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->''"Woah, look over here\\
We got a cute ol' little runner to the right\\
Blue shorts, no shirt\\
Whoo! Your looking good, darling\\
That's right, stay in shape"''
-->-- '''K.T. Oslin''', "Younger Men"

An athletic character working out or practicing a sport is an excellent opportunity for {{Fanservice}}. It gives ample opportunity to watch sweaty bodies in constant motion, labored breathing, muscle flexing...

This is a very common way to introduce stealth fanservice in works where it would otherwise be jarring to the audience, and it is especially popular in action movies or {{Shonen}} anime, where it makes it easier for the guy to persuade his girlfriend to join him. They don't ''have'' to be muscular, either (though they often are) - they just have to be working out. Usually [[ShirtlessScene they're shirtless]]. Female characters aren't excluded from this either, but it's more common for the character in question to be male.

When they decide to work out, it can easily be justified as their way of training for a fight. They'll need to get their bodies into shape so they get a better handle on the physicality of a fight. It also allows them to wield melee weapons more easily, or it can be his way of honing his superhuman abilities... but [[CovertPervert let's face it]], [[AllWomenAreLustful we're only]] [[AllMenArePerverts really interested]] in the idea of a [[MrFanservice bare chested, hot, sweaty, muscly guy]] or [[AmazonianBeauty strong, toned, curvy girl]] sculpting their abs or legs or improving his or her game in front of us.

The guy/girl in question has to perform anything from push-ups and sit-ups, to pull-ups and weight-lifting. Being completely nude is certainly optional. Compare MachoCamp and TrainingMontage.

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* Ichigo Kurosaki from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' had a very brief scene in the anime where he made a couple of push-ups without a shirt. This was during the Soul Society arc, when he was training to get Bankai.
* Bonus images in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' have a tendency to show Mikasa working out in a sports bra, revealing both her [[MaleGaze generous cleavage]] and [[HeroicBuild ripped abs.]]
* Chapter 21 of ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' begins with TheOjou LadyOfWar Victoria Dahlgrün working out in a sports bra and short shorts ensemble. This is in contrast to other characters, who do their exercising in more modest outfits.
* Episode 28 of ''Manga/SoulEater'' has a brief scene of Dr. Stein training shirtless, and we get many loving close-up shots of his sweaty, muscular body. Fangirls were delighted.
* Sports series by design heavily feature these. ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' is especially shameless about them, particularly with Shin.
* This trope is one of the main selling points of ''Anime/TrainingWithHinako''.
* This is the primary fanservice found in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', with both Kaneki and Amon getting scenes involving little clothing and a lot of sweat.
* ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'' provides a fair bit of it, in spite of [[MemeticMutation being a cooking manga.]]
** The heavily-muscled Gin Doujima stretching in the bath.
** BadassGrandpa Senzaemon Nakiri doing pull-ups with ease, displaying his sculpted physique.
** Ryou Kurokiba, shirtless and doing one-handed push-ups.

* WillSmith's character Neville starts out his day in ''Film/IAmLegend'' with a big shirtless workout. So does his dog.
* ''[[http://www.aerobicise.com/ Aerobicise]]'' was an early 1980s workout show on TV; it was also PoorMansPorn. Lots of interesting angles on two to four hot women "demonstrating" workout techniques in a WhiteVoidRoom.
* In ''Film/TheAvengers'', CaptainAmerica is introduced with a loving shot of his body and ass while he was working out his frustrations on a series of punching bags.
* Ron Burgundy tries to invoke this in ''{{Anchorman}}'' by inviting Veronica into his office when he's "sculpting [his] guns". It doesn't work because his body betrays the fact that he doesn't work out that much, and because he keeps referring to his arms as "guns".
* ''Film/GentlemenPreferBlondes'' has the incredibly beefy number "Ain't Anyone Here For Love?", which has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq-3DSuF2OE Jane Russell wandering through a team's workout room]].
* ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'': First shot we see of Sarah Connor, she's doing chin-ups off an overturned bed.
* Straight ladies and gay guys must have loved seeing Bruce Wayne working out in both ''Film/BatmanBegins'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.
* ''Film/CarryOnCruising'' had [[ThoseTwoGirls Flo and Gladys]] trying to impress a gym teacher on their cruise after watching him exercise in the ship's gym.
* In ''Film/DieHard2'', Colonel Stuart (played by William Sadler) is introduced doing some martial arts, which he later uses [[spoiler: to fight the hero]]. What makes it this trope is that he's completely naked for no reason, though the audience only sees him from the back.

* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' came very close to it in "My Name Is Mac Taylor", when Mac was doing his lap swim workout at the gym.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': In "The Third Man," Sam starts his day with some push-ups, some sit-ups, and some pull-ups, keeping himself in shape for hunting demons, monsters, and spirits. Though the focus is mainly on his back, upper chest, and biceps during the workout, we get some lingering shots of his abs above his low-cut jeans (yes, he worked out in the jeans) post workout.
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}''
** Almost OnceAnEpisode during the first half of the first season, but gradually slows down until there aren't very many in season three. Oliver Queen keeps working out in his hideout.
** And he isn't the only source of that. Diggle, [[spoiler:Sarah]], and [[spoiler:Slade]] have all provided at least one scene of Workout Fanservice.
** Lampshaded in "[[Recap/ArrowS3E5TheSecretOriginOfFelicitySmoak The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak]]". We see the customary training sequences of [[spoiler: Roy]] learning escrima from Oliver, [[spoiler: Thea]] learning kendo from [[spoiler: Malcolm]], and [[spoiler: Laurel]] getting boxing lessons from [[spoiler: Ted Grant]] ...immediately followed by Felicity struggling to do situps in front of her TV ([[MaleGaze not that anyone minds]]).
* ''Series/TheXFiles'': Especially in the early seasons, Agent Fox Mulder was seen jogging, running in the stadium, or swimming a lot. His red speedo is legendary among his EstrogenBrigade fans.
* Hal from ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'' likes to do his press-ups right on time. And shirtlessly.
* There was an Australian TV series called ''Aerobics Oz Style'', which was supposedly for the audience to exercise along to. However, the performers' skimpy dress, and some of the choreography and [[MaleGaze camera direction]], raised much suspicion that it was more for the audience to... "[[ADateWithRosiePalms exercise]]" to.
** There was a similar series in the '80s called ":20 Minute Workout". It aired very early (around 5 a.m) and featured very hot models performing basic calisthenics to a musical background.
* ''Series/{{ER}}'''s Dr. Catherine Banning was introduced to us via her morning workout routine. Despite her attractiveness, this seems to be more to establish her as a kickass character rather than a sexy one.
* Duncan's sweaty, extremely sexy kata in one ''{{Series/Highlander}}'' episode.
* In-universe example in ''Series/HarryAndPaul'': The recurring character Pik is a gym instructor. The one time we see him doing any instructing, he's helping an attractive woman through a stretching routine, and enjoying it rather more than he should.
* Angel does a lot of shirtless working out in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Begun with the notorious shirtless Tai Chi scene in "Revelations", which was acknowledged as a deliberate example of this trope by WordOfGod.
* Discussed on ''Franchise/{{Emergency}}''. In "On Camera", Channel 8 news reporter Paula Hughes has her heart set on getting a lot of footage of Station 51's weightlifting in her [[ShowWithinAShow "People Who Make the News" segment]]:
-->'''Paula:''' Maybe we could get some pictures of you lifting weights later.\\
'''Roy:''' Sure. Why not? We got a good physical fitness program here at the station.
-->'''Johnny:''' Yeah.
-->'''Paula:''' Yeah, I know. You have to take regular tests\\

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3fDS_3x8qw This ''Nine News Now'' segment]] on good looking men has guys working out [[WalkingShirtlessScene with their shirts off]].

* The video for Olivia Newton-John's song "Physical" started out and ended with multiple handsome, muscular men working out, including several {{Fanservice}} shots.
* The music video for Eric Prydz's remix of "Call on Me" depicts a man in an otherwise all-female aerobics class, clearly enjoying the rather suggestive thrusting and grinding of the exercise routine.
* The video for Tanya Tucker's "Hangin' In" features multiple muscular men pushing iron [[BeachEpisode by the beach]] wearing just [[WalkingSwimsuitScene square cut swimming trunks]].

* ''Pinball/FutureSpa'' shows a bevy of flawlessly sculpted men and women as they work out and hone their perfect bodies.

* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''
** James Vega does plenty of pull-ups. This is even lampshaded and considered to be in-universe {{fanservice}} - he works out near where gay shuttle pilot Steve Cortez maintains his shuttle and the ship's arsenal, and says "Heh, you know you love the show, Esteban!"
** There's also Jacob Taylor and his crunches...as Kasumi is fond of pointing out. "Mmm, crrrunches. Lots of crrrunches."

* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'': Resident MsFanservice supreme [=DiDi=] is occasionally seen pursuing her fairly intensive regime of exercise. It's not that the comic requires much excuse to show her lightly dressed and sweaty, but the effect on other characters and passers-by [[DistractedByTheSexy provides some comedy]].

* Many exercise videos by female celebrities are accused of being this, to the point that people who actually want to exercise complain that the fanservice gets in the way of being able to see the exercises properly.

* ''Shape Up For Sensational Sex'' shows models and porn stars doing pseudo-erotic exercises that are designed to get the viewer in shape so that he or she can get in shape to [[SexGod have mind-blowing sex]]. Each exercise in the video is designed for a particular sexual position.
* Rafael Nadel is practicing his tennis swings [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHMaGZR8Ksw this clip]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMMuurmIFdg Bodybuilders Kyle and Shawn]] are shown training in a gym.