CHANHASSEN, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tens of thousands of walkers and runners started off the New Year on the right foot today – literally. Participating in Commitment Day 5K walk/run events across more than 25 cities, individuals simultaneously declared their commitment to live healthy, active lives. The events also served as the launch of a year-round Commitment Day movement, urging all Americans to commit to healthy eating, exercise, personal responsibility, giving and a healthy planet. The movement, which was supported by dozens of Founding Charitable Partners, Founding Corporate Partners and Founding Ambassadors, was created by Life Time Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: LTM) – The Healthy Way of Life Company. January 1, 2013, marked the inaugural Commitment Day 5K event.
Commitment Day participants were encouraged to raise funds the Commitment Day Founding Charity Partner of their choice, including Special Olympics, MusiCares, Folds of Honor, Augie’s Quest – MDA and the Life Time Foundation.
Supporting the launch of the movement were Founding Corporate Partners Best Buy, Blue365, Hosting, Intereum, Interline Brands, Japs-Olson, Life Fitness, Loffler, Matrix, SNAP, SPRI, Staples, Whole Foods and Woodway.
Also lending personal support were Commitment Day Founding Celebrity Ambassadors Eric Decker, Larysa Didio, Chris Freytag, Joel Harper, Sarah Haskins, Jerry Kill, Glen Mason, Glen and Alisha Perkins, Christian Ponder, Major Dan Rooney, Kelly Rowland, Ricky Rubio, Norwood Teague, Darrell Thompson and Mike Yeo.
Commitment Day events occurred simultaneously today in the following cities:
|Chicago||Kansas City||Salt Lake City|
|Cincinnati||Las Vegas||San Antonio|
|Cleveland||Los Angeles||St. Louis|
|Denver||New York City|
Additional Commitment Day information, including event images, can be found by visiting www.lifetimetoolkit.com, using username CDMedia and password newyear.
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 January 1, 2013, the Company operated 105 centers under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC(SM) brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information about Life Time centers, programs and services is available at lifetimefitness.com.