1. Always be in a constant state of friendliness.
Some days this is impossible because you just want to get in and get out. Talking and making friends can be time consuming, so if you are in a rush this may not work for you.
In general I noticed no one initiates a smile, but if you smile at them first and they return your smile that is your cue you can say hello and maybe chat for a while. Don’t get your feelings hurt if they don’t smile back…it happens.
3. Promote Them
If you are running on a treadmill or on any machine look to your right and left say hello and smile. Sometimes they cant hear you because they have music on, but it should be common curtsy to greet those who are about to start or already started their workout. Ask how their workout is going and their goals.
4. Wipe down your machine.
After working out it is courteous and important to always wipe off your sweat from the machine with the disinfectant spray and paper towel the gym provides.
5. Remember Names
I am bad with remembering names The fact remains though that it is very important if you start a conversation with someone ask and remember their name so that next time you have a foundation on which you can rekindle another friendly conversation. For some reason I realize that I have to be the leader in developing friendships. No one was reaching out to me so I have started to reach out to others at the gym.
I have noticed there are some folks that just don’t want to be bothered, but there are a ton that are social and you just have to learn who they are and have fun getting to know them.
What is a great tip you can leave me on how to make friends at the gym?