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    working out at the gym

    What's the best word to refer to somebody who works out at the gym? A gym goer? A gym rat? A bodybuilder?
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    Re: working out at the gym

    I don't know of a single word that refers to such a person.
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    #3

    Re: working out at the gym

    A bodybuilder may be a person who works out at a gym, but most people who do so are not bodybuilders. Bodybuilders are people devoted to building unnaturally (to my eyes, anyway) large muscles; most people who go to gyms just aim to keep generally fit.
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    Re: working out at the gym

    Now I think about it, I have heard the word "gym bunny". I guess it means someone who goes to the gym a lot.
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    #5

    Re: working out at the gym

    Gym member? Though I suppose membership doesn't necessarily involve working out.

    Where did you hear gym rat?!

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    Re: working out at the gym

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Now I think about it, I have heard the word "gym bunny". I guess it means someone who goes to the gym a lot.
    I saw this word somewhere too, but somebody pointed out that it had a negative connotation.
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    Re: working out at the gym

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    Gym member? Though I suppose membership doesn't necessarily involve working out.

    Where did you hear gym rat?!
    I googled something and came across this expression, but I don't remember exactly where.

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    Re: working out at the gym

    Thanks for that! Isn't the internet great for showing you pictures of people that couldn't resemble real people less?
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    #10

    Re: working out at the gym

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    What's the best word to refer to somebody who works out at the gym? A gym goer? A gym rat? A bodybuilder?
    Gym rat is a good word for it. I don't think it is very negative but it depends on who you are addressing. You could also use gym nut, or gym junkie. I don't know how common they are because I'm not surrounded by those people but I think most people would understand those words.

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