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What is TeamEndured?  TeamEndured is a movement to encourage people to become more than they ever thought they could be. The movement focuses on exercising (walking, running, swimming, biking, golf, tennis, CrossFit, yoga, etc.) to improve quality of life, help others, and hopefully inspire the next generation. Look through our website, follow our blogs and the amazing blogs we follow, join us on Facebook, and commit to your own personal movement to #BeBraveBeBadass everyday. It will take Courage, Determination, and Perseverance but we believe you have it in you! 


​What TeamEndured is NOT!  We are NOT an exclusive group.  We don't believe that anyone is too slow, overweight, old, poor, etc. to #BeBraveBeBadass everyday.  We are NOT a replacement for exercise clubs, teams, and Facebook groups.  We are NOT trying to beat out the latest blogger with a great story.  We ARE a resource to ALL athletes with helpful information, relevant articles, access to AMAZING Blogs with AMAZING motivational stories, tips/tricks, and lots of smiles and high fives!  We are here to drive our mission and believe that everyone is meant to #BeBraveBeBadass every single day.


TeamEndured is not one person but rather a team with a specific inclusive state of mind. 


What is the MISSION?  TeamEndured's mission is to use COURAGE, DETERMINATION, and PERSEVERANCE to encourage fellow athletes, foster an inclusive environment, and together conquer the once "impossible". 


What is Operation Caryn's Smiles?  Operation Cayrn's Smiles centers around encouraging current athletes to give high fives, encouragement, and huge smiles to new athletes. It is an attempt to create a more inclusive world of exercise and to welcome "newbies" to their new lifestyle.  You can be a part of the change for a better future for everyone and tell a new athlete how BADASS they are NOW!


Do I have to be "in shape" to join? Absolutely NOT!!!  The whole point is to prove that people of all shapes, sizes, and levels can provide motivation and encouragement to each other.  The point is - you do not have to pass a test or be at a certain proficiency level in order to have fun and get in shape!  Our point is to bring DIVERSITY to BADASS!  We need everyone to make a commitment to lead a more positive life and encourage others to join them on the journey.


Do I have to be a runner or triathlete to join the team?  ABSOLUTELY NOT!  We welcome anyone involved in any exercise activity and anyone who WANTS to be involved in exercise.  This includes, but is not limited to, running, walking, cycling, swimming, tennis, golf, yoga, soccer, softball, Crossfit, baseball, etc.  The point is to change the mentality of beginners from fear and anxiety to "I CAN!!" and in seasoned athletes the mentality change to "I CAN HELP!!".


Why did the founder go through all of this energy to start this?  The founder has spent 9 years working in cardiology research.  She spends most days working with heart patients whose charts read: Obesity, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Heart Attack, Diabetes, and LIMITED EXERCISE.  Do you know how depressing it can be to watch people slowly die every day right in front of you?  She believed there was more and there had to be a positive way to encourage more.  Guilt does NOT work.  Blame does NOT work.  It is not easy.  It is scary.  It is hard.  People need other people to be supportive, encouraging, compassionate, and willing to help!


What kind of articles do you publish?  It is our goal to be a resource for all athletes, beginners and experts, to share tips, tricks, and experiences in a welcoming environment.  There is no reason to "reinvent the wheel"!  The articles must be informative, motivational, and follow the mission of TeamEndured.  If you have read or written an excellent article and would like for us to share it with others please let us know!  Send us an email at angela@TeamEndured.com or contact us on Facebook 


How does the mentoring program work?  Great question!  This is a work in progress.  Right now we are trying to gauge the interest and level of participation in the mentoring program.  One challenge people have as they become more involved in sports is having someone around to ask questions to (do I wear underwear with my running pants?), people to cheer them on at races, people to encourage them during injuries, and people to make them feel part of a team.  This is the purpose of mentoring.  If you are a mentor then you could have the chance to cheer your mentee on at an event.  Make a poster.  Make them feel special.  You have the opportunity to share pitfalls you experienced when you first started.  Mentoring is a safe place to ask questions and get support!

