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February 5th & 6th

South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 State Street, Sandy, UT

Friday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.  & Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.



The Endurance Sports Show is the largest public endurance expo in the western US catering to runners, cyclists, triathletes and other endurance athletes of ALL levels,  from the person training for their first 5k to the seasoned Ultra Marathoner or Ironman Triathlete . The show brings together athletes, manufacturers, retailers, race directors, clubs, nonprofit organizations, coaches and more for a two-day event. This event is an opportunity for people just getting into endurance sports to get more information on events, clubs and gear that will help them be successful as well as for the seasoned endurance athlete that wants to learn new tips and tricks from experts in the field that will help them be faster and more successful at their next big event.

Attendees can demo, purchase and get updated on new products for the upcoming season, buy and sell gear at our bike and gear swap, participate for free in running, swimming and cycling events organized by the show,  meet with event companies to learn about upcoming events and plan out their event calendar for the following year, mingle with race directors and find clubs that they can train with. In addition they can attend our 2 day seminar series that is directed towards endurance athletes by coaches, nutritionists, and pros.


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Room 200 DRoom 200 CRoom 200 B
10:00 AMDoors Open Doors Open Doors Open
1:00 PMTopic: Myofascial Release

Speaker :
Marlene Hatch

Topic: Transitions in Triathlon

Speaker :
Lora Erickson

Topic : St Training

Speaker : Rick Plenert

2:00 PMTopic : Female Athlete Triad

Speaker : Liz Joy, MD

Topic: Run Biomech

Speaker : Julienne McCulloch

Topic: Running PT

Speaker : Jeremy Stoker

3:00 PM Topic: Energy Availability

Speaker : Kary Woodruff, RD

Topic: Overtraining

Speaker : Carrie Needham

Topic: Recovery Techniques

Speeaker : Tom Fletcher

4:00 PMTopic: Coaching Considerations – Female Athletes

Speaker : Jo Garuccio

Topic: Vol / Int Relationship

Speaker : Nate Thomas

Topic: Science of Swimming

Speaker : Jordan Fletcher

5:00 PMTopic: Hydration & Electrolyte

Speaker: Sandy Godek

Topic: Sports Psychology

Speaker : Seth Quealy, MS

Topic: Power & Training

Speaker: Corey Hart

6:00 PMSpecial Guest : Max Testa Special Guest : Chris Hammer – Story


Room 200 DRoom 200 CRoom 200 B
10:00 AMTopic: Paleo Diet on Performance

Speaker: Becky Cannon

Topic: Running Research

Speaker: Trevor Leavitt

Topic: Fat Metabolism

Speaker : Peter Defty

11:00 AMTopic: Runners Plate

Speaker: Liz Blike

Topic: When should I Go to Doc?

Speaker: Scott Hansen

Topic: Sports Psych

Speaker: Seth Quealy

12:00 PMTopic: Adrenal Fatigue

Speaker: Cari Junge

Topic: Meds & Performance

Speaker : Max Testa

Topic: Cross training & Performance

Speaker: Julienne McCulloch

1:00 PMTopic: Sweat Varience

Speaker : Livingston Cheng

Topic: Periodization & Training

Speaker : Nate Thomas



2:00 PMTopic: Sleep on Performance

Speaker: Lorri Zenoni

Topic: Triathlon Swim Performance

Speaker: Wes Johnson

Topic: Coming back from injury

Speaker: Karin Westlen-Boyer

3:00 PMTopic: Myths on Running

Speaker : Mark Anderson

Topic: Maximize Performance

Speaker: Corey Hart

Topic: Common TRI mistakes

Speaker: Jo Garuccio

4:00 PMTopic: To wrap up the seminars, we have put together a panel discussion on cycling. We have invited local and world renowned experts to be available to answer questions. The forum will be an open Q&A session. Will be moderated by Nate Thomas

Speakers: Cycling panel, Dr Max Testa, Corey Hart, & TJ Eisenhart

Topic: To wrap up the seminars, we have put together a panel discussion on trail and ultra running. We have invited local experts. The forum will be an open Q&A session. Will be moderated by Juleinne McCulloch

Speaker: Trail/Ultra Run Panel

Topic: To wrap up the seminars, we have put together a panel discussion on Triathlon. We have invited local and world renowned experts. The forum will be an open Q&A session. Will be moderated by Paula Nielson Williams

Speaker: Tri Panel, Wes Johnson, Tom Fletcher, Chris Hammer, Jeff Sherrod, Megan Foley & Sky Murphy






Common mistakes for the new triathlete

To the novice triathete, there is both excitement and trepidation in attempting the first few triathlon events. Jo will discuss common mistakes she has seen athletes make, and how to increase the enjoyment of participating in triathlon events. Jo brings decades of experience in working with athletes of all levels. She will provide a valuable list of resources for all level of competitor .

