What’s YOUR Excuse? Top 8 FAQ’s On Your Chance To Come Hang Out With Me In My Own Backyard This March.

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If you regularly frequent this site, then you know that I have a very cool live event coming to the beautiful Pacific Northwest in just 8 weeks.

Yes, it's just 8 weeks until you get to come hang out in my backyard in Spokane, Washington and learn everything you need to know about how to become Superhuman – whether you want to get a better body faster, maximize your mental performance, heal your gut, or do an Ironman triathlon.

So did you grab your spot yet?

What? What's your excuse?

If you're not quite sure if this is for you, you can keep reading for the top 8 FAQ's on the “Become Superhuman” live event and your chance to come hang out with me in my own backyard this March


#1 Q. Spokane sounds weird. Why should I go?

A. Hey, that's my hometown you're talking about!

Seriously though – if you've ever been to a “live” event before, then you know it's way different than just surfing the internet looking for solutions to your health, fitness and nutrition questions. Something magical happens when you're physically in the same room networking with 270 other people who are as passionate as you about making their bodies better, living the lean lifestyle, and accomplishing amazing goals.

You come away from a live experience with inspiration, connections, friends, and  knowledge that will set you for life to achieve everything you want for your body, mind and performance, whether you want to maximize fat loss, achieve an Ironman triathlon, or push your body and mind to the absolute limits of human performance.But here's the thing: you have to physically be there for the magic to happen. Trust me – I've personally tried the “online summit” vs. the live approach, and the physical, face-to-face experience is always way better.

Oh yes, and if you're a personal trainer who needs ACE Fitness CEU's, they're awarding 1.2 CEU's if you attend!


#2 Q. Do I hafta be a jock or crazy fitness enthusiast to attend?

Absolutely not! This event is perfect for anyone who wants to discover the healthiest, most efficient way to get a better body, enhance physical and mental performance, cut through nutrition confusion, or just live longer with maximum quality of life.

I personally know some people who are attending just because they're freaking frustrated with their uphill battle to lose fat or get the body they want. Other people feel like they exercise way too much for the subpar results they're getting. Others just want to once-and-for-all get rid of their fuzzy thinking, digestive issues, and hormonal  imbalances and they know that the people who hold the keys to the solution are going to be at this event live and in-person.

So ultimately, while the “Become Superhuman” event can take you from good to great, it will also give you a complete blueprint for how to just get started getting the body and mind you deserve.


#3 Q. Why can't I just listen to the podcast to get this stuff?

Scroll back up and see the answer to the first question. No amount of jogging around with your .mp3 player or hunching in front of your computer tapping keys and reading blogs is going to put the rocket boosters on your goal like grabbing a plane ticket to Spokane, Washington, snagging one of the discount hotel rooms I have lined up for you, and waltzing into the Spokane Conference Center at 8:30am on Friday morning, March 8.

I'll be there ready to shake your hand, or give you a hug – whichever you'd prefer. I'll also have a goodie bag chock full of fantastic stuff from our event sponsors, and an event workbook that makes it super easy for you to get the most out of your experience.


#4 Q. Where the heck is it?

My backyard!

The beautiful Pacific Northwest, in Spokane, WA (airport code is GEG and my favorite discounted airline ticket website is Kayak). If you feel like tacking on an extra day or two while you're here, you can go skiing, mountain biking, sample our fantastic wineries and cuisine, or even arrange a face-to-face consult with me at the Greenfield kitchen table or my local coffeeshop (I'll take care of ya and make sure you have fun!).


#5 Q. Why is this so much less expensive than other events – is the venue a soup kitchen?

I won't beat around the bush here. I'm losing money on this event. Between feeding you local, organically grown food, hiring event organizers, making sure we have a kick-butt venue and audio-visual team, and paying speaking fees, airline tickets and hotel rooms for the best-of-the-best speakers to come and teach you, this is certainly a bit of a financial loss for me to make it just $297 for you to get in.

