Nautilus, Inc. and Anytime Fitness Double-Down on Fitness in Las Vegas

A group of Anytime Fitness® franchise owners and fitness company Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) are not about to leave the health of Las Vegas families to chance.
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LAS VEGAS, NV--Dec 6, 2007 -- A group of Anytime Fitness® franchise owners and fitness company Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) are not about to leave the health of Las Vegas families to chance.

Owners Peter Argyris, Yorgho Triantaphyllou, and Kristine Mraz are opening five new Anytime Fitness locations that will be appointed with the latest equipment from fitness leader Nautilus, Inc. to meet the fitness needs of the area's 1.8 million residents. Anytime Fitness, a fast-growing franchise model with more than 1,800 locations committed, caters to people who prefer smaller and more convenient fitness facilities with moderate monthly fees. Three locations are planned to open in early 2008, including clubs at 2950 Durango Drive, 6300 W. Charleston, and 9436 W. Lake Mead Boulevard.

"We are excited to bring this convenient neighborhood approach to fitness to greater Las Vegas," said Triantaphyllou. "We are impressed with the results people are experiencing by having a convenient club just minutes from their home with world-class fitness equipment available to them. We want to have a facility nearby when people are ready to make a commitment to fitness."

Each of the Anytime Fitness clubs will be equipped with authentic Nautilus® equipment, including the revolutionary new Nautilus One(TM) or Nitro® Plus line of strength machines, free weights, and popular cardiovascular training equipment including the innovative Nautilus® TreadClimber® trainer. Nautilus is considered a preferred supplier by Anytime Fitness.

"We are very pleased with and proud of our association with Nautilus," says Anytime Fitness national media director Mark Daly. "Not only does Nautilus provide our clubs with state-of-the-art, user-friendly equipment, they also supply us with top-quality service and attention to detail."

Grand Openings Planned; Pre-sales Underway

Plans are underway for Grand Openings in January and February that include Anytime Fitness and Nautilus hosting NFL Hall of Fame legend Dick Butkus for a series of events.

Butkus and his son Matt have introduced a "Play Clean" campaign to the nation's high school students, encouraging them to rely upon proper training, nutrition and attitude instead of using dangerous steroids. More than one million high school students are believed to be using some form of steroids, with young women among the fastest-growing users. To counter steroid use, Butkus is calling upon fans, athletes, parents, coaches and school administrators to join the effort by taking the Play Clean pledge at www.iplayclean.org.

"We are excited to host Dick and Matt Butkus, but we're even more pleased to support their outreach efforts to area students and families," said Argyris and Mraz. "We believe this will help send the right message that we stand for proper fitness training which is important throughout life."

Membership pre-sales are currently underway. For additional information, please call 702/818-5310 for the Durango location, 702/202-6430 for the W. Charleston location, and 702/768-1640 for the Lake Mead Boulevard location.

About Anytime Fitness

Headquartered in Hastings, Minn., Anytime Fitness® is the fastest growing co-ed fitness franchise in the United States, with more than 1,800 locations signed since 2002 and with plans to double in the next 1-2 years. With a passion for excellence, Anytime Fitness strives to make it convenient for members to work out whenever they want. Amenities include 24-hour Lockmatic system access, state-of-the-art equipment, superior service, modest fees, and a welcome and secure environment. Franchises are independently owned and operated. More information is available at www.anytimefitness.com.

About Nautilus, Inc.

Headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) is a global fitness products company providing innovative, quality solutions to help people achieve a healthy lifestyle. With a brand portfolio including Nautilus®, Bowflex®, Schwinn®Fitness, StairMaster®, Universal®, and Pearl iZUMi®, Nautilus manufactures and markets innovative fitness products through direct, commercial, retail, and international channels. Formed in 1986, the company had 2006 sales of $680 million. It has 1,450 employees and operations in Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Oklahoma, Illinois, Virginia, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, China, Australia, and other locations around the world. Website: www.nautilusinc.com

In connection with the solicitation of proxies, Nautilus has filed with the SEC and mailed to shareholders a definitive proxy statement (the "Proxy Statement"). The Proxy Statement contains detailed information about Nautilus, the special meeting and individuals who are deemed to be participants in Nautilus' solicitation of proxies. Nautilus' shareholders are urged to read the Proxy Statement carefully in its entirety. Shareholders may obtain additional free copies of the Proxy Statement and other relevant documents filed with the SEC by Nautilus through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or at Nautilus' website www.nautilusinc.com.

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