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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.



A Time for Traditions: 7 Life Time Team Members Share Their Favorite Holiday Rituals

Discover a few of the activities and pastimes that make the holidays memorable year after year for our 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.

  • December 1

    World AIDS Day

    A day of remembrance for those who have died of AIDS and a renewed commitment to those affected by the epidemic.

  • December 2

    International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

    Day adopted by the United Nations to focus on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery such as trafficking, sexual exploitation and child labor.

  • December 3

    International Day of People With Disabilities

    A day to raise awareness of people with disabilities and renew a commitment to providing equal opportunity.

  • December 10

    International Human Rights Day

    Established in 1948 by the United Nations to commemorate the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • December 21

    Winter Solstice

    Pagan and Wiccan celebration of the shortest day of the year, focusing on new beginnings as the sun reaches its highest point.

  • December 25

    Christmas Day*

    Christian celebration associated with the birth of Jesus Christ.

  • December 26

    Boxing Day 

    Secular holiday celebrated in the U.K., Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and South Africa.


    (December 26–January 1) African-American and Pan-African holiday celebrating universal African-American heritage started in 1966 by Maulana Karenga.

  • December 31

    New Year’s Eve

    Holiday to review the past year, make confessions and prepare for the year ahead.

  • Entire Month of December

    Universal Human Rights Month

    Annual global observance encouraging people to come together and stand for equality, justice and respect for all humans.



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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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