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At the gym – na siłowni

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Do you want to feel better? Boost your mood, live longer by enrolling in the gym. Thousands of doctors all over the world agree that even moderate physical effort is beneficial to our body and mind. Exercise can help you control your weight and burn calories in the blink of an eye. What is more, physical activity prevents a wide range of health problems. If you decide to join the gym, you are motivated to work out a bit.

Thanks to the access to sports equipment such as a barbell, a dumbbell, a punching bag and different kinds of benches, you will build strong muscles. If you do not particularly love straining, you can use a fit ball, a treadmill, an upright exercise bike or do some sit-ups and push-ups. Millions combinations – it is your choice.

If you believe you are limited in terms of free time, you can always take the stairs instead of the lift, go jogging, go for a walk in a local park or simply do some aerobics at home.

Jeżeli dopiero zaczynasz przygodę z językiem angielskim, warto sięgnąć po samouczki i kursy dla każdego. Znajdziesz wiele interesujących publikacji, które pomogą Tobie w szybszym opanowaniu języka angielskiego.

Poznaj również dodatkowe słownictwo z zakresu healthy lifestyle – zdrowy tryb życia.


boost your mood – poprawić samopoczucie
enroll in the gym – zapisać się na siłownię
moderate physical effort – umiarkowany wysiłek fizyczny
beneficial – zbawienny / korzystny
in the blink of an eye – w mgnieniu oka
work out – wykonywać ćwiczenia fizyczne
barbell – sztanga
dumbbell – hantel / sztangielka
punching bag – worek treningowy
bench – ławka
strain – robić coś w wysiłkiem lub nadwyrężyć (np. ścięgno)
fit ball – piłka do ćwiczeń
treadmill – stacjonarna bieżnia
upright exercise bike – rower treningowy
sit-ups – brzuszki
push-ups – pompki

Przeczytaj poniższy dialog na siłowni oraz poznaj nowe słownictwo.

A: Hello, I’d like to enroll in your gym classes. It’s my first time and I want to work out a bit.
B: You’ve come to the right place. Please fill in this form and if you want, you can start today with one of our coaches.
A: Great! Where can I change?
B: The locker room is on the left. Put on comfortable trainers and tracksuit and I’ll ask for Andre, your personal trainer.

after a few minutes…

C: You must be Jessica. I’m Andre and I’ll help you train effectively.
A: Nice to meet you. What do we start with?
C: OK, first we will do a cardio workout on a treadmill and after a couple of minutes we will use an upright exercise bike.
A: Sounds good. I want to be in shape so I’ll do my best to follow your instructions.
C: Remember it can be difficult at the beginning, but we will make it, right? OK, now take these dumbbells.
A: Don’t you think they are too heavy for me?
C: Jessica, no excuses. You will manage to lift them up. Trust me.
A: OK, you’re the expert. Oh, you were right, not so bad.
C: You see! Let’s work on your stomach and arms now. I want you to do as many push-ups as possible. I’m exercising with you to keep the same pace.
A: 15, 16, 17 … I’m out. I can’t do any more.
C: That’s fine. Step by step. That will be it for today. If you want, you can use our sauna or zumba classes.
A: My muscles are aching and I’ve sweated enough today, but I’m satisfied. When is the next class, Andre?
C: On Friday. You have been great in today’s session. Thanks a lot and have a nice day.
A: Thank you for everything. See you then.


fill in a form – wypełnić formularz
coach – trener
locker room – szatnia
tracksuit – dres sportowy
cardio workout – trening cardio
be in shape – być w formie
follow instructions – stosować się do wskazówek
excuse – wymówka
lift up – podnieść
keep the pace – dotrzymywać kroku
step by step – stopniowo
My muscles are aching – bolą mnie mięśnie
sweat – pocić się