VIRTUAL RETREAT GUEST SPEAKERS

FEBRUARY​ 2021

Unknown.jpeg

author of ROAR, leader in women's physiology and performance

DR. STACY SIMS

Stacy T. Sims, Ph.D., is an applied researcher, innovator, and entrepreneur in human performance, specifically sex differences in training, nutrition, and environmental conditions.

 

Prior to being launched into industry, she served as an exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist at Stanford University from 2007 to 2012, where she specialized in sex differences with environmental and nutritional considerations for recovery and performance, specializing in women's health and performance.

 

During her tenure at Stanford, she had the opportunity to translate earlier research into consumer products and a science-based layperson's book (ROAR) written to explain sex differences in training and nutrition across the lifespan. Through her work, Dr. Sims continues to challenge the existing dogma for women in exercise, nutrition, and health. You can find more from Dr. Stacy Sims at drstacysims.com or watch her TED talk HERE.

ROA_2932-1-min-1.jpg

Functional Nutritionist

ERIN HOLT

Erin Holt is a board certified integrative and functional nutritionist with a distinct passion for helping women best understand and care for their bodies. 

 

Her research-based approach to nutrition and wellness focuses on healing from the inside out and is informed by challenging popular diet culture and food dogmas. 

 

Erin has been working for over ten years as a practitioner to help women re-energize and find real health without restriction. Focused on getting to the real issues women face when it comes to the intricacies of their health, Erin is constantly engrossed in the latest research and pursues additional education to better inform her practice. 

 

She is the host of the Funk’tional Nutrition Podcast (1 million + downloads) and the creator of the Carb Compatibility Project. You can find more from Erin at erinholthealth.com. 

APRIL 2021

DrMichelleCleere.tif

DR. MICHELLE CLEERE

Sports Psychologist, Mind Training Expert

MIND EXPERT

Helping others overcome their performance challenges and tap into their maximum potential is Dr. Michelle’s passion, mission, and promise.

As a global performance coach, she helps top athletes, musicians, and executives in competitive fields unlock the power of the mind and create the mental toughness to be the best. Having struggled most of her life with her own performance hurdles, she is driven by not wanting others to experience the same battles.

Dr. Michelle helps her clients release performance anxiety, gain more confidence, and build resilience. With a PhD in Clinical Psychology, a Masters in Sports Psychology, and years of hands on research, she is well grounded in theory and expert knowledge. As many clients attest, their experience with Dr. Michelle is exactly what they needed and more than they expected, “It was life changing.”

Her friendly energetic spirit puts her clients at ease and provides a comfort level for sensitive conversations. Dr. Michelle provides constant support through the challenging process of training the brain and makes it understandable and manageable.

 

ELITE ATHLETE

Dr. Michelle has been an elite athlete herself and she knows that performing at the highest level takes more than just physical capability. It takes a strong mind to overcome the real stress and the real demands to perform at the top. Her diverse experience with the best in their fields offers fresh insights into every unique scenario. As a 15-year USAT Coach, she developed simple and effective tools to mentally train her athletes, and they are used by coaches around the world.

 

AUTHOR, SPEAKER, AND TEACHER

Dr. Michelle’s bestseller line, Beating the Demons, helps clients develop practical skills to gain more control over competitive environments and mitigate the interruption in play to overcome intense odds and defeat adversity. Audiences across the country are inspired when she speaks about her methodologies. She is also a professor at John F. Kennedy University where she teaches her students the importance of coaching others to use the mind as an ally to improve performance.

Screen Shot 2021-03-23 at 5.15.17 PM.png

SARA VAUGHN

Middle Distance Runner, Mom, Realtor

Sara is an accomplished middle distance runner with impressive finishes on the national and global stage. Notably, Sara finished third at the 2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and took third at both the 2012 and 2014 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Sara is also mom to four kids and a works full-time as a realtor. Sara handles her role as mom, career and high level of training with grace and humor. 

image.png

LINDA JAROS

LMT, CYT, Cert. Holistic Health Facilitator, OOFOS Brand Educator

Linda Jaros founded The Life Breath Wellness Center in RI.  

She began her Muscular Therapy practice specializing in Sports Rehabilitative Therapy in 1984.

Her clientele included Professional, Olympic, and amateur athletes.  She is also a Melt Method Instructor(self care technique addressing fascial restrictions), Certified Yoga Instructor, a Master Trainer in Full Wave Breath Meditation.  She created mobility/strength/breath classes for athletes and  

non-athletes. Linda co-authored a chapter on Rest and Recovery in the book Breakthrough Running and also authored the book Breathe and Grow Rich.  She has been an Educator for the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) as well as fitness professionals.  Although Linda has been with OOFOS since before they launched the brand in 2012, she recently transitioned to the role as Brand Educator and Experience Specialist in January 2021.