But in looking at comparable conferences and seeing prices from four hundred bucks up to over 2000 dollars, I just couldn't see myself charging that amount for this information and experience. I'd rather this event be totally accessible for you, and be rewarded by knowing that this is going to be a life-changing experience for you.


#6 Q. What else can I do while I'm there?

Well, I can tell you what I'd do while I'm not participating in the early morning bootcamp style workouts, sitting in on fantastic sessions, and hanging out at the killer post-event after-parties…

…go to one of my favorite restaurants, like Wild Sage, Luna or Mizuna…

…grab some snowshoes, skis or bike from the local REI and head up to Mt. Spokane…

…go for a run along the river on the beautiful Centennial trail…

…visit nearby Coeur D' Alene, ID for a hike or cruise on the lake…

…explore downtown Spokane, just outside the front door of our host hotel…


#7 Q. Are there any discounts for attendees?

You've made it this far in the FAQ's.

And you're a loyal podcast listener and blog reader.

And I already told you I'm charging as little as I can for this event.

But I also want to reward you for your loyalty. So here's the deal: I've created 50 coupon codes with the phrase “HANGWITHBEN”. This code will knock $50 off your registration. And I'm serious, I just made 50 coupons, and then they disappear. You can click here to use your code now (just type HANGWITHBEN in the coupon code section).


#8 Q. What's the event “itinerary” and who's speaking?

Great question. Maybe I should have mentioned this stuff earlier. Here is everything you need to know:

Spokane Convention Center – Conference Theater (right next to the hotel, listed below)

Spokane International Airport (GEG) – use Kayak.com, which is what I use for cheap airline tickets.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Spokane City Centre
322 North Spokane Falls Court, Spokane, Washington, 99201

You can book your hotel room now at a discount by clicking here. This hotel is conveniently located just steps away from the Spokane Convention Center.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, March 8:
6:30-8: Optional morning bootcamp with me at DoubleTree Hotel Ballroom
8:30: Welcome and conference interview
9-10: Session 1
10-10:15: Break
10:15-10:45: Session 2
1045-11: Break/Q&A for Session 2
11-12: Session 3
12-1: 30: Lunch
1:30-2:30: Session 4
2:30-2:45: Break
2:45-3:45: Session 5
3:45-4:00: Break
4-5: Final Session 6
7-9pm: Private VIP Party at Nectar Tasting Room – 120 S. Stevens – your chance to come mingle with the speakers.

Saturday, March 9:
630-8: Optional morning bootcamp at DoubleTree Hotel Ballroom
8:30am: Welcome and Saturday overview
9-10a: Keynote Session 7
10-10:15: Break/Q&A for Session 7
10:15-10:45: Session 8
10:45-11: Break/Q&A for Session 8
11-12a: Session 9
12-1: 30: Lunch
1:30-2:30: Session 10
2:30-2:45: Break
2:45-3:45: Session 11
3:45-4:00: Break
4-5: Final Session
7p: Party for all attendees – Spokane Convention Center

There is also an official networking page to find people to share rooms/rides with, plan social events, meet other attendees, etc., and you'll get access to the private link for that after you register for the event by clicking here (don't forget to use the $50 HANGWITHBEN coupon code).


Speakers & Topics (more speakers still being added, but here's what I've got for you so far!)

Dr. David Minkoff – “Fixing Your Body With Advanced Alternative Medicine Tools”

Dr. David Minkoff is one of the foremost alternative health practitioners in the US and patients come from all over the country to see him. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement.

In addition to his traditional medical training, Dr. Minkoff is an expert in Hormone Replacement, Functional Medicine, Chelation, Allergy Elimination, European Biological Medicine, Neural Therapy, Prolotherapy, Ozone Therapy, Longevity/Aging Medicine, Enderlein Therapy, Insulin Potentiated Therapy, and more. He is also one of the primary masterminds behind the Master Amino Pattern (MAP) amino acid supplement.

