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									Network with the Nation’s Leading Health & Fitness Experts This Fall
                           in Vail, Colo.
Living at Your Peak, an exclusive Vail, Colo., health and fitness summit, announces impressive
       lineup of athletic legends, fitness experts and medical authorities, among others

Vail, CO, July 10, 2012 - Marathon legends, cycling champions, renowned researchers and the
nation’s leading health and fitness experts will be among the presenters at Living at Your Peak
(, the nation’s only gathering designed to help health-conscious
individuals and influencers discover how to live longer, better and impact the wellbeing of their
world. The Vail Symposium today announced the notable lineup of speakers for this inaugural
event, to be held September 13-15, 2012, in Vail, Colo.

“Featuring one-on-one interactive sessions with recognized experts in an intimate setting, Living
at Your Peak offers attendees the unique opportunity to share an exclusive, life-changing wellness
experience,” said Jamie Stone, Living at Your Peak event champion and a board member of the
Vail Symposium, a non-profit organization responsible for Living at Your Peak.

Tennis legend and health advocate Martina Navratilova will keynote the event. Jenna Wolfe, co-
anchor of NBC News’ Sunday TODAY show, will emcee. Living at Your Peak’s renowned list of
presenters includes experts in the areas of fitness, nutrition, cognitive health and well-being,
preventive medicine, longevity and stress, sports fitness and personal health.


* Josiah Middaugh, professional triathlete, seven-time XTERRA national champion, eight-time
American snowshoe champion, certified strength and conditioning specialist.

* Ellen Miller, manager and coach of the U.S. women’s mountain running team, Mount Everest
climber and adventure racer.

* Jeff Olson, RLT, champion skier, two-time Olympian, three-time national champion and Pan
American Gold Medalist, co-founder and president of Well Nourished Worldwide, co-founder of the
Metro Denver Health and Wellness Commission and the Zyozy Foundation.

* Uta Pippig, world-renowned marathoner, founder and president of Take The Magic Step, LLC and
co-founder of the Take The Magic Step Foundation.


* Paul Anders, restaurateur, executive chef at Vail’s Sweet Basil restaurant.
* James Hill, PhD, executive director of the Anschutz Center for Health and Wellness, leading
expert and author on nutrition.

* Kelly Liken, former Top Chef and Iron Chef America contestant, proprietor of Vail’s Kelly Liken

* Kevin Nelson, award-winning executive chef at Vail’s Terra Bistro restaurant.

Cognitive Health and Well-Being

* Cheryl Chessick, MD, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado (CU) School
of Medicine, director of women’s studies and treatment at the CU Depression Center.

* Jack D. Edinger, PhD, insomnia researcher and clinician, professor in the Department of
Medicine, Division of Sleep Medicine at National Jewish Health, adjunct professor at Duke
University Medical Center.

* Clifford Saron, PhD, associate research scientist, Center for Mind and Brain and M.I.N.D.
Institute, University of California, Davis.

* Matt Vogl, deputy director of the University of Colorado Depression Center

Preventive Medicine

* C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, director of the Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai, trailblazer and
leader in preventive heart health.

* Monique Giroux, MD, co-founder of the Movement and Neuroperformance Center of Colorado,
medical director of movement disorders for Swedish Medical Center.

* Scott Small, MD, professor of neurology, Columbia Neuroscience, nationally renowned expert on
brain health.

Longevity and Stress

* Eli Puterman, PhD, postdoctoral scholar at the University of California – San Francisco,
recognized expert on the physical impact of chronic stress.

* Jay Williams, PhD, acclaimed physiologist and medical nutritionist, clinical professor, author,
researcher, health and wellness consultant.

Sports Fitness

* Peter Millett, MD, director of shoulder surgery at the Steadman Clinic.

* John F. Murray, PhD, licensed clinical and sport psychologist in Palm Beach, Fla., has been
recognized for his work with NFL teams and professional athletes.

* Inigo San Millán PhD, director of the Human Performance Lab at the University of Colorado’s
Anschutz Health and Wellness Center.

* Coen Wijdicks, PhD, director and senior staff scientist in the Steadman Philippon Research
Institute’s Department of BioMedical Engineering.

Personal Health
* Jeffrey L. Boone, MD, MS, consultant in cardiometabolic health, preventive cardiology and stress
medicine in private practice in Denver, Colo.

To learn more about these presenters’ Living at Your Peak sessions, visit

Living at Your Peak is organized by the Vail Symposium, a grassroots, non-profit organization
providing thought-provoking, diverse and affordable educational programs to the Vail Valley
community. Event sponsors include Vail Valley Medical Center, HealthONE, the Town of Vail, The
Steadman Clinic, Vail Summit Orthopaedics, Vail Resorts, PGA TOUR, Triumph Development, the
Vail Daily, Vail Beaver Creek Magazine, Antlers at Vail, Vitality Center, Opedix, Udi’s Gluten Free
Foods, The Biegler Foundation, Colorado Access, Wendy and Paul Raether, the Anschutz Health
and Wellness Center, Vail Luxury Magazine, The Denver Athletic Club and the Steadman Philippon
Research Institute.

For more information about Living at Your Peak, please visit .

About Living at Your Peak
Living at Your Peak is a two-and-a-half day summit designed to help individuals learn how to
live longer, better and influence positive change in the wellbeing of the world around them. The
event is designed to promote lifelong health and fitness through customized experiences in an
intimate setting. Program presenters are proven experts and peak performers in the fields of
fitness, nutrition, cognitive and emotional wellbeing, preventive medicine and cutting-edge
research. Living at Your Peak is organized by the Vail Symposium. For more information, please
visit, like us on Facebook at,
follow us on twitter at @LivingaturPeak or follow us on LinkedIn at

About the Vail Symposium
The Vail Symposium is a grassroots, non-profit organization that has been part of the life and
history of Vail since 1971. Its mission is to provide educational programs for the Vail Valley
community that are thought-provoking, diverse and affordable. A (501)(c)(3) non-profit
organization, the Symposium is almost entirely donor-funded. For more information, please visit

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