SEPTEMBER 2021

3.28.21 Christen1224.jpg

CHRISTEN SHEFCHUNAS

Confidence Coach, Speaker, Author

Christen Shefchunas is a professional Confidence Coach who works with athletes ranging from Olympians, World Champions, and NCAA All Americans to your everyday high school athlete. As a former Division I head coach, Christen watched too many young women miss out on their potential because of their lack of confidence. Realizing that there was a significant lack of resources for these athletes, Christen left her 16-year coaching career and started Coach Christen, a business focused on helping female athletes. She works one on one as a Confidence Coach with some of the best female athletes in the world and she speaks to teams, athletes, women’s organizations, and women in business about confidence, handling fears, and what to do in those "pressure to perform" moments. She is the creator of Confidence Nuggets, a bracelet line created to remind women of their truth and author of 30 Days to Confident: A 30 Day Confidence Challenge for Female Athletes. 

Yl2vcBIA.jpeg

HOLLEY SAMUEL

Rstered Dietitian, Running Coach

Holley Samuel is a registered dietitian, Master of health education and eating disorders, certified personal trainer, podcaster, and owner of her virtual coaching practice Fit Cookie Nutrition. Through her practice, Holley helps runners learn to break free from the restrictive dieting mindset while fueling and training to prevent injuries. Holley lives in New Hampshire with her husband, Connor and their chocolate lab, Hazel. She is an equestrian turned marathoner, enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities, and bakes an excellent chocolate chip cookie.

 

You can learn more about Holley and her services at www.fitcookienutrition.com, follow her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/fitcookienutrition, or check out her Fit Cookie Nutrition Podcast on Apple, Spotify, or Google.

image.png

LINDA JAROS

LMT, CYT, Cert. Holistic Health Facilitator, OOFOS Brand Educator

Linda Jaros founded The Life Breath Wellness Center in RI.  

She began her Muscular Therapy practice specializing in Sports Rehabilitative Therapy in 1984.

Her clientele included Professional, Olympic, and amateur athletes.  She is also a Melt Method Instructor(self care technique addressing fascial restrictions), Certified Yoga Instructor, a Master Trainer in Full Wave Breath Meditation.  She created mobility/strength/breath classes for athletes and  

non-athletes. Linda co-authored a chapter on Rest and Recovery in the book Breakthrough Running and also authored the book Breathe and Grow Rich.  She has been an Educator for the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) as well as fitness professionals.  Although Linda has been with OOFOS since before they launched the brand in 2012, she recently transitioned to the role as Brand Educator and Experience Specialist in January 2021.

NOVEMBER 2021

 
Cristin-1-1-1.jpg

CRISTIN ZAIMES, PT, DPT

Women's Health PT and Owner of Oceanside PT

Dr. Cristin Zaimes holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Simmons College and has specialized in the field of orthopedics and pelvic floor dysfunction for over 15 years. She opened Oceanside in 2011, when her frustrations with the healthcare and medical system became overwhelming to her as a practitioner and she broke away to create an environment that supported healing and thrived on providing the best clinical care. Cristin’s aim is to assess the origin of the dysfunction while helping patients develop skills to improve day-to-day patterns and prevent re-occurrence. She treats every person as a whole and believes that each body tells a story.

Kelly Head Shot 1.jpg

KELLY NEWLON

Chef and Owner of RAD Boulder

Kelly Bailey Newlon is a runner and a chef. She is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park and has been cooking in professional kitchens as a line cook and/or pastry chef since she was a teenager. Although kale is her most consistent medium these days, she has over a decade of work focusing on chocolate and has been fortunate enough to have made two birthday cakes for Julia Child. Kelly is also passionate about giving back to our community as often as possible. She has been running since she was five and prefers dirt over the road these days. She loves Great Danes+St Bernards, chocolate, Hardrock, and Morgan's sideburns <3 She is a complete geek when it comes to the sport of ultra running.

image.png

LINDA JAROS

LMT, CYT, Cert. Holistic Health Facilitator, OOFOS Brand Educator

Linda Jaros founded The Life Breath Wellness Center in RI.  

She began her Muscular Therapy practice specializing in Sports Rehabilitative Therapy in 1984.

Her clientele included Professional, Olympic, and amateur athletes.  She is also a Melt Method Instructor(self care technique addressing fascial restrictions), Certified Yoga Instructor, a Master Trainer in Full Wave Breath Meditation.  She created mobility/strength/breath classes for athletes and  

non-athletes. Linda co-authored a chapter on Rest and Recovery in the book Breakthrough Running and also authored the book Breathe and Grow Rich.  She has been an Educator for the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) as well as fitness professionals.  Although Linda has been with OOFOS since before they launched the brand in 2012, she recently transitioned to the role as Brand Educator and Experience Specialist in January 2021.