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How can I purchase TeamEndured Merchandise?  Stay tuned.  As members join we will begin designing products to allow you to remember your Pledge and encourage others to join in.  We plan to offer T-shirts, hats, visors, car stickers, etc. in the future.  Check our site frequently AND follow us on Facebook.


How do I become a Sponsor? If you want to sponsor TeamEndured then please email us at angela@teamendured.com.  Sponsors and fans make the impossible possible! 


What will my sponsorship money go to support?  Traveling to events to promote the mission, race fees, and support of new athletes adds up quickly.  Sponsors will help support athletes to achieve these goals and then pass it on to others.  For new cyclists we will partner with local bike shops to offer reduced rates on bike fittings to ensure the "newbie" is starting off with the right bike.  We will also partner with trainers to offer advice to newbies on how to get started and reduce the risk of injury, how to stay motivated, and how to make progress.  Sponsorship will also pay for the mentoring program.

Why join?  I can smile and give high fives on my own!  You are correct.  You can, and should, give high fives, praise, and encouragement without joining the team.  However, being a part of a team makes the mission more meaningful.  It allows the message and the culture change to reach more people.  You become a part of something bigger than yourself.  It brings accountability.  We hope that after we start offering merchandise (t-shirts, hats, headbands, visors, car stickers, etc.) you will see your TeamEndured item and remember that the race is never just about YOU but rather about making the world better!


My question wasn't answered here...how do I ask a new question?  You are in the right place!  Ask your question below and we will respond.  We will also include your question and answer on our website for others.

What is TeamEndured?  TeamEndured is a movement to encourage people to become more than they ever thought they could be. The movement focuses on exercising (walking, running, swimming, biking, golf, tennis, CrossFit, yoga, etc.) to improve quality of life, help others, and hopefully inspire the next generation. Look through our website, follow our blogs and the amazing blogs we follow, join us on Facebook, and commit to your own personal movement to #BeBraveBeBadass everyday. It will take Courage, Determination, and Perseverance but we believe you have it in you! 


​What TeamEndured is NOT!  We are NOT an exclusive group.  We don't believe that anyone is too slow, overweight, old, poor, etc. to #BeBraveBeBadass everyday.  We are NOT a replacement for exercise clubs, teams, and Facebook groups.  We are NOT trying to beat out the latest blogger with a great story.  We ARE a resource to ALL athletes with helpful information, relevant articles, access to AMAZING Blogs with AMAZING motivational stories, tips/tricks, and lots of smiles and high fives!  We are here to drive our mission and believe that everyone is meant to #BeBraveBeBadass every single day.


TeamEndured is not one person but rather a team with a specific inclusive state of mind. 


What is the MISSION?  TeamEndured's mission is to use COURAGE, DETERMINATION, and PERSEVERANCE to encourage fellow athletes, foster an inclusive environment, and together conquer the once "impossible". 


What is Operation Caryn's Smiles?  Operation Cayrn's Smiles centers around encouraging current athletes to give high fives, encouragement, and huge smiles to new athletes. It is an attempt to create a more inclusive world of exercise and to welcome "newbies" to their new lifestyle.  You can be a part of the change for a better future for everyone and tell a new athlete how BADASS they are NOW!


Do I have to be "in shape" to join? Absolutely NOT!!!  The whole point is to prove that people of all shapes, sizes, and levels can provide motivation and encouragement to each other.  The point is - you do not have to pass a test or be at a certain proficiency level in order to have fun and get in shape!  Our point is to bring DIVERSITY to BADASS!  We need everyone to make a commitment to lead a more positive life and encourage others to join them on the journey.


Do I have to be a runner or triathlete to join the team?  ABSOLUTELY NOT!  We welcome anyone involved in any exercise activity and anyone who WANTS to be involved in exercise.  This includes, but is not limited to, running, walking, cycling, swimming, tennis, golf, yoga, soccer, softball, Crossfit, baseball, etc.  The point is to change the mentality of beginners from fear and anxiety to "I CAN!!" and in seasoned athletes the mentality change to "I CAN HELP!!".


