MEET THE 2016 SPEAKERS
The quality of our speakers and the topics covered have been recognized by the ISSN and CDR as a source of continued education. All Physique Summit attendees will earn 5 CEUs through the ISSN and also 5 CEU’s through the CDR (for RDN’s in accordance with their 5 year plan)..
Seventeen years ago, me and my best friend, Chris, started our first Supplement Superstore in Springfield, Missouri. Our first day in business we sold $7. It took 8 months to have a day over $200. We didn't get paid a dollar till our 4th year. It took us 6 more years to earn more than $695 a month. We survived those years by any means necessary. Living in the back of the store for the first two years, bartending and bouncing at night, doing odd jobs all the while taking VERY SMALL steps forward.
Today, our companies, Supplement Superstores, 1st Phorm International, Alpine Sports Products, Carbon Fire Nutrition, Paradise Distribution & Frisella & Klein Enterprises which sell, manufacture & distribute fitness, nutrition, and weight loss products, enjoy sales in excess of $100 million a year.
In 2014, I was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by Secret Entourage Academy, the worlds leading online community of entrepreneurs.
So, I’ve experienced some “success”–at least one definition of it. But if you know me, you know I believe I’m just getting started. Success is realizing your own true potential–and that process is ongoing. You never “arrive.” The key is to get better and better–every day of your life.
KEYNOTE SUBJECT: Keys to becoming a successful fitness entrepreneur
Cliff Wilson is a professional natural bodybuilder and one of the top physique coaches in the industry having established himself through his work with competitive bodybuilders and powerlifters. Using a combination of scientifically proven methods and newer, experience driven techniques, Cliff's clients have amassed over 70 pro cards, over 30 professional titles, and multiple world champions.
His reputation as a coach has also allowed him to become a noted fitness author with articles published in dozens of magazines and websites. Besides his work with physique athletes and in print, Cliff is also a noted guest speaker giving lectures across the country, regular co-host of the Barbell 1 Podcast, and a sponsored athlete with Core Nutritionals.
KEYNOTE SUBJECT: The motivational tactics of champions - building the mental toughness required for long term physique success.
Dr Chad Kerksick
Dr. Chad Kerksick is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Director of the Human Performance Program in the School of Health Sciences at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO. His research focuses on the impact of exercise and nutritional interventions on health and performance in healthy, competitive and clinical populations in addition to studying intramuscular responses to resistance training. Dr. Kerksick has published over 70 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, given over 100 research presentations, authored multiple chapters, and edited two books on sports nutrition. He recently was awarded the Nutrition Research Achievement Award from the NSCA and is the current Scholar of the Year for Lindenwood University. He currently serves on the NSCA Foundation Board of Directors, the Executive Council of the Nutrition, Metabolism and Body Composition Special Interest Group and is a Senior Associate Editor for J Strength Cond Res and an Associate Editor of Strength Cond J.
KEYNOTE SUBJECT: Nutrient Timing
IFPA Pro Alberto Nunez
Alberto Nunez first stepped on a competitive stage in 2007, and then the very next year he earned his pro status in virtually every major natural organization. While Alberto is a relative newcomer to the sport of competitive bodybuilding he has played a vital role in promoting the natural movement. His contributions as a coach, athlete, and an author have helped propel some of the growth the sport has seen over the last decade.
Despite all this success, Nuñez claims his most successful accolade comes in the fact that he gets to be called Coach Nuñez. “My biggest thrill is that I was lucky enough to be one of the founders of Team 3DMJ. I can honestly say we as a team have changed this sport we love for the better. Everyday I am thankful that I get to be part of this movement, alongside Coach Helms, Loomis, Alberts and Valdez.”
KEYNOTE SUBJECT: Nutritional and training strategies for upcoming bodybuilding champions
John Gorman (BA, MA, CPT) is the owner of Team Gorman, a company that works with a wide variety of people ranging from professional bodybuilders, crossfit athletes, powerlifters, high school wrestlers, the mom of 3 kids looking to get into shape, athletes trying out for the NFL, and more. In the bodybuilding community he is regarded as one of the top coaches in the industry with his clients achieving close to 300 class wins/overalls since 2011, along with various World Championship Titles, over a dozen Team Awards, and pro cards in the IFBB and IFPA/PNBA/DFAC/NGA. His ability to help people achieve their best physique or athletic potential without sacrificing their health is highly respected.
