Is there a phrase for people who love getting physically tired?

I tried to search it on the web but couldn't find a proper term for this particular personality type.

  • I think it might be the physically active part before becoming tired that they enjoy, rather than being tired. An exercise addict loves to exercise, and becoming tired afterwards is very likely (or they’d exercise more, until they were tired).
    – Pam
    Apr 20, 2018 at 7:10
  • That oughtta be sorta fatigu(e)ophile.
    – Kris
    Apr 20, 2018 at 8:14
  • Gym junkie? :)
    – Lawrence
    Apr 20, 2018 at 8:18
  • 1
    Actually, it's "Kopophilia, Love of fatigue. Is this just an excuse to sleep more?" Philes and phobias ohmyword.xyz/words/philes-and-phobias -- ELU may want you to search a bit harder, or the Q may get closed.
    – Kris
    Apr 20, 2018 at 8:23
  • better check kopophilia - fatigue due to a particular errr ... exercise! (medical dictionary)
    – lbf
    Apr 20, 2018 at 13:10

2 Answers 2


in a way "workaholic" might be an accurate term.
Maybe you could give a little more information?
Do you mean the effort which get's the people tired, or just the feeling of being exhausted, which they like?

  • Workaholics are ergophiles.
    – Kris
    Apr 20, 2018 at 8:21

In the same vein as adrenaline junkie we have fitness junkie or exercise junkie. Neither appears to be in male dictionaries but fitness junkie at least has been used for years including in newspapers. The exercise- variant seems a better fit in your case though.

Is worth noting that junkie as [with modifier] A person with a compulsive habit or obsessive dependency on something. (Oxford) is established.

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