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  It is quite common in the wild world of outdoor sports, for companies to sponsor up-and-coming paddlers.  Lifetime has just taken on the sponsorship challenge.  As you may have read in my earlier blog about our Lifetime Hooligan Youth Stand-up Paddleboard, we found a Utah local who is sure to make a splash in the paddleboard world. We would like to introduce you to our super kid, Mac!!  He is only 10 years old but is quickly becoming a master of Stand-up Paddleboarding!  Mac’s dad, Gary, is a long-time surfer and has bestowed his wisdom and skill upon his son.  Mac has been entering paddleboard contests around  Utah, and has been blowing away his competition!  He recently placed 1st in the Weber River Paddleboard Race and the Jordenelle Reseviour Paddleboard Race.&n... More

 This giveaway has ended. Summer may be coming to an end, but it doesn't mean the end of fun outdoor activities.  With cooler temps just around the corner, we think it's the perfect time of year to use our newest product - the Lifetime Driveway 3 Sport Set.  In fact, we are so excited for you to try this product with your family that we've decided to give one away this month!  Personally, I love this product because it's so versatile.  Shhh.  Don't tell my kids, but they'll be seeing this product under our Christmas tree this year!  So what exactly is a Lifetime Driveway 3 Sport Set?  It's an all-weather net that's secured to 1.75-gallon portable bases that you fill with sand or water. So, that means no cement, no ground stakes, and no support strings to get tangled in when playin... More

Stand-Up-Paddleboarding (SUP) is one of the hottest new trends in the water sports world. Over the past few years, it’s gone from a small time activity to a huge, world-wide phenomenon. Last season we unveiled our adult paddleboard, the Lifetime Freestyle XL SUP. This season, we wanted to make sure the whole family could enjoy this new and rapidly growing sport. We scaled down our adult paddleboard, added some new features, and made the Lifetime Hooligan SUP  - a fantastic youth paddleboard that fits a wide range of younger paddlers. The Lifetime Hooligan was designed to be extremely stable and easy to use. We wanted to be sure those first-time jitters could melt away once the paddler realized how stable and safe this board really is! This board also incorporates a cutting-e... More

Come support our local military this Memorial Day at the 3rd annual "Salute Our Troops" event at the Lifetime Store! The event will be held at our Riverdale, Utah store location ONLY! Special Memorial Day activities and promotions will be held all day, so bring the whole family! There will be product giveaways, contests, prizes, and more! Frankie from 97.1 ZHT will be broadcasting live from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the store, along with fun activities and contests throughout the whole day. The great thing about this event is that 5% of proceeds from the Memorial Day sales at the Riverdale location will be donated to the Utah Military Families Foundation (UMFF). UMFF is a privately-funded non-profit organization headquartered at Hill Air Force Base that supports over 80,000 military families throughout Utah. In addition to donat... More

This Spring, turn the kids loose on the new Lifetime Double Slide playset. Order now from our online store and we'll give you $400 off the regular price! For our new playset model this season, we have combined two of our systems into one super-sized deluxe system. This playset has enough activities to keep a whole yard full of kids happily entertained in the spring sunshine for hours. Like all Lifetime playsets, our new system is constructed with a heavy-duty steel frame. No warping, splitting, or splintering like wooden playsets. The entire system is made of weather-protected materials to resist rusting and discoloration so it will look as good as new throughout many years of backyard fun. For this awesome deluxe playset, our engineers have made improvements on all of the old favorite activities, m... More

Are you still trying to figure what to get a Tween or a "kid who has everything"  on your Christmas list? Trust me, I know how you feel.  As a mom of an 8-year-old, I completely understand how tough it is to come up with gift ideas for those ages when they aren't really into characters or toys anymore.  But, if you have a child who loves being active in the water, I have a perfect idea for you - a Lifetime Youth Kayak! My family tested the pink Lifetime Wave Kayak this summer and we absolutely loved it!  Between my kids and my nieces, we had ages 4, 8, 9, and 11 using it.  And, I even tried it, too!  I must say, we were amazed at how quickly all of the kids got the hang of paddling and maneuvering when they had a kayak and paddle their own size.  We have sit-inside adult kayaks that th... More

