Feeling unmotivated by your fitness plan? Here’s what PT and founder of Sculptrition Amanda Place says about which workout you should be doing according to your Zodiac sign
The sun, moon, and the stars are all said to align with human nature in astrology.
The personality trait that might encourage you to move countries on a whim or act like a social butterfly, could well be tied to the fire, water, air, or earth sign in you.
It’s been said that an Aries and Aquarius might be the perfect match or that Gemini’s are suitable for a career in teaching, but what about which workouts align with our zodiac signs?
We asked Personal Trainer and founder of Sculptrition Amanda Place to give us the details on which workouts you should be doing according to your astrological sign.
Here’s what she had to say…
Aries (March 21 – April 19): High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
As a fiery and dynamic sign, Aries thrives on intensity. This zodiac sign is all about challenging yourself with an exercise where you can put your skills to the test.
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is perfect for Aries, offering short bursts of vigorous exercises followed by brief recovery periods.
For a born competitor, there’s no thrill like hitting a new personal best in time or reps and the high-octane environment of any HIIT workout will keep you satisfied.
Your energetic and competitive nature will help you push your physical limits and enjoy the challenge of your HIIT workouts.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Strength Training
Taurus, an earth sign known for its persistence and determination, finds its perfect match in strength training.
You are a natural builder, so focusing on building muscle mass and developing overall strength not only aligns with your innate practicality but also provides you with a sense of stability and grounding. Keep yourself interested and engaged by trying a new routine every day.
In a weekly routine, that would look like splitting your workout days into legs and glutes, chest and shoulders, back and arms, and core.
Once you’ve established the habit, that’s when your signature persistence will kick in.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Dance Fitness Classes
Gemini, symbolized by the Twins, possesses a vibrant and adaptable nature. The Gemini sign is also ruled by Mercury, who is the messenger of the Gods.
In true Mercury fashion, the speed of the workout is crucial as the time spent on the workout can only be long enough to keep your attention.
Being in a group atmosphere is a surefire way for this astrological sign to stay motivated. Dance fitness classes, such as Zumba or hip-hop dance workouts will capture your need for variety and social interaction.
These classes offer an opportunity for you to express yourself creatively while enjoying a fun and engaging workout.
The fast-paced action of these workouts will also keep you engaged and are right on par with your quick intellect.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Yoga
Cancer is a water sign associated with sensitivity and emotional depth. You tend to let your emotions get the best of you, which is why you need some kind of meditative practice to keep you grounded.
Therefore, Cancer signs benefit greatly from the calming and nurturing aspects of yoga.
This practice allows you to feel every movement, which is exactly what your sensitive nature craves, while simultaneously training your brain to let things go.
Gentle yoga flows and restorative poses will also help you find balance, reconnect with your emotions, and provide self-care while creating a sense of inner peace and well-being.
You may also prefer exercising at home over a busy gym or studio. You feel most secure at home and this will be another way to gain the connection you crave.
Leo (July 23 – August 22): Group Fitness Classes
Leo, known for its natural leadership and love for the spotlight, thrives in group fitness classes.
Your creative form of self-expression needs to be shown in a way that not only maximises your need to be seen, but also gets the most out of your fire orientation.
Choose any kind of movement class with a pumping playlist and energy in spades, and you’re golden. Whether it’s a high-energy spin class, choreographed combat, or a challenging boot camp, the camaraderie and collective energy of group workouts will feed your need for attention and motivation.
These classes also provide the perfect platform for you to showcase your strengths.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Pilates
Virgo, an earth sign characterized by attention to detail and a desire for perfection, needs an exercise that not only uses physical exertion but also mental acuity in its actions.
Based on this, you’ll find harmony in the precise and controlled movements of Pilates.
This low-impact workout strengthens the core, improves flexibility, and promotes body awareness, aligning perfectly with your inclination for meticulousness and mind-body connection.
