Free Talk- How to Become a Fat Burning Machine

Jan 11, 2018 (Past event)

Two women cross country skiing at the Frisco Nordic Center

Gale Berhardt Talk

Confused about which diet is the best for both health and athletic performance? You’re not alone. Join Gale Bernhardt, at the Frisco Nordic Center, to learn about the recent diet trend towards eating more fats and less carbohydrates. Gale will cover basic concepts about insulin, (nicknamed the “fat storage hormone”); ketosis; the differences between keto-adapted and high-fat diets; and ways to tell if your body is a fat-storing or fat-burning machine. This presentation is for anyone who:

  • wants to learn about their bodies to perform better
  • is challenged with losing weight in spite of eating right and exercising
  • experiences gastrointestinal distress during athletic events
  • has fading energy on athletic adventures
  • has one or more of the following: high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides or high fasting glucose levels

Free Frisco Nordic Center Talks

This will be the first talk in the 2018 Frisco Nordic Center Speaker Series, “Presentations to Fuel our Community”.

About Gale Bernhardt

Gale is a long-time endurance coach. In 2000, she coached an individual cyclist to success at the Sydney Olympic Games. In 2003 she was selected to be the Pan American Games Coach for both the men’s and women’s triathlon teams. In 2004 Gale was selected to be the 2004 USA Triathlon Olympic Coach for both the men’s and women’s teams for the Athens, Greece Games.

Gale has authored 7 books and her writing has appeared in Triathlete, the newsletters (Triathlete, Cyclist, Insider, Runner and Women) Inside Triathlon, and Rocky Mountain Sports and Fitness, among other well-known publications. Her most recent book, Become a Fat-Burning Machine, is the best-selling story of how she helped her co-author solve the mystery of weight gain – in spite of training for marathons and triathlons.

She is recognized as a fitness authority, with interviews in Outside, Runner’s World, Bicycling, Her Sports, USA Today, Muscle and Fitness HERS for Women, Newsday and Cooking Light to name a few. She was recognized by Men’s Fitness as one of the top online coaches.

Not only a coach, Gale is an athlete herself. She has completed the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race 13 times. Gale lives with her husband and two dogs in Loveland and Frisco, Colorado. She enjoys walking, hiking, running, riding and skiing in Summit County.


Cash wine and beer bar. Snacks served.

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