Life Time Launches Virtual FitGiving Challenge During November

November 12, 2020

Month-long event creates fun daily challenges and activities focused on improving fitness and giving back culminating with a virtual 5K on Thanksgiving Day; Dollars raised will support schools across the nation

CHANHASSEN, Minn., Nov. 12, 2020 —While most Turkey Day 5Ks and Turkey Trot races are flying the coop in 2020 because of COVID-19 precautions, Life Time, the nation’s premier healthy way of life brand, has launched the Life Time FitGiving Challenge presented by Invisalign in an effort to keep people focused on their health and happiness this holiday season.  This 26-day event will provide participants with daily actions to take, all laddering up to key categories such as strength, mindfulness, endurance, nutrition, speed, recovery and play. At the end of the challenge, the reward is two-fold—to have gained personally and have given back, entering the holiday season on a positive and uplifting note.

“I believe that we have a wonderful opportunity—and ample reasons—to better our health, display a little gratitude and be positive assets within our communities right now,” said Kimo Seymour, President of Events and Media at Life Time. “Signing up for FitGiving provides folks with the springboard they need for doing just that. The event’s programming expands upon how runners feel after a Thanksgiving morning 5K with their family: refreshed, joyous and grateful. We hope that our variety of daily challenges to better oneself all month transforms participants’ attitudes and mindsets and creates a happiness that spreads to those around them.”

The FitGiving Challenge runs from November 1 through November 26 and will offer daily physical challenges as well as broader, weekly do-good initiatives that offer a choice of actions, such as:

  • Take Action: call a friend, donate to a local charity, vote
  • Make Someone Smile: Pay it forward, compliment a stranger, share a joke
  • Spread Love: Support a local business, send a loved one flowers, assist a neighbor
  • Be Thankful: Jot down three things you’re thankful for, put down your phone and be present with friends or family, share your “finish line” picture from the FitGiving virtual 5K

Participants will be able to track their completed challenges on their individual RunSignup page, unlocking badges as they go and showing their progress and activity with others who’ve signed up. The Challenge ends with a virtual 5K on Thanksgiving Day that can be done before or after the typical 3,000 calorie Thanksgiving meal is consumed. Every participant will be sent a medal and two enamel pins to share with loved ones.

For each participant that unlocks all eleven badges, Life Time will donate $5 for COVID-related costs and to improve nutrition in school lunches through the Life Time Foundation, which partners with 25 school districts across the country and impacts more than 1.5 million students. Life Time has also introduced a referral program for the FitGiving Challenge; for every three people registrants refer to take part in the event, $5 will be credited back against the original entry fee, up to $10.

Register for the Life Time FitGiving Challenge presented by Invisalign here.

Life Time continues to monitor evolving COVID-19 happenings for potential impact on its 2021 race season. To learn more about Life Time Athletic Events, visit LifeTime.Life/AthleticEvents. To learn more about Life Time, visit LifeTime.Life. 

About Life Time®, Inc. 

As a wellness pioneer, Life Time is reshaping the way consumers approach their health by integrating where we play, work and live – all with the primary objective of helping people lead healthy, happy lives. With more than 150 destinations in 41 major markets across the U.S. and Canada, Life Time operates luxury athletic resorts, owns and produces iconic athletic events and is expanding its brand through Life Time Work premium coworking spaces and Life Time Living high-end leased residences. For more information visit lifetime.life.

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