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Introducing PumpUp Photo Editor

Introducing PumpUp Photo Editor

Today, we’re excited to bring you the new PumpUp Photo Editor, which allows you to create gorgeous, customized photos that bring your fitness journey to life in a way that best represents you.  Now you can create different layouts, add text on top of your photos, crop and zoom your images, and enhance your pictures with stunning filters.

From an image of your nutritious smoothie, to a sweaty post-workout selfie, every PumpUp moment represents something memorable in your fitness journey — something you broadcast to your followers to inspire them when you tap “post.”  It will especially come in handy for those inspiring before and after photos you love to share on #TransformationTuesday.

Over the last year, the PumpUp community has grown to over 2 million people capturing and sharing healthy lifestyle moments all around the globe. With Photo Editor, you can share and inspire in a deeper, more beautiful way.

Other New Features

More Stable Than Ever

Thank you for your patience while we experience a few growing pains to accommodate thousands of new community members joining PumpUp every day. We’ve worked hard to advance our technical infrastructure to provide you with the amazing experience you expect from PumpUp!

Double Tap to Like Photos

Other key features in the new update include the ability to double tap a photo to like it on PumpUp, and an optimized design for the iPhone 6 and 6+. The new editor feature is available starting today for Apple iOS devices and will support Android devices later this year.


Tell us what you think about Photo Editor on Facebook; tag us with all the tags on Instagram; tweet us a blurb or two, and of course… share your photos on PumpUp! We can’t wait to see the amazing images you create.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for continuous support #TeamPumpUp! Stay tuned, we have more exciting features coming soon!

Download PumpUp 3.1 in Apple's App Store and on Google Play

New Update: Way Faster, Concierge, and More Control

It’s been an awesome start to 2014 and we’re happy to see so many of you already seeing great progress this year! In this update, we’ve focused on making PumpUp faster, simpler, and… just way better!

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Faster: The feed loads up to *10x* faster and profiles load *instantly*

Concierge: Let Pat guide you through your fitness journey — from working out to sharing your progress

Upload from Camera Roll: Choose your favorite photo from your camera roll when logging an activity or updating your status

Control: Delete old posts from your profile and if you find something inappropriate in the feed, you can now report it

 

From all of us at PumpUp HQ, thanks for all your love and support — we’d be nowhere near where we are without you! Make sure you get the latest update and get in a great workout today!

P.S. Follow PumpUp on Instagram and Twitter for fitness tips and motivation!

New Update: Popular feed, Android beta, and more!

After seeing thousands of progress pics and workout results shared within the PumpUp community, we’ve put you front and centre with the brand new 'popular feed!' We also stabilized PumpUp beta on Android, enhanced the overall design, and revamped the workout build experience! We know you’ll love our latest update!

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Popular Feed: See how others like you are using PumpUp to reach their goals. Keep you friends and others in the community motivated with a like or a comment. Share your post-workout pic for a chance to be featured in the Popular feed!

Workout Builder: Experience a more beautiful workout builder with a brand new icon set, easier flow, and new options, like Get Toned.

In this update:

● Popular feed

● Stable version of PumpUp on Android

● Beautifully redesigned workout builder

● Privatized real names (and replaced with usernames)

● Enhanced loading screen with tips and updated design

● Fixed gender bug in profile


We have some very exciting updates coming your way soon! Until then, keep pumping up, and thanks for being part of our growing community!

P.S. Share your workout pics on Instagram and use the hashtag #TeamPumpUp for your chance to be featured on the @PumpUpApp Instagram page!

Spotlight Series: Zack

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At PumpUp, we’re very proud to see our members make giant leaps forward with their personal health and fitness by working out with the PumpUp app.
We recently spoke with Zack S. from Waterloo, Ontario about his experience working out with PumpUp. Here’s what he had to say:

I have been using PumpUp for just under 6 months. It is a great tool for planning and showing me exactly what to do in the gym and giving me tips if I’m not sure how to properly execute certain exercises. 

Prior to using PumpUp, I hadn’t really been going to the gym. I was doing a lot of walking, back and forth on campus, but I knew that wasn’t enough. Even if I did go to the gym, I would tend to do the same exercises each time, or I would just give up after around half an hour. As a student, my life is always on the go, be it with school work, meeting with professors, my job off campus, etc… 

In years prior, I had gained massive amounts of weight during the school year. I thought I was eating healthy throughout the day, but that clearly wasn’t the case. Forget the freshman 15, I entered my 1st year of university weighing 195 pounds.I left university that school year having gained 40 pounds and now weighing 235 pounds. I didn’t like the way I looked at all. I did lose some of the weight in the summer, but could not lose it all. By the time I had finished my third year of university, I was back at this weight of 235 pounds. I decided I was finally going to do something about it. 

