5 Workouts That Could Help Your Sex Life

By Brie Cadman, DivineCaroline

It used to be that exercise classes were primarily concerned with helping you burn as many calories as possible; any fun or entertainment they provided were mere side benefits. Now a wide variety of classes want to help you forge a mind-body connection while making you work up a sweat. And one of the biggest trends in this arena are workouts that aim to help exercisers look and feel sexy, no matter what their body type or size. Although all exercise can help improve your sex life—think cardiovascular fitness and increased awareness and acceptance of your body—the following workouts go a step further. Designed to boost self-confidence, to tap into your sensual side, and to make sweating fun, these workouts will help you lose yourself in movement while shedding a pound or two.

Cardio Striptease, aka, Strip Aerobics
The idea of completely stripping during a group workout probably isn’t going to appeal to the masses, but despite its name, this workout won’t leave you buck naked in front of a bunch of strangers. Popularized a few years ago but still rife with devotees, cardio striptease focuses on stripper-like moves, using low-impact cardio moves to hone self-confidence and boost sex appeal, regardless of size or shape. Practitioners emphasize that the workouts are designed to be fun and that they help women lose not only their inhibitions but hopefully some unwanted wiggle as well. People can choose to exercise in heels and boas or in simple workout clothes.

Pole Dancing
A kissing cousin to cardio striptease, pole dancing’s allure is based on the slow, sensual moves of a paid dancer. In addition to having a risqué reputation, pole dancing is also a great workout. Think about it—holding up one’s own weight while straddling a pole takes some serious strength. And strength work and spinning around the pole not only burn serious calories, they’ll tone and sculpt, particularly your upper body. Even more, classes are intended to make women feel both sexy and empowered.

A Latin-inspired dance-fitness program, Zumba is all about having a good time and letting the music move you. In fact, if you join the Zumba trend, you’ll become part of what is known as the “fitness party.” Set to high-energy music, the low-impact dance moves are accessible to all ages and sizes. Recently Zumba has spun off from its main dance-centric classes to classes that cater to different interests and age groups—Zumba Gold for the baby boomers, Zumba Toning for body sculpting, Aqua Zumba for those who need low-impact exercise, and even a class for kids. All the workouts are designed to get you dancing and grooving to music and above all to have fun.

Belly Dancing
A workout that focuses on setting music to the shimmy and sway of a woman’s hips and revealed abdomen—what could be more sensual? Although belly dancing has been around for centuries, its popularity as a form of exercise has grown in recent years with the rise of specific belly dance classes and belly fusion, the latter of which combines modern dance with belly dancing. Both will tighten the core muscles, hips, and glutes. With some dedication, you’ll even be able to target those deep, hard-to-reach transverse abdominal muscles. Women of all sizes have traditionally performed belly dancing, shaking everything they’ve got in midriff-baring costumes. Although regular workout clothes are the choice for many classes, the seductive moves are designed to energize both the body and mind and to leave you more comfortable with bare belly moves in the future.

Dance of the Kama Sutra
The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian text that focuses on love, sex, and sensuality and their central role in our everyday lives. Melding this idea with dance, yogini and Indian classical dance instructor Hemalayaa has made it into an at-home workout called Dance of the Kama Sutra that focuses on creating awareness of the body through simple, sensual stretching steps. It’s less about learning how to entice a partner and more about connecting with the inner divine. For those looking for a more intense workout, she also serves up the Bollywood Dance Workout and Bollywood Burn, which blend aerobics with the musical dance of a Bollywood film. The saucy and sassy dance moves are set to bhangra for a full-body workout.


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Michele Wilkinson

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Debra M.
Debra G.4 years ago

Darly G., do not take offense if dancing for a man is the focus of women and men on this particular post. As long as we dance/exercise/yoga, what can the harm be? If we focus it on a man, our relationship grows warmer. It is a way to solidify our love by doing this for our man. So what if it originated through the fertility rituals possibly simulating childbirth, with the muscle control and undulations? (worldbellydance.com) If it makes me attractive to my husband, it is something I want to be involved in. Regardless if I dance for him or not.

Judith Corrigan
Judith Corrigan4 years ago

I think that it is a great idea,I need to exercise but find many boring,I will have to look into these.

Lika S.
Lika S.4 years ago

Good article, and it's a way to feel good about yourself, and that self confidence is sexy to your man.

Darla G.
Darla G.4 years ago

I took an intro belly dancing course a while back tha came with complete info and for those of you being silly here... grow up a bit. Belly dancing is of middle easter origin and was a dance done by women for women... and men were not a part of it. It creates strength and power for our internal organs easing the physical distress that comes with childbearing. It is not about being sexy for a man....

Edith B.
Edith B.4 years ago

And where can we find these classes???

Zee Kallah
Past Member 4 years ago

5 Workouts That Could Help Your Sex Life

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Sheri P.
Sheri P.4 years ago

I'd like to try the pole dancing class personally. I know it takes great strength and I'd like to achieve that.

Jay Hem
Immigrant I AM4 years ago

you hear that ladies!!!!! hahaha just kidding just kidding... but how about for the guys???

Peter B.
Peter B.4 years ago

thanks for shareing