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The Perfect Workout for You Based on Your Zodiac Sign

2024 Resolutions, here we come!
The Perfect Workout for You Based on Your Zodiac Sign
For many people, the start of a new year means the start of a new workout routine. Depending on your goals, you might be pushing for that big PR or just aiming to get in a sweat sesh when you can. While you’re setting your 2024 resolutions, we want to make sure you choose goals you’ll stick with all year long–and the best way to stick with a regular exercise routine is to find one that you actually enjoy.

What better way to kickstart the year and find the ideal workout for you, than by tapping into the fun of your zodiac sign! While we can’t promise that your sun sign does a great job of predicting, well, anything in today’s world, hundreds of years ago the ancient Greeks believed it sure did! In fact, they practiced a medical astrology system, or iatromathematics, that associated various parts of the body with the 12 astrological signs of the zodiac and other celestial bodies. The first sign of the zodiac, Aries, starts at the top of the body and was said to rule the head. The signs go all the way down the body to the last sign of the zodiac, Pisces, which is said to rule the feet and lymphatic system.

We consulted our own stars, Tempo coaches Melissa and Colby, to think through each zodiac sign’s core personality traits, as well as its corresponding body parts, to help write some workouts that may be perfect for you and your natural inclinations. At the very least, it can be downright entertaining to learn about possible associations between the constellations and your training regimen. Decide for yourself if the stars (and Coach Mel and Colby!) got it right.

Aries (March 21–April 20)

Aries The Competitor

Aries thrive in competitive environments, and they’re up for a challenge. They’ll always push to hit a new PR. Workouts are you versus you. Set a running timer and see how quickly you can finish this simple but brutal full body strength and conditioning workout with perfect form.
Test yourself throughout the year to see how much stronger you’re getting!

Reps: 20-15-10-5-5-10-15-20
➤1-2 Jab-Cross Punches
➤DB Deadlifts
➤Goblet Squat

Taurus (April 21–May 20)

Taurus The Stoic

Taureans enjoy relaxing, serene environments - and that doesn’t stop with their workout space. They like to create a soothing environment to get their sweat on, and working out from home gives them complete control! This core workout takes strength, control and calm, and can be done anytime you need to refocus on your inner strength.

The PIlates 5 Plus (complete each rep with your breathe slow & controlled)
➤10 Single Leg Stretch
➤10 Double Leg Stretch
➤10 Single Straight Leg Stretch
➤10 Double Straight Leg Lower
➤10 Criss Cross (bicycle)
➤10 Prone Back Extensions

Gemini (May 21–June 21)

Gemini The Explorer

Geminis are always looking to try something new. They should switch up the types of classes they try to stay on their toes! To keep our Gemini’s attention and interest, try a superset strength and conditioning workout pairing high intensity movements with shaky core focused isometrics.
Do 4 rounds of each exercise, 30 seconds of each back-to-back with minimal rest in between. Aim for 30 seconds rest after each set.

Set 1
A: Goblet Squat
B: High Plank Hold

Set 2
A: Up Downs
B: Squat Hold

Set 3
A: Goblet Reverse Lunge
B: Bear Crawl

Repeat 3-4x

Cancer (June 22–July 22)

Cancer The Sage

Cancers thrive with a system that knows them well, understands their goals, and genuinely wants to see them thrive. (Hello, Tempo!) Because it’s important for our Cancer to trust the process, here is a baseline strength & endurance workout for them to keep track of their progress 

How fast can you finish with perfect form?
➤20 Swings
➤15 Goblet Squats
➤3 Push Press

➤20 Swings
➤10 Goblet Squats
➤3 Push Press

➤20 Swings
➤5 Goblet Squats
➤3 Push Press

➤20 Swings
➤1 Goblet Squat
➤3 Push Press

Rest when and as needed

Leo (July 23–August 23)

Leo The Warrior

Leos live for the spotlight, always striving to reach to the top of the leaderboard and smash their PRs. This athletic core scorcher will have them fired up for whatever competition lies ahead

Exercise A: 30 seconds
Exercise B: 20 seconds
Exercise C: 10 seconds 
Rest 60s after each round

Side 1:
A: S/A Suitcase Squat
B: Kneeling Woodchop
C: S/A Plank Hold

Side 2: 
A: S/A Suitcase Squat
B: Kneeling Woodchop
C: S/A Plank Hold

Full Body:
A: Alt. Bent Over Low Row
B: Mountain Climber
C: Hollow Hold
Repeat 2x

Virgo (August 24–September 22)

Virgo The Strategist

Virgos are calculating, consistent, and strategic. They’ll closely track their progress to ensure they’re developing, and make sure each move keeps them on track to hit their goals. The classic 5x5 protocol to build full body strength is perfect for any Virgo.

