Life Time Fitness, Mpls. Clash Over Domestic Benefits

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The City of Minneapolis is considering ending its contract with Life Time Fitness which allows police and firefighters to use their facilities.

The Minneapolis City Council and the fitness chain have a $460,000 contract that allows about 800 city employees to take advantage of the free memberships, according to the Star Tribune.

Minneapolis requires companies with contracts worth more than $100,000 to offer benefits to domestic partners.

Life Time requested a waiver from that rule, point out that the City of Minneapolis itself does not offer those benefits to domestic partners.

Recently, Minneapolis officials have asked health facilities to submit proposals, indicating the city seeks to no longer use Life Time.

The City of Minneapolis purchased the Life Time memberships for police and firefighters to encourage better fitness.

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