Bowflex Launches a Revolution in Home Fitness Training; Innovative Home Gym Provides Versatile Gym-Quality Workout Using Space-Age Technology

Bowflex Revolution (Photo: Business Wire)

VANCOUVER, Wash.--()--July 1, 2005--Bowflex(R) has created a "Revolution" to achieve a new freedom -- freedom from boredom when working out at home.

The Bowflex(R) Revolution(TM) home exercise gym is the most versatile model ever made by the fitness innovation leader. The quiet, easy-to-use unit offers users hundreds of workout variations through a proprietary resistance technology first used to help astronauts maintain their muscle and bone mass in space. Now, that technology will help people on Earth work out at home through a space-efficient gym that allows users to change exercises effortlessly, while enjoying a new dimension of safety in home exercise.

"Through our commitment to a fast pace of innovation, we've turned a brilliant space-age resistance technology into an innovative home exercise gym that offers a nearly endless variety of exercise options for everyone who trains in a household," said Tim Hawkins, chief customer and marketing officer for Nautilus, Inc., which manufactures and markets Bowflex products. He said Bowflex Revolution(TM) gyms will be available only in limited quantities, and only on a pre-order basis through October at www.bowflexrevolution.com , to assure delivery before the holiday season.

"The Bowflex Revolution(TM) home gym has an unbelievably smooth and natural feel that will offer people a way to achieve a full workout for every part of their body in the convenience of their own home," said Tom Purvis, an advisor to the Nautilus Institute, and one of the nation's foremost experts on resistance-based training. "This versatile unit is ideal for people who want the equivalent of an entire circuit of fitness strength equipment available to them at home."

A New Form of Resistance

The Bowflex Revolution home exercise gym uses patented SpiraFlex(R) technology, which creates resistance within light-weight canisters that look like free weight plates. SpiraFlex technology was first used on the International Space Station where astronauts can lose nearly 20 percent of their bone and muscle mass during a 4-6 month space odyssey without exercise.

"After testing it, I believe the Bowflex Revolution home gym will help millions of men, women and youth maintain muscle and bone mass over a lifetime," said Jerry Linenger, M.D., a 50-year-old former NASA astronaut and sports medicine physician who spent 132 days in space in 1997 on Space Station Mir.

"After spending months in space, I am keenly aware of the importance and value of resistance training to maintain and improve the condition of muscle and bone. It has taken me years of training to recover the bone and muscle mass that I lost floating in space. This is the same kind of training that people on Earth need to keep their muscles and bones in condition to last for our increasingly long lives."

Bowflex Revolution(TM) gyms can accommodate hundreds of exercises as the user gains comfort and experience in their workout. Exercises include rowing, curls, preacher curls, chest press, leg curls, leg extensions, and leg press. The unit generates up to 300 pounds of resistance, and up to 600 pounds of leg press resistance. Its independent moving arms adjust to 10 different positions offering more user flexibility and comfort. The Bowflex Revolution(TM) is portable, folds and rolls for easy storage, and has a lower vertical profile so it can fit in rooms with low ceiling heights.

The Bowflex Revolution(TM) gyms are available only in limited quantities and exclusively on a pre-order basis directly from the company. Pre-orders will be taken through October to assure delivery before the December holiday break. Pre-order applications and additional information can be obtained at www.bowflexrevolution.com. The unit retails for $2,399 plus shipping and handling, or $38 per month. Weight upgrades are available for an additional $99. The product comes with a 10-year limited warranty, instruction manual and DVD.

Bowflex Revolution will be displayed and available for public experimentation for the first time at the Boston Harborfest during Independence Day weekend.

About Nautilus, Inc.

Headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) helps people achieve a fit and healthy lifestyle through proper exercise, rest and nutrition. With a brand portfolio that includes Nautilus(R), Bowflex(R), Schwinn(R)Fitness, StairMaster(R), Trimline(R), and PEARL iZUMi(R), Nautilus manufactures and markets innovative health and fitness products through direct, commercial, specialty, retail, and international channels. The Company was formed in 1986 and had sales of $524 million in 2004. It has 1,400 employees and operations in Washington, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, Virginia, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, China, and other locations around the world. More information is at www.nautilus.com.

This press release includes forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause Nautilus, Inc. actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include availability of media time and fluctuating advertising rates, a decline in consumer spending due to unfavorable economic conditions, its ability to effectively develop, market, and sell future products, its ability to get foreign-sourced product through customs in a timely manner, its ability to effectively identify and negotiate any future strategic acquisitions, its ability to protect its intellectual property, introduction of lower-priced competing products, unpredictable events and circumstances relating to international operations including its use of foreign manufacturers, government regulatory action, and general economic conditions. Please refer to our reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, for a further discussion of these risks and uncertainties. We also caution you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they were made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Contacts

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Contacts

Nautilus, Inc.
Ron Arp, 360-418-6169
or
Integrated Corporate Relations, Inc.
John Mills, 310-395-2215 or 203-222-9013