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The gym’s no longer for working out — it's for making out

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Gyms can give dating apps a run for their money thanks to these staggering hookup statistics

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Most of us head to the gym for a workout right? Wrong! Apparently there are quite a few among us who like to get down and dirty in the gym — and not the fitness sort of dirty, if you know what we mean.

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While we can't think of anything worse than hooking up while feeling sweaty and gross, others don't have that problem, as a survey by Ann Summers shows.

The company, which sells sex toys, lingerie and fancy dress costumes (among other things), reveals that of the 2,000 adults polled, half of the adults that use the gym use it as a place to hook up, while 25 percent admit to having sex there at least once in the last 12 months, The Independent reports.

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And that's not all... a lot of gym-goers don't just choose skill as a prerequisite for a personal trainer, because according to the poll, a fifth of participants revealed that they have had sex with their trainer. Those that didn't manage to get lucky still thought about it a lot — 70 percent of women admitted to fantasising about their trainer while having sex.

If you are wanting to round off a cardio session with a hookup, you can increase your chances by choosing the right workout gear. The Ann Summers survey results suggest that those who use the cross trainer will be more successful because, according to 45 percent of women, it was the best machine to show off on. While men felt the lat pulldown machine was the option for them, as it helped highlight their muscles (the biceps and pecs).

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Move over Tinder — it looks as though the gym is the best place to find your match (at least if you're just in it for a hookup). Or you could double your chances and combine the two: According to Metro, over 80 percent of gym-goers said they used a dating app while at the gym.

Are you surprised by these results? Have you ever had a steamy encounter with a personal trainer? Let us know!

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