With this training, he and his wife, Sue Minkoff, co-founded LifeWorks Wellness Center in 1997, one of the largest alternative medical clinics in the U.S.This wellness center combines more cutting-edge alternative therapies and modalities under the same roof than almost any other alternative clinic in the country.

Dr. Minkoff is passionate about fitness and is a 38-time Ironman finisher, including eight appearances at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. He also writes two newsletters each week, The Optimum Health Report and the BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter.


Dr. Phil Maffetone – “Optimizing Your Biology With Music & Sound”

Dr. Philip Maffetone is an internationally recognized researcher, educator, clinician, and author in the fields of complementary and sports medicine, diet, nutrition, stress management and biofeedback. He is a recipient of the prestigious Statuette award by the International Academy for Child Brain Development, was named “Coach of the Year” by Triathlete Magazine and honored by Inside Triathlon magazine as one of the top twenty most influential people in endurance sports worldwide. Dr. Maffetone has written over 15 books and textbooks on sports, fitness and health, including “The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing.” He can be reached through his website: www.philmaffetone.com.


Dr. Toby Hallowitz – “Epigenetics and Nature Cure: How to Modify Your Genes Naturally”

Dr. Hallowitz is a naturopathic doctor (ND), classically-trained Chinese medicine practitioner and licensed acupuncturist (EAMP, LAc) providing alternative medicine options to the Inland Northwest community. He concentrates his treatments on whole-patient wellness, evidence-based clinical naturopathic medicine and Chinese medicine theory and therapies that have been practiced over the past millennia. Dr. Toby tailors to each individual patient’s unique condition rather than focusing on the disease. Using natural treatment modalities such as acupuncture, dietary modification, nutritional supplements, botanical medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, Chinese herbology, nature cure and hydrotherapy, he emphasizes prevention and restoration of balance to the body, mind and spirit.


Jimmy Moore – “Using Nutritional Ketosis For Maximizing Weight Loss & Health”

The ever-energetic and enthusiastic man behind the uber-popular “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog, “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast, “Ask The Low-Carb Experts” podcast, “Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends” podcast…I think you get the idea! If you’re following a Paleo and/or low-carb lifestyle and are not currently following the work of Jimmy Moore, then you are missing out on one of the best resources for quality information online today. His passion for educating, encouraging and inspiring others in their own journey to better health is an example for all of us.

In January 2004, Jimmy Moore made a decision to get rid of the weight that was literally killing him. At 32 years of age and 410 pounds, the time had come for a radical change of lifestyle. One year later, he had shed 180 pounds, shrunk his waist by 20 inches, and dropped his shirt size from 5XL to XL. Because of this tremendous life change, Jimmy has dedicated his life to helping as many people as possible find the information they need to make the kind of changes they need to make in their health. Although he’s had his struggles with some weight gain in recent years, he is currently in the midst of a very successful n=1 experiment of nutritional ketosis that has helped him shed well in excess of 60 pounds in 2012. Learn more about Jimmy’s work at http://www.livinlavidalowcarb.com.


Monica Reinagel – “Using the Inflammation Factor to Maximize Your Potential”

Monica Reinagel, MS, LN, CNS, is a board-certified, licensed nutritionist and a professionally-trained chef. Empowering and inspiring people to take charge of their health is a genuine passion for Monica Her #1-ranked Nutrition Diva podcast and Nutrition Over Easy blog have helped millions to eat and feel better and her expert advice is regularly featured on television, radio, on the web and in the nation's leading newspapers and magazines. Monica is also the creator of the IF Rating system, a scientific method of estimating the inflammatory and anti-inflammatory potential of foods, and the author of four books, including The Inflammation Free Diet Plan and Nutrition Diva's Secrets for A Healthy Diet: What to Eat, What to Avoid, and What to Stop Worrying About. Her professional affiliations include the American Dietetic Association, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the American College of Nutrition, and the Association of Health Care Journalists.


