VANCOUVER, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--February 25, 2016 – Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS), a leader in innovative fitness equipment, has received Sport-Tiedje Group's 2015 Gepard Award in the Innovation of the Year category for its Bowflex Max Trainer® cardio machine. Sport-Tiedje Group is Europe's largest chain of specialist fitness stores and operates over 40 stores across the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
“This is the third international award Bowflex Max Trainer has received for its innovative design, and we’re thrilled to see yet another positive marker for the product’s viability with consumers internationally,” said Jeff Collins, Vice President, General Manager Retail of Nautilus, Inc. “This one-of-a-kind product meets key demands from the European consumer, who has limited time and space for fitness equipment. The Bowflex Max Trainer delivers a full-body workout that delivers results in 14 minutes.”
The Bowflex Max Trainer is an all-in-one cardio machine that combines the power of an elliptical and stair stepper to burn up to 2.5 times the calories of other exercise equipment. The innovative design enables full-body movement that engages the upper body 80 percent more than a traditional elliptical while remaining easier on the joints. Users can track their workouts with the free Bowflex Max Trainer app that wirelessly transfers all workout data via Bluetooth® Smart technology. It tracks every detail — from time on the machine to calories burned — and automatically syncs workout data with Apple Health, Google Fit, as well as MyFitnessPal.
For the 2015 Gepard Award, Sport-Tiedje Group store managers were asked to nominate products in four categories: Supplier of the Year, Service of the Year, Product of the Year and Innovation of the Year. In the Innovation of the Year category, the Bowflex Max Trainer received over 80 percent of all votes, making it the clear category winner.
“The Bowflex Max Trainer is a true market innovation – I don't recall our store managers ever being so excited about a new product, and it is our expectation that the Bowflex Max Trainer will win over many customers,” said Sebastian Campmann, Managing Director, Sport-Tiedje Group. “Nautilus, Inc. has a strong track record of combining form and function to develop breakthrough products. They have raised the bar again with the Bowflex Max Trainer, which is a home fitness machine unlike anything else on the market.”
About Nautilus, Inc.
Headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) is a global fitness solutions company that believes everyone deserves a fit and healthy life. With a brand portfolio including Bowflex®, Nautilus®, Octane Fitness®, Schwinn® and Universal®, Nautilus, Inc. develops innovative products to support healthy living through direct and retail channels as well as in commercial channels with Octane Fitness® products.