We are always excited to bring new products to the market and I am happy to announce Lifetime’s newest addition – Modular Storage Cabinets! Built with durable, steel-reinforced construction and high-density polyethylene (HDPE), Lifetime’s new Modular Storage Cabinet is tough enough for your garage, but looks great for your home or office. With a convenient modular design, multiple cabinets can be hung and used as wall cabinets (mounting hardware not included) or can connect together and be used as base or stacking cabinets (attachment hardware included). The cabinets can be arranged in both top-to-bottom and side-to-side configurations allowing you to customize your storage area to fit your needs. Lifetime’s Modular Storage Cabinet includes two steel-reinforced, adjustable shelves that can hold up to ... More

Last week, I had the fun opportunity to tag along with the Lifetime marketing and graphic design teams to test the new Lifetime kayaks on Willard Bay, a lake just north of the Lifetime headquarters in Utah.  I've kayaked before, but this was my first time trying out the Lifetime kayaks.  We were using the Calypso and Daylite models, which are identical 8' molds with the exception of the type of backrest and color.  Personally, I preferred the Daylite model because the backrest felt more comfortable to me since it came up a bit higher.  And, the feature of being able to store valuables inside the backrest is pretty handy, too. As we've mentioned before, Lifetime kayaks are designed specifically for beginners and are, consequently, extremely stable.  In fact, they are so stable that even when... More

Since our beginning in 1986, Lifetime has revolutionized the sporting goods industry by inventing the first basketball system that could be adjusted in seconds. Today, Lifetime is the world leading manufacturer of residential basketball systems and continues to bring new, innovative products to the market. We are excited to tell you about two new height adjustment mechanisms for our basketball systems. The first is the Front Adjust®. As its name suggests, this adjustment mechanism allows you to adjust the height of your basketball pole from the front of the basketball system, instead of from behind. With this convenient new location, there is no need to walk around to the back of the system, and it is easier for people of all ages and heights to adjust their basketball hoop. It has a two-handed grip that easily allows yo... More

Are you planning a backyard picnic to celebrate the end of summer or upcoming Labor Day? Still trying to figure out where everyone can sit?  If you're like me, you have a nice patio table and chair set, but it seems like I'm still always short just one or two chairs to be able to have everyone sit together.  I could set up my Lifetime card table and folding chairs, but it feels awkward having two people dine by themselves away from the group.  Well, here's a handy suggestion my mom shared with me that's the perfect solution to your seating dilemma. Typically, the chairs that come with a  patio table are very comfy, but they are also usually very wide and feature arm rests.  If you need to add a few extra seats to your patio table, simply use your Lifetime folding chairs instead of your bulky pat... More

I had a family reunion a couple weeks ago. This is not your typical family reunion with cousins you’ve never met, let alone seen, before. My extended family is very close-knit and (I hope it’s safe to say) we all look forward to the DFR (aka Dixon Family Reunion) every year, truly. My dad and his two siblings take turns planning it each year. This year was my Uncle Brent’s turn, so we went to Pineview Dam near Huntsville, Utah. I have about 20 cousins in the age range of 28-35. They all have spouses and, on average, 4 kids each; so our family is pushing close to 60 people. The kids range from brand new babies to 16 years old. As you know, Lifetime acquired the kayak company, Dragonfly Innovation, back in February. I bought two of the blue Calypso kayaks and decided I’d take them up to the lake an... More

This month, we asked YOU on our blog and Facebook page to tell us what to giveaway… either a Portable Adjustable Height Soccer Goal or a Portable Tetherball System.  After a close vote, YOU picked Tetherball and WE randomly picked Kristen M. of Glendive, MT as the lucky winner using random.org! We hope, Kristen and her family will enjoy taking some swings on the Lifetime Portable Tetherball System as summer unwinds and we head into cooler temperatures. Thanks to everyone who entered and made this one of our most popular giveaways so far.  Since it's back-to-school season and tetherball seems to bring back fun childhood school memories for so many of you, we are offering a $20 discount off the Lifetime Portable Tetherball System in the Lifetime Online Store now through August 31!  Si... More

We are pleased to announce the latest addition to the Lifetime Online Store--(drum roll. Splash!) Kayaks! Lifetime Products is now offering the Calypso kayak at an amazing affordable price to fit your active lifestyle and your budget. This 8 ft kayak can accommodate one adult with a spot for one child in the front as well. This is the perfect beginner's kayak because it is designed for stability, not speed. Perfect for paddling around on lakes and ponds. The Lifetime Calypso kayak is a one-piece construction of high-density polyethylene plastic--smooth contours with no protruding hardware. This is a durable, lightweight water craft that you can just toss into the back of your vehicle and head for the water. You'll especially appreciate all the h... More

