Strava is a Gympass partner app with the largest collection of routes and trails in the world. Track distances and routes with GPS, analyze your progress and compare your speed against other runners and cyclists on the same course, and easily sync your data from your smartwatch and wearable devices. 

We all know that “consistency is key” when it comes to ensuring we hit our athletic goals. Easier said than done though, especially when there can be so many distractions in our daily lives. Using an app like Strava to track your workouts can keep you motivated and accountable, but here are 4 easy tips that will be key to maintaining an active lifestyle.

Tip #1: Set a weekly goal ✔️

More importantly, set a weekly goal that is achievable with your lifestyle. Science has shown that you can still build fitness with just 15 minutes a day, so be realistic! Especially for those just starting, start small and you can increase your goals in the future after you’ve gotten used to your routine. 

Tip #2: Organize your gear 👟

Sometimes you’re going to have to squeeze in your workouts before you start your day, in between meetings, or near the end of your day when you’re already exhausted. The last thing you’ll want to do is spend more time preparing to work out. When possible, organize your gear so it’s easy and quick for you to jump into a workout. That means: filling up water bottles ahead of time, having clothes ready to go the night before, putting all your gear and mats by the door, and you’re ready to go!

Tip #3: Celebrate the small wins 🎉

It’s common for our competitive side to come out and for us to not be satisfied until we reach that final goal but you have to make sure you celebrate the small wins in the process to get there. Use your small wins as motivation boosters to keep you on track – even as small as spending some time outside every day is worth celebrating!

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Tip #4: Relax 🧘

Lastly, don’t forget to R-E-L-A-X. What’s all the hard work for if not for you to enjoy your time off?! Just as hard as your train, make sure when it’s relaxation time you’re fully invested in enjoying the moment. It’s also 100% ok to indulge in that second scoop of ice cream…you deserve it!

Discover tools to help you live an active lifestyle with Gympass partner apps like Strava. Download premium wellbeing apps, visit popular gyms near you, speak 1:1 with a therapist, and feel supported – mind, body, and mood. Discover what feels good when you pick a plan today.