Trimline Treadmill Review Index
General Information:Trimline was a spin-off from Roadmaster Corporation and was purchased by management, who subsequently sold out to Schwinn and at this point, they are part of the Nautilus Health & Fitness Group. Trimline stopped production and we have ceased coverage for this brand.
Manufacturing Philosophy:Their design philosophy was: make a good treadmill and put the money where it is important. They gave their machines decent core drive system parts and then cut corners wherever possible. From what we have been told, production has been halted for a long time. We still provide parts support for this brand.
Company Outlook : Nautilus has lasted longer than we expected and in their latest annual report, the company reported a net loss for the year of $90,588,000. That's right, they lost over ninety MILLION dollars on sales of more than four hundred eleven million. We aren't the sharpest knives in the drawer but even we can figure out that you won't be able to do this for a long time and stay in business. We also understand that they want to get out of anything that doesn't have a direct relation to marketing without distributors or retailers and have their commercial business up for sale. The direct model can work well if they can get the product right. Nautilus has been in a freefall over the last two years but have beat many people's predictions that they would collapse?that said, they have also been beaten by the market and competitors like a rented mule so we'll see what the future holds for them.