Talk:Proposed features/Fitness Center

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Sport key

I think this should be an extention to sport=*. See Sport.

I don't know, but I wouldn't call a fitness centre a sport, I'd rather call it an amenity, as long as it's not an athlete club. Kstaden 18:51, 28 March 2012 (BST)
sport=* may surely be extended if it doesn't have needed items, but sport=* may not be used as a POI, as it's just a property for real POIs. --AMDmi3 (talk) 20:28, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

key leisure not amenity

I think this tag belongs into leisure=*, not amenity=*. Maybe in combination with sport=fitness. Currently there are 41 uses of leisure=fitness_centre and 342 uses of sport=fitness. --Scai 12:17, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

I second. The tag is actually close to leisure=sports_centre, it may roughly be described as a very small variant of it, so it should go into the same category (leisure=*). Also, centre (as opposed to center) spelling is used in OSM, so key value should be changed as well. In form of leisure=fitness_centre, I'm all for this tag. --AMDmi3 (talk) 20:37, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
Thirded. leisure=sports_centre does not feel right at all for the kind of small, members-only fitness clubs I see every day. Additionally, the sport=* key has no really good match for "fitness" anyway. And the spelling of "centre" does matter. --Jolter (talk) 23:26, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

British english. centre not center

One of our basic tagging rules is to use British English for tags, so ...center should be ...centre. See also Talk:Gym / Fitness centre#British English -- Harry Wood (talk) 15:36, 23 November 2014 (UTC)


Defining gym

I'm guessing there is resistance here because they don't have private gyms / fitness centers / health clubs in Britain? A place, often a business, usually membership-based, where you go and use fitness or workout equipment (treadmill, stationary bike, nautilus, etc.), take exercise classes (Tae Bo, Pilates, etc.), maybe swim, maybe use a sauna or steam room, maybe even a tanning booth, then shower and go on about your day. Kind of surprising, you'd think Bally's / LA / 24 Hour Fitness would have conquered the world by now. They're certainly trying to conquer every town in the US! In any case, I'm going to have at least a half dozen increasingly common and popular (and sought-out as many are membership-based) amenity points to mark in just my town that I can't properly mark as what they are. - KTyler 05:55, 18 May 2012 (BST)

Ermm. No you guessed wrong. We do have gyms in Britain :-)
There are three different issues around this proposal: centre not center (see above), and leisure not amenity (see above) ...and
You're right. There is an issue around the definition of the word "gym". Not because of british people, but because non-native english speakers get confused between "gym" as in fitness centre, and "gym" as in "gymnasium". See Gym / Fitness centre#Ambiguity of the word gym. Now as it happens this particular proposal actually avoids that problem. It avoids the word "gym" in the tag. In my opinion that is a good thing, however I would reject this proposal due to those first two problems.
-- Harry Wood (talk) 15:45, 23 November 2014 (UTC)