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Best Fitness Apps To Try During Coronavirus Lockdown

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Maintaining physical fitness may be more of a struggle now that gyms are closed due to COVID-19. If this is something that rings true with you, keep on reading!

It’s easy enough to say to ourselves that we are going to make the best of these wild times by getting in shape or trying out those new healthy recipes, but actually doing it is a whole different scenario. 

Some people are more “fitness savvy”. Knowing the best workouts, equipment, and fitness apps comes naturally to them. 

If you are like me, you are more prone to moving your body aimlessly in hopes of looking like Jennifer Lopez by summertime.

We live in an age where anything we need guidance with is right at our fingertips, including fitness!

Here are the best health and fitness apps for staying well during this pandemic.

 

1) MyFitnessPal

What kind of person would I be if I didn’t start off with a biased opinion?

This is the app I use EVERYDAY and in my opinion, surpasses the other apps I am about to mention. It helps me track my calorie input and output, which is vital during this pandemic because boredom snacking is a very real thing.

This app is extremely customizable to your current health state, your goals, and how much activity you are willing to put into to reach your goals. 

It has TONS of free workouts based on whatever you are trying to target. Both step by step and video routines are available.

The best part is the massive food database you can use to track your food/calorie intake. It has over 6 million food entries you can add to your food log as well as having the option to customize your food entries yourself.

The only downfall of the large food database is most all of the entries have been made by other users, so you might have to fact check if the calorie numbers seem off. 

There is also a barcode scanner in the app for instant access to food item details. 

Annnnddd… IT’S FREE.

For 9.99 monthly of 49.99 yearly, you can get premium features and track your macros more accurately. I find enough satisfaction in the standard but if you do desire to upgrade, premium on MyFitnessPal is significantly cheaper than other apps!

 

2) 7

 

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What makes this app COVID-19 worthy is that you can virtually compete in workouts with friends! Most of the workouts are short spanned, high-intensity focused, and can be done anywhere with no equipment! Free with in-app purchases!

 

3) Workout For Women

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Don’t let the name fool you, men can definitely break a sweat from these workouts too. This app is flooded with questions but rather simply gives you an option to answer questions for customization, or simply skip to the workouts. This app is easy to navigate and aesthetically pleasing. 

The best feature is that the main home page features workouts based on;

  • Difficulty level
  • Body targeting
  • Time of workout
  • HOW MANY CALORIES ARE BURNED?! 

That’s pretty rad. If you eat a cookie that’s 46 calories, you can burn it off in 10 minutes!

 

4) Yoga For Beginners 

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Want to try something new that will calm the chaos of the coronavirus? This app is straight to the point for the user; main page featuring what the user might be seeking. Whether it be winding down for bed or toning your bum, it has it all. App made by the same designers as Workout For Women , thus having a similar format of displaying workouts’ traits front & center. 

Totally free!

 

5) Instagram

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You read that right!

Freelancers aren’t just writers and web developers, most are online health coaches!

Instagram is flooded with entrepreneurs who post their at-home workouts and share nutrition & wellness tips!

Follow these accounts:

@workoutfitvideos @ashleyfloresfit @thedesailifestyle @darrentomasso @venus2bfab @julia_terpak

Try these Hashtags:

#workoutathome #workoutroutine #workoutvideo #fitnessvideo #fitnessworkout #fitnesscoach #weightloss #fitnessmotivation 

 

Closing note:

We have more access to crafting healthy lifestyles than ever before.

Get creative, make it fun, and get in-tune with your body!

 

Written by Hannah

 

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How Fairytale Characters Help Daters Represent Their Personalities

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When it comes to dating and relationships, personality is immensely important. Perhaps you have a certain “type” that you find irresistible. Or maybe you’ve had bad luck with one type and want to try something different. Here’s why we have Fairytale characters on Fairytrail.

 

1. Myers Briggs Personality Tests

Personality assessments like the widely-accepted Myers Briggs test determine your personality type by measuring how you see the world and make decisions.

Knowing which type you are and which types you have the most chemistry with is a shortcut on the road of dating. Why swipe through 100 random people on Tinder when you already know you just want to meet ENTJs? Just show me the money honey. (You can do this on Fairytrail.)

The problem is not everyone knows what those codes mean. In fact, it’s often hard to remember even after you’ve just taken the test.

What if there was a fun and visual way to represent your personality through something intrinsically human?

 

2. Enchantment Of Fairy Tales

Once upon a time, there were two brothers, Jakob and Wilhelm, from a small town in Germany. Longing to preserve a disappearing German heritage during the turbulent Napoleonic Wars, they traveled throughout the land to collect fairy tales, part of a rich oral tradition − passed down from generation to generation, often told around the fire to pass the time during cold, dark European winters.

