- Hottest Product at the London Games now available to consumers -
TORONTO, March 20, 2013 /CNW/ - SpiderTech Inc., the Canadian-based
global leader of pre-cut kinesiology taping applications, is proud to
announce 'X-Spiders' are now available at GNC (NYSE: GNC) retail
locations across the United States and on GNC.com.
One of the most talked about products at the 2012 London Games,
SpiderTech has been widely trusted by professional athletes, elite
trainers and medical professionals for years - now the product is
available to consumers, amateur athletes and weekend warriors through
SpiderTech manufactures simple, easy to apply X Spiders that you stick
where it hurts. SpiderTech stimulates the human skin, restores optimal
function and aids in faster muscle recovery while also preventing
potentially harmful postures or ranges of motion while treating muscle
"Partnering with GNC allows us to reach a completely new audience, an
audience that has seen the product on elite athletes and is eager to
use SpiderTech themselves, " said Bruce Lowe, VP Sales for SpiderTech.
"SpiderTech's precut technology and simple 1-2-3 application process
allow consumers apply the product without having to see a medical
professional - a convenience many consumers are looking for."
"GNC is the largest specialty retailer of health, wellness and sports
nutrition products, and we are delighted to launch SpiderTech with them
and look forward to a long and successful partnership," he added. "In
2013 you will see SpiderTech on athletes competing at the Tour de
France, the Boston Marathon and other high profile sporting events."
Professional athletes and Olympians from around the Globe use SpiderTech
during competition and training. Among the numerous elite athletes that
rely on SpiderTech are:
Jordan Rapp, 2012 U.S. Ironman Champion
Dotsie Bausch, 2012 Olympic silver medalist
Simon Whitfield, 2000 Olympic gold medalist & 2008 silver medalist
Jenny Fletcher, 2012 Branson Ironman 70.3 champion
"SpiderTech helped to reduce pain while I was recovering from serious
injury, now I use it all the time to prevent injury and for natural
stability," said 2012 U.S. Ironman Champion Jordan Rapp.
GNC believes its customers will welcome the addition of SpiderTech
products to store shelves nationwide, said Tom Dowd, Chief
Merchandising Officer, Executive Vice President and General Manager of
GNC Corp., GNC Holdings Inc. and General Nutrition Centers, Inc.
"SpiderTech provides innovative and quality products that allow our
customers to Live Well every day while feeling and performing their
best," he said. "The amount of brand awareness and product interest
following the London 2012 Summer Games made the addition of SpiderTech
to our store shelves easy. The product is simple to apply and extremely
effective - it truly is a must-have in any gym bag."
SpiderTech is drug-free and all products are manufactured in Canada and
Japan with 100% cotton-based kinesiology tape and hypoallergenic
SpiderTech will be available at approximately 3,500 GNC locations across
the United States. To find a location close to you, please visit www.gnc.com
SpiderTech is the Canadian developer and world leader of pre-cut and
ready to apply kinesiology taping solutions and the company behind the
colored tape that elite athletes were wearing at the London Summer
Games. SpiderTech's pre-cut designs and 1-2-3 application system are
the simplest and most effective way to treat muscular aches and strains
anywhere on the body - stick it where it hurts!
SpiderTech applications are designed to be worn continuously to treat
common and reoccurring ailments for specific regions of the body.
SpiderTech stimulates the human skin and restores optimal function and
aids in faster recovery while also preventing potentially harmful
postures or ranges of motion while treating muscle pain. Each Spider is
made from one continuous piece of kinesiology tape and comes with
simple step-by-step application instructions. For more information on
SpiderTech, please visit www.spidertech.com.
For further information:
VP Sales, SpiderTech