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Expert Education

You have the total freedom to choose any session as it’s happening! Each one hour time block includes 6 sessions with a total of 36 sessions.  There are 4 live-streaming zoom sessions in each time block, plus 2 sessions of fantastic pre-recorded education. Unlike our typical in-person conventions where we are limited by room size, our streaming rooms have no limits—you don’t have to commit to a class schedule ahead of time.

Saturday, October 21st

Session One:

10:00am-11:00am EDT

9:00am-10:00am CDT

7:00am-8:00am PDT

Expand your knowledge of the nutritional needs of our over 50 clients. Examine caloric needs, protein, fiber, hydration, longevity, disease avoidance, and more! Your active agers need your support because of their decreased appetites, increased social needs, and their constant battle with inflammation. Help them navigate these challenges with effective coaching options.

Food scientists are paid high dollars to create an elusive pursuit of food as a drug. We will explore the bliss point of food, the science behind food addictions, neurotransmitters, and regulation of receptors. Most importantly, how do we avoid “chasing the dragon” with our nutritional plans.


Today, more than ever, it is essential to learn how to navigate through the ever growing crisis of youth and adolescent obesity. As fitness professionals we are called to make a positive and life-long impact on the future of our nation. Learn nutrition guidelines and tips to appropriately, gently, yet effectively target this population. (Lecture)  

This workshop explores how nutrition, supplements, and hormones impact the aging process. Explore what to take, how the body adapts to aging and what we can do nutritionally to age with energy and grace. Learn evidence-based approaches, strategies, and applications to combat metabolic adaptations to promote healthy aging.

We preach the importance of healthy eating for performance and success in fitness programming. Unfortunately, over 38 million Americans experience food insecurity, which is deeply connected to their ability to regularly participate in exercise programming. Learn the research and the ways we in the industry can do something about it.

The ecosystem of food is all about making individuals, yourself and your clientele, see the world of nutrition and dietary habits through a different lens. A lens of balance in which we eat foods from all sources, of all colors, of all groups and even prepare them in a variety of ways. We want the ecosystem inside of us to be in balance just like the world around us.

Session Two:

11:15am-12:15pm EDT

10:15am- 11:15am CDT

8:15am-9:15am PDT

The key to the perfect human diet is embracing omnivorous, nutrient-rich foods. More importantly, it’s shifting your focus from calorie restriction to nourishment and letting go of the complexities imposed in the last 50 years, and reclaiming a simpler, healthier approach to eating, designed to support your well-being, not industry.

What is the purpose of an elimination diet? Ever wonder why it’s become popular recently? Should you expect to lose weight or feel better on this diet? Learn the pros and cons of this new trend for your clients from a registered dietitian who works on the fitness front lines.

Functional foods do more than provide your body with essential nutrients; they promote optimal health and help reduce the risk of disease. Learn how to elevate your nutrition and start eating your way to long-lasting health!


Osteoporosis can make seemingly mundane activities of daily life risky. Explore the science behind building and losing bone, the importance of sleep to build bone, and the specific diet recommendations to help clients maintain bone density. Review studies related to program designs for clients without increasing fracture risk.


In this presentation, explore the bidirectional relationship between sleep and nutrition, specifically in the context of body composition. Discuss implications on energy balance & utilization, metabolic health, cravings and more. We also review practical sleep assessment and coaching strategies.


Did I Eat That? Yes, you probably did. Even though we have access to food labels, scales, meal plans, apps and more to track our food intake, most of us struggle to connect all this food data with what we really eat and how it really affects our overall health.


Session Three:

12:30pm-1:30pm EDT

11:30am-12:30pm CDT

9:30am-10:30am PDT

Uncover the one thing that causes your tried and true method of calories in vs calories out to fail… and a framework that works for all. We’ll discuss HPA axis dysfunction and how stressors stop your clients’ results, plus how to address it to get well and stay well naturally.

Studies suggest that nutrition is more important than exercise for achieving weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight. Learn the science behind why popular diets fail and specific training-based nutritional needs. Leave with the knowledge to help your clients reach their goals while staying within your scope of practice..

With so many fad diets – keto, paleo, Atkins, South Beach, and more– it’s no wonder people are confused as to what is good for them. This course gives you the pillars of nutrition to share with your clients to support their fitness goals. Leave with an understanding of Fads vs. Facts.


Approaching menopause and dealing with hormonal imbalances is tough, but doable. Join us for a comprehensive look at a holistic approach to keep females flourishing. Examine the how and why behind  hormones, physiological changes, proper nutrition, efficient training and mental issues with neurotransmitters.

What do you do when you don’t know what to eat? Take away great nutritional go-to’s on maintaining or losing weight and learn mild & natural detoxing methods that include juices, teas, and herbs. Let’s discuss nutrition at its finest to ensure we understand how to coach our clients on how to stay on course when stressed, depressed, or overly excited.


Creatine supplementation augments the gains in muscle mass & performance during periods of resistance training. Creatine is by far the most researched supplement in the history of sports nutrition. The last 10 years has seen a dramatic increase in its usage for elderly individuals, increases in immune markers, and cognitive performance. Review the science and application of creatine usage and how to maximize its benefits for all populations.


