Nutrition Camp – November 16, 2019, Villa Park, CA


Starting Strength Nutrition Camp featuring the Weights & Plates Nutritional Linear Progression.

Nutrition Coaches: Robert Santana & Juliette Gonzalez

Date & Location:
Saturday November 16th, 2019
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Strength Co
17767 Santiago Blvd Suite 609
Villa Park, CA 92861

SKU: NR-20191116-nutrition Category:

Come join fellow Starting Strength Coach and Registered Dietitian Robert Santana and Registered Dietitian Juliette Gonzalez at this November’s Nutrition Camp.

The camp will begin with a discussion of basic nutritional concepts including energy balance and macro- and micronutrient balance. The discussion will then move to training considerations and the underlying theory behind nutritional manipulations to optimize performance for the strength trainee. Training considerations for lifters at various levels of advancement will be discussed in depth. The camp will conclude with a practical component where attendees will learn how to effectively measure and/or estimate portion sizes, read food labels, and properly use smartphone apps to manage nutrition. This will include the application of the Weights & Plates’ Nutrition Linear Progression to provide attendees with habit based goals to aim for in their quest towards optimizing strength, nutrition, and health!

Camp objectives

  • Learn basic nutritional concepts and theoretical framework
  • Develop nutritional strategies to supplement your training program
  • Discuss practical strategies for managing nutrition both at home and while traveling


Robert Santana is a Registered Dietitian, Starting Strength Coach, and owner and head strength & nutrition coach at Weights & Plates Strength & Nutrition Center in Phoenix, AZ. For the past 17 years Robert has developed and refined his knowledge, skills, and experiences through both higher education and practical experience. Robert holds both a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Master of Science in Kinesiology. He has extensive experiences as a lecturer, nutrition coach, strength coach, and competitive lifter. He built upon his foundational knowledge by providing effective nutrition coaching in conjunction with teaching and coaching the barbell lifts through application of the Starting Strength model to help clients achieve their performance and/or body composition goals. Robert has worked with a variety of clients both recreational and competitive CrossFitters, strengthlifters, and powerlifters as well as a wide range of clinical populations. Robert’s commitment to helping individuals to improve their quality of life by optimizing their nutritional status while getting stronger under the barbell. His commitment and passion is to help develop stronger and healthier human beings over the long haul.

Juliette Gonzalez is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She achieved her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Juliette works in a mental health facility and specializes in treating patients with Eating Disorders. She has experience working with female and male clients of all ages and has extensive experience in nutrition therapy counseling and treating people with other comorbidities related to medical nutrition therapy. Juliette’s passion outside of nutrition is becoming a Starting Strength Coach. She was first introduced to Starting Strength back in 2014 by Robert Santana MS, RD, SSC. She has successfully completed the Novice Linear Progression, competed in strengthlifting, and continues her quest to get a little bit stronger each year. She is currently a coaching intern at The Strength Co. in Orange County CA. She coaches under the guidance of Starting Strength Coaches at both gym locations in Costa Mesa and Villa Park. Her lifts include a 270 squat, 155 bench, 107 press, and a 330 deadlift. Juliette is committed to educating her clients the importance of building good dietary habits that can be optimized inside the gym and in their daily lives.