2015 Roundup: Best Tour de France Nicknames

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The Tour de France is renowned for the excitement it stirs up among all the fans that tune in worldwide to follow the race. We’re fans of these athletes thanks to their passion and dedication to the sport, and we’re not alone, since this is one of the world’s largest sporting events with millions of fans cheering from the sidelines.

Aside from all the high stakes athleticism and adrenaline flowing in the peloton, there’s a less serious side to the Tour de France. Many of the big names in the Tour are given nicknames by their fans based on their personality, riding style or even past races. If you’re following the race, we want to help make it a little easier to keep up with all the crazy aliases of the top riders and favorites of this year’s event. Continue reading 2015 Roundup: Best Tour de France Nicknames

Calling All Photography Aficionados

Hey photography buffs, we know you’re out there! Ever take an amazing picture while out doing your workout and think “I’ve got to share this one”. Well, now you can…with us! We want to see those awe-inspiring snapshots of the cool sights you see while you work out. The best one will get pride of place as the cover of our Facebook and Google+ pages (yes, we’re on there too!). Continue reading Calling All Photography Aficionados

Growing Support For Movember

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November is here, and to the guys in our office, that can only mean one thing: Movember! They couldn’t wait to put down their razors and let their mustaches go wild. But, the guys also happen to be avid athletes, and so we pondered if sweaty staches would get in the way of their workouts. Their response was unanimous: “it’s worth it!”

We think it’s a great cause, and the fact that it raises awareness on the incidence of both testicular and prostate cancer makes it worthy of our support. We’re so keen on supporting the cause that this year, we got our own Movember Endomondo Team on Movemeber.com. We hope that our Endomondo community will join our team to run and grow a stache for a good cause!

Mo’  running, Mo’ stache?

Since we all will be running for Movember, we questioned what effect that can have on the speed of your stache growing endeavors. You know all those workouts you’ll be tracking? Well, if you are aiming to let your facial hair shine during Movember, working out may be a good way to jump-start your growth. Exercise can promote hair growth, since it helps you pump up your heart which makes your blood circulates better.

And since we’ll be seeing quite a few staches in the office this month, we started reading up on what are the pros and cons of sporting one. Research shows that not only does a little extra stubble make guys (on average) more attractive to the ladies, but maintaining your facial hair may even be a sign of a more powerful immune system. Maybe that’s because it keeps you warmer? Yet, even with these benefits, we couldn’t help wondering what your thoughts are on the idea of growing out a mustache.

So, guys: do you grow a Movember stache? If so, does your facial hair have any negative effects on your aerodynamic-ness? And ladies: staches – yay or nay? What about when it’s for a good cause? Let us know what you think in your comments.

Free your staches!

The Endo Mo Bros and Mo Sistas
Movember Endo

Fun at the Color Run!

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Last Sunday, Odense hosted a Color Run. You’ve probably heard of them (or even attended one), but if not, a Color Run is basically a fun 5k run where you start off wearing white, and get blasted with colorful cornstarch powder every time you run through a color station. We had our own run to go to that day in Copenhagen, so we were feeling a little blue that we couldn’t make it. Luckily, a few of our friends were able to go, so they captured some beautiful shots and shared their awesome experience with us! Continue reading Fun at the Color Run!

Highlights from our first live event!

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There was an idea floating around the office for some time now about getting together to go for a run with our community, to take social fitness even further. Sure, we go out running all the time with our colleagues and friends, but never with our users. You might be thinking “A running event? Those happen all the time, so what’s the big deal?” But for us, this one was special because we’ve always wanted an opportunity to meet the people that matter most to us: our users!

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Getting ready for the run

We finally got our chance by hosting our first-ever “EndoMeet” event this past Sunday, and we are happy to say that, despite a rainy forecast that had us worried, it was a success! We went for a great run, enjoyed sunny Copenhagen skies, and got to meet many of our fabulous local users. We set up our meeting point next to the gorgeous Lake Pavilion (Søpavillonen), split up into our pace groups and got ready to start at 3pm. Our special guest, Henrik Them joined us for the full 6.3k run around the Søerne (the Lakes).

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Henrik Them and runners from the 4:30 pace group

He ran on the 4:30 pace group along with a few of the other intrepid runners. Henrik is one of Denmark’s fastest athletes, so it was a tall order to keep up with him! We managed to catch up with the group to snap a quick pic:

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the elite runners

We also had a 5:00 pace group, a 6:00/5k group, and a walking group too:

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we like this run!
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keeping a great pace
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the stroll around the Lakes

Two of our lucky users won their own official Endomondo t-shirts, and a few participants won Premium subscriptions!

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and the winners are…

All in all, it was a perfect way to spend our Sunday, and we can’t wait for the next one! Thank you to all of you who joined us!

If you’re reading this and thinking: “I want to go to an Endomondo event in my area”, please let us know! Drop us a line at event@endomondo.com, and let’s make it happen.

Free your endorphins!
The Endomondo Team

Start Your Pedals, America

Riding the bike to work is great way to get around and free some endorphins at the same time. Millions of Europeans are doing it every day. Now it’s time for Americans to get up and ride!

We’re proud to announce the 2012 Get Up & Ride National Bike Challenge. Endomondo is partnering with Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Bikes Belong and the League of American Bicyclists to present the National Bike Challenge – a new nationwide program in the US that will encourage people to bike for transportation and recreation. The challenge will run from May 1 to August 31 and aims to inspire millions of Americans to ride their bikes for transportation, recreation and better health. Continue reading Start Your Pedals, America

The Europas Awards… We Won, Thanks!

We are happy to announce that Endomondo has won the Europas 2011 award for “Best Sport, Leisure or Health Startup!” We find this especially rewarding because the award is not only a show of recognition from the panel of 22 expert judges associated with the annual European Tech Startup Awards, but also a show of support from you, the Endomondo community, whose votes helped us seal the victory. Continue reading The Europas Awards… We Won, Thanks!