Gnarly nutrition clinics

We’re proud to work with our athletes and various health professionals to host e-clinics through Zoom. These clinics are designed to further your nutrition, fitness and wellness knowledge, with the goal of making you a more well-rounded and holistically healthy active individual. 

Proper fueling can be one of the biggest challenges in our pursuits. Our fitness can only take us so far: When we bonk during an endurance event or hit the wall on high-performance days, all of our physical training means nothing.⁠

Nutritionally speaking, prepping ahead of time through education, trial-and-error and proper guidance can help us get the most out of our training, performance and recovery. Knowing which foods to eat and supplements to take, when to take them and how much to consume can make the difference between us setting a new PR or winning a race, or hitting the wall and falling behind the pack.⁠

This round of Gnarly e-clinics will cover the mental and nutritional aspects of fueling. Scroll down to read up on each clinic. All clinics will take place from 4 – 5 p.m. MST on their respective day. If you’re interested in a topic but you’re not free on that day or time, sign up anyway! We’ll send all registrants a recording of the clinic the next morning, so you can watch at your own convenience if you cannot make the original time.  Sign up for one, or all of ’em, it’s totally up to you! 

All Gnarly e-clinics are free, but we’re encouraging donations for these Fueling Clinics…

Like our previous clinics, all Fueling Clinics will be free to attend. But this time around, we’re encouraging donations when signing up. Donations will go directly toward a Space Below Your Feet climbing scholarship.  This scholarship helps close the gap in making the outdoors accessible to all by providing one fully paid trip to an individual who identifies as a BIPOC female. Anyone interested in applying for this scholarship can do so through the Space Below Your Feet scholarship application. 


We will be matching donations up to $1,500, with a total goal of $3,000!

$3,000 Goal

What is space below your feet?

Space Below Your Feet is an all-female company focused on: empowering individuals and supporting diversity; creating community; bringing the present into focus; and environmental connection. 

Why is gnarly supporting space below your feet?

We believe in all of Space Below Your Feet’s values, and its mission. The outdoors should be accessible to everyone, but we recognize that there are barriers to entry. Space Below Your Feet’s scholarship helps eliminate those barriers and makes it possible for someone to experience climbing and the outdoors through an adventure and a community in which they may haven’t gotten the chance to experience otherwise. 


Plus! Our very own athlete, Genevive Walker, guides trips for SBYF. At Gnarly, not only do we want to support our athletes in their athletic pursuits, we also want to support their community efforts.

Fueling for endurance efforts with kylee van horn: completed

What participants had to say

“As a cell biologist, I LOVED all the physiology Kylee included in her seminar. Helped me really understand the mechanisms that underlie the nutrition and hydration advice, which will help that advice ‘stick’ better!” -Emily P.


“So great to get reminders of the best way to fuel up. Very informative and as a scientist I love the science-y explanations.” -Nick S.


“Great information broken down for easier understanding. There’s a lot of info out there so it can be overwhelming. This really helped narrow it down to the basics and I like that there were some sport-specific tips. Love the spreadsheet too!” -Elizabeth J. 

About the host

Kylee Van Horn, RDN is an endurance sports dietitian, who takes a balanced, sustainable approach to fueling for performance.  A competitive trail runner herself, she is on a mission to change the message in the endurance community to separate facts from fads and change the message from skinnier is better to one that celebrates performance, no matter the body size.  Today, Kylee is the founder and owner of her sports nutrition business, Flynutrition, which helps runners, triathletes, and skiers to learn not only the ‘why’ but the ‘how’ behind fueling for performance.  She is a freelance writing for Trail Runner Magazine and has contributed to Outside Online. Beyond her work in endurance sports nutrition, Kylee can be found running peaks near Aspen, CO, with her two Australian shepherds and ultra-endurance husband, Sean.

Fueling with Gnarly's new product with shannon o' grady & trevor fuchs: completed

about the clinic

Get to know the ins-and-outs of Gnarly Nutrition’s brand new product, which is designed to help you push harder for longer and bounce back quicker.


In this clinic, Gnarly’s Chief Product Officer Shannon O’ Grady will discuss how and why Gnarly designed and is releasing this new product, and how it can help your performances. Ultrarunner Trevor Fuchs will also share his own insights on how using this product has helped his own efforts, like winning Hawaii’s grueling Hurt100.

About the hosts

Shannon O’Grady has her Ph.D. in nutritional physiology from the University of Utah and is the Chief Operating/Product Officer at Gnarly Nutrition, a Salt Lake-based sports supplement company whose focus is to create clean, natural and effective supplements for active individuals. A mother of two and a competitive athlete herself, Shannon is continuously looking at the crossroads between training and nutrition for insights on improving performance, reducing injury, and increasing longevity.


Trevor Fuchs is a plant-based trail and ultra runner based in Ogden, UT. Vegan for over 10 years, he considers his diet and running career to be mutually dependent. While he enjoys racing many distances on any terrain, his niche is in the mountainous 100 mile distance. When he’s not running around in the foothills or trying to keep up with his three kids, you’ll probably find him in the kitchen exploring one of the million ways to prepare a potato.

how micronutrients affect fueling & performance with michelle meinking: wednesday, june 23rd at 4:00 pm mst

about the clinic

Often overlooked in performance and health, micronutrients play a crucial role in helping your body perform, recover, and function at its best. However, some micronutrients can be difficult to obtain through diet alone leading to potential deficiencies, compromised health, and diminished performance.

In this presentation, Michelle Meinking will review key micronutrients to focus on to help you stay healthy, crush your goals, and perform your best.

About the host

Michelle is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who received her Master’s in Nutrition and Bachelor’s in Exercise Sports Science.
Michelle is currently the Sports Performance Dietitian for Real Salt Lake, the Major League Soccer team in Utah. Michelle enjoys climbing, hiking, trail running, acrobatics, & strength training. She moved to Salt Lake City over four years ago and fell in love with the mountains and all they have to offer.
Learn more about Michelle at or find her on IG: @michelle.meinking and @m.m_nutrition

mental fueling, sustaining the body with healthy inner dialogue with nina williams: tuesday, June 29th at 4:00 pm mst

about the clinic

This clinic introduces internal narrative theory by helping athletes identify ‘voices’ that arise during moments of doubt. We will cover how inner dialogue influences our mindset and affects our behavior. Participants will be invited to share their own stories, relate to similar experiences, and create new conversations that better connect their bodies with their sense of self.

About the host

Gnarly Athlete Nina Williams is a professional rock climber based in Boulder, CO, who has a knack for highball bouldering. Boulder problems 20 feet or higher, “highballs” combine the physicality of bouldering with the mental discipline of free soloing. In 2016, Nina made the first female ascent of Ambrosia, a 50ft-tall V11 in the Buttermilks outside Bishop, California in what Climbing magazine called “one of the hardest free solos ever done by a woman.”
Nina is also a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) in Leadership and Development, working with women and people of color to build confident, intentional lives. She has worked with Color the Crag, Flash Foxy, and the London Women’s Climbing Symposium in addition to leading clinics at climbing gyms across the country. When she’s not coaching or climbing, Nina hangs out with her pet hedgehog Frankie Von Quillsbury.