Maximizing performance on race day: Training to succeed

Corey Hart has coached multiple professional athletes to 17 national, 3 Pan American, and 2 world championship titles in addition to numerous podium finishes in World Cup events and World Championships in the sports of cycling, triathlon, and duathlon. From these successes, Hart has learned that maximizing performance on race day requires more than the typical training plan that improves fitness. Training to succeed begins with a detailed analysis of the competition, from both a physical and mental perspective, and identifying key objectives for optimal preparation. Hart will discuss how groups of experts in the fields of physiology, nutrition, biomechanics and medicine are often used to maximize the performance of both individuals and teams. Most importantly, he will discuss how the everyday athlete can benefit from these novel training approaches.

Training with power: Finding simplicity within complexity

Corey Hart was one of the first coaches in the United States to use power meters to monitor training and performance for professional and amateur cycling teams.   In 2002, with the collaboration of Dr. Andrew Coggan, Hart developed the first field tests using the critical power model to predict performance in professional cycling. These assessments and performance prediction models were first implemented with the T-Mobile Women’s Professional Cycling Team and quickly evolved into standardized field tests that continue to be used today for USA Cycling’s talent identification program.   In recent years, the widespread use of power-based training has resulted in an over-abundance of information presented in peer-review research, web-based articles, and discussion forums. This lecture will narrow all of this information down to the most important power-based concepts to grasp for everyday training and performance of cyclists and triathletes.

Working with young female athletes, a coaches perspective

Jo has been working with athletes for decades. She has spent time with athletes in a wide range of ages and abilities. Jo will share a few insights on special considerations she believes to be important when working with female ahtletes in an endurance sport enviroment. She will also discuss the importance of properly assessing young female athletes for potential issues that may lead to an acute or chronic injury.


Female Athlete Triad

The Female Athlete Triad describes 3 distinct, albeit related conditions, including low energy availability (with or without eating disorder), absence of menstruation, and low bone mineral density. Early recognition of the Triad, leads to effective intervention and treatment. Treatment should include a experienced multidisciplinary team involving a physician, dietitian, and mental health professional. A key take home message is that absence of menstruation in a highly trained athlete is NOT a positive adaptation to exercise training.

Medication on Training, Recovery, and Performance

In today’s world many athletes are on some type medication. Medications are used on a regular basis to help treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and a myriad of other conditions. Dr Testa will discuss the most common medications being used and the effect these meds may have on the athlete’s ability to train, recover, and perform. In addition many medications need to be accounted for in training prescription of load and volume considerations, Dr Testa will also discuss implications for the athlete and coach in such situations.

Sports Medicine, When should I see a doctor?

In this day of internet resources, digital tools and busy schedules, when is it of value to see a physician?  Discussion of the value proposition of having prevention, well care and health condition management in partnership with your doctor. How do I choose the right doctor for the right conditions?.

Sleep and Athletic Performance

We will discuss the importance of sleep and how it is a significant factor in achieving peak athletic performance and how you can make it part  of your training plan.

Say No To Adrenal Fatigue: Who, What, Why & How To Heal as an Endurance Athletes

Let’s outline the hot topic of adrenal fatigue and the chronic stress response for an endurance athlete. What is it? How do I know if I am developing it? What can I do to avoid it? How do I approach healing from it?

The use of Self Myofascial Release in Performance and Recovery

This talk will focus on explaining the theory behind Self Myofascial Release. When and how often should you use this tool and the importance of Myofacial release in injury and performance.


Cadence, Hydration and Current Research of the University of Florida Running Medicine Clinic. What can you learn from running downhill.

Every new year there are new trends in running and exercise. How do you know if these are just myths, or facts that are supported by cutting edge research? Does the research keep pace with those trends? Learn what running research can tell us about advancements in running and exercise.”

Deep Dive into Sweat: The Variance in Sweat & Electrolyte Loss Among Endurance Athletes, and the Benefits of Individualized Electrolyte Replenishment

All athletes sweat, and the volume and composition of their sweat varies greatly among them. We will dive into the sweat data of endurance athletes, and the role that hydration sports science plays into optimizing performance and reducing heat-related illnesses like EAMC and EAH.

Energy Availability

This presentation will address the importance of athletes and coaches having a thorough understanding of what exactly energy availability is.  We will then discuss strategies for assessing energy availability, and then come up with some practical and realistic approaches to support athletes in meeting their energy availability needs.

Fat-Fueled Performance, Metabolism Re-visited

A look into the literature of the hot new science behind Fat-Fueled metabolism shifts for performance.

Paleo Diet for Athletes

This lecture will focus on clearly defining the key principles of the Paleo diet approach and identify foods that are and are not recommended –       Positive features of the Paleo diet will be discussed along with identifying key nutritional shortcomings particularly with regard to athletes

The Runners Plate

The key to a successful performance is in the food we eat. Athletes who want to continue to challenge themselves and perform at their best, each and every workout, or event, do not have room to cut corners. Whole, nutritious, well-balanced meals and snacks should be priority for everyday meals, training meals, for race day and recovery. The Runners Plate; Individualizing your nutrition will show you what your plate should look like every day of the week, what you should be fueling with before, during, and after training and events, and how that is fundamental for quality performance and proper recovery.   Better food, better balance, better performance, better athlete

Understanding the Pathophysiology of Hyponatremia in Athletes: What’s the difference between Sodium Dilution and Sodium Depletion and Who’s at Risk?

Dr. Godek will discuss hydration in endurance sports, and how improper hydration factors into Exercise-Associated Muscle Cramping (EAMC), Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia (EAH), and Exertional Heat Stroke. 1) Does dehydration cause Exertional Heat Stroke? 2)What is the Dehydration Myth? 3) Does Dehydration cause EAMC? 4) What is “Normal Fluid Balance” 5) What are the differences between Acute Dilutional Hyponatremia (EAH/EAHE) and Chronic Depletional Hyponatremia?


Coming back from injury

Karin will discuss the importance of addressing injury appropratly, as well as how to come back from an injury once it has occurred. Often the time it takes to come back from injury is a combination of how early the injury is caught, and how quickly proper rehabilitation is preformed.

Cross Training and Performance

Cross training is an important piece of any performance plan. Cross training can include multiple variances and understanding how these can impact your training for good or bad is vital for optimal performance.

Periodization, planning out training and competition

Periodization, what is periodization and how can we use it to think about planning our season. Periodization is a theory of breaking training cycles into focused loading to enhance performance. Learn how to use this theory to maximize your performance this season!

Recovery Techniques.. what’s new? whats old? what works for athletes?? Alter G treadmill/ cryotherapy/ compression therapy.

Introducing new methods of recovery into your training plan. What works, doesn’t work, and what’s new? We will have an open discussion and informational review of how much, how often recovery is needed. We will also find out about some of the new cool things in recovery.

Running Biomechanics and Training

Proper biomechanics can increase running economy, efficiency, and reduce injury. In addition to proper biomechanics, knowing how to structure your running plan with optimal workloads will also help increase running economy, efficiency and reduce injury.  Included in this is knowing training paces, recovery training, proper clothing, terrain, and on and off-season training.

The Biggest Myths about Running

Busting common running myths that can change how you run and get you focusing on what really matters to keep you on the road of running bliss.

Triathlon Swim Performance

Wes will go over  what it takes to train and race better in the swim portion of triathlon. What will talk about the different kind of stroke needed, training differences vs. pool swimming, and how to improve your swim performance overall.

Volume & Intensty relationships in training

Volume is the amount of time you are training. Intensity is how hard you are training. Nate will talk about the interplay of volume and intensity on loading patterns and adaptation. Learning how to balance volume and intensity is key to maximize performance.

Transitions In Triathlon

Come learn how to do triathlon transitions effectively.  We will be reviewing how transitions are different for various triathlon distances (ie. Sprint, Oly/International Distance vs. Long Course – 1/2 Ironman – 70.3  & Ironman – 140.6) and how to make them faster.  We will go through differences you might see with the many event companies including ITU events and rules to follow.  Come join in the fun at this high-energy and fun presentation.


Control Yourself, Control Your Performance

Sports psychology. How you can find the mental edge for competition. Pre-Race and Race strategies for improving your performance

The Zone is Overrated – Mental Skills to Compete at Your Best

Sports psychology. How you can find the mental edge for competition. Pre-Race and Race strategies for improving your performance


Running Biomechanics and Video Analysis: Facts, Fictions, and Applications

This presentation focuses on the nuts and bolts of running mechanics. Using science and current research the presenter will help athletes better understand the gait cycle and common problems that often occur. Further topics regarding current trends in running shoes, and the different types of foot striking pattern will be addressed. Come enjoy this lecture and gain tips that you can incorporate into your running right away.



