Augie’s Quest – 2013 MDA Show of Strength Segment

Augustine (Augie) Nieto, a prominent leader in the nation’s fitness industry for nearly three decades, received a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) in March 2005.

Augie approaches his role as co-chair of MDA’s ALS Division with the same ironclad will and determination that catapulted him to entrepreneurial heights in the fitness world. Augie and his wife, Lynne, work closely with MDA staff to coordinate fundraising events that will benefit MDA’s worldwide ALS research program.

In his campaign called  Augie’s Quest, Nieto has raised millions for MDA’s ALS Division. To learn more about Augie’s Quest, visit

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