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Life Fitness unveils new research and development lab
Franklin Park mayor helps celebrate completion of $3.7 million renovation
SCHILLER PARK, Ill. â€“ March 20, 2006 â€“ Life Fitness, the leading manufacturer of a full line of commercial cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, recently unveiled its newly renovated research and development lab in the company’s Franklin Park facility. Franklin Park Mayor Daniel B. Pritchett and members of the Life Fitness senior executive staff participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the $3.7 million renovation.
â€œAs the leader in the fitness equipment industry, Life Fitness places an emphasis on research and testing,â€ said John Stransky, president, Life Fitness. â€œThis new lab will allow us to take our research and development to the next level and design cardiovascular and strength-training equipment that further meets our customers’ needs.â€
The 38,000-square-foot lab includes space and equipment dedicated to biomechanical, electromagnetic, environmental and mechanical research and development.
â€œThis lab will energize our R&D efforts,â€ said Gary Peterson, senior vice president, Life Fitness. â€œFrom high-speed cameras to usage simulation equipment, the state-of-the-art lab will help us drive innovation, allow tremendous improvements in product time-to-market and further increase our products’ already excellent quality and reliability.â€
The lab was designed and engineered by A. Epstein and Sons International, Inc., a Chicago-based architecture and engineering firm, and Interior Space International, Epstein’s in-house interior design subsidiary.
About Life Fitness
Life Fitness, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), is the global leader in designing and manufacturing a full line of high-quality fitness equipment for commercial and consumer use. It is the largest commercial fitness equipment provider in the world and the only fitness equipment manufacturer that has been providing premium equipment for nearly 30 years. Life Fitness’ cardiovascular and strength-training products, including the renowned Lifecycle exercise bike, are used in health, fitness and wellness facilities, as well as in homes, worldwide. The company is headquartered near Chicago and distributes its equipment in more than 120 countries.
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Life Fitness and Lifecycle are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Brunswick Corporation.
Life Fitness, 5100 River Road, Schiller Park, Ill. 60176 Phone: 847.288.3300, www.lifefitness.com