September 15, 2008

Vernon Hills Life Time Athletic Set to Open on Saturday, September 27 in Chicago

Life Time Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: LTM) today announced that the Grand Opening of its newest exclusive and luxurious Life Time Athletic club in Vernon Hills, Illinois, will occur Saturday, September 27, 2008, at 6:00 a.m. This is the Company's ninth location in the Chicago area, joining the Algonquin, Bloomingdale, Burr Ridge, Old Orchard, Orland Park, Romeoville, Schaumburg and Warrenville locations.

Vernon Hills Life Time Athletic members, area residents and special guests are invited to take part in a VIP preview celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 25, 2008, beginning at 6:45 p.m. The event will offer tours of the distinctive, large new three-story facility and feature opportunities to experience program demonstrations and activities.

In keeping with the Company's commitment to help members achieve and lead a healthy and active way of life, Vernon Hills Life Time Athletic offers a comprehensive array of family sports and recreation, health and fitness and resort-spa amenities, programming and services, supported by a team of certified fitness and nutrition specialists.

Life Time Fitness officials commented on its latest opening in Illinois. "We are proud to be a part of the Vernon Hills community. As with all of our Life Time Fitness centers our Vernon Hills location is uniquely designed to meet the health and fitness needs of the entire family while creating a 'WOW' experience for our members, with state-of-the-art equipment, free classes, multiple sports courts, indoor and outdoor aquatics and child activity centers, full-service cafes and spas, and much more," said Mike Gerend, President and Chief Operating Officer, Life Time Fitness. "Because we limit the number of available memberships at each Life Time Athletic club, members are provided an added level of personalized services and benefits in a relaxing and rejuvenating atmosphere."

Among the multitude of Vernon Hills Life Time Athletic amenities are over 400 pieces of state-of-the-art cardiovascular and resistance equipment, multiple group exercise, Pilates and yoga studios with free and fee-based programs, a cycle theatre, team of certified personal trainers and programming, wide selection of adult and youth programs and activities, indoor rock climbing cavern, two full-size basketball courts, and dry saunas. The facility also features indoor and outdoor aquatics areas with multiple pools.

Families will appreciate Life Time Fitness' large, interactive child center, featuring a play maze, junior basketball court, computer lab, children's activity areas, and a separate infant playroom. Dedicated family dressing rooms also are available.

Furthermore, members can take advantage of LifeSpa, which delivers a full range of hair, nail and skin care services, and therapeutic massage, and LifeCafe, which offers the best in healthy food and beverage services.

Life Time Fitness provides 24 hour access, complimentary towel and locker service and an initial 30-day money-back guarantee with no long-term membership contracts.

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About Life Time Fitness, Inc.

Life Time Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: LTM) operates distinctive and large, multi-use sports and athletic, professional fitness, family recreation and resort and spa centers. The company also provides consumers with personal training consultation, full-service spas and cafes, corporate wellness programs, health and nutrition education, the healthy lifestyle magazine, Experience Life, athletic events, and nutritional products. As of September 15, 2008, Life Time Fitness operated 76 centers in 17 states, including Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Utah and Virginia. Life Time Fitness is headquartered in Chanhassen, Minnesota, and can be located on the Web at LIFE TIME FITNESS, EXPERIENCE LIFE, and the LIFE TIME FITNESS TRIATHLON SERIES are registered trademarks of Life Time Fitness, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Note To Editors:

Vernon Hills Life Time Athletic is located at 680 Woodlands Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

The center's telephone number is 847-995-0670.

Please contact Kent Wipf at 952-229-7211 or [email protected] for all Life Time Fitness preview, interview, photography or video requests.