What's Your Fitness Personality?

Knowing yourself can help you choose the activities that fit you best.

Updated October 24, 2016

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10. If you were asked to try something completely different like ballroom or belly dancing, what would be your response?

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What's Your Fitness Personality?

You got: Free Spirit

I got Free Spirit. What's Your Fitness Personality?
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As someone who loves to have fun, you may think it's a total waste of time to engage in any exercise that isn't entertaining. As a result, you may enjoy a variety of activities, which is great in many respects. Having so many interests may give you a leg up because you're good at a broad spectrum of activities and can always find something to do. You're also able to work your body in different ways to avoid boredom and overuse injuries.

What you might have difficulty with is sticking with any type of exercise schedule. You may exercise for a week or two by playing tennis, inline skating, shooting hoops or walking with a friend. But then, if the weather's bad or work gets busy, you may not do anything active for several weeks. What makes exercise enjoyable to you - the freedom to do what you like when you like - may also be your downfall as you fight to follow some kind of routine.

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What's Your Fitness Personality?

You got: Hard Worker

I got Hard Worker. What's Your Fitness Personality?
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You are most likely someone who is disciplined and reliable. If you exercise, you may have been following the same program for a long time. Once you find something that works, you stick with it and work hard at it. But, you may be too reliant on your workout schedule, to the point where you rarely try new things for fear of seeing negative results or quitting. 

Getting out of your comfort zone and testing your limits on occasion may be just what you need to eliminate boredom and avoid burnout. As a disciplined, methodical person, you may tend to stick to more regimented routines. But, avoiding new activities or changing your program may be keeping you at a plateau. Breaking out of your comfort zone, even a little, will do wonders for both your mind and body. 

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What's Your Fitness Personality?

You got: By the Book

I got By the Book. What's Your Fitness Personality?
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More of a leader than a follower, you like to be in charge and are likely a goal-oriented person. You may enjoy the process of setting goals and mapping out the steps you need to reach them. You're also disciplined and self-motivated, so you may not need a buddy or group activity to keep you supported.

Because of these traits, you're the kind of person who is consistent with exercise and doesn't have a problem committing to a regular exercise program. You may lean towards more athletic activities and you may also have a tendency to get stuck in exercise ruts from time to time, having difficulty changing things up on a regular basis.

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What's Your Fitness Personality?

You got: The Seeker

I got The Seeker. What's Your Fitness Personality?
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You love trying new things and you're open to new ideas. While you may have a tendency to follow the latest fitness trends, you also have a history of starting and quitting exercise programs without finding an activity that quite clicks for you. You may even have a garage or basement full of gadgets you've bought and given up on.

The great thing about you is that you never give up and genuinely want to find something that works for you. Perseverance serves you well, even if it doesn't always feel that way. Set specific goals to stay on track even as you explore new ideas. It may help give you more focus and direction.

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