weights.
Zumba: This exercise will help you find your sexual beat. "Not only is this dance workout fun but it's also an excellent way to tone the entire body. By including full body traditional moves like squats and lunges you are getting a workout from head to toe," says Murdock. To practice this, choose a song that really gets you going and perform it in the bedroom.
Barre: For those who don't know, one of things that lead to great sex is your ability to control your pelvic floor and the strength and flexibility around your hips. Barre is known for its ability to improve flexibility, posture and tone muscles. It is also one of the best ways to not only get in shape but also enhance your performance in the bedroom.
Yoga: The best thing about a yoga class is that you can walk away feeling centered and calmed which could make you feel closer to your partner especially if you did the class together. Also, practicing yoga can help increase flexibility, energy and athletic performance.
Aerial Yoga: Antigravity yoga combines yoga, Pilates, aerial acrobatics and calisthenics into one. According to Murdock, "This is ideal for participants looking to achieve a unique full body workout. One of the advantages of this style of yoga is developing new body skills. You may find your body moving in ways you never knew it could!"
Pole dancing: "Many pole dancing studios offer classes from striptease to belly dancing allowing you to take these techniques into the bedroom. This workout will help to increase flexibility, boost your confidence and tone muscles!" says Murdock. So why don't you entice your partner with a few tricks you may have picked up in class?
Ballet: Add a touch of grace to your night-time activities with ballet-infused fitness. "A typical class is more subtle in helping create long, lean muscles. Ideal for someone looking for a low-impact class," Murdock says.
High Interval Training (H.I.I.T.): This exercise is ideal for wild and sexy nights in the bedroom, your cardio and endurance level should be at peak performance. "H.I.I.T keeps the heart healthy and strong due to the anaerobic zone (without oxygen) you are often in during this workout," says Murdock. This means you can go longer and stronger during bedroom activities.
Pilates: Practicing Pilates on a regular basis will help you achieve improved core strength, flexibility and balance, Murdock says. Tackling a standing position might be easier to achieve after a few sessions.