Ever wondered why you’re obsessed with HIIT, yet your best friend can’t wait to get her flow on during her favourite yoga class? It could be written in the stars.
Astrology is an ancient language that tells a story about your unique personality, purpose, and journey throughout life. By understanding what feeds your vitality, you can use your astrology to improve your overall health and wellness.
Given that reading wellness app MINDBODY specialise in matching you with your perfect workout, we were interested in their thoughts on how your zodiac sign can determine the kind of exercise that suits you best. Considering we’re happy to defer to our horoscopes to help us to better navigate our friendship circles, our sex lives and heck, even our boss at work, it’s not a stretch to let the stars shape your next workout.
Aries (March 20-April 20)
What to Try: High-intensity circuit training
Aries is a cardinal fire sign, which means it has the motivation to take on any challenge with passion, courage, and intensity. The challenge with this sign? You need to keep it short. Aries are known to lose interest after a while, so workouts like HIIT that feature quick bursts of energy are important.
Taurus (April 20-May 21)
What to Try: Barre
Taurus is a fixed earth sign, which means it is drawn to situations that fully embrace the sustaining power of the physical body. The challenge with this sign is getting outside the comfort zone of their usual fitness routine. A low-impact, strength-focused workout, like barre, will set you up for success.
Gemini (May 21-June 21)
What to Try: Step aerobics/Zumba
Gemini is a mutable air sign, meaning it’s energised by an adaptable curiosity and desire to learn and express. The challenge for this sign is focused thought and communication, so a more spontaneous workout, such as dance, is key. Find fitness that engages your mind through coordination!
Cancer (June 21-July 23)
What to Try: Yin Yoga
Cancer is a cardinal water sign, which means it is motivated by intentional activity that engages the emotional body and provides a release for all that energy. The challenge for this sign? Finding comfort in what they feel. Embrace positive vibes and clear out any emotional stagnation through a slower paced yoga practice, like Yin.
Leo (July 23-August 23)
What to Try: Cycling
Leo is a fixed fire sign, which means it is driven to succeed with unwavering passion and enthusiasm. The challenge for this sign is getting caught up in the desire and losing focus on the outcome. Channel your playful (and competitive) spirit and pedal to a sick beat—you’ll kill it in cycling class.
Virgo (August-September 23)
What to Try: Aerial Yoga
Virgo is a mutable earth sign, which means it loves learning how to improve the physical body holistically. What’s the biggest challenge for this sign? Getting caught up in the analytical mind and becoming too critical. Try fitness like aerial yoga that combines elements of different exercises, so you are constantly evolving.
Libra (September 23-October 23)
What to Try: Active Yoga Flow
A cardinal air sign, Libras are stimulated by thought and conversation. The challenge for this sign is getting caught up in what others are thinking or doing. Redirect your mind and bring your actions inward while setting an intention with a faster yoga flow.
Scorpio (October 23-November 22)
What to Try: Kickboxing
Scorpio is a fixed water sign, which means it finds energy in deep emotional connection. The challenge for this sign? Diving too deep and getting lost in the intensity. Embrace a workout that allows for emotional release through powerful movements, like kickboxing.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 22)
What to Try: Karate
Motivated by the freedom to explore and grow, Sagittarius is mutable fire sign. The challenge for this sign is to stay committed long enough to gain what is most valuable. Trying a more out-of-the-box workout, like karate, gives you a different perspective when it comes to fitness—and will expand your wellness horizon.
Capricorn (December 22-January 20)
What to Try: Pilates
Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign, meaning it is driven by structure and form. The challenge for this sign? Becoming too focused on the details and enjoying the process. Choosing a workout that emphasises power and muscle control will help you conquer your goals. Pilates is a perfect fit!
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
What to Try: Indoor Climbing
A fixed air sign, Aquarius’ are energised by big-picture thinking and actions. The biggest challenge for this sign? Not getting engrossed in the conceptual process. Choose workouts, like indoor rock climbing, that embody what you want to achieve—physically, mentally and emotionally.
Pisces (February 18-March 20)
What to Try: Ta’i Chi
Pisces is a mutable water sign, which means it is driven by emotional fluidity and deep inner work. The challenge for this sign is not to escape reality through isolation. Discover workouts that allow for gentle and fluid movements, like Ta’i Chi.
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