It seems we are a nation that just loves to get social when it comes to our exercise activities.

Some two thirds of us are actively using social media while working out, with 29 per cent confessing to checking in on Facebook while at the gym, and 23 per cent saying they upload pictures to Instagram or Snapchat during a workout.

When quizzed by personal trainer provider,, on the reasons for doing so, 18 per cent of respondents say they feel they needed to post evidence of their efforts on social media when working out in a bid to impress their followers.

Half of Brits say they regularly look at fitness influencers while working out to inspire them, suggesting social media is playing an integral part in our fitness routines.