Life Time Earns Nutrition Business Journal's Management Achievement Award

  Life Time Earns Nutrition Business Journal's Management Achievement Award

   LifeCafe recognized for “If it’s here, it’s healthy” approach, banishing
       processed and artificial food products from locations nationwide

Business Wire

CHANHASSEN, Minn. -- January 18, 2013

The nutrition industry’s most notable business leaders of 2012 have been named
in Nutrition Business Journal’s (NBJ) annual Business Achievement Awards
issue, published this month. Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company
(NYSE: LTM) has been awarded with the Management Achievement Award for its
courageous leadership endeavor to banish processed and artificial food
products from its LifeCafe locations nationwide.

In October, as part of its continued commitment to a healthy way of life, Life
Time transformed its LifeCafe menu to feature fresh, clean and healthier food
items in all 85 LifeCafe destinations nationwide. The new menu offers
pre-prepared, made-to-order and packaged products free of trans fats, bleached
flours, and artificial flavors, colors, preservatives and sweeteners and
demonstrates an easy, no excuses positive change to nutritious and delicious

“We are honored to have earned Nutrition Business Journal’s (NBJ) Management
Achievement Award,” says John Reilly, senior vice president of corporate
business. “Being the Healthy Way of Life Company comes with a great
responsibility and commitment to our customers. As such, we set out to create
an environment full of healthy choices while also setting an example for
others whose businesses evolve around feeding America. We are honored to be
recognized for our leadership in this space.”

Operating under the mission “If it’s here, it’s healthy,” Life Time has made a
commitment to its members and customers, promising clean and confident eating.
The LifeCafe menu includes all-natural beef with no added hormones or
antibiotics, wild-caught fish, gluten-free Udi’s bread, shakes and smoothies
with organic fruit, orange juice and milk and breakfast sandwiches and wraps
with organic, cage-free eggs. LifeCafe has also partnered with
health-conscious brands to ensure that every drink, energy bar, supplement,
snack or other food product sold meets its stringent requirements for healthy

NBJ is the premier publication for the nutrition, natural, organic, dietary
supplement and integrative medicine industries. NBJ’s Business Achievement
Awards recognize the industry’s greatest leaders making significant
advancements in health, wellness and nutrition. NBJ publisher Patrick Rea,
along with editor-in-chief Marc Brush, will honor all award recipients at the
NBJ Summit on July 25. View the complete list of award winners at:

For more information about Life Time, LifeCafe and Life Time’s healthy
approach towards nutrition,

About Life Time Fitness, Inc.
As The Healthy Way of Life Company, Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM) helps
organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health
objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their areas
of interest – or discovering new passions – both inside and outside of Life
Time’s distinctive and large sports, professional fitness, family recreation
and spa destinations, most of which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Company’s Healthy Way of Life approach enables customers to achieve this
by providing the best programs, people and places of uncompromising quality
and value. As of January 18, 2013, the Company operated 105 centers under the
LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC(SM) brands in the United States and
Canada. Additional information about Life Time centers, programs and services
is available at

About Nutrition Business Journal
Through a portfolio of media products, including a monthly executive journal
and in-depth research reports, Nutrition Business Journal, produced by New
Hope Natural Media (a division of Penton Media), supplies authoritative data
and analysis to leaders and decision makers in the nutrition business. NBJ
also provides strategic consulting services to many of the top companies in
the industry. To request a free issue or subscribe visit:


Life Time Fitness, Inc.
Lauren Flinn, 952-229-7776
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