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Hello there! Quick question! How many times did you skip your workout this week? Twice? Thrice? We have all been there. Paying for an annual gym membership and visiting the gym once in a blue moon. Most people think fitness is a one-fit for all. If you are someone who thinks the same, keep reading!
The best way to make the most of your workout routine is to identify the workout that matches your personality type. Let’s take a look at various personality types and the workout that suits each of them.
The Control Freak
Control freaks are very precise, calculative, organized and punctual. They are looking for a perfect workout session where they can sweat it out. The best types of workouts that will suit this personality type are full body intense workouts. Barre workout which is a combination of Yoga, Pilates and Ballet is one good example. This workout is very specific and tough. It delivers a very precise and controlled exercise experience. If you are a control freak, try your hand at Barre and feel the grace of Ballet along with the intensity of Pilates.
The Lazy Bug
A lot of us fall into this category. We snooze the alarm at least three times before we finally get out of bed. If you are someone who can relate to this, work out with a friend who is a fitness freak. You can even try your hand at group workout activities. There are many exciting group workouts like Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Cardio kickboxing, and Group cycling which are very engaging.
Go for fun workout sessions and boot camps which have a high-energy atmosphere and great music. If none of this seems to work, choose a personal trainer or Pilates teacher who will never let you skip a workout. Having the encouragement of a motivational instructor can also help you do better.
Some people just love competition. They live for challenges and thrive for competitive workout regimes. Winning and achieving the goal matters the most to them. Crossfit is the ultimate workout for those who are looking for a challenge. It is extremely tough and pushes your limits. The excessive number of repetitions in the limited amount of time is not an easy thing to do. Crossfit also has a big workout community where you can share your results and set higher goals for the next workout regime.
High-Intensity Interval Training or HIIT is also an excellent choice for people who are looking to challenge themselves with some tough workouts. Both the competitor and the control freak will enjoy High-Intensity Interval Training workouts.
The Adventure Lover
Adventure lovers are always looking for something new and get easily bored with stale workout routines. They want flexibility and are always looking for a room to experiment with new things. Workout routines which involve a lot of variety and creativity are the best choice for them. A 5-minute intense workout on different machines is good to start with. Power Yoga is another workout which involves a lot of poses in different degrees which are challenging at the same time very interesting. Zumba dance and Aerobics are also for adventure lovers who are looking for something exciting and fun. But even more than indoor workouts, the adventure lover is going to want to be outdoors. Activities like running, biking, hiking, or obstacle racing and triathlon training can provide both a change of scenery for your workouts, and the variety needed to stay engaged.
The Night Owl
The most common reason people skip a workout is that they have to wake up early. Good news to all of you night owls out there! There is no hard and fast rule that you should work out only in the mornings. If you are someone who finds it easy to stay up late but don’t like waking up early here’s a tip: workout when you want to! Find a time that fits your schedule. Lots of health clubs are open 24 hours these days, and even with minimal equipment, there is lots you can do at-home in your living room for cardio, strength training, HIIT, and even Pilates Matwork, and Yoga.
Regardless of your personality type, what’s important is that you find fitness activities that you enjoy and want to incorporate into your weekly workout routine. Whether you’re at the gym, a Crossfit box, Pilates or Yoga studio, Barre or Boxing club, at-home in your living room, or enjoying the great outdoors, finding the best workouts for your personality type can help you stick with your fitness plan.
In fact, night workouts have a lot of benefits. To begin with, you don’t have to fight the crowd, and you may have the gym all to yourself. This leaves you with many options to exercise. You can let out all the frustration from a tough day and have calmer mornings. Night workouts are the best way to de-stress. All the sweat you break can help you sleep better at nights as well.
The Early Riser
The lucky lot are here! People who find it easy to beat the alarm, have a lot of time for everything. Nothing can beat a dawn-breaking sweat session. Since you are up early, you have ample time to complete your workout. You can schedule your week with specific routines for each day. Monday can be abs, Tuesday for arms and so on. Getting a personal trainer can make your workout session all the more effective.
There are many personality tests online which you can take to identify your type and begin with the workout routine that will suit you. To all the lazy bugs out there, the most important thing to remember while working out is to keep it consistent. If you are a control freak make sure you give your body the appropriate rest. Stay fit! Stay happy!
Guest post for Centerworks® by Edgar James.
