The Best Place to Exercise

woman standing surrounded by exercise equipment
Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on September 21, 2020 and last updated on July 13, 2023

Talking about the best place to exercise serves as an engaging conversation topic for English learners, allowing them to express personal preferences and discuss different exercise environments. By exploring this topic, learners can expand their vocabulary related to fitness, exercise locations and descriptive language. They can also practice expressing opinions, comparing and contrasting various exercise settings and justifying their choices.

This topic encourages learners to develop their speaking and listening skills, while also gaining cultural insights into exercise habits and preferences from around the world.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

About The Best Place to Exercise

Determining the best place to exercise is a subjective matter, as it depends on personal preferences, accessibility and individual fitness goals. While some individuals thrive in the bustling atmosphere of a gym, others find solace in outdoor spaces like parks or trails. Home workouts offer convenience and privacy, while group classes provide motivation and a sense of community. Each location has its unique advantages and considerations, influencing factors such as cost, equipment availability and desired workout environment.

Exploring the best place to exercise allows individuals to discover the setting that aligns with their needs, enhancing their fitness journey.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • gym (noun)
  • exercise (noun)
  • work out (phrasal verb)
  • habit (noun)
  • beneficial (adjective)
  • membership (noun)
  • equipment (noun)
  • enjoyable (adjective)

Conversation Questions

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  • Is it better to exercise in a gym or outside?
  • Do you like exercising?
  • Do you exercise regularly?
  • What is your favourite place to exercise? Why?
  • Do you prefer indoor or outdoor exercise? Why?
  • What are the benefits of exercising in a gym or fitness centre?
  • Are there any advantages to exercising at home? What are they?
  • Have you ever tried exercising in a park or outdoor space? How was your experience?
  • How important is the environment or ambiance of the exercise location to you?
  • What factors do you consider when choosing the best place to exercise?
  • Do you think the best place to exercise varies depending on the type of workout or activity?
  • Have you ever tried group exercise classes? How do you feel about them?
  • Should public parks and outdoor spaces have better facilities and equipment for exercising?
  • Is it necessary to have a gym membership to achieve fitness goals?
  • Should schools and workplaces provide on-site exercise facilities for their students or employees?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.