Life Time Fitness, Inc. ("Life Time") is The Healthy Way of Life Company. We help organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their areas of interest, or discovering new passions, both inside and outside of Life Time's distinctive, resort-like sports, professional fitness, family recreation and spa destinations, most of which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our Healthy Way of Life approach enables our customers to achieve success by providing the best places, people and programs of exceptional quality and value. As of March 2, 2015, we operated 113 centers under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands primarily in suburban locations in 32 major markets in the United States and Canada.
We believe our centers provide a desirable and unique experience for our members, resulting in a high number of memberships per center. We directly operate and manage all of our centers both to optimize and deliver the high-quality member experience we expect. Of our 113 centers, we consider 92 to be of our large format design. Among these 92 centers, we consider 67 to be of our current model design. Although the size and design of our centers may vary, our business strategy, member-focused approach and core operating processes generally remain consistent across our centers. Our current model centers target 6,500 to 10,500 memberships by offering, on average, 114,000 square feet of multi-use sports and athletic, professional fitness, family recreation, spa amenities and programs and services in a resort-like environment.
The breadth of our programs allows us to help members achieve their goals while connecting and engaging them in their areas of passion. By offering best-in-class programming - both inside and outside of our centers - along with a trained and certified team of Life Time employees who lead each program, we help members achieve their goals. Life Time programs include a wide range of interest areas, such as group fitness, yoga, swimming, running, racquetball, squash, tennis, Pilates, martial arts, kids activities and camps, adult activities and leagues, rock