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Cool Workout Names?

I'm trying to motivate my friends to keep the workout routine they set for themselves this year. I thought if we had cool nicknames it might help motivate us. For example, The Machine, Animal, Beast, Hollywood... and then I ran out of steam. Any suggestions?
posted by redandblue to Health & Fitness (18 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
This list of Jean-Claude Van Damme movie titles should get you started. Bloodsport, Cyborg, Nowhere to Run, Street Fighter, Sudden Death, The Quest, Maximum Risk...and there's more!
posted by Rodrigo Lamaitre at 6:27 AM on January 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


Check out BodyRock; their workouts are pretty hardcore and the titles usually give me a chuckle.
posted by LuckySeven~ at 6:29 AM on January 13, 2012


The Terminator! I, though female, visualize myself as Robert Patrick as in the T-1000 when I'm on the treadmill.
posted by Sayuri. at 6:36 AM on January 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'd go the opposite direction and give the workouts light and fluffy names. If you are trying to stick with a workout the last thing you need to do is remind yourself how hard it is with a macho name before you do it.
posted by srboisvert at 6:53 AM on January 13, 2012


Do the Ladies Run This?
Doing it Way Big
Cold Steel
World War III
Tasmanian Pain Coaster
Big Shots
Power
Addicted to Danger
Peel their Caps Back
No Nuts No Glory
Mind of a Lunatic
Now I Feel Ya
Forces of Nature
I Seen a Man Die
War Games
Alive on Arrival
Bleeding Hearts Club
Rock City
Show & Improve
Circuit City
Royal Flush
Dirt off my Shoulders
ExtraHard
Suzie Q Sailaway

Yeah, I mostly looked through my iTunes catalog for names. The bonus is that you have some awesome music to listen to while doing the workouts. And the reverse is that if you hear the music on a random day, it reminds you/prompts you to work out. Memail me if you want any of these songs. I also disagree with the 'fluffy' suggestion. After finishing a workout I'd love to say "I just finished doing Mind of a Lunatic" as opposed to "I just did bunny slippers." But go with whatever gets you to work out. I would also give you workout exercises to go with these songs if you wanted.

Please post the workouts when you have named them! Or memail them to me - this is a great idea and I could use some variety in my workouts.
posted by cashman at 7:07 AM on January 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


I think the point of the question is to find cool nicknames for the badass people who are doing the workouts. In that vein, I suggest Finisher, Megatron, and Ali.
posted by Night_owl at 7:07 AM on January 13, 2012


One of my friends does this with her workouts. Some I remember off the top of my head:

Perfect 10
Prom Queen
Spartacus
Deserter
License to Kill
posted by thewestinggame at 7:28 AM on January 13, 2012


Pandemonia
Legs Diamond
Tank
The Crippler
The Punisher
Bull Durham
Fancy Pants
Cat Scratch Fever
posted by iconomy at 7:33 AM on January 13, 2012


I've been waiting for an excuse to share this list ever since I joined MetaFilter. I conjured it from the ether during an epic eight-hour brainstorming session at work. (I didn't do much working that day.) These names were originally meant for a Savage clan I was forming, but your examples seem more on the badass side of things so I think they fit well enough. I'll just paste in my emails to my friend so you can see how the list developed. The names appear in each email in the exact order I thought of them. Some information has been redacted. The first section is the last part of an unsent draft.

Liquid Lifeforce
Cult Sans Canon
Cutlas Killers
Demolition Demons
Blood Circle
Blood Rich
Sins of Salem
Souls of Salem
Embers Rising
Embers to Ashes
Embers of the Innocent
Death by Dogma
Scale of Osiris
Coccoon
Talisman
Instinct
Metamorphosis
Headhunters
Retain Terrain
Divided We Fall
Armored Army
Lost Legion
A House Divided
Echos of a Lost Age
Our Fathers War
Mutable Monsters
Assassins Alliance
Forsake the Fallen
Alchemic Elixer
Alchemy Assault
Shapeshifters
Live to Kill
Blood Loss
Bloodlust
Specicidal Tendencies
Geneticidal Tendencies
Genocidal Tendencies
Regicidal Tendencies
An Ancient Score
Vendetta to Victory
Eat What You Kill
Gaias Stewards
Tears of Gaia
Children of Gaia
Battle Cry
Mercy Mauling
Executor
Beg For Mercy
Deaf Executioners
Cannibalize the Merciful
Survival Strategy
Fungal Expansion
Unite the Clans
Sutures for the Future
Crescent Blow
Song of the Blade
Ringing Blades
Blades of Rage
Hippocrates Bane
Line of Sight
Systems of Survival
Diplomacy of the Sword
Marauding Maces
Defaced by Mace
Written in Blood
Blood Oath
Iron Edge
By the Sword
Leathernecks
Skin Peels
Death by Boomstick
Ragtag Rush
Rippers
Insect Autopsy
Viking Vivisection
Ne Agito Oppeto (Death is Unavoidable)