Workouts should be done 3 days a week starting with a light/easy load and adding weight to each workout. Full recovery between sets and rest days are key to getting strong, fast!

Workout A
5 sets of 5 reps of each 
➤Barbell Front Squats
➤Barbell Bench Press
➤Barbell Bent Over Low Row

Workout B
5 sets of 5 reps of each 
➤Barbell Front Squats
➤Barbell Overhead Press
➤Barbell Deadlift

Libra (September 24–October 22)


Libras need symmetry and balance and they strive to create equilibrium in all areas of life. Finding that can be tricky! Try this single-sided strength workout and track your reps to see how balanced your body is.
Complete as many reps of each exercise as you can in 60 seconds, then compare to the other side after the workout. 

➤S/A Suitcase Squat
➤S/A Bent Over Low Row
➤S/A Shoulder Press
➤S/L Deadlift
➤S/L Reverse Lunge
➤S/A High Plank
➤S/L Glute Bridge

Rest fully between sides.

Scorpio (October 24–November 22)


Scorpios are known to use emotional energy as fuel. Scorpios need to feel something when they work out, so this leg day finisher is sure to provide some serious drama. Use light/working weight here, and no rest between exercises.

➤20 Banded Sumo Steps
➤15 DB Stiff leg Deadlifts
➤10/10 Goblet Bulgarian Split squats with a pause (each leg)
➤10/10 Goblet Cossack Squat
➤15 Heels Elevated banded Glute Bridge
➤20 Seated Banded Abductions

Repeat 3x

Sagittarius (November 23–December 21)


With an adventurous spirit, Sagittarians are game to try new things to keep their fitness routines fresh. Want a bit of everything? Try this strength, intensity, and endurance workout.

Round 1:
➤Heavy Walking Lunges (10/10)
➤Farmers Carry for time

Round 2:
➤25 Heavy Swings
➤Bear Crawl for time

Rest as needed and repeat 2x each

Capricorn (December 22–January 21)


Dedication is a Capricorn’s secret weapon, so once they set a fitness goal, they’ll put in the work to meet it. The Capricorn is committed to following through, and pushing themselves to the limit.

Try out the Goblet Squat test: Goblet Squat 50% Bodyweight for 20 reps.
Grab a weight that you think you could perform 15 unbroken Goblet squats. Have a friend watch your form and complete as many reps as you can in good form. Whatever the number, start there! Incorporate higher volume goblet squats to your programming 1x a week and retest at the end of the month

Then try a drop set workout to really build endurance:
➤15 DB Front Squats
➤12 Goblet Squats
➤10 Air squats
➤30s Squat Hold

Rest 1-2 minutes and repeat 2-3x

Aquarius (January 22–February 19)


Always striving to make the world a better place, Aquarius individuals are well-equipped to spread the joy of fitness and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Aquarius is always here for the flow! Try this bodyweight flow workout.
1 slow rep of each, repeat 2-3x and rest

➤Walk out Inchworm
➤Beast Press
➤Alternating  Runner's Lunge to Standing Knee hold
➤Reverse Lunge to Plank
➤Push Up to Up Dog
➤Pike to Plank

Pisces (February 20–March 20)


Pisces is the most intuitive, sensitive, and empathetic sign of the entire zodiac. Pisces knows when to push and when to rest. This bodyweight strength and mobility session will Pisces doing both in perfect harmony. 

Perform 45 seconds of each exercise.

➤Pike to Plank
➤Forearm Plank to Scorpion

Side 1:
➤S/A Tricep Push Up 
➤BW Clamshell
➤S/L Glute Bridge

Side 2:
➤S/A Tricep Push Up 
➤BW Clamshell
➤S/L Glute Bridge

➤Heel Taps
➤Reverse Crunches
➤Leg Lowers 



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