2015 Year in Review with Matchup Fitness

2015 Year in Review with Matchup Fitness

2015 was a fast-paced, fun, learning filled, late night, cheese filled kind of year for Matchup. Since January we’ve hit the ground sprinting– with product updates, new team members, awesome clients and various events it’s been quite a busy and exciting year for us.

As a one and a half year old startup living in the city of Chicago we’ve evolved tremendously. Our product has transformed from just an idea to a physical app. Our clients have had great success using our platform for their workplace wellness initiatives. Our Matchup community continues to grow each day. And happily our team has grown from just three to ten. All in one year– And boy, has it been a great one!

In a world where health and wellness often gets left on the sidelines, Matchup steps in to motivate, inspire and instill the importance of living a health lifestyle every single day. In honor of the new year ahead, and the amazing year we’ve just completed, we’re going to take this time to look back at our 2015.

2015 Year in Review

New Features

Since the kick off of our beta in late January, our web and mobile application platforms have continued to advance. Different challenge modes have been created and new features were added.

matchup ios challenges

apple watch and iphone 5s+ for Matchup

virtual journey map street view with milestones and landmarks

  • With October came News Feed, which allowed users to get social with their Matchup community.
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news feed for iPhone mobile iOS

Streak challenge my progress goals

  • And in December, we launched our most recent feature: Matchup Insights. This gave you a chance to take a deeper look at your fitness tracker data.

matchup insights

The Team

As our product and community has grown, our team followed suit. What started out as three has grown all the way to ten and we expect to keep growing in the year ahead, which is very exciting. Our team is filled with hardworking, passionate and empathetic individuals. We all may be different but our love for Matchup and helping individuals to lead healthier lifestyles drives us to work extremely hard every single day.

In January, Kuu and Cary were added to the team. We were in need of another developer and talented designer. Then in June we added Christina to help with our marketing efforts. A couple of months later, in August, we added another designer to the team, Bobby. Soon after came Chelsie, to help with our customer support. And our most recent team member is Mike, who is helping to build our iOS app! In just twelve short months our team has grown so much. Here are a few pictures of us through the year!

matchup team dinner

matchup team co working in catapult

matchup team writing on white board

matchup team catapult

Matchup team at catapult office

Team playing golf my steps our journey

team matchup run

Matchup team after moving in

team matchup fun

matchup team sweatband photo

matchupteam staring in same direction

Events

On top of all our hard work came fun excursions and milestones.

  • In the beginning of the year the team ran the Shamrock Shuffle race in Chicago together!

shamrock_shuffle_team_matchup

  • In March we did the Push up project- to help us get a deeper understanding as to what it takes to form healthy habits!
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  • In early august we made a team trip to the driving range!

Matchup team golf outing

dreamforce conference 2015

Startup moving spaces and assembling furniture

  • Most recently, our team held a weekend hackathon to build our insights feature!

matchup weekend hackathon year in review

  • In October we held a Spooktacular Halloween shindig in our new office with friends, family and users! It was a great time!

Matchup Halloween Team

Which brings us to today! We’ve had one heck of a year and we can not wait to see what 2016 has to offer. We appreciate each and every one of you! Can’t wait to kick off 2016 happier and healthier together!

Matchup 2016 New Year photo

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