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Published Thursday Jan 16, 2020 by Sara Lesher

What's Your Type? The Best Workout for Your Enneagram Personality Type 

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Motivation
Personal Growth

You may have heard of the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (or RHETI) test, one of many personality tests that can help us better understand ourselves. We've put together the best fitness classes for your Enneagram Type, so you can find workouts that fit you.

The Reformer

“The Rational, Idealistic Type: Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic”
Fitness class: Barre 

Barre is known for small, precise movements, requiring focus and control. That’s why it’s the perfect exercise for Ones. You may not be able to change the world in a barre class, but you can definitely perfect your plie!  

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The Reformer

“The Rational, Idealistic Type: Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic”
Fitness class: Barre 

Barre is known for small, precise movements, requiring focus and control. That’s why it’s the perfect exercise for Ones. You may not be able to change the world in a barre class, but you can definitely perfect your plie!  

The Helper

“The Caring, Interpersonal Type: Demonstrative, Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive” 
Fitness class: Acroyoga
 
 
Acroyoga is an exercise you cannot do alone. It requires being absolutely in sync with a partner to maintain balance and achieve poses. This type of yoga is perfect for Twos, because they are always attentive to others and find joy in close, intimate relationships. Nothing says trust like letting someone balance you over their head!

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The Helper

“The Caring, Interpersonal Type: Demonstrative, Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive” 
Fitness class: Acroyoga
 
 
Acroyoga is an exercise you cannot do alone. It requires being absolutely in sync with a partner to maintain balance and achieve poses. This type of yoga is perfect for Twos, because they are always attentive to others and find joy in close, intimate relationships. Nothing says trust like letting someone balance you over their head!

The Achiever

“The Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type: Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious” 
Fitness class: Competitive Cycling 
 
Competitive Cycling is exactly what it sounds like—cycling with a touch of rivalry. These types of classes incorporate leaderboards and stats, so competitive people *cough cough—Threes* can strive to beat goals and outrank others.

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The Achiever

“The Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type: Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious” 
Fitness class: Competitive Cycling 
 
Competitive Cycling is exactly what it sounds like—cycling with a touch of rivalry. These types of classes incorporate leaderboards and stats, so competitive people *cough cough—Threes* can strive to beat goals and outrank others.

The Individualist

“The Sensitive, Withdrawn Type: Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental” 
Fitness class: Yin yoga 
 
If you’re a Four, you probably run from the thought of group fitness. Fours tend to prefer doing things on their own (hence the “Individualist” title)
But Yin yoga allows you to focus on yourself, practicing meditation and long-held stretches to relax, self-reflect, and not be bothered.

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The Individualist

“The Sensitive, Withdrawn Type: Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental” 
Fitness class: Yin yoga 
 
If you’re a Four, you probably run from the thought of group fitness. Fours tend to prefer doing things on their own (hence the “Individualist” title)
But Yin yoga allows you to focus on yourself, practicing meditation and long-held stretches to relax, self-reflect, and not be bothered.

The Investigator

“The Intense, Cerebral Type: Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated” 
Fitness class: Pilates 
 
Investigators love knowledge and want to become experts at whatever they do. Pilates is complex, requiring ultimate focus and control over breathing and technique. So start studying, Fives, and head to your local Pilates studio to dive right in!

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The Investigator

“The Intense, Cerebral Type: Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated” 
Fitness class: Pilates 
 
Investigators love knowledge and want to become experts at whatever they do. Pilates is complex, requiring ultimate focus and control over breathing and technique. So start studying, Fives, and head to your local Pilates studio to dive right in!

The Loyalist

“The Committed, Security-Oriented Type: Engaging, Responsible, Anxious, and Suspicious” 
Fitness class: Bikram Yoga 
 
Sixes love routines, and Bikram Yoga provides just that—a 90-minute series of consistent movements practiced at the same temperature and humidity at any studio that offers it. So wherever you go, there’s no surprises.

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The Loyalist

“The Committed, Security-Oriented Type: Engaging, Responsible, Anxious, and Suspicious” 
Fitness class: Bikram Yoga 
 
Sixes love routines, and Bikram Yoga provides just that—a 90-minute series of consistent movements practiced at the same temperature and humidity at any studio that offers it. So wherever you go, there’s no surprises.

The Enthusiast

“The Busy, Fun-Loving Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered” 
Fitness class: Dance Fitness 
 
Nothing says fun-loving like dancing in a room full of strangers. Sevens love to take risks, be spontaneous, and get excited. Dance fitness classes can give them the perfect opportunity to get creative, express themselves, and have fun! 

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The Enthusiast

“The Busy, Fun-Loving Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered” 
Fitness class: Dance Fitness 
 
Nothing says fun-loving like dancing in a room full of strangers. Sevens love to take risks, be spontaneous, and get excited. Dance fitness classes can give them the perfect opportunity to get creative, express themselves, and have fun! 

The Challenger

“The Powerful, Dominating Type: Self-Confident, Decisive, Willful, and Confrontational” 
Fitness class: Kickboxing 
 
If you’re an Eight, you aren’t someone to be messed with. Assert your dominance in a kickboxing class and feel the thrill of swinging punches, burning calories, and releasing that pent-up energy.

