Life Time Tri Minneapolis Descends upon Lake Nokomis Saturday, July 13

  Life Time Tri Minneapolis Descends upon Lake Nokomis Saturday, July 13

 Thousands will participate in annual event that also kicks of the first race
                 in the Toyota Triple Crown Triathlon Series

Business Wire

-- July 12, 2013

Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM):

            Thousands of professional and amateur triathletes will descend
            upon Minneapolis on Saturday, July 13 to compete in the 2013 Life
            Time Tri Minneapolis at beautiful Lake Nokomis. The event,
            presented by Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company, is also
            the first event in the Toyota Triple Crown Series that will award
WHAT:       $50,000 and the coveted Toyota Cup to the top professional female
            or male triathlete competing in all three Toyota Triple Crown
            events. Life Time Tri Minneapolis isn’t just for the pros though.
            The event includes a Sprint and International distance as well as
            a relay component for those who would rather showcase their swim,
            bike or run skills alongside a team.

            In addition, the North American Junior Triathlon Invitational will
            take place where children ages 12-17 will compete with teams from
            Canada and the United States for individual and group awards.
            Junior participants will swim 0.25 miles, bike 15.0 miles and run
            3.1 miles.

WHEN:       Saturday, July 13, 2013
            7 a.m. CDT Pro Start and International Waves Begin
            8:43 a.m. CDT Short Course Waves Begin
            11 a.m. CDT Awards Ceremony

WHO:        Alongside thousands of amateur and elite triathletes, the
            following pros are scheduled to compete:

            Women                          Men
            Fernanda Bau                   Ben Collins
            Moka Best                      Cameron Dye
            Lauren Brandon                 Nickolaus Early
            Abby Geurink                   Kevin Everett
            Lauren Goss                    Chris Foster
            Alicia Kaye                    Stuart Hayes
            Leanna Lee                     Dan Hedgecock
            Sara McLarty                   Manuel Huerta
            Jillian Petersen               Hunter Kemper
            Shannon Radle                  Chris Leiferman
            Lesley Smith                   Alex Libin
            Sierra Snyder                  Dustin McLarty
                                           Patrick Parish
                                           Dan Tigert
                                           Riley Unger
                                           Ivan Vassiliev
                                           Chris Wiatr

WHERE:   Swim—Minneapolis’ Lake Nokomis starting and beginning on the
           northwest side of the lake.

           Bike—Navigates along the iconic Mississippi River and “City of
           Lakes” before returning to the Lake Nokomis transition area.

           Run—Around Minneapolis’ Lake Nokomis to the cheers of thousands of

           The pro field will be battling for the event’s $40,000 purse, with
WHY:       the winner in both the female and male divisions taking home
           $10,000 each. In addition to the cash prizes, the winners will also
           earn 10 points in the Race to the Toyota Cup.

           The 2013 Life Time Tri Pro Series cash purse offers $450,000,
           including $250,000 in individual race awards and an additional
           $200,000 awarded to Life Time Tri Pro Series champions crowned at
           the series finale – Life Time Tri Oceanside. With the addition of
           the Toyota Triple Crown, the overall 2013 Life Time Tri cash purse
           is $500,000. To qualify for race awards, pros must start at least
           three events, including the Series finale, Life Time Tri Oceanside,
           with the top five events counting towards their overall standings.
           The official finishing times at Life Time Tri Oceanside will serve
           as a tiebreaker.
           As the 2013 Life Time Tri Pro Series and Toyota Triple Crown Series
           progress, participant results and current point standings will be
           available at, the official website of Life Time
           Tri. Updates also will be provided on Twitter by following
           @LifeTimeTri and by liking the Life Time Tri Facebook page.
           * MEDIA NOTE: For on-site media credentials, please contact Erin
           Bix at 917-204-6355 or

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and customer service arm of Toyota, Lexus and Scion. Established in 1957, TMS
markets products and services through a network of nearly 1,500 Toyota, Lexus
and Scion dealers which sold more than 2 million vehicles in 2012. Toyota
directly employs over 31,000 people in the United States and its investment
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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 July 9, 2013, the Company operated 106 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
Erin Bix, 917-204-6355
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