Optimizing Athleticism: The Health and Performance Solution

Train Adapt Evolve is excited to announce the 2016 weekend seminar/retreat, Optimizing Athleticism • The Health and Performance Solution on February 27th and 28th in Austin, TX. We will be attempting to one-up the 2015 seminar. It will be tough, but this weekend will be a chance for you as a coach and/or health care professional to meet and bond with other skilled practitioners in this realm who care immensely about the same principles as you – driving performance through health, serving their clients and community and being a source of sane knowledge and practices in an all too insane world. The speaking line-up is not yet set in stone, but will include interactive talks and practicals focused on advancing the intake and integration process by blending functional medicine and individualizing nutrition and S&C principles.

Here are just a few of the testimonials from the 2015 seminar:

“Every lecture, every side conversation, and every person here is overwhelmingly insightful and inspiring. This IS the future of health and fitness.” Jayci Cormier

FDN and S&C Coach , Efficient Exercise

“The seminar was titled Optimizing Athleticism • The Health and Performance Solution and it is unequivocally one of the best Human Optimization seminars out there” Rabah Rahil

Human Optimizer, Square Circle

“My heart, my brain and my soul are overflowing with gratitude and wonder. Thank you Train Adapt Evolve for putting on such an incredible weekend with so so many brilliant minds. It was one of a kind experience!”

Kristina Viniar

S&C Coach , GRIT


February 27th 8:00AM – 5:00PM

February 28th 8:00AM – 4:00PM


Hill Country Austin, TX



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Ben House, Ph.D. Candidate, CN, FDN, fNMT, NCSF, USAW LI SPC has worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and Nutritionist since 2006. House was accepted to medical school without an undergraduate degree, but elected to finish his degree and pursue a career in the health and fitness sector. He is currently practicing functional medicine after finishing his PhD (Feb 3rd) and a multi-year metabolic health study within the Nutritional Sciences Department at UT-Austin. House has numerous publications in peer reviewed scientific journals such as The International Journal of Obesity, has presented his work at multiple international conferences, and lectures regularly on health and nutrition at The University of Texas.
Aaron Davis, CSCS, USAW LI SPC, USAW LII SPC, CFL1 is a Sports Performance Coach with 10 years experience coaching athletes and teams at the collegiate and professional ranks. Now utilizing the Omegawave technology, Davis firmly believes health and performance go hand in hand. He is a constant student of sports performance, studying under Olympic sprint coaches Dan Pfaff and Stuart McMillan, as well as endurance specialist Damon Martin. Davis coaches athletes in the Austin, Texas area as well as international and US athletes remotely.
Alexandria Cotie, RD, LDN, is a sports nutritionist working with SportFuel, Inc., an integrative sports nutrition and wellness consulting firm that provides Team Nutrition services to the Chicago Blackhawks and other professional and elite athletes.  She has seen firsthand that great nutrition can have an astounding affect on an athletes’ strength, speed, mental clarity, preventing/healing injury, and their overall health and wellness.  Alex is a registered and licensed dietitian.

Brenda Gregory, MS, earned her Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States after graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees in Pre-Medicine and Psychology from Portland State University. Before earning her master’s, she spent many years working in research, including Alzheimer’s Disease, cognitive neuroscience, and nutrition. Later, she served as Nutrition Director for Onnit, an Austin based supplement company, writing nutrition articles and assisting in product development. It was here that she realized her desire to work with clients in an individualized capacity, which prompted her to begin working at Health Plus ATX as a Functional Medicine Nutritionist. Brenda works with a variety of conditions including metabolic disorders, autoimmunity, hormonal imbalances, athletes, and those just looking to obtain optimal health. In her spare time, she trains with a Muay Thai kickboxing team, where she helps fighters safely cut weight in addition to maintaining optimal health between fights.

Pat Davidson, PhD, is currently the Director of Training and Continuing Education at Peak Performance in New York City. Davidson has worked as a professor of Exercise Science at Brooklyn College and Springfield College. Coach Davidson has coached the athletes from Springfield College Team Ironsports and qualified and competed himself in two world championships at the Arnold Classic. He has competed in submission wrestling at the highest level in the North American Grappling Association and has fought professionally in Mixed Martial Arts. Pat is also an author, teacher, and phenomenal scientist. He is constantly searching for ways to train athletes more effectively, as well as how to educate other coaches on these principles.

Mike T Nelson, MS, PhD, has spent 18 years of his life learning how the human body works, specifically focusing on how to properly condition it to burn fat and become stronger, more flexible, and healthier. He’s has a PhD in Exercise Physiology, a BA in Natural Science, and an MS in Biomechanics. He’s an adjunct professor and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. He’s been called in to share his techniques with top government agencies. The techniques he’s developed, and the results Mike gets for his clients have been featured in international magazines, in scientific publications, and on websites across the globe.


Coach Valle has coached Track and Field at every level, from high school to the Olympic level in the sprints and hurdles. He has had the privilege of working with great athletes that have been All-American and school record holders. A technology professional, Coach Valle has expertise in performance data as well as an understanding for practical application of equipment and software. Carl is currently the director of innovation for InsideTracker, and focuses his time on testing elite athletes and using technology to help everyone on any level of human performance reach their goals.




Ethan Grossman is a graduate of Springfield College where he studied Applied Exercise Science and Nutrition. He is currently a coach and the internship director at Peak Performance in NYC. Ethan has completed mentorships at the top sports performance and physical therapy clinics in the country and is in attendance at the most sought after seminars in the field. He has coached youth, professional, collegiate and Olympic level athletes as well as top business executives and stars of TV and film. His unique skill set lies in his knowledge of human movement and physiology combined with his training as a competitive bodybuilder.