By Alessandra Nixon
1. GREAT SCENERY
This is where the hot people are hanging out. While I can only really vouch for my own gym, it’s a safe bet that the people at the gym are a more toned, tanned and flexible version of your garden variety couch-potato. Even if you aren’t in the market for a new man/lady, there is something to be said for good scenery.
2. COMEDY FACTOR
Everyone needs a good giggle and watching people’s weight-lifting face is utterly priceless. Pull up an exercise bike overlooking the weightlifting area and enjoy.
3. DRINK MORE WINE
You won’t find this one listed on your gym introductory pack but it is high on the list of reasons why you should torture yourself at spin class several mornings a week. Life is about balance – work hard, play hard. A few hours on the treadmill equals a few glasses of wine on a Friday night. Think, damage control after that big weekend.
4. HAVE BETTER SEX
Not only does working out increase stamina, it has also been shown to increase libido and enhance arousal. Men who workout regularly are also less likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction. That’s right lads, put down the Viagra and pick up a set of kettlebells! If that isn’t a good enough reason to get to the gym, I don’t know what is!
5. LOOK LIKE BEYONCE
It is a proven fact that putting in the hours at the gym significantly increases your chances of looking like Beyonce or Bradley Cooper.* They didn’t get that bootilicious bod by chilling out eating Tim Tams and neither will you (not least of all because these heavenly cookies available in the USA).
*Results may vary. I have been attending a gym for years and I'm still waiting to transform into a super-hot African- American woman.
6. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE FASHION
Attending the gym opens up a whole world of fun workout gear options. Grab yourself some Pink Nike kicks, a Stella McCartney running top and head to your nearest Pilates class.