Re: Need help for picking up at the gym (2)
As we all know, the gym is a very private place. So I think you've done a great job so far in getting the smile, but her unwillingness to continue the conversation means that while you've made a hole, you're not fully through her shield quite yet.
I'd suggest you keep chipping away at it and try escalating; ask her name on the next interaction, perhaps ask an open-ended question that can also demonstrate higher value (you'll need to be efficient in this situation as there won't be many opportunities to interact), something like...
"You know, I don't see many people like you coming into the gym this early... am I right in guessing you have an important job like myself?"
It's time to drop use of the archaic 'HB' grading slang.
A modern, more descriptive, and complimentary system: A girl is...
Below your league / In your league / Above your league