COROS Wearables Inc., makers of innovative performance GPS watches has today announced that it will be the official partner to JoggingBuddy, the free web platform that helps walkers, joggers, and runners buddy-up to exercise and make new friends.
In addition, the partnership also includes the announcement of a 2021 Charity Partner, Sport in Mind, which aims to use sport and physical activity to improve the lives of people experiencing mental health problems.
Powered by COROS, and utilising the JoggingBuddy platform, the aim of the partnership is designed to encourage more people to get active, make friends and to socialise, whilst also utilising the already established resources
offered by the mental health charity, Sport in Mind.
The partnership will see COROS taking an increasingly active approach in issues around mental health in sport, and has been designed to tie in with the end of the UK nationwide lockdown in order to have the greatest impact.
“The timing is important,” said Ben Clark, Northern Europe Market Manager for COROS Wearables, “Lockdown 2.0 has had a massive effect on both the nation’s physical and mental health and coupled with the now colder and darker days, it is understandably a very difficult time of year for even the most active of people.
I feel very blessed that we have been able to form this fantastic partnership where the key message is to encourage more people to run and socialise, whilst also creating lasting friendships at the same time. The brilliant work which Sport In Mind is known for will also play an important role in this partnership, and together we will support as many people as possible”. Tony Piedade, Founder & CEO JoggingBuddy.com said “I am excited to have COROS as our title partner. I have always said that you don’t need tech to be a runner, but if you are going to have any sort of tech, you can’t beat COROS products and their approach to innovation. Marry this up with their corporate integrity and shared commitment to get more people active, and we have an unbeatable partnership.”
“As a charity that uses sport and physical activity to help the recovery of thousands of people each year with mental health problems, we are incredibly excited to be working with Jogging Buddy and COROS Wearables, whose
innovative approach and core values match our own. We very much look forward to working together in 2021 to improve the mental and physical health of the population”. Neil Harris, CEO of Sport In Mind. COROS Wearables has also announced its support for #REDJanuary2021, a campaign created by RedTogether, a nationwide movement that empowers people to get “active every day, to beat the blues away”.
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ABOUT COROS WEARABLES
COROS is a performance sports technology company that helps athletes train to be their best. For COROS it’s all about outdoors, mountains, and a passionate active lifestyle. We combine high-grade hardware with innovative
technology to provide endurance athletes with the gear they rely on in the world’s most extreme environments. Advanced technology with an efficient and intuitive user experience is at our core – when you use a COROS product,
you know you are getting a tool that has been designed, tested and perfected for the athlete, by the athlete. COROS users have set World Records and been to the highest point on earth, pushing our products to the extremes.
At COROS, creation and innovation are never-ending. Our customers, the athletes make COROS – be a part of our community @COROSGlobal on Facebook and Instagram. Follow us on social at @COROSGlobal.
JoggingBuddy is a web platform that helps people buddy-up to walk, jog and run together. Launched in 2009, the platform now has members in 123 countries. The platform was founded by Tony Piedade when he was frustrated
with his own health and fitness and wanted to create a tool to help others like him.
ABOUT SPORT IN MIND
Sport in Mind ® is an independent multi-award winning mental health charity (unaffiliated to Mind and not part of the local Mind network) that was formed in Reading, Berkshire in 2010 with a simple mission:
“To improve the lives of people experiencing mental health problems through sport and physical activity” We are the UK’s leading mental health sports charity and deliver physical activity (sport, walking, dance and
movement, gardening and exercise sessions) projects in partnership with the amazing NHS in order to aid recovery, promote mental wellbeing, improve physical health, combat social isolation and empower people to
move their lives forward in a positive direction.