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Treadmills
Treadmills

Learn English with this treadmills English lesson

Date: Sep 25 2018

Themes: Health, Sports

Grammar: You're vs. Your

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Fitness centers, or gyms, have become a popular place for people to get in shape. Even hotels and apartments often have a small room where motivated people can exercise. Treadmills are one of the most common machines athletes use. They have a moving track to run on, so no matter what the weather or security situation is outside, people can complete their training inside.

Some treadmills have fancy built in features, like fans or TVs. Some let you watch your heart rate. Almost all treadmills tell you how fast you’re going and how far you’ve run. It may not be as exciting as running outside, but a treadmill is a great tool for athletes.

Learn what Gary and Jessica like about treadmills in today’s English lesson about exercise.

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Gary

Gary

Jessica

Jessica

Gary:  Jess, did you know that I play soccer?

Jessica:  No, I didn’t.

Gary:  I actually use a treadmill to get in shape to play soccer.

Jessica:  Do you really?

Gary:  I do.

Jessica:  I just started running on a treadmill. I like to walk and run on the treadmill, but I was impressed that they have fans built in to the treadmill that I run on.

Gary:  Oh, wow.

Jessica:  And they have a heart rate monitor.

Gary:  Yes.

Jessica:  That’s very cool.

Gary:  I think my favorite thing about the treadmill that I use is the ability to choose how fast you’re going.

Jessica:  Yeah.

Gary:  So, it really helps to keep your pace. And then, of course, it tells you how far you’ve gone…

Jessica:  Exactly.

Gary:  …which is really helpful. And I know some people really like to use it, but there’s the TV right there.

Jessica:  Oh, exactly.

Gary:  So, you can just watch the news or distract yourself because running on a treadmill can be a bit boring.

Jessica:  It’s true. I like to listen to music.

Gary:  Yeah.

Jessica:  And then, that kind of gets me motivated to keep running or maybe increase my pace. But you can monitor your pulse and your heart rate, which is also really exciting.

Gary:  The only thing that I’ve found that’s a little risky with the treadmill is if you just lose focus for a second, you might fall off because it’s going to throw you backwards.

Jessica:  Oh my gosh. I’ve never done that. Have you ever done that?

Gary:  I’ve lost footing once, but that’s it.

Jessica:  Oh my gosh.

 

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Gary and Jessica discover that they both use a treadmill to stay in shape. Gary uses a treadmill to train for soccer. Jessica likes to walk and run on her treadmill.

Some of the other built in features that Jessica likes include a fan and a heart rate monitor. Gary enjoys choosing his speed and knowing how far he’s run. Jessica and Gary also use music and TV to keep their minds off of running. However, Gary jokes that it’s important not to lose focus. One time, he almost fell off the treadmill!

Have you ever used a treadmill? Would you rather run indoors or outdoors, or not at all?

 

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EssiSaarinen

Turkey

“I would walk five hundred miles and I would walk five hundred more”... :) Is it the effect of nature? 

09:27 AM Sep 25 2018 |

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ShiningSun

ShiningSun

United Kingdom

I was excited about running on the treadmill and I brought it home. I was motivated for few days but then I procrastinated for ages. Those who are already developed the habit of running will find it helpful but those like me who got the bubble fever for treadmill will eventually find it hard to cope with it. I find walking more interesting but it too need to get into the system for at least 4 months to make it permanent daily routine.

05:52 AM Sep 25 2018 |

alistesna

alistesna

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i like treadmill because i can do lot of things at the same time .


im watching TV at the same time I exercise .


Treadmills are one of the best tools invented by man .


07:01 PM Sep 21 2014 |

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max1983max

max1983max

Germany

I like that one of there runner with the red scarf around the neck …
- This is not a scarf – it is the tongue.

10:35 AM Sep 18 2014 |

1 person likes this

roze252

roze252

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

one of my favoarte things which i do at my lovely gym 

08:52 AM Sep 18 2014 |

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abdulhalimhasan

Syrian Arab Republic

I do like walking more than treadmill, because we going through the nature, wheris treadmill is like prison.


The built in treadmill didn’t attract me , but i enjoy while walking outdoor no matter what  he weather  is ,actually when we walk daily we get in shape, and we keep our pace.


Whatever we us either walking or treadmill, it is importand to continue on exercises.

07:26 PM Sep 17 2014 |

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abdulhalimhasan

Syrian Arab Republic

I do like walking more than treadmill, because we going through the nature, wheris treadmill is like prison.


The built in treadmill didn’t attract me , but i enjoy while walking outdoor no matter what  he weather  is ,actually when we walk daily we get in shape, and we keep our pace.


Whatever we us either walking or treadmill, it is importand to continue on exercises.

