Definition of a gym bunny

  • duglyduckling

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    Apr 19, 2007 3:26 AM GMT
    What is the definition of a gym bunny?

    It popped into my head as I was heading to the gym one day and wondered if I have fallen into the category of a "gym bunny". I try to go on a daily basis, but misses it a couple of days a week because of work. I am not really trying to lose any weight, but just maintaining what I have instead. So does that make me a gym bunny?
  • craigindc

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    Apr 19, 2007 4:01 AM GMT
    Hmm...all I know is that it is a silly term that is usually used(I think) by people who don't really go to a gym or work out; and when they use it, they use it somewhat derogatively, implying 1)no brains and/or 2)no life except for the gym...whatever. Let em think what they want...I did not answer your question did I? LOL...I need to lighten up! I think you would not be considered one if you don't consider yourself obsessed with the gym and your body.
  • CAtoFL

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    Apr 19, 2007 4:31 AM GMT
    I think craigindc is probably right - the people who use the term probably don't mean it in the kindest way. But I think bunnies are cute, so I say go to Walgreens, buy the leftover Easter pink bunny ears, wear them to the gym and REALLY give them something to talk about. ;-)
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    Apr 19, 2007 7:35 AM GMT
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    Apr 19, 2007 4:19 PM GMT
    It's HOW one behaves in the gym that determines if one is a gym bunny or not.
    Check your Gym behavior against these classice symptoms:

    - Do you "hop" or "flit" from one machine to another?

    - Dou you act a little "light in the heels" in your sneakers?

    - Are you a "gadabout" - the sequence of exercises and machines you utilize is based on social factors - who is using the machine currently that you want to meet/ flirt with?

    =- Do you giigle between sets when you exert yourself?

    These are classice behaviors of the gym bunny (Exercisus interuptus)
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    Apr 19, 2007 4:21 PM GMT
    In my mind, a "gym bunny" is all about intention. Are you going to the gym to be stronger, healthier, etc? Or is it all about being able to take your shirt off on the dance floor on Saturday night?
  • duglyduckling

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    Apr 19, 2007 5:25 PM GMT
    haha, wouldn't one lead to another? being healthier, fitter, etc... would give one the confidence to take off his shirt in the club.
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    Apr 19, 2007 5:29 PM GMT
    Perhaps. But many of the stacked guys at the gym aren't really that healthy. Especially when you consider all of the supplements they take, virtually none of which have been tested in any meaninful way. So they are destroying their livers and kidneys taking the latest concotion(s) in the pursuit of vanity. And then, of course, there are the steroids. That, in my mind, is a gym bunny.
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    Apr 19, 2007 5:51 PM GMT
    A bunny is by definition a YOUNG rabbit...

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    Apr 19, 2007 9:03 PM GMT
    PHLMuscle8 will most likely concur with this since he has learned it through his own painful personal experience: working out in a thong may qualify one as a gym bunny.

    This could be one of the major reasons he's still single...not sure.
  • GQjock

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    Apr 19, 2007 11:29 PM GMT
    Hmmm...I never heard that term used for a guy before
    lol...but it brings quite a few nice images to mind
  • gymingit

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    Apr 20, 2007 3:24 PM GMT
    Ok... hopping from one machine to the other... I may not hop lol, but I have to shock my body according to my trainer. In other words, I do move from machine to machine.

    When I do of course, I do want to be next to the hottest guy there. ( I think of it as Considering my trainer leaned in the other day and said, I would tell you to look over there at her, but that's not what motivates you. I'm like, yeah, my motivation left 5 minutes ago. Not sure where....

    I'm not light in the sneakers.. but I am a very happy person. I laugh, I don't giggle... LOL

    I would guess your gym bunny status would depend on your Workout:Socializing ratio.

    I mean, it is a boys club......