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Introducing Any Distance: Active Clubs
A new social network for your active lifestyle
It's a big day for us. We're excited to introduce our 4.0 update, Active Clubs, designed to empower and support individuals on their active life journey while fostering a close-knit community of like-minded friends.
We believe in a fitness app that promotes inclusivity, privacy, and personal growth, and we've built Any Distance with those values in mind.
Our mission is to help people lead healthier, happier lives by embracing various activities and lifestyles. With features like Weekly Participation and Collectibles, we aim to motivate users and celebrate their achievements in a supportive, non-judgmental space.
With that in mind, the privacy and safety of our communities data extremely seriously. This principle is ingrained in our company culture and influences every decision we make. We firmly believe that personal data should never be exploited for political or personal gain, and we commit to never handing over sensitive information to law enforcement unless legally required.
Our focus is on storing as little data as possible while still providing an excellent user experience. We will never store data that isn't necessary for the app's functionality. For more information on our approach to privacy, please check our Privacy Commitment.
So what is an Active Club?
A supportive, personalized social network limited to 100 close friends. Share achievements, motivation, and celebrate together without any algorithms, ads, or comparisons.
Discover a new way to stay active and connected with a unique active life social network. Designed to bring positivity, inclusion, and motivation to your wellness journey, say goodbye to algorithms, ads, and competition, and embrace a close-knit community of like-minded friends.
Activities are private by default, ensuring your personal progress remains your own. When you choose to share your activities, you can opt to hide specific stats like pace and time, fostering a supportive and non-judgmental space for you and your friends.
Stay engaged with our unique feature requiring users to post an activity each week to view friends' posts.
To promote inclusivity, our platform allows for tracking of recovery or meditation. By tracking these activities, you can unlock the weekly posts.
Build your Active Club, earn exclusive rewards.
To celebrate the big launch, we're offering three special rewards as a thank you for inviting your friends to Any Distance.
→ Invite 2 friends and get a free pair of Any Distance socks.
→ Invite 5 friends and get a free Active Clubs performance shirt.
→ Invite 10 friends and get a free lux Any Distance Corduroy hat.
To claim your rewards, email a screenshot of your friends list to firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a DM. To qualify, your friend must be new to Any Distance and post at least one activity in your club before claiming the reward. To invite friends, go to the "Friends" tab in Your Club, invite from your contacts, or share your invite link.
Note: You cannot invite friends who are already on Any Distance.
All your favorite ways to use Any Distance are still here. Check out our tracking and sharing options, with the sharing feature located in the top right of your post.
Active Clubs has been super well-received in early testing, showing that small groups of friends can indeed motivate each other to be more active and document their journey creatively. We are stoked to get this to more people.
We've built this chapter of Any Distance on the foundation of research that highlights the alarming trends in sedentary lifestyles, poor health, and declining life expectancy:
→ US adults are sedentary for 9.5 hrs/day, the majority of which is spent sitting.
→ By 2030, nearly 50% of US adults are projected to be obese.
→ At the current rate, ~500M people will develop heart disease, obesity, diabetes, or other noncommunicable diseases this decade.
→ Physical activity is 1.5 times more effective than counseling or medications in treating depression.
→ Exercise has beneficial effects across all clinical populations, with the greatest impact on those with major depressive disorder and those undergoing supervised exercise.
→ Life expectancy in the US has experienced a significant decline since 2020, partly due to increasingly sedentary lifestyles.
Please give 4.0 a try, and let us know your thoughts. We're very open to feedback and questions, as your input is invaluable in helping us create the best active life social network for everyone. Thank you for considering Any Distance, and welcome to the Active Club! #anydistancecounts
Luke, Dan, Ari, Travis, and AK.
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