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Thanks for taking the SparkPeople Fitness Personality Profiler! If you match your workout program to fit your personality type, you'll be much more likely to stick with it, stay consistent and lose weight. This gives you the freedom to pursue a fitness program that you'll enjoy without worrying about exercises and programs that aren't right for you. You might even find a workout buddy of a similar type on our support message boards.
You have a great deal of drive and self-confidence, and are very focused when working toward a fitness goal. You tend to push yourself very hard to succeed and are achievement oriented in most things. Your actions are deliberate and often planned out ahead of time. Your biggest competitor is often yourself but you thrive in team sports where there is a clear winner. You tend to take control of what you are doing and like to gain a sense of mastery over it if you can. Indeed, for most Goal Getter types fitness is serious business and not just recreation. With that in mind, it will benefit you greatly to monitor and track your nutrition and exercise progress regularly. Things to watch out for: be careful not to lose interest if you stop making progress and become frustrated. Keep trying and take the time to seek the advice of a fitness trainer or professional. Many Goal Getter types believe too much is never enough. This kind of over training can lead to injury so be sure to give your body plenty of rest and time to recover. Great exercises for you are running, weight training, triathlons, biking, swimming, and hiking.
You trust your intuition and value the time you can spend alone. For you there is also a spiritual side to fitness that helps you connect with your mind and body. For the Independent Thinker type, exercise is a great way to reflect and learn more about yourself. For you, exercise is important to help you grow as a person and each new physical experience is meaningful. Many people of this type use meditation and breathing exercises to help them relax, rejuvenate and detoxify from the day’s stresses. You can be a loner, but the bigger factor is the independent streak in you that makes you different. You value efficiency and how this gives you more time to do the things you enjoy. Also important is the balance you bring to most things in life - this holds true for your fitness routine as well. The thing to watch out for is making sure you sufficiently challenge yourself in areas like strength training and anaerobic capacity. Great exercises for you are likely to be Yoga, Tai Chi, using a treadmill, walking, breathing techniques, rowing, swimming and muscle toning.
Your favorite thing about exercise is that it gives you a way to take some risks and challenge yourself. You are often looking for the next big thing in fitness but many activities look good to you. You like to try most things at least once. Also important for you is that outdoor adventure and exercise have great appeal. There is also a good chance you covet the latest in fitness gadgets and equipment, and have more than one magazine subscription in your area of interest. Outdoor and electronic gear, especially the newer and more different, seems to capture your attention. You also tend to be more of a thrill seeker and pursue the rush of adrenaline that comes with pushing yourself to the limit. Things to watch out for are flipping around and doing too much without proper training or conditioning. Also be careful that you do not become too inactive between activities when looking for the next thing to pick up. Consistency is very important for getting real results! Exercises that interest you are probably downhill skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, gymnastics, intensive martial arts programs and the more hardcore “boot camp” type of exercise programs.
You are a people person! You get energy from the people around you and exercise is a fun way to share and catch up with friends. Team sports also give you a way to push yourself in friendly competition with others. In a group or class you know you will have to keep up the pace (or be at the top!) and you like to experience the exhilaration of a great workout with others. A big bonus for you is that exercise and fitness are great ways to meet people interested in the same things you are. Think about finding a partner to keep you going and vary your activity when working out alone. Also think about getting co-workers involved by starting a lunch time walking club at work. Something to watch out for is your fitness priorities; you could spend too much time socializing and not enough time working out. Exercises recommended for the Social Scene Exerciser include: dancing, spinning, golf, tennis, step classes, softball, soccer, kickboxing and basketball.
3448 days ago
Just dropping in to say hello! What a beautiful child you have and....what a wonderful comment about your wife! She must be a wonderful "Proverbs 31" woman...as the heart of her husband trusts in her!!!
Wishing you G-ds richest blessings!
Keep on Sparking!!!
3451 days ago
Which type of fitness class suits you?
Group fitness classes are popular attractions at gyms the world over. For many exercisers, these workouts offer motivation, social support, variety, expert instruction—and a lot more fun! If you're curious about trying a class for the first time, and concerned about whether you'll like it, hate it, or even fit in at all, take this assessment to find out which fitness classes suit your personality and workout style. Not into group fitness? Your quiz results will also recommend fitness videos/DVDs that you can try.
Your Results Looking for a Strength Challenge
You like to focus on muscular strength and pushing your body to the limits. You enjoy high-intensity workouts like strength training and you're no stranger in the gym. Although many exercisers who are looking to build size and strength think that fitness classes are too easy or a waste of time, most gyms offer classes for all levels of fitness, including strength classes that use dumbbells, body bars, and weighted bars that allow you to customize your level of weight and resistance.
Try these fitness classes: Body Pump, Boot Camp, Chisel, Body Sculpt, Circuit Training, Cardio Strength Interval, Integrated Strength Training, BOSU Body, Muscle Works, or Athlete workouts. Look for class descriptions that utilize various types of equipment. Resistance bands and weighted barbells both allow you to customize your resistance level and vary your workout routine. Don't shy away from body weighted calisthenics or workouts—most of these classes utilize a higher number of repetitions and offer modifications to make your workout harder. Water fitness can also surprise your muscles and use resistance in addition to the water itself to work all the major muscle groups.
Workout videos to try: Get Ripped!, Navy SEAL Training, Cathe Friedrich's Boot Camp and Muscle Endurance, Power 90, Crunch Bootcamp Training, Special Ops Fitness: Navy Seal Workout by Mark de Lisle
3452 days ago