November 15, 2013 // Category: Fitness Community

AugieAndLynn.jpgIf you watched NBC's "Today Show" on the morning of Nov. 13, you saw the inspiring story of Life Fitness co-founder, Augie Nieto. In 2005, Nieto was diagnosed with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease), a degenerative muscle condition that paralyzes and ultimately takes the lives of its patients three to five years after diagnosis.

Lauren Kamm
 

September 12, 2012 // Category: Our People

On behalf of the Life Fitness family and friends, we’d like to congratulate Life Fitness President Chris Clawson on his unanimous election as the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)  National Vice President, part of the organization’s volunteer leadership.

Chris has worked with the MDA for 7 years, extending the bridge between the fitness industry and the MDA that Life Fitness co-founder Augie Nieto established in 2005, when he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease).

Lauren Kamm
 

March 20, 2012 // Category: Events

Jaime is a regional coordinator with the Muscular Distrophy Association, Inc

Our Augie’s Quest staff has planned numerous fundraisers together over the past 7 years; however none are ever quite like THE BASH for Augie’s Quest – held annually at IHRSA. I woke up Friday morning to a full inbox.  Most of the emails were from Augie— being the driven and motivated man that he is, he was asking for numbers.

How much did the Zumbathon raise? $500,000

How many guests are confirmed for tonight? 795

How much money have we raised going into the evening? $1,052,000

How much more do you think we can raise tonight?

Jaime Byrne
 

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