The 2017 Fitness Summit, May 5-6



Registration Process:

After April 1, registration is $299.

Registration is open until we are sold out. We will give ample heads up about the possibility of selling out.


Simply put, the Fitness Summit is the most fun (and educational) fitness conference you will ever attend.

During the day at the Summit you get to be with all of the attendees and speakers. But the fun happens after each session, when you can hang out, eat, drink and talk shop with everyone else. It’s an approach that’s now often imitated but never authentically duplicated.

Why? Because we have the best attendees and speakers. Yeah, you may be nervous at first meeting a bunch of people you’ve only communicated with over the internet — or perhaps never even e-met at all — but trust us on this one. In just a short amount of time you’ll find that you’ve found 175 new friends and be having an incredible time talking fitness, or very likely, something else entirely.


Lou Schuler is back as our emcee. Here are the speakers who will be joining him at the front of the room:

Alan Aragon

Kelly Coffey

Bret Contreras

David Dellanave

Pete Dupuis

Mark Fisher

Dr. Susan Kleiner

Bryan Krahn

Dr. Spencer Nadolsky

Dean Somerset

Kourtney Thomas

Nick Tumminello

Alex Viada


Friday May 5

8:30 a.m.: Intro
8:45-9:35: Kelly Coffey – Wellness: Why should the ones that need it most bother?
9:45-10:35: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky – How to help someone actually lose weight
10:45-11:40: Dr. Susan Kleiner– Nutritional Q&A
12:30-1:20: Alex Viada — Concurrent training and managing the interference effect
1:30-2:20: Nick Tumminello – Better Back Rows
2:30-3:20: Dean Somerset – Uncommon Mobility Methods
3:30-4:20: Bret Contreras PhD – Practical Posterior Chain Training
4:20-5 p.m.: Publishing roundtable with James Fell and John Romaniello (and more!)

Saturday May 6

8:45 a.m.: Kourtney Thomas – On Women and Bigness: It’s not just how to sell, it’s how not to sell
9:40-10:30: Mark Fisher— 5 Lessons in 5 Years
10:40-11:30: Peter Dupuis – Gym Design in Hindsight
11:30-12:15: Discussion of all things business
12:45-1:35: Bryan Krahn – How to gain 10 lbs of muscle by simply watching a presentation
1:40-2:35: David Dellanave – What you can choose that others cant. Or, how not to be a garbage person. (An exercise for trainers and fitness professionals)
2:40-3:30: Alan Aragon – Nutrition Update
3:30-4:30: Discussion about the day’s topics


LOCATION: Impact Elite, 7932 N. Oak Tfwy, Kansas City, Missouri

HOURS: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days. Social functions begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday.

CEUs: NSCA and NASM CEUs will once again be available upon approval. The 2016 Fitness Summit was worth 1.5 CEUs.

HOTEL: There is a group block of rooms reserved at the Courtyard Marriott at Briarcliff, just a 10-minute drive from the Summit site.


NOTE: If you’re staying Wednesday or Sunday night — or any night outside Thursday, Friday and Saturday — you must contact the hotel directly to register and get the group rate. You will not be able to get the room rate otherwise.

If the hotel is sold out, check out these other options

Argosy Hotel

Super 8 Argosy

La Quinta North Kansas City

Hampton Inn Downtown

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION: Rental cars are cheap in Kansas City, or you can choose to utilize Super Shuttle. Transportation to and from the hotel to the summit site is your own responsibility. Carpooling is encouraged, suggested and quite common.

LUNCH: Lunch for both days is included in your Summit registration fee.

DINNER: Dinner costs are paid for by attendees. Both evenings (Friday and Saturday) will include dinner, drinks and a fun atmosphere. Don’t make your own plans unless you’re feeling rebellious for some stupid reason and want to isolate yourself from everyone else.

DRINKS: Unless we’re at a restaurant, Summit social events are BYOB. Red X is within walking distance from the hotel. You’ll never forget your first Red X experience.

COMMUNICATION UPON REGISTRATION: The receipt you receive from PayPal upon payment is your confirmation email. You will receive all Summit communication to the email address you provide in the preferred email field during registration. Summit communication, including lunch preferences, attendance at social events, etc, will begin 4-6 weeks before the event. Itineraries will be emailed out no later than 10 days before the event.

FACEBOOK: You like us on Facebook, right?

QUESTIONS: Message us on Facebook. Student discounts are available.

REFUND POLICY: Full refunds are available on summit registrations through March 15. From March 16-April 15, 50% refunds are available. No refunds are available for cancellations after April 15.

The 2017 Fitness Summit, May 5-6