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Life Time Expands Chicagoland Presence With $42 Million Northbrook Club Opening; Convention-Busting Experience Life Magazine Expands National and Local Acclaim
Posted: November 27, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyNORTHBROOK, IL and CHANHASSEN, MN - Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand, is set to open its newest luxury athletic club in Chicagoland in more than ten years. The new 86,000-square-foot club employs nearly 300 team members and is the company's tenth location in the Chicago market and one of four additional Life Time destinations planned, including Oakbrook, Lake Zurich and at One Chicago Square respectively. And, on the heels of receiving four awards at FOLIO: in October, Experience Life, the whole-life health and fitness magazine, was awarded top honors in six categories at the Minnesota Media and Publishing Association (MMPA) Excellence Awards, which celebrates exceptional media and publishing work in the upper Midwest. Read More...

Life Time Transforming Retail Landscape with First, Shopping Center-Based Athletic Lifestyle Resort
Posted: October 11, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - When Life Time Athletic Oklahoma City opens its doors at Quail Springs Mall, the former Macy's site will become the first of many Life Time athletic lifestyle resorts at regional shopping centers across the country, changing the retail landscape for years to come. Read More...

Life Time Set to Launch Life Time Sport at Historic Winter Park This Fall
Posted: September 5, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - Life Time is set to launch an all-new concept, Life Time Sport, at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Following a pilot in Lakeville, Life Time Sport will officially kick-off at the former Minnesota Vikings practice facility once modest renovations are complete later this fall. In the interim, Life Time will offer outdoor play and limited access events in September. A Wait List has been established for interested families, and details of the Winter Park lease for the interim use of the facility have not yet been disclosed. Read More...

Life Time Teams Up With Peerfit to Expand Health Wellness Network
Posted: June 26, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyTAMPA, FL - Peerfit, a digital platform that makes it easy for employers, insurance carriers, and brokers to offer fitness classes to their clients and employees announced they are teaming up with Life Time, the nation's only Healthy Way of Life brand which operates more than 138 premiere lifestyle resorts in the U.S. and Canada. Peerfit users in the greater Kansas City area will now have access to Life Time facilities through their employer sponsored wellness benefit. Additional Life Time locations will be added to the nationwide Peerfit network throughout 2018. Read More...

Greater Boston Health Boom Continues as Life Time Brings Fourth Massive Athletic Resort to the Market with Burlington Opening
Posted: May 8, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyBURLINGTON, MA - Life Time, the nation's only Healthy Way of Life brand, continues its quest to improve the health of the Greater Boston community with the Grand Opening celebration of Life Time Athletic Burlington. The massive, resort-like development will open for workouts to all members on Friday, May 11, at 4:00 AM. Read More...

Life Time Disrupts Shared Workspace Industry With Opening of Category Redefining Life Time Work
Posted: April 26, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyPHILADELPHIA, PA - In a company first, Life Time, the nation's only Healthy Way of Life brand, is adding shared workspaces to its booming luxury health and wellness destinations and experiences with the introduction of Life Time Work. With elegant workspaces thoughtfully designed for a variety of needs and appointments that promote comfort, collaboration and productivity, Life Time Work is located within the new Life Time Athletic Ardmore destination at Suburban Square. Read More...

Luxury Athletic Destination Life Time Expands into Pacific Northwest
Posted: April 13, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanySEATTLE, WA - In a company first, Life Time, the nation's only Healthy Way of Life brand, has brought its luxury health and wellness experience to the Seattle market with the opening of Life Time Athletic Bellevue. Representing the ultimate in healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment offerings, the new destination will deliver unmatched amenities to those who have been seeking a destination well-beyond a traditional club or gym, a 'quickie' workout or a variety-lacking boutique. Read More...

Tempe School District Receives $180,000 Grant To Bring Healthy School Meals To Students
Posted: April 9, 2018 in Chains

Life Time FoundationTEMPE, AZ - Nearly 11,500 students in the Tempe Elementary School District will benefit from a recent $180,000 grant to help all students receive fresh, scratch-cooked, healthy meals at school by transforming school food operations in Tempe. The three-year grant, part of the School Food Support Initiative (SFSI), is funded by the Life Time Foundation and in partnership with the Chef Ann Foundation and Whole Kids Foundation. It will provide the Tempe Elementary School District with direct support from Chefs Ann Cooper and Beth Collins, as well as fellow school food service experts, to ensure all ingredients offered on Tempe's school menu are of the highest quality standards. Read More...

St. Jude, Life Time To Host 3rd Annual Ride For A Reason Event At Life Time Destinations Nationwide On Saturday, March 3
Posted: February 23, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHANHASSEN, MN - As part of ongoing efforts by St. Jude and Life Time to help kids get healthy, more than 100 Life Time destinations across the country will host the third annual Ride for a Reason event on Saturday, March 3. The four-hour cycling relay will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Life Time Foundation. This year more than 7,000 participants and 1,200 teams are expected to participate with a fundraising goal of $1 million. Read More...

Life Time Expands in Colorado With Grand Opening Celebration of Life Time Athletic Flatirons
Posted: February 1, 2018 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyBROOMFIELD, CO - Life Time, the nation's only Healthy Way of Life brand, has bringing its fifth destination to Colorado with the opening of Life Time Athletic Flatirons, located in Broomfield, Colorado. An evening grand opening celebration to showcase the new space with tours, fitness demonstrations, food and kids entertainment was held on Wednesday, January 31st from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The club opened for workouts to all members at 4:00 AM on Thursday, February 1st. Read More...

