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Shant
Mount Logan
Status: Gathering Kudos

I think adding Meditation as an activity type will be great for Strava. 

This is important because:

  • Meditation helps athletes calm their mind and improve mental health before big races
  • Strava can partner with guided meditation apps like Calm or Headspace to send directly to the activity feed like Peloton/Zwift
  • As an incentive and benefit for subscribers, Strava can give free access to Calm/Headspace/Tara Brach/Sam Harris specifically for endurance athletes. Headspace has partnered with Nike. 
  • Meditation activity can be set to private to respect athletes and athletes can choose if they want to make it public by opting in.

An example of when I would want this feature is every morning. I try to take one deep breath every day and would do it more often if I saw that my friends are doing it too. And I'm interested to know who they follow and which guided sessions they use. Thank you Strava! 



Shant Hagopian
Attorney & Athlete
Next race: LA Marathon (3/17/24)
11 Comments
DeanCrabb
Mt. Kenya

It would be good to have a new activity type of mindfulness. I currently use a third-party app on my Garman watch to track it, which only syncs through to my Strava as general “workout” type of exercise. While mindfulness is not specifically a fitness exercise it has definitely been scientifically proven over the last 20 years to be beneficial to your overall well-being, stress, health, recovery, focus and sports performance. Mindfulness has become widely accepted as a beneficial practice in performance for athletes. Tracking mindfulness sessions and its effects on your health, well-being and performance would be very beneficial, similar to tracking an injury and its affect on your performance (I’ve seen another suggestion in this feed regarding injury tracking which I think is equally valuable). 

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Soren
Denali

Thanks for submitting your idea to add meditation. It has been reviewed by our moderation team and is now open to voting.

Zax
Pico de Orizaba

Meditation should be subcategory of Yoga type.

WillJohnson
Mt. Kenya

+1 from me. Apple Fitness has this workout type as an option.

Shant
Mount Logan

Meditation and Mental Health 🙏



Shant Hagopian
Attorney & Athlete
Next race: LA Marathon (3/17/24)
hussey368
Mt. Kenya

Yes, mindfulness! My apple fitness mindfulness workouts won’t pull in. 

Amogha
Mt. Kenya

Yes. +1 from me. Mindfulness and mental health is very essential and important for Athletes. 

xavier
Mt. Kenya

+1

Shant
Mount Logan

Hi all,

Are you in any meditation groups on Strava? 

I just joined Zen Runners. Are there others?



Shant Hagopian
Attorney & Athlete
Next race: LA Marathon (3/17/24)
Tptran
Mt. Kenya

+10 from me to have synchronization with Headspace

JFB
Mt. Kenya

Superb idea and +100 from me. Would love to see Insight Timer stats getting uploaded to Strava, just as it does to Apple Health. No idea why this isn’t the case yet…