The 2014 Fitness Summit: May 2-3, Kansas City, Missouri

The Only Fitness Conference To Attend... EVER

May 2-3, Kansas City, Missouri, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration is now open for returning attendees.


Seats are limited. Early registration is encouraged.

Registration: $249 (includes lunch on Friday and Saturday)

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Alan Aragon has over 20 years of success in the fitness field, and is one of the most influential figures in the movement towards evidence-based information. He is a continuing education provider for the Commission on Dietetic Registration, National Academy of Sports Medicine, and National Strength & Conditioning Association. Alan writes a monthly research review focused on providing cutting-edge theoretical and practical information to health and fitness professionals. Alan’s work has been published in the popular media as well as the peer-reviewed scientific literature, including the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. He maintains a private practice designing programs for recreational, Olympic, and professional athletes. Alan is the nutrition advisor of Men’s Health magazine.

Alan and Brad Schoenfeld will present their research on nutrient timing. 

Bret Contreras

Bret Contreras has a master's degree from ASU and a CSCS certification from the NSCA. He is currently studying to receive his PhD in Sports Science at the Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) at AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand. His book, Strong Curves, co-authored with Kellie Hart Davis, was released in April, 2012.

You want to get strong? Bret's presentation is for you.

David Dellanave is a lifter, coach, and owner of The Movement Minneapolis in the Twin Cities. He implements biofeedback techniques, teaching his clients, ranging from athletes to general population, to truly understand what their bodies are telling them. He writes articles to make you stronger, look better naked, and definitely deadlift more at his website. He holds several world records, including one in the Jefferson deadlift, and his alter ego, Dellanavich from Dellanavia, has a penchant for coaching classes wearing a weightlifting singlet and speaking with a (terrible) Eastern European accent.

Dave will speak about his biofeedback techniques and how they can apply to you.

Tony is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) holding a degree in Health Education with a concentration in Health/Wellness Promotion from the State University of New York at Cortland. Recognized as one of the premier trainers in New England, Tony has established an outstanding reputation due to his no-nonsense approach to training, unique perspective on program design, and corrective exercise experience.Tony is a regular contributor to Testosterone Magazine (,, and has also been featured in Men’s Health Magazine.

Tony's presentation is titled "Training Jane from Joe: female-specific training." 

Roland and Galya recently published "Man on Top," a men's fat loss lifestyle book. Their website,, their online home for 
strength training, healthy eating, delicious cooking, or just plain ol’ losing weight.
Roland lost 75 pounds 10 years ago and has kept the fat off while weighing more now than he did at his lowest point. He's a certified Precision Nutrition Coach.
Galina is a Restorative Exercise™ Specialist, personal trainer, nutrition coach, cookbook author and fitness writer who specializes in working with people with special needs, from pregnancy and postnatal recovery, to low back and knee pain, diabetes or osteoporosis. 
Roland and Galya met through and the summits in Little Rock, Arkansas and happily reside in Southern California.

Cassandra Forsythe

Cassandra Forsythe, Ph.D., R.D., received her doctorate in kinesiology from the University of Connecticut, and completed her dietetic internship at UMass Amherst, both in 2009. She works as a nutrition educator and weight loss coach and is the author of two popular books for 

women: "The New Rules of Lifting for Women", co-authored with Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove, and "Women's Health Perfect Body Diet". She has been featured in Women's Health and Men's Health, and made appearances on The Biggest Loser. She is a Registered Dietitian (RD), certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and is a Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) through the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN)

Bryan Krahn

Bryan Krahn, CSCS, has been in the fitness industry for 20 years as a trainer, strength coach, and fitness consultant. His writing has appeared in Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Muscle and Fitness, Flex, LiveStrong, and Precision Nutrition (to name a few), and he was an associate editor at T Nation for 5 years. He’s also ghost written for many top names in the strength and conditioning industry. He blogs about ways to make a healthier, prettier body and the bizarro world of the fitness industry at He lives in New York City.  

Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is the director for and an osteopathic family medicine resident physician. Currently he is working on his board certifications in weight loss (bariatric medicine) and cholesterol (lipidology). While earning a BA in exercise science, he wrestled heavyweight for the UNC Tar Heels. He was ranked 3rd in the nation at one point, while also garnering Academic All-American status. He is currently practicing in Newport News, VA. This information about wrestling means we will not go near him at any point during the Summit.

Spencer will discuss the various medicines and medical conditions that inhibit a fitness professional's progress with a client.

Mike T. Nelson 

Mike Nelson has spent more than a decade of his life learning how the human body works, specifically focusing on how to properly condition it to burn fat and become stronger, more flexible, and healthier.
He has his PhD in Exercise Physiology and holds a BA in Natural Science and an MS in Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanics) and an adjunct professor and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. 

Mike's presentation is: "The Art and Science of Heart Rate Variability To Determine Training Intensity"

Brad Schoenfeld, PhD(c), CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA, is an internationally renowned fitness expert and widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on body composition training (muscle development and fat loss). He is a lifetime drug-free bodybuilder, and has won numerous natural bodybuilding titles including the ANPPC Tri-State Naturals and USA Mixed Pairs crowns.

Brad earned his masters degree in kinesiology/exercise science from the University of Texas. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in exercise science at Rocky Mountain University where his research focuses on elucidating the mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy and their application to resistance training. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed research articles on exercise and sports nutrition, many in high impact factor journals, as well as several textbook chapters. He serves as the Assistant Editor-in-Chief for the NSCA's Strength and Conditioning Journal and is on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

Brad and Alan will present their research on nutrient timing. 

Jen Sinkler spent a decade as Experience Life magazine’s fitness editor and editorial director of fitness. Now off on her own, she writes for top fitness magazines such as Women’s Health and Men’s HealthShe also talks fitness, food, happy life and general health at her website, Thrive with Jen Sinkler, and maintains a strong presence on social media. Last year, she was named one of Shape magazine’s “Top 30 Motivators of 2013,” one of Huffington Post’s “20 of the Best Fitness Experts Worth Following on Twitter," and one of Greatist’s “15 Must-Read Trainers Rocking the Web in 2013.”

A rugby player for 13 years, many of those on the U.S. national 7s and 15s teams, Jen is a certified kettlebell instructor through the RKC and KBA, and an Olympic lifting coach through USA Weightlifting; she also holds coaching certifications through Primal Move, Progressive Calisthenics, TACFIT, CrossFit and DVRT (Ultimate Sandbag).

You want to talk about fitness writing and publishing with us? Good, Jen can help you with that.

and of course... 

Lou Schuler, a fixture at the Fitness Summit since the very second one in 2004, is an award-winning journalist and internationally celebrated author. Currently a contributing editor to Men’s Health magazine, he’s been writing about exercise and nutrition since 1992. He’s the author of many popular books about fitness and nutrition, including the most recent, The New Rules of Lifting Supercharged, which he wrote with Alwyn Cosgrove. But according to many experts (who, frankly, don’t know him very well), his most impressive work has come as emcee of the Fitness Summit, a position he awarded himself in 2009, and has refused to relinquish in subsequent years.

(Editor's note: Will someone please steal the mic from him this year? Not you, Contreras.)


We have reserved a block of roomat the Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City at Briarcliff, conveniently located 5 minutes from the ARC Performance Center and less than 10 minutes from downtown Kansas City. Room rates are $109 a night for both a single King and Double Queen. To reserve a room at the hotel, please call 816.841.3300 or CLICK HERE.

The 2014 Summit will be held at the ARC Performance Center in Riverside, Missouri. This gym setting provides for an enhanced summit experience for more hands-on practical demonstration.

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