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The Challenger

“The Powerful, Dominating Type: Self-Confident, Decisive, Willful, and Confrontational” 
Fitness class: Kickboxing 
 
If you’re an Eight, you aren’t someone to be messed with. Assert your dominance in a kickboxing class and feel the thrill of swinging punches, burning calories, and releasing that pent-up energy.

The Peacemaker

“The Easygoing, Self-Effacing Type: Receptive, Reassuring, Agreeable, and Complacent” 
Fitness class: Restorative Yoga 
 
Find your inner peace and harmony with restorative yoga, Nines. With slow movements and time for quiet reflection, you won’t have to worry about any disruptions. 

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The Peacemaker

“The Easygoing, Self-Effacing Type: Receptive, Reassuring, Agreeable, and Complacent” 
Fitness class: Restorative Yoga 
 
Find your inner peace and harmony with restorative yoga, Nines. With slow movements and time for quiet reflection, you won’t have to worry about any disruptions. 

Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As MINDBODY’s Marketing Content Associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).
Pregnant Kim Haile and her daughter
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Published Wednesday Apr 01, 2020 by Kim Haile

Finding Peace: Pregnant in a Pandemic

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I’m celebrating week 21 of pregnancy. Baby is the size of a banana or bell pepper. I don’t know why it’s so fun to compare a growing fetus to a fruit or veggie, but it gives me a much-needed laugh while I make note to avoid consuming bananas for the week.  This is also ultrasound week. I’m no longer able to bring my husband and daughter to the appointment, but we understand that these restrictions are put in place to protect us. Like so many pregnant women and mothers across the world, I’m doing my best to adapt to the new norm and changes that COVID-19 has introduced to my already stressful life. 
 
Pregnant women across various metro cities are beginning to face fears of delivering their baby without a birthing partner by their side for the duration of the hospital stay. Family members and friends may not be able to meet baby in-person for quite some time, so those special first meetings happen over FaceTime. New mommy groups switch to virtual meetups. I’m feeling the weight of it all (and I’m not referring to the extra weight I’ve gained from WFH snacking), the heaviness of the unknown that we all carry as we navigate through all of this change. 

Tuning into nightly news or googling the latest COVID-19 death tolls is a surefire way to lose sleep, but we do it anyway because we want to stay informed as we wrap our heads around how much this pandemic will change our world. Maybe your anxiety and personal despair grow as you hear from a friend who recently lost their job or read about your favorite restaurant unable to keep its doors open. Canceled events, long-anticipated vacations, and temporarily closed fitness studios are not only inconvenient, but force us to reframe our attitudes. 

I can hear my mother’s voice telling me to relax. She tells me that the baby can feel my stress, and that isn’t good for anyone. I begin to feel guilty about my inability to quiet the negative feelings and decide that something needs to change. We can’t change what the media reports, the pressure at work, or predict how long it will take for the economy to recover. But what if we reminded ourselves to do the best with what we have and keep moving forward—one day at a time. Amidst the chaos, we’re becoming a stronger, kinder community, and that is truly a beautiful thing to see. 

The journey to my second trimester wasn’t an easy one. I suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage a few years ago. I made time for my body and mind to heal after the loss. Float tank sessions, meditation, vinyasa power flow, and frequent facials helped me connect with my body. I can’t say self-care alone healed my depression, but it certainly helped me discover the importance of self-love and repaired my self-confidence. 

After many pregnancy tests and negative results, I was at peace with accepting that having another child may not be in the cards for me. Fast forward to age 37. I was shocked to see a + symbol on three pregnancy stick tests. Although I’m medically referred to as a geriatric pregnancy, my OB/Gyn said there was no reason for me to go into this pregnancy with a negative mindset. Eat healthy, stay active, and focus on being POSITIVE. Maybe the pursuit of happiness and path to personal wellness was really that simple.  

On my 38th birthday, I celebrated my 20th week of pregnancy—I’ll refer to it as the “Pregnant in a Pandemic Party.” I blew out a candle on a warm chocolate chip cookie that my husband and daughter baked together. They were my only party guests, but I didn’t need a room full of people at a fancy restaurant to feel pure gratitude. People across the world continue to test positive for COVID-19. I was safe in my home with my family. I was right where I needed to be.

Although the past few weeks have brought a wide range of emotions for all of us, I’m choosing to use this extra time to self-reflect and bond with family. I’m mentally recording my five-year-old daughter as she whispers to my stomach and tells her baby sister that August couldn’t come soon enough. This is life. So perfectly imperfect at times, but beautiful in more ways than we know. We may be housebound, down to the last few rolls of toilet paper, and our hair hasn’t seen a salon in over a month. The loss of control and routine over our daily lives can make us feel like failures. Trust me; we’re not. We were never meant to get through this alone. Together, we will get through this—one day at a time. 

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Kim Haile
Senior Corporate Communications Specialist
About the author
Hailing from the East Coast, Kim loves the challenge of Marketing and the fast-paced tech industry. She earned her undergraduate degree in Business from Northeastern University in Boston, where she endured brutal New England winters and avoided smiling while riding the T. Now a happy Californian, Kim loves the beach, HIIT workouts, and traveling with her husband and young daughter.