Ray Cronise – “The Real Truth About Thermogenesis, Cold Exposure & Weight Loss”

Ray Cronise is a passionate innovator and scientist. Always seeking new ways of looking at old problems, Ray has applied his talents in a number of capacities ranging from academic research and development to creative sales and marketing. In 1993, he co-founded Zero Gravity Corporation with Peter Diamandis and Byron Lichtenberg, thus creating the first private parabolic flight operation. To date, Zero-G has flown hundreds of parabolic flights, allowing over 10,000 people to experience weightlessness.

Ray studied chemistry in undergraduate and graduate school and began his career as a Material Scientist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center working in Physical and Analytical Chemistry and Biophysics. In his 15-year career with NASA, he served as Assistant Mission Scientist on four Spacelab missions and Principle Investigator on the Aerogel payload for STS-93 and STS-95. During that time, he published a wide range of journal articles related to the effect of weightlessness on material processing.

In 1999, Ray took an early retirement from NASA to create a composites manufacturing company, which he sold in 2008. Since then, he has consulted with a wide array of businesses on the use of disruptive innovations in sales and marking messages, and is currently working on innovative ways to lose weight, manage meal preparation, and promote healthy living at Hypothermics.com. After a 20-year struggle to manage his weight and remain fit, Ray developed some unique insights on the body's ability to burn calories and applied some basic thermodynamic principles, ultimately losing — and keeping off — over 50 pounds of excess body fat.


Dr. Jeffrey Spencer – “How To Develop A Champion’s Mind and Body”

Dr. Jeffrey Spencer was an Olympic cyclist and awarded the ICA’s “Sports Chiropractor of the Year” in 2004. He has been directly involved in over 40+ World, Olympic, National and Tour de France championships and has worked with PGA, WTA and NASCAR champions, a World Series MVP, rock legends, and ultra-successful business people. Spencer received his Master’s in Physical Education and his undergraduate degree from University of Southern California and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree summa cum laude from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles. He has taught post-graduate sports rehabilitation courses and is an acclaimed thought leader on health, fitness, and peak performance and creator of the revolutionary program, The Champion’s Blueprint. He is author of the self-help book, Turn It Up! How To Perform At Your Highest Level For A Lifetime. For more information please go to www.jeffspencer.com.


Roger Drummer – “Fixing Your Body & Brain With Chinese Herbal Medicine.”

Roger Drummer is an Herbalist who has traveled extensively throughout North America lecturing on the benefits of Chinese Tonic Herbalism and Nutrition.

Roger’s 19 years of experience ranges from formulating personalized tonic herb and nutritional programs for over 30,000 people, including notable celebrities. He has created nutritional supplement product lines, consults and teaches courses to the public on health and nutrition and training apprentices in the art of Herbalism.

Roger is a NCCAOM Diplomat of Chinese Herbology. He is currently the spokesperson for Functional Fungi, a grower and distributor of medicinal mushrooms for whom he lectures on the immune properties of mushrooms. He has a U.S. patent for growing biologically active, anthocyanin rich medicinal mushrooms. Roger has given over 175 lectures in the past 5 years on a variety of health related issues including Chinese herbology, immunity and cellular health.

Roger is a published writer, Certified Herbalist, Certified Nutritionist, public speaker, educator, a former triathlete, runner, cycling enthusiast, husband and father of three girls. He has studied a variety of healing modalities, including Jin Shin Do, Shiatsu and Pranic Healing. He is a Reiki Master and a Yoga practitioner.


Dr. Justin Mager – “Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Using Biomarkers to Become Superhuman”

Dr. Justin Mager is a San Francisco Bay Area physician, exercise physiologist and health strategist with over 15 years experience in health and fitness. Dr. Mager helped Tim Ferriss navigate the world of biomarkers for the Four Hour Body, and is currently an advising physician for WellnessFx. He serves on the Health Advisory Board for Equinox Fitness and is a Co-founder of Wellocracy, an online “self-health” community empowering individuals to track and manage their own health. Dr. Mager’s A-list clientele include current and former professional athletes, olympians, celebrities, musicians, scientists, executives and anyone else who wants to live life to the fullest.


