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Horizon Fitness Sponsors Girls on the Run® International

Horizon Fitness is proud to announce its national sponsorship of Girls on the Run® International (GOTRI), an organization dedicated to educating and preparing girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.
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COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. (February 1, 2008) – Horizon Fitness is proud to announce its national sponsorship of Girls on the Run® International (GOTRI), an organization dedicated to educating and preparing girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with an organization that shares Horizon Fitness's values and mission to promote a better quality of life,” said Bob Whip, president of Horizon Fitness. “2008 marks the first year Horizon has committed to a national sponsorship of any organization. After considering a host of non-profits, Girls on the Run rose to the top of consideration.”

Horizon Fitness continues its dedication to helping customers and their families live a better life. It is in this tradition that Horizon is supporting GOTRI. There is congruency among both organizations' missions, in that they both focus on increasing health and quality of life. While GOTRI specifically serves girls ages 8-13, it has had a tremendous impact on not only the girls themselves, but also their parents and the coaches involved.

About Girls on the Run®
The 12-week after-school program, offered each spring and fall, helps 8-13 year old girls get to know themselves and understand their place and value in the community by teaching a
curriculum that combines training for a 5K run/walk event with self-esteem enhancing workouts that encourage emotional, social, and physical development.

GOTRI was founded by Molly Barker, a four-time Hawaii Ironman triathlete. Molly used her expertise in counseling and teaching, combined with extensive research on adolescent issues, to build the program's curriculum in Charlotte, North Carolina. What started in 1996 with 13 participating girls has grown to 160 councils across 41 states, serving over 40,000 girls last year.

About Horizon Fitness
Horizon Fitness is a subsidiary of Johnson Health Tech Co., Ltd., the fourth-largest fitness equipment manufacturer in the world. Horizon offers a wide assortment of fitness equipment designed for in-home use, including treadmills, elliptical trainers, exercise bikes and functional strength training equipment. Products are sold through a variety of retail channels including sporting goods retailers and department stores.

For more information about Horizon Fitness or GOTRI, visit HorizonFitness.com or call 1-800-244-4192.

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