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Entries in Augie's Quest (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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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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There may not be any stopping the Zumba express

Oftentimes there is just enough room to move in crowded Zumba classes. (Photo courtesy of Zumba Fitness LLC)When Alberto Perlman and Beto Perez, two of the three founders of Zumba, met in a Miami coffee shop, the two hardly had two quarters to rub together, as the saying goes. But they decided there was a demand for the product that Perez had created. 

Now 11 years later, the company – the third member of the founding team is Alberto Aghion, chief operating officer – is so popular whatever it touches turns to gold. 

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"Love Your Muscles" In Support of Augie's Quest

Crunch Fitness is once again calling on the fitness community to "Love their Muscles" in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's efforts to help find a cure for ALS. Read about this and more in This Week in Fitness.

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