Congratulations to Erin M. of Mazomanie, WI.  She will be relaxing this Fall on her brand new Lifetime Wood Alternative Glider Bench.  That's right, Erin was this month's lucky random winner in our monthly giveaway! If you weren't the lucky winner but would still love to have one of these benches, you can find them in the Lifetime Store online.  And, if the Lifetime Wood Alternative Glider Bench isn't quite the style that matches your decor, you might also want to check out the original Lifetime Glider Bench made of high-density polyethylene with a solid seat and back in a putty color.  (Which, I might add, matches perfectly next to a Lifetime Picnic Table!)  Same size, same great quality, just a different look. The holidays are right around the corner, and Lifetim... More

What another great service experience last weekend! On Saturday, September 17, the remaining 500 Lifetime employees (who did not attend Ogden’s Service Project on September 10) helped clean up Loy Blake Park, East Park and West Point City cemetery in West Point, Utah to participate in Lifetime’s 6th Annual Employee Community Service Project. Between both projects, we dedicated approximately 2,700 man-hours, saving both cities thousands of dollars in labor to accomplish complete park makeovers. These projects included everything from installing a drainage system in the playground area that was collecting water, cutting tree rings, leveling headstones, replenishing bark, rebuilding a fire pit to painting playground equipment and picnic tables. It was quite a site to see so many people working together to make the p... More

 This giveaway has ended. Aahhhh.  Deep breath of fresh, crisp, autumn air. With the cooler temperatures and beautiful Fall colors arriving, it's as if nature is tugging at your coat sleeves to get you outside to enjoy the scenery.  Sometimes it's nice  - and necessary - to take a break from our daily chaotic schedules to simply relax and admire all of nature's wonders.  With that in mind, this month, we are going to give one lucky person an ideal excuse to cut loose from routine and simply sit outside and unwind.  After all, if you win a brand new Lifetime Glider Bench, it's pretty much a requirement you take time each day to actually use it, right?  We think so. So, this month we're giving away a Lifetime Wood Alternative Glider Bench.  It's the perfect size to easily fit on a porch... More

 In my last blog post, I showed you how a tandem Lifetime Manta Kayak compares in size to other kayaks.  Today, I want to show you a little about the stability of this kayak.  Last month my family tested the Manta Kayak for several days on Lake Erie.  When I say family, I mean everyone…me, my husband, my kids, my nieces, my brother, my uncles, and my mom and dad.  As you can see in the photos, we paddled the Manta in pretty much every weight combination and seating combination possible.  The Lifetime Manta Kayak has a 500lb weight capacity and we tested it to its limits.  We paddled it with one person, two people, three people… and even four people!   And, guess what?  It didn't tip! The Lifetime Manta Kayak, or Yellow Banana as we now call it... More

Last Saturday, September 10, 430 of my fellow co-workers and I spent three hours constructing a brand new walking and biking trail in Ogden City, Utah for Lifetime’s 6th Annual Local Community Service Project. Each year, Lifetime employees work off the clock and donate their time with our group community service project, earning credit toward Lifetime’s bi-annual employee benefit program that gives a percentage of the company’s profits to each employee. Since Lifetime is celebrating its 25th corporate anniversary, this year we are increasing our efforts and actually undertaking four separate beautification projects on two separate days. This past Saturday’s trail building was our first project and the second project will be held this Saturday, September 17, and will include clean-up of two parks and ... More

A few weeks ago, I shared with you some things I learned when registering my new Lifetime Manta Kayak, and promised I would share a review with you soon of my experience using the tandem kayak.  So, today is the day.  First, a little info about my kayaking background.  Not much to tell really.  I'll be honest;  I've only done it a few times.  I've paddled around a lake and played kayak football on the sit-on-top Lifetime Daylite and Calypso kayaks, and I have paddled on a lake and several miles on a river in a Swifty Islander sit-inside kayak.  So, in my mind, I was expecting the tandem Lifetime Manta Kayak to be similar in size to some of the previous individual kayaks I have paddled.  But, my first impression of the Lifetime Manta Kayak?  "Whoa, this thing is big." Even th... More

