Training for Coaches & Trainers

This workshop is designed for coaches, trainers, and staff who work with climbers (both with teams and with individual clients).

Learn how to keep your athletes safe, healthy, and performing their best. Keep your facility safe from liability by making sure you foster an atmosphere of fueling and caring for body and mind.

This workshop will have interactive components and an Q&A at the end.

You’ll walk away from this workshop knowing how to identify eating disorders and RED-S in your climbers, what to do about it, and what to say. You’ll be empowered with science-backed information to keep your climbers safe, healthy, and strong.

To schedule for you or your organization, contact Marisa Michael at

It includes:

  • Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (REDs): What it is, how it impacts performance and health, signs to watch for, & what to do if you suspect a climber has it
  • Eating disorders: Types of eating disorders and disordered eating, what to do if you suspect a climber has ED, how to foster a team culture that prevents ED, scripts for what to say
  • Weight & climbing ability: How to talk with your climbers about strength-to-weight ratio, leanness, and weight
  • Downloadable cheat sheets and guides

Additional workshops are available for youth climbing teams. They will learn:

  • What to eat for training
  • What to eat and drink for comp day
  • How to fuel for sport, life, and growth
  • How to foster a good relationship with food and body
  • What to do/say if you or someone you know may have disordered eating
  • Custom topics available for your organization

About the presenter:

Marisa Michael, MSc, RDN, CSSD is a registered dietitian and board certified specialist in sports dietetics with a master’s degree in sports nutrition. She is the author of Nutrition for Climbers: Fuel for the Send and is a member of the USA Climbing Medical Committee. Marisa has conducted and published original research in scientific journals around climbing nutrition and eating disorders. She is a dynamic speaker who specializes in taking complex topics and translating them into useful, actionable information for the learners.

Some of her climbing clients include:

She Sends Collective

Ontario Climbing Federation

International Olympic Committee

USA Climbing

McCallum Place Eating Disorders in Sport Conference

Local climbing teams

Here’s what one happy client had to say about a similar workshop: “Just wanted to follow up to say that we really enjoyed your presentation! The timing was perfect, you covered all the important topics, and you gave us so much useful¬†information (both in your slides and in those extra links). Thank you so much for your time, we really appreciate it!” ~Liz

If you are looking for an on-demand version, here you go! REDs and Disordered Eating 101, designed for athletes, coaches, trainers, parents, and more.