Team Jacuzzi ® Chronicles Preparations for Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon - Las Vegas

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Eight seemingly unlikely personalities have united to form Team Jacuzzi ®, a group of novice and experienced runners who have signed on for the Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon & ½ Marathon Series that makes a stop in Las Vegas this December. In preparation for the race, Team Jacuzzi ® members will actively train, sharing their personal stories and how they incorporate hot tub hydrotherapy into their training regimen.

Team Jacuzzi Participants

The program gives endurance sports enthusiasts an opportunity to see and be inspired by other runners, many of which are mentally and physically preparing themselves for the first distance race of their lives.

Eight seemingly unlikely personalities have united to form Team Jacuzzi®, a new concept created by Jacuzzi Group Worldwide. Each member of the group has signed on to run in the Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon or ½ Marathon Series that makes a stop in Las Vegas this December. In preparation for the race, Team Jacuzzi® members will actively train, sharing their personal stories and how they incorporate hot tub hydrotherapy into their training regimen. A new web microsite chronicling the team just launched.

Members of the diverse crew include a physical therapy professor, sales executives, someone coping with a life-changing illness, a professional golfer and a former college football player. Ranging in age from their 20s to 40s, some are active marathon enthusiasts and others will be running in their first race. All will be posting blogs and video diaries about their training triumphs and setbacks in an online, true life, documentary format that anyone can follow. Links to two and a half month project will be posted on http://www.JacuzziSport.com and social media sites including Facebook and Twitter. The main Team Jacuzzi® site will be hosted at http://www.TeamJacuzzi.com.

Development of the program grew out of Jacuzzi’s partnership with the Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon Series where the company is the official hydrotherapy sponsor. Runners in various races around the country have been learning about Jacuzzi® bath and hot tub products by visiting the Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Health and Fitness Expos linked to various race events.

“We could not be happier with the group of individuals assembled for the first ever Team Jacuzzi,” notes Jacuzzi Vice President of Commercial Marketing Bobby Bloom. “The program gives endurance sports enthusiasts an opportunity to see and be inspired by other runners, many of which are mentally and physically preparing themselves for the first distance race of their lives.” Because each participant also has a Jacuzzi® brand hot tub at their home, they will see the benefits of hot water hydrotherapy in practice, providing an authentic series of testimonials about every day use of the product.

TEAM JACUZZI PARTICIPANTS
Nicholas Thompson – Professional golfer and current player on the PGA Tour.
Scott Kaplan – Former college football player and 2010 Iron Man® Triathlon participant. Scott also co-hosts a daily sports radio talk show in San Diego, California and is an avid tri-athlete.
Jason & Stephanie Rossiler – Married couple with two children. Jason is an Internet executive and Stephanie is a personal trainer. Neither have run in a marathon before.
Nick Pabarcus – Vice president of sales for a major bank who is married with two children. This will be Nick’s eighth full marathon.
Linda Dado – Mother of three who is coping with Ankylosing Spondylitis, an autoimmune disorder. Linda has run marathons before and is looking forward to getting back into the action.
Lisa Elrod – A sales executive and mother of three who will be competing in her sixth half marathon.
Christine Engesser Cesar – Christine is a profession of physical therapy, a mom and a former college track and field athlete who has never run in a race longer than 5k.

About Jacuzzi Group Worldwide
Jacuzzi Group Worldwide, through its subsidiaries, is a global manufacturer and distributor of high quality and innovative branded bath, plumbing and backyard products for the residential, commercial and institutional markets. The company’s product offerings include whirlpool baths, outdoor hot tubs, showers, sanitary ware, bath tubs, as well as fixtures and accessories. Learn more at http://www.jacuzzi.com.

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