Turn Your Next Run into an Epic Game With Turfly
Everyone can use a little motivation when it comes to going outside for a run, right? Unless you’re a half-marathon fanatic or avid jogger, running around the block doesn’t come easy. While you might have used apps like Nike+ Running to stay focused, sometimes running solo isn’t that fun.
If you’ve been looking for a new way to make running more enjoyable, you’re in luck. Turfly is an app that turns running into an exciting fitness game. Turfly transforms your daily run or walk into an epic turf war between you and your friends. Instead of tracking your running performance, Turfly only pays attention to the fun you’re having on your run.
The app transforms your city into a world of “turfs” that are approximately the length of a football field. In order to defend your “turf,” you have to walk or run through each grid to earn points. The more points you rack up in a specific turf, the closer you come to taking it over. Your goal is to paint your neighborhood blue by going through as many turfs as possible.
If you’re feeling competitive, challenge your friends to a turf war. Take over their “turfs” by running or walking through their neighborhoods. For example, if you see a turf that’s red, this means you have the opportunity to take that turf over and claim it as your territory.
What makes Turfly unique from other fitness apps is that it gamifies your running experience. Instead of worrying about how far you have to run, you can focus on the fun you’re having while stealing back your turf. If you’re curious about turning your workout into playtime, download Turfly for free in the iTunes store.
What helps you stay motivated on your runs? Let us know in the comments below!
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!