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I was wondering if my sentence is correct and if it sounds ok for native speakers?

Oh John, you are exercising vigorously today. Good on you!

What other alternatives do I have?

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Is this meant to be for Australians? "Good on you" (or rather "Good on ya") is a typical Aussie expression. If that's the case then "vigorously" might sound OK down under, but it's a little odd to my American ears.

We Americans would probably substitute "hard" for "vigorously":

The coach made the team exercise hard today.

although this would sound a little less formal if you use "work out" instead of "exercise"

The coach made the team work out hard today.

Or, alternately

The coach gave the team a hard workout today.

In your sentence:

Hey John, been working out hard today? Good for you!

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