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Story of a Life Time
Story of a Life Time

Thirty-two years ago, Life Time was born with the purpose of having a positive impact on the health of people and the planet.

As we celebrate our birthday, we reflect on where it all began, recognize what’s changed and challenged us, and look forward to the future.

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Part — ( 1 )

IT ALL STARTED WHEN . . .

A 17-year-old kid left home, emigrating to the United States, where he planned to pursue his dream of becoming a pilot, following in his brother’s footsteps. Life had other plans.

Learn more about Bahram Akradi, founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time.

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a Life Time club

Part — ( 2 )

A NEW KIND OF HEALTH CLUB

This kid, with his passion to design, create, build, and tinker, grew into an entrepreneur with a vision for something completely different.

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A quote that says "We wanted to build a company that would impact the way people lived their lives and thought about their health." — Bahram Akradi
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Mountains at sunset

Part — ( 3 )

THROUGH CHANGE . . . AND CHALLENGES

When you’re a founder who lives the brand, you’ve got plenty of stories. Read about Bahram’s quest for the elusive belt buckle — and truly life changing experience in the Leadville Race Series.

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Bahram Akradi and his Leadville belt buckles

Bahram Akradi in from of a Life Time club
Bahram Akradi in from of a Life Time club

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AN UNWAVERING FOCUS

The mission of Life Time to help people live healthier, happier lives has not waivered since the company’s start more than 30 years ago. Staying true to that commitment continues to influence and guide the trajectory of the company.

Listen to Bahram and Jamie Martin, Life Time Talks cohost and Experience Life editor in chief, have a great conversation about the future of Life Time.

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