Saffrons like activities that are flexible, convenient, and provide opportunity for spontaneity and self-expression. Saffrons tend to lose interest in anything too organized. Easily bored and internally demanding, Saffrons enjoy challenging activities with the right combination of fun, freedom, and flow.
Saffrons prefer an easygoing and casual lifestyle and exercise that requires a minimal process or advance planning. This creates more opportunities to enjoy the kick they get when life hands them the unexpected. Though Saffrons like being physically active, routines and schedules that limit their flexibility soon become burdens that inhibit rather than encourage physical activity. For Saffrons, every step in preparation to exercise is another opportunity to get off-track, so the fewer decision points between the idea and its execution, the better.
Although their outward demeanor is relaxed, inwardly Saffrons can be intense. With a challenge in front of them, they apply themselves to the task with quiet commitment. Competitive—with themselves more than others—Saffrons often set difficult and physically demanding goals. Physical pursuits are in fact a great balance to Saffrons’ intensity, providing a cleansing relief from constant inner analysis, debate, and searching. Saffrons are independent and often perfectionists, so they favor activities requiring a high level of performance, especially to avoid boredom in exercise. Saffrons can easily make the mind/body/soul connection and can enjoy exercise that taps into it.
Saffrons lean toward outdoor settings for their cardio activities, enjoying the inherent freedom. Although they might go to the gym for some of their cardio, often their gym visits have a particular purpose, like lifting weights, for example. With their attraction to movement and flow, many Saffrons enjoy group fitness classes, if the music is to their liking and it’s fun! Saffrons enjoy exercising alone and with others, as long as the interaction isn’t demanding or confining. For instance, they might enjoy light banter with a running partner. It’s not unusual for Saffrons to train for a marathon with a family member or friend, but it won’t happen if there’s much to do about dates and schedules ahead of time. Arrangements must be convenient and relaxed. Because Saffrons rarely see themselves as part of a group, they deal better with a few like-minded people than with an organized gathering. For the same reason, Saffrons often choose unusual sports or activities, e.g. Ultimate Frisbee, taiko drumming, or bouldering.
Advice for Saffrons
You appreciate the convenience of starting a ride from your front door (make sure your bike is tuned up and ready to go). Biking can be peaceful and challenging, providing transportation or an opportunity to explore the outdoors.
You’re unlikely to use cardio machines at a fitness center regularly—unless they’re part of a specific training program. The novelty of “exergaming” systems can add a level of fun and competition to otherwise boring machines.
Saffrons have an innate love of flow and music, which makes dance a natural fit. Try many types of dance—salsa, folk, flamenco, swing, and ballroom. Drop-in classes with minimal structure will feel the most fun.
Saffrons enjoy fun classes that encourage self-expression. Look for a fitness center with flexible offerings that allow you to attend class when time opens up (keep a gym bag ready). Good music and a lively instructor are essential.
This diverse group of traditions involves flow, concentration, and discipline—all of which appeal to Saffrons. Look for small group classes and an instructor you connect with. You may also be inspired by exploring the philosophy behind the tradition you choose.
Running can be done anywhere and requires little advanced planning, so keep your running shoes close at hand. Avoid boredom by finding a good partner, someone at your level with a flexible schedule (who’s not too chatty). When alone, music will keep your energy up. Training for an event can also motivate you.
Walking and Hiking
Walking or hiking allows you to enjoy the freedom of the outdoors with minimal coordination. It can be done virtually anywhere and requires only a good pair of shoes. You prefer walking alone or with a small group.
Saffrons gravitate toward yoga for the mind-body connection. This practice offers the spiritual depth, stresses balance and peacefulness, and provides an ongoing challenge. An outstanding teacher is a must.
- Notice the physical signs of inactivity such as aches, pains, stiffness, or soreness.
- Choose activities that allow you to focus on something else and get exercise along the way.
- Engage your fun and playful side. Avoid structured activities with rigid attendance requirements.
- To keep your energy up, use your favorite music when walking or running.
- Enjoy activities alongside others. With a comfortable person, light banter can provide just the right amount of engagement to spark your energy.