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How to Use Outside+ to Help Build Healthier Habits in 2022

Outside+ members have access to a number of free online courses, meal plans, and training programs that can help them build a foundation for their goals in the new year.

For access to all of our training, gear, and race coverage, plus exclusive training plans, FinisherPix photos, event discounts, and GPS apps, sign up for Outside+.

Outside+ members have access to a number of perks and benefits here at Triathlete, but also across all of our sibling brands, like VeloNews and Yoga Journal. And we wanted to be sure you know how to take advantage of all those benefits as you prepare for the new year—including training programs and plans, online education courses, recipes and yoga videos, and discounts for gear and events.

Right now, we’ve been focusing on how to build healthy habits in 2022. Check out our guide for members on how habits are formed and the psychology of where your habits come from. (You need to understand the “habit loop” in order to change it!) And then we outline the steps to changing and forming habits.

Once you understand the background and steps to forming habits, then be sure to check out our mini-modules breaking down those steps in four common areas that people often want to improve their habits in: recovery & sleep, nutrition, time management, and mental skills.

If you’re working through those steps in January and still have questions: we’ve got answers. We hosted a Q&A last year with mental endurance coach Vanessa Foerster, who walked members through some of the steps she outlined in our guides, some common mistakes and issues people encounter when trying to change their habits, and how to successfully build habits that get you to your goals.

There are also a number of online education courses and programs free for Outside+ members (and more coming next month) that might help you jumpstart 2022 too, like:

If you’re just looking for your own training structure, Outside+ members should also check out:

  • Today’s Plan with dozens of training programs and the ability to sync with your existing fitness trackers and computers (here’s how to set up a training plan)
  • A $50 credit to the Outside store (available under My Perks in your profile)
  • Gaia GPS & Trailforks so you can check out new trails and routes

And we’re very excited about our new Team Triathlete—a triathlon community available to all of our members.

We like to think all these things could help you build healthier habits in 2022. Whatever your goals are in the new year, the habits and structures we create are the foundation upon which our goals are built. Find all of these things under “Perks” after you login to your membership account in the upper right corner of this page. You can also find your free FinisherPix download pack there from any race—which doesn’t necessarily help you build better habits, but we just think it’s cool.