Why Kelly

Qualifications and Background

Kelly Calabrese

  • Wellness Educator
  • Natural Medicine
  • Integrative/Biochemical Nutritionist
Office Location and Mailing Address Optimal Wellness Solutions
5195 Sevenoaks Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Web Sites www.optimalwellnessllc.com
Email fitfocus@qwestoffice.net
Membership in Professional Associations
  • American Heart Association
  • American Council on Exercise
  • International and American Association on Clinical Nutrition
  • Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine

Education

Bachelor of Science
Business and Dance

State University of New York,
Brockport, NY
Master of Science
Sports Medicine and

Exercise Physiology
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Clinical Nutrition Internship 900 Hours
The Institute for Health Realities
Pikes Peak Community College
Colorado Springs, CO
Course work in Biology and Chemistry
Clinical Nutrition Certification Boards
Post Graduate Studies-Clinical Nutrition
University of Colorado
Colorado Springs, CO
Course work in Nutrition
Board Certified Clinical Nutrition
Certification Boards 2007/2012

Employment

May 2005 – Present Optimal Wellness Solutions LLC
Colorado Springs, CO
Founder
Integrative/Biochemical Nutritionist,
Wellness Educator, Lifestyle Consultant
January 2009 – February 2014
Apex Energetics
National and Local
Convention Representative
August 2009 – December 2011 Pikes Peak Community College
Colorado Springs, CO
Adjunct Professor
Health and Wellness
January 2009 – June 2009 Apex Energetics
Colorado Springs/Denver, CO
Educational Lecturer
January 2008 – December 2008 Pikes Peak Community College
Colorado Springs, CO
Adjunct Professor
Human Nutrition
January 2005 – May 2012 Pikes Peak Community College
Colorado Springs, CO
Adjunct Professor
Physical Education
February 1997 – July 2010 Fitness Focus, LLC
Colorado Springs, CO
Founder
Physical Fitness Educator, Personal Fitness
Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor,
Contributing Editor
April 2006 – October 2007 Colorado Institute for Massage Therapy
Colorado Springs, CO
Academic Personal Training Instructor
Fitness Therapy, Nutrition, Hands on

