At the 2021 Resistance Exercise Conference

October 22nd-23rd

In Las Vegas!







The evidence based strength training movement is growing.

We need you to lead it.


Take time to work ON your business.


Ask your questions to experts in exercise!


Fall back in love with strength training and regain a passion for your craft. 


Connect with attendees from all over the world, all who share the belief: strength training should be backed by science. 

We know finding fitness education you trust can be hard.

In 11 years of hosting the conference we are continually committed in bringing in the leading scientists and experts in the field.


  • Dr. Doug McGuff
  • Jim Flanagan
  • Dr. Ellington Darden
  • Dr. Theresa Liu-Ambrose
  • Dr. Michelle Segar
  • Mark Asanovich
  • Dr. James Steele
  • Dr. Wayne Westcott
  • Brian Johnston
  • Bill DeSimone
  • Dr. Richard Winnett

Your Investment

All-Access $405

  • All Educational Sessions

  • Opening night reception

  • REC Bash on Saturday Evening

Premium $545

  • Everything included in All-Access

  • VIP Speaker Lunch

  • VIP access at Friday night Reception

  • Reserved seating during the conference

  • Workout with the Discover Strength Staff

  • Reserved VIP tables at REC Bash

  • Exclusive access to a live recording of a Podcast Q&A

  • Exclusive Special Topics presentation

Keynote Speakers

James Fisher PhD
James Fisher PhDResearcher and Senior Lecturer in Sports Conditioning and Fitness
Resistance Training Recommendations to Maximize Hypertrophy: Interpreting and Applying Current Research
 Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D.
Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D.President and Chief Science Officer at ACE
Professionalization of the Personal Trainer: The Growing Importance of the Fitness Professional in the Allied Health Care Continuum
Luke Carlson
Luke CarlsonCEO of Discover Strength
Sara Oikawa, Phd
Sara Oikawa, PhdSenior Scientist at Gatorade Sports Science Institute
Getting the most out of your exercise: Leveraging protein quality
Joe Cirulli
Joe CirulliCEO of Gainsville Health and Fitness
Resistance Training for Life: The Gift of Adversity

Special Topics Presenters

Sherri McMillan
Sherri McMillanCEO of Northwest Personal Training
Achieving your Personal Best – Resilience, longevity, surviving and thriving in the fitness industry

RAPID Presenters

Kristin Rowell
Kristin RowellCEO of Energetically Efficient
“Low-Carb Living For Optimal Body Composition: Tips From An IPE Pro”
Illy Stoilova
Illy StoilovaCo-Founder of X-Force Body
“Fall in Love with the Customer, not the Workout”
Steve McKinney
Steve McKinneyOwner of Fitness and More
“How to Motivate Yourself so you can Motivate Others”
Corrie-Beth Lipowski
Corrie-Beth LipowskiCo-Owner of Pure Physique
“Facilitating Client Breakthrough ‘Sell the Hell'”
Tim Ryan
Tim RyanOwner of Strong Life Personal Training
“The Critical Difference Between Moving Slow Intentionally Versus Moving Slow as an Unavoidable Result”
Jesse Schmidt
Jesse SchmidtCEO at TNT Strength
“Sliding Door Moments to Drive Retention”
Kyle Riccha
Kyle RicchaPresident of The Perfect Workout
“How to Get Your Trainers to Deliver a Consistent Experience”
Skyler Tanner
Skyler TannerCo-founder & Exercise Physiologist at Smart Strength

Operator’s Roundtable

Andy Alessio
Andy AlessioGeneral Manager, Discover Strength
Sherri McMillan
Sherri McMillanCEO of Northwest Personal Training
John Zarbock
John ZarbockFounder and CEO of BioFit
Skyler Tanner
Skyler TannerCo-founder & Exercise Physiologist at Smart Strength

Registering for the conference is simple

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2. Fill out the registration information

3. Start planning your flight and stay!

At the Resistance Exercise Conference, we know you want to be the exercise authority. In order to do that, you need a conference where you can learn from experts and build collegiality. The problem is there are no conferences that cater to the evidence-based resistance exercise practitioner, which makes them feel lonely and disconnected from your tribe. We believe exercise should be science-based. We understand it can be hard to step away from your business, which is why for the past 10 years, REC has been the number one conference where evidence-based resistance exercise community comes together to learn.

Getting registered is easy:

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2. Fill out the information to complete your registration.

3. Learn and grow your business on October 22nd-23rd!

So, register today! And in the meantime, download our free PDF Titled “3 Mistakes Studio Operators Continue to Make”. So you can stop feeling isolated and instead feel revitalized and connected to peers that believe what you believe.

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