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It’s the 2014 Endomondo Peptalk Awards!

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Many of you may already be using our Peptalk feature to root for your friends while they work out. But some of you may be asking what a pep talk even is?

pep talk

noun

1. a vigorous, emotional talk, as to a person or group, intended to arouse enthusiasm, increase determination to succeed, etc.:

‘The coach gave the team a pep talk before the game.’

Source: Dictionary.com

Well, who doesn’t like getting some extra motivation to help get over that last hurdle or reach a goal? With your Endomondo app, you can send your friends Peptalks in real time to cheer them on, and they can send them to you. The Peptalks are sent as an audio notification, so as long as you’re wearing your headphones or have the sound up while using your app, you’ll hear that inside joke while you’re out running (or doing any other workout). It’s no surprise that our Peptalks are getting pretty popular, and that more of you are sending them every day. We think it’s time that you get some recognition for those strokes of genius you have sent or received on any given workout.

So, we’re rolling out the red carpet and getting our gala gear on, because it’s time for the 2014 Endomondo Peptalk awards!

How do you participate? It’s easy. All you have to do to nominate a pep talk is to submit it here:

Nominate Your Peptalk

That’s it! After the first round of nominations is over, we’ll round up the best nominees and have the whole Endomondo community vote for their favorite one. Once all the votes are counted, we will announce the winner on our Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, and we will contact you using the Facebook profile you entered with. Please be sure to check your “other” folder on Facebook so you don’t miss your winning message!

The winner of the “Best 2014 Peptalk” will receive a year of Endomondo Premium and a Jabra Pulse™ headset.

Peptalk Prizes

Hurry up and nominate your pep talk, and may the best one win!

The Endomondo Team

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! Read more

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

Danish Design Award 2012

Endomondo Digital Design Award 2012

We received an award from Danish Design for the category of Digital Design! Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

The Europas Awards

We are thrilled to have been nominated in the “Best Sport, Leisure or Health Startup” category at The Europas Awards!  Read more

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