Arthur A. Jones (November 22, 1926 – August 28, 2007) was the founder of Nautilus, Inc. and MedX, Inc. and the inventor of the Nautilus exercise machines, including the Nautilus pullover, which was first sold in 1970. Events 498 - Kofi Aseidu- After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected Pope in the Lateran Year 1926 ( MCMXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 475 - The Roman General Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his Capital Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Nautilus Inc ( located in Vancouver Washington, United States, is the marketer developer and manufacturer of branded health and fitness products sold under MedX Corporation is a privately owned company based in Ocala Florida. An exercise machine is any Machine used in Exercise. These range from simple spring-like devices to computerized electromechanical rides to recirculating-stream swimming He was born in Arkansas, and grew up in Seminole, Oklahoma. Arkansas ( is a state located in the southern region of the United States. The Seminole are a Native American people originally of Florida and now residing in Florida and Oklahoma.
Jones' ideas helped move the public's notion of bodybuilding and strength-training exercise away from the Arnold Schwarzenegger school of training, which involved hours in the gym using free weights, to High Intensity Training. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger ( German ˌaɐnɔlt aloʏs ˈʃvaɐtsənɛɡɐ born July 30 1947 is an Austrian American Bodybuilder, Actor High Intensity Training (HIT is a form of Strength training popularized in the 1970s by Arthur Jones of Nautilus and MedX fame This involves short, single sets with maximum intensity, which, according to theory, triggers maximal muscular growth. Although credited with helping several high-profile bodybuilders make significant size and strength gains, High Intensity Training is not universally acknowledged as the best training method. Famous individuals who trained under the rules of Jones include Casey Viator (who participated in the Colorado Experiment), Mike Mentzer and Sergio Oliva & Dorian Yates. Casey Viator (born September 4, 1951 in Lafayette Louisiana) was the youngest ever AAU Mr Mike Mentzer ( November 15, 1951 - June 10, 2001) was an American former IFBB professional bodybuilder, Sergio Oliva is known in Bodybuilding circles as "The Myth" Dorian Andrew Mientjez Yates (born April 19, 1962 in Sutton Coldfield, England) is an English professional bodybuilder
His publications include the Nautilus Bulletins, which aim to dispel contemporary myths of exercise and training.
The 1977 film Pumping Iron is cited as generating a fitness revolution of sorts that resulted in gyms full of Nautilus equipment and other similar strength-training exercise machines. ---- Pumping Iron is a 1977 Documentary film about the run-up to the 1975 Mr Nautilus, Inc. markets the Bowflex, Stairmaster and Nautilus product lines. The Bowflex Machine is an Exercise machine used for strength training marketed and sold under the Bowflex Brand by Stairmaster is the name of a line of Exercise machines which includes stepping machines and revolving stairs Neither products affiliated with Jones.
The Nautilus machines and the company he formed to sell them made him a multimillionaire and landed him on the Forbes list of the 400 richest people. The Forbes 400 or 400 Richest People (first published in 1982) is a list published by Forbes Magazine of the Wealthiest 400 Americans At one point, financial analysts estimated that Nautilus was grossing $300 million annually. He sold Nautilus Inc. in 1986 for $23 million. He also sold MedX in 1996 and then retired. 
On August 28, 2007, Jones died from natural causes at his home in Ocala, Florida, at age 80. Ocala is a city in Marion County, Florida, United States. As of 2007 the population recorded by the U Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the He is survived by 2 daughters, and 2 sons, Gary and William Edgar Jones. Gary Jones created Hammer Strength strength training machines. 
Jones often prided himself on being a generalist, something which he describes as a move away from the stubbornness and short-sightedness of 'specialists'. He attributed this in part to his upbringing in a family of physicians, as he found their attitudes toward medicine revolved around what they were taught and nothing else.
Jones traveled and 'adventured' widely, occasionally with friend and fellow adventurer Roy Pinney, setting up camp for two years or so at a time in different places such as Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and Mexico City. Roy Pinney (born Pinyehrae Schiffer on August 13, 1911 in New York City) is a herpetologist, professional photographer, Rhodesia was the name adopted when the formerly British colony of Southern Rhodesia declared itself independent ( Unilateral Declaration of Independence See also Great Zimbabwe National Monument. For information about the March and June 2008 presidential elections see Zimbabwean presidential election Mexico City (in Spanish: Ciudad de México, México DF, México or simply Méjico) is the Capital city of Mexico His early motto was "bigger alligators, faster airplanes and younger women. " Jones' Lake Helen, Florida Nautilus building was the home of One-Eyed Jack, a 14-foot-long gator that Jones was trying to grow to world record size. He was also an aficionado of poisonous spiders and reptiles, a large collection of which was also housed in the Nautilus building. At one time Jones owned the largest timber rattler in the world at 15 feet long. He periodically filmed the snake in the Nautilus television studios and, when finished, dropped the reptile to the floor terrifying the camera and sound men who beat hasty retreats to the control room.
Jones was also the creator of the "Jumbolair" estate, originally created as a haven of 350 acres (1. Greystone Airport is a private-use Airport located in the unincorporated community of Anthony, seven miles (11 km northeast of Ocala, in Marion 4 km²) for orphaned African elephants and other wildlife.
Jones was an accomplished pilot with a flying record of over 44,000 hours, which was especially useful for the import-export businesses that he was developing.
Jone's also founded MedX Corporation, in which he invested millions to develop medical-based exercise and testing equipment.