Woman embarrassed by epic gym fail – but it leads to date with man who saved her

A fitness influencer who was left in stitches when she fell onto her back during a workout was helped back to her feet by a kind stranger – and it appears the pair hit it off

Ashley working out in the gym
Ashley was left flat on her back when her feet slipped from under her

A woman whose workout video went viral for all the wrong reasons has made the most of a bad situation after the hilarious fail bagged her a date with the man who helped her.

Ashley, also known as Fitby.ash on TikTok, has racked up more than 6.1 million views after sharing a video of herself in the gym with the message: “I am so embarrassed that this just happened.”

The 22-year-old, who revealed she was on holiday, was filming herself using a Smith machine to do squats while standing on a small platform.

But in the middle of the movement, the platform began to slip from under her feet as she landed on her back and the weights dropped to the floor behind her.

As she lay on the ground, only able to laugh at the mortifying predicament she had put herself in, a man walking past came to her rescue, helping to pick her back up as she said: “I can’t believe that just happened.”

Viewers asked whether the man was her boyfriend, and others said they were taking notes that they should also try falling in the gym with the hope of achieving the same outcome.

One person wrote in the comments: “And that kids, is how I met your father.”

The man kindly helped her back to her feet as she was left in hysterics



In a later TikTok, she filmed herself in a car with the man who had helped her



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But the assumption that the pair hit it off after the video ended didn’t appear to be wide of the mark, as Ashley uploaded follow up videos that hinted she had been out on dates with the mystery man.

She filmed herself in the passenger seat of a car before showing that he was the one driving, showed the pair working out together (with no embarrassing falls), and then later uploaded a clip of them together in a restaurant playing a hand-slap game.

Ashley has yet to confirm people’s suspicions about whether the pair are officially an item.

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