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Rachel Stopped Counting Calories and Started Eating Intuitively

Rachel Stopped Counting Calories and Started Eating Intuitively

Calorie counting used to consume Rachel's life. After five months of carefully tracking every single meal, Rachel decided that enough was enough.  "After I reached my goal weight, I simply couldn't find motivation to eat healthy," she revealed. "I was mentally tired. When I was counting calories, my life was full of ups and downs and I was tired of living this way. I asked myself - 'Is this how I have to live my whole life?'" While using PumpUp, Rachel began to eat intuitively. Gradually, she thought less and less about how many calories were in her meals and focused more on the quality of food that she was eating. Over the course of two years, Rachel lost 52 pounds.

Ruben's Story Will Amaze You

Ruben's Story Will Amaze You

At the start of Ruben's fitness journey, he had trouble maintaining healthy habits because he didn't have a strong support system. "I struggled for about a year because no one wanted to work out with me," he professed. As a freelance graphic designer who works from home, Ruben spent up to ten consecutive hours sitting in front of a computer each day. "I lived off snacks, soda, and quick fast-food meals," he remembered. "The only exercise I would get was walking to the refrigerator." 

Carina's Inspiring 60-lb. Transformation

Carina's Inspiring 60-lb. Transformation

Four years of college took a toll on Carina. As a busy student, exercising and healthy eating ended up at the bottom of her priority list. Excuse after excuse piled up to the point where Carina didn't feel her best, physically. "After graduating, I realized that I needed to get back in shape," she remembered. "I wanted to be healthy. In August 2015, I realized that I wanted a change."

Mighty March: A 31-Day Burpee Challenge

Mighty March: A 31-Day Burpee Challenge

"Fun" might not be the first word you'd attribute to burpees. Love 'em or hate 'em, just do them. You'll work your legs, arms, and core in the process. For the month of March, we challenge you to try our 31-Day Burpee challenge. You'll improve your stamina and get a full-body workout in the process.

How Megan got Healthy in College

How Megan got Healthy in College

 "For the first weeks of Freshman year, I felt like I was missing something." With the help of the PumpUp community, Megan eased back into the rhythm of living a more active and balanced lifestyle. "I got back into the swing of things and I ended up doing cardio at least 5 days a week," she recalled. "I love to go on PumpUp whenever I am bored or looking for motivation to get out of bed and go to the gym in the morning."

Why Women's Soccer Is A Bigger Deal Than You Think

Why Women's Soccer Is A Bigger Deal Than You Think

When you hear women and soccer in the same sentence, the first thing that may come to mind is a soccer mom. Soccer is a boys' sport, right? Wrong. Women’s soccer is just as popular as men’s, even though you do not see it as much in the media. Nevertheless, women are not only capable of playing professional soccer, but they have shown over the years, that they are really, really good at it.

Introducing the New PumpUp

Introducing the New PumpUp

We’re excited to introduce... The New PumpUp! Over the last year, PumpUp has grown to 4 million members in over 150 countries! We’ve heard your feedback and have worked day and night to give PumpUp a #TransformationTuesday of its own. Here’s what The New PumpUp is all about:

25 Days of Workout Dares: Your Fitness Advent Calendar

25 Days of Workout Dares: Your Fitness Advent Calendar

As delicious as chocolate may be, the days leading up to December 25th don't need to involve copious amounts of sugar. Dare to be active this holiday season. We put together a fitness advent calendar with 25 workout 'dares'. See if you can commit to our daily challenges - each day of the month will correspond to the number of reps you need to perform, or the duration of a particular exercise. While you're following our fitness advent calendar, be sure to use the #DaringDecember tag in all of your posts. This will help you to connect with other people around the world who are just as awesome as we think you are.

How Jessica Completely Reformed her Eating and Exercise Habits

How Jessica Completely Reformed her Eating and Exercise Habits

Jessica was diagnosed with high cholesterol and hypertension at a very young age. She decided to get her health on the right track in order to avoid medication. When Jessica downloaded PumpUp 8 months ago, she sought motivation that was exclusively related to fitness. "I wanted to be held accountable every single day over the course of my new journey," she insisted. "With PumpUp, I am held accountable every day. Every time I log in, I see motivation. The people and comments keep me going."  

How Doriane Got Rid of Her Excuses

How Doriane Got Rid of Her Excuses

Never seem to have time to exercise? Neither did Doriane. "Before PumpUp, I did not work out at all," she emphasized. "I [was busy] between college and my student job, so lacking time was the perfect excuse for me." What's more, Doriane had difficulty controlling herself around junk food. "I didn't care about what I ate," she mentioned. "Right before I started my journey, I looked at the mirror and found myself absolutely disgusting. I said, 'How could you let that happen to you?' It was a shock."

What a raw vegan eats in a day

What a raw vegan eats in a day

Ever wondered what on earth a raw vegan eats in a day? PumpUp member @rawincollege has answers:

I enjoy mixing things up on a daily basis, so I am going to give you a general idea of what a day in my life looks like through food.

