© 2019 by The Strength Summit. 

17th October, Thursday

9am - 5pm

IBIS Singapore @ Bencoolen

170 Bencoolen St, Singapore 189657

Registration fees:

Early Bird by 31st August

Public: $175 

ISSN Members/ students : $150

1st September onwards:

Public: $200

ISSN Members / students : $175

All Fees Include 1 Buffet Lunch, 2 Tea Refreshments and 7% gst.

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Body Weight, Carbohydrates and Performance

only $75 when you register together with the Strength Summit! 

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The Strength Summit is the very first seminar in Singapore that focuses on sports nutrition and peak performance.


Organized by Joan&Augustine PRO Academy and in partnership with the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), it offers science-based information presented by some of the most recognized and distinguished scientists and speakers.

Nutrition is an important aspect in an individual’s health status as well as in fitness and sports performance. However, with the vast amount of information available on the Internet, it is critical to seek resources that provide information that is backed by scientific evidence.



The Strength Summit is for those who are interested in sports nutrition and peak performance, particularly if you are:


A Sports Coach

An Athlete

A Personal Trainer

An Educator in Sports and Exercise Science

A Sports Medicine Doctor

In partnership with

Dr. Susan Kleiner


Dr. Susan Kleiner is a titan in sports nutrition. Her seminal research on male and female bodybuilders launched the study of the nutritional needs of muscle building, power and strength. Her expertise and research has expanded to hydration, and she is passionate about the nutritional needs of athletic women and girls. She is the Director of Science and Communication for Vitargo, Inc, and the founder and owner of the internationally recognized consulting firm, High Performance Nutrition, LLC. With one foot in the academic world and one in the business world, she authored the best-selling legacy book Power Eating® recently published in its fifth edition as The New Power Eating, also The Good Mood Diet, five other popular books, numerous academic chapters and peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, as well as featured columns in all forms of media. Dr. Sue has consulted with professional athletes and teams, Olympians and elite athletes in countless sports. She is currently the High Performance Nutritionist for the 2018 WNBA World Champion Seattle Storm and formerly for the Seattle Reign FC (WNSL), the Seattle Seahawks, the Seattle Supersonics, the Miami Heat, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Cleveland Browns. She is co-founder and fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition and a fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a member of The American College of Sports Medicine and The National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Presentation Titles:

Performance Nutrition Science and Public Health

Optimizing Nutrition for Female Athletic Performance

Edgar K.

Chief Sport & Performance Psychologist, SportPsych Consulting

Edgar K. Tham is Singapore's pioneer sport & performance psychologist; he was employed by the Singapore government as its very first sport psychologist in 1995. As the travelling team psychologist to numerous national team athletes competing at the SEA Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Olympic Games and others, he has personally coached Olympic and World Championship level athletes to achieve greatness.


Edgar started a private practice, SportPsych Consulting (www.sportpsychconsulting.com) in 2006, and continues to share his high-performance psychology expertise with other peak performers from other domains outside of sport, including business, sales, online trading, military, health care, performing arts, education, etc. He is currently an associate faculty in sports/PE at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), and an associate lecturer with Ngee Ann Polytechnic, PSB Academy and SIM Global Education. 

Presentation Title: 

PSYCHED! Mental Toughness Strategies for Eating, Training & Performing Better

Dr. Richard

Team Lead, Sport Nutrition. Sleep Scientist.

Singapore Sport Institute

Ricco is a New Zealand trained Dietitian through the University of Otago, and completed his Sport Dietitian course with Sport Dietitians Australia. Ricco worked for the New Zealand Rugby Union as their National High Performance Nutritionist between 2007-2014, fuelling players wearing the All Black Jersey. Eight years ago Ricco stepped sideways to explore physiology and the fascinating world of sleep among elite athletes, completing his doctorate titled “Sleep for recovery and performance in collision sport athletes” with the Auckland University of Technology in 2015. Ricco’s work has been published in the European Journal of Sports Science and the journal Sports. Ricco is currently the Team Lead of Sport Nutrition at the Singapore Sport Institute, and is enjoying applying both his nutrition and sleep knowledge to our elite sporting environment here in Singapore.


Presentation title:

Harnessing the Potential of the Midnight Feast: How Nocturnal Nutrition and Sleep can Amplify Athletic Gains.


