Photo by Colin Stoecker
Author/ Umarah Mughnee
Social distancing might be hard, but starting a workout doesn’t have to be. Here are some workouts for each zodiac sign:
*Cue Signs by Beyonce*
You feed off of intense “highs” and we have a solution. Get your serotonin soaring with a HIIT workout to keep your mind busy and your energy UP. Try this:
[5 Sets, :40 sec on, :15 sec off]
Burpees, Rest, Jump Squats, Rest, High Knee Sprint, Rest, Plank, Rest
You like to be in the spotlight, and we love to see it. For you? Try an Online Workout Challenge. See 10 pushups, Do 10 — but why stop there? See 50, do 50 or mix it up with 3 sets of 30. . .online tho.
Pilates, breathing, stretching, and strengthening. Get out of bed and take it slow; this is a perfect way to come out of your shell. Cosmopolitan listed 23 of the best pilates workouts you can do right in your home. Start now, you have no excuse.
Yoga. Maybe sit in savasana for a couple of minutes, maybe hours, days? Trust me, this is better than being in your feelings. Take a load off and airplay this yoga video on the tv.
Release some of that intensity, just not on the world. Let it out, in a healthy way. Box the air or a workout on a body bag if one is available. Yes, you guessed it, Kickboxing. Here’s a kickboxing workout to try.
It’s your season! You’re grounded and steadfast, so level your body by focusing on the core. How about this:
(3x) superset of Plank 1:00, Wall Sits 1:00, Superman :30 secs.
You like to keep it real, so how about some bodyweight training. This superset will keep you honest with yourself, how fit are you?
(4x) superset, 20 Push Ups, 10 Pull Ups, 400’s
*Don’t have a track? Run around your apartment building or the block. One lap equals one “400”.
This will make your twin personalities get along. Try this superset to work both sides of you:
Mountain Climbers 20 each leg
Bounce Lunges 10 each leg
Single-Leg Deadlift 10 each leg
Your detailed oriented spirit will jump for joy with this targeted-toning superset. Pay special attention to the speed of your workout. Slower is better for strengthening and toning. Use a resistance band.
20 ADL Calf Raises
25 Decline Pushups
You’re all about balance, so your workout should be just that. Check out this full-body superset so your indecisive-nature can be at ease when it comes to what body section to focus on.
20 Kettlebell Swings
20 Box Jumps [or] Step-Ups
Stop! Stop! Stop! We see you STILL trying to get work done for your job. Let’s lay low for a little bit. Go out for a run. For each chorus on your favorite songs, push yourself a bit harder and run more relaxed when the chorus is over. Here are some places around DC that are still open to the public to close your cardio activity circles.
You’re eccentric by nature, and we have the perfect solution to mix up your workout. Try some squats…with one caveat. Instead of using weights, use a 40-pack of water, your 30-pound dog, or even a gallon of juice. Here’s your superset:
15 Sumo Squats
15 Jump Squats
15 Pulse Squats