At the 2023 Resistance Exercise Conference

March 11th

Minneapolis, MN








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 13 years of hosting the conference, we are continually committed to bringing in the leading scientists and experts in the field.

Leadership is lonely.  Building a business is challenging. Operating a strength training studio since 2013, I have sought mentorship and training from various sales organizations and business coaches over the years.  It was when I came to the Resistance Exercise conference in 2019 that I found the definitive source of industry-specific learning for myself and my team, validation, inspiration, and a strong, welcoming community.

One of the things that impressed me most is how friendly and open to sharing everyone is.  The fitness world can be full of big egos but I did not experience this at REC.

If you are an owner, aspiring owner, or trainer, come to REC and give yourself the advantage sooner than later.  Your business will flourish faster and your clients/team members will thank you.  It’s the place where people present will really “get you” and you will get them!

Kirei Yasunori, Evolved Health, Calgary Canada

For us, evidence-based exercise is a core value so, it’s important that we are exposed to the brightest and the best when it comes to exercise research. The REC conference is absolutely the resource for us to continue to learn from!

Kyle Recchia, President, The Perfect Workout
Community may be the most important part of business and life. Real growth comes from relationships, and the people we surround ourselves with. This is why the Resistance Exercise Conference has become one of the major pillars in our community. The information
that is shared is world-class, the experience is second to none but most importantly it is this growth and feeling of community that allows
all of us to expand both personally and professionally. REC allows us to connect in a more organic way. It allows us to forge friendships and share ideas in an environment that is unmatched. Although it is a “Conference” it has become something more. A Gathering, a Tribe, in many ways a Family.
I look forward to re-connecting with this amazing group of people that have become very important to me. It is my sincerest belief that REC, at its fundamental basics, is a catalyst to propel those who attend to a higher level in their journey in life and fitness.
Michael Petrella, Owner, STG Strength and Power


  • 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
  • Michelle Segar
  • Dr. Bente Klarlund Pedersen
  • Dr. Brad Schoenfeld
  • Dr. James Fisher

Your Investment

Essentials $245

  • Educational Sessions only

All Access $395

  • All Educational Sessions

  • Early Morning Workouts

  • Bonus Friday Night Social

  • REC Bash and Awards on Saturday Evening

Premium $545

  • All Educational Sessions

  • 1-on-1 Personalized Workout at a Discover Strength studio (Your choice of Friday or Sunday)

  • Bonus Friday Night Social

  • REC Bash with Awards on Saturday Evening

  • VIP Lunch on Saturday with REC Alumni Speakers

  • Digital Files of all presentations following the conference

  • Free Conference Apparel

  • Free Drink Tickets for Saturday Night Bash

  • Reserved Seating Options

  • Personalized Goodie Bag

Student $99

  • Must be able to show a valid student ID at registration

  • All Educational Sessions

  • Early Morning Workouts

  • Bonus Friday Night Social

  • REC Bash and Awards on Saturday Evening


2023 Keynote Speakers

Luke Carlson
Luke CarlsonCEO, Discover Strength
Dr. James Fisher
Dr. James FisherSenior Lecturer, Solent University
Charlie McMillin, PhD(c), MS, MSc
Charlie McMillin, PhD(c), MS, MScPersonal trainer, PhD candidate in Health and Human Performance, and researcher.
Dr. Bryan K. Williams
Dr. Bryan K. WilliamsConsultant, and author, who is a noted authority on service excellence and leadership


Mark Asanovich
Mark AsanovichFormer Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars and The Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Matt Brzycki
Matt BrzyckiAssistant Director of Campus Recreation, Fitness at Princeton University
Nick Lambe
Nick LambeThe Online Sleep Coach
Vickie Wong, Ph.D. (c), CSCS
Vickie Wong, Ph.D. (c), CSCS Instructor and Researcher in Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management at the University of Mississippi


Table Topics offer the opportunity to go deep on a myriad of different topics. Offered in two rounds in the afternoon, attendees will have the chance to choose between ten unique short-form presentations on topics including Training Mike Mentzer the Summer Leading up to the 1980 Olympia, Long-Term Fasting and Its Effects on Lean Muscle Mass, Speaking to New Clients About HIT Without Scaring Them Away, and more! Each session will be unique and offer the chance to dig in on the topic at hand.

Friday Evening Pre-conference Q and A with Tim Dettmann of Kieser Australia, hosted by Lawrence Neal

They’ll talk about strength training, growing your business, and Tim’s passion for the work we all do.


Registering for the conference is simple

1. Click on Register

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 their community. 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 the evidence-based resistance exercise community comes together to learn.

Getting registered is easy:

1. Click Register.

2. Fill out the information to complete your registration.

3. Learn and grow your business at REC!

So, register today! So you can stop feeling isolated and instead feel revitalized and connected to peers that believe what you believe.

Interested in learning more about how to grow your business? Submit for a free PDF today on “6 Questions You Need to Answer”.