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Episode 28: Fitness Fanatics
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We'll look at the expressions 'day-to-day' and 'day in, day out', as well as explaining what it means to fly by the seat of your pants.

A typical day for us is waking up about 5, bit after 5.

Some mornings, when it's raining and cold outside I like to press snooze a few more times but, yeah, it doesn't bother me it's total habit now. Fat boy strikes again. You did it. I thought I'd give it a real go, go and do it again. How's your morning? Fabulous thanks. Always. We're off, off for a good ride this morning. Are we awake? Probably not yet, probably not but this is better than a black coffee, let me tell you.

I love working out because it's a real buzz. It's obviously something which is fantastic for your health. So it makes you feel great. It makes you feel young and hopefully keeps you feeling young for a long time.

How are you doing Sam? Yeah, good bud. Ready to ride? I'll take it up just a little bit.Lift up through the chest.

Ever since I met Tim it was always his dream to open a fitness studio of some sort and I guess 'cos he's so passionate about it so that drew me to it.

Our business is based on group fitness. Our clients range from anywhere from 16 years of age through to 80. The great thing is that they can all work out together but at their own intensity, which is fantastic and it creates a really nice environment for everyone to work out in.

To work out is to exercise. The activity is called a work-out, which, along with other nouns formed from phrasal verbs is spelled with a hyphen or as a single word. Who runs the business?
Enjoy Fitness. Hi, this is Tim. At the top of the chain I'm the director of the business. Where are all the class schedules?

I look after the day-to-day procedures of the business.
The both run the business. He's in charge, but she looks after the 'day-to-day' procedures of the business. This means she deals with all the little things that need to be done every day. Notice it's spelled with hyphens because it's treated as a single adjective.

So what does day in, day out mean?
Hopefully I inspire others by doing this day in, day out and I find that the older I get I inspire people more because they see that I've been doing this for a long period of time and stuck to it.
Day in, day out means every day for a long period of time. He's stuck to it - he's continued exercising or working out every day.

Now listen for 'rocking up':
I first envisaged that it would be rocking up and doing classes, doing a bit of paperwork and that'd be it. As it turns out that is a very small fraction of what you need to do to run a fitness centre.
Rocking up is arriving - usually to a place where you're gong to have fun. You rock up to a party.

So we've seen that day in, day out refers to doing something for a long period of time, and day-to-day describes things done on any ordinary day. To work out is to exercise.

We'll finish with the expression 'fly by the seat of our pants', which means to just do things without any plan.
It probably would have been better to open this up having the business experience rather than having the fitness experience. It's definitely a lot more professional now we don't just fly by the seat of our pants. We've got structure to our day and our lives and our business.
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