Whether you’re trying to get fitter in the New Year or just want to shake up your usual exercise routine, tailoring your workout to your star sign might be just the thing you need.
If you’re a firm believer in astrology and follow your horoscope closely, then you’ll know how much your zodiac sign can dictate your everyday likes and dislikes. So, why approach your workouts any differently?
Even if you’re new to horoscopes and star signs, using this guide from Fitness Superstore can be a great way to switch up your routine when you’re stuck in a rut. Who knows, you might just find the perfect workout you’ve been looking for…
Aquarius (20th January—18th February)
The definition of a free spirit, this air sign is always on the lookout for something fresh and new. So, an Aquarius will typically prefer outdoor exercise like cycling to the confines of a gym, but will also be open to trying any of the latest workout classes in their area. This makes dynamic HIIT classes another great choice for Aquarius’ experimental side, as well as providing them with a like-minded community to work up a sweat with.
Pisces (19th February—20th March)
The final sign of the zodiac and the best-known water sign, Pisces feel most at home when swimming or engaging in water sports like surfing or paddleboarding. However, as they are heavily influenced by their environment, it’s also important for Pisces to keep themselves grounded in reality. So, supplementing water sports with focused workouts like weight training and balance work can help this sign feel more confident and secure.
Aries (21st March—19th April)
Known as a bold and outgoing sign, an Aries often performs best when there’s a challenge at hand. This makes skilled sports like martial arts a great option, especially for a passionate, fiery sign like Aries. Ever the competitor, joining a HIIT or spin class will also prove to be a great motivator, as Aries tend to be spurred on by the performance of others around them.
Taurus (20th April —20th May)
One of the three Earth signs, Taurus is typically characterised by strength and stability. It’s also thought that those born under this zodiac sign like to treat themselves to new sensory experiences. Try keeping your feet on the ground and reconnecting with nature by finding new hiking or running trails, or experiment with weightlifting to build up your strength and balance.
Gemini (21st May—20th June)
Busy and sociable, Geminis will thrive on engaging group workout classes that help them feel part of a community. However, they’ll also need something engaging to hold their attention, so opt for shorter, dynamic workouts like sprinting, boxercise, or HIIT cardio. With their symbol being twins, Geminis will also enjoy buddying up to exercise with things like tennis, badminton, or a sparring session with boxing pads.
Cancer (21st June—22nd July)
As a water sign known for feeling things very deeply, Cancers can sometimes let their emotions take the upper hand. This is where mindful, intentional workouts like yoga and Pilates can be incredibly beneficial, helping to strengthen both the body and a busy mind. Typically a homebody, Cancer signs may also prefer to avoid gyms and feel more comfortable working out in their own space.
Leo (23rd July—22nd August)
Never afraid of the spotlight, Leos tend to be creative, confident, and dynamic. It’s important for Leos to find creative outlets to express their feelings and burn off some energy, which makes dance classes or dance-based workouts an excellent fit. These not only give Leos much more freedom than a gym session, but can also provide some stress relief for this naturally bold fire sign.
Virgo (23rd August—22nd September)
Naturally meticulous and often searching for perfection, Virgos may find themselves drawn to pursuits like ballet, tennis, or archery. But while these precision-based sports may pique the interest of this earth sign, Virgos will also benefit from workouts on the opposite end of the spectrum. When feeling overwhelmed, they should opt for things like yoga and meditation to give the analytical mind a break.
Libra (23rd September—22nd October)
This air sign strives for harmony and equilibrium in life, so why not take the same approach to your workouts? More than capable in team sports like football, rugby, or netball, Libras will also benefit from finding the balance with some solo pursuits. Hop on your bike to work up a sweat and feel the wind in your hair, which will complement the free-flowing, laid-back nature of your zodiac sign.
Scorpio (23rd October—21st November)
Scorpios are very intuitive signs, meaning that they can often thrive with a varied exercise routine that they tailor to the way they feel. Running can be an excellent tool for this water sign to clear their head and regain some focus, as can more explosive workouts like boxing, which act as a great outlet for the emotional intensity often felt by Scorpios.
Sagittarius (22nd November—21st December)
Drawn to risk and adventure, a Sagittarius will best enjoy workouts that don’t feel like workouts at all. Instead, adventure sports like surfing, climbing, and other adrenaline-pumping outdoor pursuits will keep up with this fire sign’s natural curiosity. This sign may also want to keep things interesting by trying something completely out of their comfort zone, like a Zumba or barre class.
Capricorn (22nd December—19th January)
Disciplined and known for their endurance, this sign tends to be well-suited to sports like long-distance running or triathlons. However, their dedication can mean that they can get stuck in the same routine, so Capricorns will also benefit from activities that help them find the light side of things. Working out with a friend or attending a group class can remind Capricorns to enjoy the journey, not just the destination.
- Keoghan Bellew, Personal Trainer and Sales Advisor at Fitness Superstore comments:
“Whether you’re new to working out or are a keen athlete, remember that everyone responds to exercise differently. So, if you’re not enamoured with the new sport or gym routine you’ve been trying out, it might be time to open your mind to something a little different.
“Enjoying the process is key to staying motivated, so it can help to find types of exercise that suit your personality type. For example, while sociable, outgoing star signs might love the competitive element of team sports, those with more introspective personalities tend to perform better in solo workouts like yoga or running. Try to tune into what your mind and body responds well to, and you’ll be far more likely to stick with it.”