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GQ (Australia) - - GQ FIT -

EX­PE­RI­ENCE You are no longer just hav­ing a work­out. Like at a ho­tel, it comes with all the bells and whis­tles of a per­son­alised ser­vice – concierge, ameni­ties and cus­tomer ser­vice that is, for once, ac­tu­ally quite good. STU­DIO Be­cause ‘gym’ will no longer suf­fice. Not luxe enough, you see. TRAIN Re­mem­ber when we used to ‘work out’, or just ‘go to the gym’? Now we ‘train’. What for? Who knows, but it sounds bet­ter. GAINZ OK, not strictly speak­ing a bou­tique fit­ness term but such a pop­u­lar part of the mod­ern gym lex­i­con that it bears ex­plain­ing. Re­fer­ring to your mus­cle growth, it’s a term best avoided un­less your name’s Matty and you have barbed wire un-iron­i­cally tat­tooed on your up­per arm. With your fit­ness up­grade comes a new way of com­mu­ni­cat­ing. Get to know the cool kid’s gym speak so you don’t look a fool on your first ses­sion.

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