New Year, new workout! Discover your 2020 fitness resolutions, according to your astrological sign.
ARIES: March 21 – April 19
Bold and competitive, an Aries loves to be first (you’re the first sign in the zodiac, after all!) Push yourself and power your body’s performance to the max with Equinox’s Cycle Power class, a road-training and results-oriented spinning class that combines the unpredictability of real-world roads with a high-intensity, addictive playlist.
TAURUS: April 20 – May 20
Resilient yet gentle, the Taurus thrives on exercise that keeps him or her grounded. And what’s more grounding than a good old yoga flow? Give Sport & Health’s Vinyasa Yoga Flow a try for a workout that’s as much about mind as it is about body. Connect flowing movement to your breath while you ease into postures to find proper alignment and release muscle and joint tension. You’ll leave class with a new sense of zen each time.
GEMINI: May 21 – June 20
Known for duality, Gemini do well with a versatile workout that will help them get out of their heads, and OrangeTheory Fitness HIIT classes are just the right mix. Featuring a compilation of running, rowing, and weight-based exercises, OrangeTheory uses science to get results, pushing your body to the Orange Zone to charge your metabolism. No class is the same, but thanks to performance monitors, you’ll end each one knowing you gave it your all.
CANCER: June 21 – July 22
A hard exterior protects a soft and sensitive heart for Cancers, the water sign symbolized by the crab. So why not hit the ice for a natural workout that combines grace and group activity – ice skating lessons at Rockville Town Square’s Ice Rink. Adult group lessons are Sunday mornings, so you can socialize while you glide across the rink in a calm environment taught by pros, or you can sign up for private lessons if one-on-one learning is more your style. Either way, you’ll love discovering your inner dancer in this winter
water ice sport.
LEO: July 23 – August 22
Lives of the party and born leaders, Leos love to perform. And what better way to show off those party moves than a cardio dance session? Sport & Health’s BANG! Power Dance is designed to keep you on your feet with dangerously funky dance moves that incorporate weighted gloves and fierce music. This high-intensity class delivers results, but you may not even notice you’re working out – you’ll be too busy mastering moves and grooving.
VIRGO: August 23 – September 22
Virgos are known to be methodical, analytical and team players. So take these traits to the next level of your fitness routine with an F45 Team Training class. Offering innovative, high-intensity group workouts, F45 focuses on a team mentality to help members encourage their community’s goals while meeting their own – no egos allowed. Master this full-body workout and increase your energy levels, metabolic rate, strength and endurance, all in 45 minutes.
LIBRA: September 23 – October 22
Libras are all about balance (makes sense, as they’re symbolized by scales!), and there’s no better way to test your balance than barre. Equinox Barre classes will give you the strength and grace of a dancer’s physique with a full-body workout focused on combining precise techniques with athletic intensity. Those micro-movements, pulses and heel lifts might seem small, but they’ll back a punch in the ‘burn’ department, challenging you to remain centered in your core while you push ballet to the next level.
SCORPIO: October 23 – November 21
Complicated, intense and fearless, Scorpios are often a mix of layers and contradictions. A high-intensity, yet low-impact workout like [solidcore] is the perfect mix for this star sign to see results. [solidcore] classes consist of 50 minutes of slow and controlled resistance training aimed at breaking down slow-twitch muscle fibers, scientifically proven to be the most effective way to create long, lean muscle tone. No-fear-Scorpios will love how each class continues to challenge specific muscle groups with seemingly simple, yet effective moves.
SAGITTARIUS: November 22 – December 21
Known for their independence, honesty and love of travel, Sagittarius are often very athletic and skilled multi-taskers. A high-energy fitness program like Body Combat at Gold’s Gym will keep a Sagittarius on his or her toes with a constant challenge. Body Combat, inspired by a mix of martial arts, infuses a wide array of disciplines like karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and muay thai. Punch, kick and cardio your way through this endurance test to get your body in fighting shape.
CAPRICORN: December 22 – January 19
Determined and disciplined, Capricorns are persistent and ambitious in the face of any challenge, which is why Equinox Boot Camp classes are the perfect workout regiment for this star sign. With a mix of cardio drills and resistance training, Boot Camp promises to challenge with a combination of cardiovascular drills and resistance training – luckily, your intense focus will get you through even the most butt-kicking of classes.
AQUARIUS: January 20 – February 18
The Aquarius is known for innovation, progressiveness, and assertion, which is why methodical, muscle-focused fitness classes will suit you well. Give CorePower Yoga’s Sculpt class a try for the ultimate fusion of yoga and strength. You’ll combine free weights with CorePower’s more advanced yoga sequences and cardio to intensify each pose, plus incorporate strength-training moves like squats, lunges, and bicep curls for the ultimate burn. Leave feeling heated, stronger, and sculpted.
PISCES: February 19 – March 20
Imaginative and sensitive creative-types, Pisces can be extra emotional for their ability to feel extra deeply (Pisces or not, we feel ya!). An outdoor run is the best way to channel that emotion and shift the Pisces brain into gear – plenty of time on an open road to think through anything you haven’t had the time to focus on. Set your sights high with the goal of running Pike’s Peek 10K Race on April 26. You just might find running will become the welcome solution to any emotional ups and downs the day brings, and the source of your next big idea!