You’ll most enjoy a Pilates class with some kind of meditation woven in as you’ll benefit having a few moments to quiet your analytic mind and just be.
Libra (September 23 – October 22): Barre Classes
Libra, represented by the scales of justice, values balance and harmony. Fitness equilibrium is important to you, so make sure you’re getting the full-body workout you need.
Barre classes, combining elements of ballet, Pilates, and yoga, offer a well-rounded workout that engages both the body and the mind.
The graceful and fluid movements of barre routines will resonate with your love for beauty and elegance.
Balance is the key to mastering those tiny, tricky barre movements. Fortunately, your sign knows a thing or two about balance!
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Martial Arts
Scorpio, a sign associated with intensity and inner strength, can be a little intense. You need a workout that can match that internal intensity and allow you to feel the pain to release some of the pent-up energy that can otherwise turn toxic.
This is why you thrive on workouts that push you to the absolute max, and martial arts does exactly that. It’s great for fighting off any mental demons, too.
Whether it’s kickboxing, jiu-jitsu, or taekwondo, these workouts will channel your passionate energy while cultivating discipline and self-control.
Martial arts can provide you with an outlet for you to focus your emotions and enhance your physical prowess.
You will get the most out of yourself and relate deeply to the intensity of the workout.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Outdoor Activities
Sagittarius, the adventurous and freedom-loving sign, revels in outdoor activities that combine exercise with exploration.
Your best workouts usually happen in the great outdoors, and they rarely feel like workouts because they’re just new experiences to check off your bucket list.
Hiking, trail running, or cycling will allow you to connect with nature, stimulate your sense of adventure, and fuel your boundless energy. Surfing is also a great match for you.
The mystical nature of surfing along with the adrenaline it produces gives you the perfect combination to align yourself to mind and spirit.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Circuit Training
Capricorn likes to engage in activities that are physically challenging and emotionally uplifting, a combination that helps you silence your inner critic.
Known for being ambitious and disciplined in nature, you’ll find fulfilment in circuit training as your competitive streak and determination will drive you to the very top.
This form of workout combines strength training with cardiovascular exercises, enabling you to efficiently manage your time while maximising results.
The structure and goal-oriented approach of circuit training will align perfectly with your diligent work ethic and leave you feeling accomplished in doing something that isn’t easy.
But you must know when to stop, as you have a tendency to overdo it and fight through an injury.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Team Sports
Aquarius is another social sign that likes to workout with other people. You’ll thrive in team sports and team workouts where you can learn from one another.
Engaging in activities like football, netball, or tennis will get you to exercise your competitive spirit while enjoying the camaraderie and teamwork that comes with it.
Team sports also provide you with an opportunity for you to connect with like-minded individuals.
Make sure the workout or sport you engage in is something you view as fun and enjoy doing or your motivation will fade quickly.
Your free-spirited nature will find bouncing and tumbling around for an hour wildly fun, but you could also be down for aerial yoga, parkour, trapeze, or snowshoeing.
See where that endless imagination takes you.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Swimming
Pisces, a water sign associated with intuition and empathy, will be game for anything aquatic.
You’ll particularly find solace in the tranquility of swimming. This low-impact exercise promotes both physical and mental well-being, enabling you to escape the world’s chaos and immerse yourself in the meditative flow of water.
The serene environment of swimming is great for reflecting and meditating, which are important aspects of your being.
If you’re looking to do something more interesting in the water, paddle boarding and kayaking are great options to try.
Aligning your fitness routine with your zodiac profile can be a source of inspiration and motivation in maintaining an active lifestyle.
Experimenting with different workouts can help you discover the activities that resonate with your personality traits and preferences, allowing you to enjoy a more fulfilling fitness journey.
Regardless of your zodiac sign, the most important aspect of any workout is finding joy in it and staying consistent.
Amanda Place is an award-winning fitness coach and founder of Sculptrition. Sign up for her free weekly fitness tips via her website.
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