frequently asked questions


What is the 90 Day Challenge?

The 90-Day Challenge is an awesome bi-annual event hosted by Life Time for its members. It is ninety days in which you commit to creating a healthier you! You can participate in either the ‘Weight Loss’ or ‘Transformation’ category, and choose to participate in weekly fitness classes and nutrition seminars at the club, weigh-in for accountability, track your progress versus others on the leaderboard, and take advantage of great discounts and resources for this select audience only! See ‘How It Works’ for more details.

Why should I do the 90-Day Challenge?

Whether you’re in it to win it or just to help hold yourself accountable for 90-days, the Challenge has something in it for everyone. By signing up you gain access to free weekly events held in the club each Tuesday, in addition to free weigh-ins on the official InBody scale, a consultation with a Personal Trainer, AND access to sweet discounts.

Is the 90-Day challenge just a weight loss challenge?

No way! The 90-Day Challenge includes a Weight Loss category AND a Transformation category—you choose which you think is best suited for you (our Personal Training staff can help you decide as well). PLUS—you get to participate in weekly events in the club led by experienced staff members—learn new workouts, gain valuable nutrition education and phenomenal lifestyle tips you can implement today.

What do I get as a part of the 90-Day Challenge?

Included in your registration fee is a free initial consultation with a Personal Trainer to discuss your goal(s) for the challenge, entry into the weekly fitness and/or nutrition-related events (Try-It Tuesdays), weekly weigh-ins (optional), and exclusive discounts only available to 90-Day Challenge participants!

When does the Challenge start?

The Challenge kicks-off Saturday February 6, 2016! This marks day 1 of the Challenge, but you are able to register and weigh-in up until February 29, 2016.

Can non-Life Time members participate?

Sorry, not at this time. Currently, it’s exclusively for our Life Time members, but it may be something we’re able to offer non-members in the future!

Can Life Time employees participate?

No, BUT they do have their own employee challenge. The Life Time Team Member 90-Day Challenge is a separate challenge that runs during the same dates as the member challenge (Feb 6 – May 7, 2016), and includes their own leaderboards and prizes.

How much does it cost?

Just $30 (before Feb 1)–Early bird gets the worm! Starting Feb 1- 29th price increases to $35 (still a great deal). But you can get your money back in LT BUCK$ by weighing out at the end of the challenge – so it’s pretty much free!

Are there any discounts for participants of the 90-Day Challenge?

You bet! Weigh-in Weekend is the exclusive time during the Challenge to take advantage of awesome discounts that rarely happen throughout the year. Typically there are deals on personal training, group classes, Pilates, nutrition services, nutritional products, and more!

Who can I talk to for help?

If you have questions regarding the challenge (either before, during, or after) feel free to ask the staff at your club’s Activity Desk, Fitness Service’s desk, or contact


How can I register?

You can register online Jan 1, 2016 through Feb 8, 2016 (see here)—after Feb 8 you can register in-person at your Life Time club. Visit the Activity Desk or Fitness Services desk.

When does registration close?

The last day to register and weigh-in is February 29th, 2016.

Which category (Transformation vs. Weight Loss) should I choose?

Weight Loss is focused on shedding pounds and is measured by percent of weight lost, while Transformation is geared towards your percent change in body fat %.

Can I switch categories (i.e. change from Weight Loss to Transformation)?

Hopefully you sign up for the appropriate Challenge from the get-go, but if you realize you were entered into the incorrect challenge or if you think the other challenge is more suitable, you have until the last day of registration/weigh-ins (February 29th, 2016) to notify a Personal Trainer at your club, or contact

What’s the last date to switch Challenge categories?

The last day to switch categories is the last day of registration/weigh-ins—February 29, 2016.

Weigh-In Weekend

What is weigh-in weekend?

Weigh-In Weekend is the kick-off the 90-Day Challenge (Feb 6-8, 2016). It is the time when most members complete their initial consultation with a Personal Trainer and do their official weigh-in. During this weekend only, exclusive discounts are available to participants. You can still register after Weigh-In Weekend until Feb 29, but you just wouldn’t get discounts.

How long does the initial weigh-in take?

Your initial consultation with a Personal Trainer is scheduled as a 30-minute appointment.

Where should I go for my initial weigh-in?

For your weigh-in appointment with the Personal Trainer you check=in at the front desk and then go to the Fitness Services desk on the fitness floor to check-in for your appointment. The Personal Trainer will meet you there.

What’s a 90-Day Consultation?

The consultation is a free sit-down meeting with a Personal Trainer. During this time, you discuss what you would like to accomplish in the 90 days, the various fitness and nutrition weekly events (Try-It Tuesdays), decide which Challenge category you are going to participate in, and also complete your initial weigh-in.  It is recommended to wear light-weight clothing (athletic attire not required).

What if I can’t attend Weigh-In Weekend?

