health club


Definition of health club 

: a usually commercial establishment having members who pay a fee to use its health and fitness facilities and equipment

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Synonyms for health club


gym, gymnasium, health spa, spa

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Examples of health club in a Sentence

plays racquetball at the nearby health club

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The groom is the stepson of Daniel E. Levin, the chairman of the Habitat Company, a real estate management and development company in Chicago, and the chief executive of the East Bank Club, a health club in Chicago. New York Times, "Amanda Kane, Jeffrey Rapp," 1 July 2018 The building doesn’t have any luxury amenities such as underground parking, a pool or health club, just the basics. Benny L. Kass,, "You think your for-sale house is haunted. Do you have to tell potential buyers?," 14 Dec. 2017 Others will patrol pools at health clubs and country clubs. Corey Kilgannon, New York Times, "They Started School Afraid of the Water. Now They Are Saving Lives.," 18 June 2018 Hurley is a member at a health club not far from here. Doug Haller, azcentral, "ASU basketball's Bobby Hurley finds a home in the Arizona desert," 9 July 2018 More than 57 million Americans belong to a health club today, but until local libraries start adding spinning classes and CrossFit, the gym will remain a shadow of the original Greek ideal. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, "The Gym, for Millennia of Bodies and Souls," 31 May 2018 The law gives European residents stronger rights to see the information a company collects about them — such as banks, health clubs, retailers or other organizations with personal data — and to ask that it be deleted. Adam Satariano, New York Times, "Adam’s Week in Tech: Hello From Europe!," 4 May 2018 An enormous tony, private, three-level health club called Midtown Athletic Club, with wood and stone accents and natural light streaming in. Kate Silver, miamiherald, "Check in to work out at these fitness-focused hotels | Miami Herald," 1 Mar. 2018 The sales center, 19250 Gulfbrook Drive, will introduce prospective members to the health club's amenities, which include tennis courts, pools and fitness classes for adults and kids. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "Life Time opens sales center in Baybrook," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of health club

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of health club was in 1961

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English Language Learners Definition of health club

: a private club where people go to exercise

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