As the story goes, they collected tales from printed sources and verbally through friends, relatives, peasants, soldiers, and travelers.

Gathering whatever tales they could, the Grimm brothers published a collection of 86 unique fairy tales called the Children’s and Household Tales in 1812.

As captivating as they are to children, folk stories were not intended to be for children at all. Fairy tales are cultural artifacts expressed as cautionary fables, moral parables, stories of resilience, allegories of hope, and celebrations of wits and courage.

They were meant to warn, teach, and inspire us in a world fraught with hardship, deception, and brutality. Folk stories are not unique to Germany but, like the human smile, can be seen across all nations.

 

3. Stories Make Us Human

Native American folklore, Chinese myths, Icelandic legends, African fables, and German fairy tales. Stories are how cultures, languages, and values are passed down. It is what unites society. It’s how we communicate.

Yuval Noah Harari in Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind writes:

“Large numbers of strangers can cooperate successfully by believing in common myths.”

There is nothing that builds understanding, empathy, and relationships faster than stories.

In product design, we have user stories. In sales, we have up-sell using stories of other people as examples. In religion, we have sermons and books filled with stories.

And there is nothing more enthralling than a movie with a good story. So it’s no wonder, so many of these fairy tale stories have become movies.

 

4. Disney Effect

The most prolific and successful adaptations of fairy tales are by Disney through their popular films for children and adults. Those immensely successful films solidified characters from fairy tales in the hearts and minds of people across nations and generations.

The female fairytale characters, now simply referred to as Disney princesses, capture a variety of personalities. These princesses like us are strong, kind, open-minded, resilient, loyal, and smart.

 

5. Personality As Fairytale Archetypes

At Fairytrail we want to bring personality to the foreground because we believe character as important as physical beauty. That’s why we let users represent their personalities through fairytale archetypes in our remote dating and travel inspiration app.

In this era when cynicism seems to have driven out all the wonder and magic out of our lives, we still see the world as a beautiful place full of wonder and magic. And there’s no way, we’re going to let a bit of fun get past us.

Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. — Camille Pissarro

Look through the fairytale characters to see which one best describes you or if you know your MBTI type, find your corresponding character.

Written by Team Fairytrail

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Fairytrail is a travel adventure dating app that connects single travelers on group journeys and activities. Its mission is to help people explore the world’s cultures and places with someone they like.

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The Campfire Is LIT

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Dear Explorer,

We believe the world is a beautiful, magical place. And it’s no surprise, we are attracting those who think like us.

Through this app, I’ve connected with CEOs of tech companies, professional athletes, TED speakers, Google employees, Harvard grads, airline employees, journalists, doctors, college students, and even people who have lived in a small town their whole lives. What unites us is our passion to explore the world’s people, cultures, and places.

We made Campfire for positive, curious, and adventurous people like us. This Facebook Group is an opportunity to network and share anything related to your business, passions, and goals.

Life is full of magic. We’ll help you discover it. Contact us if you feel you could be a good moderator and help us shape the community.

Shoutout to Iceland and Australia for the most user growth last week! 

Join Campfire

Want more adventures?
Refer your friends to Fairytrail and get $500 for travel money. Tap “Free Adventures” in on the side menu to get your referral code. Learn more.

Taige & Fairytrail Team

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Personality Types of Male Fairytale Characters

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We gave you the rundown of the Female Fairytrail characters; now we would like to invite you to get to know the Male Fairytrail characters. Interested in knowing which one you are? To read about why Fairytrail uses Fairytale characters to help people get to know their matches, read this article.

The Myers-Briggs and Enneagram Tests are widely adopted personality tests that helps people to understand more about themselves. It is also helpful for others to get to know your traits and why you do things the way you do. If you are new to MBTI or Enneagram, take a free test here to find out what personality type you are!

Compatibility is crucial for any relationship, but it can be difficult to know exactly the type of person you are most compatible with. Fairytrail requires each user to assign themselves a character that best aligns with their personality type. This not only allows people to get a better idea of how they might get along, but it also helps in figuring out which characters they seem to get along best with, and therefore which characters to look for in order to increase chances of success. 

 

Aladdin

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ESTP (Extroverted. Sensing. Feeling. Perceiving)
Enneagram Type 3 (Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type: Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious)

Highly adaptable, fun and charming; they possess boundless energy. Adventurous and enthusiastic, with an appreciation for material comforts.

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

People of ESTP type are generally the first you’ll notice or become aware of in a crowd. They love to be at the center of attention and always have an impact on their immediate surroundings. They enjoy and are comfortable living under the spotlight.

They possess boundless energy and prioritizes fun, living on the edge with little concern for their personal safety at times. They push themselves and others to the max, taking risks with very little hesitation to get what they want. They are natural group leaders that bring an air of life and excitement everywhere they go.