Session Four:

2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT

1:00pm – 2:00pm CDT

11:00am – 12:00pm PDT

Do we eat too much protein in the US, or too little? How much is needed? What happens if you don’t get enough, or get too much? What are the best food sources? What if you’re vegetarian? Get your questions answered about this essential macronutrient by our Registered Dietitian.


Discover the power of superfoods and learn how to incorporate them into your daily routine for a healthier life. Examine and explore practical tools to make small, sustainable behavior changes that promote happiness and well-being, benefiting both yourself and your community. Don’t miss out on living your best life!


Changing eating habits may be challenging, but with the right education and support, our clients can achieve long-term success when it comes to nutrition. In this session, learn how to empower clients and help craft behaviors that lead them to their nutritional goals. Gain a new understanding and explore turnkey methods to help clients begin to modify their lifestyle through slow, incremental and positive changes.


Hormones play a vital role in metabolism, weight loss and muscle growth yet they are often overlooked when creating workout and nutrition programs to get optimal results. The state of hormone balance can either prevent clients from getting results from their diet and workout routines or help them achieve their goals faster. Certified Personal Trainer and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner, Jenn Malecha, will share the top insights you need to know about hormones to not only help clients avoid burnout, plateaus, injuries, and getting sick but to also accelerate outcomes to position yourself as a health expert in the field.

Stubborn baby lbs that won’t come off no matter how much exercise you do? Many women struggle with extra pounds even though they do all the “right” things! Review the roles of our hormones & their effect on weight loss. Discuss several significant factors that can block the process & how to tell if those are the issues for your clients. Leave with the confidence to help your clients successfully implement these strategies and expand your reach!

Is the hype real? How does IF impact special populations? Let’s separate fact from fiction and dive into the available literature on one of the most popular diet crazes.

Session Five:

3:15pm- 4:15pm EDT

2:15pm – 3:15pm CDT

12:15pm – 1:15pm PDT

The process of aging affects nutritional needs. Nutrition must remain at the forefront of our attention as we work with an active aging population. This session introduces you to the variety of changes the body undergoes as it ages as well as identifies shifting nutritional needs that occur simultaneously.


When it comes to weight loss, people love the promise of a miracle diet that will lead them to the body of their dreams. These miracle diets can lead to a nightmare of issues and send clients down a path of failure. There’s hope with anti-diet coaching.Learn techniques to coach your clients away from fad diets and toward sustainable results.


Learn how mindful eating has been shown to be effective in helping some eating behaviors which can lead to weight gain and obesity. Researchers have found a positive relationship between mindful eating and healthy eating. Mindfulness is associated with less impulsive eating, reduced calorie consumption, and healthier snack choices.


We all know how important sleep is for our health, but did you also know it is critical for weight loss?  Learn how sleep and weight loss are interconnected and learn all the tips and tricks to improve your sleep and make your nighttime repose your most effective weight loss tool!


Protein intake is crucial for increases in lean body mass, decreasing body fat, and numerous other health markers. The majority of trainers and coaches have misconceptions about the role of protein, how it works & how much to consume. Separate fact from fiction and provide no-nonsense education to better apply specific protein requirements for clients and athletes.


Let’s Open The Dialogue! This powerful session examines the impact of words that either trigger or help with the healing process for clients with an eating disorder. Learn appropriate, and turnkey communication methods, to improve client-trainer relationships and identify the most common types, signs, and symptoms of eating disorders. “Because not saying anything is NOT okay!”


Session Six:

4:30pm – 5:30pm EDT

3:30pm – 4:30pm CDT

1:30pm – 2:30pm PDT


Superpower your performance! Knowing the difference between labels like natural, organic, and certified organic. Superfoods that provide hydration and recovery with clean fuel sources you did not know you needed. Discuss ways to bring variety, flavor, and color to your dietary choices and lifestyle.


Basic Nutrition Tracking can be overwhelming, especially without specific goals. This session will provide the ins and outs, define each macronutrient category, and align that to their function within the human body. Whatever your nutritional goal, learn what you need to know to start and track your way to success! 



Did you know that the set-up of your kitchen can have a direct effect on your weight?  Learn all the whats, whys, and hows to set your kitchen up to be an ally in your weight loss efforts and learn how to easily present the info to your clients.

Unfortunately, diet culture dogma is influential in all the wrong ways. We face an uphill battle when it comes to combating the damage such misguided messaging inflicts on our fitness clients. Learn how you can positively influence and empower your clients (and each other) to dismiss negative messages that do nothing more than promote pervasive body image issues and food guilt.

Keto or intermittent fasting? Bulletproof coffee or detox teas? If you’re confused by the misinformation on social media and don’t know where to turn for evidence-based nutrition concepts, this is for you!

Even though it is more than a 100-year-old medical approach to eating, a keto diet is perhaps the hottest “fad” diet to ever cross our plates. Discuss the origins of keto, move into the current era where it is being used by elite-level athletes, and talk about how you can apply it today!