Dr. Todd Schlapfer, N.D. – “Nutrition Strategies For Superhuman Stress Control”

Compelled by his life-long immersion and interest in nature, Dr. Schlapfer studied resource conservation and biology (University of Montana), co-founded a Montana-based environmental education foundation, matriculated at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon and now, for the past 30 years, practices as a physician of natural medicine at Coeur d’Alene Healing Arts—a clinic he founded for the purposes of serving people of all ages from locations near and far. Central to his work as a doctor is the exploration of how human health is intimately linked to the forces of nature, e.g. food, soil, water, climes, genetics, exertion, stress and their corresponding biological systems and cultures. He has worked extensively to develop public policy for the advancement of natural medicine and serves as a constant educator and mentor to burgeoning physicians and established practitioners. He has contributed generously to the development of medicinal products and systems for advancing human health and performance. As a clinician, Dr. Schlapfer strives to enable people to re-connect to their inherent and indigenous resources as a pathway for reversing disease and optimizing health. Dr. Schlapfer was awarded Physician of the Year in 2005 by a national vote of his peers.


Nora Gedgaudas – ”Cultivating a Natural Mental Edge for Peak Performance”

Nora Gedgaudas is the author of the ground breaking, international best-selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life currently ranking near the top of all health-related books on Amazon.

Nora’s work has been enthusiastically endorsed and promoted by respected experts such as David Perlmutter, MD (board certified neurologist and head of the Perlmutter Institute), Functional Clinical Neurologist and educator, Dr. Glen Zielinski of the Carrick Institute, former heads of State such as Catherine Austin Fitts (former senior underwriter secretary for HUD under two different White House administrations and current president of Solari, Inc.), international celebrity chefs such as Pete Evans, Nutritional Psychologist and best-selling author, Julia Ross, respected influential thinkers such as Thom Hartmann, legendary Self-Help pioneer, Louise L. Hay, as well as numerous other best-selling authors and experts in medicine, psychology and natural health. Nora’s popular articles on diet and health have appeared in the Well Being Journal, Paleo Magazine, New Dawn, Nature & Health (one of Australia’s leading health & wellbeing magazines), Rodale, Forbes and others. Nora also serves on the Advisory Board for Paleo Magazine.

Nora served as a trainer for the State of Washington Institute of Mental Health, illuminating nutrition’s impact on mental health for State health care workers at all levels. Nora has given numerous talks, seminars, courses and workshops nationally and internationally, including the Weston A. Price Foundation’s Wise Traditions conference in Philadelphia, the EEG Institute in Los Angeles, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NY, the Nutritional Therapy Association, and she also completed a hugely successful three city University speaking tour in Australia November of 2011 as well as speaking at Sydney’s popular Soul Sessions there. Nora was also a featured presenter at the 2011 Paleo-FX conference at the University of Texas in Austin last year (2011), as well as being interviewed for the popular Paleo Summit produced by Sean Croxton’s Underground Wellness. In Brisbane, Australia, Nora was filmed for an upcoming major documentary on aging and longevity starring Mariel Hemingway, also featuring other speakers such as Bruce Lipton, Joe Dispenza and John DiMartini. Nora has been filmed for several other upcoming documentaries, as well. She was a featured presenter at The First Annual Ancestral Health Symposium at UCLA—billed as “the Woodstock of evolutionary medicine” and was also a featured presenter for AHS12 at Harvard University this year (2012).

