Online Fitness Classes

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on September 24, 2020 and last updated on February 4, 2023

Restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic caused many gyms to close and resulted in people searching for other ways to exercise and keep fit.

The lockdowns that were put in place in some countries gave rise to people signing up for online fitness classes through applications like Zoom or Skype where trainers would carry out the class online and people would follow along in their homes.

Although many people were happy when they finally got the opportunity to return to the gym others found the online classes beneficial and in some cases actually prefer them to in-person classes.

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

  • fitness (noun)
  • exercise (verb)
  • online (adjective)
  • keep fit (idiom)
  • carry out (phrasal verb)
  • in-person (adjective)
  • sign up (verb)
  • look forward to (phrasal verb)
  • put in place (idiom)
  • give rise to (idiom)

Conversation Questions

  • Will online fitness classes become more popular in the future?
  • Have you ever tried an online fitness class? If yes, did you like it? If not, would you like to try one?
  • What are the benefits of online fitness classes?
  • What are the disadvantages of online fitness classes?
  • How much do you think online fitness classes should cost?
  • Do you think online fitness classes will increase in popularity during the next few years? Why?
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.