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Jennifer Van Allen

Jennifer Van Allen

Please have your Runkeeper login information ready.

FOR RUNCOACH USERS

1. Tap the Three Lines (on top left corner of your phone screen).
2. Select "Device Sync"
3. Tap "Sync with Runkeeper.".
4.Log into your Runkeeper account and grant access.

From the web, on a computer:

1. Login.
2. Select drop down on the top right of the page
3. Select "Device Sync" from the upper Right-hand corner of the screen.
4. Select "Runkeeper" as the service option.
5.Log into your Runkeeper account and authorize the permissions

Please make sure that you have the most recent versions of the Movecoach or Runcoach App for Android or iOS (iPhone).

FOR MOVECOACH USERS

On your mobile device:

  • 1. Tap the Me icon (on the bottom-left corner of your phone screen).
    2. Select "More."
    3. Select "Sync A Service."
    4. Tap "Sync with Runkeeper."

    From the web, on a computer:

    1. Login.
    2. Select "Training" from the top of the screen.
    3. Select "Sync a Service" from the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
    4. Select "Runkeeper" as the service option.

This action will take you to the Runkeeper website, log in and follow the instructions.

After your initial sync with Runkeeper, your data will be imported immediately to your Runcoach or Movecoach log. Subsequent syncs are manual. All data since your most-recent sync will be added to your log.

Our system syncs with all Garmin devices, including those with GPS (through Garmin Connect), and those Vivo Smart devices (through Garmin Wellness). You'll find directions below for both devices.

FOR RUNCOACH USERS

1. Tap the Three Lines (on top left corner of your phone screen).
2. Select "Device Sync"
3. Tap "Sync with Garmin Connect or  or Garmin Health.".
4. Log into your Garmin account and grant access.

From the web, on a computer:

1. Login.
2. Select drop down on the top right of the page
3. Select "Device Sync" from the upper Right-hand corner of the screen.
4. Select "Garmin Connect or Garmin Health" as the service option.
5.Log into your Garmin account and authorize the permissions

FOR MOVECOACH USERS

Garmin Devices with no activity trackers (Garmin Connect)
Make sure that you have the most recent versions of the Movecoach or Runcoach App for Android or iOS (iPhone).

On your mobile device:

1. Tap the Me icon (on the bottom-left corner of your phone screen).
2. Select "More."
3. Select "Sync A Service."
4. Tap "Sync with Garmin Connect."

From the web, on a computer:

1. Login.
2. Select "Training" from the top of the screen.
3. Select "Sync a Service" from the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
4. Select "Garmin Connect" as the service option.

This action will take you to the Garmin Connect website.  Log in and follow the instructions.

Initially, it takes 72 Hours for data from Garmin Connect to be uploaded to your Movecoach or Runcoach log. This wait is part of Garmin’s process. After the initial sync, Garmin will automatically import data into your log every time you sync your Garmin device with Garmin Connect.    

*Remember: Your workouts are uploaded from the server of each syncing service, not the device that you wear. In order to upload your activity to your Movecoach or Runcoach training log, you must regularly sync your device to Garmin's web platform.    

For Garmin Devices with Activity Trackers (The Vivo Series via Garmin Wellness)
Make sure that you have the most recent versions of the Movecoach or Runcoach App for Android or iOS (iPhone).

Have your Garmin Wellness login information ready.

On your mobile device:

1. Tap the Me icon (on the bottom-left corner of your phone screen).
2. Select "More."
3. Select "Sync A Service."
4. Tap "Sync with Garmin Wellness."

From the web, on a computer:

1. Login.
2. Select "Training" from the top of the screen.
3. Select "Sync a Service" from the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
4. Select "Garmin Wellness" as the service option.

This action will take you to the Garmin Wellness website.  Log in and follow the instructions. Initially, it will take 72 hours for your Garmin Wellness data to be imported to your log. (This is part of Garmin’s process). After that, Garmin will automatically import step data and GPS data into your log.


Please have your Healthkit login information ready.

For RUNCOACH USERS on an iPhone or other Mobile apple device.

1. Tap the Three Lines (on top left corner of your phone screen).
2. Select "Device Sync"
3. Tap "Sync with Apple healthkit.".
4. Grant all permissions 

From the web, on a computer:

1. Login.
2. Select drop down on the top right of the page
3. Select "Device Sync" from the upper Right-hand corner of the screen.
4. Select "Apple health" as the service option.
5. Log into your Apple health account and authorize the permissions

Please make sure that you have the most recent versions of the Movecoach or Runcoach app for iOS (iPhone).
FOR MOVECOACH USERS

On your mobile device:

1. Tap the Me icon (in the bottom left corner).
2. Tap More.
Tap Sync A Service.
Tap Sync with Apple HealthKit.

From the web:

1. Login.
2. Select Training from the top of the screen.
3. At the next screen, select "Sync a Service" from the upper left-hand corner of the screen.

