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Keeping fit in the gym

Easy: Keep fit

Easy: Keep fit

Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time. We have three different levels for you: easy, medium and hard.

This episode is easy so we’re looking at common football words and phrases. Things you use and need to know to play the game.

Summary

Learn more football vocabulary with Premier Skills English. Each lesson in our Premier Vocabulary section looks at one football word or phrase. This lesson looks at the phrase keep fit

You can find more lessons on the side of this page.

Transcript

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich and welcome to Premier Skills English - Premier Vocabulary.

Jack: Hi there! I’m Jack. We’re here to help you with your football English. Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time. 

Rich: Don’t forget you can always find the transcript for all our podcasts on the Premier Skills English website. We have three different levels for you: easy, medium and hard.

Jack: This episode is easy so we’re looking at common football words and phrases; things you use and need to know to play the game.


Rich: The phrase we are looking at in this episode is: keep fit.

Jack: In this episode, we’re going to talk about things that people do to keep fit and ask you what you do to keep fit.

Rich: Let’s start with the meaning of the phrase and look at some examples of how the phrase is used.

Jack: If you look in a dictionary, you will find that keep fit is a noun and means physical exercise that is often done as part of a class to keep you healthy.

Rich: You might go to a keep-fit class at a sports centre or do keep-fit exercises in a gym.

Jack: A keep-fit class or keep-fit exercises usually involve aerobic exercises and stretching.

Rich: I remember when I was a kid there was always someone on television doing keep-fit and everyone copied them at home in their living rooms.

Jack: Yes, always in the morning - keep-fit was very popular on the TV in the past. 

Rich: I think this use of keep fit as a noun is a bit old fashioned now. We don’t do keep-fit or go to keep-fit classes, we go to Zumba classes or do circuit training or full body fusion.

Jack: I’m not sure about that last one but, yes, you’re right we don’t use keep fit in this way much anymore but it is still a very strong verb adjective collocation.

Rich: Yes, it means to stay in good physical condition by doing exercise. We keep fit to stay in shape - we looked at this phrase a few weeks ago.

Jack: Yes, you could say keep fit or keep in shape - they have more or less the same meaning.

Rich: What do people do to keep fit?

Jack: I try to do some exercises every morning. I think this helps me keep fit but I’d like to do more. Going out for a run or a bike ride helps me keep fit but when the weather is bad …

Rich: You don’t do it. I know how you feel. It’s difficult to have the discipline when it’s raining and cold. 

Jack: What do you do to keep fit, Rich?

Rich: I don’t really do any specific exercises but I go out for long walks with the dog - that helps keep me fit. I prefer sports - I play badminton and I like tennis and squash.

Jack: Squash is supposed to keep you really fit.

Rich: Yes, it does or it did. I was really fit when I was playing squash three times a week. I need to get back into it.

Jack: We’d like you to tell us in the comments section what you do to keep fit.


Rich: There is the final whistle!

Jack: We’ll be back soon with more Premier Vocabulary from Premier Skills English.

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football. 

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Hermosillo Moreno
08/10/2022
MX
67
points

I usually lift weights in the morning, which helps me to keep fit my body.


Hermosillo Moreno
08/10/2022 20:58
Mexico
Chelsea
67

I usually lift weights in the morning, which helps me to keep fit my body.

Michaelsun
20/03/2022
CN
738
points

Climbing mountains keeps me fit.


Michaelsun
20/03/2022 12:16
China
Manchester United
738

Climbing mountains keeps me fit.

Michaelsun
16/02/2022
CN
738
points

I prefer to play football to keep fit.


Michaelsun
16/02/2022 03:44
China
Manchester United
738

I prefer to play football to keep fit.

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Gabriel Amaral
28/05/2021
BR
1512
points

I try to sleep at least 8 hours per day, eat healthy foods and do exercises like running, football and go to gym.


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Gabriel Amaral
28/05/2021 17:59
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

I try to sleep at least 8 hours per day, eat healthy foods and do exercises like running, football and go to gym.

markmex2099
30/12/2020
MX
22
points

I doing exercise every day, eating healthy and dont drink alcohol berverage


markmex2099
30/12/2020 00:37
Mexico
Manchester United
22

I doing exercise every day, eating healthy and dont drink alcohol berverage

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mobeckham
18/12/2020
TR
6472
points

I do a lot of exercise regularly , eat healthy food and try my best to reduce junk food but it's a bit hard though , drink a lot of water and organic juice after doing exercise or sports to stay hydrated and one of the most important activities that helps me keeping fit is playing football once or twice a week with my local team :)

Stay fit as a fiddle , healthy and full of beans everyone :)


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mobeckham
18/12/2020 09:32
Turkey
Manchester United
6472

I do a lot of exercise regularly , eat healthy food and try my best to reduce junk food but it's a bit hard though , drink a lot of water and organic juice after doing exercise or sports to stay hydrated and one of the most important activities that helps me keeping fit is playing football once or twice a week with my local team :)

Stay fit as a fiddle , healthy and full of beans everyone :)

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Yoshichika
16/12/2020
JP
76
points

I think what we do to keep fit is
- Don't overeat
- Sleep well
- Do exercise
and Don't worry, be happy!!


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Yoshichika
16/12/2020 04:23
Japan
Liverpool
76

I think what we do to keep fit is
- Don't overeat
- Sleep well
- Do exercise
and Don't worry, be happy!!

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Yigitcan
15/12/2020
AZ
48
points

I do stretching, walking in the park and lifting weight tokeep fit.


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Yigitcan
15/12/2020 18:52
Azerbaijan
Leicester City
48

I do stretching, walking in the park and lifting weight tokeep fit.

hsn's picture
hsn
15/12/2020
TR
5067
points

What do you to keep fit?

I feed well and drink water as needed. I've nutrition program based on vegetables meal. No diet, no vitamin as a result of this no doctor. I avoid bakery sweets such as famous Turkish baklava-:) Regularly I go for sport. Included stretching, walking or running then cooling down exercises. Sleeping time is important "to keep fit" and must be regular.
Being optimistic also is essential.

P.S.
As we know, at the free-kick, defending team organize a line-up in other words sets up a defensive wall in front of the ball. They generally jump up when free-kick taken place. Clever players know that and they shot under the feet of jumped players. But now there is a player who lies down behind the wall. Thus trick can be prevented.


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hsn
15/12/2020 14:24
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5067

What do you to keep fit?

I feed well and drink water as needed. I've nutrition program based on vegetables meal. No diet, no vitamin as a result of this no doctor. I avoid bakery sweets such as famous Turkish baklava-:) Regularly I go for sport. Included stretching, walking or running then cooling down exercises. Sleeping time is important "to keep fit" and must be regular.
Being optimistic also is essential.

P.S.
As we know, at the free-kick, defending team organize a line-up in other words sets up a defensive wall in front of the ball. They generally jump up when free-kick taken place. Clever players know that and they shot under the feet of jumped players. But now there is a player who lies down behind the wall. Thus trick can be prevented.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
15/12/2020
UA
6204
points

One should eat some proper food

to be well and feeling good:

when one gets a proper feed -

needn't care to keep fit.

 


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
15/12/2020 11:51
Ukraine
Liverpool
6204

One should eat some proper food

to be well and feeling good:

when one gets a proper feed -

needn't care to keep fit.

 

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