Zealios Partners with Giant Bicycles for National Retail Expansion

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January 22, 2016 (Bend, OR) – Zealios, a leader in performance body care products for athletes, announces a new partnership with Giant Bicycle, the world's largest bicycle manufacturer, in a move for national retail expansion of the full Zealios product line.

The partnership seed was planted at the 2015 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA, which is one of the largest and longest-running events in the cycling industry. In its Sea Otter debut, Zealios was stationed with a booth that included a pump tub of free Sun Barrier, which attracted repeat visitors throughout the weekend. One of those visitors was Galen Burk, Gear Product Manager for Giant Bicycle, Inc.

"The moment I used their product and saw what comprised their product line, I knew they were onto something" remarks Burk. "It was a natural fit for our network of retail partners who cater to cyclists and triathletes across the country."  

Giant maintains over 1,000 retail relationships in the US, including nearly 200 partner stores who work closely with Giant as their primary supplier. Burk recognizes that many of these retail partners serve a broad audience of athletes, including many triathletes and endurance athletes.

"The Zealios product line is unique and necessary for athletes training for endurance pursuits. These athletes needs products that perform, and we are recognize that they should be available to customers at these stores who are also buying equipment, gear, and other products to support their training" says Burk.

Zealios Co-Founder, Kevin Fuller, sees the partnership as part of a larger effort to make Zealios products available at each athlete's local sports shop across the country. "We want to ensure that our products are easily accessible and convenient for athletes in the places where they trust the shop managers and know that they are being presented with quality products."

Moving forward the Zealios product line will be available to the Giant network of retail partners. 

"We are excited to be partnering with such a great company in Giant, and we look forward to hearing from athletes who are now able to purchase these products locally" says Fuller.

For additional inquiries or information, you may email zealios at info@teamzealios.com.  

About Zealios

Zealios was founded in 2009 when a group of health-conscious endurance athletes realized that we simply could not find high quality skincare products that performed on race day. As outdoor-loving souls, we also understood the importance of protecting ourselves against the potentially harmful effects of direct sunlight, high altitudes, and salty swims.

We set out to create performance-based body care products formulated specifically with athletes in mind. After years of testing and development with endurance junkies across the world, we have now successfully created a line of products to serve an athletes’ every need--from training day, to race day, to recovery & prevention. We design our product formulas to enrich performance, cleansing, and restorative needs of athletes everywhere, because performance matters.

About Giant

Giant started in 1972 with one goal: Create a better cycling experience for people around the world.

The founders of Giant were craftsmen and engineers. They understood their strengths. So to make cycling more enjoyable and accessible to people around the world, they did what they knew best. They set out to improve the cycling experience by following three guiding principles: craftsmanship, innovation and inspiration.

It began with lightweight aluminum frames. Giant’s ability to produce high-quality bikes at an affordable price allowed more riders to experience cycling in a whole new way. Since then, Giant has pioneered advancements in both aluminum and composite engineering. We introduced the first affordable carbon fiber bike, the Cadex 980 C, and transformed high-performance road bikes with our Total Compact Road design. In mountain biking, Giant’s Maestro Suspension established a new level of performance for off-road riding and racing.

Over the last four decades, Giant has grown well beyond its manufacturing roots to become the world’s leading brand of quality bicycles and gear. With more than 12,000 retail partners worldwide, we aim to inspire adventure in all riders, from casual to competitive.

Giant bikes win world championships. They win design awards, too. But most importantly, they win the hearts of riders who choose to make cycling a part of their lives. We support that choice. We think it makes the world a better place.

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Zealios Moving Headquarters to Bend, Oregon in 2016!

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January 4, 2016 (Bend, OR) – Zealios, a leader in performance personal care products for athletes, announces that they will be moving their company headquarters to Bend, Oregon within the first half of 2016.

Zealios was founded in 2009 in Berkeley, California and has considered the East Bay its "home" for many years. Many of the small, independent bike shops around the Bay Area were the first to take a leap of faith on this small company when only the Betwixt Chamois Cream and Sun Barrier were on the market. Since then, the following has steadily grown, and the reception around the greater Bay Area has been exceptional. 

