Horizon Featured in Runner's World Magazine

Elite Series T6 AFG treadmill profiled in annual treadmill review

COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. (February 2, 2007) – For the second consecutive year, Horizon Fitness was featured in Runner's World's annual treadmill review. The company's Elite Series T6 AFG treadmill was one of only eight products recommended by the magazine in the January 2007 issue.

To compile its treadmill report, Runner's World used a panel of experts to narrow down the field of products to review. From there, more than 100 members of the Michigan Athletic Center in East Lansing, Mich. tested the treadmills and provided in-depth insight into their quality and performance.

“Runner's World is the Bible when it comes to running,” said Mike Olson, vice president of marketing for Horizon Fitness. “To have one of our treadmills recommended by the magazine speaks volumes to the quality and performance of our products. It's an endorsement that carries a lot of weight in the running community.”

Elite Series T6 AFG Treadmill
The Elite Series T6 AFG non-folding treadmill stands out on a number of levels when compared to other treadmills at similar price points. To start with, the treadmill features a beefy frame that is extremely stable, particularly when running at high speeds. The treadmill equals, or in many cases, exceeds the stability rating of other treadmills at similar price points. It even supports a weight capacity of 400 lbs. – one of the highest in the industry.

The T6 AFG is powered by a strong, 3.0 hp continuous-duty motor and digital drive system, which offers quiet, consistent speed and smooth transitions between speeds. The motor generates speeds ranging between .5 and 12 mph and inclines from zero to 15 percent.

To keep users motivated and focused on a fitness goal, the T6 AFG features eTRAKâ„¢ Performance Tracker technology, an innovative new software that allows users to monitor and evaluate their fitness progress over time. This technology, which is integrated into a large console with a 10 x 14 LED dot-matrix display, allows users to monitor a variety of workout statistics, including: incline, time, calories, pace, distance and speed. The accumulated data can be viewed in a variety of formats, including: average workout, last workout, weekly total, monthly total and lifetime total.

Key programming features are incorporated into a large button that makes treadmill programming
simple and intuitive. It also allows users to access cumulative data (eTRAK) quickly and easily. The round programming button mirrors technology found in many of today's cell phones.

The T6 AFG comes with eight preset programs and two custom programs that keep workouts challenging and varied. During workouts, users can monitor heart rate activity through a wireless receiver with a Polar® chest strap. The treadmill incorporates a full-size, 20" x 60" running area with a thick 4.4 mm orthopedic belt. To reduce stress to the joints and lower back, the treadmill also features a variable cushioning system.

To learn more about the T6 AFG treadmill, as well as other products from Horizon Fitness, go to HorizonFitness.com or call 1-800-244-4192.

Runners World magazine serves the avid runner with news and information about sport and competitive running. Monthly features cover nutrition, medical news and breakthroughs regarding injury prevention, training techniques, exercise equipment as well as profiles on runners.

Horizon Fitness is a subsidiary of Johnson Health Tech. Co., Ltd., the fifth largest fitness equipment manufacturer in the world with $266 million in annual revenue (2005). Horizon Fitness differentiates itself in the marketplace by designing and manufacturing treadmills and elliptical trainers that are durable, easy-to-use and provides peak performance for maximum value. All key components that go into a piece of equipment are designed and manufactured at a Johnson Health Tech. facility. This translates to well-designed, high-performance equipment that is backed by one of the strongest warranties in the industry.

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