Smooth Fitness, the largest online retailer of home fitness equipment, today announced that Pat Croce has officially joined as a spokesperson for the company. Croce, who first began his relationship with Smooth Fitness in 2006 as a member of the Board of Directors, will help guide product development and endorse the company's line of treadmills and ellipticals to help millions across the country reach their fitness goals.
As a high-energy and highly motivated individual, Croce is a great embodiment of the Smooth Fitness brand and has done his due diligence on their products as well. "I tested model after model and noticed different features and options that I'd never seen before - Motion Control, Power Fold, Swing Arm cushioning, Lite Touch, the list goes on," said Croce. "I hadn't seen this kind of innovation on fitness equipment before and knew this was for me. I was sold!"
Croce got his start when he opened his first sports medicine center in 1979. After 16 years, he sold his centers and joined the Philadelphia 76ers. As President and Minority Owner of the 76ers from 1996-2001, Croce revitalized the franchise, culminating in an Eastern Conference title and an appearance in the 2001 NBA Finals.
With an intuitive understanding of the consumer mindset, Croce is never short on new ideas and initiatives. "Pat has an uncanny way of making you want to keep up with his energy level, and he's a great role model for all walks of life," said Bill Olson, CEO of Smooth Fitness. "For the past four years he's been an inspiration behind the scenes at Smooth Fitness and will now be even more so when he is up front and center."
Since leaving the 76ers, Croce has kept busy through television work on his own nationally syndicated show, Pat Croce: Moving in, and the ABC hit American Inventor, as well as being a TV commentator on the NBA on NBC, and a Tae Kwon Do commentator for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games. He has also authored several books including his New York Times Best Seller I Feel Great and You Will Too!, 110%: 110 Strategies for Feeling Great Every Day, and Pirate Soul: A Swashbuckling Journey Through the Golden Age of Pirates. All of this while traveling the country on his public speaking circuit, motivating thousands. Croce's latest projects include working with Paramount to produce a motion picture chronicling the life of the famous pirate Blackbeard and the launch of a new breed of pirate and treasure museum in St. Augustine, FL.
For more information on Smooth Fitness and Pat Croce, please visit SmoothFitness.com or PatCroce.com.
About Smooth Fitness
Smooth Fitness is the number one online retailer of home fitness equipment and the 255th largest e-commerce site in the United States as ranked by Internet Retailer. The company currently markets the Smooth line of treadmills and elliptical trainers to consumers through www.smoothfitness.com. The Smooth line of products has consistently been seen as one of the most cost-effective equipment lines available. The Smooth brand of fitness equipment is sold directly from the manufacturer and only on the Internet. The customer gets the convenience of shopping online combined with factory direct savings of 40% - 45%. Equipment is shipped not only through two manufacturing facilities, but also through warehouses on the East Coast, Midwest and West Coast.