News & Events

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Meet Christy

Breast cancer is personal, yet it doesn’t have to be something you go through alone. – Firefly Sisterhood

If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer and live in Minnesota, Firefly Sisterhood exists for you. Their mission is to connect you with a woman who has been through what you’re going through, a Guide who can help light your path from diagnosis to healing.

Let me tell you a little about a local woman named Christy Lund.  I’ve known Christy for several years now because I am her mother’s personal trainer.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I asked Christy if I could share her story with you for a couple of reasons.  1.  She has lived through breast cancer and her story in an inspiration.  2.  She is now working for Firefly Sisterhood, the non-profit that I referenced above.

Without further ado,

Meet Christy – from her own words,

In January of 2014, at the age of 42, I received the shock of my life when my internist told me the results of a breast biopsy: I had breast cancer. What??? I had spent the past decade emphasizing clean eating, engaging in very regular exercise, and strengthening my emotional health.

Besides the shock of the diagnosis being nearly overwhelming, foremost in my mind was the question of how I would care for my then 17 month old daughter. I was raising my amazing Grace as a single mother by choice, not having had the right man in my life at a time when I knew I wanted to make my dream to become a mother come true.

Being a single mother is a unique challenge, but it had allowed me to work hard to create a very strong village to support our family. Once I was diagnosed with breast cancer, it didn’t take me long to learn even more ways to ask for help and to expand our growing village. And oh, what support we received!

Throughout my long and arduous treatment, I was very fortunate to be able to take advantage of many integrative practices, including acupuncture, massage, yoga, counseling, and mindfulness training. In addition, I was able to spend a great deal of time as I gained strength and energy engaging in various forms of exercise: walking; jogging; strength training; and more yoga.

I know, without a doubt, that I came through my recovery as well as I did as a result of being physically strong and active prior to my diagnosis, throughout my treatment, and beyond.

Ok, I’m back.  Isn’t her story an inspiration?  Listen, I know that many if not all of us know somebody that has been affected by breast cancer and before you exit this page I’m asking for your help.  I want you to do three things:

  1. Send this blog to anyone you know who can benefit from it.
  2. Visit Firefly Sisterhood to learn more about them.        ==> <==
  3. Take advantage of my 14 Day Fat Furnace Plan so you can lose weight and get fit AND I can donate 100% of the money you pay for the Plan to Firefly Sisterhood.

Below is the information about my 14 Day Fat Furnace Plan:

(I wrote this to my email list) 🙂

I need your help, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

This was something I was only doing with my clients and their friends… but so many people loved the idea that I decided to open this up to everyone on my email list.

Not sure if you know this or not, but October is breast cancer awareness month.

If you’re like me, then you may know someone who’s been affected by breast cancer.

Maybe it’s even very close to home for you like it did for one of my private clients.  Her daughter, Christy, a single mother of a just turned 3 year old was given a breast cancer diagnosis just over a year ago.  You can read Christy’s inspiring story above.

With October being the month to raise awareness, I thought we should do our part here at Altman Fitness to raise even more awareness!

So I came up with a plan to raise awareness and (more importantly) to raise money to help fund a local non-profit organization that Christy now works for called Firefly Sisterhood.

But I need your help…

During the month of October I’m offering our popular 14-Day Fat Furnace program for only $25 for to folks in our community. Normally this program costs $67, but I wanted to cut the price to less than half so more people can get on board and so we can help raise more money…

Yes! I’m donating 100% of the money we get from these 14-Day Fat Furnace Programs to the Firefly Sisterhood.  The Firefly Sisterhood is a local non-profit organization that pairs women who have had breast cancer to women who are recently diagnosed.  Firefly Sisterhood is located in St. Louis Park and all the money we raise stays local and helps women who live right here in our community.  To find out more about Firefly Sisterhood go here:

The special program is only for the month of October so this is the ONLY time where you’ll get my most popular program for only $25.

  • 14 days of workouts here at Altman Fitness for Fit Body Boot Camp or Power 45 (Low Impact).
  • A fat loss meal plan to help you lose even more fat.
  • And all the motivation and accountability you need to get it amazing shape.

All you have to do is reply to this email or call me at 612-454-6409 and let me know that you want to jump on board with this special “Breast Cancer Awareness” program and you’re in!

Now, I should warn you and let you know that this IS my most popular program and it fills up every time. And since I’ve cut the price for it so low, it’s going to fill up even faster.

So it’s first come, first serve.

Like I said, I’m donating 100% of the money you pay for the 14-Day Fat Furnace to the Firefly Sisterhood and they are LOCAL!

So together we’re doing something really awesome to help out such a great cause… plus you’ll get an amazing workout, you’ll get into shape, and you’ll feel way better because Altman Fitness workouts just do that to people 😉

You may even want to buy this program for a friend, neighbor or co-worker and bring them along to.

It’s a total win/win/win deal!

Pretty sweet, right?

By the way, you should tell all of your Facebook friends too by posting this up on your Facebook wall:

Altman Fitness is offering their popular 14-Day Fat Furnace workout program and eating plan for weight-loss for only $25 and they’re donating 100% of the money to Firefly Sisterhood, a local nonprofit that pairs women who have had breast cancer to women who are recently diagnosed for support.  I’m doing it! It’s an awesome workout, and a great cause to support considering it’s breast cancer awareness month.  You can reach Altman Fitness by emailing them at or call them at 612-454-6409

So be sure to get on board with the 14-Day Fat Furnace program now for only $25 and help us with this great cause.

Thank you for your help with this!  Together we can make a REAL difference for REAL women right here in our community,


P.S. Remember, you can call 612-454-6409 or reply to this email and let us know you’re ready and we’ll get you right in this week!

Pioneer Press featuring Jenny Flynn

Pioneer Press featuring Jenny Flynn


You may recognize this picture….. It was posted Sunday April 6th, 2014 in the St. Paul Pioneer press. Our very own Jen Flynn was featured in the “turning point” column of the Pioneer press.  To see the full article click here:

Pioneer Press Article Featuring our very own Jenny Flynn

As you know Jen has lost all of her 100+ lbs here at Altman Fitness and I couldn’t be more proud of her. She has overcome so many obstacles.  Utilizing the programs available: boot camp classes the 28 day nutrition program, and most recently our Master Mind program, setting specific goals and taking action steps is what has made this transformation a reality.

If you’re searching for a place to get fit and lose weight well then you have found it. I am so confident that myself and my team can get you to your fitness and fat loss goals that I have a 100% guarantee. Yes, that means if you don’t make your goal, I give you your money back!

What are you waiting for…. Like Jen says in the article…..take that next step, pick up your phone now and call 612-454-6409 to come in and see what we are about. Or email us at: and write in the subject line: I’m taking a step!

Even if you do not live near Edina, Minnesota we can still help you in a big way.  We work with people all over the United States and have solutions to not only get you started down the path, but more importantly to keep you going.  After all that’s what it’s all about right?

Come meet myself, Jay Altman, Jen and the rest of our trainers and let us help you get on the path toward success!

Take the first step today.  You will not regret that and you know it.

Committed to your success,