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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.



How We're Building Momentum

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The Life Time Inclusion Council

The Life Time Inclusion Council

Change starts from within

Life Time team members and leaders are purpose-driven and action-oriented — and that means integrating inclusion as a core value within every level of the company. We achieve this company-wide extension through the work of the Inclusion Council, which began in 2018 and is supported and actualized through more than 300 inclusion ambassadors at 150+ club locations across the U.S. and Canada.

A Place for Everyone

“We are better and stronger because of our differences. We are all equally important and valuable, and all should be empowered with the same rights and opportunities. Let’s make the challenges we have faced the foundation for a newfound commitment to move forward, and once and for all, truly love, respect, care for and treat everyone in our society equally.”

Bahram Akradi, Chairman, CEO and Founder of Life Time

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.


How to Be an Ally to the LGBTQIA+ Communities

June is LGBT Pride Month. Learn what you can do to support, uplift, and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community every day.

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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.

  • July 1

    Canada Day

    Federal holiday celebrating the anniversary of the Canadian confederation on July 1, 1867 where the three separate colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick were united.


  • July 4

    Independence Day*

    U.S. federal holiday honoring the signing of the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776.

  • July 11

    World Population Day

    International day established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program. Observed annually to raise awareness of global population issues.


  • July 18

    Nelson Mandela International Day

    Annual International day in honor of Nelson Mandela on his birthday to celebrate the idea that every individual has the power to change the world.

  • July 19

    Eid al-Adha

    Islamic holiday celebrated worldwide to honor the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of obedience to God.

  • July 23

    Pioneer Day

    Official holiday celebrated in Utah and some surrounding states to commemorate the entry of Brigham Young and the first group of Mormon Pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley.

  • July 26

    Disability Independence Day

    The anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990, providing protection against discrimination for people with disabilities.

  • July 30

    International Friendship Day

    Declared in 2011 by the United Nations to celebrate the idea that friendship can instill peace and build bridges between communities.


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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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For more information about diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at Life Time or to submit a related question or idea, please contact the Inclusion Council below.

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