A group of people who love yoga or work-out, or subscribe to a healthy lifestyle. What are they called? Is there a single-word for this particular group that describes them in a positive light?

I'd also appreciate any equivalent popular/recognized expressions that haven't yet entered any standard dictionary but have been buzzing around for a few years.

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    health-nut and fitness-freak are others that come to mind if you don't want to go the "whole picture", political bent of granola. The health nut might be into vitamins and vegetables and the fitness freak monitoring their heart rate and times on daily exercise rituals. Others feel free to write up either of those. – Tom22 Apr 23 '17 at 20:20

Since you're potentially interested in slang terms, you could consider granola.

Its meaning is something between "hippie" and "health-nut." It derives from the stereotype that these sort of people eat lots of granola.


An adjective used to describe people who are environmentally aware, open-minded, left-winged, socially aware and active, queer or queer-positive, anti-oppressive/discriminatory (racial, sexual, gender, class, age, etc.) with an organic and natural emphasis on living, who will usually refrain from consuming or using anything containing animals and animal by-products (for health and/or environmental reasons), as well as limit consumption of what he or she does consume, as granola people are usually concerned about wasting resources. Usually buy only fair-trade goods and refrain from buying from large corporations, as most exploit the environment as well as their workers, which goes against granola core values. The choice of not removing body hair (see amazon) and drug use are not characteristics that define granola people, and people, regardless of granola status, may or may not partake in said activities. This definition is sometimes confused with hippy.

My one caveat is that I'm not sure this term refers to living an athletic lifestyle, which seems to be part of what you're seeking.

  • I really do not understand the people around here. What do you call a yoga lover? Just that. Granola is an adjective, not a noun. – Lambie Jan 29 '18 at 23:11

The answer I fear may be a little on the nose. A person who enjoys doing yoga is a Yogi.

Yogi- A person who is proficient in yoga.

  • Yes, this is exactly my question. Yogi referring to a single person but the group.... Yogis? I think it falls flat for what I'm after. Thank you for the comment! – andrea Apr 23 '17 at 20:48
  • Yogi is a high-level yoga practitioner with all the bells and whistles (spirituality etc.). – Lambie Jan 29 '18 at 23:12

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