Why did the founder go through all of this energy to start this?  The founder has spent 9 years working in cardiology research.  She spends most days working with heart patients whose charts read: Obesity, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Heart Attack, Diabetes, and LIMITED EXERCISE.  Do you know how depressing it can be to watch people slowly die every day right in front of you?  She believed there was more and there had to be a positive way to encourage more.  Guilt does NOT work.  Blame does NOT work.  It is not easy.  It is scary.  It is hard.  People need other people to be supportive, encouraging, compassionate, and willing to help!


What kind of articles do you publish?  It is our goal to be a resource for all athletes, beginners and experts, to share tips, tricks, and experiences in a welcoming environment.  There is no reason to "reinvent the wheel"!  The articles must be informative, motivational, and follow the mission of TeamEndured.  If you have read or written an excellent article and would like for us to share it with others please let us know!  Send us an email at angela@TeamEndured.com or contact us on Facebook 


How does the mentoring program work?  Great question!  This is a work in progress.  Right now we are trying to gauge the interest and level of participation in the mentoring program.  One challenge people have as they become more involved in sports is having someone around to ask questions to (do I wear underwear with my running pants?), people to cheer them on at races, people to encourage them during injuries, and people to make them feel part of a team.  This is the purpose of mentoring.  If you are a mentor then you could have the chance to cheer your mentee on at an event.  Make a poster.  Make them feel special.  You have the opportunity to share pitfalls you experienced when you first started.  Mentoring is a safe place to ask questions and get support!

​​

How can I purchase TeamEndured Merchandise?  Stay tuned.  As members join we will begin designing products to allow you to remember your Pledge and encourage others to join in.  We plan to offer T-shirts, hats, visors, car stickers, etc. in the future.  Check our site frequently AND follow us on Facebook.


How do I become a Sponsor? If you want to sponsor TeamEndured then please email us at angela@teamendured.com.  Sponsors and fans make the impossible possible! 


What will my sponsorship money go to support?  Traveling to events to promote the mission, race fees, and support of new athletes adds up quickly.  Sponsors will help support athletes to achieve these goals and then pass it on to others.  For new cyclists we will partner with local bike shops to offer reduced rates on bike fittings to ensure the "newbie" is starting off with the right bike.  We will also partner with trainers to offer advice to newbies on how to get started and reduce the risk of injury, how to stay motivated, and how to make progress.  Sponsorship will also pay for the mentoring program.

Why join?  I can smile and give high fives on my own!  You are correct.  You can, and should, give high fives, praise, and encouragement without joining the team.  However, being a part of a team makes the mission more meaningful.  It allows the message and the culture change to reach more people.  You become a part of something bigger than yourself.  It brings accountability.  We hope that after we start offering merchandise (t-shirts, hats, headbands, visors, car stickers, etc.) you will see your TeamEndured item and remember that the race is never just about YOU but rather about making the world better!


My question wasn't answered here...how do I ask a new question?  You are in the right place!  Ask your question below and we will respond.  We will also include your question and answer on our website for others.

What is TeamEndured?  TeamEndured is a movement to encourage people to become more than they ever thought they could be. The movement focuses on exercising (walking, running, swimming, biking, golf, tennis, CrossFit, yoga, etc.) to improve quality of life, help others, and hopefully inspire the next generation. Look through our website, follow our blogs and the amazing blogs we follow, join us on Facebook, and commit to your own personal movement to #BeBraveBeBadass everyday. It will take Courage, Determination, and Perseverance but we believe you have it in you! 


​What TeamEndured is NOT!  We are NOT an exclusive group.  We don't believe that anyone is too slow, overweight, old, poor, etc. to #BeBraveBeBadass everyday.  We are NOT a replacement for exercise clubs, teams, and Facebook groups.  We are NOT trying to beat out the latest blogger with a great story.  We ARE a resource to ALL athletes with helpful information, relevant articles, access to AMAZING Blogs with AMAZING motivational stories, tips/tricks, and lots of smiles and high fives!  We are here to drive our mission and believe that everyone is meant to #BeBraveBeBadass every single day.


TeamEndured is not one person but rather a team with a specific inclusive state of mind. 


What is the MISSION?  TeamEndured's mission is to use COURAGE, DETERMINATION, and PERSEVERANCE to encourage fellow athletes, foster an inclusive environment, and together conquer the once "impossible". 


