So im a regular at my local Gym (not an MMA gym, a standard commercial public gym) and im there for one thing: to work out. I deliberately don't want to make friends for 3 reasons: the potential "quality" of conversation, my desire to simply get in and out and most importantly, because i love to just relax and zone out to music while im training. Subsequently, I smile politely and say hi to whoever my eyes engage, but i dont stop for a chat. Anyways, ive become quite the regular and people (including staff) have made more of an effort to talk to me. Ive countered this with a tipped hat and blaring ipod (that i even walk into the gym with) to deter people but my attempt at "reclusiveness" has clearly rubbed a few people the wrong way. Not that i give a shit, but does anyone else deliberately avoids friendships at their gym?