The Whole Athlete Seminar: Where Health Meets Performance

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership for 2014. Dallas Hartwig of Whole9 will be teaming up with Stephanie Gaudreau of Stupid Easy Paleo to present a brand new series of seminars, designed to help competitive athletes, weekend warriors, and exercise enthusiasts alike maximize performance while continuing to improve their health and quality of life.

While Whole9 nutrition seminars always cover material pertinent to active people (like how systemic inflammation impacts recovery from exercise, and tweaking post-workout nutrition), the information presented at these events is specifically tailored to those who care not only about their health, but about their athletic performance in their sport or chosen exercise program.


The Whole Athlete: Where Health Meets Performance

While Dallas and Steph could present 600 hours of content, they’re going to do their best to compress it down into one jam-packed full-day seminar, covering:

  • Why athletes need to address nutrition first and foremost
  • Paleo nutrition for sports, during training and on competition day
  • Nutrition “hacks” – which to use (and when) and which to ignore
  • How to optimize lifestyle factors to make you healthier and better at your sport
  • Goal setting – determining what really matters to you, and creating the right plan to make it happen
  • Balancing nutrition, sleep, training, and recovery so that your hard training actually pays off
  • Dealing with injury – physically and psychologically
  • How to know whether you need more or less training to keep progressing
  • Detailed sleep recommendations – how to improve your sleep to improve your performance


The Whole Athlete Event Calendar

The first scheduled Whole Athlete event is a special one, held in partnership with one of the country’s top strength and conditioning facilities. At the request of Mike Rutherford (Coach Rut) of Max Effort Black Box (MEBB), Dallas and Steph will be presenting their Whole Athlete seminar in Kansas City, KS on Saturday, January 11, 2014.

Register here (and register early) for the Kansas City event.

Dallas and Steph are currently reviewing incoming seminar requests, and plan to schedule additional dates and locations for early 2014. If you are interested in hosting your own Whole Athlete event, email us at


Dallas received a BS in Anatomy & Physiology from Andrews University in 2000, and an MS in Physical Therapy in 2001. He became a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist in 2003, and has since accumulated many health and exercise-related certifications, including RKC-certified kettlebell instructor, and Certified Sports Nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

He co-owned a strength and conditioning facility with his wife Melissa until founding Whole9 with her in 2009. They have since turned Whole9 one of the world’s premier Paleo-focused communities, and their site and original Whole30® program have grown to serve nearly a million visitors a month. In 2012, he co-authored the New York Times bestselling book It Starts With Food and founded his functional medicine practice, mentoring under one of the most respected practitioners in the country, Dr. Daniel Kalish.

In his free time, Dallas snowboards and mountain bikes, travels both for fun and for Whole9 nutrition seminars, and is always in some stage or another of growing a (mostly) respectable beard.


Stephanie has been a friend of Whole9 for several years. In 2011, she was appointed one of the first Whole9 Envoys. Later that year, she went on to found Stupid Easy Paleo, one of the most popular Paleo health, nutrition, and athletic performance websites.

Twelve years of science teaching experience, an extensive science background, a certificate in holistic nutrition, and an unabashed love of tasty Paleo food combine to fuel Steph’s passion for Stupid Easy Paleo. She went Paleo in early 2010, and it didn’t take long until she decided she was never turning back.

Eating clean, nutrient-dense foods has fueled her both in life and as a competitive CrossFitter, mountain bike racer, and runner. She launched Stupid Easy Paleo as a way to help spread the word about how to make simple, tasty recipes to help people in their quests to just eat real food.


  1. Chris says

    Dallas and Melissa,

    What are your thoughts on the claims behind OsmoNutriion’s products ( Kelly Starrett recently did a video with Dr. Stacy Sims, one of the OsmoNutrition founders, wherein they covered hydration, absorbing what you take in, electrolyte and mineral replinshment, and some other stuff.

    I’d appreciate your take.

  2. Laura says

    Chris, being that Sucrose and Glucose are the first ingredients, I think I know what the Hartwigs’ stance on OsmoNutrition produces is… :)


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