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Chinese Reading -Part II Meet NIN Coaches- Learn Chinese Class

Friday, December 30th, 2011

约会NIN教练

In time to the rhythmic music, her elegant posture and movement draws everyone’s attention. She is Baodiwo Yingpaisi Gym’s coach Zhang Rui who is also a Nike contrac

ted coach (NIN). Following the workout, we interviewed Zhangrui, her whole body emitting a fresh vigourous energy.

在动感的音乐、轻舞飞扬的优美身姿中,大家的目光不约而同聚焦在“她”身上:这就是北京宝迪沃-英派斯健身俱乐部的签约教练张锐,同时也是NIKE签约教练(NIN)。运动之后,浑身上下散发着青春活力气息的她接受了我们的采访。

Q: How do you think the activity went today? Did it achieve the expected effect?

A: I think today’s activity was a great success. Nike put a lot into planning this event, the main thing was they felt how a lot of professional women out there feel concerned about lacking a sense of beauty. So they thought that via the medium of this transparent glass room they could get our female friends to both enjoy a workout and confidently ② show off their beauty. The title of the event is “Active Beauty”. We hope that, after this, everyone can boost their confidence and beauty via sport.

Q: The coaches have drawn up what forms of exercise to help the capital’s women realize their.

A: In today’s event we arranged a few different kinds of cardiovascular exercises. These included aerobics, yoga and latino dancing among others. These exercises are extremely popular nowadays. I think that only if professional women grasp the need for integrating movement and stillness and a balance of resistance and relaxation will they regain their beauty. Therefore, we think that through these classes, that combine movement and stillness, our women can achieve a complete transformation inside and out. I think that these classes will ③ be a great help in their aim to make themselves more beautiful.

问: 你觉得今天的活动怎么样?是否达到了预期的效果?

答: 我觉得今天的活动非常成功。耐克公司花很大心思来筹划这个活动主要是感于目前众多白领女性感受到自身魅力缺失的困扰,所以就想通过玻璃房这个透明的介质,让女性朋友在享受运动的同时,自信地秀出动感魅力。这个活动的主题是“我动 我魅”,正是希望大家以后通过运动来提高自己的魅力以及自己的自信心。

问: 教练们策划了哪些运动形式来帮助都市女性实现魅力的梦想?

答: 在今天的活动中,我们给大家安排了几种形式的有氧健身操,其中包括有氧操、瑜珈、拉丁等项目,这些健身操都是目前非常流行的新鲜元素。因为我们认为只有懂得动静结合、张弛有道的白领女性才有机会赢回魅力。所以,我们想通过这些有动有静的课程让女性朋友由内而外得到一次全新的改变。我觉得,这些课程会对她们的魅力提升一定会起到很大的帮助。

Q: What are the requirements for being crowned “Nike Beauty”? In your opinion what kind of woman could be described as full of charm and beauty?

A: Everyone can see, in today’s activity each participant has an initial score and a score for after the work out. Doing it like this is so that we can let them see even more clearly the benefits of working out to theirQ: What are the requirements for being crowned “Nike Beauty”? In your opinion what kind of woman could be described as full of charm and beauty?

A: Everyone can see, in today’s activity each participant has an initial score and a score for after the work out. Doing it like this is so that we can let them see even more clearly the benefits of working out to their that working out brings about a complete improvement in their individual beauty and overall feeling. Also, this is where the essence of this whole event lies, “Active Beauty”.

Q: Under a coach’s guidance, lots of young women have been substantially transformed with renewed self-belief. What do you think about their transformation?

A: Of course I am delighted, coaches are envoys of beauty. If through our efforts, a whole lot of the capital’s women can achieve their beauty targets, then that is our ultimate goal. We hope we can transmit our beauty to our female friends, get them moving and get them glamoured up.

Q: Which kind of exercise do you think is most suitable for today’s urban woman?

A: I don’t think you can be specific about these, there are too many. Generally speaking, classes nowadays, such as cardiovascular, latin, boxing are all great for modern city girls. Latin dancing can get women full of energy and yoga can relax and de-stress. However, something that is quite important is that, women pick things that they enjoy doing. I believe, only if you really throw yourself into sport can you achieve “Active Beauty”.

问: 获得“新生之星”的标准是什么?在你心目中,怎样的女性才称得上是魅力四射?

答: 大家可以看到,在今天产生的“新生之星”中,每个人都有一个最初的原始分数和一个运动结束后的分数。这样做是为了让她们通过运动实现的魅力提升更加明显化,让人感觉到她们在运动之后是最漂亮的。所以,我认为“新生之星”的标准应该是这样的:让运动使她们的个人魅力和整体感觉有一个全新的提高,而这也是我们举办这次活动的灵魂所在——“我动 我魅”。

问: 在教练的指导下,很多年轻女性健身后焕然一新,变得充实、自信!看到她们的变化,你有什么看法?

答: 当然是非常非常地高兴,作为教练来讲,我们就是美丽的使者。如果通过我们的努力,让广大的都市女性得到美丽,那这就是我们的最终目的。我们希望把我们的魅力传播给所有的女性朋友,让她们动起来,魅起来。

问: 你认为哪种健身项目最适合现代都市女性?

