Become a Certified Personal Trainer While Earning Your Degree

  Become a Certified Personal Trainer While Earning Your Degree

Life Time Academy and Globe University partner to provide enhanced fitness and
                   health degree program for Globe students

Business Wire

CHANHASSEN, Minn. -- April 09, 2013

Life Time Academy, the premier state-licensed academic division of Life Time –
The Healthy Way of Life Company(NYSE:LTM), announced a new partnership with
Globe University, a Minnesota-based accredited college. The partnership
enables Globe University students to earn their degree while simultaneously
completing their professional certification from Life Time Academy. This joint
venture will allow for additional career opportunities in the growing fitness
industry, which the U.S. Department of Labor forecasts a 50% growth rate
through the next decade.

“Life Time Academy and Globe University share a common dedication and
commitment to helping further students’ career education,” says Jeff Rosga,
Director of Life Time Academy. “Together, our organizations have the capacity
to redefine quality training and educational programs in support of the next
generation of top working professionals, while giving students the best of
both worlds: the ability to achieve an advanced degree that aligns directly to
a career outcome in a number of health, wellness and fitness fields.”

Students enrolled at Globe University have the opportunity to earn their
Health Fitness Specialist bachelor’s degree, Professional Fitness Trainer
Program certificate through Life Time Academy and NASM certification

Participating students study at the St. Louis Park Life Time premier fitness
destination for lab instruction and application. Certified Life Time Academy
staff instructors team directly with Globe faculty to produce a combined
experience in student learning and practice that is unparalleled in the field
of exercise health and fitness sciences.

“Our partnership with Life Time Academy provides students boundless options to
expand their careers,” says Globe’s Chief Communications Officer, Jeff Myhre.
This partnership enhances the school’s already robust offerings in the field
of health fitness where we offer degrees at the associate, bachelor’s and
master’s level.”

For more information, please visit Life Time Academy at or
call 1-888-639-0025. For additional information or admission information for
Globe University, visit or call 1-877-303-6060.

About Life Time Academy

Life Time Academy, a career-focused educational center, is the academic
division of Life Time Fitness (NYSE: LTM). The Academy enrolled its first
students in April of 2011 and has continued to grow steadily; today it
maintains campus locations in five geographic markets including Colorado,
Minnesota, Michigan, Texas and Virginia. Life Time Academy offers a unique
curriculum and a tailored learning environment that prepares fitness
professionals for careers in the areas of personal training, group fitness and
Pilates. The hybrid approach combines the flexibility of online learning with
in-classroom, hands-on application labs held in a premier fitness setting. The
combination of innovative, science-based curriculum and real-life training
methodologies sets the Academy apart from traditional educational offerings or
online certification programs. Graduates are certified, best-in-class fitness
professionals, who are confident in their knowledge, skills and abilities to
realize immediate success in their career, while inspiring their clients to
achieve a healthy way of life. For more information please visit or call 1-888-639-0025.

About Globe University, Minnesota School of Business and Broadview University

Globe University, Minnesota School of Business and Broadview University are
part of a premier, family-managed system of career colleges, universities and
training centers based in Woodbury, Minn. These specialty skills colleges
prepare work-ready professionals for successful careers in a wide range of
high-demand fields. Through its mission, WeCare, the organization integrates
hands-on and career-focused education with applied-learning experiences that
expose students to their communities and real-world situations. Programs offer
undergraduate, diploma and graduate degrees in a wide range of career fields,
including business and accounting, health sciences, legal sciences,
technology, creative media and applied arts. More than 30 programs are
available online. All academic programs are accredited by the Accrediting
Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). For more information,

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 April 9, 2013 the Company operated 105 centers under the LIFE
TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands in the United States and Canada.
Additional information about Life Time centers, programs and services is
available at


Life Time Fitness
Lauren Flinn, 952-229-7776
Globe University
Gary Teagarden, 651-332-8234
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