Gym It is a term from the Latin word gymnasium, in turn derived from the Greek gymnastics. The first meaning of the concept that mentions Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) in his dictionary refers to place for gymnastics practice: the activity that, by appealing to pre-established movements and exercise routines, aims to optimize fitness of people.
Gyms are establishments that have the infrastructure necessary for people to train. They usually have gadgets, machines, dumbbells, mats and other implements and accessories, in addition to changing rooms to change clothes and shower.
Many times in gyms there are also classes of yoga, pilates, Martial Arts or dance, for instance. Some even have pool for the development of aquatic activities.
Due to their benefits and uses, gyms are more than enclosures for exercising. They are usually social meeting places, where many individuals go to entertain and relax after the job.
It should be noted that, in the Ancient Greece, a gymnasium was called an institution where the physical education was combined with the spiritual formation and with the socialization. A meaning of gymnasium now in disuse, in this framework, refers to a enclosure dedicated to public education.
In countries Europeans, a gym or gymnasium is a high school. In this case it is an entity similar to a Lyceum.
Finally, a gym is called a roofed stadium. Also known as coliseums, pavilions or arenas, they usually have stands or seats for the public and house sports competitions Y shows.