Derrick Coleman Steps Up in a Big Way

Derrick Coleman Steps Up in a Big Way

Posted on January 23rd, 2014 in Blog.

Jake Kovalcik, a member of the MapMyFitness family, recently experienced the power of social media. After his twin daughters (both hearing impaired) saw a powerful commercial with Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman overcoming his inability to hear, they wanted to reach out and let him know they were behind him. Nine year-old twins Riley and more »

5 Tips for the Perfect Taper

5 Tips for the Perfect Taper

Posted on January 21st, 2014 in Blog.

The post below comes from our friends at Greatist.com. Visit their website for daily motivation centered around improving your health and fitness! It’s a moment many aspiring marathoners fantasize about as they finish their umpteenth long training run: The few weeks leading up to the race when a training program calls for less running and more »

The Power of Fitness Data

The Power of Fitness Data

Posted on January 17th, 2014 in Blog.

The ‘quantified self’ is more than just a phrase you hear among data junkies. As more people start to track and monitor their health and fitness, the role of human data is becoming powerful. We recently welcomed Fast Co. into our Austin, TX office for a conversation on where we think this industry is headed, more »

Plug-in to the All-New Activity Feed

Plug-in to the All-New Activity Feed

Posted on January 15th, 2014 in Blog.

We are excited to introduce you to a feature our team has been working on for a while – the all-new Activity Feed. This new feature is designed to organize not only all of your activity, but also provide better insight into what your friends are doing within MapMyFitness. Available on the latest iOS mobile more »

I Found Myself in Running

I Found Myself in Running

Posted on January 15th, 2014 in Blog.

Today’s daily dose of inspiration comes from MapMyRun member, Miranda Antcliff. We agree that signing up for a local race is the easiest way to kickstart your training. Miranda Antcliff: “I have never regretted lacing up my tennis shoes” August 2012 was my first 5K at the age of 32 with no training! My daughter’s more »

Cycling for a Cause

Cycling for a Cause

Posted on January 14th, 2014 in Blog.

Our New Year, New You week continues with Tom Roepke’s story. We were inspired by Tom’s commitment to raising awareness for various causes, while committing to improving his own health. Do you want to share your story? E-mail community@mapmyfitnessinc.com and let us know what your 2014 goals are. Tom Roepke: “I found cycling as a more »

I Love Showing Off My Stats

I Love Showing Off My Stats

Posted on January 14th, 2014 in Blog.

Steven Kalnitzky: “I love showing off my stats” I wasn’t always heavy. Five years of college and 10 years at a desk job just had gotten the better of my diet. A constant stream of fast food, sweets, and a sedentary lifestyle ensured I stayed overweight. One day while eating something I’m sure was completely more »

I’m Determined and Up for the Challenge

I’m Determined and Up for the Challenge

Posted on January 14th, 2014 in Blog.

Lou Reid: “I couldn’t even imagine going out the door for a run without my phone.” My name is Lou, and I’m from New Zealand. Last October I ran my 1st half- marathon. I was 30kg overweight, but I did it. I crossed the finish line and vowed to NEVER do another one again. Last more »

I Have Lost a Total of 104 lbs

I Have Lost a Total of 104 lbs

Posted on January 13th, 2014 in Blog.

Chris Lawrence: Soon-to-be Triathlete I have always loved to ride my bike, however my weight often restricted me from riding too frequently and for too long. Even though I cycled about 2 – 3 times per week, I was unable to really take any weight off of my body. From 2008 to 2013 my weight more »

New Year, New You

New Year, New You

Posted on January 13th, 2014 in Blog.

This week we are highlighting a few of our members whose inspirational stories will spark your motivation in the new year. Sometimes, it’s tough to get started. We hope these stories will get you going this year and make 2014 your healthiest year yet. Mitch Splinter: “Just go do something.” I started using MapMyRun a more »

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