Nautilus TreadClimber Cardio Trainer Receives Global Innovation Honor
A new Nautilus® TreadClimber® cardiovascular trainer that helps people achieve a runner's workout by walking has received the Global Innovation Award at the renowned FIBO 2007 international trade show for health and fitness.
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ESSEN, GERMANY–Apr 26, 2007 — A new NautilusÂ® TreadClimberÂ® cardiovascular trainer that helps people achieve a runner’s workout by walking has received the Global Innovation Award at the renowned FIBO 2007 international trade show for health and fitness.
The Nautilus TreadClimber TC916 cardio trainer made by Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) was selected from among 28 fitness equipment nominations that are limited to those that constitute an advance in development for the entire industry and have been available for up to a year. It is the second time in three years Nautilus has received the top innovation honor.
“Receiving this honor twice in three years is further evidence that Nautilus is becoming the global fitness leader through our strong commitment to meaningful research and development, even though we consider ourselves early in our growth,” said Gregg Hammann, Chairman and CEO of Nautilus, Inc.
“This recognition reinforces the trend we are experiencing with high levels of usage on this product by people of all ages and fitness levels at clubs where it is installed. It is helping people achieve a low-impact and high-quality cardio workout through the familiar motion of walking,” said Darryl Thomas, President of International Equipment for Nautilus, Inc.
The Global Innovation Award was presented at FIBO, the world’s largest fitness exposition, with more than 45,000 guests and 438 exhibitors at the annual show. The FIBO 2007 Global Innovation Award was selected by industry leaders from product safety and certification, journalism, health and sports science. Selection was coordinated by the international approvals organization TÃœV Rheinland Group.
Nautilus TreadClimber cardio trainers were on display, along with the company’s commercial lineup, including the new Nautilus ONE(TM) strength line, SchwinnÂ® indoor cycling products, and programming through the Nautilus Institute(TM).
Nautilus received the award in 2005 for NautilusÂ® EV916 Ellipticals with My StrideÂ® Technology. The elliptical trainer allows users to dynamically vary their stride from 0 to 32 inches during a workout with no adjustments. Both the Nautilus TreadClimber TC916 and the Nautilus elliptical with My Stride technology are made at the company’s cardiovascular manufacturing facility in Tulsa, Okla. The company also offers five models of BowflexÂ® TreadClimber products for at-home training.
About Nautilus, Inc.
Headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS – News) is a pure fitness company that provides tools and education necessary to help people achieve a fit and healthy lifestyle. With a brand portfolio that includes NautilusÂ®, BowflexÂ®, SchwinnÂ® Fitness, StairMasterÂ®, and Pearl iZUMiÂ®, Nautilus manufactures and markets a complete line of innovative health and fitness products through direct, commercial, retail, specialty and international channels. The Company was formed in 1986 and had sales of $680 million in 2006. It has 1,500 employees and operations in Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Oklahoma, Illinois, Virginia, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, China, and other locations around the world. More information is at www.nautilusinc.com.
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