e receive a lot of fantastic feedback from our users. They are stories of how Endomondo has changed lives, from support in marathon training to motivation for weight loss to help in overcoming serious medical ailments. From time to time we like to share some of their stories, so here are a few recent ones that really inspired us.
I’ve always taken up running, here and there, and I recently signed up for the Reach the Beach relay race with my mom (an avid marathon runner) as a new bonding experience. Even after signing up, I found it difficult to get motivated to tighten up my training. I always run with my Android phone for the music, so I searched for an app that would help me get motivated. I found Endomondo and fell in love. Endomondo gives me the motivation I was seeking and makes running more fun than its been for me in the past. It’s easy to use and makes training for my upcoming race enjoyable and competitive (even if it’s only with myself) as I can track my mileage, calories burned, and it’s all mapped out! I’ve told all the runners I know about it and my mom is even looking into upgrading to a phone that supports Endomondo. Great program!
I think it’s great that you run with your mother! I only hope we can keep you motivated enough to keep up with her.
Using Endomondo to track my mileage for raising money for Prostate Cancer Charity – hoping to get up to 750 miles just on organized rides by October.
Was very pleased to discover that it logged on my mate’s iPhone while in France last year, despite having data roaming turned off.
Good luck! That’s a noble cause you run for, and we’re happy to help.
Endo has changed my life! I have always been the fat kid. My weight tapered off after college at around 230-240 lbs. I had come to terms with it and assumed that it was fine as long as it stayed that way. Then one day my wife convinced me to step on the scale as part of a new diet. I was horrified at what I saw in front of me, 267 lbs! I’m 29 years old, 5′ 10″ tall, so this is definitely not a good weight.
We decided to take action! Instead of watching TV after dinner, we decided that getting out and walking would be better for us. This led us to Endomondo. We wanted to track our walks on a map and couldn’t find anything for our Blackberrys that could do it. Endo was just the thing, and with the monthly contest, it gave us the challenge and reward to work out more frequently.
That was last July, I’m happy to report that today, I’m on the verge of passing 100 lbs. lost. I use Endo every day and can easily say that I could not have done any of this without you.
Thank you for changing my life!
That’s incredible. Keep it up!
Kirsten Ejlskov Jensen:
Having kept running through four months of chemotherapy, in December I was struggling to keep going through the side-effects of radiotherapy. A bunch of my friends challenged me on Endomondo and, while I struggled to keep up with them, it made it fun and took my mind of the pain! Since I finished treatment it has helped keep me motivated to get back in marathon shape for Berlin in September, which is a real struggle. In the March challenge I overtook the rest of them big time!
While recovering from a brain tumor, I needed motivation. Discovered Endo and haven’t really looked back – thanks Endomondo and Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
Being healthy and active is about so much more than “staying fit.” With Endomondo, it is about motivation, exceeding goals and most importantly, community. We all have stories worth telling and challenges to face. If we help each other, so much is possible. Thank you all for sharing with us.
What’s your Endomondo story?