Did you know that one of the main reasons people give up their exercise regime is because they’re doing the wrong type of exercise for them? While exercise may not be top of the list of fun things to do for many people, if you’re not enjoying your exercise routine even a little bit then there’s much more chance you’ll quit.
If you pick an exercise that suits you and your lifestyle you’re much more likely to stick with it and, as such, see results sooner rather than later! Here we sum up the three most common types of exerciser – work out which one you are you’ll know exactly which type of work out is right for you.
The lone exerciser
The lone exerciser uses exercise time as a chance to clear their heads. They like to work out alone as they want to switch off from the outside world or have some time alone with their thoughts to think through things that need to be done.
Gyms and classes are too crowded and noisy for the lone exerciser. Instead she prefers to go for long runs in the park or on the beach where she can clear her mind while she tones up her figure.
The machine fanatic
For the machine fanatic workouts like aerobics or dance classes just aren’t hard enough. The machine fanatic doesn’t feel like she’s getting a real work out unless there’s thousands of pounds worth of machinery around her. The machine fanatic is serious about her workout and you’ll often find her in the gym at 6am before she heads to work. She’s also been known to squeeze in a workout on a Friday night before hitting the town and even Sunday’s aren’t off limits for this girl. When it comes to working out, the gym is the only place to be for the machine fanatic.
The support-seeker wants to work out, she really does. But she just can’t do it alone. She needs the support of people around her. She needs it even while she’s working out. The support-seeker responds well to praise and feel better about working out with proper guidance. Working out alone in the gym or going for a walk would be so boring for her she would quit within a matter of days.
What the support-seeker likes is exercise classes where she will have a teacher to offer words of encouragement and a class full of people in the same boat to offer support.