PRLog - April 2, 2014 - WASHINGTON -- Washington, DC – Team up with VIDA Fitness this April to bring awareness, raise funds and help find a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease. VIDA Fitness members and nonmembers can participate in two fitness-inspired events to benefit Augie’s Quest: a six-week Boot Camp program at any VIDA location or a Rooftop Cycle Class on the Sun Deck of VIDA U Street. VIDA will donate 100 percent of proceeds to Augie’s Quest, a nonprofit research initiative dedicated to finding treatments and cures for ALS. The six-week Boot Camp begins on April 21 and continues through the month of May with a variety of session options. The 75-minute outdoor Rooftop Cycle Class will take place on Saturday, April 26 with two classes offered in either late morning or early afternoon.
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ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The life expectancy of ALS patients averages about two to five years from the time of diagnosis and, as of now, has no cure.
VIDA Fitness members and nonmembers are welcome to enroll in either special charity workout with a suggested donation. To sign up for either the Rooftop Cycling or Outdoor Boot Camp, email Alexx Zamudio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General donations are also being accepted for those who would like to provide support, but are unable to attend either event. To make a general donation, please email Aaron Moore, director of operations, at email@example.com.
WHAT:Outdoor Charity Workouts to Benefit Augie’s Quest
100 Percent of Proceeds to Help Find a Cure for ALS
WHEN:Six-Week Outdoor Boot Camp
All Five VIDA Locations
Three Class Options:
•18 sessions – meets three times weekly
•12 sessions – meets twice weekly
• 6 sessions – meets once weekly
Starts April 21 (both morning and evening sessions)
Rooftop Cycle Class
VIDA U Street
Two Class Options:
•Saturday, April 26 at 11:00 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.
$299 meet three times a week for 6 weeks – 18 sessions
$240 meet twice a week – 12 sessions
$150 once a week (Saturday) – 6 sessions
Rooftop Cycle Class
Suggested $30 donation per class - $60 to enroll in both
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About Outdoor Boot Camp
This outdoor cross-training adventure will work your entire body by going from one exercise to another without rest. Pushups, jumping jacks and crunches are only the beginning of this powerful caloric burn. Reduce stress, lose fat, tone-up and build confidence with your new Boot Camp buddies.
About Sundeck Cycling
An intense, interval-based 75-minute class on the Sundeck with focus on muscular strength, power and endurance while you enjoy a rhythmic ride.
About VIDA Fitness
VIDA Fitness’ fresh and innovative business concept takes fitness centers, gyms and workout facilities to a new, more sophisticated level of expression incorporating good design, a signature style and house-brand health and beauty products. For additional information on VIDA Fitness, please access the website at: www.vidafitness.com or Find VIDA Fitness on Facebook: www.facebook.com/
About Augie’s Quest
Augie’s Quest is an MDA ALS research initiative, and is dedicated to finding treatments and cures for ALS. Since its founding in 2006, donations from fitness enthusiasts have allowed scientists at the ALS Therapy Development Institute to screen more than 100 molecules to see if they affect the progression of the disease. The initiative was founded by Augie Nieto who was diagnosed with ALS in 2005 and is now the co-chair of MDA’s ALS Division.