Johnson Health Tech acquires 2nd Wind Exercise Equipment

Freeman Staff

Nov. 10, 2015

COTTAGE GROVE — Global company Johnson Health Tech has acquired 2nd Wind Exercise Equipment, North America’s largest specialty fitness equipment retailer with 58 locations throughout 11 states.

“2nd Wind is the undisputed leader in specialty fitness retail in the United States,” said Jason Lo, CEO of JHT, in a statement. “It has built its success by providing the industry’s best trained staff to deliver outstanding customer solutions. The team’s commitment to excellence and demonstrated ability to foster growth and innovation complement our culture and philosophy at Johnson Health Tech.”  

By acquiring 2nd Wind Exercise Equipment, Cottage Grove-based JHT will become the world’s largest specialty fitness retailer with more than 200 retail stores worldwide, according to the announcement. 2nd Wind will continue to operate as an independent business unit with its existing management team. 

“We’ve had a strong partnership with Johnson Health Tech for nearly 20 years, and we’re excited to officially join the group,” said Dick Enrico, CEO of 2nd Wind, in a statement. “Like 2nd Wind, JHT believes that its people are at the root of its success because of their ability to deliver outstanding customer experiences. Together, with our shared passion and commitment to our customers, we’ll continue to shape and grow the specialty retail market.”