Mon, Feb 4, 2008 at 4:47 PM, [redacted]@gmail.com wrote:
> faaack, i thought of even more.
>
> Geneticide
> War Crimes
> War Criminals
> Bone Sewn
> Bitten Bones Bits
> Bloodletting
> Relentless Rouges
> Homonid Hegemon
> Knaves
> Route of Rouges
> Siege of Ages
> Sins of Man
> Slayed and Flayed
> Pillage the Village
> Band of Bandits
> Plunder and Pillage
> Stabwound
> Moral Murder
> Twoearth
> Murder For Hire
> Minds of Murderers
> Jugular Jugglers
> As One
> Pray to the Pantheon
> Pantheon
> Gods of War
> Terran Suicide
> Annihilation
> Bastards of Oldearth
> Bastard of Men
> Death Dose
> Katatonic Creepers
> Terra Divided
> Greek Fire
> Human Shield
> Blood of the Soil
> Maggot Feast
> Maggot Meals
> Mindfields Collide
> Common Grave
> Powerful Peons
> Pissed Peons
> Slice and Dice
> Seven Scimtars
> Alpha Helix
> Hellfire Helix
> Crossfire
> Elixer
> Sudden Death
> Blood-price of Terra
> 187
> Means to End
> Feast of Maggots
> Maggot Militia
> Guardians of Terra
> Terra Titans
> Vying for Terra
> Anatomy of Death
> Vitality
> Pride of the Fallen
> Lineaga
> Earthly Arbiters (or Arbiters of Earth)
> Strategems of Sedition
> Even the Score
> Eye for an Eye
> Reciprocal
> Selection Pressure
> Mad Scientists
> Chemical Death
> Predation
> Bitter End
> Parabolic Projectiles
> Follow the Fallen
> Fallow Fields
> Symmetric Chaos
> Vindicated Villains
>
>
>
>
> Mon, Feb 4, 2008 at 2:51 PM, [redacted]@gmail.com wrote:
> > hey, on second break. here are more that I thought of:
> >
> > Severed Remainder
> > Hanging by Skin
> > Skin Tailors
> > Myst
> > Mystic
> > Epicenter
> > Hippocratic Heresy
> > Salt of the Fields
> > Radioactive
> > Bloodline
> > Gunslingers
> > Hitmen
> > Sixth Sense
> > Sons of Salem
> > Martial Warlock(s)
> > Warhead
> > Tools of Death
> > Bloodbath
> > Primeval
> > Midieval Methods
> > Blood Scribe
> > Legendary
> > Heart Vs Feather
> > Apex
> > Gaia
> > Martial Masters
> > Cloak(ed)
> > Hier of Thrones
> > Singularity
> > Phi
> > Kung Fu Fooey
> > Rising Tides
> > Mutalist
> > Blood and Bones
> > Mutable Artisans
> > Machinistic Mutation
> > Order of Acolytes
> > Inclusive Killing
> > Bizzarro
> > Marked For Death
> > Battlefield Carrion
> > Flesh Wound
> > Zen
> > Oblivion
> > Emerge
> > Death Machine
> > Ethereal
> > Carrion
> > Hive
> > Hive Mind
> > Tactical Telepathy
> > Black Magic
> > Black Death
> > Dust to Dust
> > Doomhammer
> > Martial Law
> > The Art of War
> > Killing Code
> > Raven
> > Killing Fields
> > Battlefield Brawlers
> > Locust
> > Feast of Famine
> > Famine
> > Void
> > Ether
> > Dynasty
> > Maori
> > Ent
> > Mercs
> > Mercenary Guild
> > Merc Machine
> > Nova
> > Supanova
> > Archer
> > Hitmen
> > Bloodbath
> > Amoeba
> > Contract Killers
> > Mortal Selection
> > Paradox
> > Genetic Necromancy
> > Zeno
> > Widowmakers
> > Pest
> > Life Debt
> > Sons of Ra
> > Ra Power
> > Viral
> > The Ancients
> > Arbiter
> >
> > Holy shit i cant believe i made this list.
> >
> > Mon, Feb 4, 2008 at 12:41 PM, [redacted]@gmail.com wrote:
> > > These are some names I came up with at work today. Some would be in
> > > latin (L). A star means I really like it, and the Elemental icon
> > > would be siiiick.
> > >
> > > Phalanx*
> > > Elemental*
> > > Synergy*
> > > Death Eaters
> > > Jackals*
> > > Gift of Prometheus
> > > Keepers of Hell
> > > Vanguard
> > > Vanguardians
> > > 7th Circles
> > > Ninja*
> > > (L)of the mind of Dante
> > > Vlad's Children*
> > > Zombie Hordes
> > > Undead
> > > Armaggedon
> > > Apocalypse*
> > > Apoc*
> > > Black Plague
> > > Plague*
> > > (L)Death by Impalement
> > > (L)Bringers of Doom
> > > Farmer*
> > > Harvest*
> > > Harvester
> > > Sythe
> > > Sythe Weilders
> > > Vector*
> > > Trident*
> > > Tactus
> > > Inferno*
> > > Vicars of Violence
> > > Dicto Mortalis (Dictators of Death)
> > > Magister Mortalis (Masters of Death)
> > > Victum Mortalis (Conquorers of Death)
> > > Mercator Mortalis (Merchants of Death)*
> > > Immortals*
> > > Posideons Whim*
> > > Philosopher Kings
> > > Hoplite*
> > > Magi*
> > > Death Dealers*
> > > Omega*
> > > Titans*
> > > Axis*
> > > Wolverines*
> > > Parthian Tactics
> > > Manifestus Fatum (Manifest Fate.. like an inevitable force)*
> > > Genocide*
> > > Regicide*
> > > Berserk*
> > > Berserkers*
> > > Viking(s)*
> > > (L)Encircling Flame*
> > > (L)Encircling Hordes*
> > > Leviathon*
> > > Butcher(s)*
> > > Hangmen*
> > > Philistines*
> > > Magi*
> > > Cannibals
> > > Sacrement*
> > > A Martyrs Death
> > > Rebels
> > > Vultures
> > > Vallhalla*
> > > Odens Hammer*
> > > Bounty Hunters*
> > > Letters of Marque*
> > > False Flags*
> > > Sundown Rising*
> > > Death Bloom*
> > > Pervigeo Neco (perpetually blooming death)*
> > > Mountain Men
> > > Donner Party*
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > My name is probably gonna be Boomstick
> > >
> >
>
posted by troll at 8:03 AM on January 13, 2012 [4 favorites]


