If you're a fitness Go-Getter, you might prefer to kickbox your way to good health. / Sheer Photo/Getty Images
There’s really only one key to sticking with exercise, and that’s doing something you love. “Anything that gets your heart rate revving and you slightly out of breath counts,” says Larysa DiDio, co-author of Sneaky Fitness. Take our mini-quiz and you’re guaranteed to find a workout you’ll look forward to doing.
1. When you see an infomercial for the latest super-ab blaster, you...
a) Wonder what the fuss is. Isn’t that what Pilates is for?
b) Are working out with it by the end of the week.
c) Flip the channel.
2. You exercise because…
a) You want to be healthy and have more energy.
b) You want a slim, toned body.
c) You want to lose weight.
3. You've planned to exercise before work. When the alarm rings, you...
a) Press snooze a couple of times, mainline some caffeine and lace up your sneakers.
b) Pop out of bed.
c) Shut off the alarm and roll over. There’s always tomorrow.
If you answered mostly A’s, you’re a Fitness Do-Gooder.
You work out because you know you’re supposed to. You enjoy it somewhat, but if life interrupts the routine, you have trouble getting back on track. Best workouts for you: Classes that emphasize variety—and distract you from the fact that you’re exercising! Try a mix of Zumba, body-sculpt classes or treadmill classes, mat Pilates, beginner Spinning, or Iyengar yoga.
If you answered mostly B’s, you're a Fitness Go-Getter.
You’re pumped to exercise, like to be pushed in a workout and enjoy the coolest, newest workouts. Best workouts for you: You like to be challenged and push yourself to new levels. Try boot camp classes, interval running, kickboxing, Pilates on apparatus, Bikram yoga, Ashtanga yoga, or advanced spinning.
If you answered mostly C’s, you're a Fitness Work-in-Progress.
You often try to start a new plan, but it never lasts. Best workouts for you: Look for options that will ease you into exercise and show results—without being so hard you get discouraged and give up. Try DVDs (CollageVideo.com and ExerciseTV.tv have good selections), dancing, walking outside, recumbent biking, or elliptical training.