Dental and Medical Seminars

Treating Dental Toxicity
Colorado Springs, CO
Matrix, Inc.
October 3-5, 2002
Interpreting Follow-Up
Blood Chemistry Values
Colorado Springs, CO
Matrix, Inc.
July 17-19, 2003
Free Radical Therapy
Improving Treatment Outcomes by
Supporting the Body’s Design
Colorado Springs, CO
The Institute for Health Realities
May 12-14, 2005
Management of Asthma and Allergy
Colorado Springs, CO
Quest Diagnostics
April 3, 2006
Functional Nutrition
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
December 7, 2006
Functional Endocrinology
Denver, CO
Apex Energetics
March 31-April 1, 2007
Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
April 20, 2007
3-D Energetics
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
July 10, 2007
Functional Endocrinology Case Studies
Westminster, CO
Apex Energetics
July 21-22, 2007
Beyond Nutrition
Denver, CO
Apex Energetics
August2, 2007
Enzyme Essentials
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
August 17, 2007
Functional Blood Chemistry
Westminster, CO
Apex Energetics
March 29-30, 2008
Autoimmune Thyroid
Denver, CO
Apex Energetics
April 10, 2008
Clinical Pearls 1, 2, 3, 4
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
April-August 2008
Strategies for Respiratory Health
Englewood, CO
Apex Energetics
June 6, 2008
Emotions The Psychosomatic Connection
Denver, CO
Apex Energetics
August 1, 2008
The Role of Clinical Nutrition in Pre & Post Traumatic Care
Baltimore, MD
IAACN
Seventeenth Annual Scientific Symposium
September 4-7, 2008
Introduction to Neurochemistry
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
September 18, 2008
Neurotransmitters and Brain
Westminster, CO
Apex Energetics
October 18-19, 2008
Autoimmune Physiology
Denver, CO
Apex Energetics
November 6, 2008
Functional Endocrinology Case Studies
Denver, CO
Apex Energetics
December 17-18, 2008
Restoring Gastrointestinal Health
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
January 15, 2009
Restoring Gastrointestinal Health
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
January 15, 2009
The Impacts of Estrogen on the NeuroEndocrine-Immune Axis
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
April 9, 2009
Linking The Signs
Denver, CO
Apex Energetics
April 18-19, 2009
Applied Brain Concepts & Clinical Nutrition
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
June 18, 2009
20 Core Principles of Functional Endocrinology
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
July 9, 2009
Learning and Memory
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
August 27, 2009
Introduction to Neurochemistry
Denver, CO Apex Energetics
September 10, 2009
The Effect of Gastrointestinal Integrity on Total Body Health & Well Being
Phoenix, AZ
IAACN
Eighteenth Annual Scientific Symposium
September 17-20, 2009
Applied Brain Concepts/Clinical Nutrition
Denver, CO
Apex Energetics
October 8, 2009
Neurotransmitter & Brain
Westminster, CO
Apex Energetics
October 17-18, 2009
Thyroid-Brain-Immune
Denver, CO Apex Energetics
November 5, 2009
Autoimmune Thyroid Research & Practice Updates
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
December 9, 2009
Thyroid Principles & Case Studies
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
January 8, 2010
The Neuro Endocrine-Immune Axis of Andropause
Denver, CO
Apex Energetics
February 4, 2010
Selective Detox and Drainage
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
April 8, 2010
Pain Relief laser Therapy
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
May 13, 2010
The Impacts of Estrogen on the NeuroEndocrine-Immune Axis
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
June 3, 2010
Reading The Signs
Denver, CO
Apex Energetics
June 19-20, 1020
Functional Endocrinology
Broomfield, CO
Apex Energetics
July 10-11, 2010
The Neuroendocrine Immune Axis
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
September 16, 2010
Self-Perpetuating Neuroendocrine-Immune Stress Cycles
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
October 6, 2010
Autoimmune Regulation by the Nitric Oxide & Glutathione Systems
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
November 4, 2010
The Role of Adrenal Dynamics in Functional Medicine
Denver, CO
Diagnos-Techs
November 10, 2010
Mastering The Thyroid
Denver, CO
Apex Energetics
January 14-16, 2011
Understanding the Complexity of Gluten Sensitivity
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
February 17, 2011
