Fitness and Figure Professionals Kirsten Nicewarner and Michelle Adams to Represent GNC at Vail's Teva Mountain Games Plus, see the GNC Ultimate Mount

PITTSBURGH, June 3 // PRNewswire // -- GNC will host fitness and figure competitors Kirsten Nicewarner and Michelle Adams at the 2008 Teva Mountain Games Thursday through Sunday in Vail Valley, Colo. Both International Federation of Bodybuilding professionals, Kirsten and Michelle are among the world's top female physique competitors.

According to tevamountaingames.com, the Games are the country's largest celebration of mountain sport, soul and culture, featuring professional and amateur adventure athletes from around the world. Sports include freestyle and extreme kayaking, bouldering, speed and dyno climbing, mountain biking, road racing, trail running and -- of course -- the GNC Ultimate Mountain Challenge.

The GNC Ultimate Mountain Challenge is a multi-sport test of athletic skill, power and endurance. Events include a 10k trail run, mountain biking, road biking and kayaking -- and athletes will push for the ultimate recognition: to be named the Games' ultimate man, woman and team. The Games will culminate Sunday with the GNC Ultimate Mountain Challenge Coronation.


Come to GNC's exhibition at the Games to:

-- Meet Kirsten and Michelle, score autographs and pick up health and
wellness tips.

-- Attempt the GNC Grip Gauntlet, comprised of three grip strength tests:
the Blob Pinch Grip (lift a 50-lb blob of iron in a one-handed pinch
grip), the Captains of Crush #2 Grippers (squeeze 195 lbs of pressure
in just one hand) and the Rolling Thunder (deadlift 187 lbs on a
rolling grip). Anyone who can conquer all three feats (few have the
strength to succeed!) will be awarded a $50 GNC Gift Card.

-- Enter the Incredible Hulk Road Muscle Sweepstakes for a chance to win a
custom Hulk chopper valued at approximately $100,000!

-- Get free samples from GNC: Pro Crunch bars, men's and women's
multivitamins, and much more -- plus free GNC Gold Cards, which will
get you 20 percent off everything at GNC the first week of every month
for an entire year.


All events are free and open to the public! For a complete listing of event times and locations, plus additional spectator information, visit http://www.tevamountaingames.com/.

About GNC

GNC, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., is the largest global specialty retailer of nutritional products; including vitamin, mineral, herbal and other specialty supplements and sports nutrition, diet and energy products. GNC has more than 4,900 retail locations throughout the United States (including 978 franchise and 1,358 Rite Aid store-within-a-store locations) and franchise operations in 49 international markets. The company - which is dedicated to helping consumers Live Well - also offers products and product information online at http://www.gnc.com/.

SOURCE: General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC)

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