Performance Nutrition for Circus Artists: Highlights & Common Pitfalls

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Performance Nutrition for Circus Artists: Highlights & Common Pitfalls

By The Circus Doc

Join nutrition science expert Dr. Alexia de Macar in the September Circus Smart Speaker Series lecture!

Nutrition is a constantly evolving science. Contrary to popular trends, which often want to categorize nutritional principles as good/bad or all/nothing, optimal performance nutrition is much more nuanced, hence the complexity.

This talk will present a scientific update of nutritional recommendations concerning the optimization of nutrition for circus performers, with regard to fueling, recovery and injuries rehabilitation. Having worked with circus artists for many years, I'll share concrete examples of observations I've made over the years (pitfalls and challenges).

Can't make it live?
** RECORDING AVAILABLE ** for one week afterwards

In her talk she will cover:
  • Scientific updates about fueling & recovery and common pitfalls observed in performers
  • Scientific updates about nutritional recommendations for injury rehabilitation periods and common pitfalls observed in performers
  • Underfueling in circus performers: common observations

More about Alexia:

Alexia is one of the few performance dietitians who combines a PhD in Sports Nutrition with extensive experience in the field. She has been working in several high-level sports and artistic environments for over 17 years. The experience she has acquired in these areas of excellence has contributed to her unparalleled understanding of the many different challenges associated with performance (Olympic athletes, Cirque du Soleil, dance schools). She is one of the rare dietitians who has developed an expertise in working with elite athletes/performers with eating disorders.

  • Head dietitian for Cirque du Soleil from 2006 to 2012 (employee). Then, since 2012, I have been working with them on a contractual basis.
  • Co-founder of the organization Dare to Fuel Performance (performance dietitian & psychologist team that offers training, consulting and mentorship for sports and health professionals in the identification, management and treatment of eating disorders and body dissatisfaction in sports and performing arts. We strongly believe that educating, empowering, and supporting each gameplayer involved in sports & artistic environment through training is the absolute key to a healthy body image and nipping eating disorders in the bud.)

Access her online!

IG: @daretofuelperformance & @alexia_performancenutrition
FB & LinkedIn: Alexia de Macar, PhD, performance dietitian
Web: (new website available soon)









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