Our favourite 4 apps for running your next corporate steps challenge
Myles is a platform that solves a lot of the problems that occur with typical steps challenges. It's simple, inclusive and encourages sustainable habits. First, your employees can connect their fitness tracker, such as Apple Health, Google Fit or Fitbit. They then do a range of activities or sports which come through into Myles in the form of points. As the challenge organiser, you can choose to use steps directly, or you can set targets on the number of points. The best thing about Myles is that you earn vouchers to shops such as Amazon for every point you gain.
The Movespring app is a great way to stay active and motivated. It challenges you to walk more steps each day, and rewards you with points for every step you take. You can use these points to unlock new levels, badges, and prizes. The app also includes a virtual coach who gives you tips and encouragement along the way. And if you ever need motivation, you can check out the leaderboard to see how your friends and family are doing. With Movespring, there's no excuse not to get moving!
The Strava app is a great way to track your walks and see your progress over time. It's easy to use, and it's free to download. Simply open the app and start walking. The app will track your steps, distance, and pace. You can also set goals, such as walking a certain distance or number of steps each day. And if you're feeling competitive, you can see how your walks compare to those of other users. Whether you're just starting out or you're an experienced walker, the Strava app is a great way to track your progress and stay motivated.
Charity Miles is a free app that allows you to walk or run for charity, all while earning rewards and staying motivated. Simply select a charity of your choice and start walking. For every mile you walk, the app will donate a few cents to your chosen charity. You can also earn rewards like gift cards and discounts from participating sponsors. In addition, the app tracks your progress and provides encouragement along the way. So whether you're looking to support a good cause or just stay in shape, be sure to download Charity Miles.
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