Sex and Fitness

‘Is it worth it? Let me work it. I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it.. If you got a big, let me search ya and find out how hard I gotta work ya’

Missy Elliot (Work It)

Image from Bobby Gouse IG

Bobby Gouse, an instructor at Studio Three Chicago and AIR-Ariel Fitness has been teaching fitness for over 6 years. Originally from New York City, he began as an actor than switched to coaching children for Broadway shows. Then he started dancing for a dance cardio company called 305 Fitness. Soon after, he became interested in becoming a personal trainer and began taking classes to get certified. Gouse then came to Chicago to pursue his dreams in fitness. When I interviewed Gouse, he gave insight on how sex and fitness work hand in hand.

1. How do you think fitness benefits people’s sex life overall?

It’s huge, it’s not just ‘I want to have a eight pack or big boobs or butt’, it’s not just about looking good. You looking good for your partner and also looking good for yourself is important. Once you better yourself and look in the mirror saying ‘I’m really comfortable with how I look’, its really going to pay off in the bedroom and most of all mentally. Eating healthy, working out, and portion control. Once you feel super secure about yourself and you bring that into a bedroom it’s fireworks!

2. Do you recommend that people have a workout routine not only for their physical health, but also for them to not get tired quickly in the bedroom? Why or why not?

Definitely, because then you can lift your guy or girl. Also with Yoga you can become more flexible to get into different positions. Doing barre classes or an air class that has a lot of upper body strength and with those things you can totally bring that into the bedroom. A lot of core work also because core is your main thing that’s holding you up along with squats.

3. Do you think that exercise increases your sex drive and why?

Yes!, absolutely it’s scientifically proven.

4. Which part of the body does cycle help improve and how would that affect a persons sex life?

Cycling helps your legs, core, and butt. You’re mainly working your core, a lot of people think it’s all legs and it’s really not. Once you keep your hips still and you engage your core and sit that butt back, your whole body is engaged and it’s working everything. A lot of people are shocked with how many muscles you’re actually working when you cycle especially when you’re on the saddle. Those tap backs you can totally bring them into the bedroom and if you come to my class, I do plenty of tap backs and a lot of choreography that you can bring into the bedroom that make you feel sexy.

5. What other exercise besides kegel exercises would you recommend?

I would say doing squats with weights, yoga (yoga is super important) , planks, runner lunges — One leg in front, the other is back. Anything that you work your butt, legs, and inner thighs is huge and beneficial.

Health says that in men, regular exercise appears to be a natural Viagra. It’s associated with a lower risk of erectile problems. Research in women has found that those who are physically active report greater sexual desire, arousal, and satisfaction than women who are sedentary.  In an experiment was conducted with young women that required them to do intense cycling for 20 minutes prior to watching X-rated films. The exercise increases vaginal blood volume responses to the film and exercise.

That alone proves that a physically fit person is more likely to enjoy sex more than a non-for person. They have ten times the energy and are less likely to get worn out quickly.

HowStuffWorks says that the improved muscle tone can increase sexual gratification since orgasms depend on multiple muscle activity.

Yes ladies we’re aiming for orgasms not just to cum, there’s definitely a difference between the two.

Other benefits of working out is that it raises your heart rate, helps you find your balance, strengthens your pelvic floor muscles and connects you with your body.

Don’t just workout to have a better sex life, but workout to have a better health life in general. Remember to treat yourself well and eat right. Your body, mind, and soul depend on you to exercise so you’ll feel even younger in your older years to come.

I’m going to be honest, it’s way better to workout with friends so schedule a day when you and the girls or guys are just chilling with nothing to do and get a membership at your local gym. Get all the benefits of a better sex life, a healthier heart, and a in depth connection with your inner self.

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