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Life Fitness Recognized for Innovation

Source: Life Fitness

Rosemont, Ill., Feb. 4, 2014 – Life Fitness, global leader in commercial fitness equipment manufacturing, was recently recognized for innovative consumer product designs as the recipient of two 2013 GOOD DESIGN™ Awards and one 2014 ISPO Award.


The company earned 2013 GOOD DESIGN™ Awards for both its Lifecycle GX stationary bike and its Discover™ Tablet Console. The GOOD DESIGN award is presented by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and recognizes consumer products from around the world that exhibit exceptional design standards.

In addition, the Life Fitness Lifecycle GX stationary bike also received a 2014 ISPO Award, an honor presented by ISPO, an international trade fair for the sports industry, and given to the sporting good industry’s most exceptional products.

“At Life Fitness, we are committed to offering exercisers a wide range of fitness solutions, customizable options and technological advancements that will empower them to achieve their fitness goals,” said Chris Clawson, president of Life Fitness. “The Lifecycle GX and Discover Tablet Console are great examples of our innovation in action.”

Winning Designs Emphasize Customization

Both Life Fitness products recognized with GOOD DESIGN and ISPO awards offer customizable exercise solutions for exercisers, whether at home or at the gym.  

Discover Tablet Consoles – The Discover Tablet Consoles allow exercisers to instantly connect with internet and mobile devices during workouts. The first consoles to support both Apple and Android devices, these touch screens integrate with Life Fitness’ LFconnect™, a cloud-based solution that gives exercisers log-in capabilities, personalization options and customized workouts. Exercisers can access personal content, navigate the web, create workout programs and set content preferences. Discover Tablet Consoles also feature easy-to-use Swipe™ Technology, an ultra-responsive touch screen that functions much like other personal electronic devices, such as tablets, making it easier to navigate between screens. The interface is flexible not only for exercisers, but also for Life Fitness and gym owners, enabling them to offer seamless updates and personalized offers at a moment’s notice. Discover Tablet Consoles are compatible with a wide range of Life Fitness cardio equipment, including treadmills, recumbent bikes, cross trainers and upright bikes.

Lifecycle GX – The Lifecycle GX stationary bike was created to give exercisers the ultimate in comfort and customization. The ergonomically-designed bike offers a wide adjustment range, so exercisers can easily set up their seat and handlebar in the most comfortable position for any height or body type. Dual water bottle holders provide easy access to beverages or music players. The optional console provides sophisticated feedback to bike users, so they can better monitor their training goals, with feedback data including speed, distance, resistance level, cadence, calories burned, time, heart rate and percentage of max heart rate.

About Life Fitness
Life Fitness is the global leader in commercial fitness equipment manufacturing. The company manufactures and sells strength and cardiovascular equipment under the brand names Life Fitness and Hammer Strength and distributes its equipment in more than 120 countries. Headquartered outside Chicago, in Rosemont, Ill., Life Fitness is a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC). For more information on Life Fitness visit       

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