Lipedema fitness meet up & feet up

Saratoga Springs, NY 10/3/15 (9am - 5pm) Our First Meet Up was great, we look forward to hosting others in the future.

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Lipedema Fitness was created first as a blog (, then a facebook support group ( and finally this webpage.  It was set up for those suffering with lipedema and deciding to take their fitness ...and health into their own hands. It is for sharing what works for us and what doesn't. We are not doctors. We are fellow lipedema patients fighting for our health. Join us on our journey to better fitness and a healthier life.

FDRS Conference Presentation video

The video coach/hubby bob and I gave at the conference can be seen on Youtube...

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2019 Power Symposium

March 20-23, 2019 in New Orleans. I was honored to have been on the Juzo Panel of Advocates at this informative conference.

bob cornute

Patricia Cornute – Pattie was diagnosed with Lipedema in 2007 and began taking her life back a little over four years ago when she stopped listening to "nothing she could do", and started training with her husband Bob in CrossFit. As a way to reach others like her, Pattie started a blog and Facebook Support group called Lipedema Fitness. With more than 1000 members, the support group is there to help spread awareness, and to facilitate members supporting each other in the efforts they make to keep living with Lipedema. She created the Lipedema Fitness webpage in hopes of reaching as many people as possible, and created the first Lipedema Triathlon, with support from her local chapter of the YMCA to take place this June during Lipedema Awareness Month.

Robert Cornute – Robert (Bob) has several names, Sensei Robert Cornute (4th dan in Kyokushin Karate, and MMA fight team coach), CrossFit Trainer, Father (to daughter Noelle), and more recently Coach/Hubby to the Lipedema Fitness Facebook support group. Bob has been involved in the martial arts for as long as he can remember, and began with CrossFit back in 2000, around the same time that he earned his 1st degree Karate black belt. One of the fundamentals of his training with CrossFit, and years of being a Teacher of Karate, is the ability to scale the movements for any ability level. That modification skill that Bob honed over the years would prove invaluable in working with his wife Pattie after her diagnosis with Lipedema.

Many thanks to our family and friends, without whom we would be lost.

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Pattie Cornute

The Saratoga Springs, NY YMCA has agreed to host our 4th Annual Triathlon at their location on 6/29/19 - we are so thankful!