Addicted to exercising

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Addicted to exercising

Post by Stevenloan » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:06 am

Hi guys! What do you call a person who is addicted to exercising or working out at a gym?

Thanks so much!

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Post by Bobinwales » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:26 pm

Bonkers!
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Post by Stevenloan » Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:45 am

Bob : Thanks for your answer. I checked the meaning of "Bonkers" online and it has several meanings : crazy, stupid, mad or nuts. Is it considered rude or acceptable to use this word in this situation?

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Post by BonnieL » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:39 pm

It would depend on the person & the situation. A very good friend? Maybe. Anyone else? Not where they can hear you.
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Post by Phil White » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:49 pm

"Bonkers" is very mild. You can get away with it in most situations. It is less offensive than, say, "crazy" or "nuts".

As far as your original question is concerned, I can only think of "fitness freak", which is not offensive: "I'm a bit of a fitness freak."
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Post by Bobinwales » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:32 pm

I think that this bloke is completely bonkers, but I would not want him to hear me calling him that!
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:49 pm

Good luck if you're sitting next to someone like that on a bus or plane.

To answer your original question, Steven, the only term that springs to my mind is "gym rat", which I think is chiefly a North American usage.
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Post by trolley » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:54 pm

Gym junkie.
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Post by Stevenloan » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:00 am

BonnieL, Phil White, Bob, Erik and trolley : Thank you all so so much for your answers. They are very helpful.

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