This time, we take on…biking lingo: Continue reading The Insider’s Guide to…Cycling Lingo
When was the last time you found yourself engaged in a conversation with one of your super-fit friends, only to find yourself scratching your head about the weird words they were using? “You were doing fartleks…what?” Well, have no fear – we’ve got your back. We’ve searched far and wide to find the most out there terms and, with a little help from our in-house experts, we put together a list of our favorites. We’ll be sharing these insider terms to have you talking the talk in no time, regardless of the type of workout you do!
This time, we take on…running lingo:
Continue reading The Insider’s Guide to…Running Lingo
Maybe you’ve bitten by the running bug or maybe you’re just looking to get yourself into better shape. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned runner, embracing running as part of your healthy habits is a great way to focus on your fitness. Running is widely considered one of the best sports you can practice, since you can do it practically anywhere and anytime and can be a fun social workout to do with friends or on your own (with a boost from some motivating pep talks). Still, if you haven’t been running regularly or if you’re aiming to push yourself to achieve a new goal, you need to consider how you approach your training. Running without a proper plan and guidance is one of the most common reasons runners get injured. To help you avoid injuries or from “hitting the wall” on your runs, we’re giving you a quick guide on how to pick a personal training plan based on your goal and fitness level. Continue reading How to Pick the Perfect Training Plan
For the first time in Under Armour history, a brand new shoe debuted outside of the United States with the help of the KIA NBA MVP and 2015 champ, Stephen Curry. The Curry Two, the much anticipated update to the Curry One named after the basketball superstar, was unveiled in Shanghai, China, by the reigning league MVP himself on September 8, 2015.
On that very day, we kicked off the “Train like Stephen Curry” challenge for Endomondo users. The top 5 challenge participants who log the most active minutes at the end of 30 days will be entered to win a pair of Curry Two shoes before the public on-sale date of October 24. Continue reading Stephen Curry Takes His Passion for Basketball to Asia on the #UARoadshow
Though you can probably guess our favorite way to get our daily endorphin boost, there are certain foods that can improve your mood in between workouts thanks to their happiness-inducing properties, which trigger the release of mood-enhancing chemicals in your brain. Here are our top five picks and the reasons why you should add them to your diet. Continue reading 5 Awesome Endorphin-Boosting Foods
Learning about the common habits of healthy people can be a particularly motivational experience, even for people who are already living an active lifestyle. Sometimes these extra reminders can be just the boost that we need to get back on track or even encourage us to continue on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
It’s generally pretty easy to spot someone that is living a healthy life and it’s usually pretty admirable—they seem to smile a little brighter, they always appear to be happy, and they are constantly on-the-go and productive. Learn about four of the most common habits that these people have mastered and how you can emulate these to improve and build upon your own fitness regimen. Continue reading 4 Habits Of Healthy People
How do you find the motivation to get active after life takes you off track? Well, for one of our users, the answer came from thanks to some encouragement from a true friend, the allure of stats, and power of setting a goal. JoAnne found herself back in her zone after years of leaving her love of competition behind to focus on raising a family. If you can relate or could use some inspiration to stay motivated, then read on to see how she reignited her passion and is now on her way to tackle new challenges. Continue reading This Is How JoAnne Regained Her Motivation
Consider the following quote: “Nothing is better than the wind to your back, the sun in front of you and your friends beside you.” Does it ring true for you? If that’s the case, then you’re probably already getting fit with your friends.
But even if you’re not the type to call up or text a friend every time you head out for a run or to the gym, it’s always nice to see that like on your workout after you’ve done it, right? Don’t just take our word for it. Research into this subject has proven that having friends is good for your overall health and fitness. First off, not only does staying connected with friends help keep depression at bay, it also promotes a healthy heart. Yet another study shows that your performance actually gets a boost from training with a friend, confirming that healthy competition is not a contradiction – it’s a fact. Friends will also help keep you accountable, since we’re more likely to stick with our commitments when we make them in front of others. To add some more accountability and motivation to those goals, check out this post about our Commitments feature and add some motivators! Continue reading Likes Make Your Workouts Better
Running on an empty stomach isn’t for everyone—especially when the training plan calls for major effort with distance, speed, or both! But lacing up with a full tummy isn’t exactly a recipe for success either. “You want to make sure you have enough fuel in the tank to get through your workout, but not so much that it leads to GI distress,” says recent marathoner and MyFitnessPal registered dietitian Elle Penner, M.P.H, R.D. Here are her tips for pre- and post- run fueling. Continue reading Fuel Up Pre- & Post-Run with These Meals & Snacks
Getting fit is a reward in itself. Still, when you’re already doing something good for yourself, it doesn’t hurt to sweeten the pot by having a little extra incentive, like getting an amazing prize for your efforts. A sponsor of one of our featured challenges, Spies (a Danish travel agency), sent one lucky winner on a 1-week training camp in sunny Numa Beach in Alanya, Turkey. We caught up with Michelle after she came back from her trip and asked her to fill us in on what it was like to win the challenge and share her experience in Turkey. Continue reading The Perks of Being a Challenge Winner