Workout to help others: Sweatin’ for a Cure event to benefit Augie’s Quest

Augie’s Quest is named after Augie Nieto, the founder of Life Fitness® (the world’s largest fitness equipment manufacturer), and a friend of thousands in the fitness industry nationwide. Diagnosed with ALS in 2005, Augie went on to write his own book, Augie’s Quest, and founded Augie’s Quest solely to raise funds for this nerve degenerating disease. To date, Augie’s Quest has raised over $29 million by partnering with health clubs and affiliates nationwide.

To raise funds, Fitness Formula Clubs will be holding a large-scale group fitness class at its Union Station location, 444 W Jackson Blvd, in Chicago’s loop. The class will take place on the double basketball court at the facility, allowing for up to 400 participants. It will be held on Saturday morning, October 1 from 9:00am – 11:00am. $25 is the minimum cost to participate, and all proceeds will go to Augie’s Quest.  The format of the class will be:

Zumba® - you’re invited to “join the party!” Class taught by Dominick DeFranco, Kendra Neff,  and Carlos MorrisFitKick – FFC’s signature kickboxing format taught by Kristin Strom, Tamara Barber and Lois MillerSPECIAL PREVIEW of  Booty Beat, a NEW group fitness format by Rebecca LeeYoga – leave this class feeling refreshed, centered and focused, thanks to David Bohn
“We are so pumped for this event,” says FFC Group Fitness Manager, Lois Miller. “To be able to bring together our best instructors for an extended format class is great, but to be able to do it to benefit ALS and Augie’s Quest is really, really special.”
To register for the event, go to Or, to simply donate, go to or text AUGIE to 20222 to give $5 (charge will appear on your telephone bill).

For more information, please contact FFC Corporate Marketing Communications Director Merikay Marzoni at or 312-648-4666 x229.

Andrea Metcalf is a healthy lifestyle spokesperson, author of Naked Fitness, and fitness expert for AnytimeFitness clubs.

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