JACKSONVILLE, Fla., – Rising tennis star and personality Nicole Gibbs has been named the newest ambassador for the newly-launched gluten free energy bar called “ArrowBar.”

Gibbs joins top American tennis stars John Isner and Stevie Johnson, as well as former ATP Pros James Blake and Michael Russell, as ambassadors for the product.

The ArrowBar is a new gluten-free, all-natural, high performance energy bar, developed by athletes for athletes and active people, that provides a filling, energy-boosting 200-calorie bar that provides a quick and long-lasting energy. The ArrowBar is now offered in two flavors – Chocolate Chip and Cinnamon Honey Oat – and are available for purchase online at www.ArrowBar.com. Bars are available in boxes of 12 for $24.99.

Gibbs is a two-time NCAA singles champion from Stanford University who reached the third round of the US Open in 2014. A resident of Santa Monica, Calif., Gibbs cracked the top 100 in the WTA rankings in 2014 and achieved a career-high ranking of No. 68 earlier this year.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the ArrowBar team and to be integrating their health philosophy with my own,” said Gibbs. “As a tennis player, it can be very difficult to find pure, effective, and tasty fuel options that will carry me deep into a third set, and I truly believe that I have found that with ArrowBar. As someone who leads a healthy lifestyle, it has often frustrated me that the majority of supplement and fuel options available are heavy on artificial sugar and light on substance. ArrowBar’s commitment to providing a gluten free and naturally sweetened option excite me both from a health and performance standpoint. I was already looking forward to my 2017 season, but with ArrowBar as a new partner, I am all the more confident in what I will be able to accomplish.”

“We are very excited about Nicole joining Team ArrowBar,” said ArrowBar founding partner Mark Arrowsmith. “She is an up and coming player who truly embodies our motto ‘Life is Sport. Are you Playing?’ She is committed to training hard and fueling her body with only the best products. We are looking forward to big things from her on and off the court starting next season.”

The ArrowBar name comes from founding partner Mark Arrowsmith, a former University of Miami tennis player who is now the Director of Tennis at the Eagle Landing Country Club in Orange Park, Florida just outside of Jacksonville where he also runs an annual $15,000 USTA Pro Circuit men’s Futures-level professional tennis tournament. Arrowsmith and two other University of Miami varsity athletes – tennis player Andrew Golub and baseball player Rob Goldberg – are the founding partners of the company. Golub was a four-year varsity tennis player for the Hurricanes – and voted captain of the team on two occasions – and now runs Golub Tennis, one of the most successful tennis academies in Florida, helping more than 120 players earn college scholarships. Goldberg, a varsity baseball player at Miami, received both his Bachelor’s Degree and Law Degree in Coral Gables. He has worked in numerous projects in commercial real estate and advertising.

Said Arrowsmith, “As a former player and coach, I was always aware of the lack of options for athletes who wanted long lasting energy without chalky aftertastes or having to choke down something that didn’t taste good. While playing college tennis our options were very limited, and it seemed like the options hadn’t improved much since. That is why we set out to create an energy bar that simply does what it says; provide sustained energy while tasting great. I believe that anyone who demands results from their active lifestyle will love ArrowBars.

Said Golub, “From playing at a high collegiate level myself to talking to high level professional tennis players, I knew there was a need for a clean energy source during competition. The goal was to create a product that was easy to eat, that wouldn’t fall apart or melt in your bag and that wouldn’t be tough to digest and sticky on your hands. We accomplished all of those things with ArrowBar and kept the label extremely clean. As a team, we are all very proud to bring this bar to the market and we know this is a need for all active people”

Said Goldberg, “While I do not play competitive sports any longer, my health and staying active are both very important to me. I had always felt that I did not have a good option when it came to the nutrition bars on the market, whether it be prior to a workout or to just get through a long night at the office. When my friends told me five years ago that they noticed the same problem with the people they coach we all agreed that there must be a way to provide a better option, and with that ArrowBar was born. It has been a long road, but it is because we did not want to go to the public with anything less than what we believe to be the best that we can provide. We are very happy with the product that we have created and we know that everyone else will be as well. We couldn’t be happier to launch ArrowBar to the world.”


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