After selecting HealthKit, you will be prompted to allow permissions to certain data, you must select “All Categories On.”

Your initial sync with HealthKit will pull data all historical HealthKit data recorded. After the initial sync, HealthKit data is synced to your Runcoach or Movecoach log once per hour or any time the App is opened and used.

*Important: Your workouts are uploaded from the server of each syncing service, not the wearable device. In order to upload your activity to your Movecoach or Runcoach training log, you must regularly sync your device to your service. So you must regularly sync your device to the web platform.*


Our system syncs with a variety of popular activity-tracking devices. That includes: Fitbit, Garmin, Apple HealthKit, Apple Watch, Strava, Runkeeper,  and Google Fit. 
It's critical to have a sync set up or manually log activity, as your data drives the Runcoach algorithm. The training plan will adapts to your training fitness level and volume. When you sync your device, any activity that's tracked will automatically be uploaded to your Movecoach or Runcoach log.

Below, you'll find information on how to sync your device. If you have questions, contact us at info@runcoach.com

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ow to Sync Fitbit

How to Sync Garmin

How to Sync Apple HealthKit

How to Sync Strava

How to Sync Runkeeper

How to Sync Google Fit



Resyncing Your Device



 

Our platform syncs with popular activity trackers, so that your physical activity will be automatically uploaded to your Runcoach or Movecoach log. We sync with Fitbit, Apple HealthKit (Apple Watch),* Garmin, Strava Garmin Wellness, Nike+, Jawbone, and Runkeeper.

If there is ever any interruption in the flow of data between your tracking service and your  Movecoach or Runcoach log, a resync may resolve the issue.

Resync On Your Computer
Take the steps below to resync, using our web platform on a computer.

  1. Log in.
  2. Select “Training.”
  3. Click on “Sync” at left, just on top of the calendar
  4. Click “Unsync”
  5. Select the service to sync

Resync on Your Mobile Device
Take the steps below to resync Movecoach or Runcoach with your favorite activity tracker on your mobile device:

  1. Open the App
  2. Click on the person icon on the left bottom corner
  3. Select "More" at the top.
  4. Select "Sync a Service."
  5. Tap "Unsync" the service.
  6. Choose "Yes."
  7. Select the service to sync.
  8. Select “Start Syncing.”

Apple HealthKit
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If you are using Apple HealthKit, set your permissions  to "All Categories On" to ensure that Movecoach and Runcoach can read the activity that HealthKit records.
Here's how to do that:
  1. Open the HealthKit App. (It is the White App with the Heart icon)
  2. Tap "Sources."
  3. Tap Movecoach or Runcoach.
  4. Tap "All Categories On."

Any questions? Contact Us.

For Tariq Brown, the physical fitness running provides pales in comparison to the emotional and mental strength it bestows.

During his hardest times, the sport has provided a gateway to healing. “I ran through my youth as a way to cope,” he says.  “Now, more than 30 years later, I’ve discovered it again, and it has opened up a lot for me in my mid-life journey.”

Along the way, he has gotten fitter and faster. He recently finished his first half-marathon in 1:51.

“Last October I could barely squeeze out a 9-minute mile,” he says. “For the first time since I was 17 I am actually improving and increasing my running. I was very, very happy, and I loved the experience!”

 tariqbrown 1Tariq Brown
Favorite sport: 
running
What’s the secret to your success? A desire to live my life fully.  I seem to be pretty disciplined, too.

What’s the biggest obstacle to moving more and how do you get over it? I have struggled with addiction and depression throughout my life related to PTSD from childhood sexual abuse. I have worked very hard to eliminate from my life anything that would take me away from my true nature -- who I was before that happened.  I have worked very hard to instill a spiritually-based lifestyle.  I ran through my youth as a way to cope.  Recently, at almost 50, I've discovered it again. It has opened up a lot for me in my mid-life journey.

What is the most rewarding part of running? It is so hard to describe to non-runners what a long run does for me.  I have the added gratitude of simply completing a run without being hurt or injured.  For the first time since I was 17 I am actually improving and increasing my running.  I am so grateful every day when I can go out and have this experience. Last October I could barely squeeze out a 9 minute mile.  I recently ran my first half-marathon in May, and finished in 1:51. I was very, very happy, and I loved the experience!

What advice would you give to other members of the Runcoach community? Many of you have deep struggles.  Find your Community, tell the Truth and don't ever give up.


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Now with Movecoach, you can track the time you spend practicing mindfulness techniques—and earn rewards for it.

We’re rolling out Mindfulness Minutes in response to a growing demand, and the mounting scientific evidence that mindfulness improves physical and mental health.

A growing number of the world’s most respected companies—including Intel, Apple, Google, and General Mills—are investing in mindfulness initiatives for their employees.

