HINGHAM AND NORWELL, MA… The best way to predict how well someone will manage their diabetes is by how much support they get from family, friends and their local community.
Type One is building that supportive community.
The first athletic center to focus on type 1 diabetes wellness, Type One Fitness, is now under construction at 386 Washington Street, Route 53, Norwell, MA. Individuals and families living with diabetes and the local community will be attracted to the center for its credentialed fitness trainers, nutritionists and state of the art exercise equipment and studios.
Type One is committed to expanding and enhancing support for the many families and individuals living with diabetes throughout the South Shore. The new 11,000+ square foot first-class wellness facility will be occupied by Type One Fitness (6,000+ square feet) with plans to include services such as massage therapy, Pilates, physical therapy, etc. to complement the facility.
About 1 in 500 people in the U.S. are living with type 1 diabetes. Less than one-third of people with type 1 diabetes in the U.S. are achieving target blood glucose control levels. Better fitness, better nutrition, and better support can change that.
Type One Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Hingham, MA is dedicated to providing essential funding for research for a cure for type 1 diabetes while also helping to ensure that those living with the disease have the support and resources they need to survive, strive and achieve their dreams. They are launching Type One Fitness to provide a higher-level fitness and personal training experience where clients and members can achieve long-term lifestyle changes through exercise and nutrition, and where all-around well-being is enhanced through unique features, services, and amenities.
Type One Fitness will provide a fully integrated health program for type 1 diabetes patients and the general public. The center offers a place for real time conversation and education for those living with type 1 diabetes. A place that improves the lives of others in the community by offering support not only for individuals with diabetes, but also for parents and caregivers, partners, siblings and friends as well. Outside of a medical facility, there is currently no facility that welcomes and merges a comprehensive type 1 diabetes connection with the general public. Type One Fitness does just that while enabling those affected by the disease to obtain any non-medical support that they need.
“There has been a significant increase in new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes among youth and adults in the U.S.,” explained Paul Foti, co-founder of Type One. “This is extremely concerning. Living with type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune disease, is a lifelong challenge. As a community, we must do all that we can through awareness, education, and support.”
Type One Fitness will provide clients and members with a daily program of exercise and a healthy approach that perfectly suits their lifestyles and needs. Along with Certified Personal Trainers, Nutritionists, and Life Coaches, the facility will be equipped with the latest technology, media, cardiovascular equipment, ellipticals, bikes, rowers, treadmills, strength training, free weights and functional and flexibility machines.
Type One Fitness will provide a place where the type 1 diabetes community can find support for the autoimmune disease and end the stigma of what type 1 diabetes is and who it affects through education and awareness programming.
Type One Fitness is the brainchild of Foti and Type One co-founder Tyson Sunnerberg, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 21 years old and knows firsthand that the right resources and support make all the difference in the world when it comes to managing this disease. Five years ago, at the age of five, Sunnerberg’s daughter Elyse was also diagnosed with type 1, which intensified his drive toward a cure, and provided a firsthand understanding of the constant challenges the entire family faces when living with an individual with type 1 diabetes.
Foti continued, “Type One Fitness is committed to building a culture of good health, well-being and inclusion for youth and families, as well as to provide health and human services for its members and their families.”
Construction is being handled by Callahan/Hoffman Company, Inc. of Norwell, MA.
A capital campaign for the build-out is underway.
To learn more about and support Type One Fitness, visit the website at https://typeonefitness.org
About Type One, Inc.
Type One, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, recognizes a world free of type 1 diabetes and is dedicated to that future by raising public awareness and funds toward a cure through research. Type One was founded in 2012 by a group of South Shore residents to support their friend Tyson Sunnerberg, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, when he was 21 years old. On November 25, 2012, the first ever Renegade Run Obstacle Course Race was held raising awareness and funds toward a cure. Type One, Inc. is headquartered in Hingham, MA. Visit: https://typeonerenegaderun.com