Irvine, CA â€“ June 25, 2007 â€“ Star Trac, an international leader in the commercial fitness equipment industry, is pleased to announce that the Spinner NXT indoor cycling bike won the Gold Medal for Best Product of 2007 at the PoznaÅ„ International Fair Fit Expo 2007, held in May in Poland.
â€œThe Poznan International Fair is the largest and most significant fair in Poland, and winning this award is truly an honor,â€ said Mike Leveque, Managing Director, Star Trac Europe. â€œThe impact of winning the Gold Medal for Best Product of 2007 at the PoznaÅ„ International Fair is not limited to the fitness industry. The history of the PoznaÅ„ International Fair is impressive and distinct, and we are proud that the Spinner NXT is now a part of this rich tradition.â€
Securing this award reinforces Star Trac, Mad Dogg Athleticsâ€”creator of the SpinningÂ® programâ€”and the Spinner NXT bike as major players in the international and Polish fitness markets. The Spinner NXT was judged on criteria including design, materials usage, environmental friendliness, innovation, aesthetics, value for the price, and ease of operation. The Best Product of 2007 award reflects the quality Star Trac and Mad Dogg strive to deliver to customers worldwide through products like the Spinner NXT and the SpinningÂ® program.
â€œWe at Star Trac strive to deliver user-focused products that exceed our customers' expectationsâ€”worldwide,â€ said Randall Bergstedt, Vice President of Marketing for Star Trac. â€œWe are excited to see the growth of Spinning in Poland, and proud that the Spinner NXT has been honored at the PoznaÅ„ International Fair Fit Expo. The Spinner NXT represents the next generation of Spinner bikes that showcases the dominance of Star Trac and Mad Dogg Athletics in the indoor cycling market while continuing to uphold the Spinning program's presence as a global phenomenon.â€
Becky Chambers, Marketing Director for Mad Dogg Athletics, echoed Bergstedt's and Leveque's sentiments. â€œStar Trac's commitment to innovation and design is one of the many reasons we're pleased to partner with the company. Coupled with top-notch instructor education, Spinner bikes deliver an unparalleled experience to individuals worldwide.â€
History of the Gold Medal of the PoznaÅ„ International Fair
The Gold Medal of the PoznaÅ„ International Fair celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2004. It was launched by the decision of the Foreign Trade Minister in consultation with the Board President of the Chief Technical Organization in 1979. As an award, it was modeled on the distinctions and medals presented at other, more renowned foreign trade fairs and exhibitions. It is awarded following detailed scrutiny by the competition jury, which consists of eminent specialists in respective fields to the products that meet a number of criteria, including quality and innovation, and which have been produced with the best available technology. The PIF Gold Medal officially confirms the perfect qualities of the products and, consequently, helps to promote them on the market. Fair medals are awarded to the best products out of tens and hundreds of products entered into the competition.
About Star Trac
Star Trac offers a complete line of user-focused cardiovascular and strength equipment including Impact Strengthâ„¢ with LockNLoadâ„¢ technology, the Instinctâ„¢ Circuit Programâ„¢, the new E Series treadmills, bikes, steppers and total body trainers with SelectFitâ„¢, featuring Made for iPodÂ® connectivity and user-controlled cooling fans. In addition, the company offers the HumanSportâ„¢ line of dual functional cable-based strength training equipment. The company is also partnered
with Mad Dogg Athletics, the creators of SpinningÂ®, as the manufacturer for all three SpinnerÂ® bikes including the groundbreaking SpinnerÂ® NXT. More than 3 million people in over 70 countries use Star Trac exercise equipment daily. For more information call 1-800-228-6635 or visit www.startrac.com.
For more detailed information on the newest members to the Star Trac family of products and services, visit www.startrac.com.
About SpinningÂ® and Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.
Venice California-based Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. provides instructor training, bikes and products for the SpinningÂ® and SPIN Pilatesâ„¢ programs. The company has trained over 165,000 instructors and has reached millions of enthusiasts in 80 countries worldwide through a network of over 35,000 fitness facilities. MDA works closely with Star TracÂ® on its patented line of SpinnerÂ® bikes for the commercial market and manufactures home bikes, DVDs and a complete line of Spinning-branded apparel and accessories. For more information about Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. and the Spinning program, visit www.spinning.com.
SPINÂ®, SpinningÂ®, SpinnerÂ® and the SpinningÂ® logo are registered trademarks of Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. LockNLoad is a trademark of Innovative Strength Technology, LLC. iPod is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. Impact Strength, Instinct, Instinct Circuit Program, SelectFit and HumanSport are trademarks of Unisen, Inc. Star Trac and the Star Trac logo are registered trademarks of Unisen, Inc.
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