Anna’s  Résumé

Professional Info

Keynote speaker/lecturer at conferences on a National and International level (providing training and/or continuing education credits for attendees) that caters to specific audiences

  • Bomb technician personnel
  • Nutrition and Exercise Science seminars for Continuing Education Credits
  • Corporate wellness seminars
    • Promote the health of employees
  • Female Audiences

 

Specializes in the science of exercise, nutrition, dietary supplements, hormones, hydration, general health.  Provides an array of topics, for example:

  • Hydration for law enforcement/tactical personnel
    • The benefits and drawbacks of particular beverages
    • Why, when and how to hydrate
    • Preventing the detrimental effects of dehydration
    • Understanding your personal hydration needs
  • Information on dietary supplements (e.g. caffeine, beta alanine, creatine, antioxidants, fish oil, vitamins, thermogenics, exogenous iron, cognitive enhancers, cartilage health)
  • Protein, carbohydrates, fat and exercise performance
  • Weight loss
  • Aging populations (e.g. combating sarcopenia through exercise and nutrition)
  • Exercise and nutrition for professional skateboarders (and other special/athletic populations)
  • Vegetarian vs. non-vegetarian diets
  • Science behind libido (i.e. hormone manipulation)
  • Diabetes
  • General exercise, nutrition and health information

Bilingual health educator (English and Spanish)

  • With additional knowledge in French and Portuguese reading and speaking ability

Nutrition Consultant & Consumer Education for Beverage and Dietary Supplement Companies 

(Companies including:  Dark Dog Organic, Vita Coco, Fitness Nutrition, Nutrex)

  • Providing scientific content for technical, marketing, legal and/or general audience information communication
  • Product Research and Development
  • Providing information to marketing teams about the benefits of their products
  • Written content for company brochures and websites
  • Product endorsement/spokesperson work
  • Travel for conferences
  • Development and execution of presentations
  • Consulting for Legal and Marketing: scientific dossiers, White Papers, scientific reviews and analyses. Risk mitigation strategies.

Radio host and guest host 

  • Syndicated radio show(s) on the Voice of America network, WWNN – Health and Wellness Network, Beasley Broadcast Network.
  • Prominent voice in exercise science/nutrition radio since May 2007 renowned for bringing humor and translation to various scientific topics and interviews in talk show radio
  • Publications in scientific journals and [non-scientific] magazines

Co-author of Chapter 8 in “NSCA’s Training Special Populations”

  • [January 2016]
  • Text book administered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Published by Human Kinetics
  • Publish date TBA

Miami International University (Miami, FL)

  • [Spring 2014 to January2016]
  • Adjunct Professor – Nutrition Science
  • Course entailed Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, and Exercise Science
  • Curriculum development

 

Exercise Website Development (Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom)

  • [May 2015 to present]
  • Providing weightlifting exercise descriptions
  • Includes anatomy exercise instructions and muscle physiology
  • Website name TBA

National Career Certification Board (Las Vegas, Nevada)

  • [August – September 2015]
    • Consultant and editor of the Nutritional Coach Certification Exam

 

Europa Workshop for the International Society of Sports Nutrition (Orlando, FL May 2nd, 2015)

  • Presented “Alcohol: The good, the bad and the good”
  • How alcohol affects exercise recovery and performance for athletic and general populations
  • How alcohol affects hydrations status
  • Benefits of alcohol consumption in moderation
  • Health benefits of beer
  • Presented to audiences acquiring continuing education credits

SpisRett (Trondheim, Norway)

  • [April 2014 to present]
    • Project based
    • Developing healthy eating guide for Norwegians

 

Health Care REIT (Jupiter, FL branch)

  • [March 2014 to present]
  • Provided training seminar on exercise, nutrition and healthy lifestyle to Health Care REIT employees
  • As part of Health Care REIT program to improve the health of employees

 

Dark Dog Energy Drinks (Barcelona, Spain)

  • [May 2013 to August 2014]
  • Product consultant and research & development for Dark Dog Organic energy drink
  • Developed white paper for upcoming product launch (published on website)
  • Developing consumer education material for upcoming promotions
  • Edited and implemented website content
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ProSource (Manasquan, NJ)

    • [May 2013 to August 2014]
    • net Advisory Board Member
    • Freelance writer
    • Write scientific-based articles on the efficacy of dietary supplements directed toward product consumers
    • Featured articles include information on creatine monohydrate, cartilage injury/health and “Supplements of Summer: The Essentials”
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Nutrition Insight Journal (Duiven, The Netherlands)

      • [April 2013]
      • Contributing writer for First Food Ingredients website and Nutrition Insight Journal
      • Author of “Nutritional and Nutraceutical Considerations for Pre-Diabetes” (published August 2013)
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Leading Edge Marketing (Victoria, British Columbia)

