Digital video production made the creation of exercise DVDs easier and less expensive while websites dedicated to delivering home workouts to your inbox make developing a home fitness routine feel as easy as clicking a button. If you have ever wondered whether you would achieve better fitness results by going to the gym instead of working out at home and vice versa, take this quiz and find out.
A. I’d love to have a fitness buddy
B. Other people’s sweat makes me nervous
A. When I hear of a new fitness method I immediately want to try it
B. I hate change, I’d rather know what to expect
A. Exercise is in my top 3 list of favorite activities
B. The commute to my gym sucks
A. I buy a new workout outfit at least once a month
B. I workout wearing my old t-shirts and pajamas
A. My workout is my stress-relief time
B. I have a difficult time sticking to my gym schedule
A. I am constantly posting Facebook updates about my awesome workouts
B. My workouts are my personal business and my Facebook friends need to stay out of it
Fitness Flower: Go out and enjoy the gym/fitness studio/ yoga studio/ hiking meetup and all other forms of social exercise. You are a person who appreciates exercising with or around other people. You enjoy learning new exercise methods and you exercise because you love it and not because you “have” to. You believe what you wear to workout is important and thus investing in workout clothes feels like a natural activity. Furthermore, exercise is a part of your overall wellness and a source of energy and relaxation and most likely also a source of social activity and connection
Living Room Lunger: Get your favorite exercise DVD and stay in to exercise. You are a private fitness type who wants to stay healthy because you know it’s the right thing to do. You enjoy some types of exercise, not all. Your main motivation to exercise is burning calories and body fat to keep your body healthy without the need or desire to try the latest fitness fad. You are practical and busy and want to keep your workout time to a minimum while still getting the results you want. You are committed to exercise as a means to staying healthy and want to get it done and move on to doing the other tasks in your to do list.
Remember, this quiz is not intended to help you rationalize your exercising clothing shopping addiction or quarantine you to your living room. It is intended to help you realize fitness habits come in as many variations as there are people. Find what works for your unique lifestyle, it might even be a combination of gym and home workouts. Don’t use lack of time or energy or work as an excuse to neglect your health. It is your responsibility to take charge and find what works for you. Sounds harsh? You’ll thank me later.