8/12/14

Women's Fitness Summit - fueling and training the female endurance athlete


Attention Female Fitness Enthusiasts and Professionals…
FINALLY! A Fitness Summit FOR WOMEN ONLY, PRESENTED BY WOMEN ONLY. Covering the Critical Exercise & Nutrition Topics Women Need to Know & Understand to Build and Protect their Strong, Fit & Fabulous Female Bodies for Life! Introducing the FIRST & ONLY Women’s Fitness Summit!
It’s time for an event featuring the best woman presenters covering the women’s fitness topic that women want and need to know about. Topics like:
  • Athletic Amenorrhea 
  • Urinary Incontinence (no, you shouldn’t pee your pants when you exercise)
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in the Female Athlete
  • Specific Strength Training Needs and Wants of Women
  • How to Train and Inspire Your Female Clients Correctly
  • Pregnancy Training
  • Exercise and Training for Menopause
  • Influence of the Menstrual Cycle on Exercise & Nutrition
  • Management Weight and the Role of Carbohydrates in the Diet of a Female Athlete
  • Training Requirements of Female Endurance Athletes
  • Exercise To Be Strong, Sexy And EMPOWERED
  • Prevent Period Loss As You Get Leaner
  • Manage Hormones
  • Avoid/Reverse Metabolic Damage
  • Choose and Perform The Best Exercises For Women
  • Learn How to Inspire Other Women to be Fit AND Healthy for Life!
When: September 27-28th
Register this week for the Women's Fitness Summit in Kansas City to catch the early bird pricing (there is a student rate, contact me for more info)

REGISTER HERE

With your registration you get: 

Transportation to and from the event 
Complimentary lunch (good stuff, not crap!) and breakfast items
A Women's Fitness Summit T-Shirt
Free swag given by awesome vendors such as Cavegirl Confections and Biotrust
The ability to hear in-person, presentations by amazing women, for amazing women on women-only topics
The opportunity to network with many like-minded women in a totally women-supportive, body image positive environment (this is not a figure/fitness event, but a knowledge-sharing event just for the ladies!) 

Are you interested in this awesome event just for women, by women?
Sign up today!!
Do you think someone you know may be interested in this summit? Pass this along! 

I am incredibly excited to speak at this amazing summit on a few topics that I am passionate about. I look forward to passing on research, experience and tips to improve the health and performance of endurance athletes of all fitness levels and ages.
Nutrition and training tips 
for the 
female endurance athlete
Marni Sumbal, MS, RD, LD/N


Over the past two decades, more and more women are training for endurance events, such as marathon running and triathlons. Female endurance athletes continue to break down barriers such as racing post pregnancy, balancing careers and training and keeping the body in good health all while training for long-distance events. 

However, even though women may be primed to tolerate the metabolic and mental demands of endurance training and racing, a female body is very unlike the male body and very limited research is conducted on the female athlete. Sadly, much of the training and fueling tips for endurance athletes is studied and applied to male athletes. 

In addition to body size, there are many physiological differences between the female and male athlete. Because of the continued number of female athletes in endurance sports, it is important that female fitness enthusiasts understand their unique physiological and nutritional needs when it comes to training for events lasting more than 3 hours. 

To ensure longevity as a female endurance athlete and to minimize immediate and long term health problems, the following objectives will be discussed during the presentation: 

1) Body image: learn how to develop healthy relationship with the body
2) Nutritional needs: essential nutrients to consume to reduce the risk for stress fractures, anemia and amenorrhea
3) Training considerations: the importance of strength training in a cardio-focused training plan
4) Menstruation - are female athletes limited by menstruation and should training/diet be modified during the monthly cycle
5) Sport nutrition  - understanding how to meet the demands of training by fueling properly before, during and after workouts
6) Mental toughness - destroy stereotypes, stay fierce and release your competitive side! 

About the speaker: 
Through her business, Trimarni Coaching and Nutrition, Marni coaches endurance triathletes and runners athletes all over the world and specializes in fueling the athletes' body and helping athletes learn how to have  a healthier relationship with food and the body. She is passionate about helping athletes reach individual fitness, health and racing goals but can identify with the specific needs of a female endurance athlete. Marni is a Registered Dietitian and holds a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology. She is a 8x Ironman finisher and a 3x Ironman World Championship finisher and 22-year lacto-ovo vegetarian. When she is not public speaking or writing for magazines/websites, she loves spending time outside with her furry BFF Campy. She can also be found cooking in her kitchen, fueling her body (and her husband, who is a 2x Ironman finisher) and sharing her plant-strong "creations" on her blog and social media.