Is it OK to smile at others while you're working out?
June 25, 2007 10:51pm CST
I recently went to the gym with my fiance. I was off doing my own thing when a guy came and started working out on the machine directly across from me. I looked at him and he smiled at me. Now I don't know much about gym etiquette but i do know that people often go to the gym to pick up. I felt extremely rude because I did not smile back. Well I didn't want to because what if he came and talked to me? All I wanted to do was work out! So what's the go with smiling at other people at the gym?
• United States
14 Jul 07
If I was working out at the gym and someone smiled at me I think my instinct would be just to smile back. If they tried to talk to me and I didn't want them to I would politely chat with them for a moment and then say I was going to head over to another machine, see ya. I would hope they wouldn't try to follow you, because that would be creepy...
12 Jul 07
well i go to gym too. I smile sometimes when i come across someone and have to look into his/her eye which i craftfully manage to escape.I don't know from where u got the notion that people pick up from that place.I doesn't happen in my gym at least.I guess it's ok to smile and after that if there is any advances u can always bluntly tell him to mind his own business. what say?