Your Invitation to the No Meat Athlete Academy
Get Up Close and In-Depth with a New Plant-Based Nutrition & Fitness Expert Each Month -- and Become Part of a Community to Support You in Achieving Your Goals
What would it take for you to really thrive in your active, plant-based lifestyle?
What would it look like to be the best example you could possibly be of someone who is fit, healthy, and eats a plant-based diet?
To me, the answer -- and the problem that keeps people from getting the results they want -- is clear. But I only recently discovered what it was.
At the beginning of the year, I sent around a survey to some of the No Meat Athlete audience, asking questions like the ones above. I was hoping to identify a few frustrations people have with their diet and fitness so that I could help ease them.
But it turned out that there weren’t just one or two areas where people needed help. There were about 20 topics that kept coming up — over, and over, and over. Everything from finding the time and motivation to eat healthily, to workout-specific nutrition strategies, to how to keep from getting injured and run a fast marathon or ultra.
Even more puzzling: a lot of these were topics I had written about on my blog before. So why were people still struggling with this stuff?
Then I realized the problem. It's that on blogs and podcasts, there's almost never any depth.
Even in a long blog post, there’s only so much you can say (and trust me, I've written some long ones).
And while podcast interviews are fun, they’re really light conversations, meant for casual listening — not serious learning.
Blog posts and podcasts are "for everyone," but people who are really serious about learning and improvement need information that is targeted, in-depth, and action-focused.
Plus, neither blog posts nor podcasts have any kind of continuity … no easy way for you to digest the information, come back and ask questions, get them answered in detail, and repeat.
This all led to an idea that's been in the works for many months, and that opened to just a handful of people a few months ago. Together we've been testing the format, adding new content, and figuring out what works, and now we're ready to go public with it: and it's now my pleasure to introduce and invite you into the No Meat Athlete Academy.
The premise of the Academy is simple:
Each month we choose a single topic, something that's a big frustration for a lot of people in your shoes or an area where there's potential for major improvement. Then we bring in an expert -- someone who has that problem completely figured out, and is getting results anyone else would love to get -- to help us out.
Finally, we dive into the topic, with a focused, actionable audio seminar, and then we followup -- in the form of live Q&A sessions, so you can get answers to your questions after you've had a chance to listen to the seminars and review the supporting materials.
And along the way, you have the support of a community of like-minded people, many of them pursuing the same goals you are, through the exclusive, Academy members-only section of the No Meat Athlete forums community.
What You'll Get Each Month Inside the Academy
Here’s what membership in the No Meat Athlete Academy includes, each and every month:
Education – each month there's at least one new audio seminar or webinar, usually with the help of a guest expert, about a specific topic within plant-based diet, fitness and sports, or healthy lifestyle. These are be supplemented by an audio transcript and next-action worksheet for those who learn best that way. These sessions are be the core of the content, and they’re action-oriented and focused -- these alone are worth the price of admission.
Our first month's guest was nutritionist and author Sid Garza-Hillman (focusing on a small-steps approach to healthy habits), and this month's guest is elite ultrarunner Michael Arnstein, better known as the Fruitarian (focusing on what to eat around workouts for optimal performance). Their seminars, totaling four hours in length, are available for immediate download as soon as you join.
Followup Q&A Session on Monthly Topic – a week or two after each seminar, we host a Q&A session where you can ask questions about that month's seminar and topic. In many cases, a guest will join us for this session. Most are live video, where you can type in your questions and get answers in real-time, but from time-to-time we may do audio or even a written Q&A if the guest expert prefers (in which case we’ll take the questions from the members-only forums).
Monthly General Q&A Session – each month, I’ll host a solo Q&A session as well. While the questions here can focus on the month’s seminar topic, they don’t have to. This is your chance to get advice or get unstuck with anything related to diet, fitness, lifestyle, and mindset.
Private Forums – all Academy members get access to members-only forums where you can connect with other passionate, like-minded people in our community. This is also the place where you’ll submit Q&A questions, ideas for future topics and guests, and any other feedback or suggestions about improving the format. (Note: I know from experience that I’m not very good at keeping up with forum communities, so most of my question-answering will take place in the Q&A sessions and office hours rather than the forums.)
What We'll Cover in the Academy
In many ways, the topics we focus on each month are decided by what members want, but here’s what I hope to cover in the first year or so of the Academy:
- How to find the time for a healthy plant-based diet and active lifestyle
- How to create a meal plan that supports your individual needs and goals
- How to form rock-solid habits, stay motivated, and be consistent
- Injury-free running
- How to fuel for performance in a workout or race
- Achieving your body's ideal weight
- Setting big, “unreasonable” goals (and following through with them)
- Quick, simple, plant-based recipes, cooking strategies, and snack options, for when you’re busy but want to eat well
- How to transition to a plant-based diet to make sure it lasts
- Increasing the variety in your plant-based diet
- Finding the balance between health, family, work, and personal fitness goals
- How to deal with all the conflicting information about diet (you know: soy, coconut oil, oils, gluten, salt, fruit, etc.)
