RockMyRun

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Rock My Run
Type of businessPrivate
Type of site
Fitness/running app
Founded2011 (Rock My World, Inc., San Diego, California, United States)
Headquarters
San Diego, California
,
United States
Area servedWorldwide
Founder(s)Adam Riggs-Zeigen[1]
Colby Walsworth
Key peopleRob Hemker (CEO & President)
Richard Moore (CFO)
Marc Thrasher (Director of Amazing Content)
URLRockmyrun.com
Launched2011
Current statusActive

Rock My Run (stylized as RockMyRun; trademarked slogan: "The Best Running Music in the World™") is a mobile running/fitness app[2] founded in 2011 that provides running and workout music in the form of DJ mixes.[3] It is owned by Rock My World, Inc.,[1] a health and fitness technology company based in San Diego, California. The app allows users to listen to these professional DJ mixes on their smartphone while running or working out to enhance and motivate their performance.

Rock My World, Inc. also developed the app Jolt.ai for the software Slack.[1]

History[edit]

During the early stages of the company, Rock My World, Inc. raised more than $2 million in funding[4] generated by the Irvine Company's The Vine SD and from institutional investors including Skullcandy, ZTE and Lighter Capital and were admitted to the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale and to the tech incubator EvoNexus in San Diego. In an interview with co-founder and ex-Qualcomm staff Adam Riggs-Zeigen, he said that "from the beginning [their] big goal is to help people live healthier lives."[1]

Features[edit]

The RockMyRun app contains thousands of mixes or "stations" produced by its professional DJs[4] intended to increase enjoyment and performance during exercise. DJs who have provided mixes for the app include David Guetta, Zedd, Steve Aoki, Major Lazer and Afrojack.[5][6] All of the music can be personalized based on the user's steps per minute, heart rate or ideal cadence allowing the user to "always hear the right music at the right time at the right tempo".[3][7][8]

All RockMyRun mixes are organized into stations to help users discover music that suits their needs. RockMyRun contains mixes of all genres and each station is categorized into their respective genres and displays tags to let users know the type of music contained in the mix.[3]

RockMyRun has two membership types; it is free as a standard member, but for uninterrupted listening and additional features, users can upgrade to a paid "Rockstar" membership.[3]

Reception[edit]

RockMyRun has been featured on television programs such as The Today Show[1] on two occasions and on The Rachael Ray Show, and in positive reviews by many publications and websites including The New York Times on four separate occasions,[9] TIME, The Huffington Post, The Denver Post,[10] Men's Fitness, Real Simple, The Vulcan Post,[11] The L.A. Times, Glamour,[12] Paste magazine,[13] PCMag,[7] Dubai Week,[14] BetaNews,[15] CNET,[16] CNBC,[17] Reuters,[8] Insider,[18] Tom's Guide[19][20] and Yahoo! Tech.[21]

RockMyRun has also been mentioned/recommended in books/publications such as A Practical Guide to Teacher Wellbeing by Elizabeth Holmes[22] and Applying Music in Exercise and Sport by Dr. Costas Karageorghis.[23]

Ultimate Ears placed RockMyRun at the top of their list at No. 1 on their "5 Favorite Workout Music Apps".[24]

In a positive review by David Strausser for AndroidGuys in 2015, he praised the app in a detailed review, saying "The mixes are incredible and the rates are reasonable. The app is quick, beautiful."[25]

In 2015, Jill Duffy of PC Magazine gave a review of the app, pointing out its key features, and stating that the app is great if you enjoy listening to different, or new music, that can match your tempo while running.[26]

Also in 2015, Digital Trends listed RockMyRun as one of the best exercise music apps in the article "No need to make exercise playlists with these music apps".[27]

In 2018, Redbull.com recommended RockMyRun in preparation for the Wings for Life World Run in their article "10 essential hacks for running to work to get you in World Run shape".[28]

In 2019, The Fashion Spot included RockMyRun in their list of "The Best Workout Apps for People Who Hate to Work Out", saying: "RockMyRun matches music to the tempo of your running pace – the music literally follows your steps/heart rate. The app has thousands of mixes/music options along with tracking capabilities."[29]

Also in 2019, MakeUseOf.com included RockMyRun in their list of "The 7 Best Running and Workout Music Apps".[30]

In September 2022, VeryWellFit listed RockMyRun as the first of three "Other Playlist Options" in the article "How to Create a Running Playlist, According to Running Coaches".[31]

Tech Grapple recommended the app in "The best workout free music apps for iPhone and Android" saying that "RockMyRun is the best application that you can use during workout. It comes with amazing DJs to craft mixes that will keep you moving."[32]

Since March 2023, couples can now be on the same RockMyRun playlists and "share" earbuds. This allows people to train together, easier.[33] A group of DJs curate playlists for specific training needs and different energy levels.[33]

Partners[edit]