Their enthusiasm and adventurousness make them really fun people to be around. There’s always something to do or somewhere to explore.

Here are some famous people that have the ESTP personality type: Jack Nickelson, Eddie Murphy, Madonna, Ernest Hemingway 

 

John Smith

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ENFP (Extroverted. Intuitive. Feeling. Perceiving)
Enneagram Type 7 (Busy, Fun-Loving Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered)

Calm, cool, and open-minded. Quick to recognize another person’s strengths and weaknesses.

“It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool – for love – for your dreams – for the adventure of being alive.” – Oriah Mountain Dreamer.

Intuitively honest and effortlessly genuine, the ENFP type value true spirit, independence, creativity, and freedom. Their self-esteem is built on their ability to innovate and create solutions.

Thanks to their imagination and passion, they will not be beaten down by the stress in life. They know how to relax and wind-down from the little stresses of everyday life, transitioning from serious work mode during the day to free-spirited on the dance floor at night.

Adaptable and accepting, their intuition leads them to be in tune with their own emotions and allows them to connect emotionally with others; they really get to know and understand what inspires people around them, while also recognizing their strengths and weaknesses.

A relationship with an ENFP type is an enjoyable journey of mutual exploration and imagination. They seek to connect with a soulmate and are not afraid to fully commit.

Famous people you may know that are ENFP type personalities: Robert Downey Jr., Robin Williams, Quentin Tarantino, RM (Kim Nam-joon) 

 

General Shang

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ISTJ (Introverted. Sensing. Thinking. Judging)
Enneagram Type 1 (Rational, Idealistic Type: Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic)

Loyal, faithful, dependable, with a strong sense of duty. Operate in relation to internal beliefs and values.

“Associate yourself with men with good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for ‘tis better to be alone than in bad company.” – George Washington

The sensibility and perfection of the ISTJ type mean that they like to get things done, and to do them well. They place great value on and pride themselves in their sense of duty and extreme loyalty.

Very much a team leader, they strategize to ensure minimal mistakes, but take full responsibility when things don’t go as planned; they hold themselves accountable for their actions.

The ISTJ type comes across as quiet and secretive; they really value their privacy and are slow to open up to and admit their feelings to others.

What famous people might you know that have this ISTJ personality type? Sting, Denzel Washington, Angela Merkel, Natalie Portman  

 

Prince Charming

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ESFJ (Extroverted. Sensing. Feeling. Judging)
Enneagram Type 2 (Caring, Interpersonal Type: Demonstrative, Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive)

Warm, caring, and compassionate; valuing cooperation, they are unpretentious, valiant and selfless.

“Encourage, lift and strengthen one another. For the positive energy spread to one will be felt by us all.” –  Deborah Day.

Extraordinarily caring and always ready to help, the ESFJ type is highly sociable and popular individuals. They care deeply about their loved ones, be their family or friends. When it comes to romantic relationships, the ESFJ doesn’t mess around; they take things very seriously, rarely participating in anything that could be considered a casual fling.

Charming in the least pretentious way, they are widely popular and sought after and while they are good with and seem to enjoy the attention, they handle their popularity with a grace that keeps intact and holds true to their valiance and dignity.

Famous people that are an ESFJ personality type: Taylor Swift, Bill Clinton, Jennifer Garner, Steve Harvey  

 

Peter Pan

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ESFP (Extroverted. Sensing. Feeling. Perceiving)
Enneagram Type 7 (Busy, Fun-Loving Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered)

Outgoing, friendly and spontaneous; always up for an adventure.

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you surely don’t deserve me at my best.”– Marilyn Monroe.

ESPF types are spontaneous, energetic and fun-loving. Playful and with a great sense of humor, they like to draw people out of their shells and encourage them to have a good time. Easily pleased, there’s nothing they like more than good times with good friends.

They are born entertainers, sometimes seen as performers because they are energetic and have a contagious enthusiasm for life. Outgoing and spontaneous, they wish to live their life to the fullest. They enjoy being under the spotlight and are able to make their own stage anywhere.

Chatty and lovable people, they care deeply about others. While they may go too far and can be stubborn at times, their intentions are never malicious.

What famous entertainers do you have the same personality type as? Elton John, Marilyn Monroe, Jamie Oliver, Adele  

 

Robin Hood

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ENTP (Extroverted. Intuitive. Thinking. Perceiving)
Enneagram Type 5 (Intense, Cerebral Type: Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated)

Witty, creative and caring, they see the big picture and want the best for everyone.

“Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy.” – Thomas J. Watson.

ENTP’s are generally smart and enjoy an intellectual challenge. If you want to argue with an ENTP type, prepare yourself for defeat against this natural-born debater – they are in their element when challenged. They are thinkers, more than do-ers.

