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Augie lived life in the fast lane. He was in impeccable shape. He was tough, bullheaded, and devilishly handsome. Augie Nieto was known as the Steve Jobs of the fitness industry - the first person to popularize the LifeCycle in gyms across the country. At the age of 47, Augie and his wife Lynne - his high school sweetheart - seemed to have it all.
But then their lives were turned upside down.
Augie was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, in 2005. AUGIE is the story of a powerful man challenged by a devastating disease, which for the first time in his life, took every bit of control from him. ALS patients experience paralysis of all their voluntary muscles, and the disease usually proves fatal in 2-3 years.
And yet, ALS is what saved Augie's life. This is the inspirational journey of a man who learned how to transform himself to find true peace and happiness. Before ALS, Augie was arrogant and single-minded in his pursuit of financial gain. He was incredibly successful, but his personal life suffered. His marriage was on the rocks.
When he was diagnosed, his life fell apart completely. But then Augie and Lynne picked up the pieces and formed a stronger bond than they've ever had.