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No Ice Bucket Needed. Help Find a Cure for ALS by Dancing. You’ve Been Nominated!



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LA Fitness Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge to Support ALS Research and Augie’s Quest

It’s the latest craze sweeping across social media channels. You know, people dumping buckets of ice water on their heads. It’s crazy right? But the craziest thing just might be that it has raised a record amount of money for ALS research. Perhaps just as important is the amount of awareness about ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), it’s devastating effects and the research to cure it that the Ice Bucket Challenge trend has created. After all, social media fads tend to fade as quickly as they arrive, but this time a wake of knowledge about the disease will be left with the millions of people around the world who participated.

LA Fitness has been involved with supporting ALS research through Augie’s Quest for a few years now. In fact, every February LA Fitness puts on an event at every club to raise money for this cause. So, once you dry off, come and warm up with us in February. Together, we can find a cure!


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First Steps From his Wheelchair Lead to a Victory in Cycling Class

Joel gets out of his wheelchair and into a cycling class


1 Mile, 4 Years and 3 Lives…Saved

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Watch this inspiring story of a son, his wife and their father. Three lives bonded by family, love and the will to swim through life together…one mile, one day, at a time.

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His Resolution…Walk Again—Joel’s REAL STORY

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After being bound to a wheelchair for 22 years, Joel is taking his first steps to get out of it.

The Accident…


Life Through Fitness, Kira’s REAL STORY ‘Portrait of a Mother’

On March 12, 2013 Kira Martin went into labor with her fifth child; she had a boy, Lucas. After his birth, however, she experienced severe complications and almost died. In “Portrait of a Mother,” Kira recounts the terrifying 10 hours that followed and explains how fitness may have saved her life. This is her story. This is her second chance.

Portrait of a College Athlete – Bethany, Cross-Country Runner

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After Losing Almost 100 Pounds, Karrie’s Next Challenges – A 10K and Half Marathon

Karrie and Hannah getting ready to race

Even though she had lost almost 100 pounds, Karrie wasn’t entirely serious when she said, “Maybe one day I’ll run a marathon.” Well, she didn’t think she was being serious anyway. Immediately after making this statement people began telling her that she should do it. In fact, everyone who knew her believed she could do it…but Karrie had never ran in any such race. A year ago she couldn’t even run one mile let alone consider running 26.2. She was flattered by the confidence that people had in her, but Karrie had her doubts.


Chrissy Loses 49 Pounds in Spite of Injury; Gets the ‘Okay’ to Get Back in the Gym

Chrissy back in action at LA Fitness Read the rest of this entry

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