I had thought about a personal trainer, but I didn’t want to spend the money, nor did I think it would be motivating enough for me. I tried working out at home with the equipment I have, but just like in previous trips to the gym, I would give up. Finally, my friend Phil told me about the PumpUp App. It really is like having a personal trainer in your pocket. I can set my workouts to my desired level. I can work out for as long or as little as I want, depending on my schedule. It really just caters to my needs as a user. The app has a large database of exercises ranging from core, to arms, to legs and keeps updating itself based on your progress. Never again will I continuously do 2 sets of bicep curls and think that I’m finished. The app keeps challenging me to lift more weight in an exercise or get that one or two extra reps in. 

I started using PumpUp in May of this year, at the time, I mentioned I weighed 235 pounds. I am very proud to say that I currently weight 197 pounds and I owe a great deal of thanks to this app. I have so much more energy, as well as confidence in myself. I feel the best I have in a good long time. I am more focused now on maintaining a healthy lifestyle than I have ever been in so many years.

So, thank you PumpUp! Fitness really just got personal.

As Zack has experienced, PumpUp is a great, free way to keep you motivated with high quality, personalized routines for the gym, at home, or on-the-go. PumpUp helps you see real results. We’re proud to have helped Zack make a positive change in his life, towards a healthier and more active lifestyle!

Do you have a story on how PumpUp has helped you? We’d love to hear it.

P.S. Don’t forget to download PumpUp and stay motivated along your fitness journey!

Spotlight Series: Warren

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At PumpUp, we’re proud to help our members overcome adversity, reach their personal fitness goals, and live a more healthy lifestyle!

Recently, we spoke with Warren C. from Calgary, Alberta about his experience working out with PumpUp. Here’s what he had to say:

I have been using the PumpUp app for about 4 months now. I find it’s an excellent way to keep me motivated, structure my workouts, and it’s allowed me to become a more healthy individual.

I’ve been going to the gym regularly for a number of years. However, as I got older and moved on to the “real world,” my daily routine changed considerably due to my career. As an accountant, sitting at a desk for over 8 hours a day became the norm, and I was getting very little exercise in my job life. Towards my later 20’s and early 30’s I had put on over 35 lbs due to a more sedentary lifestyle. 

In December of 2012 I received a wake-up call. I had lost 25 lbs without really changing my lifestyle, all in only 3 months. I asked myself the question “how can I being losing so much weight without eating differently or exercising more than usual?” I went to the doctor and sure enough there was something wrong with me… diabetes. The first thing the doctor recommended was a strict exercise routine, and wholesale change in my diet. I first thought of getting a personal trainer, but they can be very expensive, so I thought perhaps there was an app for my phone that I could use.  That was when I came across the PumpUp app. I loaded it onto my phone, and have been using it ever since.

I love this app because it almost forces you to complete an entire workout.  My biggest problem in the past was that I would have “that’s good enough” syndrome.  I would do 2 sets of an exercise, and then skip the others because “that was good enough”. The workouts created by PumpUp establishes a structure that allows you to hit all your goals for that workout and keeps you motivated to finish. There are tons of different exercises available that are totally interchangeable, that will keep your workouts fresh and engaging… avoiding the dreaded “plateau”.

Another feature I love is that it also has workouts designed for those days where you can’t make it to the gym and you can only work out using your own body weight. Like most of us, I don’t have 2 hours to work out per day, so it’s important to maximize the workout in the time you have available, and this program allows you to do that.

Today I am focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle in order to keep my diabetes in check. Since using PumpUp, my cardio endurance has increased, I have gained about 10 lbs back in muscle, have kept my blood sugar under control and ironically enough, am feeling better than I have in years. 

Pump Up is like having a personal trainer in your pocket everywhere you go and I am a big fan!

As Warren experienced, PumpUp helps push you forward so you see results and avoid plateauing. We make it easy to create a great, personalized routine for home, the gym, or on-the-go. So, if you can’t find the time to make it to the gym, or you have no equipment available, we have you covered! We’re proud to hear that PumpUp has helped Warren improve his cardio, gain muscle, and get back to feeling on top of the world!

