SCHILLER PARK, Ill. (Nov. 28, 2007) â€“ Life Fitness, the global leader in designing and manufacturing commercial fitness equipment, has received a Sports, Health & Fitness Great Gear of the Year Award in the commercial elliptical category for the 95Xi Elliptical Cross-Trainer from ShapeYou.com GearAwardsâ„¢. The 95Xi offers a smooth, comfortable total-body cardio workout in one of the industry's fastest growing product segments. The machine features Fit Strideâ„¢ technology, Lifepulseâ„¢ digital heart-rate monitoring hand sensors and several motivating workouts.
"The Life Fitness brand is an industry leader, and an independent group of fitness enthusiasts has recognized that, and awarded the company a 2007 GearAward," said Myra Shinkman, GearAwards project coordinator. "Life Fitness is well respected in the fitness industry and by its customers."
â€œWinning the Great Gear of the Year Award is a notable honor because they are chosen by such a diverse team of fitness experts,â€ said Jay Megna, executive vice president for Life Fitness. â€œOur commitment to top-of-the-line cardiovascular equipment is constant, and this award confirms our dedication to designing and manufacturing machines that meet industry and customer needs.â€
About Life Fitness
Life Fitness, a division of Brunswick Corp. (NYSE: BC), is the global leader in designing and manufacturing a full line of high-quality fitness equipment for commercial and consumer use. It is the largest commercial fitness equipment provider in the world and the only fitness equipment manufacturer that has been providing premium equipment for nearly 30 years. Life Fitness' cardiovascular and strength-training products, including the renowned Lifecycle exercise bike, are used worldwide in healthclubs, fitness centers and wellness facilities, as well as in homes. The company is headquartered near Chicago, in Schiller Park, Ill., and distributes its equipment in more than 120 countries.
Run by fitness professionals, ShapeYou.com is a Web site designed to provide knowledgeable online personal training and free information on health, fitness and a variety of sports. The ShapeYou.com GearAwards are judged by a team of trainers, coaches, competitors, nutritionists, health care practitioners, industry writers, gym owners and sports, health & fitness retailers. For more information visit www.shapeyou.com.
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Life Fitness and Lifecycle are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Brunswick Corp.
Life Fitness, 5100 River Road, Schiller Park, IL 60176. Phone: 847.288.3300, www.lifefitness.com