NuGo Athlete of the Month: Gina Bartolacci
Ever since running the Pittsburgh Half Marathon, Gina Bartolacci has been hooked on NuGo bars. In Nov 2011, she ran her first marathon and qualified for the Boston Marathon. She played Division 1 field hockey at Penn State. After college, Gina was looking for a way to stay active and took up running. Now, the 27-year-old from Pennsylvania has her sights on qualifying for the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Trials as a marathon runner.
“I would have to say my biggest accomplishment to date would be running 2:45:17, a new personal best for me in the marathon, at this year's Shamrock Marathon down in Virginia Beach,” said Gina. She is still relatively new to marathon running and is working hard at improving her time.
Gina loves NuGo Stronger, NuGo Slim and NuGo Dark as an afternoon snack. The first NuGo bar she ever tried was NuGo Family Vanilla Yogurt. “My favorite part about NuGo bars is knowing they are made with high quality ingredients,” explained Gina. “They are high protein, low sugar, and taste amazing.”
Outside of being an avid runner in Philadephia, she loves spending time with her husband, Scott, family and two dogs. She also enjoys biking, playing golf, spending time at the beach, and watching and attending Penn State sporting events.
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