Women: Best Workout for Different Type of Body

Most of the body shape comes from their genes and their common activities. Sometimes its hard to find a way to perfect them but still we have ways to lessen the flaws of body shape. The type of body shapes are pear shape, apple shape, rectangular or straight shape and hour glass shape. Majority for woman body shape is a pear shape.

 Different Shapes of Body

Type of Body Shape


Pear Shape

This shape is the most common shape of body for women. People who has pear shape of body has a bigger lower part of their body than the upper part. Most pears shape people have the most killer waistlines. This type of body can be seen on celebrities like Iggy Azalea and Beyonce Knowles.

Typical trouble: Imbalance body, big butt, thighs

What to do: For this body shape, you need to focus on the lower part of the body by practising cardio. No resistance are needed as this will bulk up further the lower part. One of the ways is just to walk on a flat surface. This practise is combined with a shoulder presses in helping to build shoulder and arms muscle to balance out your larger lower body. It is best to work it out up to 45 minutes five days per week.


Apples are those who have bigger part in the middle and have a thicker waist, especially in comparison to their hips and shoulders. This type of body usually have small upper body and lower body. Only the tummy are obviously left seen.

Typical trouble: Waistline and belly

What to do: Three or four days per week of high-intensity cardio workout and aerobic exercise would be ideal workouts to loosen and tighten around waistline and belly muscles. You could wither walk or jog, or for best result use the elliptical machine on moderate resistance. This helps to burn tummy fat while building leg muscles. When strong enough, continue with squats to work the legs and core.  


Straight body shape people has a balance body from top to toe without any curves. This kind of people do not need to much to worry if they gain a little bit of weight as it will still gain weight in balance body shape, not worrying to control certain parts of body. Celebrities that owns this type of body are Cameron Diaz and Nicole Kidman.

Typical trouble: It has no curves.

What to do: For those who has straight frame but gain weight, they may want to start from any cardio to help burn fat. Those who are already skinny but wants a little bit of curves, needs to work on mucsle-building their upper and lower body. This can be done with shoulder presses, squats, bicep and tricep workouts.

Hourglass Figure

Hourglass figure, a women’s dream to own. The same size of bust and hips with smaller waist than the bust. It is also known as “wasp waist”, a figure embraced by Mariah Carey and Salma Hayek. 

Typical trouble: Upper arms, belly and thighs

What to do: Despite having the best women figure, there are also downside of it which is a high-percentage gaining weight in the most noticeable parts: upper arms, belly and thighs. For this figure, you just need to rotate the challenges routine on different muscles in order to maintain the body balance. Exercise for two to three days per week for at least 30 minutes. Zumba class would be suitable enjoying exercise in maintaining body balance.

Get Up And Start Working On It

If you really want the body you desire you really have to work for it. Sitting and just wishing it will not only gain you nothing but also expanding your lower part. Basically, all types of body looks gorgeous depending on how you dress, which will be peeled in the next topic. Good luck for your desired body shape!

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Start your Dhu al-Qa’da with Group Exercising!

Shawal is coming to an end and so do the open houses we love to attend the whole month of Shawal. That makes Dhu al-Qa’da  a good month to start our back-to-fitness mode. Many of us had a long break from exercising diligently since Ramadhan, and went back to exercising in Shawal, but there are some who waited for Shawal to end.

If you find a hard time to find your rhythm back again, you can try something new – Group Exercising! Group exercise provides us with an opportunity to feel good about keeping fit and a good platform to build friendship. Group exercise works well for women as just like shopping, we love being with good company!

If you want to keep active back again and don’t have a group, here are some quick tips to get your rhythm going:

Why : Exercising together in a group can help you be discipline to exercise frequently. You can remind each other about days and times to exercise. Not only that, you get to learn from each other like improving your pace. Most of all, time flies when you are having fun with friends. You will have friends who will remind you to attend training.

What : Many type of exercises are suitable for groups; running, cycling, aerobics, dancing, swimming, badminton and many more. Just Pick one that suits you and your friends.

Who :  If you don’t have a group, you can start by getting a few friends to exercise with you. You can start with one friend with a common goal and you can grow the numbers along the way. A group of 3-5 people is a good number. If you are working, your colleagues at work can be your working out buddies, or you can make new friends at the fitness center you go to. Don’t worry about not being at par with your friends as you will be surprised how fast you can pick up your pace!

Where : You can exercise somewhere close to workplace, fitness center or home. It is better to find a location that is convenient to the group members. You can change suitable locations along the way, so just pick one that suits your initial group members.

When : If your workplace has good facilities with shower rooms, exercising before you go to work is ideal. It freshen up and keeps you alert for the day. If morning doesn’t work for you and friends, you can exercise after work. Group exercising after work keeps you out of the office on time too!

Happy Group Exercising !