Riyaz asked me the other day wat the term GYM really meant. Nowadays when we say the word gym, it usually means something to do with weights and treadmills! Let’s find out what it is according to Wikipedia.
The word γυμνάσιον (gymnasion) was used in Ancient Greece, meaning a locality for both physical and intellectual education of young men. The later meaning of intellectual education persisted in German and other languages to denote a certain type of school providing secondary education, the Gymnasium, whereas in English the meaning of physical education was pertained in the word gym.
The Greek word gymnasium means “place to be naked” and was used in ancient Greece to designate a locality for the education of young men, including physical education (gymnastics, i.e. exercise) which was customarily performed naked, as well as bathing, and studies. For the Greeks, physical education was considered as important as cognitive learning. Most Greek gymnasia had libraries that could be utilized after relaxing in the baths.
Luckily we are not in Greece! Else we would all go to the gym to get naked! hahaha
Recently everyone I speak to is either going to the gym or planning to soon. It’s gym mania in UAE or the rest of the world? I feel this has to do with the current times. People especially men are becoming a little health cautious. Many are on a diet (this so called diet differs from person to person, and usually hilarious to hear!). Do we have the diet before or after meals!? lol. With the amount of health problems increasing day by day everyone wants to be healthy. My sister Fowjana writes only on health in her blog!
Maybe it’s the amount of TIME available to many nowadays. No overtime at work. Coming home early and not sure what to do. OK let’s go to the gym. My brothers Imthiaz, Riyaz, nephew Sadiq and others are now regulars to the gym. Well, Sadiq reduces weight so quickly. 2 kgs in two gym sessions! He is a regular… i thinks he’s been to the gym twice since he joined 2 weeks back! hmmm. what’s the secret of his weight loss I wonder..
Going to the gym and exercising is a good idea. Be healthy. Happy gymming!