Endomondo Joins Under Armour; Continues Operating as Endomondo

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Photo credit: Les Kaner

 

Today, we have some really exciting news that we’re thrilled to share with you. After years of working towards making Endomondo a connected network where fitness is a fun, social and engaging experience, we will now form part of an even greater team to take that experience further. Our team will now be powered by Under Armour, the originator of performance apparel and a global brand that remains at the forefront of sports performance innovation. We’re going to continue to develop Endomondo under our current brand and our team couldn’t be more excited about the new opportunities that lie ahead, for us and for our users. Continue reading Endomondo Joins Under Armour; Continues Operating as Endomondo

10 Questions with Ture – Our Adventurous Product Whisperer

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If you’re a fan of our app and social channels, chances are you’ve seen the face of the person responsible for keeping our features on point, and making sure we keep innovating to offer the very best to our users.  Meet Ture, our VP of Product. Aside from being a runner, mountain biker and outdoor adventure fan, he’s also a ski instructor. He knows what drives him to get active, so his passion for our Product push him to discover innovative ways to develop Endomondo. Continue reading 10 Questions with Ture – Our Adventurous Product Whisperer

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

How the Love of Running Created a Family

imageSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic. Sun, beaches, merengue, and…marathons. Yup, you heard right. Santo Domingo happens to be home to a very active group of runners; or rather, a family of runners – Senda Corre. It all started about a year ago, when this intrepid group of runners decided that they would take on Pico Duarte – the highest peak in the Caribbean. They planned on reaching the top of the mountain to claim the glory of crowning the imposing peak together. Not all of the group members were active runners, so they needed to prepare for the challenge. To do that, the group started training together, and the enthusiasm spread. Senda Corre made its “official” debut at the 2014 Punta Cana Marathon. Members of the group look back on that day fondly. “We will always remember that moving moment when Walter Garcia reached the finish line of his first marathon, and almost everyone there kept chanting: Go Walter…Senda Corre!”. After that, it was all uphill. Literally, because they reached the summit as a team, and they plan on doing it again this year. Continue reading How the Love of Running Created a Family

Thinking Software – Taking the Sedentary Out of Programming

thinking softwareNo matter how much of an avid athlete you are, if you have an office job, chances are you’re probably sitting for a large part of your day. Working at a desk, hunched over a keyboard can wreak havoc on your body (carpal tunnel, anyone?).  As you may already know, programmers are notorious for putting in long hours in front of their screens, which can make these problems even worse. Doing something as simple as taking a stretching break or a going for a short afternoon jog or walk can help alleviate these aches, but it’s tough to remember to do this when you’re chained to your desk trying to wrap up a project and to get home in time for dinner. That’s where a shift in corporate culture can come to the rescue of these aching necks and backs. At Thinking Software, a company dedicated to developing workforce management solutions, there were already a few keen mountain bikers enthusiastically supporting Endomondo and using our app regularly, but there wasn’t a joint approach to getting the entire team on the fitness bandwagon.

That all changed when the management team over at Thinking Software decided to make fitness an official part of the culture by signing the entire office up to Endomondo Premium with an Employee Fitness plan. Continue reading Thinking Software – Taking the Sedentary Out of Programming

Why We Love What We Do – Leszek’s Story

lezek1We think our community is awesome, and so we love sharing your inspirational stories with the world. There’s this sense of pride which permeates the office every time we hear that our app has had an impact on your lives, because these are the moments which remind us that we are making a difference. Every once in a while, our team gets an email that puts a huge smile on someone’s face, such as this one from one of our users from Poland. His name is Leszek, and his path to becoming an athlete is one of the many great stories we’re proud to share with you:

“Hello Endo team,

With the start of the New Year, I wanted to take the opportunity to wish you all the best and tell you how grateful I am for your service.

