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 Wednesday, October 17, 2012

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”
~ Vince Lombardi

We’ve all seen the statistics. The average American is not in good shape. The percentage of the population who are overweight or obese continues to rise. For some demographic groups, life expectancy is actually declining.

At the same time, running and other athletic events are more popular than ever. It seems that we’re becoming a country of two extremes. The very fit, and the very unhealthy. Since you’re reading this newsletter, you’re likely already fit or are actively looking to make a change. You’re setting goals, paying attention to your health and nutrition and staying active by participating in events. But none of us lives in a vacuum. The declining health of our nation affects all of us.

This is your chance to bring someone over to the other side.

For the first time ever, Life Time Fitness is opening our doors to non-members. Everyone is invited to participate in an 8-week Life Time Run training program leading up to the Commitment Day 5K on January 1, 2013. Although space is limited, this training program is completely free (a $75 value) and will take place at over 70 locations across the country.

Gather your friends, family or coworkers to make the commitment as a group. Register for the free run training program at and prepare for a healthier future. Share the joy of group training and the sense of accomplishment on race day. The only way to make a change this big is to make it together.

Our company views Commitment Day as an opportunity for a significant change in the way Americans approach their fitness goals. We’re encouraging everyone to commit to a healthy way of life and help others do the same. Go to to make a personal pledge toward better health. Be the change. Join the revolution.