The latest episode of Hollywood Cycle has, yet again, taught us some important life lessons. In case you missed episode one, you can see my recap here. 

Shannon and Aaron’s short lived (approximately 60 minute) lust fest reminded us all that it is never a good idea to mix business and pleasure, (READ: don’t sleep with your co-workers) it’s probably not going to end up well. That’s old news though, we are all smart enough to know that one by now whether you choose to follow it or not. However, this got me thinking of another very important life rule that’s not as widely talked about and that is why you should never date someone from your gym.


Lucky for you all, no topic is off limits in my mind, and I’m happy to break the silence for you. And if you are one of those rare genetic breeds that can actually workout and remain attractive enough post-sweat to still be approached, then this is definitely for you. 


Believe me… I’m all about #fitcouple, #fitfam, #coupleswholifttogetherstaytogether, #gag and all that jazz. I’m not saying you shouldn’t work out with your loved ones. I do strongly believe that spending time being active together is good for a relationship. What I AM saying, is, don’t seek out love at the gym. Don’t make the weight room your new BAE trolling zone. Cycle class is not a new form of speed dating.

For those of you who think I’m just throwin’ some serious shade or drinking my haterade, let me break it down for you. Any single guy or girl in their 20s or 30s can attest to this, dating today is weird. It’s just that simple. Apparently we’re a massive group of commitment-phobes, and it’s pretty rare to find two people who are ready to do more than casually date. My longest commitment to date is with my iPhone, and that is only because I’m contractually obligated to keep it for 2 years. 


Basically, the odds are against us, so it’s pretty safe to save say that your new gym fling will ultimately fail. And when that happens, then what are you going to do? Get a new gym? Reschedule the times you go to avoid the awkward AF encounter? Stop going, and risk getting fat? Hell, NO! I love my gym schedule, it’s regular part of my routine, and to have to completely re-do that because of another failed attempt at finding “the one”, umm not worth it.


The next time you take my class at Vibe Ride, check out your own form, and not anyone else’s. OK?