Life Time Foundation Corporate Charity Challenge Inspires Healthy Competition, Generates Charitable Contributions

CHANHASSEN, Minn.-( Business Wire )-

Life Time Fitness, Inc. (NYSE:LTM), The Healthy Way of Life Company, today announced the seventh annual Life Time Corporate Charity Challenge, in which relay teams will compete at the Life Time Minneapolis Triathlon to help raise money for charity.

A division of the Life Time Minneapolis Triathlon, which is set for Saturday, July 14, the Corporate Charity Challenge was established to promote a healthy and active way of life among local companies while delivering much needed financial support to non-profit organizations.

Of the $1,000 entry fee, one hundred percent is donated to charity as follows: $250 is donated to the participating company’s designated charity, $250 to the Life Time Foundation, and the remaining $500 from each team’s entry fee establishes a “Winners Pool”, which will be awarded to the designated charity of the top three performing teams.

Corporate Charity Challenge participants compete as relay teams on the Life Time Minneapolis Triathlon international distance course, which begins and ends at Minneapolis’ Lake Nokomis and includes a 1.5-kilometer (0.9-mile) swim, 40-kilometer (24.8-mile) bike and 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) run.

Each three-person team receives the following for taking part in the Corporate Charity Challenge:

  • VIP access pass for race day, including access to the VIP tent
  • Three-month Life Time membership
  • Limited edition triathlon apparel
  • Commemorative 2012 Life Time Minneapolis Triathlon poster
  • Expedited packet pick-up
  • Life Time nutritional products

“This challenge provides a great way for the Minneapolis business community to come together to deliver support for their favorite charities and experience a great team building event,” said James McGuire, Life Time Foundation director. “Our Corporate Charity Challenge is a great example of Life Time’s commitment to support its communities through the Life Time Foundation, whose mission is about inspiring healthy people and a healthy planet one mission at a time.”

A cap of 50 teams is allowed to compete in the 2012 Corporate Charity Challenge. To register for the Corporate Charity Challenge, visit www.mplstri.com.

About the Race to the Toyota Cup

Since 2006, the Race to the Toyota Cup has connected some of the most prominent international-distance triathlon events in the United States. Throughout the series, the world’s top professional triathletes battle for points and a chance to win the coveted Toyota Cup. In 2012, the Race to the Toyota Cup consists of seven events, including: the April 1 Nautica South Beach Triathlon (Miami); the May 28 Capital of Texas Triathlon (Austin); the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon June 24; the July 14 Life Time Tri Minneapolis ; the Life Time Tri Chicago August 26; the Herbalife Triathlon Los Angeles September 30; and the October 7 Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon (Dallas). For more information on the Race to the Toyota Cup visit www.racetothetoyotacup.com.

About Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. is the marketing, sales, distribution and customer service arm of Toyota, Lexus and Scion. Established in 1957, TMS markets products and services through a network of nearly 1,500 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers which sold more than 1.76 million vehicles in 2010. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyota.com or http://www.toyotanewsroom.com.

About Life Time Foundation

As the charitable giving component of Life Time, the Life Time Foundation is about inspiring healthy people and a healthy planet one mission at a time. Our current mission is improving children's nutrition - One School Lunch Program at a Time. We’re on a mission to ensure every child has a healthy start in life, beginning with proper nutrition and exercise. Unlike many other charitable organizations in which a portion of your donation is consumed by administrative costs, 100% of every dollar donated to the Life Time Foundation supports our missions. That's because all administrative costs are contributed by Life Time Fitness, Inc.

About Life Time Fitness, Inc.

As The Healthy Way of Life Company, Life Time Fitness (NYSE: LTM) helps organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their areas of interest — or discovering new passions — both inside and outside of Life Time’s distinctive and large sports, professional fitness, family recreation and spa destinations, most of which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Company’s healthy way of life approach enables customers to achieve this by providing the best programs, people and places of exceptional quality and value. As of April 12, 2012, the Company operated 98 centers under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC(SM) brands in the United States and Canada. Life Time also operated six additional acquired facilities, which are in transition to become Life Time centers. Experience Life Time on the web at lifetimefitness.com and facebook.com/lifetimefitness. Learn more about the Life Time Foundation and the Company’s work in the community at ltffoundation.org.

Life Time Fitness, Inc.Karen Jayne Leinberger, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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