Breaking the Complex Web of Leaky Gut
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
March 10, 2011
The Brain-Immune Axis
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
May 19, 2011
Renewing The Aging Brain
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
June 23, 2011
Reclaiming Vibrant Health: Molecular Perspectives For Living Younger Longer
Baltimore, MD
IAACN
Twentieth Annual Scientific Symposium
August 18-20, 2011
Neurochemistry of Childhood Brain Developmental Disorders
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
September 15, 2011
The Neuroendocrine Immunology of Perimenopoause
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
November 17, 2011
The Neuroendocrine Immunology of Andropause
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
January 12, 2012
Environmental Toxicity and Neuroendocrine-Immune Wind-Up
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
March 8, 2012
The Evolution of Nutrition Therapies
Colorado Springs, CO
Xymogen
April 12, 2012
The Inflammatory & Autoimmune Signaling Systems
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
July 12, 2012
The Evolution of Nutrition
Denver, CO
Xymogen
July 26, 2012
Autoimmune Triggers of Gluten Sensitivity
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
August 30, 2012
Mastering Functional Blood Chemistry
Denver, CO
Apex Energetics
November 2-4, 2012
The Effects of Collagen Repair
Greenwood Village, CO
Xymogen
November 15, 2012
NeuroEndocrine Immunology of Blood Glucose Issues
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
January 17, 2013
Integrative Healthcare Symposium
New York City, NY
February 28-March 2, 2013
NeuroEndocrine Immunology of Exercise
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
May 16. 2013
The Gut Triad
Denver, CO
Xymogen
July 25, 2013
NeuroEndocrine Immunology of Environmental Triggers
Denver, CO
Apex Energetics
August 10, 2013
Early Signs of Brain Degeneration
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
October 3, 2013
Fingernail and Tongue Analysis
Colorado Springs, CO
Healing By Divine Design
May 13, 2014
The Belly Fat Effect
Denver, CO
Xymogen
June 5, 2014
Seeking Focus/Attention
Colorado Springs, CO
Metagenics
July 1, 2014
The Energy Symposium: Restoring Daily Energy Production for Healthy Epigenomics
IAACN 23rd Annual Scientific Symposium
New Orleans, LA
September 3-6, 2014
Science and Connection: A New Era of Integrative Health and Medicine
American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine Annual Conference
San Diego, CA
October 26-30, 2014
Preventive Biochemical Interventions & Novel Therapeutic Overtures in Those with Cancer
IAACN 24th Annual Scientific Symposium
Minneapolis, MN
August 19-22, 2015
 The NeuroEndocrine Immunology of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
Colorado Springs, CO
Apex Energetics
November 12. 2015
 Fwd Allergies & Sensitivities in the new Millennium
Apex Energetics
Colorado Springs, Co
February 25, 2016
Evolution In Nutrition
Xymogen
Denver, Co
March2, 2016
Herbal Solution for Stress & Aging
Standard Process
Colorado springs, Co
March 10, 2016
Old Wine in New Skins Functional Medical Approval to Detoxification
Blogenetix
Denver, Co
April 21, 2016
A New Paradigm of Insulin Resistance
Blogenetix
Denver, Co
May 26, 2016
Burnout: The intimate connection between Adrenal Physiology & Blood Sugar Management
Blogenetix
Denver, Co
July 21,2016, 2016
Nutritional Support for Endocrine
Balance Standard Process
Colorado Springs, Co
July 28, 2016
Renovation of the structural Integrity of the Human Body through Biomolecular Interventions Beyond the Collage Connections
IAACN 25th Annual Scientific Symposlum
Jacksonville, Fla
August 13th, 2016
Assessing Symptom Survey
Your Patient Care
Standard Process
Colorado Springs, Co
August 25, 2016
Food Sensitivities- Hormone Connection
Apex Energetics
Colorado Springs, Co
November 10, 2016
Heart Triad- Rate, Rhythm, Tone
Standard Process
Colorado Springs, Co
November 10, 2016
The Functional Medicine Treatment Approach Deconstructed
Biogenetix
Denver, CO
January 12, 2017
Infertility And PCOS…Tricks of Trade
Biogenetix
Denver, CO
February 9, 2017
Nutritional and Herbal Strategies for Critical Systems
Standard Process
Colorado Springs, CO
March 2, 2017
Food Allergies and Sensitivities in the New Millennium
Apex Energetics
Colorado Springs, CO
May 25, 2017
The Future of Insulin Resistance
Biogenetix
Denver, CO
June 10, 2017

