Augie and Lynn Nieto

Augie and Lynn Nieto

Entrepreneur


Augie's Quest

Corona del Mar, CA USA


You have a choice: are you preparing to die, or wanting to live?

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Augie and Lynn Nieto

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Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Saw his father sacrifice his entrepreneurial dreams in order to provide for his large family.
At age twenty, he went all in on his dream; opened Life Fitness, now a $550 million company.
Had found exercise as his "religion"; wanted to share its power with the world.
When he was diagnosed with ALS, he didn't understand how God could be so cruel-he'd built his life on his muscles, was going to watch them fade away.
A fiercely independent man, he couldn't imagine having to rely on others to help him with his disease.
Tried to commit suicide so he wouldn't be a "burden"; reached a turning point after waking from a coma, accepted his condition.
No longer "reacted," started to act-founded Augie's Quest, which has raised $19 million for ALS research.
Says he used to "keep score" of how much money he made; now his score is set by how much he gives back.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
Accounting
Claremont McKenna College

Career

Entrepreneur

I inspire others and work to raise money for ALS research.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Sports
Helping People

Hurdles

Challenges I Overcame

Physical Issues