John is the host of the Training and Nutrition Truth podcast, owner of The Phat Muscle Project apparel line, a noted fitness author with 2 published books and articles for various publications and websites, a highly sought after public speaker, and proud family man and father to his two boys.
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KEYNOTE SUBJECT: Analyzing 10 years of failure/success and why that can help you to become the best athlete/coach possible
IFBB Pro Jason Theobald
Jason Theobald, J.D., AFPA is a sought after nutritionist/trainer in the world of physique sports. He works closely with athletes at all levels from those wanting to shed body fat for the beach, natural physique competitors, power-lifters and IFBB pros. Jason operates www.scoobyprep.com and has 10 years experience helping bodybuilders get into peak conditioning for the stage.
Jason is also a competitor himself with REAL world in the trenches experience at all levels of the NPC since 2002. Jason hasn’t lost a bodybuilding NPC class since 2007 spanning 15 plus shows and 4 classes, bantamweight, lightweight, welterweight and middleweight. Recently, Jason found his niche' with the creation of Classic Physique, winning the Overall at the NPC Indianapolis on his way to an Overall win at Masters Nationals in the over 35 class earning him his IFBB PRO status.
Jason is a regular guest speaker on multiple podcasts, as well as a guest speaker at the 2016 Physique Summit on the Q&A panel, lending his expertise to all things related to training, nutrition, supplementation, and other various topics in the industry. He also is a supplement formulator creating two excellent supplements under the Natty Nutrition brand that his wife owns and operates. Slin Trol is an advanced glucose disposal agent and SupprEST is an anti- estrogen that both men and women can benefit from. He plans to bring more supplements out that meet the needs of his clients and the physique community at large.
Keynote Subject: Insulin sensitivity and advanced techniques to apply to your physique goals
IFBB Pro Laurin Conlin
Laurin Conlin is an IFBB Bikini Pro who holds her Masters in Exercise Science. She is the owner of LoCoFit LLC, an online nutrition and training consulting business. Her consulting business specializes in improving metabolism, health and competition preparation with a large emphasis on flexibility and a positive mentality. Her combination of skills integrates real life competition experience with an evidence based approach.
Laurin has presented at conferences such as the ISSN and various seminars across the country and Australia.
Laurin’s Masters research focused on how different dieting strategies effect weight loss and weight regain. She also continues to stay active in the USF Physique Enhancement Laboratory as a research assistant. Her roles include helping with research design and programming, specifically for aspiring female physique competitors and the like.
Keynote Subject: Balancing structure and flexibility for competitors- the science, psychology, and practicality of flexible dieting
IFBB Pro John Meadows
Health and Fitness became a passion of mine at a very young age. I remember very vividly traveling to the local sundry store with my grandmother, and sitting on the floor in the magazine section, reading the “Anatomy and Physiology” section in Muscle and Fitness. I don’t think too many other 12 year olds were interested in this kind of thing, but I thought it was really cool. My grandmother was a very well known cook in our local restaurant, where much of the town ate, so she would always run into people and chat with them, which allowed me ample time to memorize all the muscle names, exercise routines, etc.
When I was 13 years old I entered my first bodybuilding competition. Back in those days there was a 13-17 year old teenage class. Of course I got last, as all the 17 year olds crushed me, but I was hooked. Through the years, I did spend a lot of time in a variety of organized sports including football, wrestling and track. The bodybuilding efforts I was putting in did carry over to the other sports as I wasn’t the biggest and strongest guy without weight training. The increased strength, flexibility and endurance I had paid dividends. This was one facet I really enjoyed about bodybuilding, the amount of work I put into it, was what I got out of it, hard work equals success.
I continued to compete over the years, and have won something like 18 contests along the way including many state, and regional titles, and even a national title. I also have worked with a number of athletes from differing backgrounds and continue to do so. I still train extremely hard, and try to practice what I preach.
I have been fortunate through the years to work with some very smart people like Dr Serrano, and others. I have always made it a goal to seek out the smartest people, and try to learn the most I can from them.
Nutrition is a passion of mine that I love to share with others. There are many things about my program that do not necessarily agree with mainstream theory, but you will see that the philosophies I have are rooted in fact, and not fiction. You will learn that saturated fats aren’t all that bad for you, neither is dietary cholesterol, and many other nutritional truths along the way that you can apply to how you eat for better results.
Capital University BA in Health and Fitness Management.
CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist)
CISSN (Certified Sports Nutritionist from the International Society of Sports Nutrition)
Keynote Subject: Mountain Dog Training Demystified