Mindfulness is an effective way to take care of your body and mind—even if you aren’t even working out on a regular basis— and earn rewards in the Movecoach Challenge along the way!  Click here for 7 Ways to Take Mindfulness Minutes at Work.

How it Works

There are 4 different ways that you, as a Movecoach participant, can log your Mindfulness Minutes:

  • 1. Manually: You’ll log your activity just as you would for another type of workout. Select “Log,” then choose the “Other” category.  For Activity Type, select “Other”or “Take a Class.” For Workout Type, select “Mindfulness.”

  • 2. Automatically via Healthkit: iOS participants can enter their mindfulness minutes with HealthKit. By syncing Healthkit with Movecoach, the mindfulness minutes will automatically upload to the Movecoach log, and be taken into account as rewards are distributed.

  • 3. Automatically via Fitbit: iOS participants can enter their mindfulness minutes in the Fitbit App. By syncing Fitbit with Movecoach, those minutes will automatically upload to the Movecoach log, and be taken into account as rewards are distributed.

  • 4. Automatically with other Apps: iOS participants can sync their HealthKit Apps with popular paid mindfulness Apps, such as Headspace and Whil.


What Counts as a Mindful Minute?
Apple HealthKit describes Mindfulness this way:

“A state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.”

Like physical exercise, mindfulness isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition. You have the freedom to choose the mindfulness techniques that are most helpful to you.

Click here to learn about 7 Ways to Practice Mindfulness at Work.

Any questions? Contact us at coach@movecoach.com.


Click here to learn about 7 Ways to Practice Mindfulness at Work.

Any questions? Contact us at coach@movecoach.com.

In the Spotlight: LinkedIn
Dan Dancescu
Engineering Manager, LinkedIn Feed dandanescu_linkedin

Favorite Fitness Activity: Cycling

What’s the secret to your success? Being competitive and always wanting to improve my performance compared to previous workouts.  For example, if I go cycling, I want to get there faster than I did last time.  If I get on the elliptical, I want to go a longer distance in the same period of time.

What’s the biggest obstacle to moving more, and how do you get over it? Everybody is busy, and it's not easy to find time to work out, but setting up a block of time, just like a meeting and making a point to always attend it, does it for me.

What advice do you have for other members of the LinkedIn Challenge to Move 1 Million Miles? Set a goal for yourself, then move up the bar higher and higher.

Share your movecoach success story here!

Click here to join the Challenge, and help LinkedIn Moves 1 Million Miles!

Download Challenge App for iPhone or Android.


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Runcoach user Mark Gillis set a new PR at the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon this month. But the real reward was the strength he gained—and the 60 pounds he lost —on the way to the starting line. He's already setting his sight on his next goal, breaking two hours in a half-marathon this fall.

rc_ss_markgillisWhat prompted you to start running? I wanted to get healthy. And it was part of my weight-loss routine.

What was the key to your weight-loss success? Tracking what you eat is critical, because it is so easy to just grab something without thinking. If I don't portion out my meals and snacks, it's really easy to overdo it. I don't deny myself any specific food, but try and limit the salty snacks that I usually crave.

What’s your biggest obstacle, and how do you get over it? It’s fighting the small nagging aches and pains and getting motivated to run in the morning. I have my clothes and shoes beside my bed, so when I wake up, I automatically put them on. Once they’re on, I’m motivated to go out and run.

What advice would you give others? Start small, and keep the progressive increase in your distances small. I started by run/walking a mile. I use music to keep my pace steady. Now my daily minimum is 3 to 4 miles of running. Consistency is the secret to my success.   


Have a running story to share?
Click here for details.

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mc_terryhanlin_sheaTerry Henlin
Concierge
Blue Star Golf & Resort

In the spotlight: Shea Companies

Favorite fitness activity: 18 holes of golf.  My husband and I play three times a week, and a boot camp once a week. You can also find us walking in our neighborhood and gardening in our beautiful yard! I also do a boxing class once a week.

What is the secret to your success?   Having a partner you exercise with keeps you accountable! And it is more fun. I just turned the “BIG” 60 and I wanted a physical activity I could do with my husband into our 90s. And we will be celebrating our 40th anniversary this year. This keeps up our energy for our three grandchildren and other activities. When you slow down from raising kids and working full time it is a very important time to keep the body moving.

What is the biggest obstacle to moving more and how do you get over it? To start any exercise it is best to join an organized class that you pay a fee! It is fun to groan with many people and a dedicated partner who holds you accountable to work out with!

What is the most rewarding part of moving more? The health rewards are many! Lower blood pressure, sleeping and a fun activity to do with my husband.

Share your movecoach success story here!

Click here to join the Shea Moves 750,000-Mile Challenge

Download movecoach moves Shea app for iPhone or Android.

 
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