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At the Gym

Lisa has never been to the gym before. She wants to join, so she goes to the local gym to ask for some information…

Lisa: Good morning! I rang earlier, and the receptionist told me to come down to the gym to find out some more information about joining.

Fitness trainer: OK, great! You’re talking to the right person. I’m Liam. I’m a fitness trainer here and the owner of the gym too.

Lisa: Great, it’s nice to meet you, Liam. Well, I used to but be involved in sports at school, but I haven’t done any exercise for ages… I really want to get fit again.

Fitness Trainer: Well, you’ve come to the best place! We have top-of-the-range gym equipment, a variety of classes for beginners and fitness trainers who can help you.

Lisa: That’s great. What would your advice be to get started?

Fitness Trainer: Well, I can’t give you tailored advice until we have an initial consultation. This will help me to get to know you better and we can set goals together.

Lisa: You really take care of your members, don’t you? 

Fitness Trainer: Yes, we try our best here. The most important thing is the health and wellbeing of our members!

Lisa: That’s great. So, when can I have my initial consultation?

Fitness Trainer: Anytime tomorrow morning if it suits? After that, you’ll also have a complimentary class with me and an energising breakfast at our gym café.

Lisa: Yes, I’ll come at 10. I can’t wait!

Fitness Trainer: Fantastic! I’ll see you then…

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At the Gym


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