What's Your Workout Personality?

If you’ve had a tough time finding the right regimen, this celestial fitness guide just might help.

Monica Lind
Wondering why that kickboxing class just didnt work for you? Maybe it wasnt in the stars. Zodiaction: Fat-Burning Fitness Tailored to Your Personal Star Quality, by Ellen Barrett and Barrie Dolnick, says youll have better luck if you match your workouts to your sign. Any scientific basis for this? Not exactly. But if youve had a tough time finding the right regimen, this celestial fitness guide just might help.

(September 23–October 22)
You Libras want to look good, but hate grueling, marathon-length workouts.
Watch out for: Solo sessions. You need a partner or group to keep you focused.
The stars say: Stick with group-exercise classes like hip-hop dance or aerobics. Youll love the company and knowing exactly when you get to stop.

(October 23–November 21)
You love a physical challenge, with a bit of suffering thrown in.
Watch out for: Low-intensity workouts. Youll lose interest quickly.
The stars say: Aim for workouts requiring extra effort, like ballet, long-distance running, or triathlon training.

(November 22–December 21)
Your adventurous spirit craves scenery changes and new, exciting workout goals.
Watch out for: Static, repetitive exercises. Theyll lose their luster in no time.
The stars say: Indulge your curiosity. Learn to swing dance or sign up for a long-distance bike ride.

(December 22–January 19)
For you, hard work comes easily, so youre drawn to activities that play to your perfectionism.
Watch out for: Plateaus. More than any other sign, you need to keep adjusting your fitness goals to stay motivated.
The stars say: Climb a mountain—no joke! You Goats even love the incline settings on the treadmill.

(January 20–February 18)
You need a workout that allows for creativity.
Watch out for: Structure. You hate being told what to do, so youre better off going for no-pressure plans.
The stars say: Mix things up with small bursts of cardio that are as quirky as you are, from sprinting in your neighborhood to rebounding on the trampoline.

(February 19–March 20)
Youll exercise all day if the environments pleasing.
Watch out for: Loud music and aggressive crowds. Workouts are your Me Time.
The stars say: Find your ideal workout surroundings. Swimming outdoors or walking on a treadmill with a nice view suits you perfectly.
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Tracey Minkin
Last Updated: October 01, 2007

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