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Schedule your workouts with Doodle

Kit_RichAmong other things, Doodle can be used to schedule workouts with other people, and now that we’re in the summer months, many people are starting to pay more attention to their fitness routines.

Because of this, we thought it would be interesting to interview some fitness experts from around the world. Let us start by talking to Pilates Expert Kit Rich from Los Angeles:

What technology do you use during your workouts, and how does it help you?

The only app I use for working out is Strava. I always want to see how far I’ve gone and my pace, stride and sometimes I look at other Strava members runs for inspiration. It helps me because I love the accuracy and the awareness. My method, which you can find online, is all about 3 miles or 30 minutes everyday so Strava helps me figure out how I’m improving within this framework. Here’s a link to understand my method.

When do you like to schedule your workouts?

I always work out in the middle of the day because it’s the only time I usually have a break from clients. Only on weekends can I find time in the morning to workout. 

Canadian Health and Wellness Coach Sophie Gray

Our 2nd interviewee is Sophie Gray from Alberta Canada. You can read more about her and her tipps for getting fit on Way of Gray where she sells online workout programs incorporating full length follow along workout videos. 

WayofGrayKitchen-180Asked about technology she uses during her workouts she answers: ‘I actually simply use my good old iMac Calendar to schedule in my workouts! I find that by scheduling them in, just like I would any other appointment, I am much more likely to stick with them! 

Being self employed, keeping a schedule is incredibly important to me. Each Sunday I schedule my week out, and incorporate the time I’m working out as well!

This way I always make time. I personally workout in the morning, before I get to work! ‘

Thank you Ladies for sharing these insights with us. Scheduling a workout with Doodle is easy, no matter whether you are working out with a fitness coach, or whether you are exercising with a group of friends. More information on current fitness trackers can be found here.

Carnival and Productivity by Doodle

Doodle is not only a good tool to organise business meetings or a dinner with your friends. It can also be very helpful when scheduling your carnival party! Especially Brazilians appreciate Doodle in this time of the year as Carnival is one of the most, if not the most important festivity in Brazil.

DoodleCarnaval_02Carnival has also a lot to do with Productivity! First, Carnival is a huge economic factor for Brazil, be it for Brazilians that travel during the Carnival holidays or for foreigners coming to Brazil, especially to Rio de Janeiro, where the biggest Carnival procession happens, in the so called Sambódromo.

So Doodle is used to organise the many hundreds of official events, the thousands of private parties and also for foreigners to book themselves into the happenings in this great South American country.

Another interesting productivity aspect is the flexibility and the capacity of Brazilians to improvise. It seems that before the big Carnival procession starts, that everything is a big big chaos… but few minutes or even seconds before everything starts, the Carnival groups suddenly organise themselves very quickly and the procession looks perfect, as you can see here in this picture:

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Doodle goes Brazil – 

Source/Copyright: rio.com

Happy Celebrating – Your Doodle Team

Doodle online scheduling in Brazil

Watch these friends in Brazil organise their beach-football game in Rio – scheduling with Doodle is easy and saves time for the real things in life.

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Doodle launches new calendar integrations for Outlook.com and Office 365

Today is a great day for our Doodle users because they’re now able to integrate their Doodle events into Outlook.com and Office 365 calendars. Also, all of our calendar integrations (including the existing ones like Google Calendar, iCloud, and ICS) are now available in our free Doodle version.

This means that all of our users are able to create and participate in meeting polls directly from their Doodle calendar view without needing to switch back and forth between their calendars. Now that’s what we call productivity!

You can visit the following page to learn more about Doodle Calendar Connect.

Calendar integration by Doodle - easy scheduling

Calendar integration by Doodle – easy scheduling

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Doodle gets you ready for the Rugby World Cup in England

Rugby fan? Amateur player? Here’s some tips to make sure you’re on form for the upcoming World Cup.

On 18th September England will host the eighth ever Rugby World Cup. Over the tournament, 48 games of rugby will be played across 13 different venues in 11 host cities. 20 participating teams will sell out 2.3 million seats and draw in nearly half a million international visitors.

This is a hugely exciting time for all rugby enthusiasts, but how can you make the most of this special occasion.

Never miss a match …

With nearly fifty matches to watch, a game or two could easily slip past you. This handy app lets you select your team and then automatically imports all the fixtures into your calendar. Never miss a match again!

England gets ready for the RWC2015

England gets ready for the RWC2015

Watching the matches with your mates

It’s probably safe to say that you’ll be rounding up your mates, work colleagues and team mates to watch your side’s matches. But what about the other teams you’re hoping to watch such as the almighty All Blacks or the brave Wallabies from Down Under.

