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Like a siren in a chase, Reds love to be where the action is. Reds experience life through their senses, craving stimulation and adventure from the physical world. Moving is natural; physical activity is about being alive. While Reds are oriented to activity in the physical world, the idea of putting time aside for “exercise” seems tedious and boring. Reds understand the importance of fitness and incorporate it in their active lifestyle or by training for a goal with others.

Motivation, Approach and Focus

Reds have a robust and playful nature and love games, sports, contests and competitions. With their quick reflexes and in-the-moment attention, Reds are drawn to fast-paced activities that involve speed and thrills and that demand quick reflexes – such as basketball, tennis or mountain biking. Reds are fully engaged in the moment.

Their personalities are casual and spontaneous. They prefer to go with the flow and stay open to opportunities as they arise. Sporting get-togethers are open and flexible, seamlessly set up with no pressure. For Reds, “be prepared” is not a simple maxim; it’s a way of life. The trunk of their cars may look like a sports-equipment swap meet.

Goal-oriented, Reds are hands-on people who enjoy frequent short-term victories and intermittent competitions. Reds typically find exercise itself to be tedious. Reframing exercise as “training” is much more effective. Training to stay in shape for a sport or goal provides a focus that helps Reds push through an otherwise boring routine. And, of course, everything is more fun with other people.

Environment and Interpersonal Connection

Playful, enthusiastic and people-focused, Reds enjoy interacting with people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures and have a knack for stimulating others to enjoy themselves. With few exceptions, Reds prefer physical activity with others – it’s a favorite way to connect with people, and indoor at the gym, being with others combats boredom. Reds have a way of finding a training partner at the gym, whether by inviting one along or attracting one right there with their outgoing natures.

Solitary, indoor, routine exercise alone is too confining for Reds. It doesn’t provide enough variety, challenge or opportunity to use the skills Reds enjoy most. If they must exercise alone, they’ll watch TV or listen to their favorite music on their iPods to keep themselves going.

Using a Trainer

Red Efficients (ESTP)

Red Efficients enjoy high-energy, fast-paced training sessions. They look for trainers who provide specific and concrete feedback so they can make corrections in the moment. Red Efficients employ a trainer to prepare them for peak performance and competition with others.

Red Harmonies (ESFP)

Red Harmonies enjoy high-energy, fast-paced training sessions. They look for trainers who provide specific and concrete feedback so they can make corrections in the moment. Red Harmonies appreciate trainers who encourage friendly competition and camaraderie with others.

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