RockMyRun is partnered with the following brands/companies:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Xconomy: After Mobile App Success, Rock My World Introduces Fitness Chatbot". Xconomy. July 21, 2017.
  2. ^ "RockMyRun - Workout Music on the App Store". App Store. 5 April 2023.
  3. ^ a b c d e "MUSIC THAT MOVES YOU - Go Faster, Go Harder, Go Longer". RockMyRun.
  4. ^ a b "More than 140 new companies, 1,000 new jobs and $1 billion in funding generated at Irvine Co.'s The Vine SD, Irvine Company Office".
  5. ^ "GETHealth.io | Roundup: RockMyRun, Headspace, Full Fitness, Workout, 8fit".
  6. ^ "6 Apps to sync your workout playlists". TechnoBuffalo. April 8, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "RockMyRun (for iPhone)". PCMag Asia. June 13, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Music apps for runners match song beats to step counts". Reuters. 12 May 2014.
  9. ^ "The New York Times - Search="RockMyRun"". www.nytimes.com.
  10. ^ Miller, Matt (July 21, 2014). "Running to the beat of your own music". The Denver Post.
  11. ^ Pikri, Ellia (January 6, 2017). "Our M'sian Music Scene Lacks Exposure, Support Local With These 6 Apps".
  12. ^ Petronis, Lexi (13 May 2014). "This App Matches Music to Your Footsteps for a Better Workout". Glamour.
  13. ^ "7 Great Apps to Soundtrack Your Run". pastemagazine.com. July 22, 2015.
  14. ^ "Ultimate guide of useful apps to make your life a little bit easier". September 8, 2018.
  15. ^ "Improve your fitness with RockMyRun". BetaNews. April 23, 2014.
  16. ^ Capritto, Amanda. "The best workout music and how to create the perfect playlist". CNET.
  17. ^ a b Levy, Ari (January 1, 2015). "New apps for the new year". CNBC.
  18. ^ Loudin, Amanda. "I tried a free 2-week trial of RockMyRun, a fitness music app that adjusts its playlists to sync with your run cadence — here's what it was like". Insider.
  19. ^ Corpuz, John (July 27, 2020). "Best running apps for 2020". Tom's Guide.
  20. ^ Corpuz, John; Eastwood, Brian (August 6, 2020). "The best workout apps in 2020". Tom's Guide.
  21. ^ "New in Exercise Apps: Music That Adjusts to the Rhythm of Your Run". www.yahoo.com. 9 October 2014.
  22. ^ Holmes, Elizabeth (December 29, 2018). A Practical Guide to Teacher Wellbeing: A practical guide. Learning Matters. ISBN 9781526451880 – via Google Books.
  23. ^ Karageorghis, Costas I (August 3, 2016). Applying Music in Exercise and Sport. Human Kinetics. ISBN 9781492513810 – via Google Books.
  24. ^ "Our 5 Favorite Workout Music Apps".
  25. ^ Strausser, David (July 30, 2015). "I started running because this app rocked my run (App Review)".
  26. ^ "RockMyRun (for iPhone) Review". PCMAG. Retrieved 2023-03-17.
  27. ^ "The 5 Best Exercise Music Apps". 27 June 2015.
  28. ^ "These are our 10 essential hacks for running to work to get you in Wings for Life World Run shape". Red Bull.
  29. ^ "The Best Workout Apps for People Who Hate to Work Out". theFashionSpot. July 2, 2019.
  30. ^ "The 7 Best Running and Workout Music Apps". 26 July 2019.
  31. ^ "How to Create a Running Playlist, According to Running Coaches". VeryWellFit.
  32. ^ "The best workout free music apps for iPhone and Android". 15 May 2016.
  33. ^ a b "RockMyRun Playlists Assist Partners Enhance Their Health & Partnership – EL PAIS" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2023-03-17.[permanent dead link]
  34. ^ "DEL TACO Daily Smile Summer". Del Taco.
  35. ^ "#RockItOut While You #WorkItOut Sweeps". JLab Audio. Archived from the original on 2020-02-22. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  36. ^ "iFIT Coach 1 year Membership". FitnessInn. Archived from the original on 2020-02-22. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  37. ^ Rosenzweig, Fara (August 20, 2014). "10K Training Plan With RockMyRun Music Mix". ACTIVE.com.
  38. ^ "RockMyWorld -". evonexus.org. Archived from the original on 2020-09-20. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  39. ^ "Your Favorite Fitness Center Now Associated With the RockMyRun App! - Orangetheory Fitness Clearwater - Clearwater". Nearsay.com. Archived from the original on 2016-08-06. Retrieved 2020-08-13.
  40. ^ @orangetheory (7 January 2015). "We have partnered with @RockMyRun, an app for runners that plays non-stop music mixes from top DJ's!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  41. ^ "Running for Weight Loss now offers RockMyRun music in the app prMac". prmac.com. 17 May 2023.

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