I live in Ukraine and I always come across signboards like "Sport club" or "Our sport club is the best" etc.
Basically those "sport clubs" are gyms.
So i want to know if it's accurate to call gyms like that, is it ok? Do you call them like that, can you say "where are you? Oh I am at the sport club?"

P.S. I know that the adjective of "sport" is " "sports" I am asking you if I can use "sportclub" as a synonym of "gym" ? Thank you!


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No, both are not exactly the same.
A Sports Club is a place where people play sports. It could be for fitness purposes, or just as a pass time.
Whereas, a Gym is where people exercise for fitness purposes. The exercise is not always athletic.

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    Yeah - a sports club might well have a gym (but not necessary), but it will likely also have tennis courts, squash courts, swimming pool, basketball court, five-a-side, climbing wall etc - things you wouldn't typically find in a gym (Gym would have weights, cardio-machines, treadmills, other fitness equipment).
    – Smock
    Jul 8, 2019 at 9:02

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