As millions of Americans continue to battle the bulge — with more than one third considered obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — Life Time, ‘The Healthy Way of Life Company’ is hoping to stem the tide with its Commitment Day Festival. The national US movement focused on encouraging and inspiring positive change takes place on 1-3 January 2016.
Now in its third year, Commitment Day aims to mark the end of the road of excuses for Americans, and encourages everyone to start the New Year off with a 5K fun run and walk on 1 January. The festival continues through to 3 January with a variety of fun, healthy and educational activities — including an Indoor Triathlon Hour powered by IRONMAN — all focused on getting Americans to take their health back into their own hands, for themselves, their families and their communities.
Commitment Day 5K
More than 50 Life Time Fitness and Life Time Athletic destinations are set to host the Commitment Day 5K on 1 January 2016 at 10:00 in their respective time zones.
Commitment Day races will be held in the following major metropolitan areas:
|Atlanta||Cincinnati||Detroit||New York City||Salt Lake City|
|Birmingham||Columbus||Kansas City||Orange County||St Louis|
|Boca Raton||Dallas||Las Vegas||Phoenix||Toronto, CA|
|Chicago||Des Moines||Newark||Sacramento||Washington DC|
Indoor Triathlon Hour powered by IRONMAN
On 3 January, continuing the partnership between Life Time and IRONMAN, Life Time will host Indoor Triathlon Hour powered by IRONMAN at 75 destinations across North America. The Indoor Triathlon consists of a 10 minute swim, a 30 minute bike and a 20 minute run. Athletes are scored based on distance covered over the set time.
Indoor Triathlons will be held in the following major metropolitan areas:
|Atlanta||Cincinnati||Detroit||New York City||San Antonio|
|Baltimore||Colorado Springs||Kansas City||Orange County||Toronto, CA|
|Boca Raton||Dallas||Memphis||Raleigh/Durham||Washington DC|
|Chicago||Des Moines||Newark||Salt Lake City|
Registration is now open for the Commitment Day 5k Fun Run and Walk and the Indoor Triathlon Hour powered by IRONMAN. 5K registration is US$20 through to 30 September0, US$25 from 1 October through 14 December, US$30 from 15 December through 31 December and US$35 for on-site registration. Kids aged 12 and under receive complimentary entry. The Indoor Triathlon registration is US$25.
Life Time is a privately held, comprehensive health and lifestyle company that aims to offer a personalized and scientific approach to long-term health and wellness. Through its portfolio of distinctive resort-like destinations, athletic events and corporate health services, the Healthy Way of Life Company helps members achieve their goals everyday with the support of a team of dedicated professionals and an array of proprietary health assessments.
As of September 2015 the company operates 117 centres in 26 states and 34 major markets under the LIFE TIME FITNESS and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC brands in the United States and Canada.