24 Hour Fitness And Nautilus, Inc. Announce Successful Relaunch Of Nautilus Treadclimber Units

Mark Mastrov, the Chairman and CEO of 24 Hour Fitness, and Gregg Hammann, the Chairman and CEO of Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS), celebrated the successful reintroduction of Nautilus(R) Commercial TreadClimber(TM) cardio products at a meeting today at the Nautilus world headquarters here.
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VANCOUVER, Wash.--Mark Mastrov, the Chairman and CEO of 24 Hour Fitness, and Gregg Hammann, the Chairman and CEO of Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS), celebrated the successful reintroduction of Nautilus(R) Commercial TreadClimber(TM) cardio products at a meeting today at the Nautilus world headquarters here.

Mastrov and Hammann announced that the last of 500 Nautilus Commercial TreadClimber units were shipped this week to about 80 of the more than 360 24 Hour Fitness clubs across the country. This unit is in addition to the Nautilus equipment routinely shipped to 24 Hour Fitness locations, such as Nautilus(R) strength equipment, Schwinn(R)Fitness indoor cycles, and StairMaster(R) step mills and steppers.

"Our customers are thrilled the TreadClimber units are back," said Mastrov, whose leading network of fitness clubs agreed to introduce the product on an exclusive basis last spring. Nautilus withdrew the units last fall to strengthen the hydraulic system that supports the new method of cardio exercise.

"This is the most innovative cardio product to reach clubs in decades. We've had 20 improved units operating flawlessly in test clubs since January, where people continue to stand in line waiting to use them. Our members are excited to see them expanding into additional 24 Hour Fitness locations as we continue to improve our club offering."

Under Hammann's leadership, Nautilus, Inc. developed the TreadClimber units to complement those currently marketed for home fitness use, and to signal the company's commitment to innovation in cardiovascular equipment in addition to its legendary strength products.

"The concept is simple -- walk in a low-impact uphill stepping motion and burn more than twice the calories compared to a treadmill at a similar speed," said Hammann.

"Delivering on that concept required us to create the most technologically advanced piece of fitness equipment in fitness. Our hydraulic cylinder supplier worked with us for six months to deliver a product that is performing well in the laboratory, in test markets, and now in clubs across the country."

Mastrov said the company will continue to expand its presence of Nautilus TreadClimber units over time, as well as collaborating with Nautilus, Inc. on other initiatives that attract more people to a healthy and fit lifestyle.

"The test of a great company is shown in the willingness to support their customers. Nautilus continues to earn our admiration as a fellow fitness leader. In addition to introducing the TreadClimber together, we are working on several additional initiatives and are equally excited about the potential of those initiatives."

In addition to completing the relaunch of TreadClimber units, Nautilus also began shipping the units to other clubs in the United States. They are manufactured at the company's commercial cardiovascular manufacturing facilities in Tulsa, Okla.

About Nautilus, Inc.
Headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) 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 Nautilus(R), Bowflex(R), Schwinn(R)Fitness, StairMaster(R), and Pearl iZUMi(R), 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 $631 million in 2005. It has 1,600 employees and operations in Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, 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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