Not sure of your gender, but perhaps look to roller-derby for some really spectacular inspiration? A lot of the names would work for both men and women. (I'm totally calling myself Aeon Flex the next time I head to the gym.)
posted by synapse at 8:12 AM on January 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Judges' clarification -- are you looking for nicknames for yourselves, or your exercises?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:13 AM on January 13, 2012


The Bionic Woman
99 Problems
The Toxic Shocker
Ironman
posted by iconomy at 8:25 AM on January 13, 2012


I am looking for nicknames for the girls... not the workouts. But you ALL gave me a lot of good names. Thank you!! I look forward to incorporating them.
BTW- totally forgot about BoomStick. Love Evil Dead!
I hope you all had fun. I'm so glad you could help :)
posted by redandblue at 8:34 AM on January 13, 2012


also great names for Roller Derby.
posted by redandblue at 8:37 AM on January 13, 2012


I have been known to use the handle "My Little Pwny" in some of my Wii workouts.
posted by flex at 10:07 AM on January 13, 2012


Some tough-girl workout/roller-derby names:

Rosie the Ripper
Bar Belle
Lil' Dumbellina
Iron Lady
Terminatrix
Lip Curl
Brick House
Queen Machine
The Dragon (Khaleesi also works)
Moose Mama
Briquette
Go-Go Grunt
Nurse Doom
Doctor Deltoid
Betty Biceps
The Burn
Brutessa
Armed Robbi
Sister Sledgehammer
Empress Leg-press
The Irresistible Force
The Incredible Hulkstress
Power-Puff Girl
The Juggernaughty
posted by Slap*Happy at 10:13 AM on January 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


"the annihilator!" the masked raquetball player from kids in the hall
posted by camdan at 12:31 PM on January 13, 2012


The claw.
posted by oceanjesse at 11:28 PM on January 13, 2012


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