Proposed features/leisure=fitness centre

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fitness centre
Status: Proposed (under way)
Proposed by: AndiG88
Tagging: leisure=fitness_centre
Applies to: Node, Area
Definition: A place, typically a private club, providing a range of facilities designed to improve and maintain physical fitness and health.
Drafted on: 2014-12-24


Please discuss: Talk:Proposed features/leisure=fitness_centre

Current Situation

Overview over used Tags: Fitness_centre

Extensive discussions: Talk:Proposed features/Gym

Different meanings of gym Tag:amenity=gym (Don't use)

Last "failed" Proposal: leisure=gym

Proposal

Mapping a gym as a place which houses exercise equipment for the purpose of physical exercise. Most gyms have a main workout area, which primarily consists of free weights including dumbbells, barbells and exercise machines.

leisure=sports_centre

Rationale

amenity=fitness_center
amenity=fitness_centre
amenity=fitness
amenity=gym
amenity=sports_centre
leisure=fitness_center
leisure=fitness_centre
leisure=fitness
leisure=gym
leisure=sports_centre
sport=fitness_center
sport=fitness_centre
sport=fitness
sport=gym
sport=sports_centre

Right now there are bascially 3 popular ways to tag a gym / fitness centre, with different key and spellings (AE/BE)

Gym

Ambiguous. Last proposal clearly showed that many don't support it, because of that. Proposal also completely failed to address that point.

Sports Centre (+sport=fitness)

Most people seem to agree that a place for workout isn't exactly a sports centre. There is also the issue that a sports centre for team sports might have a gym, but you can't just sign up for it. Not to mention that fitness can stand for a lot of other things.

sport=fitness

Some might also have used only this tag, which goes against the sport= key.

Fitness Centre

Which then is pretty much the only option left.


Why leisure=* ?

The leisure tag is for places people go in their spare time.
leisure=*

Which is how most people use a gym. Also other tags like leisure=sports_centre or leisure=pitch use it.