StairClimber Delivers New Product to Japanese Fitness, Wellness and Sports Markets

StairMasterStairClimber SC5 With 10 Inch Touchscreen Display and iPad Compatibility Steps Above the Competition

Tokyo, Japan. Feb 25, 2013

Mr. Kimitane Sohma announced the Japanese introduction of the new StairClimber 5 (“SC5”) via Nautilus Group Japan’s (NGJ) Open Price Platform. “We are very pleased the Stairclimber 5 has met with the approval of U.S. industry experts as well as major U.S. fitness clubs.” Sohma continues, “Through our distribution network we have sold over 5000 StairClimbers, representing not only a large customer base but one of the most successful fitness products in Japanese history.  We believe that this new model, enhanced with an industry leading touch screen display and iPad compatibility will be well received by our large customer base.”

StairClimber 5Mr. Jay Blahnik, an IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, Nike athlete, member of Gatorade’s G Series Fit Team, a BOSU® Development Team Member and the Program Developer for Schwinn® Indoor Cycling, says ” There are not many cardio fitness products that stand the test of time, but StairMaster products do because they are simple, effective, functional and fun.”

At the Pan Pacific Fitness Forum, held in Tokyo, Japan, Mr. Sohma, a featured speaker, was not hesitant to share his candid thoughts with the audience, composed of Asian Fitness industry leaders.

“Frankly speaking”, says Mr. Sohma, “most cardiovascular exercise machines are boring. In fact, basic fitness can be boring. But, the addition of the patented Landmark Challenge gives StairClimber 5 users the ability to customize their activity.” Sohma provided ample evidence of the direct relationship between increasing membership sales and interesting and entertaining programs. He added, “With new technologies and features like our 10 inch touchscreen, it is easier to expand profitability and meet the changing needs of the individual member.”

Examples of the StairClimber 5 World Landmark program include climbing the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or the 139 floors to the Sky Tower in Petronas Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Full product demonstrations may be viewed at

Customers can purchase the SC5 directly at, NGJ’s open price platform or customers that require traditional sales, delivery, installation, and aftercare support may contact THINK Fitness, Fitness Products Division, 81-3-3645-9801 or via email, for a price quotation.  Sohma concludes, “We are passionate about delivering quality, service, and technological product superiority. That is why the StairClimber 5 SC5 is a natural fit for our product portfolio.”


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