Dr. Max Testa

Chief Medical Director - BMC Racing Team

Max Testa is a sports medicine physician whose methodology emphasizes the importance of a fine-tuned human engine to help athletes reach peak performance. In Max’s words, “athletes get distracted trying to lighten the weight of their bike or become more aerodynamic, yet they forget to check their own engine and implement quality training that affects the running of that engine”. His unique sports medicine background and extensive European training in exercise physiology give Max profound insight into and expertise with effective training and implementation methods to reach the acme of performance.

Max Testa has worked for 28 years with professional cycling teams as a team physician. He began in 1986 with the American 7-Eleven Professional Cycling Team and continued with Motorola, MG TechnoGym, Mapei, and currently supports the BMC Racing Team as Chief Medical Director. He has participated as coach and team physician in over 30 grand tours, including Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, Tour of Spain, and prominent one day races such as World Championships for both American professional and national team cyclists and the Classic northern European, Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix.

Max Testa’s wealth of practical knowledge, keen insight, and valuable skill comes from working with elite, international-level cyclists, including Cadel Evans (2011 Tour de France winner and 2009 World champion); Tejay van Garderen (2014 Tour de France 5th place finisher, 2013 Tour of California and 2013,2014 USA Pro Cycling Challenge winner); Levi Leipheimer(2011 winner of the Tour of Switzerland, Tour of Utah and the USA Pro Cycling Challenge); Andy Hampsten (only American to win the Tour of Italy); Davis Phinney (multiple Tour de France stage winner); and Paolo Bettini (Italian 2004 Olympic gold medalist)

Max now wants to share this information with any athlete who desires to reach their highest athletic potential. Take the guess work out of developing an exercise plan. Let Max Testa Training guide you to your next personal best!

Corey Hart

Professional coah, PhD candidate at the University of Utah

Corey Hart is well-known in the competitive cycling world as one of the top coaches in the United States for professional and development athletes. Upon retiring from competitive cycling in Europe, Hart received his undergraduate and master’s degree in Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Utah. Over the past 14 years Hart has worked at Colorado State University’s Human Performance and Clinical Research Laboratory, the Cycling Center in Belgium, the International Center for Performance and Health in Denver, Physio Performance Lab, and recently served as the team physiologist and assistant director for the Garmin-Sharp development program. Corey has been a training consultant for USA Cycling, Baylor Track and Field, West Texas A&M, the Colavita Women’s Professional Cycling team, the Boise Development cycling program, Brooks Beasts, and numerous regional amateur teams. In addition to his work with athletes, he is actively engaged in research focusing on skeletal muscle metabolism and oxidative stress in the context of aging and chronic disease.

Wesley Johnson

Founder - Balanced Art Multisport

Wesley began his career as a swimmer, swimming since early childhood and competing at an elite and international level. Building on his early successes, he went on to swim in college for the University of Utah. Upon graduating college, he immediately became involved in the world of triathlon. It didn’t take long for Wes to know that coaching was his calling and was quickly certified as a USA Triathlon coach. Since then he has received his USAT lvl. 2 and youth and junior certifications. Wes is a USA Swim coach, USA Masters swimming coach and a USA Track and Field coach. He is proud to coach athletes who have raced at the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, 70.3 IRONMAN World Championships, ITU Triathlon World Championships, ITU Duathlon World Championships, Junior elite ITU races, and many others . Wes brings to the table a mix of technical knowledge and caring engagement that will help athletes of all current abilities reach their respective next levels. All athletes are separate, and grow differently, Wes believes in coaching each athlete as an individual, and not using cookie cutter training plans. With the combination of art and science the BAM athletes have seen major success in all distances and levels of racing. Within the past year the BAM athletes have been on 100’s of podiums all over the world.

Elizabeth A. Joy, MD

Medical Director for Outcomes Research for Clinical Programs

Elizabeth is the Medical Director for Outcomes Research for Clinical Programs at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. In addition, she practice Sports Medicine at the LiVe Well Center – Salt Lake City. She is a Professor at the University of Utah in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine.

In her work she provide the following services: sport and exercise medicine from prevention to diagnosis and treatment, sport-related musculoskeletal injuries, cardiopulmonary and other medical issues related to exercise, eating disorder care, exercise prescription for the prevention and treatment of disease, and preventive care and wellness.

