Fitness: Movin' & Shakin': Augie's Quest, Brunswick, IHRSA, SGMA

Augie's Quest Bash raises even more than first reported. Brunswick creates new VP position. Two advocacy events -- IHRSA and SGMA -- planned for May.

For the week of April 4-10

The Bash for Augie's Quest held at IHRSA has raised more than initially reported. It brought in $2,813,649 as of the first week of April. Also, stay tuned for more regional fund-raising events to support MDA's ALS division. You can get more information and check out pictures from the Bash at Brunswick Corp. (NYSE: BC) has named Adrian W. Sakowicz, 48, to its new position of vice president, community relations and corporate marketing alliances…. Two advocacy events to consider in May in Washington, D.C., if fitness and the industry are important to your business: IHRSA's Legislative Summit is May 17-18, while SGMA's PE Day is May 2-3. More from the groups' respective websites, and



Augie's Quest for ALS cure raises $2.8 million, raises awareness

When Life Fitness founder Augie Nieto was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) a year ago, 24 Hour Fitness founder Mark Mastrov enlisted the fitness industry to help Nieto battle the disease, and he convinced Nieto that there was only one way to fight the illness -- go more

Augie's Bash returns to IHRSA to raise funds to fight ALS

Ready to rumble, Augie's Bash will land at the IHRSA show March 30 for a night of inspiration and fund-raising, all in the name of raising money to fund research and find a cure for ALS. Begun by Augie Nieto, Octane Fitness chairmen and Life Fitness co-founder who was diagnosed more


Fitness: Movin’ & Shakin’ – LeMond Fitness names new president, plus MyZone, Augie Nieto, FIBO, Paul Toback, IHRSA numbers, and more…

Want your news to be considered for our occasional Movin' & Shakin' columns? Send us your tips about somebody, some product or some company doing some moving or shaking to keep us informed. Just email People >> LeMond Fitness has named Mark Handfelt as more

Fitness: Did you hear?…Augie's Quest earns $1 million for ALS research, plus HFB party, SportsArt, SGMA Fly In, Johnson Health Tech, Matrix, Everlast, a goat-milking kick-butt granny, and more...

For the week of Sept. 7-12 >> In addition to receiving National Fitness Industry's Lifetime Achievement Award, Augie Nieto was given a check for more than $1 million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's ALS Division. Nieto, a fitness industry entrepreneur fighting amyotrophic more

Matrix to raffle Harley-Davidson motorcycle at IHRSA for Augie's Quest

Matrix to raffle Harley-Davidson motorcycle at IHRSA; all proceeds benefit Augie's Quest COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. – Feb. 14, 2008 – Matrix Fitness Systems, a leading global manufacturer of premium exercise equipment for commercial use, today announced it will raffle a more


Health & Fitness Business '08: 3rd SNEWS Golf raises $10,000 for Augie's Quest

Fund-raising for Augie's Quest organized by SNEWS® continued for the second year at the Health & Fitness Business show with a rather rambunctious third annual Golf Scramble and a silent auction at the Industry Party. Together, the two raised close to $11,000. This year's golf more

Augie's Quest funds research that reveals first-ever clues to cause of Lou Gehrig's disease: Is a cure next?

Funded by a $625,000 grant from Augie's Quest, researchers have revealed specific genetic abnormalities that seem to play a role in the sudden and until now unexplained onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The announcement came Nov. 30, more

Augie's Quest Comes to IHRSA with 'The Bash!'

Get ready to party in Las Vegas with Chief Inspiration Officer Augie Nieto and help him on his QUEST to cure ALS! Augie's Quest for a Cure for ALS has arrived at the IHRSA25 Convention & Trade Show, with a program not to be missed! The party starts with Precor, Life Fitness, and more


Health & Fitness Business '07: Fun, fundraising gathers $11K+ for Augie's Quest, ups show energy

From a pre-show golf scramble to show-floor fundraising activities, attendees at this year's Health & Fitness Business show, Aug. 2-4, stepped up in multiple ways organized by SNEWS® to have a little fun all in the name of donations to Augie's Quest. Augie's Quest is a more