Johnson Health Tech, Inc. (JHT), manufacturer of Matrix Fitness, Vision Fitness, AFG, Horizon Fitness and the LIVESTRONGÂ® line of fitness equipment, today announced its first-half results ending June 30, 2012, revealing a 26.5 percent growth in North American sales over the corresponding 2011 time period for Matrix, the company's commercial brand. Matrix gained 21.1 percent in global sales for the first half this year. JHT experienced a 14 percent increase in overall global sales for all of its retail and commercial fitness brands.
â€œWe continue to experience strong growth across all of our global subsidiaries in the commercial segment,â€ said Vice President of Global Marketing Mark Zabel. â€œWe have several new product introductions across all brands and segments that will produce continued growth throughout the second half of the year.â€
In addition to the tremendous H1 growth for the Matrix domestic and international markets, JHT experienced positive sales in global retail markets for both Q2 and H1. Retail sales rose nearly 12 percent in North America in the first half of this year. Asia experienced over 17 percent growth in retail markets.
About Johnson Health Tech
Johnson Health Tech, the third largest fitness equipment manufacturer in the world, is home to some of the most respected brands in the fitness industry, including: Matrix Fitness, Vision Fitness, AFG, Horizon Fitness and LIVESTRONGÂ® line of fitness equipment. The company manufactures a wide assortment of fitness equipment for both commercial and residential use, including treadmills, elliptical trainers, exercise bikes and strength training equipment.