SOURCE: Nautilus, Inc.

March 29, 2007 10:23 ET

New Free Weights, Exercise Bikes Added to Nautilus Commercial Product Lineup

Company Expected to Unveil New Circuit Strength Technology at Fitness Show

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 29, 2007 -- Pure fitness company Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) is formally unveiling new commercial exercise bikes, a new line of free weight equipment, and a breakthrough in circuit strength training that will be unveiled at one of the world's largest fitness shows underway here.

Nautilus will showcase the newest additions to its complete line of commercial strength and cardiovascular equipment, along with its new Nautilus Responsiv Fitness Apparel, to members of the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association, which comprises 7,000 fitness clubs in 74 countries.

"Today, we are setting the pace in club fitness with meaningful innovation in virtually every category, with our revolutionary Nautilus TreadClimber trainers leading the way," said Tim Hawkins, President of Fitness Equipment for Nautilus, Inc. "If someone hasn't been to this show in five years, they may not even recognize Nautilus as the same company. Nautilus is back, stronger than ever."

Nautilus, the company whose name is synonymous with commercial fitness, helped usher in the modern strength training era in the 1970s by inventing circuits of training equipment. Over the past five years, Nautilus has not only introduced improvements to its original strength equipment design but also introduced a complete line of cardiovascular training equipment.

"The latest generation of fitness products adjust to the user, rather than the user adjusting to the equipment. The result is easier and more effective workouts that make it possible for millions more people to feel comfortable training in a club setting."

The latest additions include:

--  Nautilus recumbent and upright exercise bikes. Using proprietary
    Schwinn technology, the recumbent (reclining) model is the first to include
    a biomechanically advanced design that quickly adjusts to help a range of
    users keep their hips, knees and ankles in the proper position. It also
    features a step-through design, easy seat adjustment, remote controls on
    the lower handles, and nearly silent V-Force™ power-free design.
--  Nautilus free weights. The 24-piece free weight line includes racks,
    cages and benches for those clubs offering members free weight training.
    The assortment was designed to meet the Nautilus standard for quality, with
    sturdy construction, proper biomechanics and minimal transition time.
--  Nautilus Responsiv Fitness Apparel. Nautilus will present its line of
    Nautilus mens' and womens' fitness apparel that has been in limited
    introduction since last fall. The line is designed with technically
    superior fabric to protect the body during intensive indoor exercise. The
    line includes three form-fit styles plus a transit line to and from the
--  New strength technology. Nautilus will be unveiling a breakthrough in
    commercial strength training during the show that it expects to set a new
    standard in circuit training equipment, much like Nautilus equipment did in
    the 1970s. The revolutionary design took three years and nearly $5 million
    in development, and will be unveiled during the show.
About Nautilus, Inc.

Headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) is a pure fitness company that provides tools and education necessary to help people achieve a fit and healthy lifestyle. With a brand portfolio that includes Nautilus®, Bowflex®, Schwinn® Fitness, StairMaster(R), and Pearl iZUMi®, Nautilus manufactures and markets a complete line of innovative health and fitness products through direct, commercial, retail, specialty and international channels. The Company was formed in 1986 and had sales of $680 million in 2006. It has 1,500 employees and operations in Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Oklahoma, Illinois, Virginia, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, China, and other locations around the world. More information is at

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