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“I’m No Longer a Couch Potato—I’m an Athlete!” says Jonathan B.

When we hear about Fitbit users who’ve reached their goals, we love to share the news! Jonathan B. faced his obstacles head on to reach his goals! Here is Jonathan’s success story, in his own words. “Fight! No matter what happens in the next 24 hours I want you to fight and never give up. You hear me?” Those were the words whispered...

How To: Hack the Time Change to Maximize Your Sleep

Kelly Glazer Baron, PhD is an Assistant Professor in Neurology at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on sleep and circadian rhythms, and the role of circadian rhythm and the disruption in obesity. She previously wrote about getting out of bed in the morning. Nearly everyone looks forward to the ending of daylight saving time (DST) for...

Nicole S. Stepped Her Way to IRONMAN Status for Melanoma Research

Nicole S. set a goal to become an IRONMAN for a good cause: raising money to support the Melanoma Research Foundation. Here, she shares her story in her own words. “Hi, I’m Nicole Serraiocco. I’m a wife, mother of three adorable maniacs, and soon I’ll be an IRONMAN. I’m not a fitness expert or a lifelong devotee to sport. In fact, I...

“My Fitbit Flex Changed Everything for Me!” says Ann D.

When we hear about Fitbit users who’ve reached their goals, we love to share the news! Ann D. surpassed her goals— beyond what she even thought possible! Here is Ann’s success story, in his own words. “It’s time.” That’s what the voice in my head was telling me: that it was time to do something about my weight. It was early...

Essential Sleep Tips: How to Wake Up Easier in the Morning

Fall is the perfect season for sleep. Cool and crisp nights cuddled up in a blanket are the best. That is, until you need to get up the next morning. In full disclosure: I’m a morning lark so in a lot of ways, the dark mornings help me sleep in to a normal human hour (rather than waking at 5:45am with the sun). But for many people, the dark...

Fitbit Success Stories: Annemarie

Fitbit Success Stories is a recurring feature on the Fitbit Blog. You’ll read inspirational and personal stories about Fitbit users who have achieved amazing things as a result of their Fitbit tracker, diet, exercise, and sheer ambition. At 48 years-old I was in constant pain and felt like a prisoner in my own home. Just walking around my...

Fitbit Success Stories: Martha D.

Fitbit Success Stories is a recurring feature on the Fitbit Blog. You’ll read inspirational and personal stories about Fitbit users who have achieved amazing things as a result of their Fitbit tracker, diet, exercise, and sheer ambition. Oh how I wish I could’ve blamed being overweight on my thyroid or some other physical disability. I’ve...

Fitbit Motivation: Kristy Swanson

Kristy Swanson is an actor and co-creator of aDRESSitGOLF. She played Buffy in the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Life is crazy in my household. I’m a working actress and co-creator/designer of aDRESSitGOLF. My husband (and former Olympian) works endless hours as the GM of the LA Kings Valley Ice Center and our 7-year-old son is as active...

Everyday Weight Loss Tips from Maria Menounos

In her new book The EveryGirl’s Guide to Diet & Fitness, TV personality Maria Menounos highlights Fitbit as one of her faves! “Steps that helped me drop 40 pounds—and keep them off for good,” says Menounos. Here she shares a few more of the weight-loss tips you’ll find in her book. Set a Deadline “You can’t...

“No More Guilt! No More Excuses!” says Paula C.

Paula C. has two simple messages for women struggling to make health changes: No more guilt. No more excuses. This became her personal mantra following an annual physical a few years ago.  Just 32 at the time, her doctor warned her that some changes had to be made if she were going to live long enough to see her grandchildren. Her goal of better...