It may feel as if the gym can be an intense and social-less place, but in reality, it is easy to approach others and even make new friends. Here are 4 ways for meeting new friends at the gym.
1. Offer to Help or Spot
A lot of gyms require members to have a spotter with them at all times, but not everyone can afford to go to the gym with a spotting buddy. Look for others who have no spotters and offer assistance to them. If they accept your help, then feel free to make small chit-chat and conversation with them. Ask them how often they go to the gym and try to align your schedules together so that you may help spot each other during your workout routines.
2. Gym Experience
This friend making method can work out in two ways. If you are an experienced and fit member of a gym, you can look around for inexperienced members who are unsure how to use the machines or workout the muscles they want to focus on. Offer your gym wisdom to them and help them out with the machines and exercise routines. If you are an inexperienced member, you can easily approach someone and make friends by asking a more experienced gym member for assistance on how to use machines or if they can offer advice on a proper workout routine for your body. Everyone at the gym experiences a sense of unity through body-improvement and will go out of their way to happily help others. Always be courteous to others and be considerate of gym equipment use for others.
3. Offer a Sealed Water Bottle or Snack
It never hurts to bring an extra sealed water bottle or protein bar or workout supplement snack. Sometimes other gym members forget their water bottles or forget to bring snacks. For many centuries, people have bonded over food and it is no different at a gym. It’s no secret that frequent gym members tend to have higher appetites and a social offering of a snack or protein bar can go a long way in forming a new friendship. Always offer brand new and sealed snacks and water to potential new friends. Don’t pressure them to accept it, even if they decline, you can offer them some conversation. Ask them their preferred workout supplement or food.
4. Join a Gym’s Dance Class
A lot of gyms offer dance classes to its members. They are quite popular and it is an easy and fun way to make friends. People dancing together feel a sense of unity and uniform and will more likely be open to your offer of friendship and conversation after these classes or during class breaks. You may even find yourself having fun during these classes. Since classes are scheduled weekly, it will be easier to meet up with your new buddies on a regular basis.
Try out these fun and easy ways to meet new friends at your local gym. It is as easy as offering a helping hand or snack.