Podcast #12 Working Out at the Gym

Published in the category General Practice, Health

I went to the gym for a workout today. I try to go there at least three times a week. The best time to hit the gym is mid-morning or mid-afternoon. Most people are working at those times, so the gym is pretty empty. People go to the gym for different reasons. Some people want to lose weight. Other people want to build up their muscles. Most people who go want to improve their health. I’m in that category. I spend half my time on a treadmill. The idea is get my heart working hard. The other half of the time I work out with weights. There are about 10 to 12 exercises I do with weights. On days I feel strong I do a higher number of repetitions. Some days I don’t feel like going to the gym. But I go anyway. I always feel better after a session in the gym.

I went to the gym for a workout today.

I got to the gym for a workout today.

I try to go there at least three times a week.

I try to make it there a minimum of three times a week.

The best time to hit the gym is mid-morning or mid-afternoon.

The best time to visit the gym is mid-morning or mid-afternoon.

Most people are working at those times, so the gym is pretty empty.

That’s when most people are at work, so the gym is quite empty.

People go to the gym for different reasons.

There are different reasons why people go to the gym.

Some people want to lose weight.

Some people want to get their weight down.

Other people want to build up their muscles.

Others go for strength training.

Most people who go want to maintain their health.

Most are concerned with staying healthy.

I spend half my time on a treadmill.

The treadmill takes up half my time.

The idea is to get my heart working hard.

The goal is to get my heart rate up.

The other half of the time I work out with weights.

The other half of the time I do weights.

On days I feel strong I do a higher number of repetitions.

On days I feel strong I increase the number of reps.

Some days I don’t feel like going to the gym.

Some days I don’t feel up to going to the gym.

But I go anyway.

But I go in any case.

I always feel better after a session in the gym.

A session in the gym always leaves me feeling better.

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I don’t get it.

I don’t get what the movie is all about.

I get mail every day.

I get that magazine every two weeks.

I got to the gym today.

I got to do some shopping.

I get tired around 4 o’clock.

I get depressed when I read the news.

What are you getting at?

What is she getting at with that remark?

Get out of here!

Let’s get out of here.

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