Today, on EngVid Animal Planet, we are tracking the animals that live at the gym. You might have seen some of them. Some groan and moan by the free weights, and some burrow in the yoga mats. Some hoard all the equipment in their struggle for survival. But none comes close to the king of the jungle, the top of the food chain, who proudly wears the latest sporty gear to pose for Instagram selfies. Discover the wild world of gym animals with Ronnie, your safari guide for today's culture & vocabulary lesson.
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Hi. I'm Ronnie. Do you go to the gym? Did you know that at the gym there are different animals that are there? You think we're all humans, but I don't know what happens - as soon as you go to the gym, all of a sudden these different animals come out and start doing crazy animal things. This lesson is especially for Carol; thanks for all your help. Love you, girl. This is for you. What kind of animal are you at the gym?
The most popular animal that you can see at the gym or what kinda animal... Now, "kinda" is how we say "kind of". We never say: "kind of"; we say: "kinda". So, what kind of animal are you?
The most popular is the rat. You will hear this expression a lot. People will say: "He's a gym rat." or "She's a gym rat." This just means that they are always at the gym. So, when you go there, you always see these people. I'm not too sure why it's a rat, because rats are kind of dirty, they're not very strong, they have long tails, and they live in a sewer - which is very different from a gym, but I didn't make these up. Yes, I did, but I didn't make up the rat part. So, are you a gym rat?
Or are you more of a gorilla? So, gentlemen, it seems that when you go to the gym you all of a sudden like to make noises, like this: "Ah! Ah! Ahh! Ugh!" This is called "grunting". "Ugh!" Sometimes I wonder what guys are doing in the other part of the gym. So, a gorilla is a big, hairy animal-[grunts]-that make a lot of noises, like this. So, in English, we have a word called "grunt", and grunt is like: "Hu, hu". We also have a word called "moan". Now, "moan" can be quite sexual. This gets Ronnie wondering what exactly the men are doing. Moaning is like: "Unh. Unh." Are you lifting weights, sir, or are you lifting something else? Mm-hmm. So, there is a big hairy gorilla that grunts and moans. Ugh.
Next up we have the proud peacock. The peacock is a kind of guy or girl who loves to walk around the gym, and show off their body. So maybe they're guys kissing their muscles, or girls that are combing their hair. So, we have an expression called "strut". "To strut" means you walk like you're very sexy. Not like a gorilla, but you're walking and you're hoping that everyone in the gym is looking at you. So, "strutting" is to walk very sexily in the gym. It's so sweaty and disgusting there. What are you doing? Just do your workout. Walk down the street. Strut down the street - that's better.
Peacocks also like to show off their feathers. So maybe they have beautiful muscles, like I said, or maybe they have a beautiful bottom, which means bum. They like to show it off and wave it in your face when you're doing... When you're working out. I don't want your bum in my face, thank you. As much as I think it's nice, I really don't want your arse in my face. Also, the male peacock tries to intimidate other males, so they... It's not only a male/female thing, but men might go around and try to flex their muscles more than the other guys, especially if a girl walks by; or they will count extra reps. "Reps" means repetitions. So, instead of doing: "One, two", they're like: "200. Ugh. Ah. 299." You just did 100 within one count. These peacocks, watch out for them. They do have beautiful tails, though; one can't help but look.
The next one, one of my favourites, is the monkey. The wee monkey. What are you doing, wee monkey? The monkey is my favourite. If you've ever gone to a gym and used the equipment, which is like weights or machines, there's a proper way to do it. Okay? There's a little picture. So, it's like: "Sit down, put your leg here and your arm here, and do this." So, the person decides to get in upside down and their legs are where their arms should be, and they're just doing... And: What are you doing? So these are monkeys. Monkeys are silly; they're playing around, and they're basically doing the exercises-the machines-the wrong way. Getting results? I don't know. Maybe they get an extra banana in their protein shake after they've done this. But monkeys are just there to play around. They're fun. Aw, aren't they cute? Get off of the machine, you monkey.
Next one: Squirrel. You know what a squirrel is? Do you have squirrels in your country? We have lots of squirrels in Canada, and squirrels basically, what they do by nature is they go around and they collect all the nuts, and then they hide them so nobody else gets their nuts. […]