Group of Fitness Enthusiasts Ready to ‘Peak the Plaza’ with American Lung Association

Personal trainer Aaron Atwood and his team preparing to conquer the stairs on Feb. 23

PROVIDENCE, RI (February 12, 2013)

On Saturday February 23, the American Lung Association of the Northeast will host its fifth annual “Peak the Plaza” Fight for Air Climb.  This challenging event is taking place at One Financial Plaza in Providence and the funds raised support the American Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

Aaron Atwood is the owner of Fitness Together, a personal training facility in the heart of Providence. He first heard about the Fight for Air Climb through his participation in the Autumn Escape Bike Trek, a three-day bike trek to benefit the American Lung Association of the Northeast. The Trek takes place along the Cape Cod coast and travels from Plymouth to Provincetown, Massachusetts. Aaron has been a trekker for the past four years.

It wasn’t until Aaron was approached by a client to participate in the Fight for Air Climb that he decided to create a team. Many of Atwood’s team members will be climbing because of a close personal connection to a loved one suffering from lung disease. This will be the first year that Fitness Together is represented at One Financial Plaza. Aaron urges other fitness enthusiasts, like himself, to register and support a great cause.

Atwood’s team consists of eight members, a mix of trainers and clients. Having trainers involved as part of the team has been a great motivator for the other team members.  “We are trying to get people to get exercise into their routine, regardless of their fitness level. The climb is something everyone can do,” said Atwood. 

In less than three weeks Aaron and his team will be participating in the Fight for Air Climb and his team is coming well prepared. The team meets on Saturdays and Sundays at the Capital in Providence and runs the stairs to get a feel for the real event. Aaron says owning a gym is very convenient for him and his team members because they are able to work out whenever they can and be in the best physical shape for this event, while also promoting a healthy lifestyle for others. 

Sponsors for the 2013 Providence Fight for Air Climb include Kindred Hospital Parkview of Central Mass, GTECH, MetLife, One Financial Plaza, Amica Insurance, WJAR NBC10 and Rí Rá Irish Pub Providence. The event is also made possible with the support of national Corporate Team sponsor, Kindred Healthcare. To register, or make a donation that could save lives, visit FightforAirClimb.org.