Horizon Treadmill “Top 5” Finalist for Sports Product of the Year

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DEFOREST, Wis. (March 8, 2006) – Horizon Fitness' WT 950 Wireless Pedometer Treadmill emerged as a Top Five finalist for the - Sports Product of the Year award. This prestigious award, which is sponsored by Sports Edge magazine, recognizes the most innovative new products introduced in the sporting goods industry each year.

The Sports Product of the Year Award winner will be announced in late April after a nationwide pool of consumer and trade media cast their votes. Horizon's WT 950 joins other finalists including: Never Flat Basketball by Spalding; Numetrex Sports Bra by Textronics; Wego Kite Tube by Sportsstuff and Center G by Keys Fitness Products.

The WT 950 is a wireless pedometer treadmill that actually gives the user “credit” for steps taken throughout the day. To operate the system, a user wears a wireless pedometer during the day, which comes with the treadmill. At the end of the day, the user wirelessly transmits his or her steps to the treadmill. The treadmill then calculates the steps needed to reach a daily fitness goal and adjusts the workout to compensate for steps taken throughout the day.

“We are honored to have our treadmill recognized among so many other great sporting goods products,” said Bill Sotis, vice president of product development and marketing for Horizon Fitness. “This award really reflects the unwavering dedication our product development team has to creating the most durable, easy-to-use fitness equipment on the market.”

Horizon Fitness is a leading manufacturer of treadmills, ellipticals and stationary bikes. The company's fitness equipment is marketed under two product lines: Horizon Series and Horizon Elite Series. Horizon Series products can be found at sporting goods retailers across North America, while Horizon Elite Series products are sold at specialty fitness dealers.

Horizon Fitness is a subsidiary of Johnson Health Tech. Co., Ltd., the fifth largest fitness equipment manufacturer in the world. Horizon Fitness differentiates itself in the marketplace, by designing and manufacturing fitness equipment that is 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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