The Dos and Don’ts of Meeting Somebody at the Gym

The Dos and Don’ts of Meeting Somebody at the Gym

The Dos and Don’ts of Meeting Somebody at the Gym

Let’s face it… meeting somebody at the gym or in a group personal training class is way better than meeting somebody at the club, or aimlessly swiping left and right. That’s because you’ve already got a common interest, you know they’re focused on personal growth, and you know you’ve got an accountability partner!

This probably wasn’t the first thought on your mind as a dating tactic, but romances kindle at the gym all the time.

There are obvious best practices if you’re interested in pursuing something outside the gym walls. Let’s talk about the dos and don’ts of striking up a romance at the gym.

Don’t Come On Too Strongly

Some people simply go to the gym to get their workout in and go home. Don’t be the person that bothers somebody during their workout. Wait until you notice a lull or a completion of the workout if you plan on trying to talk to that person.

Added tip: group workouts will force you to talk to somebody! People in those classes are clearly interested in working out as a group, and then you have something to talk about right off the bat. At our classes at Faster Fitness, we always have a question of the day to strike up a conversation and to bond with the members of your class. You’re a team, after all, it’s good to have that camaraderie. These questions and early discussions can help spark a longer conversation after class. You never know…

Do Find Out How They Work in Teams

You can tell a lot about somebody by observing how that person works in a team. Are they uplifting others? Are they encouraging you to go the extra mile? Or are they being a little too negative and complaining a lot.

Group personal training operates as a team. Your goal is to better your teammates and yourself. Wouldn’t working out be easier if you had the support of others to encourage and push you when you were at your most exhausted point? A sense of community is now being brought to you by your local gym. And that community can help you determine if you’re interested in something more than friendship and a workout partner!

Don’t Try to Correct Him or Her

Everybody can stand to improve their form. After all, the gym is a place to continue getting better! Swooping in with helpful tips might seem like a great conversation starter. However, it can also come off as unflattering if that person takes it the wrong way. It would be much more helpful for you to ask a positively-charged question, such as complimenting something they’re doing great and asking how they do it.

All of our trainers at our St. Louis gym location are trained to give the right advice for every situation. You want to make sure you aren’t doing something wrong and potentially hurt yourself. We can give appropriate tips without adding any health risks into the equation. You do the encouragement, and we’ll handle the advice.

Do Seek Friendships First

One thing is true, there’s nothing like finding a true friend. Someone who will have your back no matter what and where. Someone to lean on when times are tough. Being apart of a team is great because it allows you to be apart of something larger than yourself. Working with others to reach a common goal is important and sometimes it can even lead to establishing friendships you would not have made otherwise.

Sometimes the best friendship is made during hardship. Being pushed to your limits in a fitness setting would definitely give you hardship. You and your teammates might have to reach deeper than you ever thought possible, but when you come out the other side, you’ll be closer than ever before. Plus, they say the best relationships start as friendships!

Do Hold Each Other Accountable

Group workouts are centered around accountability. Putting around 10 people in one room and growing together is the perfect setting for sparks to fly. You’ll have the chance to see a person’s personality shine through in times of hardship and personal growth.

Plus, if you meet your next special someone at the gym (we’ll expect a thank you call or note), you’ve got an accountability partner for life.

Don’t Expect Instant Results

Our society has developed a strong urge for instant gratification. Whether it be fitness, making friends, or even dating, there’s no such thing as an instant result. Just like working out, seeing real results from dating or making friends takes time. In dating, you start off as friends and if you really like that person it hopefully turns into a relationship.

Just like dating, working out won’t provide you with instant results. In the end with both cases, all the hard work is worth it. It’s 2017, and we have many different options for both fitness and meeting new people, so isn’t it time that we combine the two?

Don’t Assume (You Know What They Say About That)

Remember, not everyone is looking for the love of their life at the gym. Some are just looking for good friends and a sense of community. Luckily, we’ve got that too! If you’re simply set on seeking awesome dedicated friends that will have your back no matter what, then group personal training is just the thing you’re looking for! And conveniently enough for you… Faster Fitness has one of the most successful group personal training programs in St. Louis.

For the ones out there looking for their one true love and the dating app just isn’t working, a new form of dating may be right beneath your nose. You can tell a lot about a person when working out. In fact, you might see sides of people you will never see outside of the gym. Things like dedication to the others around them and the discipline to learn new things. Are they a team player or a leader of the group? These are important characteristics that might just play a role in deciding who you date.

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