I went to the gym after work last night, just to run for twenty minutes or so as I didn’t get around to it over the weekend. One of the trainers came to ask for my membership details so he could enter me in a Christmas prize draw, and we got talking. He asked what my “target” was and I said there wasn’t one, I just come to the gym to run when I feel like it. He asked about my job and any other exercise I do, and when I said I cycle but have never done a press-up in my life, he looked at me like I was mad. He said I looked very athletic and asked what my body fat percentage was (“you must be seventeen percent or something, those girls are looking at you thinking biiittttcccchhhh”). I said I didn’t know and didn’t care, if there was any sort of “goal” for me it was just to be stronger and maybe run a bit further next time. He then noticed my old lip piercing scars, the tattoo on my wrist, and told me I was the most interesting person in the gym today. I don’t think he was hitting on me - he spoke openly about his partner and he didn’t come across as flirty - and ended by offering me a free personal training session, whenever we’re next at the gym at the same time.
I didn’t particularly appreciate the body fat question but I suppose it was nice to be called “interesting” and feel like it was a meaningful observation, instead of being judged solely on looks. I know I come across as aloof and serious most of the time, even when I’m trying to be friendly and open, but he said he liked how chilled I was. A strange encounter but hey, a free personal training session! Can’t complain!