Activewear is a very recent invention — because people used to exercise naked.


Activewear recent invention — because earlier people exercise naked.

Activewear recent invention — because earlier people exercise naked.: No, really. The word “gymnasium” is Greek for “place to be naked” or “place to exercise” — which, in ancient Greece were synonymous anyway. (We bet naked discus was super fun to watch.)

Kind of puts the transparent yoga-pant problem into perspective, doesn’t it?

Activewear recent invention — because earlier people exercise naked.

The Naked Truth About “Gym” and “Gymno”

By Maeve Maddox

Our word gymnasium comes from a Greek noun meaning “place to be naked,” or “place to exercise.” The adjective was gymnos, “naked.” Greek athletes exercised in the nude.

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The Greek gymnasium was for more than just working out. It was also a place for bathing and having scholarly discussions.

Activewear recent invention — because earlier people exercise naked.

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