Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Your Friends Can Cheer You On With Motigo and a GIVEAWAY

How do you like to run? Do you listen to music? Do you always bring your phone with you? Ever feel like your music is not enough to get you through and you would love to hear some motivation of a familiar voice? Let me introduce you to Motigo.

 
Motigo is a personalized motivational running app that allows your family, friends and coaches to pre-recored personal cheers for you to hear during your race.  Have you ever run a race and even though you are surrounded by thousands of other runners, still felt like you’re alone on your mission to finish?  Or perhaps you are nervous about running your very first race?  Maybe your friends and family aren’t able to be there in person to cheer you on?  The solution is Motigo

The Idea.
Last January Dan Nagler challenged himself to run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon. With his wife and business partner Celeste Lo, home in Denver, he had only sporadic high-fives and ‘good jobs’ from anonymous spectators to propel him through the final agonizing miles. In that moment Dan knew that if he could figure out a way to connect supporters and runners, he could improve the racing experience of runners everywhere.   

What is Motigo?
Motigo is the first ever personalized, motivational running app.  It brings athletes, coaches, family and all supporters together, through pre-recorded, personalized cheers.  It’s simple; after downloading the free app, runners select their race, send push notification to anyone who might want to cheer, and the recipient can then record any type of motivational messages for the runner.  The messages are triggered to play automatically at mile markers selected by each supporter, allowing friends, family or coaches to determine when and where the runner will hear their voice.  

How it works. 
Motigo operates as a complimentary app, allowing runners to continue using their favorite fitness or music apps at the same time.  When the moment comes for cheers to play, Motigo lowers the volume of your music, plays the cheers, and returns the music to its previous volume.  

The Mission.
The power of Motigo lies in its ability to supply emotional fuel.  Motivation is key to accomplishing anything in life, and Motigo’s mission is to help everyone keep moving, and #runLOVED. 

Want to try it out yourself? We are giving one lucky reader a subscription to this great app.  Just leave us a comment below telling us  how you stay motivated during a run or race! Good luck!
We are linking up with the gals from TOTR.

22 comments:

  1. What a fab idea! I have my first ever 10km on Sunday and I think I am really going to need something like this!

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    1. So excited for you for your first 10K this weekend! We will definitely be cheering for you!

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  2. I've heard about this app. I don't know if I'd use it tho, unless I was really struggling through a race!

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    1. Would definitely be a "pick me up" to hear a familiar voice during the times you are struggling!

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  3. That is so cool! Although, I am pretty in the zone when I run races, so I'm not sure if this would help me or not.

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    1. Might be cool during the tough parts of a race!

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  4. I tried this out last year. Cool app but a lot of set up required.

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    1. Oh no! Did you find the set up complicated?

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  5. Sounds like a fun app- its so motivating to see people you know during a race who are there to cheer you on!

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    1. Yes, I know I look forward to the parts where I know someone will be there waiting for me!

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  6. Wow what a great idea! I'm constantly going to races on my own, or with other runners. The few times I have had spectators, they were such a boost to see. I'll defiantly have to check that out and maybe use it for Dopey. :)
    @heatherlas

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    1. Oh that would be a good thing to have for Dopey for sure!

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  7. Sounds interesting. Normally I don't need this kind of thing, but it might be fun for my marathon.

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  8. I think this is a great idea but the only downside for me was that I usually run long races with my phone in airplane mode to conserve battery and I think the app requires GPS access.

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  9. This is a really cool idea! When I'm running a race I definitely stay motivated by the runners and spectators around me. When I run solo, I try to focus on my music to get through the long miles!

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  10. I have never heard of this before, but what a fun idea!
    I might not be someone who runs with their phone, but almost everyone else does so this is an awesome app for them, and agree especially if their family can't come to the event itself to cheer them on!

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  11. My goodness... there really is an app for everything.

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  12. Interesting concept Meranda- I'm not a fan of running with earphones, but this would probably come in handy during those low motivation runs. Everyone needs to #runLOVED!!

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  13. I actually don't run with music/headphones much anymore (I'm not totally sure why!) but that does sound like a great app! Especially for those really challenging runs/races!

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  14. I tried out Motigo, and while I thought it was a great concept, I don't run with apps running on my phone because it drains the battery and I want to be able to use my phone for emergency!!

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  15. That sounds like a fun app to have during a tough race. I don't typically use apps on my phone while running due to battery drain though, but this sounds worth checking out!

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