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Staying motivated

Not feeling like a champion today? That’s perfectly OK; you don't have to feel great all of the time. It’s natural for us to have days when our motivation dips. There’s always tomorrow!

Just be kind to yourself and celebrate those wins! Remember that having fun and enjoying yourself is the best way to stay motivated, so choose something you enjoy.

We know 49% of women's top reason for being physically active was because it improves their mood, so try and keep this in mind when you feel your motivation start to fade and think of the boost you’ll get afterwards!

We’ve put together our top tips and helpful links to help you stay motivated as you build up your physical activity habits.

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Top tips

  • Enjoy how exercise makes you feel rather than what you look like.
  • Don’t compare yourself to others – you’re doing great, just as you are.
  • Be your own coach – set goals that work for you.
  • Take a friend along to cheer you on, make it a regular thing.
  • Reward yourself every now and then. You deserve it! 

Hear from others

We've heard from lots of women, just like you, who have overcome barriers and found a way to be active that works for them.

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This Girl Can Club

Our club on Strava is a space for women to lift each other up and shine a light on the moments of joy that come with being active. If you’re new to Strava don’t worry! We’ve created guides to show you how to get started and build your community.

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Join our community on social media

Through our social media channels we regularly share stories, tips and motivations from our community, all designed to support women to be more active and to feel more confident while doing it.

Join the conversation to hear from women with real stories like yours and celebrating all women getting active on their own terms.

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