No Gym, No Problem: Try This Water Bottle Workout For Your Lower Body

No Gym, No Problem: Try This Water Bottle Workout For Your Lower Body

Who says you need a gym or dumbbells to get fit? Create your own functional fitness station at home with this water bottle workout. PumpUp member @rachaelgervais filled up a gallon-sized jug with water to create some extra resistance. She used chairs as stand-ins for plyometric boxes. Get creative with what you already have!

Rachel's 244-lb. Transformation Will Inspire You

Rachel's 244-lb. Transformation Will Inspire You

When Rachel was just 24 years old, she received a scary prognosis. "My doctor told me that if I [maintained] the lifestyle I was living, I would end up in a wheelchair with an oxygen tank by the time I turned 40," she recalled. "I probably would have died." Eighteen months ago, Rachel weighed nearly 500 pounds and couldn't walk a block without being short of breath. Rachel's transformation began after she made subtle changes to her lifestyle. "

How PumpUp inspires Jessica to be her best self

How PumpUp inspires Jessica to be her best self

It all started with a gym membership. Jessica was eating healthy food, but didn't have the motivation to experiment with her recipes or workouts. "I didn't start getting serious about health and fitness until about a year ago," she elaborated. "I joined a gym for the first time - that was around the same time I joined PumpUp. Why not be surrounded by daily motivation and people who enjoyed bettering their lives just as much as you do?"

How Cara overcame adversity during her 75-lb. transformation

How Cara overcame adversity during her 75-lb. transformation

Be who you want to be - not what others want to see. "I stubbornly believe in being happy with myself, and not for other people," said Cara, a PumpUp member whose awe-inspiring transformation captivated our attention. She lost an astounding 75 lbs over the last four years. 

Why Ina finally feels proud of her body

Why Ina finally feels proud of her body

"I was unhappy with myself but [never considered] working out. [My friend] recommended PumpUp as a source of inspiration." When Ina joined PumpUp in the summer of 2014, she began to develop a more positive relationship with exercise. "My journey basically started when I [began] to use PumpUp," she confessed.

How Stephanie reclaimed her life and healed from bullying

How Stephanie reclaimed her life and healed from bullying

Stephanie was always 'the bullied kid' when she was growing up. "I dealt with bullying for every reason possible," she lamented. "I had acne, kids made fun of me, and I wasn't as outgoing as everybody. I was always sick, so I was called 'the virus'. I was overweight and didn't take care of myself, so I was humiliated for that."

Here's what happened when Onya learned the importance of self-love

Here's what happened when Onya learned the importance of self-love

"I got to a point where I [knew that I needed] to just love myself if I was going to get better," Onya explained. "I started to enjoy life. In that moment, [I was] so comfortable in my skin that I could truly walk nude through the streets of America. I starting wondering, 'If I feel so good about myself fat, how happy and confident could I feel at a healthier me?'".

Introducing Social Workouts

Introducing Social Workouts

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With millions of members inspiring each other to lead a healthier lifestyle, we wanted to make it easy to for you to discover and share the best possible fitness routines in the world. Social Workouts is a brand new feature that makes it easy for you to discover amazing workout routines from the community members who inspire you the most. From rigorous full-body circuits to simple stretches, you can discover unforgettable routines to help you achieve your goals! If you have an incredible routine you want to share with your followers, Social Workouts makes it simple to create and share your best routines with the community.

 

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As PumpUp evolves, each new feature we build is focused on deepening the connections in our community. That’s what Social Workouts are all about— enriching the ways that our members share about their health with the community. For this reason, we’re sunsetting our automated workout feature and evolving it into Social Workouts. Anything is possible with the world’s most positive and knowledgeable health community. With social workouts, PumpUp’s amazing members can share incredible fitness routines with each other and get one step closer to becoming the best versions of themselves.

We can’t wait for you to discover brand-new workout routines made with the power of the PumpUp community. No matter what your goal is, PumpUp will have the perfect workout for you.

What's new in version 3.3.0

  • Create your own workout routines from an exercise video library of over 700 exercises
  • Add a cover photo to your workout and share it with your followers
  • Discover amazing workout routines from the people you follow right in your news feed
  • Save the workouts you love to your account so you can do them any time
  • Log your sets and reps for any workout with our new logging feature
  • Brand new high-definition videos for over 700 exercises (no more GIFs!)
  • Enhanced voice coaching cues

A special treat for Android members: Photo Editor!

The wait is over! We've brought Photo Editor to Android so you can create gorgeous, customized photos that best represent you. Document your “before” and “after” pics with different layouts, add text on top of your photos, crop and zoom your images, and enhance your pictures with stunning filters.


Download PumpUp 3.3 in Apple’s App Store and on Google Play

Cover photo via Mat McDermott