Their knowledge and confidence to speak out make them endearingly charming. They use pre-existing knowledge in novel and creative ways. Energetic and enthusiastic, they take every opportunity presented to them to learn something new. Being a partner of a true thinker, life is never boring because they will have plenty of new ideas to surprise, entertain and even challenge you with.

Their cunning wit and desire for challenges and intellectual debate can come across at times as precocious and argumentative, but beneath the surface, they are generous and have good hearts; they really do just want what’s best for everyone.

Famous people that are ENTP’s: Adam Savage, Mark Twain, Sarah Silverman, Alfred “Weird Al” Yankovic  

 

King Arthur

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ENFJ (Extroverted. Intuitive. Feeling. Judging)
Enneagram Type 8 (Powerful, Dominating Type: Self-Confident, Decisive, Willful, and Confrontational)

 A born leader; kind, reliable, inspiring, adventurous.

“Everything you do right now ripples outward and affects everyone. Your every act can open hearts and minds.”–  David Deida.

ENFJ types are inspiring and natural-born leaders. A typical and passionate altruist, they stand up for what they believe in. They often focus on values and vision, caring about what is best for humanity. They value self-development and also the development of others, with high hopes of contributing to a brighter future for themselves as well as, if not more importantly, for those around them.

As a leader, the ENFJ type is reliable and tolerant. A good leader has to be a good listener, listening and accepting other peoples’ opinions, be they positive or negative. Their selflessness makes them much loved and admired by those that know them.

They prioritize others’ happiness over their own. They take relationships seriously, dedicating time and effort to show commitment in a relationship, making them reliable and trustworthy partners.

Do you see yourself as somewhat similar in personality to these famous people that are ENFJ’s? Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Ben Affleck

 

Beast

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ISTP (Introverted. Sensing. Thinking. Perceiving)
Enneagram Type 4 (Sensitive, Withdrawn Type: Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental)

Fiery, passionate, and adventurous. Always analytical and fair in their endeavors.

“Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?” – Confucius

ISTP’s are fiercely independent, curious, loyal, and learn from their mistakes rather than playing by the rules.

Explosive passion can sometimes be perceived as hot-headed or stubborn. These people feel strongly about the things that matter to them, including their partner. Although they are sometimes quick to react, give them time, they will always return with the best solution possible.

The adventurous child inside them loves activities like sky diving, surfing, and riding motorcycles. They are fearless in their quest for adrenaline and always have to be doing something. Beasts get bored rather quickly, so they enjoy a partner who always keeps them on their toes.

Taking time for themselves is crucial for their mental health. Activities like reading inspiring books or fixing things around the house gives them a moment to process their sense of self and current dilemmas. Depriving them of this time will make them feel stubborn and detached from their core values.

Being in a relationship with someone who is an ISTP type is intriguing and exciting. Their love will feel intense & wild, just like your life together.

Famous people you may know that have ISTP type personalities: Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood, James Dean, Michael Jordan

 

Conclusion


Now that you’ve discovered which Fairytale character you are, there is only one more thing you need to do to find your princess: join Fairytrail!

Get to know amazing people from all around the world, discover incredible places just waiting for you to explore them, and plan once in a lifetime trips with people that you like and have already connected with. Are you ready for an adventure?

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About Fairytrail

Fairytrail is a travel adventure dating app that connects single travelers on group journeys and activities. Its mission is to help people explore the world’s cultures and places with someone they like.

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Fairytrail Travel Agents

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Starting today, Fairytrail travel agents will be able to help you plan and book your next adventure.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a solo traveler or already in a relationship. This service is available to anyone through the Fairytrail app.

Wait, why would I pay someone to book my travel?

You’re already paying a commission when you book your flights from an online booking agent such as Kayak, SkyScanner, Travelocity, Hipmunk, Expedia, and Google Flights. These sites make money on commission, and often airlines pay an extra commission when these sites “nudge” you to buy a more expensive flight or pay more.

With Fairytrail, you pay the same commission (to us instead of them), but you save a lot more time and get a price guarantee.

How are you able to do all this extra work and still not charge more?

We have a distributed travel agent team based in developing economies who are very knowledgeable about finding great deals. If you work as a software engineer, one hour of your time might be worth $70 so it makes much more sense to outsource the work to any of the Fairytrail travel agents who make $1.50 per hour. And you’ll be supporting a developing economy.

We have special agreements that allow us to buy the ticket for the same price as you would by yourself, but we get a commission on it which is what pays our bills.

Here are some partners we have agreements with:

Hotels – Booking.com

Flights – JetRadar

Experiences
– GetYourGuide
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Tip: Traveling together creates chemistry

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About Fairytrail

Fairytrail is a travel adventure dating app that connects single travelers on group journeys and activities. Its mission is to help people explore the world’s cultures and places with someone they like.

Book Adventures With Someone You Like

 

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