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hirashin

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Hello, native English speakers,
I'd like to ask you about the usage of "fit" or "fitness".
Would the following sentences sound right?
(a) You have to be fit to play football.
(b) Are you fit to climb Mt. Fuji?
(c) What do you do to keep/get fit?
(d) His technique is good, but he needs to improve his fitness.
(e) Make fitness a habit for the rest of your life.

Thanks in advance.

Hirashin
 

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(a) You have to be fit to play football. --fine

(b) Are you fit to climb Mt. Fuji? --Okay, but I'd say "fit enough"

(c) What do you do to keep/get fit?
I'd probably say "stay fit". Keep seems okay like that, but for get, I'd change it to "What are you going to do to get fit?/What will you do to get fit?"

(d) His technique is good, but he needs to improve his fitness. --fine

(e) Make fitness a habit for the rest of your life. --fine
 

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Hello, native English speakers,
I'd like to ask you about the usage of "fit" or "fitness".
Would the following sentences sound right?
(a) You have to be fit to play football.
(b) Are you fit to climb Mt. Fuji?
(c) What do you do to keep/get fit?
(d) His technique is good, but he needs to improve his fitness.
(e) Make fitness a habit for the rest of your life.

Thanks in advance.

Hirashin
Note that often people would use a version of "(stay) in shape" for these:

You have to be in shape to play football.
Are you in good enough shape to climb Mt Fuji?
What do you do to stay in shape?
...but he needs to be/stay in better shape.
Staying in shape should be a lifelong habit.
 

hirashin

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Thank you for the further information, johnnyG.
Do American people say "stay in shape" rather than "stay fit"? Do they have the same meaning?
...but he needs to be/stay in better shape.
If you can say "be/stay in better shape", can you also say "be/stay in good shape"?
 

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The phrases "stay in shape" and "stay fit" are interchangeable. As far as I know there is no difference in meaning.

If you can say "be/stay in better shape", can you also say "be/stay in good shape"?
Yes.
 

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hirashin, you need to modify what seems to be an idea that you have that there is some sort of standard that allows you to ask, as you did above; "Do American people say ...?"

There are so many ways that "Americans" express themselves based on region, cultural background, and other factors, that I don't really think there is any standard American style of English.

And this is not new. It has been that way from the beginning.

Just a thought.
 
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