April 22, 2010
SCHILLER PARK, Ill., April 22, 2010 – Testing conducted by Intertek, the world's largest independent testing, inspection and certification firm, shows Life Fitness as the most energy-efficient fitness manufacturer compared to leading competitors. Test results confirmed that it costs a facility an average of 44 percent less to power Life Fitness Treadmills over those of leading competitors' machines. For the typical fitness facility this could mean that powering 20 Life Fitness treadmills over four years could add up to $12,000 in savings compared, to powering top competitors' treadmills.Intertek conducted an analysis of Life Fitness Treadmills against Technogym, Star Trac and Precor treadmills. The test concluded that Life Fitness treadmills cost a facility on average 52 percent less to power than Technogym; 40 percent less than Precor; and 37 percent less than Star Trac treadmills.
"Sometimes being green is more about using efficient products than it is about sending energy back into the utility grid," said Bob Quast, vice president of brand management for Life Fitness. "Each of our products undergoes extensive testing in our reliability and quality labs so that our customers can be confident that their equipment is effective and efficient."
The Intertek test was based on energy consumption of a treadmill running at 3.5, 5.0, 7.0, and 9.0 mph by a 220-pound user.
Life Fitness Elevation and Classic Series Treadmills were tested against the following competitor treadmill models: Technogym Run, StarTrac E-Series, Matrix T-Series and the Precor 932i.
For study results click here
About Life Fitness
Life Fitness is the global leader in commercial fitness equipment, as well as game tables and furnishings. The company manufactures and sells its well-known strength and cardiovascular equipment under its Life Fitness and Hammer Strength brands. It also offers billiards tables, accessories and game room furniture under the iconic Brunswick Billiards brand. Life Fitness, Hammer Strength and Brunswick Billiards equipment is distributed to more than 120 countries. Headquartered outside Chicago, in Rosemont, Ill., the company is a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC).