How to choose the best workout based on your personality

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Whether you're laid-back and relaxed or energetic and spontaneous, there’s a workout fit for your personality.

"No matter your personality type, there is a workout for you, so no excuses," Dr. Tania Elliott, a New York-based allergist and preventive health expert at EHE told "Good Morning America."

"There are various things you can do with your doctor to talk about your everyday life to keep you living and keep you happy and healthy every day," said Elliott. "We focus on what you think, how you move and how you eat.”

PHOTO: Dr. Tania Elliott and celebrity fitness trainer Amanda Kloots show off workout routines for different personalities. ABC News
Dr. Tania Elliott and celebrity fitness trainer Amanda Kloots show off workout routines for different personalities.

Elliott, along with celebrity fitness trainer Amanda Kloots, the creator behind explosive workouts like The Rope, The Dance and The Body, shared workout routines designed for different personalities with "GMA."

Kloots' signature workout classes target and tone using high energy movements, fast-paced cardio intervals and jump rope.

"In order to be successful, we want to make sure that whatever physical activity you choose, it's consistent with your personality type and what you like to do," Elliott said.

PHOTO: If you tend to be energetic and spontaneous, variability is key - try alternating leg lunges. ABC News
If you tend to be energetic and spontaneous, variability is key - try alternating leg lunges.

Read on to find out the ideal workout based on your personality traits.

If your personality is energetic and spontaneous

“Variability is key,” according to Elliott. “You want to increase your cardiovascular activity, get that movement going, interchange it with some stretches and put it together in a routine.”

  • 16 jumping jacks
  • 8 alternating leg lunges
  • 8 alternating leg lunges touch the floor


PHOTO: People who are more peaceful and caring should try leg extensions, which help you stretch and get your energy levels going. ABC News
People who are more peaceful and caring should try leg extensions, which help you stretch and get your energy levels going.

If your personality is peaceful and caring

“Some of these moves are better to do in the morning to will help us stretch get our energy levels going and some of these moves are better to do in evening to release stress and help increase your inner zen and flow,” Elliott said.

  • Arm circles with arms out in a T position
  • circle forward for 8
  • circle backward for 8
  • Sit back, leg extensions for 8


PHOTO: The two key features of this workout are jumping rope and holding the plank, explains Elliott. ABC News
The two key features of this workout are jumping rope and holding the plank, explains Elliott.

If your personality is mentally tough and determined

For people who like the set goals and beat them.

  • Jump rope for 1 min
  • Hold plank for 1 min
  • Three sets

“Get an exercise buddy, go head-to-head, see who can hold the plank the longest,” suggested Elliott.


PHOTO: Using a jump rope for side bends helps you keep perfect form. ABC News
Using a jump rope for side bends helps you keep perfect form.

If your personality is cool, calm and collected

If you have this this personality type, you are going to respond to the mood of the room.

“It’s all about the music and the vibe,” Elliott said.

  • Standing arms with the rope
  • Side bends with the rope

Kloots and Elliott recommend using a jump rope as an exercise tool because “it’s going to help you use your own body muscles to maintain the flow and your body strength resistance through the course of the workout.”