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Fitness English with Fabio

Fitness English with Fabio English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jun 26 2012

Themes: Celebrity, Health

Grammar: First Conditional


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Few people ever embody perfection like Fabio. His muscles, handsome face and long hair reflect the fantasy of many women, and his appearances on television and in movies ensure that every American and many people around the world know who he is, no last name required. (It’s Lanzoni if you were wondering.)

Fabio became famous by posing on the covers of romance novels. He even wrote a few of his own. These days, he has his own line of nutritional products. He didn’t get to be so buff and good looking just by luck. He eats well, stays fit, and takes care of himself. Now he helps others do the same.

We recently met Fabio when he was signing autographs and taking photos with fans while touring Whole Foods stores in the US. He was happy to help us teach some health and body building slang, and tell us about how he learned English.

很少有人像法比奥 (Fabio) 那样体现完美。他的肌肉、英俊的面孔和长发,反应了许多女性对男人的完美幻想,他在电视和电影中的表演确保每个美国人无需知道他的姓氏便知道他是谁。(如果你想知道,他的姓氏是兰佐尼 (Lanzoni)。)
我们最近看到法比奥在美国全有食品 (Whole Foods) 商店旅游时,为粉丝签名并合影留念。他十分高兴地告诉了我们一些健康和健身的俚语,并向我们讲述了他学习英语的方法。

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Fabio:  Hi, this is Fabio, and this is English, baby!

Jason:  Fabio recently toured Whole Foods stores in the US to promote his new protein product.

Fabio:  It’s the highest quality whey protein today in America.

Jason:  We asked him to teach an English lesson about fitness. What does it mean to be fit? What does that term mean?

Fabio:  Fit is like to be in shape. It’s very simple. Unfortunately, God gives you only one body. The body you’re born with is the body you’re going to die with, and when you really take care of your body, your body will take care of you. It’s almost like a car, if you put the best gasoline in your car and you do the oil change, your car pretty much is not going to leave you in the middle of the street. The same with your body. If you really take care with good food, healthy food, and great supplements, high quality supplements, it’s amazing. You really don’t need to be a scientist to understand your body. When you give the highest quality protein to your body, every single cell reproduces better and faster. It doesn’t matter if it’s your hair, your skin, your muscle density, your bones, your organs, your tendons, your nails, everything regenerates because of protein. Those are the building blocks.

Jason:  You’re a little bit more than fit. One might say that you’re buff or built. Could you tell us what those terms mean?

Fabio:  Normally when you have bigger muscles than average, you’re buff. Simple as that.

Jason:  You learned English as a second language. Can you tell me about how you learned English?

Fabio:  Just living in the United States. Just talking to people and doing business.

Jason:  Was it ever hard?

Fabio:  In the beginning. Because normally what you do is you think in your own native language, so it’s very hard. You have to think and try to translate. That’s why sometimes you hear many people, you can see they’re thinking and they try to translate. First they formulate a sentence and after try to translate from their language to the other language and it doesn’t make sense. You have totally to flip, to switch the way of thinking to be able to speak another language.

Jason:  Definitely. That’s good advice. Thanks, Fabio!

Fabio:  English, baby!


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Fabio is very famous for being strong and good looking. Anyone can be fit if you exercise and eat healthy food, but Fabio isn’t just in shape. He’s buff. He has big muscles.

For many years, Fabio has appeared on the covers of books and on TV. Now he has a line of whey protein. He says supplements are a good way to take care of your body. He looks like he knows what he’s talking about.

Fabio is from Italy. He says he learned English when he got to the US, and the hardest part was training himself to think in English.
How do you stay in shape? Do you think in English?

Learn more about Fabio and his protein on our blog.



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thanks for your advice for how to learning English …....

Your boday is the best Fabio _

11:08 AM Jul 27 2014 |


Viet Nam

It’s very good lesson. 

05:42 PM Jul 07 2014 |



I really have a question about English.Why one single English word usually has many different,quite different meanings

12:31 PM Jun 02 2014 |



Yes its hard to learn English as I translate from my own native language but Im trying to think in english beside listening more, thanks fibio for ur advice :)

08:51 PM May 18 2014 |

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Costa Rica

really I think these lessons are very good cuz I am from Costa Rica and for me it’s very hard to learn but I’ve Learned a lot studying with videos like this!!! thank u a lot!!!

08:47 PM May 02 2014 |




I really appreciate yours advice.Think you so much

07:07 PM May 02 2014 |


Viet Nam

Thank you very much for his advice. May be, I will take his advice

07:54 PM Apr 20 2014 |




Sports and good diet will really do good to our body. I’ll try to form the exercise habbit,i will never be good at it,though.

As for learning English,I find it really hard to learn it in my own country,but I’ll still work hard on it..

08:12 AM Mar 16 2014 |



I like to exercise at least 3 times per week.  I think it’s more about being healthy.

I’m trying to think in English, but as Fabio said the best way to learn is to be with people talking in English all the time.


12:03 AM Jan 19 2014 |



United States


04:41 AM Jan 07 2014 |



I think exercise everyday is good things fou your body.so ,exercise an learn english ,say english ,everyday .

03:29 PM Jan 05 2014 |




I would never take Favio’s nutritional whatever.

06:43 AM Nov 07 2013 |



Saudi Arabia

6 day a week 

I go for 1 hour walking 

01:07 PM Oct 31 2013 |




I really need to follow Fabio´s advice and take more care of my body. 

11:37 PM Oct 13 2013 |




thanks for you advice. i am very happy watch this short video occasionally. it will improve english .and then thank you Ebaby.

08:00 AM Sep 21 2013 |

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That s great. I’m one of Fabio’s fans and thanks for your advice….. Ilike it..

07:19 AM Sep 20 2013 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thanks for ur advice for learning and speaking english. Thanks for e baby.

12:19 PM Sep 09 2013 |


Sri Lanka

it is a good advice to people.

04:57 PM Sep 08 2013 |



the car metaphor tells us we are what we eat. so the nutrition of what we eat is impotant for us to have a fit body. i am now too thin and i eat more nutrition food to gain weight and i think i also should do more sports to enhance my immunity. as to learning english i have learned almost 10 years english but i even can’t talk with english speaking person it’s a shame of me . i should grasp the chance talk to foreigners and practice more in real life just drop blind english way.

01:46 AM Aug 21 2013 |



yes fabio’s ideas are very nice, what he saying is making sense, bcoz how good we make it anything it will grow as like that, in the sameway our body also, so for getting good body shape we have to do walking or swimming or yoga each day, that will help us to grow healthy and it leads to live long. Having said that the good food includes so many kinds of proteins and vitamins for help us to grows cells faster.

I wish all people should have healthy & happy life forever.

09:38 AM Jul 18 2013 |

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