There's an art to successful flirting at the gym. Here's where — and where not — to make your moves.
28. Through the window
27. At the front desk
26. In the locker room
25. In a head harness
24. In the pool
23. On the court
22. On a BOSU balance trainer
So good for those fast twitch muscles, but so bad for looking like you have any control over your fine motor skills. When they tell you to "wobble baby" on the dance floor, this isn't what they mean.
21. With your personal trainer
No. Just no. He's enthusiastic about your fitness and your cash, not actually getting to know you. So cut the small talk and get to grunting.
20. On a Pilates Reformer
19. On the pull-up bar
18. On neighboring StairMasters
17. On neighboring treadmills
Ditto the StairMaster thing, plus shin splints. But there is something flirty fun in challenging your neighbor to a secret race...
16. On neighboring ellipticals
On the one hand, the elliptical is total bullshit — which muscles are you actually working? But that graceful gazelle-like stride is kind of irresistible. *sigh* Flirt on, lusty lopers.
15. On neighboring row machines
14. On the lying leg curl machine
If you've got rhythm, this is your time to shine. And even if you don't, nobody really knows what's going on here, so just have fun and make meaningful eye contact with that twerker to your left.
12. In spin class
11. While kettlebelling
Kettlebells are the new catch-all exercise — they're great for your glutes, gastrocnemii, and "grip strength," which all seem super important ~sexually~. So give yourself over to the 'bells and just lose control.
10. While kickboxing
What's cuter than a quick kick to the gut? Probably a lot of things. But kickboxing let's the world know that you're not messing around when it comes to your fists — or your heart.
9. All over the free weights
Boring, maybe, but everybody loves a good bicep curl or overhead press. Get after it!
8. On the hip abductor
7. At the drinking fountain
6. Anywhere in the power rack
5. Seated in the Captain's Chair
4. In the squat rack
3. At the smoothie bar
Granted, not all gyms come equipped with a full-fledged juice/smoothie bar — maybe because they know what a hotbed of sexy these places can be. It's basically a regular bar with whey protein instead of whiskey. See that girl knocking back an XXL Orange Creamsicle Protein Blaster Extreme+Creatine and Glutamine and a little bit of Ketamine? She means business.
2. On the mats
The mats are your playground. Everybody comes here to stretch but they're actually just looking for a show. So really open up your hips and sink into those "yoga" poses you read about in Cosmo. Anything is possible.
1. In the mirror
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's got the fairest buns of all? You do! They might as well call you Snow Tight because you're looking fine as hell. Remember, the hottest piece in the gym is always yourself. So smile, wink, flex, and flirt away, because you look good and that's all that really matters.