Getting ready to make new friends through fitness starts with organisation at the gym.

If you’re living in London and don’t have the confidence to make new friends, start your search for friendship by taking extra care of yourself.

What To Wear

Clothing depends on your chosen activity. From yoga to training with weights, all are ideal methods of being able to meet new people as team events and classes that can lead to a solid friendship. Whichever activity you choose, ensure your clothing and gym shoes are suitably comfortable, lightweight and appropriate for your new hobby. If you are going to use weights or gym equipment it might be worth investing in special gloves that provide a good grip to prevent spoiling your hands with callouses and blisters. Following a keep fit class is a great time to make new friends as you’ll get the chance to socialise after the workout. Flip flops are handy in the shower to prevent picking up an infection. Pack a towel just in case your club doesn’t provide them.


Snacks are another must have. Keep a few protein bars packed with a variety of nuts and grains to give you an energy boost either before or after your training session. Bananas are popular as they help to replace the potassium that’s lost through sweating. Offering a spare snack to someone else is a great way to break the ice when you meet new people. Drinks are even more important to keep yourself hydrated during a frantic burst of activity, but after make sure you have a protein at hand so optimise recovery. Make sure all the lids fit securely to save spoiling your sports gear or bag.



However, the most essential item you’ll ever need to pack in your gym bag is the friendrequest app. Exclusively devoted to socialising and fitness, it enables you to find friends quickly and easily while living in London. You can register in seconds, set up a profile and instantly find friends who share your outlook on life. Safe and secure, friendrequest’s downloadable app can help you enjoy the benefits of a network that helps you meet new people. Keep your gym bag packed and ready at all times and you’ll make new friendships at a moment’s notice.

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