I just edited my previous post to add we don't have employees after hours either. Is your gym protected by key card (or some way to keep non-members out)? I also forgot to mention that the entire gym has a camera system, and all members see that when we sign up - so we know if we're going to cause trouble, that we WILL be seen doing it!
I think the important thing is to trust your gut. If you don't have a defined reason to feel worried (gym in a high crime area, previous history of trouble between members, etc), perhaps you may feel more comfortable if you pay extra awareness to your surroundings (no earphones, making good use of mirrors, checking the gym before starting and taking "inventory" of who is there with you), and if you're ever there and something feels "off" to trust that feeling. As I said before I've always felt safe at my gym, but that doesn't mean I completely let me guard down - if I appear to be alone I'll check the gym to make sure I don't get startled if someone comes out of another room, I'll make some sort of non-verbal contact with other member(s) there to acknowledge "we know each other is here", and I keep a general eye on the front door to see if anyone else comes in.
I have frequently been the only female there with between 1-6 men in attendance, and as none have ever acted suspiciously or aggressively, I have not had concerns for my safety.
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