The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) of America designed a unique avenue where fitness and advocacy meet. Driven by the desire to defeat cancer, LLS’ Team in Training (TNT) program serves as an opportunity to make a difference while getting in shape. Trainees pledge to fundraise via charitable walks, runs, hikes and triathlons.

TNT boasts an impressive roster of accomplishments, including raising more than $1.2 billion to fund cancer research and training 500,000 athletes to compete for the cause. Individuals function within a sizable network of certified coaches and fellow TNT teammates. In conjunction with various group activities, trainees receive a personal website to facilitate additional fundraising online.

For those with rigid schedules, TNT offers a “flex” training option. Teammates can communicate their progress over the web, conference calls and meetings prior to their slated weekend workouts.  These activities serve as the cornerstone of TNT’s training program, as seen in the video below.

To further assist the training process, TNT recently translated fitness-for-charity into a free iPhone application. Team4Cures caters to beginner bikers, swimmers, hikers and runners. The app, entitled Team4Cures, enables the user to set measurable fitness goals and note their progress by tracking weekly workouts. Past goals and workouts are also archived. The app maps these accomplishments into a weekly “journey,” which provides a clear and comprehensive visual of percent completion.

The app also allows users to sign in via Facebook, and links directly to the TNT blog. Another unique touch: an inspirational quote is given to the app user each day for added motivation.

Together, you and your team can train to beat cancer. Visit the TNT homepage for more information on how to get started today.

*Feature photo source: Team in Training homepage
*Photo source: Team4Cures page

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