Dec. 2, 2008: RENOWNED ENDURANCE SPORTS COACH TROY JACOBSON JOINS LIFE TIME FITNESS AS DIRECTOR OF ENDURANCE SPORTS TRAINING
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RENOWNED ENDURANCE SPORTS COACH TROY JACOBSON JOINS LIFE TIME FITNESS AS DIRECTOR OF ENDURANCE SPORTS TRAINING
Jacobson To Continue Company's Commitment to Provide Trainer and Fitness Education for Life Time Fitness Members
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (December 2, 2008) -- Life Time Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: LTM) today announced that nationally recognized sports performance coach and trainer Troy Jacobson has joined the Company as Director of Endurance Sports Training.
In this role, Jacobson will develop and launch training programs for triathlon, running, cycling and swimming linked to the Company's athletic events and other key regional event. He will also design an in-club coaching program through comprehensive educational programs that emphasize consistency and quality assurance and will create online coaching and training for Life Time members and staff. In addition, Jacobson will spearhead the creation of the Company's Running, Cycling and Triathlon interest groups.
Well known within the triathlon, cycling and running circles, Jacobson began coaching endurance athletes in 1992 and has since established a reputation as one of the top coaches in the United States for single sport and multisport athletes alike. He is credited with revolutionizing multisport coaching as well as elevating online coaching to an unprecedented level of acceptance. To date, he has personally trained more than 1,500 athletes and reached thousands more worldwide via his training media, seminars and coaching network.
"Troy's reputation as an innovator and driving force behind many coaching and training programs will benefit Life Time Fitness members across the country," commented Mark Thom, Vice-President, Fitness Services for Life Time Fitness. "He brings a variety of coaching and teaching experiences to our program and he has the ability to work with beginners as well as elite athletes."
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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 December 2 2008, Life Time Fitness operated 80 centers in 18 states, including Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Utah and Virginia. Life Time Fitness is headquartered in Chanhassen, Minnesota, and can be located on the Web at lifetimefitness.com. 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.
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