What Workout Fits Your Zodiac Sign?
Hey, what’s your sign? It turns out, this is so much more than a pick-up line. It can also be the key to figuring out what kind of workout you should try this year. From loyalty to adventurousness, certain characteristics tend to be tied to different zodiac signs. Some believe the astrological sign your birthday falls under holds the key to love, your future and even your personality traits. Why not let those traits guide you to your next favorite workout? Use the below guide to find a fitness routine that aligns with your sign and personality for a fun new approach to fitness this year.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Common Traits: Clever, Inventive
Not only is aerial yoga really challenging, but figuring out how to use the silk hammocks to support your body is a task perfect for any problem-solving Aquarius.
Where to try it: Detroit Flyhouse in Detroit
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Common Traits: Adaptable, Imaginative
Resourceful Pisces will find rock climbing to be the perfect mix in a workout routine. Each route up the climbing wall is a new, exciting challenge that works your entire body (and mind) in the process.
Where to try it: Planet Rock in Ann Arbor
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Common Traits: Independent, Generous, Courageous
Spin classes, where you pedal away on indoor bikes, let you go at your own pace while also being part of a group. Challenge yourself by trying to up your intensity during class.
Where to try it: Endurance Fitness & Wellness in Kalamazoo
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Common Traits: Loyal, Patient, Dependable
Pilates tones muscles while being gentle on your joints, meaning you can practice it daily. But don’t dismiss it as an easy workout—the moves can be tough to master (that’s where the patience of a Taurus comes in.)
Where to try it: Core Sport Studio in Plymouth
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Common Traits: Energetic, Witty
Geminis can’t stand to be bored by routine workouts, which makes Zumba a great fit. Each Zumba dance class is a unique fitness experience that works up a sweat while encouraging you to have fun.
Where to try it: Greater Midland Community Center in Midland
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Common Traits: Caring, Dependable
Traditional yoga classes align the body and mind—and many classes tend to follow similar routines. That makes them ideal for compassionate Cancers who want more than just a good sweat from a workout.
Where to try it: Marquette Yoga Center in Marquette
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Common Traits: Loyal, Confident, Ambitious
Hey brave lions: Give hip-hop dance a try! Leos are characteristically confident people who love the spotlight. Busting a move will give you a chance to shine while working up a serious sweat.
Where to try it: Motor City Dance Factory in Southfield
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Common Traits: Analytical, Observant, Precise
Barre classes, a workout that uses a ballet bar, aren’t just for people with a dance background. The exactness of the movements will get muscles burning while speaking to the precision-loving side of Virgos.
Where to try it: Pure Barre in Grand Rapids
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Common Traits: Peaceful, Idealistic
For the Libra who craves restoring yet intense workouts, hot yoga classes are ideal. They combine the serenity of yoga with the challenge of doing poses in a heated room.
Where to try it: Bikram Yoga in Grand Rapids and Traverse City
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Common Traits: Passionate, Resourceful
Crossfit and high intensity interval training is not for the faint of heart—the workouts push yourself to constantly reach new fitness heights. That makes them perfect for resourceful Scorpios, who never shy away from a challenge.
Where to try it: Crossfit in the D in Detroit
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Common Traits: Independent, Curious
Not just a summer sport, outdoor cycling is a great cardio and lower body strength workout for those wanting to kick their fitness into high gear. Plus it can lead you down winding roads you’ve never explored before – something no one will enjoy more than a curious Sagittarius.
Where to try it: A road near you! Get outfitted at a local bike shop like Einstein Cycles in Traverse City.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Common Traits: Responsible, Patient
Long distance running is the perfect pace for Capricorns, who can appreciate the patience it takes to pound the pavement mile after mile. The best part? Running doesn’t require a gym membership! Just throw on your running shoes anytime for a workout.
Where to try it: A trail near you! Get in gear by shopping at a local running store like Complete Runner in Flint.