At New Years, many of us made the popular resolution to get fit. You probably did too, right?

If you did, we’re sure you started the year off strong. You got up early, headed out to the gym, made sure you got your exercise for the day. But as we all know, most people’s resolutions die out after January. So, to help you if you’ve gotten stuck on that gym resolutions, we’ve put together a list of cannabis strains that can actually help you restore your resolution to get out to the gym!

That’s right, cannabis can help with this. The stereotype of a lazy pot smoker sitting on the couch snacking isn’t {always) accurate. Some strains can actually help motivate you to get active.

Sour Diesel

This is a classic strain, familiar to most cannabis users, but did you know it’s also great to help you get active? When you smoke this strain, you’ll experience a euphoric, cerebral high that helps relieve stress and pain while energizing you. Some people find the effects of Sour Diesel are great for activities that require strength of mind, like yoga.

Green Crack

The name might shock you, but this sativa strain is exactly what you need if you’re heading to the gym. If you’re looking for motivation, this is definitely the strain for you. It gives you a sharp jolt of energy, exactly the kick in the butt you needed to get up off the couch. It’s also very uplifting and helps you focus, so if you want to enjoy your workout this will definitely help. Be careful if it’s your first time using this strain, though. Some people find it induces paranoia.

Durban Poison

Sometimes you just don’t feel like getting up, leaving the house, and heading out to the gym. Fortunately, Durban Poison can help get you up and out the door, and fully ready to work out. Sometimes described as the espresso of cannabis, this strain will definitely get you moving. It gives you an insane amount of energy while clearing your mind so you can focus on the task at hand. Looking for a hit of motivation? Try a hit of Durban Poison.


Chocolate may not seem like a good idea to help you with working out, Chocolope, however, will definitely improve your work out. Chocolope will help clear your head and help you feel relaxed while also motivating you. This will make it easier for you to head out and try a new machine or push yourself a little harder than normal. If you’re going to the gym to really accomplish something, definitely give Chocolope a try.


If you don’t react well to high THC strains, Harlequin is a great alternative. It’s a CBD sativa that energizes you without the psychoactive effects. This strain greatly improves your focus and as a bonus helps relieve pain. This makes it a great strain if you really want to push yourself in weight training or strength training. Since it helps with pain we also recommend this strain post-workout to help you relax and recover.

Ghost Train Haze

This strain is good only for seasoned users as it’s one of the strongest strains on the market. It’s a very potent THC and if you ingest too much or aren’t a veteran cannabis user, it will probably freak you out a bit. On the other hand, if you can handle this strain it will definitely get you ready to go to the gym. You’ll get a boost of energy and that puts you in the mindset to run that extra mile.

Ready to get active with a new strain? Head over to our dispensaries page to find a dispensary near you.