129 A Day

Starting August 1, 2016.

Please register by entering your email to the right to subscribe to this challenge hosted by YinzersGetFit.com in collaboration with 129aDay and The Gym Pittsburgh in memory of the loved ones lost and in support of those still suffering from addiction.

  • Share your fitness progress on social media using the hashtag #129aDay or tagging @129aDay and @ljrain
  • Donate $1.29, $12.90 or $129 to the charity of your choice.
  • Share the 129aDay Resources Brochure with your community.
  • Encourage friends, families and neighbors to participate in the challenge!

 

If you would like to list your foundation or nonprofit on the 129aDay Fitness Challenge page, please email families@addictionpolicy.org.

We are working with our local group to establish a scholarship to sponsor people for 1 month in a 3/4 house after they complete a rehabilitation program.


  • Day 21 – 129 Fitness Challenge (8/21/2016) - Day 21 It's day 21, 2,709 people have lost their battle since we started this challenge. That is a very big number, each of those people are loved by their families and friends. Each of those people where struggling with addiction. We have to end this epidemic. To many lives
  • Day 20 129 Fitness Challenge (8/20/2016) - Today is day 20! We have profiled 19 people who have lost their lives to an overdose. We are in the middle of an epidemic that is continuing to grow at staggering rates. This is a community problem that must be addressed by everyone. People suffering in addiction are our
  • Day 19 129 Fitness Challenge (8/19/2016) - 129 people die in our country each day from a drug overdose. Sons, daughters, moms, dads, siblings and friends. 129aDay.org Today we have something different. I was challenged by a friend to participate in the 22 push-ups challenge which is outlined below. I feel this is a good companion to
  • Day 18 129 Fitness Challenge (8/18/2016) - 129 people die in our country each day from a drug overdose. Sons, daughters, moms, dads, siblings and friends. 129aDay.org     Growing up in Decatur, Illinois, Tommy was a typical all-American boy with many hopes and dreams. He loved music, movies, campfires with friends and just being with those
  • Day 17 129 Fitness Challenge (8/17/2016) - 129 people die in our country each day from a drug overdose. Sons, daughters, moms, dads, siblings and friends. 129aDay.org   Anthony is not defined by his addiction. He was a true and loyal friend, intelligent and a hard worker. Anthony was a loving and caring son, brother, grandson, nephew,
  • Day 16- 129 Fitness Challenge (8/16/2016) - 129 people die in our country each day from a drug overdose. Sons, daughters, moms, dads, siblings and friends. 129aDay.org Brad was born August 21, 1986, in Butler, Pennsylvania. As a child, he always brought joy and laughter to everyone who knew him. He could lift anyone's spirits with his
  • Day 15- 129 Fitness Challenge (8/15/2016) - 129 people die in our country each day from a drug overdose. Sons, daughters, moms, dads, siblings and friends. 129aDay.org   Nicky was born in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. He was the oldest of three boys. Nicky and his family volunteered tirelessly in their community. Growing up, Nicky played various sports
  • Day 14- 129 Fitness Challenge (8/14/2016) - 129 people die in our country each day from a drug overdose. Sons, daughters, moms, dads, siblings and friends. 129aDay.org     Jesse was a special young man. He was intensely loyal and had a huge heart. While growing up in Gaithersburg, Maryland, he was an extremely talented musician--a skilled
  • Day 13 – 129 Fitness Challenge (8/13/2016) - Special Event Today at 9:00 AM. Outside of the Whitehall Borough Pool Outside Yoga by Ashley Dedicated to Addiction and Overdose 100 Borough Park Dr Pittsburgh, PA 15236 129 people die in our country each day from a drug overdose. Sons, daughters, moms, dads, siblings and friends. 129aDay.org   Jonathan
  • Day 12 – 129 Fitness Challenge (8/12/2016) - 129 people die in our country each day from a drug overdose. Sons, daughters, moms, dads, siblings and friends. 129aDay.org   Tommy was a good son, person, and brought joy to people's lives. He was sweet and sensitive, respectful and loving. He was physically strong yet tender-hearted and could be
  • Day 11 – 129 Fitness Challenge (8/11/2016) - 129 people die in our country each day from a drug overdose. Sons, daughters, moms, dads, siblings and friends. 129aDay.org   Zach had a “cool older brother” persona, and was an understanding, passionate, and open-minded individual--everyone felt comfortable talking to him. Growing up in Indiana, Zach was a member of
  • Day 10 – 129 Fitness Challenge (8/10/2016) - 129 people die in our country each day from a drug overdose. Sons, daughters, moms, dads, siblings and friends. 129aDay.org Kirstyn was shy, gentle and had the most wonderful soul. While growing up in Richmond, Virginia, she adored all animals--from tadpoles to earthworms, there wasn’t a creature she didn’t love
