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First Comes the Training, Then Comes the Gaining

by MapMyRun
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First Comes the Training, Then Comes the Gaining

Whether you’re seeking your first sub-2 hour half marathon or your first time squatting your own bodyweight, consistency and dedication are crucial to achieving any big “first” in your fitness journey. And unless you’re blessed with exceptional genes and naturally perfect form, you probably aren’t going to be super successful without preparing for the task at hand.

Training to reach a specific goal requires a plan and the commitment to stick with it through any challenge that comes your way. You might not see immediate gratification following each workout, but the long-term payoff always seems to be worth all the sweat (hopefully no blood and tears) when you finally reach score that monumental “first.”

Samsung and Under Armour have collaborated to inspire you to push beyond your comfort zone and take on your own ‘Firsts.’ Join Under Armour’s Natasha Hastings, an Olympic gold medalist, on a challenge that will celebrate individual training milestones.

To keep you motivated on your training journey, Samsung has teamed up with MapMyFitness to reward dedicated app users who are training for their own “firsts.” When you sign up for the Samsung Firsts Never Stop – Train Edition challenge, you’ll receive badges for 5, 10, 15 and 20 workouts logged during the 30-day challenge period. When you complete the challenge by logging at least 20 workouts, you’ll be entered to win a Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro, a MapMyFitness-compatible smart fitness band made for all the ways you work out.

Remember that your training now will help you reap the benefits of your strength, speed and fitness gains in the future. Plus, each workout gets you closer to achieving your goal and increases your chances of scoring a new Samsung device! But first (see what we did there?), you gotta sign up for the challenge!


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Sponsored by - Samsung
About Samsung

Samsung and Under Armour have partnered to capture every run, ride, walk and hike in one app. Run untethered with the Gear Fit2 Pro’s built-in GPS that tracks your running route, distance and speed in real time with the MapMyRun app. Finally, a fitness band you can run with while your phone stays at home.

The information gathered from this device or its related software is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease. Accuracy may be affected by factors such as environmental conditions, skin condition, specific activity performed, settings/user input, placement of the sensor on the wrist and other end-user interactions. Please refer to the user manual for more information on proper wear and use, or visit Samsung’s website.

About the Author


MapMyRun provides users with the ability to map, record and share their exercise routes and workouts with each other. Make every run count and join Under Armour Connected Fitness™, the world’s largest digital fitness community: Visit the MapMyRun blog and download UA Record, MapMyRun, MyFitnessPal and Endomondo.