30-day Vocabulary Acquisition Course- Day 15- Fitness

By Shivam

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Hello everybody out there,

Did you practice the expressions I taught you in the previous article?

I know you did.

I trust you, and I know you are damn serious about improving your vocabulary. Hence, I brought another chapter of our “Free 30-day Vocabulary Acquisition Course” where you’ll learn some vocabulary every day with context and examples, and so will you today.

So without further ado, let’s get down to the business and pick some vocabulary out of the context:


Josh gained more than 10kgs in the past year for which he was recently quite worried about.

He used to eat junk foods almost every single day.

If one wanted to find him, he just needed to go to  McDonald’s, near the city metro lane and he was there, spending more than half of his day eating and enjoying with his friends.

Even after knowing inside out of the adverse effects of eating junk food, he never paid any heed to improve his health routine.

He always said that he wanted to join the gym and work out and lose weight, but doing dumbbells, pushups and following a restricted diet was just not his thing.

Getting your foot in the door is the toughest thing to do, which I knew quite well from my past experiences.

So one day, I personally went with him to the gym and got him a gym membership. With a personal trainer assisting him daily during exercises, he had no chance to skip his workout even if he wanted to.

Sooner everyone started complimenting Josh when he began losing some weight. This motivated him even more, to be consistent in his hard work.

He needed more than eleven months to see some results, but now he is one the fittest man in our group. He also started his own fitness club which is free for his friends and $50  per month for outsiders. It is him now who motivates all to keep in good shape and remain fit.

Vocabulary to Acquire Today

Know something inside out
Meaning: Have knowledge of every detail of something.
Example: It is better you let John do this, he knows inside out the mechanical thing.

Get your foot in the door
Meaning: Take the first step in a long process because often beginning is the toughest part of any process due to fear of failure. We generally use this expression when referring to an entry level position that will eventually lead to better opportunities.
Example: I got admission in one of the best sports academies in my state. It’s an opportunity to get my foot in the door.

Following a restricted diet
Meaning: To eat food recommended by the dietician or fitness trainer as per your fitness goals and avoid eating junk food.
Example: You will have to follow a restricted diet if you want to be a professional athlete.

Keep in good shape
Meaning: to be in physically good condition.
Example: She exercises daily to keep his body in good shape.

Just not someone’s thing
Meaning: We use this phrase to describe something that we don’t like or not so good at.
Example: Playing basketball is just not my thing. I rather like Cricket, Baseball, and Football.

Did you like today’s fitness article?

Sorry, it was not a fitness article (maybe ‘kind of fitness article‘ could be the phrase, ha-ha). I just meant article related to the vocabulary of gym and fitness.

Nonetheless, I hope today’s lesson added some new vocabulary to your arsenal of active vocabulary which will be definitely useful in your daily life. Make sure you read this article thoroughly and practice it with your own examples so as they become your second nature.

See you tomorrow with some new topic and vocabulary.

Till then keep learning and improving and make sure you exercise daily as it keeps you in shape and healthy.

Take care and?


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