Editorial Team

2020 has been an exceptionally challenging year for us all and while each year the festive season is one we look forward to the most, this year’s festivities might be even more anticipated than any other. As the crisp scent of festive cheer wafts above us we’ve all begun our prep for the celebrations. While the lead-up can be as exciting as the festivities itself, it’s important to enter the festive season as the very best version of yourself.

With all the excitement that is to come and all the craziness that the year has brought, begin this year’s celebrations by taking care of your holistic wellbeing. So whether it’s fitting into that perfect outfit, preparing yourself for those elaborate festive feasts, or just simply dealing with the mayhem that is specific to this time of year, we’ve got a virtual companion to suit your every need.

These apps can be the perfect bundle to help you get your holistic festive fitness fix.

StepSetGo

StepSetGo (SSG) is a fitness rewarding platform that believes in providing constant motivation to its users for leading a healthier life. The app tracks the number of steps walked over the day and rewards users with SSG coins for those steps taken. These SSG Coins can be redeemed in the Bazaar section of the app (in-app marketplace) for amazing offers and products. So this festive season you can indulge in your favourite treats and spend time with your family, without having to worry about skipping the gym. Just head on over to StepSetGo and get walking. With over 7+ million registered users, SSG is one of the market leaders in the fitness space. The app is available for free on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

MyFitnessPal

What we’re most looking forward to in the coming months is the chance to sink our teeth into our favourite festive goodies. With MyFitnessPal you can indulge those sweet or savoury cravings, while also ensuring you don’t overdo it. Whether you want to lose weight, tone up, get healthy, change your habits, or start a new diet, you’ll love MyFitnessPal as it helps you take control of your goals, track calories; break down ingredients and log activities. The app is available on both Android and iOS devices for free download through Google Play and Apple App Store, respectively.

Yogaia

Staying fit and taking care of your overall well-being has been the mantra for most people this time of the year. While conditioning your body to get yourself to the most optimal fitness level, working on mental conditioning plays an equally important role. Practicing yoga with the help of Yogaia, offers you online coaching from the best in the business and has helped a lot of people lead holistically fit lives. The platform offers classes based on your capacity from easy to advanced schedules, all available at the tip of your fingers. The app is available on both Android and iOS devices for free download through Google Play and Apple App Store, respectively.

Calm

While excitement is at an all-time high this time of the year, it’s important to focus on nurturing our mental health in order to be able to enjoy the festivities as much as possible. Mindfulness is the key to maintaining mental health and the Calm app is the perfect way to add a little self-love into the craziness that’s about to ensue. You can install the Calm app on your mobile device and start meditating along with your family members. The app offers breathing programmes, master classes, and soothing music to help you relax and manage stress. There are also guided meditation sessions available for up to 25 minutes. Moreover, you can set your personal goals on the app to get a personalised experience. Calm is available on both Android and iOS devices for free download through Google Play and Apple App Store, respectively.

ThinkUp

Adding a boost of motivation and positivity to the festive season is ThinkUp. With this app you can choose from a selection of 20 to 40 positive affirmations or simply customise your own, to pump up your self-esteem, keeping you happy and charged throughout the celebrations. Whether you’re far from home or unable to spend the holidays with your family and friends this app curates your affirmations for the area you’d like to bolster in your mind.  The app is available on both Android and iOS devices for free download through Google Play and Apple App Store, respectively.

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