Push yourself. Then push it real good.

When you hear me talking about the importance of “proper breathing” and “proper technique,” you’re usually hitting it hard at the gym, not necessarily hittin’ it. But today, I’m here to tell you that all those positions you contort yourself into at Paramount can actually translate to the bedroom. It goes without saying there are many benefits to exercising, the most obvious being having more energy, getting stronger, losing weight, and improving confidence. And unless you’re a Puritan from the Mayflower, you’ll also be happy to know that exercise can radically improve your sex life. Adding in daily movement, strength training, and corrective exercises can even make sex more fun. Below, you’ll find five reasons why. So, without further ado, let’s hit it (and never quit it).

More Energy = More Sex
Pretty nice math huh? The reason behind this is that exercise gives you more energy. More energy means more sex. And more sex is more fun. It’s true. If you’re overwhelmed with work, life, or family responsibilities, the prospect of adding in more movement sounds nearly impossible. But give this a whirl--add in a five-minute dance party before dinner or try a few yoga poses before bed. Evaluate how you feel afterward. I’ll bet you’ll find that you have more energy.  

Improved Confidence = Feeling Sexier
I don’t know about you, but I feel my sexiest after a hard workout. If you can overlook the irony of feeling sexy while sweaty and tired, you’ll understand that I feel stronger, more confident, and ready to accomplish anything. Even the mattress mambo. After all, lifting heavy weights is a great way to make you feel empowered. That’s why all of our small group classes include 20 minutes of strength training with bench press, shoulder press, deadlift, or squat. Once you perfect your form with us, you’ll feel like a confident, sexy badass. And no one can resist that!

Increased Flexibility = Better Moves  
Yoga can definitely improve your strength and flexibility. So too can daily stretches, corrective exercises, and--presumably your favorite--foam rolling. I’ve had some friends tell me they need to stretch before they jump into bed. I get it. That’s why I tell them to add more movement and stretching into their day-to-day routine.

Improved Cardio = Longer Sessions
Heck ya! I don’t think I need to elaborate here, but those 20 minutes of cardio we do at Paramount isn’t just for outrunning zombies. It’s for bringing a big smile to your partner as well. 

Stronger = Less Pain
Let’s keep discomfort only to the whips and chains, shall we mistress? Natural joint or muscle pain is no fun. I’ve found that improving core strength can reduce any naturally occurring aches, especially in the back.   

There you have it. Some of the best sex advice you’ll ever receive. And from now on, when I see you walk into Paramount with a big smile on your face, I’ll know why. You’re welcome.