Twice a year, we at Lifetime get together to hear company updates, see new products, and share company profit from the year. Profit Sharing is a Lifetime tradition where the company shares a tenth of it's profits with all employees. Call it a summer bonus celebration-- everyone is excited to see how our hard work has paid off and how that works into our share total. This meeting was as great as ever, with 20 new products shown and good news on our sales totals for 2010. Lifetime is healthy, growing strong, and innovating exciting new products for the home. Keep checking this blog and our Facebook and Twitter account to get the first word when these products are released!   More

The verdict is in!  The past few days our blog readers and Facebook fans have been sharing their preferences for which product we should give away in August to usher in the last official month of summer.    We limited your choice to either the Lifetime Portable Tetherball System or the Lifetime Portable Adjustable Height Soccer Goal. The comments have been tallied and the vote was really close!  But, this month, you've decided one lucky winner will receive…. a Lifetime Portable Tetherball System!   Thanks to everyone who shared their comment.  Now, it's time for all of you to enter to win!  As usual, to enter the giveaway, we're keeping it pretty simple. How to enter: Send an e-mail to PR@lifetime.com with the subject line "August contest" and your full name in the ema... More

Summer is winding done and with the cooler temps on their way, it's the perfect time for kids to head outside for some fun activities.  So, for this month's giveaway, we want to offer a product that's sure to be an outdoor hit and one the whole family can get a kick out of.  Hee, hee.  (Sorry about the pun.) The problem is, I'm tossing around two great ideas for product giveaways and I just can't decide which one to serve to you.  (Yep, more puns).  So, YOU get to help me decide!  Would you rather we give away a Lifetime Portable Tetherball System OR a Lifetime Adjustable Height Portable Soccer Goal? The Lifetime Portable Tetherball System brings the childhood schoolyard game home to your backyard.  The system is designed with a convenient portable base, similar to our portable basketball ... More

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We flew to Ohio to visit my parents last week. The kids had a blast at Mammy and Papa's house and the trip went by way too fast, as usual. I know it's crazy, but as soon as our adventure began, I couldn't help but think of Lifetime. When we went through the airport security checkpoint, I counted seven Lifetime tables just at the one gate I was using! You know the table you put your carry-on luggage and shoes on before you push them through the conveyor belt? Yep, a majority of the time, those are Lifetime tables! Considering all of the hundreds of thousands of things that get dropped and scooted on the tables each day, they were in pretty good shape. It definitely speaks well to the strength and durability of Lifetime tables. (I did notice, however, they've started bringing in a few metal tables with built-in storage shelves ...
Climb On and Hold Tight - Kids are in for a Bumpy Ride with the Ace Flyer Teeter Totter
Now you can bring home the fun with an outdoor toy just like the awesome ones you see in public parks and playgrounds. Your kids will be delighted with this Lifetime Ace Flyer Teeter Totter. Painted in bright primary colors with a spinning wheel, a whirling propeller, and an interactive dashboard. This deluxe teeter totter is designed with up and down, side-to-side, rocking action. A great way for kids to get all of their wiggles out! This heavy-duty teeter totter is 8 ft long, 8 ft wide, and accommodates up to 7 kids on board at once. Adjustable height feature allows you to adjust it to just the right height for your little ones. It is constructed of powder-coated steel and UV-protected polyethylene plastic to reduce heat retention, resist rusting, and prevent discoloration. Kids can play comfortably and safely. No worries ...
Lifetime Employees Test Drive 2012 Kayak Line
Every year, the Lifetimesales and marketing team attends an internal Sales and Marketing Conference. This year, things were a bit different. We had 30 kayaks and paddle boards to test paddle at Sand Hollow -one of the most scenic reservoirs in Utah.It is exhausting just to think about..exhausting in a good way, of course! To kick things off with our kayak training a few weeks ago, we began with a training clinic and question and answer period.Many of our employees are just like you - they are a beginner or are just getting into the sport of kayaking. Our more advanced staff members were excited to help out as well.This was exciting for me as I love to share my love of paddle sports with anyone who will listen.or paddle. :)I discussed paddle techniques, sitting in your kayak, and the differences in kayak styles. As you can se...