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).
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?
March 07, 2012 // Category: Our People
At Life Fitness, there is company lingo and code names you can fake like you know—“Project Cutter,” “Fungle” and “ASAP”. But there is one name you better know: Augie Nieto, a Life Fitness legend.
As our current company president, Chris Clawson said it best “Augie was the co-founder of Life Fitness and piloted our company to prominence as the leading fitness equipment manufacturer in the world, but his greatest accomplishments came after he was diagnosed with ALS.”