Whatâ€™s your exercise personality? 10 September 2014 Are you finding it hard to commit to regular exercise? Are you struggling with your current exercise routine? It might just be that you are not doing the right type of exercise for you. Just like everyone has different tastes in music, people are suited to different types of exercise. If you find an activity that you enjoy, exercise will actually be fun and you are more likely to be consistent and achieve your fitness goals. You might find the type of exercise that suits you best from the options below. Group exercise Group exercise can range from walking groups, personal training groups, boot camps and various gym-based classes, such as cycle, Zumba or step aerobics. One of the many benefits of group exercise is having the other members of the group, as well as the instructor, for encouragement and motivation. This can be a key factor in helping you to reach your fitness goals and make your activity a regular habit. There is also the social side â€“ you may even make new friends! Team sports/sports clubs Team sports are a great way to add some variety to your exercise routine and have fun. Whether it be swimming, tennis, golf, netball, cricket or lawn bowls â€“ there might be a team near you! One of the many benefits of having a team to train and play with is the motivation of not wanting to let the team down. There are often many social events that come with joining a team sport too. Exercising alone On the other hand, you might be someone who prefers to exercise alone, and that is great as well. Exercising alone can be a good time to get some peace and clear your mind from busy families and workplaces. Whether it is walking, the gym, bike riding, swimming or an aerobics DVD, make it something that you enjoy doing. Here are some ideas for group exercise YMCA: The YMCA provides programs designed for people of all ages and abilities and is a member benefit partner of DAâ€“Vic. Receive 20% off membership fees and programs and services with your DAâ€“Vic member card. Go to YMCA to find your nearest location. National Heart Foundation walking groups: The National Heart Foundation provides free walking groups right around Victoria and there are various groups to suit different people. For example, groups for the over 50s, parents with prams, multicultural groups and many more. To find your nearest walking group visit the National Heart Foundation website Living Longer, Living Stronger: Living Longer, Living Stronger is a strength training program designed for the over 50s, run by qualified instructors, in many locations right across Victoria. Each session costs about $5. Lift for Life: Lift for Life is a strength training program designed specifically for people with or at risk of type 2 diabetes. This program is run by qualified instructors over an eight-week period and is available right across Victoria.