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"gymkhana"[edit]

"the term gymkhana is commonly used.yeehah" I believe the yeehaa is vandalism, so I've removed it. 217.154.219.179 - 10:51, 19 June 2006

"students were naked"[edit]

I don't understand that... should be cleared up: Physical education was considered at least as important as learning, and the fact that the students were naked (gymnos in Greek) when performing bodily exercises explains the use of the word in the United Kingdom and the United States.

IMHO, the fact that the students were naked doesn't justify using that word nowadays...

SebastianBreier 16:20, 26 Mar 2004 (UTC)

I changed it a bit to clear things up. I think it's more understandable now.

SebastianBreier 19:20, 26 Mar 2004 (UTC)

I have made this as ultra clear now Monkeyblue 11:43, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

pronounced "gime"[edit]

Gym (pronounced gime)

I would change this to use SAMPA, but I'm not sure what it's trying to say. Everyone I've ever heard pronounces the word the same way as the name "Jim", and I can't see how you could spell that "gime". Do some people pronounce it differently? Marnanel 01:54, May 20, 2004 (UTC)

Homer Simpson read it as Gime in one episode of The Simpsons. That is the only time I have ever heard it pronounced that way. Matthew238 02:58, 16 October 2005 (UTC)

Today's usage[edit]

What about more information on the common usage of the word gym (like Gold's Gym, where people go to workout. What equipment do they have, are they franchises or chains etc.?

Yes. Today's most common usage of the word "Gym" is pretty much the same as Health club. The current article does not reflect this at all. One solution might be to move it to "Gymnasium" (discussed below). -- Harry Wood (talk) 23:03, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

add anything to this article?[edit]

I install, sand, gameline, and finish gym floors. I am, however, at a loss on how I could add anything to this article.--pahsons 19:45, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Health Club Chains[edit]

I am trying to determine why so few health club chains are included. I see Gold's Gym, World Gym, and Bally Total Fitness page, but I do not see a New York Sports Club[1], LA Fitness[2], Powerhouse Gym[3] Crunch[4], Equinox[5], New York Health & Racquet Club[6] or David Barton[7]. The 24 Hour Fitness page is under copyright violation suspension. I had been considering posting a page for The Buffalo Athletic Center[8] (erected 1924), but since these much more well known clubs are not yet included, I was hesitant. TonyTheTiger 18:05, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

Some how I don't think "Gyms are a place were alpha males fuck hot chicks." is NPOV.

I believe that in the first paragraph "Ancient Grease" should read "Ancient Greece". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 58.96.39.107 (talk) 05:30, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

"Cast in the name of God, ye not guilty" 02:50, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

History section contains irrevelent information[edit]

The word "Gymnasium" in Germany refers to the school type which gives you the university entrance qualification (called "Abitur"). So you have four years elementary school ("Grundschule") and then either "Hauptschule" with 5-6 years, "Realschule" with 6 years or "Gymnasium" with 7-8 years depending on the "Bundesland" (state).

There is a seperate article for that meaning of gymnasium. I think this section should be removed. And maybe the whole history section should be rewritten?

--unnamedculprit 14:20, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Yes, because there is a separate article - Gymnasium (school)- I referenced it in the article and removed the disputed material under History. soverman 02:41 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Gymkhana[edit]

I removed the link to the disambiguation page, since that page now points the Gyms in other Countries heading. It would be nice if there was an actual page on the original gymkhana written by someone knowledgeable about Indian culture. PerlKnitter 20:06, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

i think everything is right

Page move[edit]

I propose a move from this article to "Gymnasium" (currently a redirect here) as the subject matter here mainly deals with the physical aspects of a gymnasium. We could have this page redirecting to either Health club or Gymnasium (with a link at the top to the other article). It would make it easier to write about the fitness center type and the physical aspects in separate articles. If it sounds confusing, I apologize --Ben 13:56, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

Support

  1. Support per my comments above --Ben 13:56, 25 August 2007 (UTC)
  2. Support 84.64.14.35 (talk) 08:20, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
  3. Support - good idea. --David Shankbone 08:40, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
  4. Support - I say we either do this move, or add info similar to Health club to reflect the most common use of the word "Gym" -- Harry Wood (talk) 23:05, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
  5. Support I agree. This article should be moved to Health ClubYamum49 (talk) 20:41, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Move?[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Opposed, page not moved  Ronhjones  (Talk) 00:30, 3 April 2010 (UTC)


GymGymnasium — Page describes "Gymnasium". Although originally a straightforward abbreviation, today "Gym" is more often used to mean Health club -- Harry Wood (talk) 12:58, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

So there's a list of people who supported this move above. But I don't feel all that strongly that a move is the right way to solve this. The 'dab hatnote' AjaxSmack added certainly helps, but I still think we need to somehow reconcile the fact that this page does not reflect the most widely used interpretation (in english speaking countries such as the U.S. and U.K.) of the word "Gym". Maybe if we bring in some information from the Health Club page in a section at the top? Currently I look at the article and think "none of this is talking about what a gym is"-- Harry Wood (talk) 10:24, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Green gyms[edit]

perhaps green gyms as green microgym can be mentioned and their devices too (eg pedal-a-watt), ... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.246.148.68 (talk) 14:29, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Sociology in gyms[edit]

I found the history of gymnasiums dating back to Ancient Greece interesting. I would like to add content about the sociology in gymnasiums from different eras if possible. I would also like to add a section of different jobs in a gym like personal trainers, management, maintenance, etc.Dominiquejrivera (talk) 14:29, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

@Dominiquejrivera: An okay start, but you didn't really provide much of a critique. Alfgarciamora (talk) 15:18, 16 September 2016 (UTC)