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EX-99.1 - EX-99.1 - LIFE TIME FITNESS, INC.c63069exv99w1.htm
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) February 17, 2011
Life Time Fitness, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Minnesota   001-32230   41-1689746
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
2902 Corporate Place    
Chanhassen, Minnesota   55317
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (952) 947-0000
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Item 2.02.   Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
     On February 17, 2011, Life Time Fitness, Inc. (the “Company”) reported its financial results for its fiscal quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010. See the Company’s press release dated February 17, 2011, which is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference in this Current Report on Form 8-K.
     The press release furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and certain information the Company intends to disclose on the conference call scheduled for 10:00 a.m. eastern time on February 17, 2011 include certain non-GAAP financial measures. The reconciliations of these measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are included in the press release. In addition to the information in the press release under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” the Company provides the following additional information about the Company’s use of the non-GAAP financial measures presented in the press release and on the conference call.
     EBITDA. The Company believes EBITDA is useful to an investor in evaluating the Company’s operating performance and liquidity because:
    it is a widely accepted financial indicator of a company’s ability to service its debt and the Company is required to comply with certain covenants and borrowing limitations that are based on variations of EBITDA in certain of the Company’s financing documents; and
    it is widely used to measure a company’s operating performance without regard to items such as depreciation and amortization, which can vary depending upon accounting methods and the book value of assets, and to present a meaningful measure of corporate performance exclusive of the Company’s capital structure and the method by which assets were acquired.
     The Company’s management uses EBITDA:
    as a measurement of operating performance because it assists the Company in comparing its performance on a consistent basis;
    in presentations to the members of the Company’s board of directors to enable the board to have the same consistent measurement basis of operating performance used by management; and
    as the basis for incentive bonuses paid to selected members of senior and center-level management.
     Free Cash Flow. The Company believes free cash flow is useful to an investor in understanding the Company’s cash flow generation because:
    free cash flow allows the Company to evaluate the cash generated by operations and the ability of its operations to fund investment items related to purchases of property and equipment, repay indebtedness, add to the Company’s cash balance, or to use in other discretionary activities; and
    if negative, free cash flow reflects the need for incremental financing activities or use of existing cash balances.
     The Company’s management uses free cash flow:
    to monitor cash available for repayment of indebtedness; and
    in discussion with the investment community.



Item 9.01.   Financial Statements and Exhibits.
     The following Exhibit is being furnished herewith:
  99.1   Press Release Announcing Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Financial Results Dated February 17, 2011.



     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Date: February 17, 2011  By /s/ Michael R. Robinson    
  Michael R. Robinson   
  Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer   



No.   Exhibits   Manner of Filing
Press Release Announcing Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Financial Results Dated February 17, 2011.
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