Teaching Presenter

Apex Energetics Blood Nutrition
Denver, CO
June 25, 2009
Arthritis Foundation Physiology of the Biochemistry
Colorado Springs, CO
June 6, 2009
Apex Energetics Functional Endocrinology
Colorado Springs, CO
June 3, 2009
Apex Energetics
Functional Endocrinology
Broomfield, CO
March 4, 2009
Apex Energetics
Functional Endocrinology
Denver, CO
January 29, 2009
Lifestyle Management Associates
Nutrition for Health and
Fitness Professionals
Denver, CO
September 20-21, 2008
MERIC-Medical Education Research
Institute of Colorado
“Fitness and Nutrition”
Colorado Springs, CO
April 20, 2008

Speaking Engagements

Holistic Networker’s Association
Hormone Balance

Colorado Springs, CO
September 17, 2015
Prospector’s Association
Toxicity and Disease
Colorado Springs, CO
July 28, 2015
Prospector’s Association
Health in General
Colorado Springs, CO
January 14, 2014
Healing By Divine Design-Dr. Smith
Blood Sugar Disorders
Colorado Springs, CO
May 27, 2014
Healing By Divine Design
Adrenal Dysfunction
Colorado Springs, CO
May 21, 2014
Radio 101.3 KFEZ
ProsOnCall-News Talk Radio
Colorado Springs, CO
May 12 and May 29, 2014
June 2, 2014
Fox 21 News
National Hamburger Month
Colorado Springs, CO
May 5, 2014
Fox 21 News
Better-For-You Easter Recipe
Colorado Springs, CO
April 18, 2014
Healing By Divine Design
Hormone Dysregulation
Colorado Springs, CO
March 11, 2014
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance
Brain Dysfunction Due to Liver Toxicity
Colorado Springs, CO
March 3, 2014
Prospectors Association
Integrative/Biochemical Nutrition
Colorado Springs, CO
January 28, 2014
Unity Church in the Rockies
Hormone Balance
Colorado Springs, CO
July 15, 2013
Fitbody Studio
A New Way To Look At Your Health
Colorado Springs, CO
February 19, 2013
Thrive Health Systems
New Year, New You
Colorado Springs, CO
January 16, 2012
Sportfitraining Center
New Year, New You
Colorado Springs, CO
December 12, 2011
FOX 21
“Flu Vaccines & Autism”
Colorado Springs, CO
November 29, 2011
FOX 21
“Optimal Health From the Inside Out”
Colorado Springs, CO
July 26, 2011
Thrive Health Systems
“Environmental Impacts & Toxic Exposure”
Colorado Springs, CO
August 1, 2011
Senior Center
“Cause & Effects of Diabetes”
Colorado Springs, CO
June 28, 2011
Thrive Health Systems
“Weight Loss & Anti-Aging”
Colorado Springs, CO
June 27, 2011
KRDO Talk Radio (Live)
Healing Radio – The Healing Center
“What To Do When it Hurts Everyday”
Colorado Springs, CO
Part I April 29, 2011
Part II May 7, 2011
Raw Food Meet-Up
“Eating Raw for Environmental Toxicity”
Colorado Springs, CO
April 14, 2011
Center For Spiritual Living
Spirit Women Conference
“Healthy Aging”
Colorado Springs, CO
October 1-2, 2010
Raw Food Meet-Up
“Eating Raw for Nutrient Support”
Colorado Springs, CO
March 4, 2010
Center For Spiritual Living
Women’s Group
“New Year, New You”
Colorado Springs, CO
January 6, 2010
Metaphysics Meet-Up
“Healing Yourself from Within”
Colorado Springs, CO
November 2, 2009
Club at Flying Horse
Physiology of the Biochemistry
Colorado Springs, CO
July 23, 2009
Perfect Fit Wellness Center
Fitness and Nutrition
Falcon, CO
July 2, 2009
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
“You Don’t Know How Sick You
Are Until You Become Well”
Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Monument, CO
May 7, 9, 2009 and June 20, 2009
Black Hills Corporation
Nutrition and Fitness
Monument, CO
April 8, 2009
Colorado College
Nutritional Lifestyle Changes
Colorado Springs, CO
November 13, 2008
Intellitech Medical Institute
Nutritional Lifestyle Changes
Colorado Springs, CO
November 11, 2008
Keller Williams
“You Don’t Know How Sick You
Are Until You Become Well”
Colorado Springs, CO
July and September 2008
Better Health Naturally
Nutritional Wellness
Colorado Springs, CO
April 8, 2008
University of Colorado Nutrition Club
“The Physiology of the Biochemistry”
Colorado Springs, CO
April 18, 2007
S-CAP Southern Colorado Aids Project
“Eating Healthy To Boost
the Immune System”
Colorado Springs, CO
December 5, 2006
Holistic Networker’s Association
“Six Fundamental Defects for Disease”
Colorado Springs, CO
October 2005 and July 1998
Unity Church
“Eating For the Different Body Types”
“Eating For the Different Blood Types”
“Living In a Toxic World”
Colorado Springs, CO
June, July, August 2
Channel 11 News
“Designing an Effective Fitness Program”
“Different Blood Types”
“Different Body Types”
“Eating Right in a Fast Food Environment”
“Prevention for Healthy Living”
Colorado Springs, CO
May 16, August 22, September 12,
October 27, 2000, January 9, 2001
Evans Army Community Hospital
“Eating Right and Exercising to
Maintain Great Health”
Colorado Springs, CO
October 13, 2000
XPEDX
“Working With a Personal Trainer”
Colorado Springs, CO
September 2000
FOX 21
“Different Body Types”
“Different Blood Types”
Colorado Springs, CO
April 23 and July 23, 2000
Christian Women’s Organization
“Fitness: What’s It All About?”
Colorado Springs, CO
March 2000
The Women’s Network
“Health and Fitness”
Colorado Springs, CO
1998 and 1999
Sertoma Club
“Health and Fitness”
Colorado Springs, CO
1998
Pikes Peak Convent
“Health and Fitness”
Colorado Springs, CO
1998
Fitness Focus, Inc.
“Health and Wellness”
“Fitness and Nutrition”
“Ski Conditioning”
Colorado Springs, CO
1997, 1998, 1999
Chamber of Commerce
“Exercising For Great Health”
Colorado Springs, CO
1997
WSI-Medical Staffing Agency “Exercising For Great Health”
Colorado Springs, CO
1997

