Life Time Fitness and Destiny Health Partner to Bring Health and Fitness Benefits, Incentives to Vitality Members Destiny Health to Offer Eligible Members Membership Dues Rebates at Life Time

Fitness Centers



    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
 centers.
     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

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