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real people who changed thier lives through health and fitness

Changing Lives

By Jill Patton, FMCHC and Craig Cox
For these eight Life Time members, choosing fitness changed everything.
Ben Johns

Becoming a Pickleballer

With Ben Johns
Season 5, Episode 11   June 28, 2022

Ben Johns is one of the top-ranked pickleball players worldwide, and at just 23, he has been labeled the “the present (and future) of pickleball.” In this episode, he joins us to talk about this inclusive and increasingly popular sport, including how he went from playing for fun to playing pro, what he thinks makes him a good player, and why the sport is so appealing for so many of us.

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Ben Johns playing picklball

Behind the Scenes Ben Johns (Video)

By Experience Life Staff
Go behind the scenes at our cover shoot with top-ranked pickleball pro Ben Johns as he talks about the joys of pickleball.
Ben Johns pickleball champion

Pickleballer: Ben Johns

By Michael Dregni
At just 23, world-champion pickleball player Ben Johns sees endless potential — for the sport, his pro career, and the future.
Danny King

All About Heart-Rate Training: How to Use it to Maximize Your Fitness Efforts

With Danny King, Master Trainer
Season 5, Episode 10   June 21, 2022

Heart rate can be a powerful tool for building fitness and seeing results from your exercise regimen. Danny King, Master Trainer, shares what to know about heart-rate training, including what it is, how to use it in your workouts, and the ways you can identify the key metrics needed for yourself.

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woman's feet on treadmill

Becoming an Effective Fat Burner: How to Build Your Aerobic Base

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
The benefits of burning fat efficiently go well beyond aesthetics. Here’s advice for how to do it — and not stress your system.
A father, mother and daughter smiling while bike riding together outside.

Celebrating All the Dads Out There

By Renée Main
And one in particular for the cofounder of Life Time’s ARORA program.
a grandpa and grandson run together

PUMPING IRONY: When Pondering Old Age, Think Positive

By Craig Cox
Cultural messages about the perils of old age often make it tempting to assume the worst about what lies ahead, but a new book argues that an upbeat view of aging can actually lead to a longer, more fulfilling life.
an ultra fit class

The Ultra Fit Challenge

By Experience Life Staff
This cutting-edge workout combines strength, cardio, and neurological training to challenge your body and brain through every stage of life.
a tea kettle hangs over an open campfire

Camping Essentials

By Experience Life Staff
Planning a camping trip this summer? Check out our guide, which includes suggestions on how to build a fire, the best campfire cuisine, how to safely camp alone, and more.
A member doing battle ropes with the assistance of his Life Time personal trainer.

3 Unexpected Traits of a Great Personal Trainer

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Look for these attributes to find a personal trainer unparalleled in the experience they provide and change they elicit.
Jamaal Sanderson holding his two kids who are flexing their arms.

All Together Now: The Parent-Child Workout

By Molly Schelper
Have fun with fitness with this body-weight workout built for parents and kids of all ages.
A grandparent and child swimming in the pool together.

8 Ideas for Intergenerational Fun at Life Time

By Callie Fredrickson
Discover some entertaining, healthy ways that grandparents can spend quality time with their grandkids at our athletic country clubs.
a Life Time ARORA aqua class

More Than a Water Workout

By Annie Kragness
How one team member’s mom has found her community, her class, her place at Life Time.
a woman rests with a barbell on her shoulders

Can Exercise Build Brain “Muscle”?

By Michael Dregni
Yes, according to recent research — and it might also help reduce the neuroinflammation connected with Alzheimer's.
a woman wearing athletic gear writes in a journal

STRONG BODY, STRONG MIND: Coming Into Focus

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
After years of perceived failures, our fitness editor reimagines the purpose of setting goals.
Birdie running a race

Birdie Wermy’s Success Story

By Birdie Wermy
How a grueling relay started one Indigenous runner on a path toward a healthier, happier life.
a mountain biker turns a sharp corner

How to Take a Risk

By Emily Schaldach
Risk is about more than ignoring your fears or your better judgment: Taking intentional, measured risks in your endeavors can help you cultivate courage that serves in other areas of your life.
Three people in a yoga class sitting cross-legged with arms at heart center.

An ARORA Transformation

By Renée Main
How a career shift to leading Life Time’s active aging initiative transformed one Life Time executive’s own health and well-being.
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