Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fitness club operator Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Life Time's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Life Time facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Chanhassen, Minn. (1990)

Market Cap

$1.1 billion


Sporting activities

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$827.3 million


Founder/CEO Bahram Akradi
CFO Michael Robinson

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)


Year-to-Date Return



$8.14 million / $683.3 million

Other Sporting Activity Stock Alternatives

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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 78% of the 156 All-Star members who have rated Life Time believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include wisesilverwolf and pseud, both of whom are ranked in the top 5% of our community.

Just last month, wisesilverwolf reminded bulls that consumers continue to feel exhausted: "Who will pay for expensive gyms when they can't pay for everything else in their life? Especially now that you can't use your home equity like an ATM."

In an earlier pitch, pseud also criticized Life Time for being way out of shape. Here's an excerpt:

The company's business model is dependent upon the slightly-above average Joe shelling out $100/month for a gym which is a bit more shiny than the other gym around the corner which costs only $30/month. … One person pitched that their membership numbers are improving. True. But look at the same store membership which is declining. You can spend $20 million to open a new location and obviously some people will show up even in this economy. … In short, their business model was dependent on cheap and abundant consumer credit which is not coming back as far as I can see.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Apple is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick, Johnson & Johnson is an Income Investor choice, and Google is a recommendation of Rule Breakers. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.