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Nautilus Offers "Expressway" workout
INDEPENDENCE, Va. - "Expressway," a group and individual workout program that reportedly shows members how to get maximum results in the shortest time possible, is now available for free with purchases of Nautilus' new line of 2ST equipment.

Expressway requires 12 machines that can be laid out in a 600-square-foot area. Participants do strength training for 24 minutes, three times a week. The program also provides recommendations for cardio training.

Dr. Wayne Wescott developed Expressway's workout protocol for Nautilus, using his research at the South Shore YMCA. In an eight-week study that Wescott conducted, 1,132 Expressway participants reduced body fat by an average of 4.4 lbs. and gained an average of 2.4lbs. in lean muscle mass.

In addition to the exercise protocols, Expressway provides training for fitness staff, and a turnkey promotional and implementation package.


Supplier Personnel Changes

* Spencer Burbank was named director of the Hospitality Division of The Dumbell Man Fitness Equipment. He will oversee domestic and international sales for the company's complete product line.

* Direct Focus has named C. Rowland Hanson to its board of directors. He is the managing member of CRH and Associates, a consulting firm specializing in strategic planning for Internet-related businesses. Direct Focus markets three lines of products: Nautilus fitness equipment, Bowflex home fitness equipment and Nautilus sleep systems.

* John Sgalia recently joined Technogym's IT team in the Seattle-based Software Development Group. Sgalia previously worked as an independent contractor for Boeing and the Federal Way School District.