Over the past year, we've shared with you information and videos about our new Lifetime Tru-Motion™ Walking Cane - and even about awards the cane has won. I am thrilled to tell you that because of the success with our cane, Lifetime has decided to launch an entire line of home safety accessories!  Right now on our website, you'll find the Tru-Motion™ Walking Cane in our "Other Innovations" category. But, very soon, you'll see another new product category added on our website called "Health and Wellness" which will be the new home for the cane and our upcoming new home safety accessories like bath and towel safety grab bars. We plan to develop a complete line of products to help the baby boomer generation stay active and live in their homes as long as possible.  So, what will make our products different ... More

Through the month of September, we are offering $20 off Lifetime's handy little 33" Round Folding Table in the Lifetime Store online. It's durable, lightweight, and super easy to open and close. Thanks to the unique x-frame design, it sets up in just one smooth move. No braces to lock into place. It's not only functional and user friendly, but also attractive, with curved legs and beveled table edges. Great for home or office, indoors or out. Portable design allows you to take it along in the trunk of your car to outdoor events, as well. If you find yourself reaching for a place to set your drink while you're lounging on the patio, or looking around for somewhere to set up your laptop, take advantage of this great price on a great little table for a limited time only. Just visit the Lifetime Store ... More

I spy with my little eye… a Lifetime Outdoor Storage Box!  Yep, while I was in Ohio visiting my parents a few weeks ago, I was happy to spot a Lifetime Storage Box being used as a boat dock locker at the local marina where my parents keep their boat. Although they aren't actually sold through marine supply stores (yet), Lifetime Outdoor Storage Boxes are certainly built to be ideal for a boat dock locker.  Like all Lifetime products, the Lifetime Outdoor Storage Box is made of double-wall, high-density polyethylene that is UV-protected so it won't fade, crack, or peel.  The Lifetime Storage Box also has a weather- and water-resistant seal that keeps the interior dry.   Boaters will love the fact that the controlled spring-hinge lid opens to greater than 90° which means you can ea... More

 
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Memorial Day “Salute our Troops” Event Recap!
The Salute our Troops Memorial Day Event held at the Backyards Inc, Riverdale location, was a great success and a whole lot of fun! Backyards Inc. donated 5% of their proceeds from that day to the Utah Military Families Foundation (UMFF). The grand total came to $1,640.60 for the UMFF, so thanks for all those who came out to support our local military! Backyards Inc. also kicked off a 10% military ID discount to continue at ALL six store locations! People of all ages came out to enjoy the event. There were free products, contests, prizes and even face painting and treasure digging for the kids! Frankie from 97.1 did a live remote broadcast in the afternoon, and we would like to thank 5 Buck Pizza for providing free pizza for the event. Congratulations to Roger G. for winning the drawing for a Lifetime portable basketball ho...
Gliding with Grandpa
Still searching for that perfect Christmas gift to give your parents, grandparents,or your spouse? Here's an idea - how about a cozy Lifetime Glider Bench? Last year, I gave my Dad the Lifetime Glider Bench for Christmas. I purchased the original Lifetime Glider Bench because it matched the Lifetime Picnic Table they have in their back yard. (The Lifetime Glider Bench is also available in a Wood Alternative version that looks like real wood slats.) My Dad put his new Lifetime Glider Bench under a huge tree in the backyard at his lake house so he can sit under the shade and watch the lake. This summer when my family went home to visit, we all took turns at some point relaxing and gliding on the bench to watch the soothing waves on the lake, the crackling fire pit, or a friendly game of Cornhole. But, my favorite use was when...
Giving Back by Focusing on Our Future
A few months ago, Lifetime Vice President of Marketing Clint Morris was at an important meeting. It was a meeting focusing on our future. Surprisingly, it wasn't a meeting with one of our retail accounts, or with important government leaders. Instead, he was at a meeting with students at Career Day at a local Utah junior high, sharing his expertise in marketing and manufacturing with our country's future leaders. Lifetime encourages its employees to share their passion and industry knowledge in the community by volunteering to speak at conferences, career days, judging science fairs, etc. For a change of pace with our blog, I decided to sit down with Clint for a few minutes to ask him about his recent experience. What did you share about your job that was the most interesting to students?The part that I felt was most intere...