Publication Articles

May 2005 Exclusively For Women
To Buck the System or not – That
is the Question
May 2, 2005 The Denver Post
Spring Into Summer With a Zest for
Health and Fitness
December 31, 2004 Cross-Training Keeps You Fit Year Round
September 24, 2004 This Season, Hit the Slopes Ready to Go
April 18, 2003 Environmental Toxicity: Detrimental to
Long-Term Health
April 2003 The Aging Process is All in Your Mind
Hormonal Balance for Optimal Health
February 2003 The Poor Egg Got a Bad Rap
December 2002 Energy Anatomy
November 2002 Heavy Metal Poisoning
November 15, 2002 The Colorado Springs Business Journal
Weekend Warrior, Skiers Also Need
Conditioning
October 2002 Chelation Therapy
September 2002 The Mercury Connection
August 2002 The Benefits to Bio-Nutrition
August 2, 2002 Free Radical Damage and Oxidative Stress
June 2002 Free Radical and Oxidative Stress
April 2002 Proper Protocols for Amalgam Removal
March 2002 Liposuction-A Detriment to the Physical Body
February 2002 Genetically Engineered Foods
January 2002 How Do Our Hormones Work
December 2001 Do You know What’s in Your Child’s
Vaccines
November 2001 Disease and Illness: Free Radicals
September 2001 Ignorance is Bliss
August 2001 Pros and Cons of Fitness Experts and
Controversial Issues
July 2001 Environmental Toxicity, Detrimental Issues
To Long-term Health
June 2001 It’s Not in Your Mind-So Don’t Put it Off
April 2001 Food Drugs, What are They
March 2001 Eating for Your Type: What’s it all about
March 2001 in biz, The Business Informant
Exercising with a Purpose, What Are You
Trying to Accomplish
February 2001 Eating and Exercising for the Different
Blood Types
January 2001 Exercising for the Different Body Types
March 2000 Let a Pro Guide You through Your
Fitness Training
August 21, 1999 Can One Be Fit, But Overweight
January 1, 1999 Fitting an Exercise Plan into a Busy
Schedule
December 1, 1998 Achieving a Healthy Body
November 3, 1998 Fit or Fat
December 1997 The Beacon
Get A Jump Start on Fitness during the
Holidays
November 21, 1997 Staying Fit Through the Holidays
August 22, 1997 A Healthy Body and What You Need
to Know To Achieve It

Research Review

March 2007 The Treatment and Prevention of
Breast Cancer with Co-Enzyme Q 10

Volunteer in Community

Special Olympics Colorado
Volunteer Coach in Tennis
June 2015-Present
Court Appointed Service Advocate
SEPT Facilitator
January 2013- May 2015
Ecuador Relief Fundraiser “Save The Rain Forest”
June 18, 2010
Rockrimmon Church
Fundraiser Coordinator
2008-2009
Unity Church in the Rockies
Activities Coordinator/Annual Health Fair
Fundraiser Coordinator
2002-2006
Court Appointed Service Advocate
Fundraising for Karen Hilborn
1998-2002
Colorado Springs Sister Cities
Home Stay, Fundraising
1998-2002
Young Entrepreneurs Association
(Formerly Young Women of the West)
Mentor Internship Program
1998-1999
Junior Achievement
Educator/Teacher
Mentor Program
1998-1999
Project Redirect
Big Sister Program
1997-1998