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Robert Cheeke

Robert grew up on a farm in Corvallis, OR where he adopted a vegan lifestyle in 1995 at age 15. Today he is the bestselling author of the books, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness, Shred It!, and Plant-Based Muscle.


As a two-time natural bodybuilding champion, Robert is considered one of VegNews magazine's Most Influential Vegan Athletes. He tours around the world sharing his story of transformation from a skinny farm kid to champion vegan bodybuilder. Robert is the founder and president of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness. He writes books, gives lectures, and maintains the popular website,


Robert is a 4-time magazine cover model and has appeared in more than 40 magazines including FLEX, Ironman, Natural Bodybuilding, Health Science, VegNews, Vegan Health & Fitness, Naked Food, and numerous international publications. He is considered to be the “Godfather of Vegan Bodybuilding,” building the industry from infancy in 2002, to where it is today with half a million online followers of his own brand, a fully-funded national tour, and a network comprised of celebrities and influencers.


He is a regular contributor to No Meat Athlete, Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine, Naked Food Magazine, and Forks Over Knives, is a multi-sport athlete, entrepreneur, and has followed a plant-based diet for more than 23 years.


Robert lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife and two rescued chihuahuas. He can often be found hiking among the cactus and wild horses in the Tonto National Forest when he’s not on his Vegan Strong national tour or in front of his laptop writing books. 


Dani Taylor is the co-owner of Vegan Proteins, an online coaching hub for vegan athletes.  She grew up as an obese teenager and fully turned her life and health around with a vegan diet and weight lifting and now teaches others to do the same. 


In addition to having coached over a thousand vegan athletes in a one-on-one fashion, she is also the author of Flexible Dieting for Vegans which has helped countless others transform their lives on a vegan diet.  She also competes in the figure division of natural bodybuilding and currently tours the country with the Vegan Strong team teaching people that anyone can build muscle with plants.

Dani Taylor

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Giacomo Marchese has been vegan for over 15 years and involved with fitness for more than 20 years in many different arenas. He specializes in coaching others. As an athlete, Giacomo is actively competing in bodybuilding and powerlifting. He has won several awards and holds a champion title in both sports.

Together with his wife Dani, they co-founded VeganProteins, an online coaching business. They also co-founded the largest and most diverse team of strength-based athletes in the world, Plantbuilt.  Giacomo uses strength-based sports & traveling to various mainstream fitness expos and vegan festivals across the country with the Vegan Strong Team to raise awareness for animal rights and welfare. 

Giacomo Marchese

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