      • [November 2012 -2013]
        • Consumer education on product ingredients
        • Provestra, Her Solution, and GenF20 Plus (Growth hormone boosting dietary supplement)
        • Video Spokesperson work
        • Translate scientific literature of ingredients for web content

 

VitaCoco (New York, NY)

      • [Subcontracted as consultant and science/marketing writer November 2011 to May 2013]
      • Developed and presented webinar “The Benefits of Coconut Water” for Sprouts Farmers Market consumer audience
      • Provided key hydration information for web content and brochures
      • Provided sports nutrition recipes and suggestions for “Vita Coco in the locker room” – utilizing Vita Coco with protein to optimize sodium content/rehydration and exercise recovery
      • Met with marketing team to advise and inform of Vita Coco’s potential and drawbacks as a hydrating solution

Fitness Nutrition (Sunrise, FL)

[Subcontracted January 2010 to August 2010]

      • Created dossiers for legal purposes containing all research of each ingredient of dietary supplements to be sold by Fitness Nutrition
      • Essential Amino Acid-based product, Whey plus Casein product, Soy protein-based product, joint health product
      • Thorough assessment of key ingredients and auxiliary ingredients and patented formulations
      • Assessed safety, risk and efficacy of each ingredient and ingredients combined
      • Addressed dosage of ingredients and its relation to previous literature

Nutrex (Oviedo, FL)

      • [Subcontracted April to July 2008]
        • Provided supporting research for various Nutrex product (i.e. Mass XXplosion, Vitrix, Lipo 6, Lipo 6 Hers, Lipo 6 Pro- Natural, Volugro, Ignite, Anabol 5)
        • Translated technical scientific information for general consumer reading
        • Included highlights and summaries for marketing purposes
      • Personal Trainer and Nutritional Consultant
        • Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
        • Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN)
        • Previous work with professional athletes
        • Specialize in exercise, nutritional and supplement regimens tailored to enhance sports performance, adaptations, aesthetics, lifestyle components (i.e. recovery (physical, mental)
      • Years of exercise science education and research experience/knowledge (i.e. biomechanics, exercise biochemistry, nutritional science, physiology, anatomy) applicable to real-world applications, various work fields and all sports
      • Contentious writer/speaker/radio personality willing to confront the many misinformed trainers/nutritionists that overwhelm the fitness industry and media.
      • Authorized and experienced to train professional athletes and special populations of all ages
      • Specializes in exercise facility design, selection and placement of exercise equipment
      • Fully proficient in Spanish and some reading and speaking knowledge in French and Portuguese
      • Willing to travel

Invited Lectures, Presentations/Training, Professional Duties & Additional Publications:

 

ISSN Europa University Workshop

      • May 2nd, 2015
      • Topic: “Alcohol: The good, the bad and the good”
      • Effects of alcohol on testosterone levels, muscle recovery, exercise performance and hydration status
      • Health benefits of beer and alcohol consumption in moderation
      • Continuing education credits granted to attendees who attended workshop

 

Miramar Chamber of Commerce

      • January 23rd, 2015
      • Nutrition and Exercise seminar for the Women in Business Network
      • Miramar, FL

 

Authored book “Stop it: 18 habits that hinder your libido and make you fat”

      • Published October 2014
      • Nutrition and Exercise book
      • Discusses habits that lead to obesity and subsequent sexual dysfunction
      • Revolving around natural testosterone production for men and women
      • Dispelling exercise and nutrition myths

Nutrition/Exercise Education seminars for psychiatric patients

      • February 2013 – present
      • One-on-one personalized education seminars for [select] patients of Dr. Edwin Gomez (1040 Weston Rd #210, Weston, FL 33326)

 

Keynote speaker/health educator for Williamson Cadillac employees (Miami, FL)

      • November 2012
        • Provided informational seminar on how to lose weight effectively and healthily via proper exercise and nutrition
        • Incorporated tips on how to incorporate exercise and healthy eating in a busy schedule

 

Manuscript Reviewer for Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (JISSN)/BioMed Central and the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

      • Currently a reviewer as of Spring 2012
      • Review and accept or deny manuscript for publication

 

Keynote Speaker for the IABTI (International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators) and NTOA (National Tactical Officers Association)

      • Presented October 25th, 2011 – “Hydration and What it Means to you” Region IV IABTI conference in Norfolk, VA
      • Presented at the 40th Annual IABTI International In-Service Training Conference on June 6th, 2012 in Hershey, PA
      • Will present again in 2013

 

Detonator™ Magazine [International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators]

