Like many adventures, ASPIRE® began with a conversation between two friends, Darren Linnell and Neil Blewitt. The two young Englishmen were looking for a ready-to-drink, good-for-you, everyday beverage that tasted great and would give them energy and focus. Trouble was, such a drink really didn’t exist back in late 2008. Sure, there were “energy” drinks back then, but they weren’t really all that good for you and most were overloaded with sugar and high amounts of caffeine.
As the idea for a new kind of drink percolated, Darren and Neil sought out the help and advice of nutritionists and beverage industry experts to help turn their vision into reality. All of 2009 was spent testing and developing what would become Healthy Energy ASPIRE. In March of 2010, their dream became a reality and the first cans of ASPIRE Cranberry were produced and sold.
ASPIRE was a huge hit, garnering both beverage industry and consumer awards as the brand expanded and grew across several European countries. In mid-2014, the very first cans of ASPIRE were sold in the United States.
Since those early conversations and humble beginnings, ASPIRE has added new flavors (Apple + Acai, Mango Lemonade and the latest, Raspberry + Acai) and is being distributed in an ever-growing list of majors retailers across the world.
Today, ASPIRE continues to relentlessly improve and grow while remaining true to the original vision of it’s founders; a great tasting, good-for-you, everyday drink that gives you the energy and focus to live the life you love.
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The ASPIRE® team is composed of entrepreneurs, corporate executives, parents, students and highly active people who have lived the challenges of fatigue and stress taking away from enjoying an active healthy life. We created ASPIRE for ourselves and for you, to be able to have the energy and focus to get the most out of life.
Meet our Team –
Darren Linnell – Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder
Along with lifelong friend and co-founder, Neil Blewitt, Darren developed ASPIRE to support his relentless passion for sports and fitness. Today he leads the growth and expansion of ASPIRE across Europe and Asia, as well as being key in supporting the continued growth of ASPIRE in the United States. Darren recently became a father for the first time so he truly aspires to live his life with purpose.
Neil Blewitt – International Sales Director & Co-Founder
Neil co-developed ASPIRE and now heads up Sales in Europe and Asia. Like his friend Darren, Neil has recently become a father for the first time so he truly appreciates the Healthy Energy and high level of focus that ASPIRE gives him when spending time with his daughter.
Chris Wadlington – Chief Executive Officer
Chris is a serial entrepreneur with lifelong experience in building successful businesses. As a parent of five children and being a newly-minted grandfather, he truly understands the demands of an active life.
Kim Feil – Chief Marketing Officer
Kim has spent most of her career leading marketing for large consumer packaged goods brands and retailers. After meeting Chris and Darren and trying Aspire for three days, she became a passionate ASPIRE ambassador and left her other job to join the company.
Bill White – Chief Financial Officer
Bill discovered ASPIRE through his two college-aged kids who were big fans of the drink. With his background in a variety of established and start-up companies, he could tell something special was going on and soon brought his experience to the ASPIRE team.
What’s in ASPIRE®?
A unique blend of ultra-premium green tea extract, natural fruit flavors, natural, plant-based caffeine, vitamins and other nutrients. Active ingredients include ginger root extract, L-carnitine, guarana seed extract, and choline. Vitamins include C, B3 (Niacin), B5, B6, B7 (Biotin) and B12.
Does ASPIRE have caffeine?
Yes. 80 mg (like a cup of coffee) of natural, slow-releasing caffeine derived from ultra-premium green tea and guarana seed extract.
Is ASPIRE all natural?
Yes, with the exception of a very small amount of Sucralose (1/100th of a gram), the sweetener found in Splenda®. Sucralose is the only non-natural sweetener derived from real sugar.
How does ASPIRE burn calories?
ASPIRE sources a special blend of high quality, all natural ingredients that work in combination to stimulate the body’s metabolism through thermogenic. This increases the body’s ability to more efficiently burn calories. ASPIRE does not raise heart rate or blood pressure.
What is the sweetener ASPIRE uses?
Along with natural fruit flavors, ASPIRE uses a very small amount (1/100th of a gram) of Sucralose. We chose Sucralose because it does not effect blood sugar levels, thus making it safe for people with diabetes. Also, over 100 clinical studies in the U.S. and Europe unanimously indicated a lack of risk associated with Sucralose.
Does ASPIRE contain sodium?
Yes. With 55mg of sodium, ASPIRE qualifies as a low-sodium beverage.
Is ASPIRE Kosher?
Yes. All of our production facilities and ingredients have been certified Kosher.
Is ASPIRE vegan? What about soy and gluten free?
Yes, ASPIRE is vegan as well as soy and gluten free. ASPIRE is also Non-GMO.