How to Meet Women at the Gym

by Joseph Matthews

If you're the type of guy who likes to work out and take care of yourself, then chances are you spend a lot of time at the gym.

In fact, it's not unusual for guys to spend anywhere from an hour to two hours a day working out!

From personal experience, when I work out, I'll be at the gym five days a week, alternating between an hour of cardio and an hour of weight training.

And that time at the gym adds up! Some people even go further by joining classes, getting a personal trainer, and hanging out at the local juice bar. So it's no surprise that because some of us spend so much time at the gym, we'd like to know how to meet women there!

After all, it's not just the fact that some guys spend a lot of time working out at the gym, there's also the fact that some very attractive women spend a lot of time there too! (In an effort to remain as attractive as possible, of course.)

But as much as it makes sense to try and meet girls during your workout, it can seem like a very daunting task! But if you know a few simple tricks for meeting women at the gym, you might be surprised to find that it's actually easier to do than you think.

Let's go through the tips now...

1) Taking Advantage of Cardio

Typically, people will do cardio workouts for anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. Let's face it, that's a LONG time to do nothing but run in place!

If you see an attractive girl you'd like to meet doing cardio, see if you can get on a machine next to her to do your cardio. This will give you the opportunity to start up a conversation with her.

You'll be amazed at how easy it is to talk to someone when they're doing a cardio workout, and that's because cardio is BORING. The girl will typically be watching closed-caption TV, flipping through a magazine, or listening to music on an iPod. But talking to someone can pass the time just as fast, and as long as your approach is smooth, she'll be more than willing to chat with you!

2) Find Out Her Playlist

One of the biggest obstacles guys face at the gym is competing with iPods. People like to listen to music when they work out, and seeing a pair of ear-plugs can scare you off from starting a conversation.

But I've found that actually asking the woman about the music she listens to when working out is a great way to not only get her to listen to you instead of music, but a good way to quickly bond with her over mutual interests.

The way I do it, is I'll try and get the girl's attention, either by waving at her or tapping her on her shoulder. This will get her to pause her music and look at me. Then I'll say...

"Sorry to bother you, do you mind if I ask what music you're listening to?"

When she give you her answer, you can respond:

"I'm getting kind of bored with my music, so I'm looking for some new stuff to listen to during my workout. What kind of music do you think is the best to workout to?"

From there, I can start talking about favorite bands, concerts I've been to, etc. It's a great way to get her attention away from her iPod and focused on you!

3) Offer Advice

Often times, you'll see girls working out throughout the gym on various machines or weights. A great way to start up conversations with them is to offer them advice or feedback on their form.

Just make sure that it's "friendly" suggestions, and that you're not telling them they're doing things wrong.

People at the gym who work out without personal trainers usually have mistakes in how they are using machines or performing a certain exercise. So if you can offer them some tips on how to make their workout more effective, they'll actually really appreciate it!

And once you offer them your advice, you can start asking them about their training goals, and carry on the conversation from there.

This is a very effective way of meeting girls who are weight training.

4) Join a Class

Most gyms offer a variety of classes you can sign up for. These range from yoga, to spinning, to dancing, etc.

Here's a tip - most of these classes are filled by a majority of WOMEN. So taking a class can give you a tremendous opportunity to meet girls!

Not only that, but many classes can become social functions, and give you excuses to talk and chit-chat with girls. I can't tell you how many girls I've dated because I was the only guy in their class at the gym.

You'll also notice a lot of the girls in your classes also work out at the gym, so you have a great way of meeting them if you see them in the general training area. Just approach them and say "Hey, aren't you in my spinning (or whatever) class?"

Seriously, it does not get much easier than that!

5) Take Advantage of the Juice Bar

Most gyms nowadays have some type of juice bar, or place where you can sit down and drink a protein shake or smoothie. Take advantage of this when you're trying to meet women at the gym!

There are two ways you can utilize a juice bar...

The first is to invite women you meet while working out to join you for a drink. This is a great way to do an "instant date" after meeting a girl. Instead of letting the girl just leave after she's done working out, ask her if she'd be interested in grabbing a drink with you at the smoothie bar.

Then, sit down and chit-chat with her. It's just like getting coffee together, but much quicker and easier.

The second way to use the juice bar area is to actually see if there are any women you'd like to meet there already, and ask to join them while you drink your beverage. Most women won't refuse you, and you can start chit-chatting with them after you sit down.

Ultimately, there are lots of great ways to meet women during your workout. Just keep trying different methods until you find one that works for you.

To your success!

Joseph Matthews