Nutrition company created by LeBron James and Arnold Schwarzenegger partners with Vitamin Shoppe

Products immediately available at 690 locations coast-to-coast

Secaucus-based the Vitamin Shoppe said Wednesday that it partnered with Ladder, the sports nutrition company founded by LeBron James and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Ladder products are now on shelves at over 690 locations of the Vitamin Shoppe across the country and on its website, as well as the company’s Super Supplements stores. Previously, Ladder products were available only online.

“We created Ladder to address a need for clean, safe, effective products that we could trust, and that would help maximize our peak performance. To see how it’s grown into a community of athletes of every level, all striving to reach their goals, is pretty special,” James stated. “I’m excited that this partnership with the Vitamin Shoppe will make Ladder even more accessible as we continue to innovate the product and expand the Ladder community.”

During Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals, James experienced muscle cramps in one of the biggest moments of his career. Dedicated to never having his body fail him again, he partnered with his longtime trainer, Mike Mancias, to retool his nutrition and fitness regimen with a focus on supplements to fit his performance needs. James also consulted with longtime friend Schwarzenegger, who championed the need for a certified, trusted line of premium supplements that could not only be used by elite athletes, but also be available to the public. The team spent the next four years developing its foundational supplements, focusing on taste, performance and quality, and Ladder supplements was born.

All of Ladder’s products are designed and formulated to help customers get to the next level of performance for training and exercise. Ladder products available at the Vitamin Shoppe and Super Supplements include: Ladder Pre-Workout, Ladder Whey Protein, Ladder Plant Protein and Ladder Hydration.

Sharon Leite, CEO of the Vitamin Shoppe, commented: “As the leading destination for lifelong wellness solutions, The Vitamin Shoppe is committed to bringing the most innovative products to our customers. We are thrilled to be the exclusive retail partner to launch Ladder sports nutrition products nationwide, backed by the expertise of two ultimate icons of sports and fitness, LeBron James and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Ladder’s formulas are trusted by elite athletes and are now accessible in our stores to anyone looking for the highest levels of quality, performance and taste in their sports nutrition supplements.”

All Ladder sports supplements are NSF Certified for Sport and formulated to meet the highest standards of quality, performance, and taste. NSF Certified for Sport is an independent third-party certification program that helps athletes, dietitians, coaches and consumers make safer decisions when choosing supplements.