|Type of business||Private|
Type of site
|Founded||2011 (Rock My World, Inc., San Diego, California, United States)|
San Diego, California,
|Founder(s)||Adam Riggs-Zeigen, Colby Walsworth|
Rock My Run (stylized as RockMyRun; trademarked slogan: "The Best Running Music in the World™") is a mobile running/fitness app founded in 2011 that provides running and workout music in the form of DJ mixes. It is owned by Rock My World, Inc., a 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.
During the early stages of the company, Rock My World, Inc. raised more than $2 million in funding 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."
Speaking for Reuters in 2014, Riggs-Zeigen said: "We want to help people enjoy running more and perform better, because those are the keys to getting them to do that activity again." Also in 2014 for ABC News, he explained: "We help people run for longer, farther and faster, and do things they never thought were possible. It's amazing how the right music combined with the right tempo does that. There's strong research that shows music paced with your stride helps improve performance by up to 15 percent. There's a lot of evidence to making sure you have the right beat for your stride."
The RockMyRun app contains thousands of mixes or "stations" produced by its professional DJs 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. 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".
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.
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.
Appearances in media
RockMyRun has been featured on television programs such as The Today Show 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, TIME, The Huffington Post, The Denver Post, Men's Fitness, Real Simple, The Vulcan Post, The L.A. Times, Glamour, Paste magazine, PCMag, Dubai Week, BetaNews, CNET, CNBC, Reuters, Insider, Tom's Guide and Yahoo! Tech.
RockMyRun has also been mentioned/recommended in books/publications such as A Practical Guide to Teacher Wellbeing by Elizabeth Holmes and Applying Music in Exercise and Sport by Dr. Costas Karageorghis.
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."
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."
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".
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- "Xconomy: After Mobile App Success, Rock My World Introduces Fitness Chatbot". Xconomy. July 21, 2017.
- "RockMyRun - Workout Music on the App Store". App Store.
- "MUSIC THAT MOVES YOU - Go Faster, Go Harder, Go Longer". RockMyRun.
- "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".
- "Music apps for runners match song beats to step counts". Reuters.
- "Nature vs. Music: Picking the perfect Bridge Run playlist". WCIV. April 1, 2014.
- "GETHealth.io | Roundup: RockMyRun, Headspace, Full Fitness, Workout, 8fit".
- "6 Apps to sync your workout playlists". TechnoBuffalo. April 8, 2018.
- "RockMyRun (for iPhone)". PCMag Asia. June 13, 2018.
- "The New York Times - Search="RockMyRun"". www.nytimes.com.
- Miller, Matt (July 21, 2014). "Running to the beat of your own music". The Denver Post.
- Pikri, Ellia (January 6, 2017). "Our M'sian Music Scene Lacks Exposure, Support Local With These 6 Apps".
- Petronis, Lexi. "This App Matches Music to Your Footsteps for a Better Workout". Glamour.
- "7 Great Apps to Soundtrack Your Run". pastemagazine.com. July 22, 2015.
- "Ultimate guide of useful apps to make your life a little bit easier". September 8, 2018.
- "Improve your fitness with RockMyRun". BetaNews. April 23, 2014.
- Capritto, Amanda. "The best workout music and how to create the perfect playlist". CNET.
- Levy, Ari (January 1, 2015). "New apps for the new year". CNBC.
- 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.
- Corpuz, John (July 27, 2020). "Best running apps for 2020". Tom's Guide.
- Corpuz, John; Eastwood, Brian (August 6, 2020). "The best workout apps in 2020". Tom's Guide.
- "New in Exercise Apps: Music That Adjusts to the Rhythm of Your Run". www.yahoo.com.
- Holmes, Elizabeth (December 29, 2018). A Practical Guide to Teacher Wellbeing: A practical guide. Learning Matters. ISBN 9781526451880 – via Google Books.
- Karageorghis, Costas I (August 3, 2016). Applying Music in Exercise and Sport. Human Kinetics. ISBN 9781492513810 – via Google Books.
- Strausser, David (July 30, 2015). "I started running because this app rocked my run (App Review)".
- "These are our 10 essential hacks for running to work to get you in Wings for Life World Run shape". Red Bull.
- "The Best Workout Apps for People Who Hate to Work Out". theFashionSpot. July 2, 2019.
- "How to Create a Running Playlist, According to Running Coaches". VeryWellFit.
- "DEL TACO Daily Smile Summer". Del Taco.
- "#RockItOut While You #WorkItOut Sweeps". JLab Audio.
- "iFIT Coach 1 year Membership". FitnessInn.
- Rosenzweig, Fara (August 20, 2014). "10K Training Plan With RockMyRun Music Mix". ACTIVE.com.
- "RockMyWorld -". evonexus.org.
- "Your Favorite Fitness Center Now Associated With the RockMyRun App! - Orangetheory Fitness Clearwater - Clearwater". Nearsay.com.
- @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.
- "Running for Weight Loss now offers RockMyRun music in the app prMac". prmac.com.