Life Time Fitness (stylized as LIFETIME FITNESS) is a chain of fitness centers (or health clubs) operating in the United States and Canada, based out of Chanhassen, Minnesota, a Minneapolis suburb. Many of its large high-end facilities operate 24/7 and feature personal fitness instruction, salons, food courts, large child centers, and indoor/outdoor pools. In 1992, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bahram Akradi, founded Life Time Fitness and has been a director since its origin. The Company was incorporated in 1990 as a Minnesota corporation under the name FCA, Ltd., and subsequently registered to use the name of Life Time Fitness in 1992. The first club opened in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Several locations were added to the Minneapolis–St. Paul area before the chain expanded to suburban and exurban communities in other metropolitan areas across several states. Most Life Time Fitness centers are located in exurban or fringe suburban areas in medium to large-sized metropolitan areas, with a handful of locations in central city or inner suburban areas. The oldest Life Time facility is in Eagan, Minnesota. In August 2014, Life Time Fitness, a publicly traded company, began pursuing entering into a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) following pressure to do so from its largest shareholder, Marcato Capital Management. In March 2015, Life Time agreed to be acquired by private equity firms TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners in a leveraged buyout.