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STOTT PILATES® Split Pedal Stability Chair™ wins about.Com 2012 readers' choice award for best Pilates chair



TORONTO, April 12, 2012 – Merrithew™ announced last week that the Split Pedal Stability Chair™ has been presented the About.com 2012 Readers' Choice Award in the Best Pilates Chair category. Now in its fifth year, the About.com Readers' Choice Awards honor the best products, features and services across more than a dozen categories, ranging from technology to hobbies to parenting and more, as selected by its readers.

“We are very excited and proud that the Split Pedal Stability Chair is a strong favorite amongst majority of voters,” said Lindsay Merrithew, President & CEO, Merrithew. “These awards are a great way to keep a pulse on what our community thinks of our products. We aim to learn from every opportunity so that we can continue delivering quality products and services that our customers expect and which we enjoy bringing to market.”

Voting initially took place earlier this year which was followed by a second round of voting from February to March. To view the Best Pilates Chair award and all award winners, please visit http://awards.about.com.

"This year's Readers' Choice Awards program had a record number of nominations submitted across dozens of categories and featured hundreds of finalists," said Margot Weiss, Managing Editor, About.com. "We are thankful to all our readers for their participation and congratulate Merrithew on their success."


The About Group

The About Group comprises the Web sites About.com, ConsumerSearch.com and CalorieCount.com. About.com is a valuable platform for content that helps users solve the large and small needs of everyday life. The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading global, multimedia news and information company with 2011 revenues of $2.3 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, About.com and related properties. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

About Merrithew

Merrithew was co-founded by Lindsay and Moira Merrithew in 1988. For over 25 years the company has been dedicated to enriching the lives of others by providing responsible exercise modalities and innovative fitness brands across the globe. Merrithew’s premier Pilates brand, STOTT PILATES®, delivers best-in-class Pilates education and media to everyone from avid exercisers, elite athletes, and pre/post-natal clients, to rehab and fitness professionals, and is used by studios worldwide. Other high-end Merrithew fitness brands include ZEN•GA®, Total Barre, CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training and Halo® Training. Merrithew has trained more than 50,000 students in over 100 countries. Merrithew’s Media Division (MMD) produces print and video-based content for professional and consumer markets. For more information visit merrithew.com.

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Merrithew: Laura Fitch, laura.fitch@merrithew.com