Cybex International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYBI), a leading U.S. manufacturer of premium exercise equipment, today announced that Art Curtis, Ph.D, was elected to the company’s board of directors at its Annual Meeting of Shareholders held May 23, 2012. Curtis, the president of Curtis Club Advisors LLC, brings more than 30 years of experience and leadership in the fitness industry to the Cybex board.

“We’re excited to welcome Art Curtis to the board of directors,” said John Aglialoro, chairman and chief executive officer of Cybex. “Art has a long-standing personal interest in health and fitness, extensive management experience in running successful athletic club and spa enterprises, and a wealth of knowledge on the needs of our customers. His input on the board will be invaluable as Cybex continues to provide our customers with innovative premium fitness equipment.”

Curtis, 62, has held a variety of senior athletic club industry executive positions over the past 30 years. He is currently serving as the chairman of the board of directors of the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) in a term that ends June 30, 2012. He has a doctorate in applied physiology from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in health and physical education, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University.

“I’m privileged to join the other directors on the Cybex board,” said Curtis. “They have built a strong company in Cybex, and I’m looking forward to learning from them as we work together in the coming weeks and months.”

From 2005 to 2011, Art Curtis served as the chief executive officer of Millennium Partners Sports Club Management LLC. Previously, he served as chief executive officer of Spa Capital LLC / dba Stonewater, where he led the company’s turnaround, and served as chief operating officer of Starmark Holdings LLC / dba Wellbridge Company, at the time the owner of 45 multipurpose clubs and spas in 12 states with revenues in excess of $180 million.

About Cybex

Cybex International, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of premium exercise equipment primarily for commercial use. The Cybex product line, including a full range of strength and cardio training machines, is designed using exercise science to reflect the natural movement of the human body. Led by the  Cybex Research Institute, Cybex fitness equipment is engineered to produce optimal results for users from the first-time exerciser to the professional athlete. Cybex designs and builds its products in the USA for a wide range of facilities, from commercial health clubs to home gyms, in more than 85 countries worldwide. For more information on Cybex and its products, visit the Company’s website at

This news release may contain forward-looking statements. There are a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the statements made above. These include, but are not limited to, the ability of the Company to comply with the terms of its credit facilities, competitive factors, technological and product developments, market demand, economic conditions, and the resolution of litigation involving the Company. Further information on these and other factors which could affect the Company’s financial results can be found in the Company’s previously filed Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, its Reports on Form 10-Q, its Current Reports on Form 8-K, and its proxy statement dated April 12, 2012.

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