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Healthy Living Challenge Resources

By Megan Delano on April 1, 2021
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Often times the warmer weather of Spring brings on an increase in motivation and an interest in kicking those old bad habits. For the month of April, Bay State College is competing in a walking competition: 10,000 steps per day for 4 days per week. Registration is still open! You can register by clicking here. Is walking not your thing? There are plenty of other ways to burn calories and get your body moving after a long year of quarantine.

Below are a series of apps, websites, and subscriptions to get you started on your fitness goals. Many of these apps are free for basic plans or include free trials before subscribing. There are plenty of free apps that help you track your health (or unhealthy) habits and can send you notifications for when you may be falling behind. Many of these apps also offer resources on training guides, competitions with others, or setting your own personal goals daily or weekly.

Apps for Tracking Health Habits

  • Strides
  • Coach.me
  • Map My  Run
  • Nike App
  • Map My Fitness
  • My Fitness Pal

Platforms for On Demand Classes

  • Pelton App (free trial available)
  • Corepower Yoga ($20/monthly membership for on demand and live classes)
  • Nike App (free on demand workouts)
  • Orange Theory Fitness YouTube Channel
  • Gold's AMP

Apps for Weightlifting/Strength Training

  • Fitness Point
  • Jefit
  • Gymaholic
  • Fitbod
  • Sworkit

We all have some habits that could probably use some improving. Whether you are interested in managing your stress by doing more yoga or dropping some pounds by adding HIIT workout classes to your routine, it's time to get moving!

For more information or resources on healthy habits, please contact Bay State College's Mental Health Counselor, Megan Delano, at mdelano@baystate.edu