Ever consider the idea that your workout routine says a lot about your personality? It’s just like any other preference, like what kind of music you enjoy listening to or places you like to visit. The way we choose to workout often shares something similar with our other hobbies and lifestyle. It can also say lot about our disposition and other quirks. Here are some popular workouts and what they reveal about your personality:
Whether you’re type A or more subdued, if your preferred means of working out involves getting outside for a run, then there’s a lot of energy burning inside of you that needs to be released. You love the feeling of freedom and the rush of endorphins you get from feeling your sneakers against the road and the air hit your skin (no matter what time of year).
As a runner, your prized running shoes probably cost more than your dress shoes and definitely take up the most space in your closet. But aside from the shoes and moisture-wicking clothes, you’re pretty low maintenance. If you had it your way you’d stay in your running gear all day, after all, the “get up and go” spontaneity of running is part of why you love it so much.
You put a lot of emphasis on strengthening your mind as well as your body, and you wish more people understood the importance of both! Rather than getting an adrenaline rush, you love the feeling of groundedness and wholeness the yoga studio provides.
More so than some of the other workouts, you might be a bit more fashion conscious, as this is one of the exercises that allows for a lot of expression through clothes. You don’t mind all the straps, bolsters, blocks, or the fact that you have to tote a mat around with you, you secretly love all the accessorizing that yoga gear provides.
While out exploring nature (your other hobby) you’re probably looking for the best place to strike a couple of poses or meditate while sipping chai tea.
If your preferred means of burning calories is at a zumba class, chances are you’re a social butterfly or life of the party. You believe working out should be just as fun as any other way you spend your time, or else, what’s the point?
For you, your working out is a time for sharing with friends or making connections, not just sitting on a machine at the gym by yourself. You’re also the friend with the best playlist that everyone wants a copy of, or the one finding all the killer new songs to dance to.
Whether you come for the party or to get a serious workout, you’re the creative type who loves being able to experiment with different forms of self-expression. From new dance moves to the colorful and vibrant attire associated with zumba, you love a workout that allows you to show off your individuality.
Some might call you “intense,” and a little obsessed with your workout, but those comments only come from non-cyclists, your biking friends on the other hand completely understand. Instead of spending December prepping for holiday activities, you probably spent all your free time trying to increase your annual miles before the New Year.
You love to explore and you love speed, and you especially love your bike. It’s less of a workout tool and more of a special relationship that only other cyclists would understand. In fact, you probably have a special “cycling” budget set aside for all the fancy bells and whistles your bike needs.
You might be the type who has trouble relaxing while off your bike, life on two feet just moves too slowly for you. Even being caught in traffic is even more frustrating because you can’t help but think how much faster you’d make it home on your bike. Also, seeing a cyclist on the side of the road always makes you feel a little jealous, even if you’ve already been out on your bike that day!
A good pair of sunglasses and your GPS watch are your best friends, you don’t care too much about making a fashion statement – you wouldn’t want anything interfering with your ability to go downhill like a silver bullet.
As you can see, much of our personality quirks can be revealed through how we choose to workout! Next time you’re around other workout enthusiasts, try noticing all the particularly habits and characteristics you might all share.