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Fast Company has named Strava as one of "The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Fitness", and there are many reasons for that. First and foremost, it's worth noting that their social running and cycling app is absolutely great. And Strava's iOS app recently received an update, bringing its version number to 4.0.
In Strava Running and Cycling 4.0, you'll find a brand-new "Activity Feed" that highlights even more of your friends' activities, with notable inclusions being their Instagram feed(?) and their route map. The updated feed also makes it much easier to give comments and kudos to fellow fitness aficionados. Also included in the update is the ability to share photos on your Strava profile via Instagram, real-time segments with live updates, and a variety of new languages including Dutch, Japanese, Korean, and more.
You can get the Strava Running and Cycling - GPS Run and Ride Tracker on the App Store for free.
Twas the week before New Year’s and all through the land, no humans were eager for the diet they planned (Deep sigh). It’s the same story every year: not long after the ball drops in Times Square and the champagne runs out, people all over the world face the dreaded New Year’s Resolution. After all the eggnog, fudge, and candy canes, it’s no surprise that losing weight and getting fit tops the list. And these days there are a plethora of digital goodies out there making anyone’s quest for fitness that much easier. Many of these apps even throw the motivation and inspiration in for free. In other words, you’re running out of excuses. You can thank me later.
So, Happy New Year! Here are some resolutions to those resolution blues.
No time or money to join a gym? This app's for you. Choose “Matt” (McConaughey-like), “Arnold” (Schwarzeneggerish), or “Kate” as your trainer and off you go! It’s just a 7 minute workout - 30 seconds for each exercise, with 10 seconds to transition. Warm up with jumping jacks, followed by the wall sit, some push-ups, abdominal crunches, and so on. The 8-bit trainer graphic demonstrates each move to some pretty funky music (fortunately, with one simple tap the music goes away). Bonus - the app will even log workouts to your calendar. And if 7 minutes just isn’t enough, hit repeat and do it again!