Women born a Leo are twice as likely to hit the gym

Press Release   •   Jul 25, 2013 12:32 BST

The findings were based on a survey on 10,000 women in the UK, which found that you are nearly twice as likely to visit the gym if you are a Leo than any other zodiac sign. Leos are often described as positive, enthusiastic and supremely confident — all key ingredients for the gym.

It's good news for some of our favorite faces, as women everywhere start work on their beach bodies. MadonnaMila KunisCharlize Theron and Jennifer Lopez are some of the stars who fall under the Leo sign, alongside Britain's own Helen FlanaganDonna Air and Millie Mackintosh.

Taurus boasts an equally impressive line-up of toned female celebrities, with Uma Thurman,Megan FoxMiranda KerrJessica Alba and Penelope Cruz. In third place, Gemini includesMichelle KeeganAngelina JolieKylie Minogue and Courteney Cox.

The Aquarius star sign came in fourth, and includes super-fit famous faces like ShakiraJennifer Aniston, Natalie Imbruglia and Kelly Rowland.

Sagitarius was found to be the least fit star sign, suggesting women who fall in that category might have to work a little harder to get bikini-ready!

Jamie Ward — co-founder of, who conducted the research — said, “It’s interesting to see that the likelihood of a woman attending a gym appears to be predestined by the stars, particularly when you see the depth of celebrities that are born under Leo. At we offer a choice of over 1,000 gyms across the UK, without having to pay for joining fees. So whatever your star sign, we’re making it cheaper and easier for people to get fit." 

Find out where your star sign ranks in the fitness stakes: 

1. Leo (20%) – Madonna, Charlize Theron, Millie Mackintosh, Donna Air, Nicola Scherzinger, Helen Flannigan, Jennifer Lawrence, Mila Kunis, Hayden Panettiere, Jennifer Lopez

2. Taurus (12%) - Miranda Kerr, Jessica Alba, Penelope Cruz, Audrina Patridge, Tess Daly, Cate Blanchett

3. Gemini (12%) – Angeline Jolie, Kylie Minogue, Courteney Cox, Amy Childs, Mel B, Michelle Keegan

4. Aquarius (9%) - Shakira, Lisa Snowdon, Natalie Imbruglia, Daisy Lowe, Jennifer Aniston, Paris Hilton, Kelly Rowland

5.  Libra (9%) – Gwyneth Paltrow, Kim Kardashian, Gwen Stefani, Alex Gerrard, Emma Rigby

6. Capricorn (8%) – Kate Middleton, Michelle Obama, Frankie Sanford, Abbey Clancy, Sam Faiers

7. Cancer (7%) – Cheryl Cole, Selena Gomez, Tulisa, Tamara Ecclestone, Charlotte Jackson

8. Aries (6%) – Emma Watson, Myleene Klass, Victoria Beckham

9. Scorpio (6%) – Scarlett Johansson, Caroline Flack, Katy Perry

10. Pisces (4%) – Eve Mendes

11. Virgo (4%) – Cameron Diaz

12. Sagittarius (3%) – Britney Spears

payasUgym is making it cheaper and easier for the people of Britain to get fit and go to the gym. Currently working alongside over 1,200 gyms, payasUgym allows customers to purchase discounted gym passes throughout the country in order to help increase the number of people that go to the gym.