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Keeping fitness fun

Having fun while getting active keeps us distracted, and makes it easier to keep coming back.

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“I absolutely love this app! It's fun and reminds me of my younger days when I had a Tamagotchi. I'm eager to feed and make my monster happy but working out. I wish there were more things to “Buy” with the earned coins. Maybe athletic gear, music to play on screen with avatar, more pets, etc. Either way, it's AWESOME and it makes me HAPPY! 💞”

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The importance of fun

Staying healthy and fit doesn't have to feel like a chore. In fact, the more fun you have while exercising, the more likely you are to stick with it. When you enjoy your workouts, you'll be more inclined to do them regularly, which leads to better long-term results.

The mental benefits of having fun while staying healthy are immense—fitness can start to feel like a friend rather than an enemy. Enjoyable activities reduce stress, improve your mood, and make the journey toward better health feel more rewarding.

Finding the right activity

Finding the right exercise is crucial to enjoying your fitness journey. Don't be afraid to try different activities until you find something that excites you. Investing time in discovering an exercise you love can exponentially increase your chances of success. Remember, the best exercise is one that you look forward to doing, not one that you have to force yourself to complete.

Here's a few ideas of things you can experiment with to get you started:

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    Taking Up a Sport: Engaging in sports can be more enjoyable than exercising just for the sake of it. Sports often come with a social component and a sense of competition, making them more engaging.

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    Visually Rich Environments: Walking or running in parks, forests, or different neighborhoods can be more stimulating than a treadmill or city streets. The changing scenery keeps things interesting and makes the time pass more quickly.

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    Strength Training: Different activities have different rewards and challenges. For those who find cardio monotonous, strength training offers a variety of quick actions and different metrics to track progress. It can be less mentally demanding while still providing excellent health benefits.

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    Long walks / runs: Some people find long walks or runs to be a perfect time to think or switch off and enjoy their surroundings. This can be a great way to unwind while staying active.

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Excercising with friends

If you can, exercising with friends can significantly enhance the fun factor. Friends can make workouts feel less like exercise and more like a social event. It opens up opportunities for sports and games, which can be more engaging than solo workouts. Local community teams and classes are available for all levels, providing a great way to keep things light, fun, and social.

Keep things new and interesting

To maintain your enthusiasm, don't be afraid to switch things up. Boredom can lead to giving up, so change your routine or try something new if your current workout feels stale. A change of environment can also help—if you usually work out at home, try the garden or a park. If you run or walk, take a different route. This variety keeps your body on its toes and prevents plateaus, ensuring continuous progress.

Gamify your fitness with fun rewards

Setting goals can make your journey more fun too! Set yourself achievable milestones, and plan from rewards for when you hit them. Always remember, the best goal you can set is to stay consistent over time. Monthly rewards for staying on track can be the perfect motivator.

Motion can be a great tool to not only help you set goals, but keep them relevant as you progress. When you first connect to Motion, the app uses your historical data from devices like Apple Watch, Fitbit, Garmin, or even just your phone's step tracking to establish your personal activity baseline. It then sets personalized weekly goals, allowing you space for rest and avoiding discouragement from occasional bad days.

Based on your progress, Motion adjusts your goals intelligently, making them slightly harder or easier to ensure you progress at a healthy and safe pace. The app also comes loaded with fun rewards and prizes for hitting your goals and staying consistent, as well as active challenges and mini-games you can play with friends, all based on your tracked activity data!

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