07:26 PM Sep 17 2014 |

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EmErAlD

EmErAlD

Egypt

I used a treadmill once at the gym . I felt enthusiastc about it although I went down using it as a first time . But I liked it. I don`t mind using it indoors or outdoors.

07:25 PM Sep 17 2014 |

marwa89

marwa89

Syrian Arab Republic

Yes, i have. it’s boring to use it indoors .I still remember the first time i used it , i lost my control on it and threw me backwards =D

05:05 PM Sep 17 2014 |

jef_maiko

jef_maiko

Brazil

Yes, I already used a treadmill. When I used to go to the gym, I liked to use treadmill to warm up. I know some people who have in their homes a treadmill. After a time they give up of using it. They said that it’s boring run on or walking at home alone….

04:22 PM Sep 17 2014 |

sara1234b

sara1234b

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hi dears !
Someone who uses the treadmill properly can get exactly the same level of exercise as road running, All you have to is jump jump jump.:))))
I agree 100% that nothing beats running on the road, but it isn’t always practical and Road running without good shoes and stretching will destroy your ankles.

12:43 PM Sep 17 2014 |

buttafly

buttafly

Germany

@Seiyf_khawas…I agree. There are a lot of people who have no other options to work out, especially if they don’t live in a safe neighborhood. What’s important is that you should keep a positive attitude about the whole “get in shape” craze..where and how doesn’t really matter. Let every man seek heaven in his own fashion ;)

12:25 PM Sep 17 2014 |

marlane

India

Treadmill is just a mechanical device. Everything it calculates. But if we run outdoor, we can get fresh air, birds sounds, sunlight etc. Though treadmill helps me to reduce weight i prefer to run outdoor.

12:06 PM Sep 17 2014 |

Cyrus532

Cyrus532

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

whenever you are running on the treadmill, you can run more because you dont see any distance but running outside is more enjoyable. for instance in the park, in the morning. try it ;-)

10:53 AM Sep 17 2014 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

maybe it can be very useful indoor activity for many people ,using treadmills..


maybe these people can calculate how many meters they walked and run ..how many weight they lifted up..how many excercises they did..


maybe it can be healtier in the  protective saloons..there can be  all first-aid medicines and other facilities there..


but I feel ,somethings are absent there ..these mechanical machines ,these steel treadmills dont make me happy ..ı dont have any desire for them ..


maybe Nature offers us wonderful treadmills indeed..with its own beauties.fresh air..winds..green field..streams,rivers ,lakes,seas ..hills,mountains ..


sports in Nature is always better for me :)))

10:51 AM Sep 17 2014 |

vik32

vik32

India

yes i use treadmill all the time at my gym. the best thing about treadmill is you know how long you have to run and within what time period. whereas, outdoor you will get tired easily and easy to lose focus. if you have other built in options in your treadmill then you stay motivated all the time and never get bored. 

08:44 AM Sep 17 2014 |

sunny_ling88

China

I like running but I don’t want to run go outside, becasue I can’t get up early in the morning, so the treadmill is the best of choice. I usually go to the gym to keep in shape, hip pop, belly dance, yoga and running, I go running on the treadmill every friday, this exercise can lose some weight and get in shape. I don’t need to worry weather and air condition, and it is fun when I was running I can watching TV and listening music.

06:44 AM Sep 17 2014 |

judinasve

judinasve

Russian Federation

At a place where I live, winter lasts 8 months a year. We have very short warm period. Jogging outside in frost about -40 is very hard and dangerous. Treadmills are necessary really badly in our gyms.:)

05:40 AM Sep 17 2014 |

buttafly

buttafly

Germany

I’m not a huge proponent of any kind of indoor workout. Whenever I signed up for a gym membership my thought process went a little like this: ” I’ll go later….there’s still tomorrow…will go after I am done …etc” The only way I got my heart rate up was by kidding myself :) I really prefer the outside when it comes to speed walking or running. It’s such a power booster to realize how easily my mind and body connects in nature. I am actually pretty happy with my level of physical fitness that nasty weather or the dark are almost always a good excuse to take a break :) Always do what you love, be safe and have fun!

03:52 AM Sep 17 2014 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

I used once a treadmill and fainted, kinda lost my ballance. I think I was dizzy and lost orientation. I wanted to run ahead, but somehow was still on one place. I didn’t know what to do. Probably I din’t move in the beginning but then I moved too fast for fear to fall again and finally everything got blurry in front of me. Definitely it will keep you in shape, just got to use to the idea, that you move your feet and that’s it. I prefer fresh air, walking, but now will be running, I think. I got inspired by one local athlete. He was so tired of running that turned into crawling. He was wheezing and panting but reached his goal. I got a big respect for the guy. That’s a strong will!

02:56 AM Sep 17 2014 |

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