Fitness Together Raises More Than $50,000 for Battle Against Diabetes
Company also provides trainers to help people with diabetes.
By Bryan McGonigle for North Andover Patch April 7, 2011
Fitness Together has raised more than $50,000 for the American Diabetes Association of Eastern New England.
“A lot of people can raise money, support a good cause, and call it a day,” Maureen Sullivan, owner of Fitness Together in North Andover, said. “But that’s not what Fitness Together had in mind when we signed up to support the ADA chapter.”
Fitness Together is a network of 43 Fitness Together franchised studios throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. The franchises banded together and sponsored the ADA’s “STEP OUT: Walk to Fight Diabetes” campaign to raise the funds and surpass their goal of $50,000.
“We also wanted to invite people living with type 2 diabetes into our studio to offer personal, tailored and safe exercise and nutrition guidance that could improve their lives for the better.”
So the group has enlisted 35 people with type-2 diabetes across eastern New England for their type 2 diabetes observational studies. Fitness Together is tracking the impact of a fitness and nutrition program on their clients’ type-2 diabetes over six months.
The company announced that the program has been so successful that the enrollment period to add more study participants has been extended to the end of the year.
“We have seen dramatic transformations both physically and emotionally,” Maureen said. “This isn’t just about losing weight. It’s about battling an illness in a smart, responsible and healthy manner.”
For more information about the Fitness Together’s type-2 diabetes study, contact Adam Genetti at Fitness Together North Andover, 73 Main St., at 978-659-0047. You can also visit their Web site or email firstname.lastname@example.org.