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Crossfitters eat organ meat. Climbers go by 'dirtbag.' Kiteboarders drive trucks as scruffy as their hair. Fitness fanatics can be a cultish bunch with their own lingo, look and culture, so if you plan to infiltrate a particular group this spring, here's what you need to know

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Climbers

Climbing is an introspective sport, but it takes a toll: Die-hard climbers spend much of their free time honing their skills in climbing gyms or doing cardio, which can cut into social time.

Climbing is an introspective sport, but it takes a toll: Die-hard climbers spend much of their free time honing their skills in climbing gyms or doing cardio, which can cut into social time.

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Crossfitters

Crossfitters are gym rats at heart, and vocal ones at that: They can’t help celebrating the muscles they’ve built after months of training.

Crossfitters are gym rats at heart, and vocal ones at that: They can’t help celebrating the muscles they’ve built after months of training.

Bey dancers

Dance classes based on Queen Bey’s moves have become wildly popular, especially among young women.

Dance classes based on Queen Bey’s moves have become wildly popular, especially among young women.

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Kiteboarders

The gear is expensive and the learning curve is steep, but kiteboarding junkies insist that the exhilaration makes it all worth it.

The gear is expensive and the learning curve is steep, but kiteboarding junkies insist that the exhilaration makes it all worth it.

ABDULLAH DOMA/AFP/Getty Images

Cyclists

Cycling is one of those sports you can do at almost any age; it’s not unusual to find 30-year-olds riding in the same pack as boomers twice their age.

Cycling is one of those sports you can do at almost any age; it’s not unusual to find 30-year-olds riding in the same pack as boomers twice their age.

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