Source: Matrix Fitness

COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. (August 6, 2012) - Johnson Health Tech North America, Inc. today announced that its commercial brand, Matrix Fitness, was awarded 2012 Gold's Gym International's Equipment Vendor of the Year (VOY) at their annual convention, the second such award in the past four years. Matrix was previously awarded VOY in 2009.

The VOY is voted on by all Gold's Gym Franchisees, gathering their rankings in areas such as customer satisfaction, likelihood of referral and overall product quality. The annual Gold's Gym convention brought together over 750 club owners, corporate executives, staff and vendors from 14 countries. This year's convention was held under the theme "From GOOD to GOLD". The convention wrapped up with the annual Gold's Gym Awards Ceremony where more than 40 awards were given in a wide range of categories.

"Matrix has been a true partner to Gold's Gym International and our franchisees," said Todd Scartozzi, Chief Operating Officer for Gold's Gym International. "Over the past year, we have spent substantial time meeting with Matrix and visiting their facilities in Wisconsin to get a deeper understanding of their new product lines, their impressive research and development and their state-of-the-art equipment. In turn, Matrix has brought forth innovative ideas and solutions that will deliver powerful new experiences for our members."

"We are proud of the Matrix team for winning the Equipment Vendor of the Year Award at this year's convention," said Ginger Collins, Executive Director, Gold's Gym Franchisee Association (GGFA). "This award is voted on by the Gold's Gym Franchisees based on great equipment, great customer service, and great warranties. We appreciate Matrix for their high level of service and their continued support of the GGFA and the Gold's Gym brand!"

"To win the Gold's Gym VOY award twice in the past four years is truly an honor," said Kent Stevens, Matrix VP of Sales. "The recognition is made even more significant with the knowledge that it is decided by the customers themselves. The Matrix team would like to express our appreciation for being recognized as a well- respected partner of Gold's Gym, a respect we reciprocate to all franchisees. We look forward to the continued strengthening of our relationships with all of our valued customers."

About Matrix Fitness Matrix Fitness (www.matrixfitness.com) is the premium commercial brand of Johnson Health Tech and is comprised of a complete line of cardiovascular and strength-training equipment for health clubs and other fitness facilities.About Johnson Health Tech North America, Inc. Johnson Health Tech North America (JHTNA), Inc., is a leading provider of a full line of cardiovascular and strength-training equipment for health clubs, vertical market and homes. Its brands include Horizon Fitness (consumer exercise equipment), Matrix Fitness (commercial products) and Vision Fitness (specialty equipment). JHTNA is a subsidiary of Johnson Health Tech, Co. Ltd. Johnson Health Tech, Co. Ltd., has been producing premium fitness equipment since 1975 and is the world's fastest growing manufacturer of fitness equipment.

Emily Attwood is Managing Editor of Athletic Business.