fitness

noun
fit·​ness | \ ˈfit-nəs How to pronounce fitness (audio) \

Definition of fitness

1 : the quality or state of being fit
2 : the capacity of an organism to survive and transmit its genotype to reproductive offspring as compared to competing organisms also : the contribution of an allele or genotype to the gene pool of subsequent generations as compared to that of other alleles or genotypes

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Examples of fitness in a Sentence

a gymnastics program promoting fitness and agility in school-aged children I have to question the fitness of wearing a bright red dress to a funeral.

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The fitness chain backed by Angelo, Gordon & Co. and New Evolution Ventures has engaged Citigroup Inc. to explore strategic options including a sale, the people said. Jaewon Kang, WSJ, "Private Equity-Backed Crunch Fitness Weighs Options," 1 May 2019 According to LinkedIn, Russ is working as a Technical Product Lead for Pure Technologies in Miami, and Paola is the owner and a trainer at her fitness company Super Pao Fit. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "What '90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?' Stars Paola and Russ Are Actually Like Off Camera," 27 Apr. 2019 To say this is the partnership of a stationary bicycle with a fitness app would be the undersell of the century. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "PM Approved: Kickr Smart Bike Trainer," 29 Jan. 2019 Ashley Borden, Willis’s trainer and Los-Angeles creator of her namesake fitness app, tells SELF. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "How to Strengthen Your Core and Lower Body With Box Squats Like Rumer Willis," 24 Jan. 2019 Both fitness companies revolve around stationary bikes, but Peloton’s are purchased for in-home use — a notable $2,000 barrier to entry — and its customers pay a monthly fee to access live and prerecorded classes on the bike’s built-in monitor. Rani Molla, Recode, "Peloton now has more U.S. customers than SoulCycle, new data suggests," 3 Dec. 2018 With one final smack of the weights, Gold's Gym, the local franchise of a long-time national fitness chain, will close its doors Sunday, July 8. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Waukesha Gold's Gym members shocked by facility's impending closure: 'Where are we going to go?'," 6 July 2018 The other two apps were Hello, a service that was developed in-house in 2015 to help Android users combine information from Facebook with their phone contacts data, and a fitness app called Moves that Facebook (fb, +1.56%) bought in 2014. David Meyer, Fortune, "Facebook Is Killing Off an Anonymous Social App That Turned Out to Be a Failure," 3 July 2018 Cherise Henry, the owner of the Folsom Lake branch of fitness company FIT4MOM and a freelance writer, alternates between working from home, working at coffee shops, and working out of coworking spaces in Sacramento. Adesuwa Agbonile, sacbee, "New space tailored to freelancers in the foothills: Coworking business to open in Folsom," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of fitness

1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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fitness

noun
fit·​ness | \ ˈfit-nəs How to pronounce fitness (audio) \

Medical Definition of fitness

: the capacity of an organism to survive and transmit its genotype to reproductively fertile offspring as compared to competing organisms also : the contribution of an allele or genotype to the gene pool of subsequent generations as compared to that of other alleles or genotypes

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