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Get UP. Together.

Flashback with me to January 29, a Friday afternoon at the Jawbone office in San Francisco. I’m chatting with Brett Bullington, a long-time Silicon Valley advisor and angel-investor. He’s not talking about which start-up he’s investing in or who’s disrupting which market. He was actually telling me how his UP tracker helped him recover from a serious bicycling accident and brain injury that disrupted his life more than three years ago.

There’s this Roald Dahl quote I love that reads, “If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.” I was reminded of this quote as I met with members of the UP community who have truly embraced personal health with an open mind—and open arms. One of our other guests, Ashley Cramer, told me about how she ended  her career in pharmaceutical sales to double down as the happy owner of a Barre Yoga Studio in Capitola, California. She wears her UP3 tracker everyday to stay motivated.

As our inaugural group of ambassadors, Brett and Ashley are two of the inspiring people we invited to our office to hear their story. This month, you’ll meet Errick Page, a 27-year-old dreamer who improved his sleep with an UP3 tracker, as well as Luis and Melissa, an engaged couple using UP to get in shape before their November wedding. They really support each other. Next month, we’ll have a new group of motivational stories for you to discover.

Whether trying to lose weight, train for a marathon, manage a chronic illness or improve your sleep, the UP community inspires us all to stick with our commitments and make a change. That’s why, starting today, you’ll see stories of real UP users on a journey to reach their goals. We truly believe a healthier lifestyle is easier with support from friends and family. Let’s get UP. Together.

How has UP helped you? We want to hear how your life has improved with UP. Submit your story and inspire the rest of the UP community—we’re all better together.

About The Author

Ravi Hampole

Ravi Hampole is Vice President of Brand Experience at Jawbone. He has over 18 years of design experience working with some of the most influential global brands, including Starwood Resort Hotels, Cole Haan, Hasbro and Virgin to name a few. At Jawbone, he oversees a team of designers and writers who create, develop, and maintain the visual and verbal language for the brand.