Company Timeline

Company Timeline


Company Timeline
  • 1992
    Life Time Fitness founded by Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and President Bahram Akradi.
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    First 27,000-square-foot club opened in Brooklyn Park, Minn.
  • 1994
    First 65,000-square-foot club built and opened in Eagan, Minn.

  • First LifeSpa opens, business evolves into full service salon with hair, nails, skin and massage services.
  • 1996
    Life Time launches Life Time Construction, its in-house construction company.
  • 1999
    First out of state club opens in Troy, Mich.
  • 2000
    Experience Life magazine debuts to engage members with content to inspire healthy living.

  • Life Time expands its offerings to include proprietary line of nutritional products and supplements.
  • 2001
    Life Time Athletic Events is created as a division of Life Time Fitness, Inc.
  • 2003
    Life Time launches a portfolio of health seminars, assessments and innovative partnerships with health insurance companies to build the Healthy Way of Life mission to corporate America.
  • 2004
    Life Time completes initial public offering with the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Life Time opens club #50 with the opening of Life Time Target Center. 

  • Life Time acquires Northwest health clubs, expanding its reach in the Twin Cities.
  • 2008
    Expanded personal training approach to include both large and small group offerings.
  • 2010
    Life Time bolsters athletic event offerings with acquisitions of the Chicago Spring Half Marathon, Leadville Race Series and Chicago Turkey Trot.  

  • Life Time Foundation launches its first partnership with Minnetonka Public Schools and Deephaven Elementary in Minnetonka, Minn. The Foundation has grown to serve more than 540 schools serving 310,000 students 44 million health meals in the 2018-2019 school year alone.  
  • 2011
  • Life Time exceeds $1 billion in revenue.
  • 2012

  • Life Time Kids expands child center services with the introduction of Kids Academy, a skills-based and robust offering for families with young children that includes tumbling, Spanish immersion, music, homework help and more.

  • Life Time opens its first international club in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

  • Life Time celebrates its 100th grand opening with Life Time Atlanta in Sandy Springs, Ga.
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  • Life Time’s LifeCafe introduces “If it’s Here It’s Healthy” menu featuring all-natural foods and products free of trans fats, bleached flours, artificial flavors, colors, preservatives and sweeteners.
  • 2013
    Life Time launches inaugural January 1 Commitment Day, a simultaneous nationwide 5K to encourage Americans to commit to a healthy way of life 365 days a year.
  • 2014
    Life Time opens first California athletic resort in Laguna Niguel. 
  • 2015
    Life Time announces completion of its acquisition by majority owners TPG and Leonard Green; returns to operation as a private company.
  • 2016
    Life Time opens first club in Manhattan, Life Time at Sky. 
  • 2017
    Life Time celebrates 25th anniversary on July 15, 2017 and embarks on fastest growth in company history. 
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  • Life Time drops Fitness from company name, becomes Life Time, Inc.
  • 2018
    Life Time Work, Life Time’s new premium co-working space, opened its first destination at Life Time Ardmore in Pa. 

  • Life Time acquires the Dirty Kanza, the world’s premier gravel bike race in Emporia, Kan.
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  • Life Time opens Life Time Sport at the Minnesota Vikings former practice facility, Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minn.
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  • Life Time opens first standalone swim school: Life Time Swim, in Maple Grove, Minn.
  • 2019
    Life Time pilots Life Time Mind for team members, which integrates Life Time’s Healthy Way of Life philosophy through MindCoaches, highly experienced, licensed professionals , which help synch the body and the mind to unlock your power and potential. 

  • Life Time breaking ground on first Life Time Living development in Henderson, Nev. outside of Las Vegas. 
  • 2020
    First healthy way of life village, which includes a Life Time athletic resort, Life Time Work and Life Time Living, projected for completion in Dallas Midtown, Texas. 

  • Life Time to open second Manhattan athletic resort location at 1 Wall Street in New York, N.Y.

  • Life Time projected to surpass 45,000 team members.