Sandra Fowkes Godek, PhD

Director of the HEAT Institute, professor of sports medicine at West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Sandra Fowkes Godek, the director of the HEAT Institute, is a professor of sports medicine at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Her research on thermoregulation, hydration and electrolyte replacement in football players has attracted national attention. After the heat stroke death of Minnesota Vikings player Cory Stringer, Dr. Fowkes Godek appeared on MSNBC as an expert on heat illness in football players and was interviewed by Brian Williams. CBS news correspondent Byron Pitts visited the West Chester University campus to film a story about the silicone-encased internal body temperature sensors that members of the HEAT Institute use in field research. When Byron Pitts asked Philadelphia Eagles lineman Hollis Thomas how significant he thought the sensors were for football players like him, the lineman answered, "Keep us from dying."

Dr. Heather Vincent

Director of the UF Sports Performance Center and the Human Dynamics Laboratory in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at UF

Dr. Vincent is currently serving as the Director of the UF Sports Performance Center and the Human Dynamics Laboratory in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at UF. She is an active researcher and a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Her research is supported by funding from both foundations as well as the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles in the areas of nutrition, exercise, rehabilitation and sports performance. She and her team have developed several new sport analyses and work closely with clinicians in the department to get athletes back to performance, using ‘exercise as medicine’. She and the lab team’s work has been featured in Runner’s World, Running Times, US Lacrosse and numerous magazines around the world.

Lorri Zenoni

Food and Nutrition, Health Administration and Preventive Care & Lifestyle Medicine

Lorri is a successful nutrition educator, fuel trainer, wellness expert and a former professional athlete. In addition to her professional responsibilities, this high-energy whirlwind can’t get enough of sports like snow skiing, road cycling, speed-skating, weight training and mixed martial arts. She knows that the proper fuel can make the difference when competing or going out for a weekend ride.

Lorri has degrees in Food and Nutrition, Health Administration and Preventive Care & Lifestyle Medicine. She has been working with clients nationwide for over 25 years and has worked with a variety of clients, including children, senior citizens, professional athletes, active military, injured veterans and everyone in between.

Lorri offers a variety of wellness and nutrition workshops as well as corporate seminars. She does most of her individual client work via phone and email consults, even with clients she has never met in person. She uses Skype to bring distance consulting to a personal level. It allows her to meet each client in person, no matter where they are located. If you are interested in working together with Lorri, she wants to let you know that this can be done, no matter where you live.

Kary Woodruff

Clinical Instructor, Nutrition, University of Utah

Education: BA, Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst MS, Psychosocial Aspect of Sport, University of Utah MS, Sport Nutrition, University of Utah

Affiliations: United States Olympic Committee , Affiliate Sport Dietitian, 07/2014 - present, Intermountain Healthcare, The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH), Sport Dietitian, 09/2010 - present

Chris Hammer

5 x NCAA D.II All-American, 4 x Conference Champion, PhD Candidate

As a collegiate cross-country and track athlete at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, Chris Hammer is a 5 x NCAA D.II All-American, 4 x conference champion, and 2008 regional runner of the year. Born without a left hand and a slightly underdeveloped left arm, Hammer was recruited to compete for the United States in para track competition following his collegiate career. Hammer won the 1500m track race at the 2011 Para Pan American Games and was top 10 in both the 1500m and the marathon at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Following the 2012 season Hammer switched to triathlon. He is currently the number one ranked American in his classification of competition (PT4), was a bronze medalist at the 2014 ITU Para-triathlon World Championships, and has finished on the podium at eight international ITU para-triathlon competitions since the start of the 2013 season. He is entering the 2016 season with ranked sixth in the world and has already earned the U.S.A. slot to compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Hammer earned a Master’s of Science in Physical Education (Sport Psychology emphasis) from Eastern Washington University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Sport Psychology at the University of Utah.





Salt Lake Community College offers many short  duration  or one day programs to  help Health and Wellness professionals or enthusiasts earn certifications, accrue CEU’s, become informed or  develop skills needed  to be current and successful in their field.  Salt Lake Community College is recognized by the Yoga Alliance, ACSM and ACE as partners in education and healthy lifestyle promotion.

SLCC is offering up to 11 ACSM CEUs and 15 USA Cycling CEUs at the Endurance Sports Show on February 5th and 6th 2016. Great opportunity for coaches, instructors, parents, and athletes at all levels to learn valuable information on performance, injury prevention, and health. The presenters are both local and world-renowned in their expertise.

Friday only attendees $25 for 5 ACSM CEU’s/7 USA Cycling CEU’s credits
Saturday only attendees $30 for 6 ACSM credits CEU’s/8 USA Cycling CEU’s
Whole weekend attendees $50 for 11 ACSM CEU’s/15 USA Cycling CEU’s




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