Do you have a story on how PumpUp has helped you? We’d love to hear it.

P.S. Don’t forget to download PumpUp to start living a more active and healthy life!

New Update: This is a BIG one.

Get ready for our newest update — we’ve taken PumpUp to the next level. We’ve built some incredible features that put you and your progress front and center. PumpUp is more beautiful, easier to use, and faster than ever. We know you’re going to love it!
 
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ACTIVITY FEED

Sift through a beautiful display of all your activity within PumpUp. See your post-workout pictures, results from your recent workouts, and more! If you want to dive even deeper, simply tap a workout you recently built or the results of one you completed last week.

NEW NAVIGATION MENU 

Swipe to the right or tap our new menu icon to reveal our beautiful new navigation menu! From scheduling a workout to creating a new one, getting around the app has never been easier! 

SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE 

After completing a workout, snap a picture to share your progress with your Facebook friends. It’s a simple way to inspire others and watch yourself improve over time! Don’t worry, if you aren’t in a sharing mood, you can still snap a post-workout pic and it’ll appear in your personal activity feed.

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS 

Invite your friends to get access to PumpUp Pro for FREE! For every friend you invite, you’ll receive 3 free days of PumpUp Pro. It's a great way to help a friend start their fitness journey and our way of saying “thanks for sharing!”

WORKOUT HISTORY DETAILS

Tap on a workout you completed in your activity feed to see exactly what you did and how it was changed for the next workout! We drill it down to the rep so you can closely monitor your progress. See how PumpUp helps push you forward!

MAJOR PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS 

  • Workouts load up to 11x faster! 
  • Exercises downloaded are 82% smaller (with no loss of quality)! 
  • Squashed the bugs you’ve reported! 

Phew, that was a lot! We’re pumped to share this awesome update with you. Give the new features a try and tweet us your thoughts on the update — we can’t wait to hear what you think!

So, what are you waiting for? Jump into that workout gear and show us what you’ve got!

P.S. Share your new workout pics on our Facebook page and tag us @PumpUpApp on Instagram. We’ll be sharing a featured member every week!

Spotlight Series: Miss Alaska Pumps Up!

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At PumpUp we’re proud to have so many incredible members. Recently we found out that Jessica F., also known as Miss Alaska, is using PumpUp to train for the Miss United States Pageant!

We reached out to Miss Alaska and asked her what she loves about PumpUp:

“PumpUp has helped me make great strides towards my fitness goal of how I want to look on stage at Miss United States in July. I love the versatility that the app provides, it accommodates my schedule since I can cater my workout time and depending on if I am home or at the gym. PumpUp has been a great addition to my routine!”

Miss Alaska was kind enough to take a few minutes out of her busy schedule to sit down with the PumpUp team and answer a few questions:

Q: So, what got you into participating in pageants?

A: I got into pageants to help fund my college education. It started with Miss America, until I became too old to participate. I won a local title, then went to state where I was 1st runner up. As a result, I received the title of Miss Alaska sweetheart. This gave me 2 full years paid for with school!

Q: How does it feel to be Miss Alaska? That’s a big deal!

A: It feels awesome! Though it’s definitely a huge weight on one’s shoulders; you need to be careful where you go in town and who you associate with to maintain a good image as Miss Alaska. It’s a very honorable position and you only have for the title for 1 year, so it’s important to make the most of it! Being an Alaska native, it’s huge for the culture, community, and the state itself!

Q: How do you use PumpUp to train for Miss United States?

A: I’ve been using PumpUp at home and at night on top of my time at the gym doing a special Miss Alaska routine. I especially love it for core and conditioning circuits at home, I love how it uses the equipment I have available at home. I even pick and choose exercises I discover from PumpUp that I use for my personal training clients!

Q: What is your favorite thing about PumpUp?

A: I love the diversity of exercises. Even if you’re just trying to do a core circuit  you’re always learning something new! Even as a trainer, I’ve learnt a ton of new exercises from using PumpUp which is awesome!

Q: What’s your favorite part of the journey toward the big Miss United States pageant?

A: Other than just being able to be a mentor for the community, it’s really being the best representation of the state of Alaska. Being a titleholder is not just about being a role model. It’s about setting a standard of what young people are expected to do, being an active member of the community, and doing something that is meaningful every single day!

Q: What is the toughest part of your journey toward the pageant?

A: Staying in shape with all the great food at all the fundraisers! Also making time to be everywhere at once! I always have many appearances to attend, and its a challenge to manage my schedule.

Q: You live a busy but very healthy lifestyle. Awesome work! Do you have healthy living tips for PumpUp members?

A: Definitely. My biggest tip – don’t treat exercise as a diet. Once you meet your goal, don’t just end there. It really needs to be a lifestyle. You need to incorporate it into everything you do. Everyone is busy, family, kids, but it’s so important to make some time for yourself, take care of your own well being. Stay active. You just gotta stick to it!

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We had a blast talking with Miss Alaska! We’re excited Jessica is loving PumpUp and using our app to train for the Miss United States pageant. Best of luck, Jessica! Make us proud!  

If you would like to help Jessica out on her journey to the Miss United States pageant, check out her fundraising page here:

http://www.gofundme.com/2gzzvc 

P.S. Don’t forget to download PumpUp to start living a more active and healthy life, just like Miss Alaska!

Spotlight Series: Swizec

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At PumpUp, we’re proud to have members working out with our app on almost every continent across the globe! 

Recently, we spoke with Swizec T. from Ljubljana, Slovenia about his experience working out with the PumpUp app. Here’s what he had to say:

I’ve been working out every morning for a few years now. It started as a quick way to wake up and evolved from there — pushups, situps, jump rope — the sort of things you can do at home without any equipment.

It was going great at first and I was seeing a lot of progress until I became complacent and was just doing the same thing every morning out of habit: not pushing myself, not progressing. It started getting really boring as well — imagine doing the exact same routine every morning for about a year. Same sequence of exercises, same number of repetitions. Meh!

PumpUp solved that magnificently.

The routine it created is just the right sort of grueling and it just keeps pushing and pushing. There is not a single day when I am not completely wasted by the end of a PumpUp routine. It’s awesome!

As Swizec has experienced, one of PumpUp’s greatest features is that it just keeps pushing you. As you work out, the app actually learns about you and intelligently changes your workout so you keep improving! We’re proud to hear that PumpUp is pushing Swizec to the next level and giving him great results!

Do you have a story on how PumpUp has helped you? We’d love to hear it.

Ps. Don’t forget to download PumpUp to start living a more active and healthy life!

Spotlight Series: Ronan

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At PumpUp, we’re proud to have some of the most passionate and dedicated users who care about their health and well being.

Recently, we spoke with Ronan L. from Toronto about his experience working out with the PumpUp app. Here’s what he had to say:

I have been using the Pump Up app for about three months now, can’t speak highly enough about it. 
 
For many years, I was an avid gym-goer. I would workout three to four times per week. As a relatively slim person, my ambition at the gym was to add weight and muscle and over the course of about 4 years, I had added about 15lbs in muscle. (Quite the achievement for me!) However, last year due to some personal circumstances, my attendance at the gym dropped off substantially and I ended up not working out for about 6 consecutive months. Over that period much of the muscle mass that I had worked hard to put on faded.
 
In December, my life circumstances changed again and I resumed my gym attendance. I had heard about Pump Up from a technology blog so decided to give it a shot. The first thing I noticed about it was how it forced me out of my normal routine. Even when I was going to the gym regularly, my workouts had become somewhat static; however, PumpUp introduced me to a number of new exercises that I hadn’t considered before and encouraged me to engage in types of training that I did not do regularly (i.e. cardio/core). This made my workouts much more engaging and interesting and got me working muscles that hadn’t been used in my workouts, if ever! 
 
I also find the workout summaries at the end of each workout to be effective at encouraging me to complete an entire workout (and not cheat). Even though the cues are subtle, the indications that I did not complete an exercise fully are encouraging enough to make sure that next time I do not cheat, or cut out early on a workout. 
 
Even though I have only been going back to the gym for about 4 months now, I have already put back on most of the muscle mass that I lost and I attribute that success primarily to PumpUp. The workouts are engaging, the instructional elements intuitive, and the tracking and feedback loops motivating which all keep me coming back to the gym, using the app and constantly pushing myself to put more into - and get more out of - my workouts. 
 
It’s stories like Ronan’s that remind us why we’re building PumpUp. Each and every day we aim to improve the fitness, health, and lives of people across the world! We’re proud to hear that PumpUp has helped Ronan in his fitness journey!
 
Do you have a story on how PumpUp has helped you? We’d love to hear it.
 
Ps. Don’t forget to download PumpUp to start living a more active and healthy life!