Life Time Fitness, Inc. Winner of Grand Prix for Best Overall Investor Relations (SmallCap) 2008 Bahram Akradi founded the Company in 1992 and has been a director and President since its inception. Mr. Akradi was elected Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors in May 1996. Mr. Akradi has over 24 years of experience in healthy way of life initiatives. From 1984 to 1989, he led U.S. Swim & Fitness Corporation as its co-founder and Executive Vice President. Mr. Akradi was a founder of the health and fitness Industry Leadership Council.