How do we describe people who go to the gym?

First of all, do you remember that we can call them gym-goers or gym bunnies (especially girls)?

Now, let’s talk about their figure.

VOCABULARY TO DESCRIBE FIT PEOPLE

 

JACKED or JACKED UP [dʒækt] with big muscles.

SP: cuadrado, cachas; FR: baraqué; RU: накачанный.

CUT – with defined muscles.

RIPPED [rɪpt ] having strong muscles that you can see clearly.

SP: con los músculos marcados; FR: avec les muscles bien dessinés; RU: с рельефной мускулатурой.

You have to work out daily and eat clean to get ripped.

 

If a person has defined muscles but is very lean, you can call him SLICED or SHREDDED.

TO SHRED – tear into strips.

SP: cortar en tiras; FR: mettre en lambeaux; RU: рвать на клочки.

 

Two more words we use to talk about men:

 

BEEFCAKE – an attractive man with large muscles.

HUNK – a man who is big, strong and attractive.

 

How can we call thin and physically fit people?

 

(NOTE: in some cases we use THIN disapprovingly, for instance, to describe an ill person).

 

TRIM, SLIM (especially, women), LEAN (especially, men). All have a positive meaning.

She is SLIM/TRIM or has A SLIM/TRIM FIGURE.

He’s LEAN or has a LEAN body.

How do you manage to stay so slim?

 

Do you remember the phrasal verb: to TRIM DOWN? You can also use SLIM DOWN (which is even more common).

 

Which word can you use to talk about these people (mind the meaning and if we usually use the word to talk about men or women)?

Jacked or sliced?

Lean or slim?

Hunk or cut?

Check these FITNESS articles:

FITNESS PHRASAL VERBS

FITNESS PROBLEMS

FITNESS IDIOMS

FITNESS GEAR

FITNESS QUIZ

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