Company Timeline

Company Timeline

Company Timeline
  • Chief Executive Officer1992
    Life Time (originally Life Time Fitness) founded by Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and President Bahram Akradi.
  • personal trainer engaged with class 
    First 27,000-square-foot club opened in Brooklyn Park, Minn.
  • outdoor photo of club1994
    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.
  • 1998
    Life Time launches Life Time Construction, its in-house construction company.
  • 1999
    First out of state club opens in Troy, Mich.
  • magazine cover with a woman holding a bike2000
    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.
  • seating area2004
    Life Time completes initial public offering with the New York Stock Exchange.
  • 2006
    Life Time assumes the operations of Northwest health clubs, expanding its reach in the Twin Cities.
  • personal trainer coaching a group class2008
    Expanded personal training approach to include both large and small group offerings.
  • athlete running outside2010
    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.  
  • Woman lifting weights2011
  • Life Time exceeds $1 billion in revenue.
  • kids running having fun2012

  • 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.
  • food in a bowl 

  • 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.
  • group of people running 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. 
  • three people exercising with kettle bells2015
    Life Time announces completion of its acquisition by majority owners TPG and Leonard Green; returns to operation as a private company.
  • picture of the front of the club2016
    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.
  • seating area2018
    Life Time Work, Life Time’s new premium co-working space, opened its first destination at Life Time Ardmore in Pa. 

  • Life Time acquires UNBOUND Gravel, the world’s premier gravel bike race in Emporia, Kan.
  • child swimming with swimming instructor 

  • Life Time opens first standalone swim school: Life Time Swim, in Maple Grove, Minn.
  • woman and man engaged in conversation2019
    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. 
  • Life Time Foundation2020
    Life Time Foundation provides $1 million grant to New York City Department of Education to accelerate efforts to increase fresh and simply prepared foods - free of seven highly processed ingredients.
  • Life Time Digital memberships 
    Life Time launches Life Time Digital memberships – featuring customized personal workout programs; access to on-demand classes; award-winning nutrition, detox, and weight-loss content; and free Apple+ subscriptions via the Life Time app.
  • Life Time pledges to further cut energy consumption and single-use plastic products in new 5-year sustainability goals.2021
    Life Time pledges to further cut energy consumption and single-use plastic products in new 5-year sustainability goals. Plans include reductions in gas, electric and water consumption, and locally grown produce in every LifeCafe restaurant.
  • Signature Group Training programs. 
    Life Time launches new “Signature Group Training” programs. GTX, Alpha, and Ultra Fit – boutique-style training, based on proven science, designed to produce next-level fitness.
  • plans to become America’s #1 pickleball destination 
    Life Time announces plans to become America’s #1 pickleball destination, with hundreds of new courts within the next two years.
  • Life Time launches kids versions 
    Life Time launches kids’ versions of most popular adult group exercise classes: Yoga SOL, LifeBarre, SHRED, Warrior Sculpt, and Ringside.
  • 1.2-million-square-foot, live, work, play, stay development in Coral Gables, FL. 
    Life Time opens first of its kind, 1.2-million-square-foot, live, work, play, stay development in Coral Gables, FL.
  • Ride of a Life Time event 
    Inaugural Ride of a Life Time event raises more than $600,000 for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals and healthy foods for schools.
  • ARORA for active agers 
    Life Time launches ARORA for active agers. Programs include specially designed aqua, cardio, strength, and 360/total body classes, social activities, and educational workshops.
  • 2nd annual Ride of a Life Time2022
    2nd annual Ride of a Life Time raises more than $1,000,000 for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals and healthy foods for schools.
  • life time building
    The United States Department of Energy recognizes Life Time as a Better Buildings Partner for its energy efficiency leadership
  • Free swim lessons summer camp programs for kids. 
    Free swim lessons, taught be certified instructors, added to summer camp programs for kids.
  • River North at One Chicago 
    Life Time Work now open in 9 cities, including River North at One Chicago.
  • 300 pickleball courts now open at Life Time clubs 
    More than 300 pickleball courts now open at Life Time clubs, with an addition 400 courts planned to open by the end of 2023.