SOURCE: ICON Health & Fitness

ICON Health & Fitness

June 03, 2009 16:39 ET

NordicTrack® Incline Trainer Gets You Ready for Your Summer Hiking Vacation

Train at Incline Before You Hit the Trail

LOGAN, UT--(Marketwire - June 3, 2009) - Americans planning a summer hiking vacation should consider their pre-vacation workouts before they hit the trail. A simple walking workout on the extreme incline -- up to 40% -- of the NordicTrack Incline Trainer X3 can provide a level of fitness perfectly matched to summer hikes.

"Very few people walk up hills during everyday life. However, the highlight of a summer vacation can be a spectacular hike in one of our national parks," said Colleen Logan, spokesperson for NordicTrack.

"The NordicTrack Incline Trainer can train your muscles and mimic the unique motion of hiking uphill, so you can blaze the trail up the mountain on your vacation."

The number of American's hiking in national parks is expected to increase this summer with today's announcement that the National Park Service will waive entrance fees on three summer weekends http://www.doi.gov/news/09_News_ Releases/060209.html

And according to the NSGA (the National Sporting Goods Association), the number of Americans participating in hiking has increased nearly 23% since 2006.

"If you're thinking of those once-in-a-lifetime hikes such as the Angel's Landing trail in Zion National Park, the top of Half Dome trail in Yosemite National Park, Mt. Washington in New Hampshire or Mt. Katahdin in Maine, by training on the NordicTrack Incline Trainer, you'll have a better chance of reaching the summit," Logan said.

The NordicTrack Incline Trainer X3 is unique in the home fitness market with a motorized incline that reaches 40%. The easy-to-use console allows consumers to quickly select incline from 0 to 40% in 5% increments with NordicTrack's 1-Touch controls. Smaller incline adjustments can be made with an up or down arrow key. Speed adjusts from 1 to 10 mph.

The NordicTrack Incline Trainer takes trail training one step further by duplicating a mountain range on the console. As you walk on the Incline Trainer, your progress is noted by a lighted path through the mountains, to the summit.

The NordicTrack Incline Trainer is $1599 and is available at www.nordictrack.com and Sears. The Incline Trainer is designed and manufactured in Logan, Utah at the NordicTrack headquarters.

About NordicTrack

NordicTrack, the leading fitness equipment brand, has been an innovator for more than 25 years. In the early years the name NordicTrack was synonymous with both brand and the cross-country skier product that launched the home fitness revolution. Today, the brand NordicTrack is associated with a complete line of fitness equipment for the home -- everything from the new Incline Trainer to a range of treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, small exercise products such as hand weights and yoga mats. The NordicTrack brand has also been extended to a full line of performance fitness apparel for both men and women. The NordicTrack Incline Trainer and other NordicTrack products can be found at www.nordictrack.com, Sears and www.sears.com.

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