FAD in FUELS: Performance Nutrition Science & Public Health

By Dr. Susan Kleiner

Low-Carb, Keto- or Carbs for athletic performance? Which way gets results?

Is the Glycemic Index the holy grail for public health?

Is fat bulletproof?

Is fasted training the best path to leanness?


Science and facts matter. Learn the history and the proof behind the claims. Dietary choices and recommendations can have powerful impacts upon health and training goals for clients, as well as the public. Become an informed guide.

Optimizing Nutrition for Female Athletic Performance

By Dr. Susan Kleiner

Female athletes come in all ages, shapes, sizes and sports. They are not small men. When it comes to leading edge concepts in sports nutrition, there is little to no research data on women to follow for creating recommendations and guidelines. Nearly every article, every recommendation, every strategy that you hear about and read about, is based on data collected from men, not women or girls. Only 1/3 of all subjects in exercise science research studies are female, and likely less than that in sports nutrition research. But when it comes to the question of energy needs, the number one most critical issue in sports nutrition, we do have female-centric data. This presentation will focus on the science behind Energy Availability and how to maximize the hormonal benefits of the menstrual cycle to optimize nutrition and training. Practical client assessment and intervention strategies will be discussed through case study presentation.  

PSYCHED! Mental Toughness Strategies for Eating, Training & Performing Better

By Edgar K. Tham

ITo optimize sporting performance or physical fitness, there is a need to consider the mental aspects. Specifically, athletes are expected to consistently perform up to potential in sport competition, while fitness enthusiasts need to stay motivated and adhere to strict dieting and physical conditioning regimens.

There is a growing body of research that shows an association between mental toughness and sporting performance, healthy lifestyles, and even successful weight loss!  With the objective of optimizing nutrition, physical conditioning, and sporting performance, this session will uncover:

1. The latest scientific research on mental toughness,
2. Eight practical strategies for strengthening one’s mental toughness, and
3. How to periodize mental skills, in tandem with physical, technical and tactical training

    (especially for those who preparing for sport or fitness competitions).

Harnessing the Potential of the Midnight Feast: How Nocturnal Nutrition and Sleep can Amplify Athletic Gains

By Dr. Richard Swinbourne

The importance of sleep and the night time window for neural and muscular regeneration is well recognised. However, the optimisation of nocturnal recovery for the elite athlete is a highly discussed and continually developing area of interest to sport scientists, coaches and athletes alike. This keynote address will explore the potential for a variety of nutrients, when consumed nocturnally, to promote anabolism and support beneficial adaptations in lean muscle tissue. Specifically, protein type, timing and dose will be discussed. Furthermore, this presentation will include an update on particular nutrient : sleep interactions within the context of improving sleep quality in athletes. The interesting opportunity that exists for elite athletes to fully harness the night time window for growth, recovery and repair will be explored via an integration of the latest nutrition and sleep literature, with practical every day (night) nutrition protocols and case studies.

J&A PRO Academy


 The J&A PRO Academy was established by Joan Liew and Augustine Lee with the focus of providing practical skills training to enhance the knowledge application for newly certified fitness trainers. It also aims to develop skills mastery and enhancement for all fitness professionals.


Certified by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) as a recognized On-The-Job-Training-Centre, J&A PRO Academy offers structured on-the-job training that equip aspiring fitness trainers with the skills they need to train and coach clients. The academy also runs courses for fitness professionals across a diverse range of practices, to enable them to acquire new knowledge and skills as part of their skills mastery and career development, thereby deepening their current skillset, enabling them to adapt to market changes to stay relevant.


In addition to practice-based skills development, J&A PRO Academy also conducts workshops, courses and seminars with the highest quality and credentials, verified by professional organisations such as the ISSN. It engages with international professionals in the area of fitness, bodybuilding and nutrition, with the aim of raising local standards to meet the challenges of the global scene.




Dr. Susan Kleiner:
Edgar Tham
PSYCHED! Mental Toughness Strategies for Eating, Training & Performing Better
Dr. Ricco Swinbourne:
Harnessing the Potential of the Midnight Feast: How Nocturnal Nutrition and Sleep can Amplify Athletic Gains
Dr. Susan Kleiner:
Optimizing Nutrition for Female Athletic Performance
Closing Remarks
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