News: Gatorade & GNC Partner up


Being a pro athlete comes with its fair share of sweet perks. Access to the best trainers and nutritionists around, invites to the most exclusive, A-list parties, and all the residual fame and fortune all come along with on-field glory.

And, apparently, they also get a secret Gatorade.

For years, Gatorade’s G Series Pro has only been available in locker rooms and training centers. But on May 1st, it will be available to the public exclusively through GNC. The new line includes pre- and post-workout products, including a protein shake, nutritional bar, and a new endurance formula.

“I’m kind of torn,” says New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson, who was at the launch event in Manhattan last week. “We thought it was something secret that we got to have, and now the public gets to have it.”

Tomlinson was joined by fellow Jets offensive tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson and wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery. Also there to introduce the new products were New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs.

“I’ve been taking the pro series since college, going on 11 years now,” says Manning. “I swear by it all.”

Now you can, too. For more on G Series Pro, check out