      • Journal for Bomb Technicians
      • Author of “Hydration and What it Means to You” [for Summer 2012 Issue]
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Co-host of Fitness Rx Radio (Voice AmericaÔ)

      • Recruited to assist with resolving existing problems with show
      • Winter 2011 to Spring 2012
      • Temporary assignment

 

Keynote Speaker for Exxxotica

      • May 2011 to August 2011
      • Presented in Miami, FL, Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA tour stops in Summer 2011
      • Topic presented: “What Every Woman Wants to Know” – providing information on nutrition, exercise, dietary supplements, lifestyle components on body composition and overall health
      • Significantly increased overall female attendance to conference
      • One of the most [male and female] attended seminars in all three city stops

Tactical Edge [National Tactical Officers Association]

      • Journal for SWAT/tactical personnel
      • Author of “Hydration and What it Means to You” [Winter 2011 Issue]

Consulted Miami Dolphins player (Spring 2010)

      • Provided sports nutrition education (i.e. dietary supplement intake) revolving around player’s strength and conditioning regimen and goals
      • Player successfully gained his goal weight three weeks prior to deadline
      • Guided private chef to ensure proper distribution of macronutrients were provided in the player’s meals

Strength and Conditioning Journal [National Strength & Conditioning Association] (April 2010, Vol. 32/Issue 2)

      • Co-author of “A Review of Hydration”

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Lecturer at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic March 2009 &2010 Strength Summit presenting “Training and Nutrition of the Exotic Athlete” and “Why don’t I look like that:  The Truth Behind Diet and Exercise”.

      • Highlights the importance of sports nutrition application for female athletes and recreational exercisers
      • Emphasized the relevance and application of low-carbohydrate diets for females
      • Differences and similarities between male and female metabolic demands, muscle physiology, hormonal responses and exercise recovery
      • Seminar provided CEU credits for NSCA and ISSN certifications

 

Co-host/host of The Weekend Workout Radio Show (www.theweekendworkout.com)

      • Discuss the latest and bizarre in nutrition, fitness, research and mainstream new
      • Interview a variety of guests

 

Color commentator and substitute host of the Performance Nutrition Show (www.pnshow.com)

      • The first radio web and podcast that explores the latest sports nutrition science as well as real-world training and dieting techniques for the fitness enthusiast.

 

Co-host and substitute host of the Strength-Power Hour Radio Show and Podcast (www.sphour.com)

      • The first radio web and podcast that explores the science and real-world application of strength and conditioning.
      • Interview strength and conditioning coaches, scientists, athletes, authors
      • Assuring entertainment (for a largely college-male audience) when [commonly] confronted monotonous guests
      • Discuss research findings, news/media, sports news

 

She-Magazine (www.shemag.com)

      • Fall 2010 to Summer 2011
      • Appointed monthly Fitness/Nutrition columnist
      • Humorous writing style

 

Sports Nutrition Insider columnist – Book Reviewer

      • 2009
      • Critique fitness and nutrition books

Article on Glycine Propionyl-L-Carnitine (GPLC)

      • January 2009
      • Sold to GlycoCarn™ for web content and magazine publication
      • Decribed the mechanisms and functions of L-carnitine, acetyl-L-carnitine, propionyl-L-carnitine and glycine propionyl-L-carnitine

 

Media:

Interviewed in Sports Nutrition Insider [November 2012]:

http://sportsnutritioninsider.insidefitnessmag.com/4493/interview-with-the-anna-lepeley-phd-cscs-cissn

 

Quoted in Sports Nutrition Insider [January 2012]:

http://sportsnutritioninsider.insidefitnessmag.com/3210/wanna-lose-fat-gain-muscle-simple-but-brilliant-advice-from-the-planet-earths-leading-sports-nutrition-scientists-dietitians-and-personal-trainers

Frequently referenced in LiveStrong.com:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/386067-how-to-get-fit-with-nutrition/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/368908-what-role-does-nutrition-have-in-strength-training/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/363663-how-to-stay-healthy-after-40/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/378734-how-to-boost-my-weight-loss-metabolism/

Work Experience

Educational Background

PhD Health Science – Sports Nutrition/Exercise Biochemistry research

Trident University International, Cypress, CA.

Dissertation “ The effects of protein versus carbohydrate consumption on resistance exercise performance and ratings of perceived exertion in women”. -Dissertation Defended and Completed September 2012

Master’s Degree in Science – Exercise Physiology

Florida International University, Miami, FL

-Graduated April 2007

Bachelor’s Degree in Science – Exercise Physiology

Florida International University, Miami, FL

-Graduated Summer 2005

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

National Strength and Conditioning Association

-Certified since March 2007

Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN)

International Society of Sports Nutrition

-Certified since April 2007

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