The move to Bend was prompted by a number of factors, both personal and professional.

"We ultimately decided that Bend embodies the lifestyle of our company, and the customers that we serve" reflects zealios Co-Founder Austin Britts. "We also feel that on a personal level, it's the kind of place we want to live, play outside, adventure, and build community."

Britts and Co-Founder Kevin Fuller are confident that this move will also provide the perfect environment for zealios to grow and flourish.

"We visited Bend in August of last year and met with some amazing leaders in the local community. We left that trip convinced that for where we are as a company right now, there is no better place than Bend to find the resources, support, and opportunities we need to be successful" remarks Fuller. 

Bend is a town of 85,000 people located in central Oregon, just a few hours north of the California border. It has a reputation as a hot bed for endurance athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, and craft breweries.

"There will be no disruption in service or order fulfillment as we relocate," assures Britts. "We are operating in a business-as-usual environment, with two of our team members already up here in Bend to facilitate the transition by mid-year. We look forward to an incredibly exciting time of new opportunities and growth."

For additional inquiries or information, you may email zealios at info@teamzealios.com.  

About Zealios

Zealios was founded in 2009 when a group of health-conscious endurance athletes realized that we simply could not find high quality skincare products that performed on race day. As outdoor-loving souls, we also understood the importance of protecting ourselves against the potentially harmful effects of direct sunlight, high altitudes, and salty swims.

We set out to create performance-based personal care products formulated specifically with athletes in mind. After years of testing and development with endurance junkies across the world, we have now successfully created a line of products to serve an athletes’ every need--from training day, to race day, to recovery & prevention. We design our product formulas to enrich performance, cleansing, and restorative needs of athletes everywhere, because performance matters.

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Announcing Zealios Swim & Sport Body Wash!

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September 1, 2015 (Berkeley, CA) – Zealios, a leader in performance personal care products for athletes, announces the addition of Swim & Sport Body Wash to their product line up.

The Body Wash is designed with athletes, and particularly swimmers, in mind. Much like the Zealios Swim & Sport Shampoo and Conditioner, the Body Wash utilizes specific ingredients to strip chlorine from the skin. The formula is sulfate-free and contains a proprietary blend of herbal extracts—arnica, white tea, lavender, and calendula—to restore dry and damaged skin. Aloe juice and jojoba oil soothe and moisturize to leave skin feeling hydrated. The Body Wash features Zealios’ signature citrus fragrance for a fresh aroma in the shower.

“It’s amazing how many athletes have asked for this product, desperate to get rid of chlorine,” says Zealios Co-Founder Austin Britts. “We rely on athletes to tell us what they need, and then we engineer and test our products to fit those needs.”

Swimmers in chlorine-based pools or bodies of salt water have a particular challenge in cleaning those chemicals and heavy minerals from their bodies post-workout. Over time, this can lead to brittle, unhealthy hair and excessively dry scalp and skin.

“With this Body Wash, we hope to provide a full solution for the damaging effects of chlorine that many swimmers, triathletes, and other athletes endure," adds Britts. "We understand that cleansing and recovery is just as important as performance, and our goal is to address an athlete’s needs from training day to race day.”

Zealios Swim & Sport Body Wash is available now exclusively on the Zealios website, and will be available soon in retail and on the Amazon platform.

 

About Zealios

Zealios was founded in 2009 when a group of health-conscious endurance athletes realized that we simply could not find high quality skincare products that performed on race day. As outdoor-loving souls, we also understood the importance of protecting ourselves against the potentially harmful effects of direct sunlight, high altitudes, and salty swims.

We set out to create performance-based personal care products formulated specifically with athletes in mind. After years of testing and development with endurance junkies across the world, we have now successfully created a line of products to serve an athletes’ every need--from training day, to race day, to recovery & prevention. We design our product formulas to enrich performance, cleansing, and restorative needs of athletes everywhere, because performance matters.

