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四六级必读美文系列MP3:省钱健身新趋势

2015-07-02    来源:en8848    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

英语四六级必读美文音频系列

Unit 6 Economy Will Drive Workout Habits

【中英双语文本】

Money or the lack of it, changes everything, and that includes how people will be working out in 2010.
有钱或者没钱能够改变一切,这其中包括在2010年人们锻炼身体的方式。

(1) In these belt-tightening times, cost-conscious workouts at home and at the gym topped the list of fitness trends for this year in a survey, followed by shorter, more time-efficient regimens, such as boot camp and circuit training.
一项针对今年健身流行趋势的调查显示,在当下需要勒紧裤腰带过日子的时期,人们将在家和健身房用省钱的方法健身列为首选,其次是强力瘦身训练和循环训练这种更省时间的强化锻炼方式。

"People are looking for ways to accomplish as much as possible with as little time and money as necessary," said Cedric Bryant, chief science officer of the American Council on Exercise (ACE), which conducted the online poll of fitness professionals.
美国锻炼协会对健身领域的专业人士开展了这一在线调查。该协会的科技总监塞德里克·布莱恩特说:“人们希望能尽量少花时间、少花钱,达到最好的效果。”

"Last year "budget-conscious" was on the list but this year the majority of the respondents put it as one of the top," he added.
他说:“去年,‘预算’被列为需要考虑的因素,但今年大部分受访者将其列为最重要的考虑因素之一。”

Bryant said some 600 ACE-certified fitness professionals responded to the annual poll, which the non-profit organization has been conducting for a decade.
布莱恩特说,约600名经美国锻炼协会认证的专业人士参与了这一年度调查。这一非盈利机构开展该调查已有10年的历史。

Other money-saving measures, such as the shift from personal training sessions to small group training classes and in-home workouts using smaller, more portable equipment, also made the list.
受访者列出的其他省钱办法包括从私教课程转为集体课,以及使用更小更便携的器材在家锻炼等。

"Personal trainers are seeing they've got to respond to market needs. Working with two to four clients at a time they can charge less but still get their hourly fee," Bryant said.
布莱恩特说:“私人教练觉得必须跟上市场形势。他们可以一次同时辅导2-4个客户,这样可以降低收费,但仍可以保证收入。”

(2) Boot-camp workouts and circuit training, both of which burn calories while building strength and endurance, will be among the most popular trends in 2010, as time-constrained consumers seek shorter, more intense regimens.
由于人们时间紧迫,耗时少、强度大的健身方式更受青睐,2010年最受欢迎的健身项目将是强力瘦身训练和循环训练,这两种方式既可以燃烧脂肪,又可以增强力量和耐力。

One bright spot is the rise of exergaming-type systems, like Nintendo's Wii Sports, Wii Fit and the PC-based Dancetown. Bryant says the fitness-based video games are turning up in health clubs and senior centers.
健身游戏的兴起成为其中的一个亮点,如任天堂的Wii运动游戏、Wii Fit平衡板和需在电脑上使用的Dancetown游戏。布莱恩、特说,健身类视频游戏越来越多地出现在健康俱乐部和老人中心。

Functional training workouts, which are geared to improving the quality of life and the ability to perform everyday tasks, will remain strong, and the use of computerized tracking and online training and scheduling tools will increase in the coming year.
以功能性训练为目的的健身将继续保持强劲势头,这种锻炼方式主要是为了提高生活质量和完成日常工作的能力,此外,计算机眼踪、在线训练和排程工具的使用在来年也会增加。 
 
重点解析 Key Phrases/Words

1. time-efficient 节能高效

2. regimens n. 生活规则,养生法( regimen的名词复数 )

四六级句型讲解
 
【1】

In these belt-tightening times, cost-conscious workouts at home and at the gym topped the list of fitness trends for this year in a survey, followed by shorter. more time-efficient regimens, such as boot camp and Circuit training.

本句是一个简单句。句子的主干是 cost-conscious workouts at home and at the gym topped the list of fitness trends.后面followed by...circuit training过去分词短语作伴随状语。such as 表示举例。

语法重点:分词短语作状语

【2】

Boot-camp workouts and circuit training, both of which burn calories while building strength and endurance, will be among the most popular trends in 2010, as time-constrained consumers seek shorter, more intense regimens.

本句是一个复合句,主句是 Boot-camp workouts and circuit training will be among the most popular trends in 2010. which引导非限制性定语从句,修饰Boot-camp workouts and circuit training. 其中 while building strength and endurance为时间状语从句的的省略形式,省略了主语。as引导原因状语从句。

语法重点:定语从句,原因状语从句



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