What is Operation Caryn's Smiles?  Operation Cayrn's Smiles centers around encouraging current athletes to give high fives, encouragement, and huge smiles to new athletes. It is an attempt to create a more inclusive world of exercise and to welcome "newbies" to their new lifestyle.  You can be a part of the change for a better future for everyone and tell a new athlete how BADASS they are NOW!


Do I have to be "in shape" to join? Absolutely NOT!!!  The whole point is to prove that people of all shapes, sizes, and levels can provide motivation and encouragement to each other.  The point is - you do not have to pass a test or be at a certain proficiency level in order to have fun and get in shape!  Our point is to bring DIVERSITY to BADASS!  We need everyone to make a commitment to lead a more positive life and encourage others to join them on the journey.


Do I have to be a runner or triathlete to join the team?  ABSOLUTELY NOT!  We welcome anyone involved in any exercise activity and anyone who WANTS to be involved in exercise.  This includes, but is not limited to, running, walking, cycling, swimming, tennis, golf, yoga, soccer, softball, Crossfit, baseball, etc.  The point is to change the mentality of beginners from fear and anxiety to "I CAN!!" and in seasoned athletes the mentality change to "I CAN HELP!!".


Why did the founder go through all of this energy to start this?  The founder has spent 9 years working in cardiology research.  She spends most days working with heart patients whose charts read: Obesity, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Heart Attack, Diabetes, and LIMITED EXERCISE.  Do you know how depressing it can be to watch people slowly die every day right in front of you?  She believed there was more and there had to be a positive way to encourage more.  Guilt does NOT work.  Blame does NOT work.  It is not easy.  It is scary.  It is hard.  People need other people to be supportive, encouraging, compassionate, and willing to help!


What kind of articles do you publish?  It is our goal to be a resource for all athletes, beginners and experts, to share tips, tricks, and experiences in a welcoming environment.  There is no reason to "reinvent the wheel"!  The articles must be informative, motivational, and follow the mission of TeamEndured.  If you have read or written an excellent article and would like for us to share it with others please let us know!  Send us an email at angela@TeamEndured.com or contact us on Facebook 


How does the mentoring program work?  Great question!  This is a work in progress.  Right now we are trying to gauge the interest and level of participation in the mentoring program.  One challenge people have as they become more involved in sports is having someone around to ask questions to (do I wear underwear with my running pants?), people to cheer them on at races, people to encourage them during injuries, and people to make them feel part of a team.  This is the purpose of mentoring.  If you are a mentor then you could have the chance to cheer your mentee on at an event.  Make a poster.  Make them feel special.  You have the opportunity to share pitfalls you experienced when you first started.  Mentoring is a safe place to ask questions and get support!

​​

How can I purchase TeamEndured Merchandise?  Stay tuned.  As members join we will begin designing products to allow you to remember your Pledge and encourage others to join in.  We plan to offer T-shirts, hats, visors, car stickers, etc. in the future.  Check our site frequently AND follow us on Facebook.


How do I become a Sponsor? If you want to sponsor TeamEndured then please email us at angela@teamendured.com.  Sponsors and fans make the impossible possible! 


What will my sponsorship money go to support?  Traveling to events to promote the mission, race fees, and support of new athletes adds up quickly.  Sponsors will help support athletes to achieve these goals and then pass it on to others.  For new cyclists we will partner with local bike shops to offer reduced rates on bike fittings to ensure the "newbie" is starting off with the right bike.  We will also partner with trainers to offer advice to newbies on how to get started and reduce the risk of injury, how to stay motivated, and how to make progress.  Sponsorship will also pay for the mentoring program.

Why join?  I can smile and give high fives on my own!  You are correct.  You can, and should, give high fives, praise, and encouragement without joining the team.  However, being a part of a team makes the mission more meaningful.  It allows the message and the culture change to reach more people.  You become a part of something bigger than yourself.  It brings accountability.  We hope that after we start offering merchandise (t-shirts, hats, headbands, visors, car stickers, etc.) you will see your TeamEndured item and remember that the race is never just about YOU but rather about making the world better!


My question wasn't answered here...how do I ask a new question?  You are in the right place!  Ask your question below and we will respond.  We will also include your question and answer on our website for others.