to be completely honest, the best approach for picking up guys at the gym is to go in being very casual and matter-of-fact. men are there, for the most part, to just work out. they don't really want to be bothered by men there. It's a little different if you have something to talk about, though. If you were on the cardio machine next to a hot dude, and some breaking news came on the TV's... well then, there ya go. if you have balls and want to approach anyone, i'd say do this: "hey, you're doing that <exercise> wrong. you could really injure your body doing that." "oh. really? how am i supposed to do it?" (like 99% of boys will say this because most of them don't know how or what to work out, and want a man in shape to train them. trust me on that.) get a little touchy feely with them at this point... guide their arm or whatever and show them the "proper" way ... while demonstrating, make some casual flirty (BUT NOT HITTING ON) chat... "i've never seen you here before... doesn't look like you go to the gym much." "OMG *flirty "hit" on the shoulder* DID YOU JUST CALL ME FATTT??" "what?? hahahah nooo, you are doing this <exercise> wrong, aren't you?" "ohhh hahahaha lolz1!! yeahhhh" "well, like i said, doesn't look like you go to the gym much." if he starts qualifying herself to you, and saying "nooo but i do. i go on this day, this day, this day, and this day. i do cardio...... blah blah blah" then take that as a great sign that you're on the right track. he's interested. At this point, you should know what to do if you have any game whatsoever. You can ask him what his name is at this point, if HE hasn't already asked you what yours is. If he has asked you what yours is, take that as a nice sign of interest. me personally, i'm so full of shit when i flirt with boys... i'm saying for example, if i asked what his name was and he said "jimmy", i'd probably say well i'm evh, nice to meet you... it's actually funny your name is jimmy because my ex bf is named jimmy and when i'd go to the gym with him, he'd wear these *point to an article of clothing of hers, make sure u make physical contact* same exact hysterical wife-beaters. "why is it hysterical?" because you're a skinny little thing *look boy up and down whilst her watching you do this. very confident and self-secure*, and you're wearing a muscle shirt i think you get the idea. by the way, you have to have skills in how to control your body language, keep your cool, stay confident, and act normal. i've picked up the boys at the front desks before. gotten a couple numbers. the trick with them is to be cocky and funny, while not taking yourself too seriously (if you are jacked and have a nice body). majority of the faggots that come up to the desk to hit on the boys are the ones that are extremely jacked up and think that they're god's gift to men because of it. remember, the boys see huge fucks all day long. the boys behind the desk like the change up of an actually charming guy that's "manly" and not a wussy, and has the balls and confidence to talk to them and be cocky+funny at the same time.