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BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – December 6, 2016 – Octane Fitness, LLC, has earned eight Best Buy awards for its premium zero-impact cardio products from Fitness Professor Review for the 2016-2017 season. In the past several years, the company has won 47 awards from Fitness Professor Review, and since 2003, Octane has received approximately 100 Best Buy awards from publications, consumer organizations and specialty fitness retailers.

 “For many years, Fit Prof Review has honored our relentless innovation and passion to expand and improve the zero-impact cardio category, and we are once again grateful for these multiple awards,” said Tim Porth, vice president, product development and marketing, commercial and specialty, at Octane.

According to Fit Prof Review, “Only a few companies have made an indelible mark on their industry. When it comes to quality fitness equipment, Octane Fitness is one of those special brands. Octane products are unquestionably some of the very best . . . ever.”

For the second consecutive year, Octane’s newest consumer Zero Runner®, the ZR8, won the Best Crosstrainer, with reviewers noting, “With its innovative, 58” dynamic stride design and user defined, zero-impact motion, the Zero Runner offers the highest level of freedom of movement ever found in a single machine.”

Also for the second year in a row, Octane’s original Zero Runner, the ZR7, was named the Best Crosstrainer under $3500 and tied for the Best Elliptical under $3500, praised for its versatility and “world-class construction.”

For the fourth consecutive year, the incredibly popular LateralX® won the Best Lateral Trainer and Stairclimber, with reviewers highlighting its new consoles, valuable programming and natural movement patterns.

A new entry for Octane, the redesigned Schwinn® Airdyne Pro took the Best Crosstrainer under $1500 honor, based on “category-leading features” such as its 26-blade performance fan, durable and quiet single-stage belt drive and MultiGrip handlebars. “Ride the new Schwinn Airdyne Pro for five minutes, and you will quickly find out why Schwinn is the most recognizable name in dual action bikes,” reviewers remarked.

Among standing ellipticals, Octane reigns supreme, with its top-of-the-line Octane Q47xi the Best Buy elliptical for the 10th consecutive year, and the Q37x the Best Elliptical under $3000 for the seventh year in a row. “For those interested in a standing elliptical, it is near impossible to do better than an Q47xi,” reviewers explained. “Hop on any Octane elliptical and you will appreciate why they have earned more FIT PROF BEST BUYS than any other single brand.”

Octane’s xR4 xRide® recumbent elliptical was designated the Best Crosstrainer under $3000 for the third consecutive year, with reviewers saying, “The xR4 recumbent elliptical exemplifies Octane’s high standards.”

Octane Fitness products are available worldwide through authorized specialty fitness retailers and online at octanefitness.com.

About Fitness Professor Review

Fitness Professor Review provides consumers with unbiased, independent fitness equipment reviews to assist them in selecting the best products for achieving their goals. Its review board, with expertise in fitness equipment design, mechanical engineering, bodybuilding and personal training, conducts an annual review of fitness equipment using a comprehensive rating system for aesthetics, construction, ergonomics, versatility and warranty.

Octane Fitness Background

Relentlessly fueled to reinvent zero-impact cardiovascular exercise, Octane Fitness has perfected the elliptical machine, introduced a new category with the xRide® recumbent elliptical, designed strength-infused cardio with the unique CROSS CiRCUIT® program, created exercise in a new direction with the LateralX® machine, reinvented running with the Zero Runner®, optimized cross training with the XT-One™ machine that does it all and is leading smarter training with the SmartLink™ app. Defined by standout innovations, and driven to deliver more effective, efficient and rewarding workouts, Octane is engineering elliptical domination.

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Find Octane at www.Facebook.com/OctaneFitness. Images are available; contact Julie King at 847.638.1582 or jking@octanefitness.com. For more information, contact the company at 888-OCTANE4 (888-628-2634) or www.octanefitness.com. Octane Fitness, CROSS CiRCUIT, LateralX, xRide and Zero Runner are registered trademarks of Octane Fitness, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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.



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