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FREE Lecture with Rip Esselstyn at the NEW Whole Foods in central Phoenix!

  • Oct 21, 2013 · 5:30 PM
  • Whole Foods Market Camelback

Please join us as Whole Foods Market Camelback welcomes author and plant-based diet expert, Rip Esselstyn! There will be a book signing of the books, Engine 2 Diet and My Beef With Meat from 5:30pm - 6pm; then listen to Rip speak about how to live Plantstrong from 6pm-7:30pm!

Please RSVP to [masked] to secure a spot. In addition, there will be an Engine 2 Diet Dinner Pop Up!

Rip Esselsyn was born in upstate New York, raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and educated at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a three-time All-American swimmer. After graduation Rip spent a decade as one of the premier triathletes in the world. He then joined the Austin Fire Department where he introduced his passion for a whole-food, plant-based diet to Austin’s Engine 2 Firehouse in order to rescue a firefighting brother’s health. To document his success he wrote the national bestselling book, The Engine 2 Diet, which shows the irrefutable connection between a plant-based diet and good health.

Recently Rip left his job as a firefighter to team up with Whole Foods Market as one of their Healthy Eating Partners to raise awareness for Whole Foods employees, customers, and communities about the benefits of eating a plant-strong diet. He has appeared on hundreds of radio shows as well as national television shows, including the Today show, CBS SundayMorning Show, Good Morning America, and The Dr. Oz Show.

Rip lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Jill Kolasinski and their two beautiful children, Kole and Sophie.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I am already very familiar with all he spoke about, but was so thrilled to see him live. What a great turn out too! I love his msg. of hope. Chick peas growing where tobacco was is a great sign for what's to come!

    1 · October 22, 2013

  • Olivia

    It was a great event.
    The next one to put on your list is the PLANT BASED NATION conference this Saturday, October 26
    8am to 6pm

    Check it out and register at:

    October 22, 2013

  • Aaron S.

    Wonderful inspiring event, lots of great info and lots of good fun

    October 22, 2013

  • Aaron S.

    Fantastic event! wonderful that so many showed up to be healthy :-)

    October 22, 2013

  • Cassandra

    It was very inspiring and very informative! It's wonderful that Rip gave do much to us all:)

    1 · October 21, 2013

  • Susan B.


    1 · October 21, 2013

  • Lori A.

    Wouldn't miss this for the world!

    1 · October 15, 2013

    • Montse A.

      Hey Lori! I'll be going tomorrow with Ellie. I hope Ellie doesn't get too bored. We will be heading over directly after her piano class. I'll look for you!

      1 · October 20, 2013

    • Lori A.

      Montse, so glad you are going!! My daughter has a cross country meet this afternoon and this Whole Foods is quite a drive for me, but I'm going to do everything in my power to get there. Gotta get my KALE shirt ready! ;)

      October 21, 2013

  • Amber M.

    I love rip! I have been living the engine 2 for 3 years!

    October 20, 2013

  • Sheron F.

    Coming down from Sedona, Rip rocks!

    October 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm hoping to make it from Tempe, leaving our clinic in time to get there w/ my husband, else I will do my best to make it if he can't, and would then need a ride.

    October 12, 2013

  • Crystal B.

    i live @6363 e Grandview power annd brown can anyone take me to this

    October 12, 2013

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