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Why Kellie finally felt accepted after she joined a fitness community

Why Kellie finally felt accepted after she joined a fitness community

Though Kellie's fitness journey began prior to joining PumpUp, she didn't have anybody to share her triumphs and challenges with. "I was at that point where I kind of felt lonely," lamented Kellie. "No one in my circle of family and friends understood why I was doing what I was doing. At times, they were negative." Though Kellie did receive motivation from Instagram, she was dismayed that it wasn't a platform that was specifically tailored to fitness. "I really wanted an app that I could join for fitness," she shared.

The Fit Moms of PumpUp

The Fit Moms of PumpUp

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Between hectic schedules and sleep-scarce nights, mothers face a difficult set of challenges along their health and fitness journeys. There are thousands of fit moms on PumpUp who choose to make their health a top priority on a daily basis. Despite the varied landscape of obstacles that they've overcome, these fit moms prove that they really are superwomen in their own capacities. Not only are they mothers to their own families, they make the PumpUp community feel like a family by nurturing other members with their own brand of support. There's a reason some people think that they can do anything. They listened to their mothers. Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful parents on PumpUp! Here are some awesome fit moms who have been in the PumpUp spotlight in the past:

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PumpUp member @limitlesstyle combatted depression with the help of exercise and with the support of PumpUp's community. By sharing about her workouts, tasty recipes, and words of encouragement, Francesca is an inspiring mother to the PumpUp community and frequently offers help to other members.

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After recovering from 3 devastating athletic injuries, @designsbuydonna joined the PumpUp community and began to realize her full potential as a role model for others in the PumpUp community. "By using PumpUp, I have been given a glimpse of what people are searching for.  This has definitely helped me realize that my purpose is to encourage, inspire and inform these individuals how to reach their goals."Screenshot_2015-05-10-14-09-03

@minimimi26 broke from her family's history of high blood pressure and diabetes by getting healthy on her own terms. She's in her fitness journey for the long run. Though Mimi initially adopted healthier habits in order to set an example for her daughter, Mimi began to inspire the PumpUp community with her constant stream of motivational words of encouragement and her stunning progress photos.

One simple New Year's resolution prompted @kayleefit31 to change her lifestyle. She achieved her goal weight with the help of the PumpUp community after 9 months of hard work and dedication.

With the help and support of the PumpUp community, @carmel23shine lost over 60 lbs over the past year. She stays healthy and active by maintaining a positive attitude. "My journey is still ahead of me. I love the encouragement everyone on PumpUp gives! I have met a lot of people that don’t even know me. They push me harder than my own family!”

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PumpUp member @countrygirl4ever overcame a traumatic brain injury. She's an amazing example that anything is truly possible if you set your mind to it. This PumpUp member is now a yoga instructor and a p90X, Asylum, Chalean Extreme, and Rushfit grad.

@shundyg combatted depression with the support of other PumpUp members. She also found the consistent motivation that she needed in order to break away from quick-fix dieting.  "“I currently go through depression moments but I’m quickly pulled out of that dark place when I log onto PumpUp,” she confirmed. “It truly keeps me going. Everyone is so uplifting and sometimes I cry when I read the kind words under my posts."

PumpUp member @dezireeryonna confirms that progress is more about the journey than the end result. Her weight fluctuated throughout her lifetime. By embracing a balanced diet with nourishing meals, Desiree is more confident than ever with her post-pregnancy body. "I was always overweight. I wanted to be 'skinny' so badly that I lived a very unhealthy lifestyle to do so. Don't ever sacrifice your health. I'm doing it right this time, and so can you."

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PumpUp member @vanessamejia taught us about the importance of self-love throughout any transformation journey. We highlighted her story on #TrasnformationTuesday: "It took me 9 months to get to where I am! Having a baby is the best thing that happened to me! I do have stretch marks and loose skin, but I almost have abs. For those of you just starting your fitness journey, just remember that you will get there!"

Completing a 5K race was a huge achievement for PumpUp member @racquelannd. She trained for 8 weeks prior to her first race, despite the fact that she had never been much of a runner over the course of her entire life.

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"6 months ago, I wouldn't have dreamed of doing something like this, ever," said PumpUp member and former PumpUp contest winner @ilovecoffee2xaday, a mother who ran her first ever 5K race just two months ago. Like many others on PumpUp, she fell in love with running after joining the PumpUp community. @ilovecoffee2xaday likes to push herself outside of her comfort zone. "I've been lifting heavier (30 lb) weights instead of 5lb dumbbells that I've been doing. I tried to push for the 4th set and I failed to take it all the way up. I failed but I had to try! No shame in that. It's a start and I am here to get strong."

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PumpUp member @jmorales617 won a PumpUp contest by demonstrating her favourite outdoor exercise move. You can try it any time you find yourself at the park! Her favourite exercise is the hanging knee raise. It targets your lower abs, hip flexors, and your lower back.

Keep them pumped! We'll be adding to this list as we feature more PumpUp mothers in the future. Have story that you want to share with the PumpUp community? Let us know by emailing alessandra[@]pumpup.co.

5K personal bests : they aren't as elusive as you think

5K personal bests : they aren't as elusive as you think

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One simple resolution transitioned into one major lifestyle change for PumpUp member @danialani, who set a benchmark for herself to run 5 kilometers at least once a week during PumpUp's #MyResolution challenge in January 2015. So far, she's been doing better than good. In fact, Dania has been doing great by steadily improving her personal best times. "In 11 weeks I went from running 5 km in 38 minutes to running it in 32," she said gleefully. "I'm 2 minutes away from my ultimate goal. I'm so so close." In less than half a year, Dania stuck faithfully to her smart, measurable, and specific resolution for herself. Her progress is palpable; her updates exude happiness. By participating in monthly challenges with the PumpUp community, Dania is more committed to achieve her health goals than she has ever been in her life. "Love yourself because you're capable of incredible things," she professed. "With every personal best, I sure am loving myself more and more." Keep Dania pumped on PumpUp app @danialani and be sure to let us know how we can help you to achieve your personal bests as well! What are obstacles that are hindering you from springing into action? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @PumpUp, we'd love to hear from you!

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!

PumpUp 2.0: Get Fit with Friends

Every week, PumpUp helps you and tens of thousands of others achieve their fitness goals. As our first iOS7 update, we’re excited to present to you […drum roll please…] PumpUp 2.0!

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UPDATE NOW!

With PumpUp 2.0, we’ve added a core layer to your favorite fitness coach: COMMUNITY! You’re now a part of the fastest-growing fitness community of people just like you. It’s the best way to stay motivated along your fitness journey!

PERSONAL NEWS FEED

View a beautiful, real-time news feed of your friends’ fitness activity! Keep your friends motivated by encouraging them with a like or comment!

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YOUR PUMPUP PROFILE

Show your awesome results to all of your friends! Share a link to your PumpUp profile to grow your following (find your link in settings)!

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SHARE YOUR RESULTS

Share your results with the PumpUp community and on your favorite social networks! Show the world your great progress with each workout!

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Also in this update:

  • Redesigned results screen
  • Performance enhancements and bug fixes

Win a PumpUp Swag Pack!

At the end of your workout, share your progress pic on Twitter or Instagram and tag #TeamPumpUp for your chance to win! We will announce the winner on Friday, October 18, 2013.

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