SpiderTech kinesiology tape now available nationwide at GNC

- 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 GNC.

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 soreness.

"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 adhesive.

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

About SpiderTech

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.

SOURCE: SpiderTech

For further information:

Bruce Lowe
VP Sales, SpiderTech
+1 416.490.4000

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