Johnson Health Tech, Inc. announces increase in first-quarter sales

First-quarter retail sales increase 36 percent in North America; Matrix Fitness achieves 28 percent commercial growth

Johnson Health Tech, Inc. (JHT), manufacturer of Matrix Fitness, Vision Fitness, AFG, Horizon Fitness and LIVESTRONG® by Johnson fitness equipment, announced its first-quarter sales results ending March 31, 2012, revealing a 23 percent gain in global retail sales over the corresponding 2011 time period. Overall worldwide sales for Q1 rose by 22 percent.

JHT's North American retail market, consisting of six brands in the sporting goods/mass market and specialty business segments, experienced the most significant growth with a 36 percent increase over Q1 2011. The company's North American commercial channel, including the premium Matrix Fitness line of cardio and strength equipment, saw a 28 percent growth over the prior year.

“In the last 9 months, JHT has launched 69 new retail products and 57 new commercial products worldwide,” said Mark Zabel, vice president of global marketing for Johnson Health Tech North America. “The combination of our aggressive flow of innovative products and sales distribution strategy supported by our global service capabilities has produced increased market adoption and customer acceptance that continues to accelerate positive incremental growth in both retail and commercial segments.”

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 LIVESTRONG® Fitness. 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.