- Overcoming common obstacles (like the weather or food cravings) that keep you from doing what you know you should to make progress
- Making a plant-based diet work in the real world: keeping cost down, dealing with others, finding good food when it’s inconvenient (at races, traveling, etc.)
It's not hard to see that if you handled just one of these areas each month, in-depth and completely, you’d have a wealth of knowledge (that you’ve actually implemented) and be pretty darn confident in the state of your diet and fitness level, even after just a few months. And that, right there, is why I’m so excited about the Academy.
And of course, each month’s content will be archived in the site’s library, so you’ll always be able to come back and revisit whichever seminars and Q&A sessions you choose.
How much does it cost?
The price of enrollment to the No Meat Athlete Academy -- including not just new content each month but also the hours of existing seminar and Q&A content that you'll get instant access to -- is just 97 dollars per year.
(And by the way, that comes out to just $8.08 each month, for everything I listed above that you get each month that you're a member, plus all the existing content.)
Ready to take advantage of this opportunity and become a part of our community?
If you're ready to commit to greater depth, focus, and continuity -- to finally make progress towards the results you've been seeking in your active, plant-based lifestyle, and lock in the lowest rate that will ever be offered again for the No Meat Athlete Academy -- click the big yellow button below to go to the registration page and get started.
Money Back Guarantee
"The No Meat Athlete Academy has been exactly what I was looking for, a community of plant-based athletes that are just trying to live their best life. The content has exceeded my expectations. The personal conversations with Matt and his guests have been invaluable to me ... This has enabled be to continue to grow, learn, and be a part of this movement!" - Chrissy
"As for what this site and the new content has done for me, all I can say is ... changed everything. The BEST part of it is that there are NO judgments. I am a better runner and in better health than I have been in a very long time." - Megan
"The program provides an in- depth look at many topics that are too complex to discuss in a blog post. Between the Q&A and the Next Actions PDF, you'll learn how to apply the topic to your daily life instead of just reading a blog post and forgetting about it." - Noah
"I have loved being a part of the NMA Academy so far. One could drown in the ocean of information available out there, and it has been very nice to find some direct guidance from like-minded people. Thanks Matt for making the Academy happen." - Kathryn
100% No-Risk Guarantee
Like I said, the Academy isn't meant to be for everyone. Here's an easy way for you to decide if it's for you.
Join us today, and you'll get instant access to the existing seminars, transcripts, worksheets, and forums, plus any new content that becomes available during the month.
Check it out for 30 days. Listen to the seminars. Read the notes & actions sheets. Attend the live Q&A's. Ask questions, and get answers. Connect.
If anytime during that first month, you decide you're not completely satisfied and you'd like to cancel your subscription and get a 100% refund, just send me an email and let me know (email@example.com).
No questions asked. I'm not into weird stuff. If it's not for you, it's not for you, and I'll appreciate that you gave it a try.
Frequently Asked Questions
On average there will be fours hours of new content each month, through a combination of the monthly audio seminar followed by video/audio Q&A sessions with me and the guests. Now and then we might have a few bonus seminars, too.
Of course, there's also the content that already exists, which you'll get instant access to. Right now, there are 4 hours of audio seminar content (Mike Arnstein and Sid Garza-Hillman) and an hour of live Q&A with Sid.
They really don't compare. Podcasts are light, mostly improvised conversations, meant to entertain -- so you can pop one on during your run or commute to help you zone out and pass the time. Listen once, then delete.
Academy seminars are about teaching -- a specific topic, each month -- more than entertaining. While we keep them relaxed, so that you can still listen to an Academy seminar on a run, chances are you'll want to listen to it again. And maybe again.
Each seminar also comes with a transcript, a Notes & Actions worksheet, and a followup Q&A session on that topic (often with the guest), so that you can listen, digest, and then get answers to your questions.
Your 75 dollar per-year rate will be automatically re-billed each year after your initial signup, until you decide to cancel (there's a link to do so inside on your Account page).
For as long as you remain a member, your rate will be locked in -- so even when the price goes up (on May 1, and in the future as more content is added), you'll always pay the same low price for joining during the initial launch.
If you're still reading, I'm pretty sure you'll love the Academy. But if you don't, just let me know within your first month of membership (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll process a refund for you right away -- no games, no questions, no weirdness. And you can even keep your Roadmap bonus. :)