We’re excited to share an incredible new short-form documentary called The State of Wellness, hosted by Academy Award-winning director Jimmy Chin and brought to you by Fitbit and Vox Media, which focuses on holistic wellness and the variety of ways to achieve wellness. Based on the findings from a survey that inspired the creation of a wellness report on Vox.com, these learnings highlight what Americans think about wellness going into 2023—and helped us bring The State of Wellness to life.
In the documentary Chin, who is a mountain athlete and National Geographic photographer known for directing Free Solo, shares what “wellness” means to him. He shares some of his own trials, tribulations, and successes and how he uses fitness devices like Fitbit to achieve holistic wellness.
The State of Wellness also features experts and athletes across the country who showcase their daily rituals surrounding sleep, activity, and mindfulness, and how it’s helping them lead longer, healthier lives. It introduces viewers to Ultramarathon runner and advocate Latoya Shauntay Snell, who is breaking conventions of what strength, fitness, and wellness look like; Marcial Aguliar, coach and climber at Brooklyn-based climbing gym Vital; and Jacqueline Toomey, founder of First Responder Sleep Recovery, who uses evidence-based skills and information to teach first responders that sleep is the foundation of health.
You can watch The State of Wellness now on Vox’s Youtube channel. Check it out here.