Nora has appeared internationally as a featured guest on radio and television, including several popular appearances on the international broadcast, Coast To Coast with George Noory, and Sydney, Australia’s top televised morning program, The Today Show; as well as having been interviewed for CBS evening News. She was recently featured in an article in Australia’s popular Wellness magazine as ”a natural born leader” and “the world’s leading Paleo expert”. She was host of her own top rated radio program on Voice America Radio’s “Health and Wellness” channel and her Primal Body Primal Mind Radio podcasts are currently available on iTunes!

Nora Gedgaudas is Board-certified in Holistic Nutrition® through the National Association of Nutritional Professionals (NANP) and is recognized by the Nutritional Therapy Association as a Certified Nutritional Therapist (CNT). She is also a board certified Neurofeedback specialist (CNS). Nora maintains a successful private neurofeedback and nutritional consultation practice in Portland, Oregon.


Dave Asprey – “Mycotoxins & Superhuman Performance”

Dave Asprey is the founder of The Bulletproof Executive. He is a Silicon Valley investor, computer security expert, and entrepreneur who spent 15 years and $250,000 to hack his own biology. He upgraded his brain by >20 IQ points, lowered his biological age, and lost 100 lbs without using calories or exercise. The Financial Times calls him a “bio-hacker who takes self- quantification to the extreme of self-experimentation.” His writing has been published by the New York Times and Fortune, and he’s presented at Wharton, Kellogg, the University of California, and Singularity University.

Becoming Bulletproof is achieving the state of high performance through taking control of and improving your biochemistry, your body and your mind so they work in harmony, helping you perform beyond what you ever expected.


Ben Greenfield (hooray, that's me, and imagine that, I'm speaking at my own event!) – “How to Become Superhuman – Where To Start”

As an author, speaker and consultant, Ben Greenfield is owner of the Superhuman Coach Network, a mentorship program for personal trainers and coaches to learn advanced business-building and human performance strategies, owner of Endurance Planet, the web's top source for endurance sports audio entertainment, head coach at Pacific Elite Fitness, host of “Get-Fit Guy“, a top fitness podcast on iTunes, blogger at BenGreenfieldFitness.com, ranked as one of the top 100 fitness websites in the world, and practitioner and wellness coach at WellnessFX. Ben's credentials include bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Idaho in sports science and exercise physiology, personal training and strength and conditioning certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), sports nutrition certification from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), and over 10 years experience in coaching professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes from all sports.

Ben is a frequent contributor to LAVA magazine, Fox News, AskMen.com, the Huffington Post, PTOntheNet, OutThere magazine and other popular triathlon, fitness and nutrition publications and websites. He has been a keynote lecturer at the Hawaii Ironman World Championships Medical Conference, the Coeur D’ Alene Ironman Medical Conference, USAT Art & Science of Coaching Symposium, Triathlon Business International, Can-Fit-Pro Conference, Pilgrim’s Wellness Center Education Series, Fleet Feet Sports Endurance Sports Clinic and REI Nutrition Clinic. He sits on the board of directors for Tri-Fusion triathlon team, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and is the official coach for the YoungTri.

As a triathlon coach and competitor, Ben competes at Ironman and Half-Ironman World Championships, holds a ranking as of USAT’s top ranked age group triathletes, and competes in 15-20 triathlons each year, both nationally and internationally.


In addition to the sessions listed above, there will be ample opportunity for live Q&A, after-hours social events, hanging out and having fun, making friends and new connections, and much more.

So…what's your excuse?

You gonna be there, or what?

“Become Superhuman” will sell out quickly, but when you sign-up below, you will get instant access, and a guaranteed entree. There's also zero risk, as you will be provided with a full refund up to 30 days prior to the event if you find that you need to cancel due to other obligations.


Don't forget to use your $50 discount code “HANGWITHBEN”. Once you register, I'll be in touch with the private page I've set up for you to network with other attendees.

Questions? Just leave them below!

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  4. Jim-Battle Ground says:

    OK sounds like the event that could really put it all together for me- Count me in

    1. It'll be great to have you there Jim!

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