Intermediate 26: Signing Up For The Gym


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We sometimes think that it would be nice to join a gym, but it gets rather intimidating when we see all of the sign up procedures, there’s a lot of pressure. Still, we know it’s a good thing to work out, so maybe it’s time to buckle down and do it. In today’s lesson the process is at least made a little easier when a friend can give some advice about what to expect.
A: Ô Diana, para entrar numa academia, que que tem que fazer?
B: Você prefere começar exercícios na máquina, pesos livres, ou exercícios aeróbicos?
A: Não, o que quero dizer, você tem a assinar um contrato, pagar a mensalidade, o que tem que fazer para fazer a matrícula?
B: Ah, bom, tenta buscar um lugar que tenha contrato anual, pra ser cobrada só uma vez ao ano. É mais barato do que o mensal.
A: E o que que é uma taxa de adesão?
B: Esse é um valor adicional, cobrado ao realizar a matrícula. Mas muitas vezes tem uma promoção que elimina a taxa de adesão, tenta evitá-la.
A: E será que preciso levar alguma coisa do médico?
B: As vezes pedem um atestado médico para provar que você está apta para praticar atividades físicas, mas isso depende do local e da idade da pessoa, duvido que você precise.
A: Mais alguma coisa?
B: Pede pra verificar que tem vestiário com armários, assim vai ser mais fácil guardar as suas coisas.
A: Hey Diana, to sign up for a gym, what do you need to do?
B: Do you prefer to begin with machine exercises, free weights, or aerobic exercises?
A: No, what I mean is, you have to sign a contract, pay a monthly fee, what do you have to do to sign up?
B: OK, well, try to find a place that has an annual contract, to be charged just once a year. It’s cheaper than paying by the month.
A: Is there a sign up fee?
B: That is an additional fee, charged when you sign up. But many times there are specials that do away with the sign up fee, try to avoid it.
A: And will I need to take anything from the doctor?
B: Sometimes they ask for a medical statement that shows that you are able to participate in physical activities, but this depends on the location and the age of the person. I doubt you’ll need it.
A: Anything else?
B: Check to make sure that they have a dressing room with lockers, that way it’s easier to store your things.

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