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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
Lifecycle Program Manager
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. A former English major, 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).
black-owned beauty and wellness businesses
Beauty
Published Sunday Jan 30, 2022 by Denise Prichard

Black-owned Beauty and Wellness Businesses to Know

February is Black History Month—a celebration of the achievements and contributions of African Americans in society.  As the beauty and wellness industry becomes a more welcoming and inclusive space for all, we are taking this opportunity to continue to shine a light on the gap of inclusivity and diversity in our industry, and take action to promote, empower, and honor the Black community that shapes and grows wellness.  

While the beauty industry is making improvements—it's important to showcase and support Black businesses and the creatives in this space every day. To honor them, we're shouting out some of our favorite Black-owned beauty and wellness businesses to support. 

1. Beauty Bin 

Beauty Bin is a full-service day spa and dry bar located in Asheville, NC. With a focus on inclusivity for people of all backgrounds, genders, and races, their MO is to match the outer beauty of every client to their inner beauty. From eyelash extensions and hydrafacials to waxing and massage, Beauty Bin is a one-stop-shop for all the spa services.  
 

2. KIKA Stretch Studio  

The KIKA Method® is a gentle assisted stretching process that loosens up tight muscles freeing your body from pain and stress. By practicing this method, clients can experience decreased muscle tension, increased energy, enhanced flexibility, a substantial reduction in stress, improved posture and relaxation, and increased mental clarity. While its headquarters is located in Las Vegas, NV, they have multiple locations sprinkled throughout the US, including Atlanta, New York City, and Dallas—just to name a few.

3. Kimberly Coleman Salon 

At Kimberly Coleman Salon, their philosophy begins with promoting healthy tresses, elegant sets, unique accouterments, perfect pampering of hands and feet, and precision cuts. Known for working with models and celebrities, they fully appreciate and celebrate the diversity of their clientele which also includes super moms and warrior dads. 

4. Pressed Roots 

Pressed Roots was developed with the simple concept in mind—that everyone deserves access to easy, and quality hair care. What started as a single pop-up shop in Boston, grew to a multi-city pop-up tour, and is now slated to be the largest national hair salon franchise specializing in the care and styling of highly textured hair, they launched their first flagship location in Dallas, TX.  

5. SW3AT  

Jersey City resident, Alyza Brevard-Rodriguez started SW3AT. The company began as a fitness apparel line in 2015 but evolved into a sanctuary catered to health and wellness now known as SW3AT Sauna Studio—the first infrared sauna studio in Jersey City. The healing power of infrared heat therapy is a phenomenal option for holistic health proven to strengthen the immune system and provide relief from joint stiffness and muscle pain. It is also supportive of any fitness program as it aids in weight loss (you can torch up to 900 calories in a 45-minute session) while also detoxifying your body from some of the most harmful toxins. 

6. The TEN Nail Bar 

Kelli Coleman and Anika Jackson opened The TEN Nail Bar in Detroit to address a void in their city. They saw a need for a quality, modern nail bar that could also serve as a fun social space for Detroit’s residents and professionals. They designed the TEN to provide their clients with a #Perfect10 experience—where you can relax, enjoy music, a drink, your friends, a clean and precise manicure, and a much-needed break from all your hectic days. 

7. Bettye O Day Spa 

Located in the beautiful downtown Hyde Park Chicago area, Bettye O Day Spa specializes in first-class treatments. They aim to nurture and relax each of their clients with individualized and innovative therapeutic techniques. From body wraps and massages to facials and hydrotherapy, this day spa promises to be a safe place for healing to occur.  

Looking for more businesses to support? ClassPass has also created a list of Black-owned business to check out all year-round. While both of these lists are a great start to get you familiar with many of the Black-owned businesses either in your neighborhood or around the globe, we have only scratched the surface. We'd love to keep these lists growing.If you have any businesses you'd like to see on this list, click here to submit a Black-owned business we should be highlighting as well! 

denise prichard
Written by
Denise Prichard
Senior Marketing Content Specialist
About the author
Denise Prichard is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and an experienced content marketing professional with a penchant for writing compelling copy within the health, wellness and beauty industries. When she isn't writing or editing, you can find her teaching yoga classes, at a spin class or hanging out with her rescue pups.