Tennis Industry Magazine Names 2017 “Champions of Tennis” Awards
Posted: December 18, 2017 in Suppliers

Tennis Industry AssociationNEW YORK, N.Y. - Ajay Pant, National Tennis Director for Life Time, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2017 by Tennis Industry Magazine in the publication’s January 2018 issue. Pant led off the magazine’s 17th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. In addition to its Person of the Year, Tennis Industry also named winners in 23 other categories for its 2017 Champions of Tennis Awards. Read More...

Life Time’s Largest Athletic Lifestyle Resort Welcomes Musician, Yogi and Humanitarian Michael Franti for Opening Weekend Celebration in South Charlotte
Posted: December 17, 2017 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyCHARLOTTE, N.C. - Life Time Athletic celebrated the grand opening of its new destination in Charlotte, North Carolina on Thursday, December 14. On the following Saturday morning, Michael Franti, musician, filmmaker, yogi and humanitarian, led a once-in-a-lifetime yoga class for nearly 60 members. Following the special class with yoga and music, presented by DanoneWave, Mr. Franti and Life Time, through its Member Advantage program, surprised one of the new Life Time members with an all-expenses-paid trip to Soulshine Bali, his oasis of yoga, soul and rock and roll in Bali. Read More...

NASM and AFAA Co-sponsored The Women’s Health Summit: It Starts with the Brain
Posted: November 29, 2017 in Suppliers

NASMCHANDLER, AZ - As a world leader in fitness education and certification solutions, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) reaffirmed their commitment by partnering with the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM) in an effort to change the future of all minds. This summit, focusing on women’s health, was presented by WAM and LIFETIME, and hosted by Maria Shriver on November 1 at the Hearst Tower in New York City. Read More...

Life Time Athletic Set to Open in Nashville with New Location in Franklin
Posted: November 13, 2017 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyFRANKLIN, TN - Life Time, the nation's only Healthy Way of Life brand, announces the grand opening of Life Time Athletic Franklin, the company's first Nashville-area athletic resort and second Life Time in Tennessee. A special celebration and ribbon cutting took place at 6:00PM on Thursday, November 9. Subsequently, the club officially opened to First Founder's Members at 4:00AM on Friday, November 10 and all members at 4:00AM on Monday, November 13. Read More...

Life Time Celebrates Grand Opening of Houston’s Premier Tennis and Athletic Club
Posted: October 12, 2017 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyHOUSTON, TX and CHANHASSEN, MN - Life Time, the Healthy Way of Life brand, announced the grand opening of Life Time Tennis and Athletic Galleria. Formerly Galleria Tennis & Athletic Club, Life Time began operating the destination in April 2017. The luxuriously renovated club features nine indoor courts with the most sought-after tennis pros and most innovative programming in the country. Read More...

Spartan and Life Time Transform Gritty Race Experience into New Intense Group Fitness Class: Spartan Strong
Posted: August 9, 2017 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyBOSTON, MA - Inspired by Spartan's world-renowned obstacle race events, where competitors face fire, mud and barbed wire, Spartan Strong, a new, intense group fitness class is debuting exclusively at Life Time destinations. Created by Spartan and Life Time, Spartan Strong focuses on studio-based exercises that challenge the body and mind, helping individuals conquer life's everyday challenges. More than 100 of Life Time's premium athletic resort destinations across the country will offer the class, rolling out now throughout 2018. Read More...

Life Time Tri Series Launches New York City Championship Event
Posted: July 10, 2017 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyLOUISVILLE, CO - Continuing its commitment to grow the sport of triathlon, the Life Time Tri Series, produced by Life Time, Healthy Way of Life, introduces new athlete-friendly innovations and format changes to make the sport simpler, more accessible and more exciting for new and veteran athletes. Among the pioneering changes to the eight-race Life Time Tri Series will be the inaugural Life Time Tri New York City Championship, which will be held at the 2018 2XU New York City Triathlon. Read More...

Veterans Empowered at Wounded Warrior Project Fitness Program in Atlanta
Posted: June 21, 2017 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyATLANTA, GA - Life Time Athletic recently opened its doors to injured veterans taking part in a Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Physical Health and Wellness coaching program in Atlanta. As they spent three days exploring exercise, nutrition and lifestyle goals, warriors reaped the benefits of getting out of the house and connecting with fellow service members. Read More...

Rapid Life Time Expansion Continues in Philadelphia with King of Prussia Opening
Posted: June 8, 2017 in Chains

Life Time  - The Healthy Way Of Life CompanyPHILADELPHIA, PA - Life Time, Healthy Way of Life lifestyle company and brand, is marking its third Philadelphia-area opening in 2017 at Life Time Athletic King of Prussia. The nearly 200,000-square-foot Life Time Athletic King of Prussia destination features everything members of any age could dream of in the areas of healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment. Highlights of the three-story, 135,000-square-foot building include an indoor aquatic center, two basketball courts, four squash courts with a viewing and bar area and a third-floor Alpha functional and strength training space and outdoor deck area. In addition to the building, the 63,000-square-foot outdoor aquatic oasis features leisure, lap and whirlpools, water slides, an outdoor bistro, lounge seating and full resort experience. Read More...

Second Annual Ride For A Reason Raises More Than $750,000 For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital And Life Time Foundation
Posted: June 6, 2017 in Chains

Life Time FoundationCHANHASSEN, MN - Ride for a Reason, the indoor cycling movement to help find a cure for childhood cancer and improve children's nutrition, has raised more than $750,000 during the second annual event hosted at more than 100 Life Time destinations across the country. Fundraising for the event remained open through May 22, allowing participants additional time to raise funds for two charity partners, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Life Time Foundation. Read More...

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