  • Day 9 – 129 Fitness Challenge (8/9/2016) - 129 people die in our country each day from a drug overdose. Sons, daughters, moms, dads, siblings and friends. 129aDay.org Brooke was born smiling. As a child, she was always up to something: lemonade stands in the hot Illinois summer, a pop-up penny library in the basement, a fake school
  • Day 8 – 129 Fitness Challenge (8/8/2016) - 129 people die in our country each day from a drug overdose. Sons, daughters, moms, dads, siblings and friends. 129aDay.org Andrew is remembered by friends as the "smartest guy they'd ever met," and one of the wittiest too. He was confident and generous--a role model and inspiration to those who
  • Day 7 – 129 Fitness Challenge (8/7/2016) - 129 people die in our country each day from a drug overdose. Sons, daughters, moms, dads, siblings and friends. 129aDay.org Justin was the youngest and only boy in his family. He loved being outside, especially when fishing and building bonfires. He was also a thrill-seeker and extreme sports enthusiast. Justin
  • Day 6 – 129 Fitness Challenge (8/6/2016) - 129 people die in our country each day from a drug overdose. Sons, daughters, moms, dads, siblings and friends. 129aDay.org   From his earliest years in Jeffersonton, VA, Bobby was intensely curious--his interest in a topic wouldn't waiver until he'd mastered it. "Tragedies like this happen to all sorts of
  • Day 5 – 129 Fitness Challenge (8/5/2016) - 129 people die in our country each day from a drug overdose. Sons, daughters, moms, dads, siblings and friends. 129aDay.org John grew up as the youngest of three siblings in Rockport, Massachusetts. He was joyful and compassionate both as a young boy and later as a father to his three
  • Day 4 – 129 Fitness Challenge (8/4/2016) - 129 people die in our country each day from a drug overdose. Sons, daughters, moms, dads, siblings and friends. 129aDay.org "Hannah's tragic and untimely death at the age of 22 has shaken our family to its deepest core," said her mother. "We wish to save other families from the profound,
  • Day 3 – 129 Fitness Challenge (8/3/2016) - 129 people die in our country each day from a drug overdose. Sons, daughters, moms, dads, siblings and friends. 129aDay.org “The hardest thing I have ever done was to tell this 4-year-old girl that her mommy had died and what that meant," said her mother, Annie. "We love and miss
  • Day 2 – 129 Fitness Challenge (8/2/2016) - 129 people die in our country each day from a drug overdose. Sons, daughters, moms, dads, siblings and friends. 129aDay.org Erik was an extremely creative young man whose keen wit and empathetic heart will be forever missed by friends and family. He was a lifelong artist--creation was his way of
  • Day 1 – 129 Fitness Challenge (8/1/2016) - Thank you all for subscribing to the 129 Fitness Challenge. if you haven't yet, please subscribe on the form to the right. We have an epidemic in the United States, addiction takes a strong grip on our loved ones and Chanel them. I firmly believe that we can make a
  • What is the 129 Fitness Challenge (7/31/2016) - My friend Alan suggested that we have a fitness challenge to raise awareness for addiction and overdose. He knows of my personal experience losing Amber. I loved his idea and was very excited that my trainer and friend Laurie was on board to help with this challenge. 129aDay.org was also
  • Addiction Policy Forum One Year Anniversary (7/28/2016) - The Addiction Policy Forum launched the 129aDay project in March. They are celebrating their one year anniversary and have worked hard to accomplish their missions.  129aDay is colaborating with us on the 129 Fitness Challenge. I personally believe in their mission and I am sure you do also. I thought
  • 129 Fitness Yoga Special Event (7/27/2016) - I am so excited to announce that a friend of mine,who was my first Yoga instructor will be dedicating her final outside Yoga on August 13th outside of Whitehall Pool at 9:00 AM.  During the summer months Ashely brings her Yoga talents to the park to lead wonderful sessions to
  • 129 Fitness Challenge – Challenge Yourself (7/26/2016) - The 129 Fitness Challenge is a challenge to get active and focus on fitness. Fitness is proven to help with recovery from addiction and grief among other things. I have used fitness to cope with the grief of losing my niece Amber. Addiction is a disease that does NOT discrimate.
  • Squats for Addiction (7/23/2016) - My friend Alan is one of my big inspirations at the gym and in person. He is the person who suggested a challenge to help raise awareness to addiction and accidental overdose. I loved his idea and together we have a wonderful fitness challenge that will begin on August 1
  • 129 A Day (7/21/2016) - On June 4, 2015 my family received a devastating phone call. My niece Amber lost her battle to addiction and suffered an accidental overdose. I will never forget the heart ripping feeling when I received word. I was at work in a meeting when my phone went off, I looked