How a person could be called with one word when we reference to him as a client of a trainer. (gym trainer).

  • yes, it's a trainee Mar 4, 2016 at 9:26
  • Yes that was my idea too, but trainee doesn't mean newbie? greenhorn? Mar 4, 2016 at 10:13
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    Why not just "client"?
    – Peter
    Mar 4, 2016 at 11:21
  • I am using client now, but I find client meaning too broad. Mar 4, 2016 at 14:55

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The word is trainee as stated in existing comments.

You added a comment asking if trainee meant a newbie or greenhorn. No, it does not.
A person can be skilled and trained to a certain level in any activity but is still a trainee while trying to attain a higher level.
To use your example: someone skilled in gymnastics and competing at local level can be in training - a trainee - for national level.

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