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VETERAN’S ENDURANCE SPORTS ORGANIZATION PARTNERS WITH ZEALIOS FOR PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS

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Arlington, VA, July 2nd, 2015 – US Military Endurance Sports (USMES), a non-profit organization supporting recreational and competitive endurance activities for current and former members of the Uniformed Services, has partnered with Zealios to provide a full line of performance-based personal care products to its endurance athletes. Zealios offers sunscreens, hair care, skin lotions and chamois cream, all made in America.

Zealios is a leading producer of personal care products designed for the specific demands of endurance athletes. “Zealios is proud to partner with US Military Endurance Sports in support of their mission to encourage participation in endurance sports within the military community. Our focus on making performance-based products is a perfect complement to the hard hours of training, preparation, and race days these athletes endure,” remarked Zealios Co-founder, Kevin Fuller. “Both Zealios and USMES work hard to promote active and healthy lifestyles and we look forward to supporting and protecting US Military Endurance Sports athletes everywhere.”

USMES Executive Director, Bill Jacobus stated that, “Our comprehensive approach to health and fitness aligns nicely with companies like Zealios. Their products support our athletes across each of sports: cycling, triathlon, running, and adventure racing. We couldn’t ask for a better partner for personal care products.”

ABOUT USMES

Founded in 2009, the US Military Endurance Sports (USMES) is a Division of American Service members Amateur Sports Inc. (ASAS), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization chartered to support endurance sports education and activities for current, retired, and veteran members of our Armed Forces. In addition to supporting active cyclists, adaptive cyclists and triathletes, USMES seeks to raise awareness of the physical and psychological benefits of endurance sports within our military communities. Learn more at: www.usmes.org

Sponsors of USMES include the Boeing Corporation, Snapple, SCOTT bicycles, Primal racewear, U-HAUL, SRAM bicycle components, OSMO nutrition, Rudy Project protective gear, Honey Stinger, XTERRA Wetsuits, Schwalbe Tires, TriSports, KLEAN Athlete, ProGold lubricants, Triggerpoint, Zealios personal care products and Recofit compression gear.

ABOUT ZEALIOS

Zealios is a leading performance personal care company for athletes. 

Based in Berkeley, California, Zealios was founded in 2009 when a group of health-conscious endurance athletes realized that we simply could not find high quality skincare products that performed on race day. As outdoor-loving souls, we also understood the importance of protecting ourselves against the potentially harmful effects of direct sunlight, high altitudes, and salty swims.

We set out to create performance-based personal care products formulated specifically with athletes in mind. After years of testing and development with endurance junkies across the world, we have now successfully created a line of products to serve an athletes’ every need--from training day, to race day, to recovery & prevention. We design our product formulas to enrich performance, cleansing, and restorative needs of athletes everywhere.enrich performance, cleansing, and restorative needs of athletes everywhere. Learn more at: www.teamzealios.com

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Announcing the REVIVAL Line!

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December 17, 2014 (Berkeley, CA) - Zealios, the leader in performance personal care products for athletes, announces the addition of the REVIVAL line to its product offerings.

The REVIVAL line includes performance shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion.

Zealios Swim & Sport Shampoo and Conditioner are designed to remove chlorine, salt, and heavy minerals without stripping or drying out your hair. Both products are sulfate-free, safe for color-treated hair, and gentle enough for everyday use.

Zealios Swim & Sport Body Lotion is rich in vitamins and antioxidants, created to repair and rejuvenate skin. Lotion can be used post-sun, post-workout, or any time you want to treat yourself to some moisturizing relief.

About Zealios

Zealios is a leading performance personal care company for athletes. 

Zealios was founded in 2009 when a group of health-conscious endurance athletes realized that we simply could not find high quality skincare products that performed on race day. As outdoor-loving souls, we also understood the importance of protecting ourselves against the potentially harmful effects of direct sunlight, high altitudes, and salty swims.

We set out to create performance-based personal care products formulated specifically with athletes in mind. After years of testing and development with endurance junkies across the world, we have now successfully created a line of products to serve an athletes’ every need--from training day, to race day, to recovery & prevention. We design our product formulas to enrich performance, cleansing, and restorative needs of athletes everywhere.

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