Introducing Find Your Reason: 5 Life-Changing Fitbit Stories—What’s Yours?

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Over the past 10 years, thousands of you have written to Fitbit to share your stories—tales of heart-wrenching physical, mental, and emotional challenges that you overcame little by little through sheer force of will and some help from Fitbit. From Arvindu S., who lost 50 pounds with the help of weekly step challenges, to Haley S., who got fit for her wedding, these success stories have lived on the Fitbit blog, where they’ve inspired countless readers, Fitbit employees, and other members of the Fitbit family.

These stories have proven so impressive, so motivational that Fitbit thought they deserved a platform as universal as the lessons they teach. And now they have one. Introducing Find Your Reason, a new Fitbit campaign that celebrates what inspires you. It kicks off today with five cinematic, short-form, documentary-style videos featuring users* who hit a health obstacle and found a reason to persevere.

Whether you’re trying to find the motivation to kickstart a health journey or need to firm up your commitment, Fitbit Stories can help. Dive in by viewing Rachel W.’s emotional transformation below and then get to know the rest of this fabulous group of five. Hopefully their stories encourage you to think about what drives you. Share your reason on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #MyReasonIs for a chance to be included in the campaign.

5 Fitbit Stories Guaranteed to Inspire You

Rachel W., New Zealand
“It’s not an option to give up. It’s not an option to go back.”

When Rachel set out to get healthy—eventually dropping 79 pounds and getting her diabetes under control—she had no idea that it would help her achieve something that had eluded her and her husband for 13 years. Learn more about Rachel’s journey.

Sandile M., South Africa
“The moment you actually try and you actually do, it changes the game.”Fitbit Stories: SandileAfter a motorcycle accident leaves Sandile without the use of his legs, he realizes he has to take his health more seriously. His resulting fitness journey sets his life on a different path. Watch Sandile’s story.

Kaiwiola C., Hawaii, USA
“You have to be able to take care of yourself before you can take care of other people.”Fitbit Stories: KaiwiolaKaiwiola helps save lives for a living. But to do so effectively, he has to improve his own health. One simple change proves key. Watch Kaiwiola’s story.

Linnea F., Sweden
“Exercise really helped me to clear my mind and feel better.”Fitbit Stories: LinneaWhen her stress mounts, Linnea’s physical and mental health starts to deteriorate. Only by adding something to her already busy schedule, does she find balance. Watch Linnea’s story.

Kiyoshi M., Japan
“Being conscious about my body made me focus more on my overall health.”Fitbit Stories: KiyoshiAs a professional musician, knowing how to control his breath was something Kiyoshi prided himself on. But it’s when he starts doing breathing exercises before his performances that everything changes. Watch Kiyoshi’s story.

Be on the lookout for more inspiring videos and stories in 2018. And don’t forget to share your success story here or on social media using the hashtag #MyReasonIs.

*Every health and fitness journey is unique. The people featured here used Fitbit to help motivate them to make changes in their activity and diet that led to improvements in their wellness. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, or starting a new fitness routine. The Fitbit wristbands featured here are motivational tools and are not intended to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition.


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  • My wife died May 1st. I was devasted! Fast walking every day has been one of the things that helped me begin to start life without her by my side. We were married 52 years.

    • I am so very sorry for your loss of your wonderful wife and life partner. It is hard when people leave and we have to keep moving. Walking, cycling, running are all great motivators. I wish you well. Blessings, Natasha

  • I started fast walking after my wife of 52 years passed away. Fitbit has helped me keep up with distance and time spent walking.

  • I have Dystonia (a rare neurological disorder). I was leading a somewhat sedantry lifestyle. Fitbit inspired me to loose 25 pounds (145 – 120). I very been doing Pilates for over 2 years now and I added a recumbent trike just over a year ago. Fitbit has given me motivation to move and pay attention to stats such as resting heart rate

  • I am so very sorry for your loss of your wonderful wife and life partner. It is hard when people leave and we have to keep moving. Walking, cycling, running are all great motivators. I wish you well. Blessings, Natasha

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