The concept of Base in the new Freeletics lifestyle is designed to make adopting a healthy lifestyle, with the main objective of encouraging consistent physical activity on a daily basis. Here's a summary of the key points:
- Your Base is the 17-minute minimum of daily movement you need to establish a habit that helps build lifelong fitness. It can be any intentional activity, such as swimming, bouldering, or a game of soccer, as long as it lasts at least 17 minutes.
- Any training completed in the Training App or any activity synced with Apple Health or Google Health Connect via 3rd party apps can count towards your Base, as long as it's logged in your respective Health app and you sync it to your Training App by opening the app afterwards.
Q: Why 17 minutes?
A: The choice of 17 minutes is based on research from global health organizations and sports scientists, indicating that this duration is manageable for the average person and has the potential to significantly improve quality of life, contribute to positive exercise habit building, and alleviate chronic diseases associated with a lack of daily movement.
Q: Why do the Base daily?
A: Daily activity is a significant factor contributing to quality of life and longevity. Making movement an integral part of the day is essential for mitigating numerous risks and unlocking a lifetime of positive potential health impacts.
Q: Does a Coach day under 17 minutes count towards your Base?
A: Yes, Coach sessions, even if shorter than 17 minutes, count towards daily Base completion.
Q: Can an additional “on-demand” workout in the app count towards your Base or as an additional/towards your Coach day?
A: Anything additional to a Coach day can count towards the Base, as long as it is logged with time data.
Q: Could Base be considered a form of active recovery or are they two separate things?
A: Base and Coach complement each other, with Base likely to enhance the likelihood of completing Coach-assigned days and improving the quality of Coach workouts.
Q: How is your base tracked from your wearable?
A: To track your Base from your wearable, you need to start an activity on your wearable. If this is not done, it will not be registered as a specified "time-bound" activity and therefore will not be counted. Some wearables, such as Apple and Fitbit watches, have exceptions where certain activities are auto-detected with timestamps and saved.
Q: How to make sure the synchronization is being properly done?
A: You need to have actively logged either in the app, or in your respective Health app, at least 17 minutes of activity (the activity doesn’t really matter-it can be pretty much anything: yoga, cycling, bouldering, football etc)
Please remember that:
- You do need to open your app at least once each day after you have completed any external training that you have done. Once you have opened your app, any external activities logged in your respective Health app will sync with the Freeletics app, and you will see your Blue Base progress bar fill up! This means that you need to open your Freeletics app EVERY day to sync your Base.
- Step activity, and indeed any activity recorded passively by either your mobile device or a watch, might not count towards your Base. If you are going on a walk, and want this to count towards your Base, start recording a Walk in whichever app you are using.
Articles in this section
- What is “Base”?
- Sync workout data from other apps
- The Daily Athlete Score (DAS)
- Earn points, levels, and Stars in Freeletics Training
- Delete a performance
- Understand Your ‘Weekly Training Update’ Statistics
- Turn off sounds in the Training App
- Connect Freeletics with Health Connect
- Use the Apple Health feature
- Is the app free?