No worries! You can still complete your free consultation with a Personal Trainer and have your initial weigh-in taken—just be sure to do so before Feb 29, otherwise you will not be eligible for prizes. Schedule a day and time that works best for you by visiting the Fitness Services desk. Note: Weigh-In Weekend is the only time that you have access to the Challenge discounts.

If my initial weigh-in is after February 29th am I still eligible for prizes?

Nope—it has to be entered by February 29th in order to be eligible for prizes.  BUT—you can still participate in the weekly fitness and/or nutrition events (Try-It Tuesdays) and weekly weigh-ins as long as you paid for and registered for the challenge.

Weekly Weigh-Ins

When is the first weekly weigh-in?

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016.  Weigh-in before or after the Try-It Tuesday event with one of our Personal Trainers at the Fitness Services desk.

What’s the benefit of weighing in?

Lots of reasons! It gives you a starting place, provides accountability, allows you to assess changes, serves as a weekly progress tracker, and if you take a peek at the leaderboard you can see how your change compares to others in the challenge as well!

What is the weekly weigh-in winner?

Each week one lucky member who weighed in that week (sometime between Wednesday and the next Tuesday), will be randomly selected.  We will automatically upload their membership account with 300 LT BUCK$ to use how they’d like in the LT BUCK$ online store.

Do I have to weigh-in weekly to be eligible for prizes?

No—but you do have to complete two weigh-ins throughout the course of the Challenge.  One initial weigh-in (between Feb 6 – Feb 29) and a final weigh-out between May 1 and May 7. Everything in between is completely optional (but highly encouraged!).

Where do I go to weigh-in?

Stop at the Fitness Services desk at your club and ask any of the Personal Trainers to weigh you in!

Stop at the Fitness Services desk at your club and ask any of the Personal Trainers to weigh you in!

Yes—In order for the weigh-in to be validated and submitted to the weekly leaderboard, you must weigh-in with a staff member. Plus, the InBody machine is a two-person gig in order to obtain your results.

What is the leaderboard?

The leaderboard is a ranking of each category—Weight Loss and Transformation (divided by male and female), that displays overall rank just in regards to percentage of weight lost (for the Weight Loss Challenge) or percent change in body fat percentage (for the Transformation Challenge). The member ranked #1 does not indicate overall winner.

How do I see myself on the leaderboard?

The leaderboard can be found here.  Then enter your nickname and it will populate where you are ranked in your category.

How do I weigh-in?

Your initial weigh-in will be during your FREE consult with a Personal Trainer—it is recommended to wear light-weight clothing (athletic attire not required). The InBody scale is the official scale for the challenge, and the only one in which we use to record weigh-in entries for consistency. Each week after your initial weigh-in (or whenever you so choose), you can ask a Personal Trainer at the Fitness Services desk to weigh you in and they will enter the information into the Challenge system.

What statistics are displayed on the Leaderboard (how is rank determined)?

Weight Loss

The leaderboard shows your percent change in weight loss per this formula:

% Change in Weight Loss = (Current weight – Starting weight) / Starting weight

For example:  -10%  = (180 – 200) / 200
In other words—you lost 10% of your starting weight


The leaderboard shows your percent change in body fat % per this formula:

% Change in Body Fat = (Current Body Fat % – Starting Body Fat %) / Starting Body Fat %

For example:     -37.5%= ((25 – 40) / 40) x 100
In other words, you lost 37.5% of your starting body fat

Try-It Tuesdays

What are Try-It Tuesdays?

Try-It Tuesday events are free classes that take place each Tuesday during the 90-Day Challenge.  These events range from different fitness classes (i.e. dumbbell training, group fitness classes, Pilates), to nutrition seminars (the real secret to weight loss!), and even show-casing our metabolic assessments.

When are Try-It Tuesdays?

These events are every Tuesday during the challenge (if you’re counting, that makes 13 events total).  Every Tuesday at 6pm local time a Try-It Tuesday will be offered, however many clubs offer additional event days & times. Check your club for details.

How long do the Try-It Tuesday events last?

About an hour! Not a big commitment, yet a great opportunity to try some of the various classes and programs that are offered with other ‘newbies’.

How’s it different from a class I already attend?

If you are already taking advantage of some of the classes offered at the club, the Try-It Tuesday event may not be much different.  The goal of these events is to give a snap-shot of various workouts and programs that are offered and allow you to try 13 different fitness/nutrition-related classes. It may be a great time for you to revisit the fundamentals of the class you are already taking, or experience it with a different Personal Trainer leading it!

Do I have to sign-up?

Participation in the Try-It Tuesday events is optional, but we hope you take advantage of this awesome offering. If you know you are going to attend the class, we ask that you RSVP online so the club can best plan accordingly.


How can I track my progress?

