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Kids Swim, Bike and Run Their Way to Healthier, More Active Lives

04/03/2013, 11:45am CDT
By Life Time Kids Tri

Life Time Kids Tri Series events to be held in eleven communities across the country in 2013.

CHANHASSEN, Minn. — At a time when the nation faces ever-rising obesity rates and a generation of children facing serious health consequences, Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life CompanySM (NYSE:LTM) announces the 2013 Life Time Kids Tri Series schedule. Young athletes will swim, bike and run in this 3-event race that not only promotes fitness but improves children's self confidence as they cross the finish line on their own.

Life Time Kids Tri events are designed for youth ages 7–14 with each young triathlete receiving his/her own race T-shirt, swim cap, race number and finisher medal. Events will be held in 11 locations throughout the summer months of 2013:

Life Time Kids Tri events offer two age brackets designed to challenge participants:

  • Junior distance (kids ages 7 to 10): Includes a 50-yard/meter swim, depending on pool length, a 2.5-mile bike and a 0.5-mile run.
  • Senior distance (kids ages 11 to 14): Features a 100-yard/meter swim, depending on pool length, a five-mile bike and one-mile run.

"Many of our members bring their children to Life Time every day where they spend time in swimming lessons or participating in activities that encourage them to get active and improve their self confidence," says Mary Kunz, brand manager for Life Time Kids Tri. "The Life Time Kids Tri Series allows for kids to expand the skills they’re learning in our clubs and get an early taste of races like triathalons as they continue developing a life-long passion for living a health way of life."

In an effort to raise awareness for what is in the food we eat, the Life Time Kids Tri Series has partnered with the Life Time Foundation as part of its "Healthy Kids, Healthy Planet" mission. Through an initiative designed to inspire healthier food and increased awareness in our nation’s schools, the Life Time Foundation is working hard to remove the "Unsavory Seven" ingredients in school lunch programs around the country. 100% of every dollar donated to the Life Time Foundation supports its missions. All registrants have the ability to make a donation to support healthier school lunch programs during registration online for any Kids Tri event.

Registration is now open for all Kids Tri events. For details about race locations, time or regulations, please visit www.ltkidstri.com.

About Life Time Fitness, Inc.
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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 uncompromising quality and value. As of April 3, 2013, the Company operated 105 centers under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETICsm brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information about Life Time centers, programs and services is available at lifetimefitness.com.

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