Recently, we asked you “which burning questions about working out have you always wanted answers to?”. You came back with many interesting questions, and some outright hilarious ones regarding existentialism and workout partner preferences.
Here are the answers to the top fitness questions from our inquisitive Facebook and Google+ users:
How many kilometers or miles i need do before my first 5K?
Well, its not so much kilometers as it is proper training leading up to it. Have you checked out our Premium Personal Training Plans? If you set up a Couch to 5K plan, you should be able easily handle that running goal in no time!
What’s the best song to play while running?
Some experts say that it’s best to run with songs that have the same beats per minute (or BPM) as the pace you want to go at. Music is a really personal thing, so you pick songs that make you happy and make you want to keep at it. If you want some inspiration, check out this playlist! Continue reading Your Top Workout Questions, Answered
We always say fitness is more fun with friends that help you stay motivated. But wouldn’t it be even more motivating to be able to look for love while you get fit at the same time? If finding that special someone to tag each time you work out sounds too good to be true, we’ve got great news. Today, we’re announcing the upcoming launch of our steamiest feature – EndofitMatch! With EndofitMatch, looking for a sweatheart to share your love of fitness is now part of the fun of getting in shape. EndofitMatch gives you access to a world of endorphin-loving members that are only a tap away.
Continue reading Find Your Match On Your Next Workout
Guest post by Kieran Alger
Thousands of runners across the planet are right now putting in the final preparations for the upcoming series of Spring marathons. From London to Boston, via Barcelona and Copenhagen, the Endomondo training miles are being logged, kit is being sorted and personal goals are being set. I’m one of those runners but I’m preparing for a marathon challenge with a difference. In less than two weeks I will attempt to run eight marathons in 20 days on three continents.
Starting on 5 April, I’ll tackle the brutal Sahara Desert Ultra, the Marathon des Sables. More than 156 miles, carrying up to 8.5kg, in temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius up and down sand dune mountains. If I survive that I then fly to America for the Boston Marathon before finally coming back to the UK for the Virgin Money London Marathon, where I’ll finish my challenge on the Mall in front of my friends and family.
Continue reading Running For Change: 312,000 Small Steps To Change 100 Lives
Last week, we asked you to connect with your inner poet and share your best fitness-themed poems. We received quite a few great ones, which made us realize just how multifaceted our users really are! Though it was tough to choose just three fitness poet laureates from the bunch, we decided that the following three poems deserved the honor of “Best Fitness Poems” for our World Poetry Day competition this year.
Continue reading Our Inspired Poetic Members Show Their Skills
We love green almost as much as we love healthy foods that help us stay on top of our fitness beyond our workouts. Inspired by Spring, here is a collection of 29 naturally green dishes from our friends at Greatist you can make to celebrate the season! Continue reading Healthy Green Recipes in Our Favorite Hue
Gotta love Green Smoothies, right? There’s something so comforting in knowing you can easily whip up a glassful of goodness to fuel your workouts with nutritious, tasty ingredients. We’ve decided to make our own spin on a classic Green Smoothie recipe. Here’s the recipe and directions to make your very own Endo Green Smoothie: Continue reading A Perfect Pre-Workout Endo Green Smoothie
Android Wear fans, you asked and we listened. We are thrilled to introduce our very first standalone app for Android Wear! Our standalone app for the Sony Smartwatch 3 lets you enjoy the benefits of Android Wear and Endomondo together at last. Continue reading A Smartwatch App That Stands Alone
Last month, we wanted to help you stick to your resolutions by making a commitment to yourself. We got a lot of great feedback on the release of our Commitments feature, which lets you set a weekly fitness goal and follow the progress made towards it. If you missed our how-to post, you can check it out here. We’ve now added some of your suggestions to our Android 10.7 and iOS 9.7 updates to help improve how you commit to your goals, no matter what they are. Maybe your main fitness goal is to run faster or to get in better shape. Depending on where you start off from, it can seem like it will take forever to get there. That’s why breaking it down into smaller, accessible goals will help you realize the real progress you’re making. With Commitments, you can find your motivation in reaching a goal each week, and pat yourself on the back for those milestones you hit along the way towards your overall fitness goal. Speaking of which, remember to reward yourself for those fitness feats, because you’ve earned it!
Continue reading Share Your Commitments With Friends
To make progress, there has to be change, and this belief is what ensures we keep innovating with our app. Ever since we launched our PRO version in 2010, we’ve been working hard to keep updating it, as well as our Free app and our Premium feature set. Our focus is now, and has always been, to offer you the best features and most optimized experience each time you use Endomondo. In order to to that, we are simplifying our user experience by merging our PRO and free apps on Android into one. This means that after the 10.7. release, the PRO app will no longer be updated with new features. If you are currently using our PRO app, we kindly ask that you download and use our Free app from now on. Continue reading Why We’re Merging Our PRO and Free Android Apps
Fine, so you’re not the outdoorsy type. So what? There are plenty of ways to embrace a fit lifestyle that don’t include hitting the road. Whether you dread the thought of working out outdoors, or if you’re simply finding your local gym irresistible lately, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t keep track of your fitness while you are doing your thing on your favorite indoor workout. Your app is designed to help you not only track all your workouts, but to keep a log of your activity and goals, and get props from you friends when you get fit. So why not get the most out of your Endomondo app, regardless of where your latest sweat session takes place? Take it with you on your next elliptical, treadmill, stationary bike or any other indoor workout and keep tracking all those hard earned brownie points! Continue reading Get Your Endorphin Boost Indoors