Life Time Fitness Corporate Charity Challenge Inspires Healthy Competition and Generates Charitable Contributions

100% of Entry Fees Support Participating Team Charities;

Team with Best Overall Performance Wins Champion’s Pool for Designated Charity

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 9:49 am CDT

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CHANHASSEN, Minn.

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"We are excited once again to host this important charitable division as part of our larger triathlon event and deeply appreciative of all the organizations that have committed their involvement and support."

CHANHASSEN, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Life Time Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: LTM) today announced the organizations participating in its third annual Triathlon Corporate Charity Challenge.

A division within the 2009 Life Time Fitness Triathlon, set for Saturday, July 11, in Minneapolis, the Corporate Charity Challenge was established to promote a healthy and active way of life among local and national companies, and to deliver much needed financial support to non-profit organizations.

Of the $1,500 event entry fee, $1,000 is donated directly to the participating company’s designated charity via the Life Time Fitness Foundation. The remaining $500 from each team’s entry fee establishes a “Champions Pool,” which will be awarded to the designated charity of the team with the best overall performance.

Corporate Charity Challenge participants compete as relay teams on the Life Time Fitness Triathlon professional course, which begins and ends at Minneapolis' Lake Nokomis and includes a 1.5K (0.9 miles) swim, 40K (24.8 miles) bike and 10K (6.2 miles) run.

A total of 23 teams are taking part in this year’s Corporate Charity Challenge, including:

  • Allegiance
  • Bowne
  • Deloitte (2 teams)
  • Faegre & Benson
  • Foley & Mansfield
  • Gear West
  • Health EZ
  • Kennedy & Graven
  • Life Time Fitness (2 teams)
  • Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • New Leaf
  • Octane Fitness
  • Periscope
  • Polar
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • RBA Consulting
  • Spectra Images
  • Starkey Labs (2 teams)
  • Workday

In 2008, Long Lake, Minnesota-based Gear West fielded a team that achieved the top overall Corporate Charity Challenge time securing the additional purse for their designated charity.

“The Corporate Charity Challenge represents a powerful opportunity for the business community to lead by example - both in showcasing their dedication and commitment to lead healthy and active ways of life, and in providing support to many fine charitable organizations in need of funding,” said Cheryl Anderson, Life Time Fitness Foundation Administrator. “We are excited once again to host this important charitable division as part of our larger triathlon event and deeply appreciative of all the organizations that have committed their involvement and support.”

The 2009 Life Time Fitness Triathlon will play host to nearly 3,000 participants, including more than 35 of the World’s top professional triathletes, who will compete for a share of the event’s $92,000 prize purse.

The Life Time Fitness Triathlon is a part of the Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series Race to the Toyota Cup, which offers an overall prize purse of $390,000 this year. For more information or to register, please visit www.ltftriathlon.com.

2009 Life Time Fitness Triathlon Sponsors

Life Time Fitness is proud to recognize the 2009 Life Time Fitness Triathlon sponsors:

  • Hormel Natural Choice Products
  • Toyota
  • Edge Infused
  • TYR Sport
  • Triathlete Magazine
  • Active.com
  • MGD 64
  • Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
  • All-Sport
  • Colgate Palmolive Company
  • Twin Cities Orthopedic
  • Avis Rent A Car
  • Budget Rent A Car
  • Faegre & Benson LLP
  • RE/MAX
  • Gear West Bike and Triathlon
  • Mt. Borah
  • MBT The Anti-Shoe
  • Globe University/Minnesota School of Business
  • University of Phoenix
  • Clif Bar
  • Cub Foods
  • Erin Baker’s Baked Goods

About the Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series

The Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series was launched in 2006 and created the first-ever connection among four of the most prominent triathlon events in the United States. The Life Time Fitness Triathlon (ltftriathlon.com), held in Minneapolis, is produced by Life Time Fitness, Inc. The Chicago Triathlon (chicagotriathlon.com) is produced by Creative & Production Resources, Inc (CAPRI Events). The Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon (LATriathlon.com) is produced by Pacific Sports LLC. The Nautica New York City Triathlon (nyctri.com) is produced by Korff Enterprises. In 2007, the Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series was expanded to include a Championship event, the Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon Dallas. In 2008, the Series announced the Race to the Toyota Cup to award the top female and male triathletes in each of three separate divisions: Professional, Elite Amateur and Age Group at the Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon in Dallas. In total, the 2009 Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series offers $390,000 in cash prizes for the Professional Division.

2009 Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series Event Timeline

  • Life Time Fitness Triathlon (Minneapolis) – July 11
  • Nautica New York City Triathlon – July 26
  • Chicago Triathlon – August 30
  • Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon – October 4
  • Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon (Dallas) Championship Event – October 11

About the Life Time Fitness Foundation

The Life Time Fitness Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3), provides financial and in-kind support to non-profit organizations that support the health and well being of children and families, with particular emphasis on helping young people to maximize their potential.

About Life Time Fitness, Inc.

Life Time Fitness, Inc. (NYSE:LTM) operates distinctive and large, multi-use sports and athletic, professional fitness, family recreation and resort and spa centers. The Company also provides consumers with personal training consultation, full-service spas and cafes, corporate wellness programs, health and nutrition education, the healthy lifestyle magazine, Experience Life, athletic events and nutritional products. As of July 2, 2009, Life Time Fitness operated 84 centers in 19 states, including Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia. Life Time Fitness is headquartered in Chanhassen, Minnesota, and can be located on the Web at lifetimefitness.com. LIFE TIME FITNESS, LIFE TIME ATHLETIC, EXPERIENCE LIFE, and the LIFE TIME FITNESS TRIATHLON SERIES are trademarks of Life Time Fitness, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Life Time Fitness, Inc.
Jason Thunstrom, 952-229-7435
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Wipf, 952-229-7211
kwipf@lifetimefitness.com