Astrology, the study of how the constellations in the sky impact our daily lives, can offer some fascinating insights as to our personalities, and even help with decisions like picking a fitness regimen. The stars have a lot to say about the amount of shuteye you need, what wild partying you may have been up to the night before, or even the best workout for your zodiac sign.
Feeling stuck in your routine or missing a routine entirely? Astrology might offer a way to get your Leo butt back in gear and make your Instagram followers mega jealous of your gym selfies. Or maybe you’re a Virgo, and you’d like to keep your six-pack a secret – that doesn’t mean you don’t want one, though.
Whether you’re a couch potato or a seasoned athlete, astrology can help you find a new workout you’ve never tried, or it may confirm what you already knew about how your sign says you should work out. Everybody has their own fitness style, so try these zodiac sign workouts and see how they fit you.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Metrics-Driven Cycling
The Fire sign Aries loves to hustle, so your best bet is to find a way to put your iron will to the test. Since you also thrive in competition, group classes with a high intensity focus are the best way to get you in fighting shape – perhaps literally. Try boxing classes, Crossfit, or any in-person cycling class that has a leader board like Soulcycle or Flywheel. Just be careful not to crush your rivals (too much).
You’re also a trendsetter, so feel free to treat yourself to some new gym clothes if you need a little motivation; be sure to don your killer athleisure when you grab a post-workout green smoothie. Those leggings don’t wear themselves.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Outdoor Power Yoga
The bull hates to be rushed, so look for a workout routine that gives you both a smooth rhythm and the occasional punch. Pilates or power yoga works with stabilizers and deep muscles which compliments your steady nature. As a grounded Earth sign, be sure to take your exercise outside with runs, hikes, or even a few burpees in the park.
You’re great at picking a routine and sticking with it, which means you’re likely to reach your fitness goals. After you settle into your regimen, shake it up every now and then. Goat Yoga? Why wouldn’t you?
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Team Fitness
For a Gemini, routine is the enemy. Find variety in your workouts, or else you may quickly get bored. As an Air sign, the focused breathing of yoga or Pilates can work well for you, but make sure to try different classes and disciplines. You may enjoy a gym that offers lots of different classes, or try out some fun specialty studios.
The twin flame of Gemini means any group fitness class that has teamwork is a great idea. Look for activities that spark your social side and get you connected with a good workout buddy. Picking an activity with limited partners like tennis, acroyoga, or even just tossing a fitness ball will help you find the kindred spirit that Geminis crave. As Geminis know, high-fives are the absolute best.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): In-Home Streaming Workouts
Cancers love being at home, so an in-home workout may be a smart decision for you. Free yoga or bodyweight training workouts on Youtube may be the simple fitness plan you need. To step it up, invest in video packages made by companies like Beachbody, or make the leap to live streaming fitness like the cycling studio, Peloton.
As a Water sign, a little pool time wouldn’t hurt, either. The rhythmic nature of swimming offers Cancers a chance to reflect. If you’ve already got a pool at your house, then congratulations on your Cancer-tailored fitness pad, you healthy homebody.
Leo (July 23 – August 22): Dance Fitness
Leos like being the center of attention and putting on a show, so dance-focused sessions will keep your fiery heart beating and the calories burning. Enrolling in a Zumba or barre-based class can bring out your playful and dramatic side while keeping your Leo ego satisfied. Your flair for show will entertain and sculpt muscle all at the same time. Plus, who doesn’t want to slay like Shakira?
Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Early Morning Bootcamp
As a natural organizer, Virgos thrive with structure. No matter what you do, seek a routine, but don’t get too dragged down by the details. Group fitness helps relieve the stress of making too many decisions.
Once you commit to a class, your determination will help you reach your fitness objectives. Finding the right early morning boot camp or sunrise group run to fit your busy schedule may be just the thing; before you know it, you’ll use that tight schedule to make even tighter abs!
Libra (September 23 – October 22): Acroyoga
You’re a lover, not a fighter, so skip the Tae Bo boxing video. Look for exercises that bring out your Libra grace and flow. As an Air sign, aerial silks will lift you up and have you honing your knack for balance in no time.
Libras crave equality and fairness, so acroyoga will resonate with your sign even further. Going through each pose with a trusted fellow yogi requires all your best traits: commitment, stability, and poise. While using a partner to reach equilibrium, you’ll be in sweaty Libra heaven.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Kickboxing
Scorpios thrive with intensity, so pick a workout that channels your inner fire. High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a great place to start, but you may want to find a place to put all that pent up power. Otherwise, you risk busting a resistance band (or four).
While it’s certainly not your only option, kickboxing may be just your perfect combination of concentration and raw energy. The core work you need for punching a bag (not your instructor’s face, please) is insane, and you’re up for it. Find a class that ignites your passion, and you’ll be on your way to becoming mayor of Fit Town in no time.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Trail Running
As a Fire sign that loves exploring, getting outside is always a good move for any Sagittarius. For you, workouts need sweat with a dash of truth-seeking, so grab a map and hit the bricks (or trail or slope). Sunset runs, cycling, hiking – anything that satisfies your adventurous side while letting your mind wander.
For the ultimate Fire sign pursuit, try trail running. The constantly changing trail, amazing views, and soul-searching elements of the experience are almost tailor made for your wanderlust nature. Dreaming of your weekend trip will help you pound out some of the boring miles around your house. Plus, you’ll kill the Instagram game like you invented it.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Obstacle Course Training
As an Earth sign, Capricorns are patient, grounded, and structured. Finding a pursuit with goals both clear and lofty is a must for you. Endurance events like running or cycling require excellent planning and provide a level of prestige that gives you the energy to keep moving.
Obstacle course racing demands a special kind of problem solving, gritty determination, and long-term planning to cross the finish line. Try a heaping dose of Crossfit-style classes, weight lifting, and jogs in the rain to get you there. You’ll basically star in your own Rocky movie, but cooler.
Aquarius (January 19 – February 18): Group Fitness
The justice seeking, compassionate, and group-minded Aquarius may need a team to get motivated. Upbeat cycling classes, group boot camps or anything that requires teamwork and collaboration will fuel your hustle. Consider high-fives your new Gatorade.
You’ll find a lot of gratification in being a part of a killer team, especially if you can rope in a great cause. Make use of your humanitarian side and get a soccer team sponsored by a local non-profit. Once you’ve some justice mixing in with your sweat, you’re on team Aquarius all the way.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Swimming Laps
More than any other Water sign, Pisces love a splash. Get in some laps at your local pool, or sign up for a class. Remember: water aerobics aren’t for granny anymore; you can burn some serious calories at the shallow end.
No water nearby? No problem! Pick a class that has a good amount of flow, like Zumba. Just don’t forget to hydrate.