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!
Keeping yourself in check is great, but we want to help make it more fun and social by getting your friends in on it too. A group of supportive friends cheering you on as you reach your goals every week will not only help keep you motivated, it will help keep you accountable. So, how do you go about enlisting the support of your friends for your Commitments? Easy, since we’ve just added “Motivators” to your Commitments. Your Motivators are the people you want to help keep you motivated you on your Commitment goals. All you have to do is choose who you want to be your personal Motivator and share your Commitment with that person – or people, if you’re feeling more lively. You can invite your friends on Endomondo, or if they’re not on the app yet, through email or text message.
Once they accept your motivating invitation, those selected friends will be able to comment on your Commitment and add their feedback on your fitness with the help of some neat smileys and helpful comments. By the way, did you know that emoticons can help improve your well-being? We’re not ones to go against scientifically-backed facts, so here’s to your health! Aside from the encouragement given by your chosen motivators, you’ll also be getting a few fun notifications throughout the week to remind you of your progress, and if you’re slacking, to help get you back on track.
We hope you enjoy staying committed to your goals with Commitments, and with the fresh social features we’ve just added.
Free your endorphins!
The Endomondo Team