Edgar James is a prolific fitness writer and editor for Garagegymplanner.com. He writes in-depth fitness equipment reviews for home gym owners and motivates others with his personal experiences. A true naturalist and outdoors-man, Edgar loves hiking through forests and reconnecting with nature.
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How well are you breathing? Have you ever practiced Pilates breathing? A short science lesson. Cells are known as the “building blocks of life.” Sounds like our cells are pretty important. Cells make up our bones, muscles, tissues, ligaments, nerves and all our organs. Cells must have oxygen to survive and do their jobs in our bodies. The only way to get oxygen to each of our 37 trillion cells is to breathe. With such a big job to do, our bodies will function best if our breathing is strong and efficient.
Don’t leave your cells struggling for air. Deep breathing, breathing that fills your lungs to their fullest is important for a healthy and happy body. Pilates breathing fills the lungs from the bottom up, with powerful, deep, posterior-lateral breaths that expand the ribcage for maximum space for maximum oxygen to feed your body and your brain.
**** Try some deep Pilates Breathing with this short Pilates Breathing video.
How sad and true is this quote from the book Your Health written by Joseph Pilates in 1934! The human body is an amazing machine…but we are so focused on our gadgets, computers, tv’s and toys, that many people are deeply out of sync with themselves – physically, mentally, and spiritually. How sick must we become, before taking care becomes a priority and we take the time to pay better attention to the marvelous machine that we are living in – the human body, and super-computer that is our brain!
Pilates Mat exercises (or any other form of physical activity) can be an excellent way to refresh the body and relax the mind. Adequate rest and getting a good night’s sleep is one of the key components to whole-body health.
But for many people, falling asleep, and/or staying asleep can be a challenge… Racing thoughts, worries, thinking about all the things you need to do, or should have gotten accomplished today, or no matter what, you have got to get done tomorrow… Insomnia will not rejuvenate the body, mind, or spirit, but exercise can!
If you ever find yourself lying in bed wide awake wishing you could sleep, and wondering how the heck you’re going to stay awake at work tomorrow, roll yourself out of bed and onto a mat and MOVE. Even a short 10-15 minutes of Pilates Matwork just might be enough to calm the mind, center your body, and release and relax nervous energy so you can crawl back in bed and get a good night’s sleep.
Pilates Mat exercises à Moving Meditation à Relaxation (for a restful night’s sleep.)
Accomplishments. Goals. Life Purpose. Calling. Legacy… Are you on your path to make an impact and achieve your dreams, desires, and destiny?
The most important part of the equation to keep you heading in the right direction is YOUR HEALTH! Whether you’re goal is to be the next Nobel Prize winner, or the world’s best Mom, it takes a strong, healthy body, and the brain power to stay focused to keep you on the path of continuous improvement. Take positive action daily to reach your potential and be proud to show the world your accomplishments.
Everyone is bustling about with holiday shopping. There’s one thing that should be on everyone’s list, but can’t be purchased with a credit or debit card. No matter how much we want physical fitness we can’t get there with wishes or wallets. It’s discipline, consistency, dedication, and hard work that must be invested in yourself in order to become fit, flexible and enjoy fantastic health.
What effort are you making to prioritize your time and ensure you’re eating right and exercising to take care of your personal well-being and physical fitness? What is getting in the way? How can you eliminate some of the “extras” in order to put taking care of your health at the top of your priority list?
Share and care about friends and family. Show them how very special they are to you. Shop, and enjoy the Holidays, but don’t put your health on hold and wait to “get back on track” in the New Year. It is not selfish to make time to take care of YOU!
Physical fitness takes effort, YOUR Effort! And guess what…You are worth the effort.
Give the gift of good health to yourself this Season.
Have a HEALTHY and Happy Holiday!
What makes you happy? What hobbies do you enjoy? Who do you like “running around” with? Most likely your favorite activities require you to be physically active in one way or another. Whether it’s playing tennis, chasing grandkids, hiking, swimming, jogging, or jumping in puddles, you need to have physical fitness to be able to enjoy life and do the things that make your heart smile.
It takes a bit of work every day to stay strong, fit, and flexible enough to be able to do all the fitness and daily-life activities you love. So next time you’re struggling through your Pilates Hundreds, slogging through mile 3 of your run, or feel like you can’t lift that weight one more time, remember you’re not working out for a workout, you’re doing it to have the strength and stamina to do the fun things in life that make your soul sing, bring you joy, and keep you happy!
Whole-Body Health and Happiness Starts with Physical Fitness!