EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., and CHICAGO, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Time
Fitness (NYSE: LTM), a national operator of distinctive and large health and
fitness centers, and Destiny Health, a pioneer in the field of consumer-
directed healthcare, today announced a partnership that will offer members of
The Destiny Health Plan(TM) membership dues rebates at Life Time Fitness
Vitality is a wellness program embedded into The Destiny Health Plan that
rewards members for leading healthier lifestyles. Under the partnership, plan
members who exercise at a Life Time Fitness center at least 48 times per year
will receive up to a 100% rebate from Destiny Health on monthly Life Time
Fitness center membership dues based upon the member's Vitality status
(Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum). Additionally, plan members may take
advantage of a free, comprehensive personal fitness assessment, an
individualized health and wellness action plan, and other Life Time Fitness
education, exercise and nutrition services and products.
"We are excited to join forces with Life Time Fitness, a category
redefining leader in the health and fitness industry," said Destiny Health CEO
J. Scott Spiker. "The Destiny Health Plan is built around the idea that
healthier lifestyles and choices lead to greater wellness and, as a result,
lower healthcare costs. Our Vitality program is at the core of our health plan
and a key element in helping make wellness and healthy lifestyles easier to
achieve for our members. With their unique, resort-like centers, and
individualized health and fitness programming for the entire family, Life Time
Fitness brings a wide range of valuable, new services to our members."
"We are pleased to partner with Destiny Health in providing members with
convenient access to the tools that allow them to establish, enhance or renew
their commitment to health and fitness," said Glen Gunderson, vice president,
Business-to-Business. "Our state-of-the-art centers and comprehensive health,
fitness and wellness services and products are uniquely designed to allow
individuals to achieve a healthy and active way of life, consistent with
Destiny Health's mission."
About Destiny Health
Destiny Health's innovative consumer-directed health plan is designed to
make people healthier and enhance and protect their lives, by balancing
comprehensive health insurance coverage with incentives that motivate active
participation in healthcare and rewards member behavior change necessary for a
healthier lifestyle. Destiny Health's consumer-focused strategy is modeled
after its parent company, Discovery, an international life and health
insurance company that has successfully enrolled over 1.8 million members in
its medical plan since 1992. Combined, Destiny Health and Discovery are the
largest providers of consumer-directed healthcare in the world. For more
information visit http://www.destinyhealth.com . The Destiny Health Plan is
currently marketed by The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America in
Illinois, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland. It is also available in
Massachusetts through a partnership with Tufts Health Plans and in Wisconsin
through affiliated insurance brokers.
About Life Time Fitness, Inc.
Life Time Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: LTM) operates distinctive and large sports
and athletic, professional fitness, family recreation and resort/spa centers.
As of September 13, 2005, the Company operated 44 centers in eight states,
including Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas and
Virginia. 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 and supplements. Life Time Fitness
is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota (http://www.lifetimefitness.com ).
LIFE TIME FITNESS, the LIFE TIME FITNESS logo, and EXPERIENCE LIFE are
registered trademarks of Life Time Fitness, Inc. All other trademarks or
registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
SOURCE Destiny Health; Life Time Fitness