It's that time of year again when kids start making their wish lists for Santa… and parents everywhere start stressing over how Santa is going to manage to fit those gifts through the chimney and under the tree without being caught! Don't worry, at Lifetime we completely understand!  Since we make huge playsets that are on the top of a lot of kids' lists, we've had a few chats with Santa to figure out how we can help him and his elves get these playsets to the all kids on his "nice" list. After talking with Santa, we came up with a plan. This year, if your kids ask for a Lifetime Monkey Adventure Playset,  there is a way to easily fit it under your tree!  We have already worked with Santa's elves to make a video that your kids can unwrap and watch on Christmas morning to see their present. Here's how ... More

It's been almost three weeks.  Whew.  I think my husband and I have finally recovered.  I don't know what we were thinking but we somehow let our son talk us into a Backyard Campout Party for his 8th birthday.  (Sniff, sniff.  I still can't believe my little man is 8 years old already!)  It seemed harmless enough, but this was his first group sleepover and "no guests' parents" birthday party so it was a pretty big milestone for him -- and us.  After he made his list of neighborhood kids and classmates he wanted to invite, the list totaled 12 kids which sounded manageable.  After all, teachers do this all the time with lots more kids, right?   The kids were all talking about the party for days beforehand. In addition to the sleepover, the other "big deal" of the party was... More

With the start of a new school year, parents tend to have a lot on their mind. One topic that seems to come up a lot is playground safety. Although Lifetime doesn’t influence school ground safety, Lifetime does make a variety of home playground equipment built specifically with your child’s safety in mind. We have rubberized chain grips on our swing sets and playsets to prevent little fingers from being caught or pinched, and all hard edges have been rounded or covered. Our UV-protected, powder-coated steel and high-density polyethylene are heat resistant and will not burn kids on a sunny day like many metal or plastic outdoor toys. Our playground equipment passes all playground safety standards to ensure your child’s safety. Our playground equipment is built durable and safe; however, it is also important ... More

Due to the popularity of the Lifetime Kids Dome Climber with Lifetime Facebook fans and the fact that it's sporting our patriotic colors, we're going to offer $50 off the regular Lifetime online store price during the month of July. If you're looking for something unique that you won't find in all of the other backyards in your neighborhood, you'll appreciate the Lifetime Dome Climber. Kids can't resist the fun geometric design. (Personally, I wouldn't be able to resist covering it with tarps to create a "yurt" when the kids want to sleep out on summer nights, or an "igloo" for wintertime fun.) A versatile backyard toy for day or night, summer or winter! The climbing dome is 5 ft tall, 10 ft wide, and constructed from powder-coated steel to resist rusting and ... More

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Pumpkin Carving Fun
For a fun family activity last night we thought it would be fun to do some pumpkin carving. It was an amusing evening that our two boys thoroughly enjoyed.As soon as I left work, I picked up the boys and we drove down to a local outdoor produce stand that always seems to have a great selection of pumpkins, all in different shapes and sizes, each one seemed to have their own personality. I think Josh and Jake changed their minds on which pumpkin they each wanted about eight times. Originally Josh was really set on a small pumpkin just a little bit larger than my fist, (I dont think I have the patience to carve a pumpkin that small), so I had to use my best diplomatic efforts to convince him to choose a different pumpkin. He eventually chose another one-- the largest one out there. Jake also chose one that I am sure outweighed ...
Lifetime's CFO Named a Utah CFO of the Year
We have great news! Mark Whiting, chief financial officer of Lifetime Products Inc, was named a CFO of the Year in the June issue of Utah Business Magazine (read all about it).Whiting was recognized for his 22-year contribution in building a recession-proof company, and a company that has become an international player in the sporting goods and outdoor products industry. The first time youmeet Mark Whiting, youare surprised by his genuine warmth.He laughs often, listens attentively, andusually refers to himself as a bean-counter. When asked about being nominated for the Utah Business CFO of the Year Award, he bursts into laughter (I experienced that one myself).Though hewould not say he deserves this award, the growing numbers speak for themselves Last year, Lifetime: Experienced an annual revenue higher than any record...
Monthly Giveaway Ends with $50 Discount on Round Picnic Table
Congratulations to Susan S. of Phoenix, Arizona! Susan was randomly selected as this month's giveaway winner and will receive a Lifetime 44" Round Picnic Table just in time to use for her Labor Day BBQ! Since this was one of our most popular giveaways so far this year, we decided to offer this picnic table for a limited time only at a special price for those of you who weren't the lucky winner but still want to own one of these unique tables. So, now through the end of August, you can save $50 on Lifetime 44" Round Picnic Table in the Lifetime Store online. Simply enter discount code 44picnic when you check out. And, as always, keep reading our blogs because we'll start another great product giveaway sometime in September. Until then, happy picnicking