n.
1. An institution where people pay for the privilege of torturing themselves through bodily exertion in the name of physical fitness. Torture implements in most gymnasiums include freeweights, excercise bicycles, circuit training machines, rowers, etc. Attendees seem to enjoy the fact that not since the Spanish Inquisition has there been such a wide selection of torture implements available, as the success of a gymnasium is correlated partly to the amount of equipment it has to offer.
2. A moneymaking enterprise that offers a cheap, long-term membership deal right around New Year's to entice January Joiners bent on fulfilling their New Year's resolutions. The amount of revenue these fickle individuals generate for the fitness industry is unfathomable.
I only phrase definition (1) like this because I'm paying 69 Euro/month to put myself in pain. The gymnasium's my dominatrix. I wonder why no one else uses a Gimp outfit for their workout gear, and why I get such odd looks when I do.

2: (Suckers...)
by ScabNainz January 19, 2006

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A centre of fitness and strength. Where someone can go to increase their fitness level, burn calories and....


do I really have to tell you this?
If you don't know what a gym is, you're probably some sort of hobbit nerd who never goes.
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when used in a husky voice, it can be used as the term to want to have sex in a gym
"I really want some gymnasia"
"Why, yes i will have sex with you in a gym!"
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For more definitions/descriptions, see gym.
See example with previous definition, where gymnasium is clipped to gym.
by George T SLC January 19, 2006

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