Indoor Tri
Get Indoors and Tri

Indoor Tri Returns on Sunday, January 21, 2018!
* Full list of locations soon to be released.

Life Time Tri’s mission is to inspire athletes of all athletic abilities to consider and commit to racing triathlon in 2018.

As a starting point, Life Time Indoor Tri returns by popular demand and offers an inspirationally charged, safe and simulated environment for athletes of all fitness levels to experience the nation’s fastest growing sport of triathlon.

Upon becoming a triathlete indoors, we invite finishers to commit and register for race(s) of their choice along the event continuum ranging from Super Sprint, Sprint, International, IRONMAN 70.3 and IRONMAN. Our team is here to support your journey and celebrate your accomplishments along the way.

What is Indoor Tri?

The indoor triathlon is based on time rather than distance — meaning you receive points for going further in a specific period of time, not going faster over a fixed distance. Participants are graded on a curve. The furthest distance in each category gets the most points (actual number is based on total participants) and the shortest receives one point. Your “score” for the discipline is based on the points you achieve. All three disciplines count equally toward your final score. Therefore, your rank and score will not be determined until all participants have completed the event.

The total event will be 75 minutes: 10 minutes in the pool, a 10-minute transition, 30 minutes on a spin bike, a 5-minute transition and 20 minutes on a treadmill. Transition times are fixed between events and do not count toward participants’ scores.

Click here to read the full rules.

Register and Receive

Register for just $30, receive a host of gifts below and become a triathlete in just 60 minutes!  All 2018 participants will receive:

  • Indoor Tri Water Bottle
  • Swim Cap
  • Race bib
  • Online results
  • $10 coupon for 2018 Life Time Tri (outdoor) events
  • Special offers for Life Time Endurance training and club membership

Indoor Tri events are open to both members and non-members of Life Time Fitness, ages 12 and over.


Take Your Training to the Next Level
Join us for a comprehensive 8-week training program, starting on November 1, that is specifically designed for beginner athletes under the supervision of a coach and the support of other Life Time members! You’ll learn the basics of triathlon training, while having fun and getting into great shape as you prepare.

Registration for the 8-week training program is just $120! Sign-up today and you’ll receive:

  • An 8-week training program detailing workouts for each day
  • A one-hour weekly group training session with a Life Time Tri coach

Please note, the training program is only available in select club locations, not available nationwide.

Intro 8-Wk Indoor Tri Training Plan (Complimentary)

Ready to train on your own for the Indoor Tri? Download our 8-Wk Intro Training Plan to help you prepare for your big day. This plan is complimentary for Life Time Members and the General Public.

Train with the Life Time Tri Team! 

Training for a triathlon can be a fun, social and rewarding experience. Join a chapter of the Life Time Tri TEAM at select locations throughout the Nation, led by a certified Life Time Tri Coach. Take advantage of weekly group training sessions, technique development advice, monthly training plans, social activities, Life Time Race Series discounts and other Tri Team member benefits.

For athletes of all levels and abilities, from beginners to elite, the Life Time Tri Team has something for everyone!  For more information, visit, contact the Tri Coach at your Life Time, or email the Head Coach, Troy Jacobson (

Special Limited Offer! Get a Free 30 minute Coaching Consultation with a Life Time Coach to discuss your ideal training plan.  To schedule your complimentary appointment, contact Troy Jacobson at

(Offer available for a limited time and with limited availability. Please contact us today for more information.)

Frequently Asked Questions

We measure your swim distance in lengths, not laps. Each time you touch the wall counts as one length. Volunteers will be at each lane counting for you — all you have to do is swim!

No, you can swim any stroke you like, including dog paddle, side stroke, elementary backstroke, etc. You may even walk, if absolutely necessary. Whatever keeps you moving in the water.

You may rest on the walls, hold onto the lane line or stand on the bottom of the pool to rest. You may stop and rest for as long as you like, but keep in mind the clock is ticking!

No. We do not allow any flotation devices or snorkels/fins to be used during the swim.

The locker rooms will serve as your transition area. You will have 10 minutes to change out of your suit, into your biking and running gear. This goes by much faster than you think, so keep moving. You should bring your running stuff with you to the spin studio as you will not have time to go back to the locker room after the cycle portion. If you are not a Life Time member, we will provide you with a locker key for use during the event.

All participants will use the indoor bikes located in the spin studio. Bikes for the event will be set in two rows near the front of the studio.

All bikes in the 2018 Indoor Tri events will have a power console that can accurately track distance, speed and power.  The distance shown on the power console after the 30 minute cycle portion will be captured by an event volunteer.

Each participant will be able to set their own resistance at a level that is comfortable for their ability.  Keep in mind, injuries can occur if you spin too fast so we recommend each participant set the tension at a level that is safe and comfortable based on their cycle experience.

You may leave the incline at zero on the treadmill or any higher setting that you prefer.

Absolutely. Headphones are allowed for the bike and run (and for those of you techies with the waterproof headphones, you may use them in the pool as well). Keep in mind we will have music playing overhead in the cycle studio.

Results will be posted following the conclusion of the event on this site.

Total available points are based on the total number of participants in the event. For this example, let’s say there are 100 people in event. The athlete who swam the farthest in the pool receives 100 points. The second farthest swim receives 99 points and so on. Same for the bike and run. The three scores for each participant are totaled for an overall score.

Yes, although children must be 12 years of age or older to participate in the Indoor Tri.


Be part of the IN crowd, volunteer at your local Indoor Tri!
There’s no better way to get inspired and see what Indoor Triathlon is all about than by volunteering. All volunteers receive an Event Crew shirt.

Event Crew is needed for the following:

  • Participant check-in
  • Recording of distance for swim, bike and treadmills
  • Transitions

Event Crew is required to be on site one hour prior the event and may be asked to stay no later than one hour following the event.

If you have any questions about volunteer opportunities, please contact the local Race Director for your event.