The Sims 4 Walkthrough: Fitness Guide
Hup hup hup hup! So, you want your sim to be a fitness buff, eh? Not a bad choice. Fitness-oriented
sims are incredibly fit, have no trouble staying in shape, and are among the few skill-oriented
choices that can technically reach level ten without a single purchase. Raising the Fitness skill is not
easy, however, and your sim has to battle more issues than simple boredom to raise it high. This
guide will provide some details on Fitness sims, and how the skill can be useful in other sections of
The Sims 4.
Aspirations and Traits
Fitness sims have only one dedicated Aspiration, and that's Athletic - Bodybuilder. Pretty simple
stuff, as the point is always going to be staying in shape. Bodybuilder will give your sim the High
Metabolism Trait, which allows your sim to remain fit and trim more easily. This Aspiration also
(and, I'll be honest, I'm not one hundred percent sure if this is the cause of it) allows your sim to
Push the Limits and keep exercising even if they've already been engaged in a long workout. Quite
handy for quick development.
Associated Traits are also pretty obvious, even at a casual glance:
Active. Active sims tend to become Energized more often. Energized sims are what you want when
you're working on Fitness.
Loves Outdoors. Your sim enjoys going outside. Unless you want to spend a lot of cash on exercise
machines, your sim will probably work out by Jogging. Might as well make the most of the time by
keeping your sim happy with their surroundings.
Though these Traits typically don't work into early sim builds, the Rewards Trait Gym Rat will allow
your sim to build their Fun while exercising. More important, they won't lose Hygiene. This last
point is extremely important. Gym Rat only costs 500 Satisfaction, which you can build up pretty
And while we're here, do not choose Clumsy. True, your sim won't care if they muck up while
engaged in a physical activity, but you shouldn't want them to muck up more often in the first place.
From the second a sim is created they can choose to Go Jogging. You can use this option to satisfy
your Fitness skill's requirements until doomsday. That said, your sim will often want exercise
equipment, so it's wise to make a few purchases. A punching bag is a nice, cheap staple of an
exercise-oriented home, and treadmills / workout machines can come in when you earn enough
money. Assuming you don't want to spend any money, you can also send your sim to a gym to buff up
on these other machines for free, also giving them plenty of chances to socialize with other sims.
As you build up your sim you'll receive the following bonuses at each level:
Level 1 - Workout, Jogging
Level 2 - Discuss Workout Techniques with other sims
Level 3 - Endurance Run on a treadmill, Research Workout Tips on a computer
Level 4 - Box on a punching bag, Heavy Lifting on workout machines
Level 5 - Make Protein Shakes at bars, No Sweat Run on treadmills
Level 6 - Show Off Muscles to other sims
Level 7 - Hill Challenge on treadmill
Level 8 - Epic Workout on weight machines
Level 9 - Practice Fighting with other sims, Commando Training on punching bags
Level 10 - Mentor others in Fitness
Most of the options provide variable workouts to your sims, allowing you to vary the amount of
exercise they get based on their mood. A sim that's feeling quite fit and Energized, for example, will
do well with an Epic Workout, while sims that are tired or perhaps in a bad mood should stick to a
No Sweat Run instead. Hygiene also plays a role in all this, and you'll probably have to get your
Fitness sims in the shower on a regular basis. (Hence Gym Rat is very helpful.)
Perhaps the most useful of the things you'll gain is the relatively-innocuous command Drink Energy
Juice. Energy Juice adds points towards Energized, and unlike so many other options for changing
emotions, it's available anywhere, any time, for free, once the sim has already been working out.
This will allow you to build up Fitness much more quickly than usual, and with a minimum of fussy
interactions with other objects.
Mastery of Fitness is pretty bare-bones, as all you can do is Mentor other sims. This is handier than
it sounds, as many sims are quite resistant to the idea of exercise, and will stop pretty soon after
they've started. Mentor makes building their Fitness skills a fair bit easier. On the plus side,
mastering the Athletic Aspiration will earn your sim the Long Lived Trait, which extends their
natural (ie no accidents) lifespan. Fancy.
Now for the big question: Is Fitness lucrative? Unlike a lot of other skills, no, it isn't really lucrative
at all. At current there are no money-making options for sims that are extremely fit, besides,
perhaps, running around a lot and looking for things to collect. (Even then, your sim won't actually
gain any Fitness points unless they're Jogging.) That said, several career paths require Fitness of a
certain level for promotions, namely Secret Agent, Criminal, and Astronaut. Consequently, you
should try and devote a few hours a day to exercising your sim after they come home from work to
keep their Fitness skill rising so you don't hit any abrupt speed bumps.
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