Augie Nieto’s inspirational story is headed to the big screen…
Following up his Oscar nominated documentary chronicling the late Glen Campbell’s fight against Alzheimers Disease, director James Keach tackles the inspirational story of the Latino fitness guru who is often called “the Steve Jobs of the fitness industry.”
Nieto is the founder and retired chief executive of Life Fitness, as well as the current chairman of the ALS Therapy Development Institute.
At age 47, Nieto was diagnosed with ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gerhig’s Disease.
He’s noted for fighting against ALS by creating “Augie’s Quest“, which has raised over $45 million in funds for research into the disease.
The film Keach made is being hailed as a love story between Nieto and his wife Lynne, who are active in the battle against the devastating condition that has taken so many lives.
The remarkable documentary shows it doesn’t have to be a death sentence, especially when you have the fighting spirit of Augie and Lynne involved.
The film will open on November 3 in Los Angeles and November 17 in New York in an Oscar qualifying run.