Gym Vocabulary

to workout – to go for a good workout
to get fit / to be fit
to get/keep in shape

to have a spare tyre – michelines, flotadores / double chin – una papada
chin – barbilla

to lift (do) weights (to pump iron) – to do yoga, aerobics, step, judo,
to do push-ups/press-ups, to do chin-ups/pull-ups, to do sit-ups

to do reps (repetitions – repeticiones)

to build muscles – to get a six pack – tableta de chocolate

to stretch – estirarse

to warm up – calentarse

tendons – tendones

a mat – colchoneta, esterilla

(an exercise) bench – banco

a treadmill – cinta de correr


dumbbells / kettlebells


abs = abdominal muscles

to work up a sweat

to sweat – sudar / sweaty (adjective) – sudoroso/a

perspiration – transpiración, sudoración (to perspire)

glow – brillar, irradiar

“No pain, no gain” – Sin dolor no hay ganancia

PROVERBS – What is a proverb? – A simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or the practical experience of humanity.
A proverbs are often metaphorical (metaphor – metáfora).
“People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.”
Don’t criticize other people if you’re not perfect yourself.

“Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.”
Bad things might happen, so be prepared.

“Better late than never.”
It’s best to do something on time. But if you can’t do it on time, do it late.

“There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”
Things that are offered for free always have a hidden cost. (many things that seem free often have ‘strings attached’.)

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