答: 我觉得这些项目并不是很笼统,很片面的。总的来说,目前的这些课程,比如有氧、拉丁、搏击这些项目都很适合现代的都市女性,其中有氧拉丁可以使女性朋友充满活力,而瑜珈可以使人心旷神怡。不过,有一点很重要,那就是女性朋友要根据她们自身的兴趣爱好来选择自己喜爱的项目。我相信,只要真正地投入到运动中来的话,就一定能达到“我动 我魅”的境界。

Chinese Reading -无害的蚂蚁- Learn Chinese Class

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

无害的蚂蚁

A medical student doing a rotation in toxicology at a poison control center told this story to his local newspaper. “Today, this woman called in very upset because she caught her little daughter eating ants. I quickly reassured her that the ants are not harmful and there would be no need to bring her daughter into the hospital. She calmed down, and at the end of the conversation happened to mention that she gave her daughter some ant poison to eat in order to kill the ants. I told her that she better bring her daughter into the Emergency Room right away.”

一名在毒控中心暂时从事毒理学研究的医科学生向当地一家报纸讲述了下面这个故事。

“今天,一个女人非常焦急地打来电话,因为她发现她的小女儿在吃蚂蚁。我便马上安慰她说,蚂蚁是无害的,因而没有必要把她的女儿送到医院来。她平静了下来,在要结束通话的时候,她顺带提到她给女儿服用了一些灭蚁药以便杀死那些蚂蚁。我对她说,那她最好立即把她女儿送到急诊室来。”

Chinese Reading -Self-Realization—Yoga – Learn Chinese Class

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

瑜伽不仅是一种运动方式,而且是一种生活方式。当你在瑜伽毯上舒展开身体的时候,也许就会不经意地发现——一个沉睡的自己正在被慢慢唤醒。

通过一个月对瑜伽呼吸以及基本躯体姿势的练习,有没有发现自己的身体和生活正在悄悄地起着变化呢?本期将呈现更多的瑜伽躯体姿势以及通过冥想得到精神能量释放的方法。

Corpse Pose 躯体姿势

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Stand with your feet a little more than 1 meter apart. Point your right foot straight ahead. Turn your left foot at right angles to it, to the left. Inhale and stretch both arms out to the sides at shoulder level with the palms facing downward. Roll your shoulders back. Exhale. Inhale, keep your hips and shoulders facing forward. Exhale as you slide your left hand down your left leg. Your right shoulder should stay open in alignment with the left arm goes down. Take care not to tilt or twist the body while you raise the right arm. Gently ‘lift’ the thighs and the kneecaps. Look up at the raised hand if possible. Hold for up to 5 breaths. Each time you inhale, lengthen the stretch upward. Each time you exhale, slide the left arm a little further down the leg. To release out of this posture, lower the raised arm, turn your head and look down at your ankle and allow your knee to bend. Gently return to the standing position, with your head and feet aligned to the front. Repeat to other side.

双腿分开1米以上站立。右脚朝向前,左脚与右脚呈垂直角度,指向左边。吸气,并将两臂向外伸开,与肩膀平行,掌心向下。双肩向后伸展。然后呼气,吸气,臀部和肩膀保持向前。将左手滑到左腿前的同时呼气。右臂向上伸展与左臂成一条直线,五指呈箭头状直指天空。注意抬右臂时,不要让身体倾斜或扭曲。慢慢地“提起”大腿和膝盖,目光尽可能地放在抬起的右手上,保持这个姿势呼吸5次。每次吸气时,尽力向上伸展;当呼气时,左手臂逐渐顺着腿向下伸。恢复常态的作法是:放下右臂,并把头扭过去看脚踝,膝盖可以微弯。慢慢回到原来的站姿。头和脚向前,直立。然后重复做此姿势的相反方向动作。

Lie on your back in the corpse pose, just as you stated this yoga practice. Your legs should be relaxed with the feet falling out wards, your arms by your sides with the hands relaxed and the palms facing upwards. Let the fingers curl naturally. Close your eyes, tuck your chin in a little, spread your shoulders and lengthen your spine.

平躺在地上,就像刚开始练习瑜伽时一样。两腿放松,双脚自然向外分开,双臂垂放在身体两侧,掌心向上。手指自然弯曲。闭上双眼,微微收紧下巴,展开肩膀,让脊柱得到伸展。

Now just let go … surrender … soften the face. Let the eyes, the brow and the ears melt back into the mat. Soften the jaw, unclench your teeth and let your tongue be soft in your mouth, Continue this softness down your throat and neck. Allow your shoulders to melt into the mat, relax your spine and soften your back muscles. Feel the lower back melt into the mat and let the hips open. Soften the buttocks, the abdomen and the thighs and let this softness continue down the legs, into the feet and the toes. Completely surrender your body and let your thoughts float away like clouds. Allow yourself relax completely for at least 5 minutes.

现在,放下所有念头,放松面部肌肉。让眼睛,眉毛和耳朵都融化到垫子里。放松下巴和牙齿和舌头,接着是喉咙还有脖子。使你的双肩融化在垫子里。放松脊柱,使后背肌肉柔软下来。感觉腰也融入垫子里,将臀部打开。放松臀部、肚子和大腿的肌肉,然后使双腿、双脚,直到脚趾头的肌肉都松软下来。完全让你的身体放松,放飞你的思绪。保持完全放松的姿势至少5分钟。

When you are ready, roll onto your right side and rest for a moment in this position as you bring awareness back to the everyday world. Slowly up to the sitting position and give yourself a few more moments, to feel completely at peace, positive about your life and your yoga practice.

当一切就绪时,向右翻过身来,并保持这个姿势休息一会儿,思维慢慢回到现实世界。缓缓坐起来,并给自己一段时间以一种完全平静,积极的态度来面对生活和瑜伽。