Looking for a general workout partner

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    Dec 03, 2009 2:31 AM GMT
    How do you really find someone to work out with? Especially in the gay community, when a lot of the guys have ulterior motives to being the "workout partner"....

    I'm sure friends first, and training partners next, would probably be the best way but dammit... people can't get past trying to look for that whole "hook-up" situation.

    Anyone else have this issue?

    Also, I'm just looking for a training partner so that I can push myself harder. I typically like working out alone, but I always push harder when there's someone spotting me or believing in me.
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    Dec 03, 2009 3:15 AM GMT
    I've thought about working out with someone. But conflicting schedules and differing workout routines makes it kinda tricky.

    I'm fine with working out by myself, because I can always ask someone for a spot or whatever. I really don't need a workout partner for motivation or encouragement. I've got plenty of that to pass around. icon_lol.gif

    I don't think you should limit yourself to only gay workout partners. Why bother? You're there to workout. I think you should find a workout partner that has the same fitness goals. I don't see why being gay or straight should be a criteria.
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    Dec 03, 2009 8:49 PM GMT
    xrichx saidII don't see why being gay or straight should be a criteria.


    Oh, it's not a criteria. Just, in my past experiences it somehow factored in. It made it weird/awkward after a while.

    I'd never let that be the defining point in selection of a training partner, heh.
  • drypin

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    Dec 10, 2009 12:45 AM GMT
    I first tried looking via a gay site (GayRomeo to shamelessly plug a site I have no economic interest in). It took about a month with only one single offer from someone who was an absolute beginner, but I eventually found someone who was just looking to work out with me at the gym. And who was my height and general build and training level. There was no pressure for a hook up, but it helped that I'm in a relationship and he was looking for one of his own.

    It didn't quite work out time-wise. He could only do evenings and I preferred and had more time mornings. About a month after we stopped working out together, I met the client of my PT's business partner. I had that vibe that told me he might bat for the same time. Later I asked if he might make a good workout partner for me. The two PT's talked about it, approached him and gave me his number. It's working out great! Again, no romantic/sexual pressure.

    That's just two options that worked for me for finding a training partner.

    Then again, I'm not one of those guys who oozes sexual appeal, nor are my training partners... cute, but Average Joes whom it's easy to hang out with. Nor do we make that a topic of conversation between us, so maybe it's simpler for me and my training partners to focus on the reason we're together.