Quiz: Which Type Of Exercise Is Best For You?
Who else knows the feeling of trying to go for a run with your runner friend and plodding along feeling rubbish while they sprint off into the distance? Or maybe a work colleague has tried to talk you into cycling but you just can’t get the hang of it?
Different sports and workouts work for different people! If you force yourself to do a type of exercise that you don’t enjoy or that your body can’t handle, you’ll end up feeling demoralised, demotivated, and you'll be more likely to quit.
That’s why here at Sundried we’ve devised this fun quiz so that you can find out which workout is best for you! Just click the answer that describes you most and then find out in the answers section which sport is destined to be your next obsession.
Which of these best describes your attitude towards cardio?
A. I hate it! I won’t do it- ever!
B. I don’t really enjoy it, but if it’s disguised as something else, I probably won’t mind.
C. I love being alone with my thoughts and there’s nothing better than hitting the road for a long time.
D. I love it! I love the feeling of being sweaty and out of breath, knowing I’ll be fitter and healthier at the end.
E. Cardio? What’s that?
How do you feel about investing money in a new hobby/sport?A. I don’t really have any money to spend on it but if it means travelling somewhere amazing then I’m in.
B. I’m up for it! When I do something, I do it the whole way, and if buying new gear makes me feel the part, I’m totally up for it.
C. I don’t mind spending a little on essentials like new trainers, but not much more than that.
D. I’m already a massive gym bod and have all the gear I need for that.
E. I’m not sure how this is going to go so I don’t want to fork out any money on things I won’t use more than once.
What do you usually do at the gym?A. I’m not a member of a gym. I hate the idea of it, it bores me.
B. I’ve tried joining the gym a few times but it’s just not for me. I don’t mind doing classes but I have no motivation to work out alone.
C. I like to run on the treadmill to relieve stress after work but I don’t do anything else.
D. I do a bit of everything! I’ve got heaps of energy and love hitting the kettlebells, weights, and machines.
E. I don’t really know what I’m doing at the gym. I do the machines sometimes and my friend showed me some exercises with dumbbells but that’s about it.
What is your ultimate fitness goal?A. I don’t really have one. I just want to enjoy myself and have fun.
B. I like to be social. I like working out with friends and feeling part of a team or community.
C. I wouldn’t mind losing some weight but I mainly need stress relief.
D. I want to be bigger, stronger, faster, better!
E. I want to look good. I don’t really mind about anything else, I just want to be comfortable in my own body.
How’s your motivation?A. If I’m enjoying myself, I’m very motivated. But if not or if I feel bored, I lose interest straight away.
B. If I have to do something, I will, but I’d rather have a good reason to be motivated, some sort of incentive.
C. I’m very strict so even if I don’t want to exercise, I can make myself do it.
D. I’m super motivated all the time. I love challenging myself and seeing changes in my body when I work hard.
E. It’s hit and miss. If I’m seeing results, I’ll carry on, but as soon as I think it’s not working, I’ll stop.
What’s your idea of a dream day?
A. Getting out and exploring new places. I love adventure and I love discovering new things. I like trying new experiences and I’m not afraid of getting my hands dirty.
B. Spending time with my friends and just enjoying myself in a relaxed setting.
C. Being left alone to do whatever I want, whenever I want.
D. A jam-packed day full of activities and challenges.
E. Shopping with friends and going out for drinks.
Scroll down for the answers!
Mostly As - You’re destined to be an adventure hiker or trekker! You want a sport that won’t have you sweating buckets and aching from head to toe, but one that will still challenge and interest you. You love getting out and seeing new places and get bored if you stay in one place too long. Hiking and trekking can take you to new places you never would have gone otherwise and the uphill and downhill challenges will tone and shape your physique without you feeling like you’re working too hard. It’s also very low impact so is perfect for those with underlying injuries or limited mobility.
Mostly Bs - You’re destined for cycling! Best get the lycra out as it’s time to ride! Cycling is a fantastic sport as it will get you super fit without you getting bored of monotonous workouts and killer cardio sessions. It’s also a very social sport and you can head out with fellow cyclists and friends to tackle the roads together. You can make your ride as tough or as easy as you like, with killer ascents or just scenic views to make the time fly by.
Mostly Cs - You’re destined to be a runner! You enjoy spending time on your own and you love pushing your own boundaries. Whether it’s a short speedy 5k or a tough marathon, you enjoy being outdoors and seeing new places while getting fit at the same time. Running is a great sport as it is available to everyone and is completely free! You don’t need any expensive specialist kit, just a pair of trainers and you’re good to go.
Mostly Ds - You’re destined to be a CrossFitter! You love the pain that comes with working out as it lets you know you’re getting better every time you do it. You love nothing more than lying in a sweaty heap on the floor at the end of a workout because it means it’s a job well done and you can go eat an entire tub of ice cream in celebration! CrossFit is a fantastic sport as it targets every single aspect of fitness, from running to gymnastics to weightlifting, it’s got everything. You can ‘scale’ a workout meaning that you don’t have to be super fit or strong to get started and you can use the equipment already in your gym so you don’t have to join a specialist establishment.
Mostly Es - You’re destined to be a bodybuilder! You hate the idea of getting sweaty doing cardio but you really want to get in shape. You don’t really care about running fast or excelling in sport, you just want to look great and feel amazing. Bodybuilding focusses on the aesthetic aspects of fitness and building a toned, lean physique. It’s accessible for everyone and provides a varied workout that will always challenge you.