Find out if your mates, colleagues or team mates are free to watch even more matches by sending a quick and easy Doodle poll. You simply set up an event online, add all the dates and times of the matches and then send the invitation link to your rugby pals. All they then have to do is select the times they’re available and the matches they want to see and the clever tool works out the best time for everyone and notifies you.

Where to watch …

With England’s games being played on a Saturday night, you may want to avoid any TV clashes with the likes of Strictly and X-Factor by checking out where you can watch the game locally. You can use The Pub Finder to find those local gems.

This year, all the games are being shown on ITV, so chances are any pub worth its salt will be showing the games. Time Out have a great list of the best London pubs to watch rugby so make sure you get a group together and try them out … maybe all of them. If you really want to get into the spirit, then visit one of the 14 Fanzones where you can watch all the action.

How to stay in the know …

With so many games going on and so many players to get to grips with, you’re probably going to need a little help keeping your rugby facts on point. Download ITV’s Rugby World Cup app to find out all the vital stats and impress your mates. You can even turn on alerts from the BBC Sport app, so you’ll be the first in the office to find out the latest news.

Make the most of RWC 2015

Get inspired from the fantastic rugby games you’ll be watching! Maybe you could see if your friends, family or colleagues fancy setting up an amateur team. Depending on the skill levels you could start out with a friendly game of touch rugby. Keep practices and match times organised using Doodle to see when works best for everyone. Make sure to factor in the important post-practice/match pub session into any event.

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THE PINOCCHIO NATION – 81% OF BRITS TELL PORKIES TO BAIL ON MATES

At Doodle, we wanted to find out if Brits ever cancelled on their mates after making plans and if so, what do they say to their mates to let them down. Are they always honest?

The results showed that a staggering 81% of Brits admit to telling ‘porkies’ to get out of pre-arranged plans.

With almost half (48%) admitting to cancelling on friends at least once a month, the research also revealed the top excuses Brits use to save face when ducking out of plans.

63% use the classic sickness bug to get out of social plans, over a fifth (23%) blame family birthdays and get-togethers, and 15% put it down to forgetfulness. Shockingly, even a death in the family isn’t off limits, with 5% using this distasteful excuse to back out of pre-arranged plans.

In reality, the reasons Brits are bailing are far more lame.

Tiredness tops the list of blowing off plans (41%) followed by ‘could no longer be bothered’ (33%), a lack of money (29%) and for almost 1 in 10 (8%), a night in binging on Netflix is more appealing than a date with their mates.

Poor planning also emerged as a big issue with 18% admitting to double booking themselves, and having to cancel plans as a result. They could easily avoid this issue by being better organised and using a tool like Doodle to make sure al friends are on the same page.

To help you spot if a friend is bailing on you in future here are the top five excuses we found Brits using:

1. I’m too ill
2. It’s my nan’s birthday – I can’t get out of it
3. I have to look after a sick family member
4. I completely forgot!
5. I was so tired I just fell asleep

And here are the top five reasons they are actually dropping out:

1. I was too knackered
2. I couldn’t be bothered
3. Completely broke
4. I had double booked myself
5. I wanted to see my boyfriend/girlfriend

The research also revealed that women are more likely to fabricate an excuse when cancelling, with 83% admitting to stretching the truth. And, a jaw dropping 91% of people 25-34 years regularly tell porkies to avoid a meet-up with a mate.

It appears that Brits would rather tell a few elaborate porkies than confess their lame excuses for bailing on their so-called mates. Perhaps with better planning and a little more honesty, we’re more likely to keep our friendships and our conscience intact.

Online scheduling platform Doodle expands to Nordics through partnership with Sellbranch

We are very happy to announce the new partnership with Nordic advertisement agency Sellbranch.

Nordic Doodle users have helped grow the platform to be one of the rising stars in the Nordic internet scene, with yearly growth rates of more than 30%. Sellbranch will help monetise the valuable traffic millions of Doodle users are generating month by month in Sweden, Norway and Finland.

Michael Brecht, CEO of Doodle explains ”I am really happy about the partnership between the leading Swedish online advertising agency Sellbranch and Doodle as the global standard for online scheduling, as we will jointly offer our highly interesting ads inventory to Nordic clients.”

“We are really looking forward to launch Doodle in the Nordics. Doodle has fantastic advertising solutions which we look forward to bring to the market. Combining Doodle’s high end users with Sellbranch programmatic technology and sales force I’m confident that we will deliver high values for advertisers and consumers” says Marcus Ericson, Programmatic Director at Sellbranch.

Doodle is attractive for corporate clients as the company offers highly-affine branding solutions for advertisers, all situated around the poll, the Doodle users are creating. With more than 25 million people using Doodle around the world every month, the application has become the global standard for online group scheduling.

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