Cybex Gains Accreditation with Inclusive Fitness Initiative

Cybex International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYBI), a leading manufacturer of premium exercise equipment for the commercial and consumer markets, committed to providing fitness equipment for individuals with wide ranging abilities and disabilities, was recently recognized by the Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI).
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MEDWAY, Mass.-- Cybex International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYBI), a leading manufacturer of premium exercise equipment for the commercial and consumer markets, committed to providing fitness equipment for individuals with wide ranging abilities and disabilities, was recently recognized by the Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI). CYBEX UK has gained Stage 2 IFI accreditation on 12 pieces of cardiovascular (CV) and resistance equipment and is the first company to offer this comprehensive range of Stage 2 accredited equipment.

The IFI's extensive accreditation process ensures that all IFI accredited equipment meets stringent design specifications and standards for the inclusive fitness market. As a result the equipment also offers many benefits to other markets such as the fast growing senior market, and includes features like ease of access handlebars, which are below seat height to assist transfer from a wheelchair or other mobility aid, large color contrasted main control buttons and text, and simple one touch start programs with low start levels. CYBEX's Total Access CV range offers Unicamâ„¢ pedals with heel straps, which prevent the user's feet from slipping off the pedals.

“People with disabilities including injured veterans and service men and women often go to a fitness center or health club to improve their quality of life but they don't want to seek assistance from instructors every few minutes. They wish to be independent and this is what IFI equipment offers them,” said Simon Withey, Managing Director CYBEX UK. “At CYBEX our equipment is designed for a variety of users. “This latest range of accredited CYBEX equipment is further testimony to our commitment to positively impact the end user and industry as a whole.”

The CYBEX cardiovascular equipment that earned IFI accreditation includes the 630A Total Body Arc Cross Trainer, the 445T Treadmill, the 530C Upright Cycle and the 530R Recumbent Cycle. It is designed with state of the art features that are appropriate for visually, sensory and mobility impaired individuals as well as non disabled users. The newly accredited equipment includes a Cable Column, Seated Leg Curl, Leg Extension and Leg Press, as well as four individual upper body pieces, a Chest Press, Overhead Press, Lat Pull and Row.

Features include easy weight selection, via integral 3-position twist/select from seated exercise position, weight stacks with low start weights and 2.5kg increments, which are suitable for inexperienced and older users, swing away seats with a locking plunger adjustment, which allow easy access for wheelchairs users and one handed seat adjustment for users with limited mobility.

Other innovations include exercise instructions at seated user height, to ensure ease of reading from a seated position by all users including those in wheelchairs, as well as a choice of upper and lower handle positions, which cater for wheelchair users who cannot adjust seat height, shorter users and those with balance problems, who can then maintain full foot contact with the floor.

According to Withey, the concept of inclusive fitness is now being developed around the world in countries like Australia and New Zealand, while the Inclusive Fitness Coalition was recently introduced in the USA by Dr. James Rimmer of the University of Illinois.

For further information about Cybex International UK's innovative range of products and services simply call 0845 606 0228.

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About CYBEX

Cybex International, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of premium exercise equipment for commercial and consumer use. The CYBEX product line includes a full range of both strength training and cardio training machines sold worldwide under the CYBEX brand. Products and programs are designed and engineered to reflect the natural movement of the human body, assisting each unique user — from the professional athlete to the first-time exerciser — to improve daily human performance. For more information on CYBEX and its product lines, please visit the Company's website at www.cybexinternational.com.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements. There are a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the statements made above. These include, but are not limited to, competitive factors, technological and product developments, market demand, economic conditions, the resolution of litigation involving the Company, and the ability of the Company to comply with the terms of its credit facilities. Further information on these and other factors which could affect the Company's financial results can be found in the Company's previously filed Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, its Reports on Form 10-Q, its Current Reports on Form 8-K, and its proxy statement dated April 10, 2007.

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