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Horizon Fitness Adds New Employee

COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. (June 30, 2008) – Horizon Fitness, a leading manufacturer of fitness equipment, announces the hiring of Joey Osborne as regional sales manager. In his position, Osborne will focus on growing the newly launched AFG brand along with the continued growth of the franchise channel, including Play It Again Sports.

Osborne brings a diverse background with 16 years of industry experience including retail and commercial sales as well as project insight and development. Prior to joining the Horizon team, Osborne spent 15 years working for Nautilus and played an integral role in the success of the Bowflex® Power Rod® Home Gym.

“I’m very excited to be part of the Horizon and AFG team and to have this opportunity,” said Osborne. “I definitely see this company as one of the industry leaders and I’m proud to be here. I look forward to learning more about the products, meeting our customers and growing our brands.”

In addition, Joey has provided personal training to several professional sports teams, developed fitness programs for personal trainers and other fitness professionals. His interests include personal training, exercise science, human biomechanics, and indoor cycling.

Horizon Fitness is a subsidiary of Johnson Health Tech Co., Ltd., the fourth-largest fitness equipment manufacturer in the world. Horizon offers a wide assortment of fitness equipment designed for in-home use, including treadmills, elliptical trainers, exercise bikes and functional strength training equipment. Products are sold through a variety of retail channels, including sporting goods retailers and department stores.

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