Manhattan Fitness Consultant Vows She Will Help Defeat Diabetes

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MetamorFitness sends a team to the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure and plans to raise over $7,000.

Katrina McKenna, Fitness Trainer, and president of MetamorFitness, vows to raise money for the American Diabetes Association by riding and sponsoring a team in New York City’s June 12, 2005 Tour de Cure. Katrina’s goal is to raise $7,200 for the ADA. This is an extremely lofty goal, and includes $1,200 from MetamorFitness in matched donations for the first $200 raised by each of its six riders.

To motivate people to help reach MetamorFitness’ goal of $7,200, MetamorFitness is running a contest. For each $10 a person donates to a member of its team, MetamorFitness will give the donor a chance to win two free fitness training sessions. In addition, everyone who donates any amount to a member of the team can get a special free report: “The Truth about Weight Loss and Diabetes: What You Should Know Even if You Don't Have Diabetes.”

MetamorFitness is a high-end fitness consulting business which specializes in training people at risk for or who have diabetes and heart disease in Manhattan. For more details go to: http://www.metamorfitness.com/diabetestour.cfm.

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death (fifth leading cause of death by disease); it affects over 18 million Americans, or 5.9% of the population. Every day, approximately 2,200 people are diagnosed with diabetes.

Diabetes is also epidemic in New York City. According to New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, nearly 1 in 12 New Yorkers have been diagnosed with diabetes – nearly 500,000 people. It is also estimated that another 250,000 New Yorkers may have diabetes and not even know it.

When you have diabetes, the body either doesn’t make enough insulin or cannot use its own insulin as well as it should to digest sugars. Without insulin, sugars build up in the blood. If the sugar level gets too high, the cells of the body become damaged. As cells become damaged, they cannot perform their functions, causing the complications of diabetes such as heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations.

Finding a cure for diabetes is especially important to Katrina because several members of her family have been diagnosed. By riding and sponsoring a team in the Tour de Cure, Katrina is supporting the American Diabetes Association’s effort of providing information, advocacy, and research.

MetamorFitness is a high-end fitness consulting business specializing in training people with or at risk for diabetes and heart disease in Manhattan. MetamorFitness trainers will come to the client’s home or office and design an individualized program the client can live with.

For more information contact Katrina McKenna at 646-772-7075 or visit the company’s website at http://www.metamorfitness.com.

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