I was an Endo user for some time, had some problems, contacted you and as compensation, one of your colleagues gave me a premium code…and then it really began ;-) I started clicking around and found this funny thing called “training plans”. I was using Endomondo to track my cycling activity before, but this was a good reason to try running. I don’t remember when exactly (probably sometime around Nov ‘13), but I created my first plan to run 10km (never did running before). It was hard for me, partly because it was winter at that time, and also because I was a typical IT guy with few kgs above the advised limit ;-) Continue reading Why We Love What We Do – Leszek’s Story

How to Track with Your Endomondo App Abroad

surfingSo, you’ve booked your trip and you’re finally going on that dream getaway you’ve been planning. But, before you head to the airport, remember to pack your workout gear! Yes, you heard right. Just because you’re going on vacation doesn’t mean you have to (or should) put your training on hiatus. Even when you’re taking a break from work, completely stopping your workout routine while you’re on holiday is not a great idea, since you can lose your progress much quicker than you’d probably expect. Just one week of inactivity can put a damper on your fitness. We don’t mean to stress you out, especially when the whole point of going on vacation is to relax, but just keep in mind that a little activity can go a long way to keep you on track. And to really stay on track, you’ll want to keep track of those workouts, right? But using all that data probably doesn’t seem like a great idea either.

Well, here’s a little tip to help solve this dilemma: when you’re abroad, you can keep tracking with your app…and, no, that doesn’t mean we want you to waste your precious data. You can actually track all your workouts without using your data connection at all. To track your vacation workouts, all you need to do is to turn on your phone’s GPS – a GPS signal is free of charge, so this won’t cost you anything. Continue reading How to Track with Your Endomondo App Abroad

Challenge Your Friends and Commit to a Goal This New Year

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It’s that time of year again where resolutions and good intentions abound. Still, we all know that without a goal to stick to, it’s hard to see those resolutions through to the end. To help keep you on track and get 2015 off to a great start, we’re giving our Android and iOS users two new goal-oriented features – Commitments and Create a Challenge in-app.

Many of you like to step up and create your own challenges. Whether you create them for yourself or for a few select friends, sharing a goal and watching each other’s progress on the leaderboard is a lot of fun. A bit of friendly competition never hurts, right? Speaking of your own progress, we’re giving you a sneak peek at our latest feature – Commitments. If you’ve just decided to make your New Year’s resolution, you’re right on time to try out our Commitments feature and use it to stick to your 2015 goals on a week-to-week basis.  We’ve made two simple guides to walk you through creating your Commitments and Challenges. Continue reading Challenge Your Friends and Commit to a Goal This New Year

Endomondo Opens 2015 with New Mobile Tools to Help Android & iOS Users with Fitness Resolutions

Goal-Oriented ‘Commitments’ and ‘Create a Challenge’ Features Capitalize On Endomondo’s Unique Social Approach to Exercise

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Jan. 06, 2015 – Staying motivated is a crucial aspect to keeping New Year’s fitness resolutions. To help, Endomondo has released an update for the very popular Endomondo Sports Tracker iOS and Android app that includes two new goal-oriented means for keeping users focused on fitness ambitions.

The first tool now available enables users to create their own private challenge and invite select people to take part directly from the app. With more than 300,000 participants in some of Endomondo’s public challenges, it is a proven motivating concept that is now launched in a more personal version which can be tailored to every user’s needs.

The second new feature is called ‘Commitments’ and allows users to set a weekly, personal fitness goal from the app. Users can choose a weekly performance schedule before selecting a specific sport in which to participate.  It is then possible to review weekly activities via the app and get notified of the progress made towards the goal. Continue reading Endomondo Opens 2015 with New Mobile Tools to Help Android & iOS Users with Fitness Resolutions

The Dragonfly Tandem Project: Biking from Bangkok to Paris

tandem1There are times when ordinary just doesn’t cut it. You feel a need to do something different…extraordinary…life-changing. Two of our amazing users proved that by setting out to do something that’s completely unexpected and kind of wild, it can lead to the experience of a lifetime. These guys are anything but ordinary when it comes to getting the most out of life. They’ve taken “carpe diem” to a whole new level, while making sure to help others along the way. After a stint as volunteers for a French NGO, one day Victor and Timothée got up and decided that they would take the leap and bike their way back home from Bangkok to Paris. Because, seize the day, right?

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As they prepared to embark on their six month journey, spanning over 16000 kilometers, they couldn’t begin to imagine what lie ahead. It turned out to be the ride of their lives, and after chronicling their incredible expedition from Bangkok to Paris, they finally had some time to sit back and reflect on their awe-inspiring road trip. We reached out to hear all the highs and lows from their experience. Continue reading The Dragonfly Tandem Project: Biking from Bangkok to Paris