Vail Valley man writes about fitness for sex |

Vail Valley man writes about fitness for sex

Caramie Schnell
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail DailyVail Valley resident Greg Peterson has worked in the fitness industry for ore than 20 years. He recently published "Sexual Fitness: The Workout Guide to Better Sex."

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado –Sex sells –this simple rule gave Vail Valley resident and personal trainer Greg Peterson the idea for his book, “Sexual Fitness.” Peterson spent four years working on the book and published it in December. He never hesitated about the title of the book, he said.

“I needed something that would get people’s attention,” he said. “If nobody notices it, it’s not doing any good.”

And when it comes time to promote the book, like any good author, Peterson is shameless.

“If I’m at the gym working out, I prop it up nearby. People walk by and look at it,” he said.

Peterson took the time to answer a few questions for the Vail Daily this week.

1. Vail Daily: How did you came up with the idea for the book?

Greg Peterson: I’m a personal trainer and I got the idea for this book while dating another personal trainer. During this time, I noticed what an important role physical fitness plays in reaching your sexual potential. The better and more conditioned we both were, the better the sex.

2. VD: In your book you posit that the same principles used in sports can be applied to improving your sex life. Tell me more about that.

GP: The more I looked at this idea and the more sex I had, the more apparent it became to me that you can actually train the body to perform better sexually. I started to look at what areas I needed to train to be able to have even more amazing sexual experiences. After all, every area of fitness requires practice, dedication and hard work. Sex is no different.

3. VD: Do you have any success stories that have come as a result of your book?

GP: Unfortunately, with the book being so new, the only real success story I personally have any information on is my own. I can personally say that the exercises in this book have made a great difference in my life. I have had some people contact me through the book’s Facebook page or call me and tell me that he/she is enjoying the results from the exercises, as their partner is, too.

4. VD: Is there one or two exercises that you talk about in the book that people could start doing and see a difference in their sex life?

GP: This is a tough question to answer because everyone is going to be a little different and have different weakness. The exercises would depend on what your personal goals are. Do you want more stamina, variety in positions or something as simple as being able to avoid fatigue in your favorite position? Each of these would require a slightly different training approach and recommended exercises. If I had to pick something to recommend for the general population, it would be the core and balance exercises.

5. VD: What was the most challenging part of writing this book?

GP: One of the most challenging parts of writing this book was finding actual scientific-based research on the subject of sex and fitness. There really has not been a whole lot done in this field. I was surprised with how difficult it was to find some of the research that I used in the book.

6. VD: And the best part?

GP: I would have to say the field research. But seriously, the best part has to be the idea that I have provided people with a reference tool to make them healthier while working towards a goal that should be fun for everyone.

7. VD: Is there anything else you’d like Vail Daily readers to know?

GP: There is a Facebook page for people to follow the book. Readers can reach me at I am always happy to hear from people that have questions or want to talk about the book.

High Life Editor Caramie Schnell can be reached at 970-748-2984 or

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