Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? They had Fitness Style Too

Do you like a little oomph to your style or do you prefer the more sleeker approach? Do you prefer cardio or do you prefer weight lifting? Take our little quiz to find out where you stand ... Do you prefer to exercise outdoors or inside? Marilyn preferred to workout at home while Jackie preferred to take it to the great outdoors. Do you prefer weights or cardio? Marilyn was known for her weight routine and Jackie was famous for her long walks through Central Park. Do you prefer the streamlined approach or a little oomph? Walking was an acceptable fitness approach in the '60s and '70s when Jackie was gliding down city streets, but weight lifting was still taboo for women. Marilyn broke the mold when she admitted to doing weight training and even let herself be photographed using them. Do you dress for training or just wear what you've got on? Jackie's walks included going to work; she frequently transitioned from one activity to the next. Marilyn would do weights first thing in the morning before getting dressed for her day. Do you share your tips with your friends? Jackie, always demure, didn't talk much about her health at all. Marilyn was happy to share tips not just with friends but with her fans as well. She wanted them to feel good about their bodies and wanted to let them know she worked at it. Do you workout solo or with friends? Marilyn preferred private time at home but Jackie would frequently walk with a friend or lover and get quality chatting time in too. So are you more of a Jackie or more of a Marilyn or a true mix of both? I was inspired by the book, "Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Timeless Lessons on Love, Power, and Style" by Pamela Keogh and some great pics I found too. Regardless of their exercise styles which one inspires you more? (psst, if you like this post, please stumble, tweet, share, etc. below, thanks!) Cheers, Lisa

About Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson here. I've been a personal trainer since 1997, a Pilates instructor since 1998 and the owner of Modern Pilates since 1999. I'm hoping to give you some good ideas to get or stay in shape with a healthy dose of humor and reality. Thanks for joining me.

4 Responses to Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? They had Fitness Style Too

  1. Bridget August 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    Loved that book! I am definitely more of a Marilyn. I love working out in private and enjoy weights more than cardio.

    Marilyn & Jackie had the same hairstylist, esthetician and “friends” yet they never met each other!

  2. Lisa Johnson August 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

    Very cool Bridget … maybe they did meet, once, at a behind the scenes affair … I’m guessing Jackie snubbed Marilyn and she soooo brushed her off … :-)

  3. Natasha August 15, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    I’m with Bridget; Marilyn all the way!

  4. Lisa Johnson August 16, 2011 at 8:44 am #

    Go Marilyn!

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