Rave reviews abound for Life Fitness’ new home treadmills

Life Fitness treadmills have received glowing reviews from leading magazines and Web sites, including SmartMoney, Runner's World and TreadmillDoctor.com.
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Rave reviews abound for Life Fitness' new home treadmills

Performance and features make home treadmills run ahead of the crowd according to experts and leading magazines

SCHILLER PARK, Ill. – Jan. 30, 2006 – Life Fitness, the leading manufacturer of a full line of commercial cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, has received glowing reviews from leading magazines and Web sites for several models in its new line of home treadmills, which deliver a variety of features to meet the needs of a wide range of users.

SmartMoney magazine put its money on the Life Fitness T3-0 (MSRP: $2,199) in its January 2006 issue. The magazine rated treadmills in four categories, and the Life Fitness T3-0 ran away with top honors. American marathoner and Olympic silver medalist Meb Keflezighi put several treadmills through their paces for SmartMoney, and in the end, the T3-0 easily out-distanced the competition receiving four stars (out of four) for overall performance, power, design and features. In fact, the T3-0 was lauded in the article as “easy to use and packed with features,” and that's right on target. The T3-0 features the FlexDeck shock absorption system, wireless heart rate monitoring and 12 workout programs, four My Workouts user presets and five HeartSync heart rate controlled programs.

The entire SmartMoney article can be seen at http://www.smartmoney.com/mag/index.cfm?story=january2006-treadmill.

But the words of praise for Life Fitness treadmills didn't stop there. In its February 2006 issue, Runner's World magazine said that the Life Fitness T7-0 (MSRP: $4,499) was “perfect for runners who crave variety in their workouts.” With FlexDeck Select, which allows an exerciser to easily adjust the cushioning of the deck to any of three different settings, and 18 different pre-programmed workouts, the words of praise for the T7-0 are well earned.

The Runner's World article can be seen at http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,5033,s6-52-72-0-9266-1-1X4X8X12X16-6,00.html.

If you're looking for a second opinion on the Life Fitness T7-0 treadmill, the TreadmillDoctor.com (www.treadmilldoctor.com) makes a diagnosis. In its 2005-2006 Best Buy Awards, TreadmillDoctor.com, an engineering and services company that specializes in the fitness industry, prescribes the T7-0 treadmill, calling it a “home run” and “one of the best treadmills built exclusively for the home” in naming it the first runner up in the Best New Product Category. The site went on to say, “It is simply the best system we have seen yet in terms of simplicity and expected durability.” TreadmillDoctor.com also named the Life Fitness T3-5 (MSRP: $2,599) a “Best Buy” in the $2,500 to $3,000 price range, calling the new treadmill “a huge value proposition.”

“Receiving such high praise from a mix of important experts and opinion leaders is a great honor,” says Dan Wille, vice president, Consumer Retail Business, Life Fitness. “It validates the innovation, technology and high quality that we put into our treadmills and all of our products.”

These treadmills and all Life Fitness home exercise products are available at specialty fitness retail dealers. To find a local dealer or for more product information, visit www.lifefitness.com.

About Life Fitness

Life Fitness, a division of Brunswick Corporation (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 more than 27 years. Life Fitness' cardiovascular and strength-training products, including the renowned Lifecycle exercise bike, are used worldwide in health clubs, fitness centers and wellness facilities, as well as in homes. The company is headquartered near Chicago and distributes its equipment in more than 120 countries.

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Life Fitness, FlexDeck, HeartSync, My Workouts and Lifecycle are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Brunswick Corporation. Other names mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective organizations.

Life Fitness, 5100 River Road, Schiller Park, Ill. 60176. Phone: 847.288.3300, www.lifefitness.com

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