In the world of evidence-based training and nutrition you would be hard pressed to find two more experienced guys than Alan Aragon and Nick Tumminello. Not only are they constantly conducting or reviewing the latest research, but they are also known for distilling it down into easy to understand, practical information for the masses. You know, the type of bullshit-free advice and direction that the fitness industry needs in order to maintain integrity.

The Brolando Experience is a 2-day event that will give fitness and nutrition professionals 12 hours of face to face time with not only Nick and Alan, but also a group of like-minded peers who share the same vision of “being the change you wish to see.” Both days have multiple sessions that are designed to give attendees a new perspective on how to incorporate the art and science of training with sound nutrition coaching to create programs that deliver results for their clients. Whether you are a personal trainer, strength coach, or nutrition professional, this will be an event you won’t want to miss!

*Disclaimer: Attending this event may produce what is known as the “Aranello Effect”. Side effects may include, but are not limited to: having a purpose behind your training or nutrition programs, learning how to interpret and extract gems of information from PubMed studies, and being a general bad-ass that bro-fists random dudes in the gym.



Alan Aragon is a nutrition researcher and educator with over 20 years of success in the field. He is known as one of the most influential figures in the fitness industry’s movement towards evidence-based information. His notable clients include Stone Cold Steve Austin, Derek Fisher, and Pete Sampras. Alan writes a monthly research review (AARR) providing cutting-edge theoretical and practical information. Alan’s work has been published in popular magazines as well as the peer-reviewed scientific literature. He co-authored Nutrient Timing Revisited, the most-viewed article in the history of the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Alan maintains a private practice designing programs for recreational, Olympic, and professional athletes.


Nick Tumminello is the 2016 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year and is known as the “Trainer of Trainers.” In addition to being an international speaker and educator, he is also the owner of Performance University and the former strength & conditioning coach for Team Ground Control MMA. Nick is the author of 2 books, Strength Training for Fat Loss and Building Muscle and Performance, and he also has authored over 15 DVDs and 200 articles. Nick trains a select group of clients and athletes and runs a mentorship program for fitness professionals in his hometown of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Located in the heart of South Downtown Orlando, Spark Fitness is a private training facility that specializes in 1-on-1 and semi-private training. With a strong focus on providing individualized programs and a unique client experience, Spark Fitness lies at the intersection of client-centered coaching and evidence-based practice.

Spark Fitness

4401 S Orange Ave
Suite 103
Orlando, FL 32806


The Brolando Experience has secured a group rate at The Crowne Plaza in downtown Orlando. We HIGHLY recommend staying at this preferred property so you can take part in all the social events that will be planned around the learning portion of this event. You can book your room here.

Crowne Plaza Orlando

Crowne Plaza Downtown Orlando
304 W Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32801


Saturday, February 4th, 2017

9:00am – Check In

9:30am – Assessment and Exercise Prescription: A Simple and Sensible Approach (Lecture)

Nick’s refreshingly easy and scientifically founded approach to assessment and exercise prescription that will show you how to find a safe and individualized training direction… without getting caught up trying to play to ‘corrective therapy’ game.

11:00am – Joint Friendly Strength Training (Hands-On)

Here Nick will show you exactly how to build strength, increase muscle and improve physical appearance for clients and athletes with wounded knees, shell-shocked shoulders, or bad backs.

12:30pm – Lunch

1:30pm – Toward Ending the Diet Wars (Lecture)

There’s a lot of confusion and controversy about how various diets affect health and weight/fat loss. Much of the disagreement comes from a lack of awareness and understanding of the full range of research. In this presentation, Alan will clear that up by reviewing the current evidence basis behind the claims made by proponents of low-carb/keto, Paleo, and other popular approaches. Practical applications will be drawn for improving body composition and health.

3:00pm – The Influence of Nutrient Timing and Distribution on Body Composition and Athletic Performance (Lecture)

There are widespread misconceptions surrounding the topic of how meal frequency and nutrient distribution affect body composition. In this presentation, Alan will review the current body of research on how the timing, dosage, and distribution of protein and carbohydrate throughout the day affect muscle gain and fat loss. He’ll also discuss the latest result of studies conducted by his colleagues and himself. Practical applications will be drawn for improving body composition as well as athletic performance.

4:30pm – Break For The Day

7:00pm – After Hours Social

Join Alan, Nick, and your 40 newest friends for a couple drinks, some conversation, and a whole lot of laughs. You can bet this night will leave you with a ton of bro-tastic memories!

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

9:00am – Check In

9:30am – Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Dietary Programming (Lecture)

Determining macronutrient grams and caloric needs is important for certain client populations, and most people do not know how to do this objectively or systematically. However, not all clients should be cornered into counting calories and grams. In this presentation, Alan will cover the continuum of dietary approaches ranging from quantitative to qualitative. I’ll also outline how to prime the eating environment for bolstering compliance and long-term dietary success.

11:00am – Succeeding in the Fitness Industry without Sacrificing Integrity (Lecture)

Succeeding in the fitness industry can be a daunting and often terrifying prospect. Alan will discuss his personal path to success in our highly competitive field that’s filled with challenges and pitfalls. Students will learn valuable lessons from his mistakes (and importantly, how to avoid them). He will also provide concrete, actionable steps to unlocking your potential to reap the very satisfying rewards of success.

12:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm – Training Strategies For The 5 Kinds of Clients (Lecture)

There are 5 kinds of clients who have five distinct training goals that trainers need to tailor their programming to. Understanding these types of clients and their specific workout needs is helpful because it illustrates a divergence between what most trainers like to do and what most clients actually want.  To become more successful, we have to focus more on what most of our clients want. To help sharpen your focus, Nick Tumminello will describe:

  • The five main types of clients and key characteristics to identify them.
  • Why fitness professionals have to wear three hats to address the diverse expectations of these clients.
  • Practical programming strategies for each type of client.

2:00pm – The New Rules of Circuit Training (Hands-On)

Do you really know how to get the best results from circuit training? In this workshop, Nick will provide you with his top circuit training methods and strategies that you can immediately use. If you’re looking to build a new arsenal of circuit training programs guaranteed to get you more results in less time – look no further because this workshop will deliver BIG!

4:00pm – Break For the Day



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