Finding it hard to pick between all the online workouts on offer? Here’s how to find your perfect match based on your star sign.
The COVID-19 restrictions are finally easing, but indoor gyms around the country won’t be opening for a little while yet which means home fitness has never been more important. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the amount of online classes on offer, why not get a little help from the stars?
Just like your self-care routine, crystal choice and evening routine can be influenced by your star sign, so too can your exercise routine. Here’s how to find your perfect match.
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Aries (March 21st-April 19th)
Ruled by Mars (the planet of activity), this energetic fire sign is known for being outgoing, competitive, ambitious and determined. Since you’re always looking for a way to push yourself to your limits, combat the stress of life in lockdown with an at-home high-intensity interval workout. A fast-paced session will help you sweat out pent-up tension and help re-stabilise your (sometimes erratic) energy levels.
Try: Sweat by Kayla Itsines or The Body Coach.
Taurus (April 20th-May 20th)
You might prefer to spend your days lazing around watching Netflix, but as a stubborn Taurean you’ll benefit from a muscle-burning strength session. Whether it’s using equipment you have at home, resistance bands or your own bodyweight, strength training will help keep you calm and focused and make the most of your all-or-nothing attitude.
Try: Fitness Blender or Les Mills.
Gemini (May 21st-June 20th)
The celestial twins of the zodiac, Geminis are great communicators and can have a hard time focusing their attention, which means you’re probably feeling a little lost in this newly socially distanced world. To keep your mind engaged and to burn away any building anxieties, treat yourself to a dance cardio workout. It’s fun, will set your heart rate on fire, help you connect with others and most of all, take your mind off any worries you have.
Try: The Jungle Body Club or The Studio by Jamie Kinkeade.
Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd)
As a sensitive homebody, you need to take this time to nurture yourself and try not to let the needs of others get in the way of your self-care. To help strengthen your sense of self, look for restorative exercises like yoga instead of HIIT classes. You tend to pick up on the emotions of others, which can lead to heightened stress, so yoga is the perfect way to diffuse that.
Try: Yoga with Adriene
Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd)
Leos are used to taking centre stage, which means online barre classes are perfect for you. As a fire sign, you’re energetic and creative, but since you’re also ruled by the sun you love consistency. Barre allows you to get the best of both worlds – it’s playful and performative but the movements are precise, so you’ll feel right at home.
Try: Barre Body or Lean Bean Fitness
Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd)
Logical, practical and ever analytical, Virgos can easily become caught up in their thoughts. If lockdown has thrown your usual workout routine out of whack, get yourself back on track with some at-home Pilates. You’ll find joy in learning the ins and outs of every move, connect with your core and appreciate the structure of each class.
Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd)
As the scales of the zodiac, Librans are cool, calm, collected and balanced. While these traits mean you often make a great friend and colleague, it also means you can be a little too laidback (aka, lazy). For the right amount of motivation and social connection, you’d be better off signing up for some online one-on-one training or live group classes.
Try: Anytime Fitness or Keep It Cleaner.
Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st)
Spiritual and sensual, the best way for a Scorpio to sweat is with a workout that celebrates their body. Not only will you tone your muscles with a burlesque or sexy dance workout, you’ll also boost your confidence and score a mental break – you can’t think about your troubles when you’re twerking.
Try: Fitesque or Hip Shake Fitness
Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st)
Curious, adventurous and always seeking an adrenaline rush, as a Sagittarius you might not be coping with the coronavirus restrictions all that well. To help you vent some of that built-up energy and emotion, try a cardio boxing class.
Try: TIFF XO or POPSUGAR Fitness
Capricorn (December 22nd-Jan 19th)
The last of the earth signs, Capricorns love structure and have a can-do attitude, which means they can sometimes turn into workaholics. To strike a balance, try a ballet-based workout. It’s calming and gentle but complicated enough to stimulate your hungry mind.
Try: Australian National Ballet or Ballet Beautiful
Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th)
As a social sign, you work better with friends or in group situations. While you might find it tough to motivate yourself during lockdown, tuning into a live workout can help give you the push you need to make the move from your couch to your exercise mat.
Try: Michelle Bridges or 28 by Sam Wood
Pisces (February 19th-March 20th)
Pisceans are known for being highly empathetic, compassionate and sensitive, so your workout of choice should be something that restores your giving spirit. Practices like tai chi or yin yoga are perfect.
Try: Yoga with Kassandra