Sunday, April 21, 2013

What is your Fitness Personality??

Whether it is becoming fit, doing fit or staying fit, having fitness as a part of your life, I'm going to guess, is something you feel expected, obligated, or driven to do and become. Over my years as a fitness professional, I have observed that the toughest part for people is deciding HOW to DO fit for their personality and lifestyle.

Each year the fitness industry lures us with the latest and greatest exercise trends and tools to trim our bodies into perfection. What they don't provide is the information necessary to help you decide whether or not these fitness trends will work for your body type and goals. At the end of the day, we are left with an overwhelming amount of exercise options each with enticing marketing slogans. So the question lies, How do you find what type of exercise best fits YOUR fitness personality??

Take the Fitness Personality Quiz to give you some insight into the fitness path that may best match you and your lifestyle!

1. Do you consider working out...
A. Social
B. A lot of work
C. A learning opportunity
D. Invigorating 

2. When do you prefer to workout?
A. Weekends
B. Lunch time quickie
C. Before or After work
D. All the time, anytime

3. When it comes to exercise you are...
A. Inspired by others
B. Relaxed and methodical
C. Focused 
D. Goal drivin

4. When I workout I like it to be..
A. Energetic
B. Peaceful 
C. Intense
D. Outside

5. What I like to get out of my workout is...
A. General fitness and an uplifting experience
B. Toning and flexibility
C. Muscular strength and definition
D. Cardiovascular fitness and accomplishment

6. After I exercise I like to feel..
A. Sweaty and invigorated
B. Mindful and mobile
C. Strong and empowered
D. Closer to my goal

7. If given an option between exercise and one of the following, you would rather...
A. Go dancing
B. Go to a coffee shop
C. Go to a concert
D. Go to the park with your pup

8. Which Star has your ideal bod?
A. Jessica Alba
B. Jennifer Aniston
C. Jillian Micheals
D. Jennifer Lawrence

The following are suggested types of exercise that may fit your style and personality. Please note that these are just suggestions and you should not limit yourself to only one form of exercise. The best way to live a healthy and fit life is to practice balance and moderation in all of your daily choices! This includes exercise, sleep, diet, work and relationships!!
If you picked mostly A's your Fitness Personality is:
The Free Spirit-  Zumba, Group fitness classes, TRX, Spinning

 You can find classes such as these at large membership based gyms, but also look into smaller more intimate studios for a more personal touch with smaller class sizes. Whenever starting a class make sure the instructor is a certified instructor in the classes being taught. The fitness class logo ( EX. Zumba) should be present on the website, schedule, or business cards.

If you picked mostly B's your Fitness Personality is:
The Sparkler- Pilates, Yoga, Barre Concepts, one on one personal training
You can find classes such as these at large membership based gyms but, also look for studios that specialize in yoga, Pilates, or Barre classes. Speciality studios will ensure that you get hands on attention and you are taught correct form and technique.
If you picked mostly C's your Fitness Personality is:
The Lady Gladiator - Weight training, small group personal training,  Bootcamps, Boxing, 
To become a lady gladiator you have to find a lady gladiator mentor so look for a certified fitness professional to help give you proper instruction on form and technique as well as build a training plan. Look for more affordable ways to work with a trainer by joining a small group or attending a bootcamp or boxing style classes.

If you picked mostly D's your Fitness Personality is:
The Medalist - Triathlete, Crossfit, Marathoner, Cyclist, Obstacle course racing
If you choose to take on this challenge alone beware of misguiding information on the net. Luckily, the growing interest in multisport racing and marathons, has made finding coaches who specialize in these events easier to find. Consult with a coach or join a racing team, and if that doesn't fit your budget make sure you choose a credible site to obtain training plans and tips .


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