- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Press; 1 edition (Oct. 30 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1596914688
- ISBN-13: 978-1596914681
- Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 2.1 x 19.2 cm
- Shipping Weight: 295 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #613,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Augie's Quest Hardcover – Oct 30 2007
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From Publishers Weekly
A business mastermind who helped revolutionize the personal fitness industry, Nieto recounts his struggles with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease). Having pushed for cardiovascular equipment in gyms across the country, Nieto himself was a paragon of athleticism until his diagnosis of ALS at the age of 47. Along with his wife, Lynne, Nieto championed "Augie's Quest," a campaign to raise financial support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's research into ALS. Beginning with his success as a businessman in the fitness industry and tracing Nieto's continued struggles with the obstacles posed by his disease, this is one man's story of transformation from the face of fitness to the face of ALS research. Yet as intriguing as this personal story is, the book reads not only like a cry for help but like a marketing ploy. In the end, Nieto hasn't reached the end of this "Journey from Success to Significance"-he's hoping the readers will help to get him there.
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About the Author
Augie Nieto popularized the Lifecycle and has been a leader in the fitness industry for nearly three decades. He was cofounder and former president of Life Fitness and is now chairman of Octane Fitness. Augie is cochair, with his wife, Lynne, of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's ALS Division. He's the father of four children, and he and Lynne live in Corona del Mar, California.
T. R. Pearson has written ten novels, one work of nonfiction, and six screenplays. He lives in Greenwood, Virginia.
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Joe lived for over a decade with ALS, more than 3 times as long as doctors gave him.
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I don't know Augie Nieto personally but I have to say he's one of my favorite insperational people. I love his quote "Don't mourn what you can't do. Celebrate what you can do." That's how I live as a visually impaired person.