Each time you weigh-in, the Personal Trainer that weighed you in will enter your information into the Challenge system. You are able to log-in to myLT and view your account at any time and track your progress week to week.  Follow these steps:

  1. Log-in to myLT
  2. Click on “myPlan”
  3. Select, “Get Started with myPlan”
  4. Hover over “MY PROFILE” and select “Measurements”
  5. View your measurements (weigh-ins)

What’s average results in 90 Days?

Weight Loss
Average pounds lost for participants with at least two weigh-ins is 10 lbs

Average percentage of body fat with at least two weigh-ins is 7.5% in total body fat.



What is a weigh-out?

A weigh-out is your last recorded weight and/or body fat percentage measurement taken using the InBody machine. If you are going to complete a weigh-out, it must be done between May 1-May 7, 2016 by 5pm local time.

Why should I weigh out?

To see how you did in the past 90-days!  ALSO–by weighing out between May 1 – May 7, 2016 you can receive 30 LT BUCK$ (assuming you weighed in between Feb 6-Feb 29). As long as you do that, those LT BUCK$ will automatically be uploaded to your account the week after challenge end. So the question now is, why wouldn’t you weigh-out?

What is Weigh-Out Weekend?

Weigh-Out Weekend marks the last weekend of the 90-Day Challenge and your last chance to complete your final weigh-in with a Personal Trainer.

When is Weigh-Out Weekend?

Weigh-Out Weekend is May 5-May 7, 2016.

What if I can’t attend weigh-out weekend?

You do not have to be present during Weigh-Out Weekend, May 5-7, 2016. However, if you are going to complete a weigh-out it must be done between May 1-May 7, 2016 (by 5pm local time).

Who do I weigh-out with?

Your weigh-out, as every other weigh-in measurement, must be done with a Personal Training staff member. It does not have to be with the same Personal Trainer that you first met with—any of them can assist you and enter your information into the Challenge system.

How to compete for prizes

What do I need to do in order to be eligible to win?

To be eligible for prizes, you must submit your 3 “before” photos, 3 “after” photos, and a personal essay/success story. This submission should be submitted online to: and is due between May. 1- May 9, 2016 by 9pm CST.

How do I submit my photos and essay?

Please submit your 6 photos (3 “before” and 3 “after”) as well as your personal essay to any time between May. 1- May 9, 2016 by 9pm CST.

When are the photos and essay due?

Submit your photos and essay any time between May 1– May 9, 2016 by 9 pm CST. No—we do not accept late entries.  You have more than a week to get this in. No excuses.  :-)

What is the personal essay/success story?

The personal essay or your success story of your last 90-days is your chance to showcase your goals during the Challenge, how Life Time helped you achieve your results, how your lifestyle changed, and how you plan to maintain these changes. The essay character limit is 5000; we will only read and judge the first 5000 characters.

Before/After Photos

What are “before” and “after” photos?

Three “before” photos and three “after” photos are required in order to be eligible for prizes. Even if you’re not competing for prizes, we highly recommend all members to take these photos as they are a great way to show overall physical change. See here for how to take these photos.

What do I do with my “before” and “after” photos?

If you are competing for prizes, these photos need to be submitted (along with your personal essay) to between May 1 and May 9, 2016 by 9pm CST. “Before” photos should not be submitted until the end of the Challenge.

How do I take my “before” and “after” photos?

Three poses of “before” photos (front view, side view, and back view) as well as three poses of “after” pictures should be taken. To help ensure these photos are recent and within the 90-Day Challenge time period, we recommend wearing your color wristband. Other tips and recommendations for these photos can be found here.

Winners & Prizes

What are the prizes?

There are four national winners (male and female in the Weight Loss category; male and female in Transformation category)—each winner receives $10,000!

Also– 16 runners-up will each receive $1,000!

How many winners?

Twenty winners total!  Four winners receive $10,000 and 16 runners-up receive $1,000.

What’s the judging criteria?

Weight Loss judging criteria—scores are based on 60% body composition change, 20% “before” and “after” pictures, 20% personal essay.

Transformation judging criteria—scores are based on 30% body composition change, 30% “before” and “after” pictures, and 40% personal essay.

Are there club winners?

No, there are no winners awarded at the club-level.

How do I vote for finalists?

The top 5 finalists in each category will be selected by the judging panel at corporate. These will be displayed on on Saturday May 21, 2016 at 12pm CST through Monday May 23, 2016 at 5pm CST.

If I’m ranked high on the leaderboard am I guaranteed a prize?

Not necessarily—the top 5 selected for voting are chosen based on a combination of body composition change (i.e. leaderboard results), “before” and “after” photos, as well as personal essay. Therefore—just because you are ranked #1 on the leaderboard does NOT mean that you are the national winner.

How are the winners chosen?

A corporate committee reviews each entry and selects the top 5 for voting for each category based on the judging criteria listed above. Those top 5 are then included in the online voting process, and the Champions will be determined based on a judging panel from Life Time (60%) and the highest number of public votes on the website as of 5 pm CST May 23, 2016 (40%).

What are the official rules to win?

For all rules details, please see here.