Action For ALS
Take a Group Fitness Class on February 25, 2017 & Help Find a Cure for ALS
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Help knock out Lou Gehrig’s disease with ACTION FOR ALS, the annual LA Fitness ALS fundraiser!

Donate $20 to support Augie’s Quest & take action to help find a cure for ALS!

Our Progress

Since 2010:

Raised For Augie's Quest by LA Fitness

People who are diagnosed with ALS each year in the U.S.*

Americans who may be living with ALS.*


Dedication to Find a Cure.

One Goal. Every Class.

On Saturday, February 25th, every Group Fitness class will participate in ACTION FOR ALS! From Bodyworks to Cycling to Kickbox Cardio to Yoga and Zumba® classes, our dynamic and diverse classes will team up in the fight for a cure! This is a fun day that you will not want to miss! Donate $20 or more and take action with a class near you to help find a cure for ALS!
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Bring a friend! Guests welcome.*

Men’s T-Shirt

Women’s Tank Top

Donors who give $100 or more will receive a complimentary event shirt!*

Augie Nieto, founder of Augie’s Quest

For over 6 years, LA Fitness has joined Augie’s Quest to help find a cure for ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that can impact anyone. The onset of ALS starts with muscle weakness or stiffness and can develop into a severe condition that impacts the ability to speak, move, eat or breathe.

In 2014, the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge helped create awareness for ALS and raise funds to help find a cure. We encourage you to join us as we build upon this momentum with ACTION FOR ALS to help create a better future for the next generation.

Frequently Asked Questions

“The purpose of Augie’s Quest has always been to fund research and drug development aimed at ending ALS, (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Since 2007, Augie’s Quest has raised over $45 million in support of finding effective ALS treatments. This makes Augie’s Quest the largest individual fundraising program for ALS! 100% of donations to Augie’s Quest go directly to fund ALS drug development.” – Augie’s Quest 
“ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. A-myo-trophic comes from the Greek language. “A” means no. “Myo” refers to muscle, and “Trophic” means nourishment – “No muscle nourishment.” When a muscle has no nourishment, it “atrophies” or wastes away. “Lateral” identifies the areas in a person’s spinal cord where portions of the nerve cells that signal and control the muscles are located. As this area degenerates it leads to scarring or hardening (“sclerosis”) in the region.” – ALS Association
“A pioneer in the fitness industry, Augie co-founded Lifecycles, Inc. in 1980. Over the course of 20 years, he grew the company, now called Life Fitness, Inc., to be the largest commercial manufacturer of fitness equipment in the world. Yet in March of 2005, Augie’s life took an unexpected turn; he was diagnosed with ALS. Drawing strength from his family, friends, and a flood of supportive emails, Augie maintains a positive attitude and continues to lead an active life. As Chairman of the Board of Directors at ALS Therapy Development Institute, Augie is instrumental in the management of the Institute and acts as a spokesperson for the company.” – Augie’s Quest
On Saturday, February 25, every LA Fitness Group Fitness Class will participate in ACTION FOR ALS. Donate $20 or more to support Augie’s Quest and take a a group fitness class.  To find a group fitness class, click here.
All donations will be collected online. Click here to make a donation. We are encouraging donations of $20 or more per person and every donor who gives $100 or more will receive a complimentary ACTION FOR ALS event shirt!*
An email will be sent to the donor’s email for individuals who donate $100 or more. Please respond to this email with contact information for distribution. There is no guarantee for a specific shirt size. One shirt per person who donates $100 or more via the official LA Fitness/Augie’s Quest donation link. While supplies last.
ACTION FOR ALS is about having fun and taking a step, kick, or pedal towards a cure for ALS!

Every LA Fitness Group FItness class on February 25th will be dedicated to ACTION FOR ALS. Donate $20 or more to support Augie’s Quest and take a group fitness class! You are also welcome to bring a guest on this special day.*

To see a list of Group Fitness classes in your area, click here.

To learn more about Augie’s Quest, please visit

Defrost Past Efforts.

*Donations collected online only. Guests using club facilities must prove they are at least 18 years of age or older or are at least 14 years of age and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Guests must sign a waiver of liability prior to admission and adhere to all club rules and regulations. Guests may be presented with membership options. Zumba® is a registered trademark of Zumba Fitness LLC. ©2017 Fitness International, LLC. All rights reserved.

An email will be sent to the donor’s email address for individuals who donate $100 or more and qualify for the complimentary event shirt. Please respond to this email with contact information for shirt distribution. There is no guarantee for a specific event shirt size. One shirt per person who donates $100 or more via the official LA Fitness/Augie’s Quest donation link. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. While supplies last.

ALS stats from, Facts You Should Know, ALS Association, Data Retrieved 1/15/2016.