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Entries in Augie Nieto (8)


Gold Award for IHRSA's support of Augie's Quest

Augie, Lynne, Elvis and Las Vegas performers during the 2013 BASH for Augie's Quest.IHRSA’s connection with Augie’s Quest is to both support further research for a cure of ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, and fitness pioneer and friend, Augie Nieto. It certainly is not done for any awards or recognition. 

Recently IHRSA was recognized by ASAE – an association that supports and represents associations – with its Power of A Gold Award for its role as facilitator in bringing the fitness industry together to support Augie’s Quest, which funds research and drug development to end ALS.

Read on for more on the ASAE award.

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No slacking off when working out with a partner

This Week in the Fitness Industry brings us the biggest news each week all wrapped up like a nice package - sort of like the flowers you got your significant other today, on Valentine's Day, right?

OK, no judging here. Here's what we go this week:

  • Nexersys on "Shark Tank"
  • LA Fitness to raise money for Augie's Quest
  • Work out in pairs
  • Mentorship on health at young age works

Read on to see more on all of these. 

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Time for industry to give thanks for a great 2013

There is plenty to be thankful for in the fitness industry.

Helping members become healthier is a logical start. Then you can include the fact that most clubs are contributing to their respective communities with fundraisers, donating time and goods, and educating about health and wellness.

Suffice to say that it is a feel-good industry. And this time of year is a great time to look back and remember some of the things owners, managers, businesses and the general public has to be thankful for.

Read on to see the 2013 recap.

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Clawson steering the Life Fitness ship in the right direction

One doesn’t get recognized on a national level unless they have an impressive resume.

While Life Fitness President Chris Clawson has taken a lot of what he learned from his predecessor, Augie Nieto, he has also paved his on path while at the helm of the industry giant.

For both of those reasons – knowing what to continue with as well as when to branch out and make a name for yourself – has earned Clawson an invitation to Palm Springs on Nov. 16. He will vie for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. He earned the spot by being named one of the Midwest region’s winners; his in the Consumer Products & Services category.

Read on for more on Clawson and Life Fitness.

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Don't miss an entertaining BASH for Augie's Quest

Joe Moore, IHRSA CEO, left, and Joh McCarthy, former IHRSA CEO, right, flank Augie Nieto during the BASH for Augie's Quest in 2012.

Augie Nieto won’t be the only celebrity in attendance at the eighth annual BASH for Augie’s Quest. 

Pat Monahan, lead singer for the Grammy Award-winning band Train, and CNN anchor Suzanne Malveaux will be the entertainment and emcee, respectively, during the popular Muscular Dystrophy Fundraiser fundraiser.

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