Exercising at Home Vs Exercising at the Gym

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on November 9, 2020 and last updated on February 4, 2023

There are many people that enjoy exercising in the comfort of their own homes. Nowadays, more people are choosing to exercise at home, and by using online fitness classes and trainers it has never been easier to work out at home.

Even though more people are exercising at home, there are still restrictions on what you can do either due to space or because the equipment you find at a gym is too expensive for most to purchase for themselves at home. When taking everything into account the best ways to exercise at home are often quite different to what people are used to do in the gym.

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.

Useful Vocabulary

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

  • gym (noun)
  • workout (noun)
  • work out (phrasal verb)
  • fitness (noun)
  • exercise (verb)
  • trainer (noun)
  • restriction (noun)
  • equipment (noun)

Conversation Questions

  • What are the best ways to exercise at home?
  • Do you go to the gym?
  • Do you ever exercise at home?
  • What do you like about exercising at home?
  • What don’t you like about exercising at home?
  • What do you think are the best exercises for people to do at home?
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.