Using the Gym in Persona 5 can be extremely useful, both for building up your Confidant/Social Link with Ryuji, as well as giving a permanent boost to both your max HP and SP, toughening you up for the road ahead.
In case you need help with any other areas of Persona 5, be sure to head over to our guides hub on the massive game, featuring articles like how to romance your fellow Phantom Thieves and other characters, as well as how to get a job and maintain a steady stream of Yen.
Protein Lovers Gym Location
While some areas of Persona 5 are only uncovered if you actively seek them out, the Protein Lovers Gym in the Central Street of Shibuya will be revealed if the player either simply enters the Gym, or if they have levelled up their Confidant Link with Ryuji to Rank 3.
When undertaking the option to hang out with Ryuji once having reached Rank 3 in the Confidant Link, Ryuji will ask the player to accompany him to the Protein Lovers Gym. While this is handy in itself, be sure to answer "Protein powder?" when Ryuji asks you if you remembered your equipment, as this will gain points towards your Social Link with him.
Boost Max Health and Stamina in Protein Lovers Gym
Once discovered through Ryuji, you can return to the Protein Lovers Gym any time you please, and just in case you never spent time with Ryuji in the first place, you can find the Gym all on your own and use it for the fee of 2,000 Yen per session.
Upon arriving there for the first time, you'll be shown a brief introduction to the Protein Lovers Gym by a personal trainer, with Morgana afterwards asking if you'd like to use a Protein Shake to enhance the rewards from the workout.
You start off with one Protein Shake in your inventory for when you visit the Protein Lovers Gym for the first time, which can be consumed to enhance the max health and stamina boosts that you earn from that one workout. Should you exercise without using the drink, you'll gain +3 to your health and +2 to your stamina, with these increasing to +5 and +3 respectively should you use the Protein Shake.
There are also guides on using other shops in the Shibuya area to your advantage to boost certain stats, for example our guide on how to get a job in the Flower Shop will add to your Kindness rank, while taking the Big Bang Burger Challenge will increase your Guts rank if you merely attempt the challenge.
If you instead require other guides on Persona 5, then be sure to head over to our guides like how to complete the Kamoshida Palace Dungeon, as well as how to max out your Confidant/Social Links with other characters.
Now that we've got you up to speed on the Protein Lovers Gym, it's time to hit the gym for your long ventures ahead into Mementos and Palaces.
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