Types of exercise according to your personality

The physical activity increases our quality of life, improves our mood and help prevent various health problems associated with sedentary lifestyle and increasing agebut how can we choose the training more appropriate to practice in the gym? And how do we know which is the type of exercise that best suits our personality?

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The choice of sport activity that responds to our needs is not a secondary matter, but a fundamental decision to be able to achieve our objectives of Health & Wellness and not abandon the physical practice ahead of time, they warn from the European gym chain Basic-Fit (BF) (www.basic-fit.com).

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Exercise according to your personality

“You are a person introvert or extrovertcalm or dynamic? are you subjected to much stress or do you need to activate? Do you motivate strong emotions or just have fun? tell me how you are and I will say what training you need!”, says César Simón, product manager for Basic-Fit Spain.

“Choose a habit of trainingdepending on our needs and tastes, once we have informed ourselves about all the available options, it is also choosing a way of being, because reciprocally, one’s own sport practice also influences positive way in personality of each one, contributing enthusiasm, vitality and spiritaccording to Simon.

Starting from a model of the expert in sports psychology Lee-Ann Sharp, and adapting it to the sport in gymsBF describes four of the most popular practices and the personality profiles to which these activities are most suited.


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For her part, Eloïse Cilia, content specialist ‘fitness‘ in Basic-Fit Internacional, adds at the request of EFE a practical advice for turn each practice into a strong habit.


For the independent people who want to control their own performance and seek specific objectives, it is recommended exercise on machines such as the bench press, the leg press, the lat machine, in addition to the cardiovascular exercisesuch as the ‘indoor cycle’, the elliptical machine or the treadmill, according to BF.

are all exercises that require motivation and encourage the concentration on goals, as well as constancythe discipline and the self-confidencethey explain.

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Advice: “In the gym, it is good to vary exercisestake each routine as a challenge, and set achievable goals within a specific period”, according to Cilia, who suggests always thinking about how good we will feel after train.


For those who find motivation in those high intensity sports in which they share interests and motivation with more participantsit is advisable to training that allow release the stress and focus attention.

In this category are the group classes type ‘Abs & Core’ (to work posture and abs), Barbell (by muscle groups), ‘Bootcamp’ (interval training), ‘Body Pump’ (strength and resistance), ‘Body Attack’ (resistance), ‘Indoor Cycle’ (cardio) and ‘XCore’ (abdominals and muscles in general).

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Advice: “It is more funny and bearable play sports togetherso you should find a partner training to support each other. Having an ‘accomplice’ by your side helps you go beyond your own limits and go to the Gym when he doesn’t feel like going out or is lazy”, says Cilia.


The extroverted people who are looking for the more playful and fun side of sport in the company of other people need to enjoy the training. For example, moving to the rhythm of the music and following routines dance such as those of the ‘Dance Special’, ‘Dance Party’ or ‘Latin Dance’ classes, according to BF.

They can also practice other disciplines, such as ‘Booty’ (to strengthen the buttocks and legs) and ‘Aerobics’ (to Burn calories), which are developed by listening to the most popular musical hits, to to motivate and stimulate the participantspoint.

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Advice: “For many people the music It is a great stimulant during training and allows them to enjoy them to the fullest. If you lack motivation, let your favorite music play in your headphones and see how it makes you want to train!” Cilia advises.


The exercises that promote well-beingand that can be practiced with a moderate intensity level and easily incorporated into daily life, they usually connect with less competitive peoplemore focused on health in general and seeking the physical and mental balanceaccording to BF.

In this category are the classes in which importance is given to the breathingthe Balancethe concentration and the positionAs the Yoga or Pilateswhich are also recommended for people with anxiety and stresspoint.

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Tip: Cilia recommends preparing a weekly training plan and applying it lasts a month, without worrying if one day it is not met, but committing to recover it the next day. “Like the nutritionthe hygienework, the sport It must be part of our day-to-day life”, emphasizes Daniel Galilea.

*With information from EFE.

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