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Published Thursday Jan 16, 2020 by Sara Lesher

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

Fitness
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).
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Beauty
Published Wednesday Sep 09, 2020 by Sara Lesher

What Do We Expect from Beauty Salons Reopening Now?

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Salon
COVID-19

Things are weird. Times are changing. It seems like just when we’re starting to get a grip, there’s another surprise. When it comes to beauty, we've had to adapt on our own due to salon closures, keep an eye on preparations and protocol changes during those closures, try to know what we’re doing before booking an appointment once they reopened, and maybe even brave the journey back to the salon. Whether you live in a place where salons are open, you’ve experienced a second shutdown, or you straight up haven’t had a haircut since March, we can all probably agree that we’re expecting some differences in the salon and spa world thanks to COVID. 
We wanted to gauge how everyone is thinking and feeling about all this, so we put out a poll on our Instagram, asking you all what you expect from beauty salons right now.  

Here’s what you had to say... 


1.    You’re about 50/50 when it comes to heading back 
 


53% of you have returned to the hair salon by now, while 47% of you have not. This makes sense, because every area of the country is different when it comes to cases, closures, and mandates, and every person is different when it comes to risk and safety.  

2.    But if you are going back, you want the "normal" experience

While many hair salons have begun operating outdoors due to government regulations, 58% of you said you’re fine with getting your haircut indoors, while the other 42% are more comfortable keeping it outside.

3.    You aren’t quite comfortable with others in your home 


58% of you said you’d rather go to your hair salon than have your stylist come to you. I get it, home is a safe space, probably shouldn’t let any outsiders in.

4.    You really appreciate your stylists

69% of you said you’re “totally!” going to tip more for services once you start receiving them again. During this time without our stylists and aestheticians, I think we all realized how much we need them and appreciate them, and many of us are willing to show them a little extra gratitude to make up for the time we spent apart.

5.    Some of you are willing to take risks... 


But, most of you aren’t. 56% of you said you have not cut or colored your own or a friend’s hair, because it was too risky, while the other 44% just “had to!”  


6.    Nail salons are a lot less trafficked 


Only 29% of you have returned to nail salons, while the rest are sticking to at-home manicures. Maybe we’re all just getting really good at it? But probably, it’s because a lot of them are still closed down, or because it’s a little more difficult to get a pedicure outdoors (we need our massage chairs!).  


7.   We’ve all noticed (and embraced) the changes

Our last poll question asked about what differences you’ve all noticed when heading back to the salon, and you all had a lot to say...


chat bubbles with salon differences


It’s a beautiful thing to see how the salon and spa community has come together, taken precautions, and adjustments, all so they can continue to help us look and feel our best. If you haven’t spoken to your stylist lately (or even if you have), don’t forget to shoot them a thank you and let them know you appreciate them. 

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).