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Learn a Language While You Exercise

Learn a Language While You Burn Calories

Are you planning a trip abroad and need to brush up on your French? Why not use time spent working out to learn a language instead of watching reruns on TV or listening to the same old songs?

There are tons of books and CDs out there, but I found that the iSpeak programs work really well. Not only are they fairly inexpensive (around $13), but you can download the lessons to your iPod or MP3 player and listen while out for a walk or on a cardio machine (or a drive for that matter, but let's stick to fitness). They offer programs to help you learn French, Italian, Spanish, German, and many other languages. You'll feel so productive, working both your body and your mind. Bueno!

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angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 8 years
I couldn't see myself repeating the phrases on a treadmill at the gym.
geohiker geohiker 8 years
I'm with librarychick; I love to download books from the library for free! :) I have two Spanish language audio books on my Zen right now, and I listen while riding my bike.
pequeña pequeña 8 years
I love the idea, I'm definitively going to get the German one.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
That lady looks *SO* excited!!! That being said, I would definitely do this!
karlorene karlorene 8 years
would this work w/ an ipod shuffle?
emalove emalove 8 years
I like this idea! I would like to learn another language.
julieulie julieulie 8 years
I wish they had one for Greek -- I would have bought one right now since it looks like I'll be in Greece for 3 weeks in May.
librarychic librarychic 8 years
Check your local library. They should have these on CD, if they don't offer downloadables. It's free!
psangel psangel 8 years
Ha! It's pretty funny I was thinking of purchasing the Rosetta Stone for a couple of different languages.. But it is so expensive. Does anyone know how good this is?
superfoxml superfoxml 8 years
I'm totally getting the French tutorial. Took French in middle school, high school, and college, so I don't want to get rusty!
AMP AMP 8 years
I've been wanting to learn Italian. My family wants to go next fall so this would be perfect.
millarci millarci 8 years
Very cool! I might give this a try.
bfly1133 bfly1133 8 years
This is awesome! I have been wanting to work on my French, but wasn't too excited about spending a lot of money on something I wasn't sure would work for me. I am going to check this out tonight. Thanks Fit!
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