A gym, short for gymnasium, is a large covered location for gymnastics and athletics. A gym is often . The word is derived from the ancient Greek gymnasium. Gyms are often located in fitness centers, schools, universities, and churches.

Gyms are often sports-specific for basketball, boxing, gymnastics, baseball practice. Larger facilities that can handle many outdoor activities are known as fieldhouses.

“Gym” is also slang for any type of fitness center, health club, home gym, wellness center and all other types of indoor workout places.

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