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.
When you enroll in the Academy, you’ll get instant access to all previous seminars, totaling more than 15 hours of audio. Here’s what we’ve already covered:
- Approaching the Natural Diet in the Modern World with Sid Gara-Hillman
- Natural Workout Nutrition with Mike Arnstein
- Injury Prevention for Runners with Jason Fitzgerald
- How to Stay Motivated with Matt Frazier
- Meal Planning for the Busy Athlete with Heather Crosby
- The Plant-Based Athlete’s Pantry with Matt Ruscigno
- Thinking Big, and How Not to Fear Failure with Nicole Antoinette
- Making the Most of Your Morning with Jeff Sanders
- Everything You Need to Know about Making Habits that Last with Matt Frazier
- Run Longer, Stronger, and Dirtier with Doug Hay
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.
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 12 dollars per month.
(And by the way, that comes out to just $0.50 per day, 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 orange button below to go to the registration page and get started.
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
How much new content will I get each month?
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 15 hours of audio seminar content and 10 live Q&As with the guests.
What’s the difference between an Academy seminar and a No Meat Athlete podcast?
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.
How does annual billing work?
Your 12 dollar per-month rate will be automatically re-billed each month 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 if the price goes up for everyone else, it won’t for you.
What if I don’t love it?
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.