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A Place for Everyone

A Place for Everyone

Our commitment to inclusion, equity and diversity across our communities

Life Time members and team members are from many diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. We embrace our commitment to recognize, elevate and empower women and the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities to ensure all are equally heard, accepted, respected, supported and valued to fully participate.


The Life Time Inclusion Council

A Place for Everyone

Inclusion Council Leadership

Inclusion Council Leadership

David Pettrone Swalve
Senior Vice President, Workforce Inclusion & Learning Development

Hear from the chair of the Inclusion Council as he discusses the Council’s guiding principles. You’ll also learn how it operates through support, feedback and accountability while helping to continually renew the Life Time community.

David PS from Life Time Careers on Vimeo.

The Council's Guiding Principles

The Council's Guiding Principles

Our four guiding principles are supported and driven by 12 subcommittees focused on a range of topics, including learning and development, community relations, member engagement and more.

  • Support a Culture of Inclusion

    Creating safe and respectful spaces so everyone is encouraged to participate.
  • Mentor and Coach

    Providing company-wide education, learning and development opportunities.
  • Expand the Life Time Community

    Building strategic relationships that create impact across social and economic barriers.
  • Close the Gap

    Assessing and revising our recruiting and casting practices.

Inclusion in Action

Inclusion in Action

The Inclusion Council is working from the ground up within Life Time to build pace and prove transparency along the way. Expect continual updates on inclusion at Life Time, as we remain accountable to our members and team members for these efforts.



National Hispanic Heritage Month

Join us as we welcome, listen and amplify the diverse voices, stories, recipes, music, histories — and even family traditions — being shared by our extraordinary community of Hispanic and Latino members and team members.

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Cultural Events & Celebrations

Cultural Events & Celebrations

Our company calendar provides an opportunity to understand more about our diverse community of members and team members and create more meaningful connections among all of us. It also highlights our Life Time priorities in movement, nutrition, mindset and community.

  • OCT 2

    World Teachers’ Day

    This day recognizes the impact teachers have on education, society and the lives of their students.

    Gandhi Jayanti

    National holiday in India celebrating the life and contributions of Mahatma Gandhi on his birthday.

  • OCT 4

    Yom Kippur

    (October 4–5) Jewish holiday of atonement honored by fasting and ceremonial repentance from sundown to sundown.

  • OCT 6

    National German-American Day

    Celebrating the German heritage of millions of Americans and commemorating the founding of Germantown, Penn., in 1683.

  • OCT 10

    Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    Although it’s federally recognized as Columbus Day, many cities have shifted to observing Indigenous Peoples’ Day to honor the history and culture of those affected by colonization.

    Canadian Thanksgiving

    A day to give thanks for a good harvest and be grateful for family, friends and good fortune.

  • OCT 11

    National Coming Out Day

    Recognizing the 1987 march for equality, this is a celebration for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or asexual people and their allies.

  • OCT 24


    (October 24–28) Hindu, Jain and Sikh ýve-day festival of light celebrating new beginnings and triumph over evil.

  • OCT 27

    National Mentoring Day

    Recognizing and promoting the beneýts of mentorship and celebrating those who have supported others as mentors.

  • OCT 31

    All Hallows’ Eve (Halloween)

    Celebration in a number of Christian countries beginning the observance of Allhallowtide, a time to remember saints, martyrs and the departed.

  • Entire Month of October

    LGBT History Month

    Started in 1994, October recognizes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history of the gay-rights movement.

    National DisabilIty Employment Awareness Month

    National Disability Employment Awareness Month was launched in 1945 as a weeklong awareness event drawing attention to employment barriers that still need to be addressed.

    Women’s History Month (Canada)

    Commemorating, encouraging and celebrating the vital roles of women in American history.

    Mental Health Awareness Month (Canada)

    Raising awareness of mental- and behavioral-health issues to help normalize and reduce the stigma.



  • NOV 1

    All Saints’ Day

    Christian holiday commemorating all Christian saints.

    Día de los Muertos

    (November 1–2) A two-day Mexican celebration of connection, remembrance and love for lost relatives, ancestors and loved ones.

  • NOV 11

    Remembrance Day (Canada)

    A day of honor and remembrance for those who have served and continue serving Canada during times of conflict and peace.

    Veterans Day

    United States federal holiday honoring military veterans. Also known as Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, commemorating the end of World War I in 1918.

  • NOV 20

    Transgender Day of Remembrance

    Holiday to honor those killed as a result of transphobia and raise awareness of continued violence in the transgender community.

  • NOV 24


    United States holiday dedicated to giving thanks for the blessings of harvest and of the previous year.

  • NOV 25

    Native American Heritage Day

    United States holiday signed into law in 2008 to honor Native Americans through appropriate ceremonies and activities.

  • NOV 27


    (November 27–December 24) Christian season of celebration preparing for the birth of Jesus Christ.

  • NOV 29

    Giving Tuesday

    An international day of charitable giving that kicks off the holiday season with a goal of transforming communities and the world.

  • Entire Month of November

    National Diabetes Month

    Dedicated month where communities team up to bring attention to taking care of those who have diabetes.


    Annual monthly event raising awareness of serious men’s health issues, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health.



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Additional Inclusion Resources

Additional Inclusion Resources

Enjoy our collection of articles, interviews, podcasts, and more resources on topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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