Johnson Health Tech, Inc. (JHT), manufacturer of Matrix Fitness, Vision Fitness, AFG, Horizon Fitness and Livestrong Fitness equipment, reported a 22 percent gain in domestic sales over the corresponding 2010 time period. Worldwide sales for Q1 rose by 21 percent.

The companys international commercial channel, including the premium Matrix Fitness line of cardio and strength equipment, experienced the most significant growth with a 28 percent increase over Q1 2010. JHT’s North American retail market, consisting of six brands in the sporting goods/mass market and specialty business segments, saw a 25 percent growth over the prior year.

“Through our existing distribution models worldwide, and continued success with our retail and commercial product portfolio, weve continued in Q1 on a long wave of sales growth across all channels,” noted Nathan Pyles, president of Johnson Health Tech North America (JHTNA). “Along with a renewed focus on the customer experience and strategic product development, this has led to a very strong beginning to 2011. We look forward to consistent, aggressive growth throughout Q2 and the remainder of the year.”