The date is finally set! Saturday, January 17, 2015 is the official opening of PlantFit Strength and Conditioning as well as FitQuick Performance Cafe in Oakland, California. There is an optional workout starting at 11am. 12pm will be the beginning of the event which will feature Timeless Coffee, Samplings of Protein Donuts from FitQuick Cafe, and a Presentation from Keegan Kuhn, award winning co-director of the groundbreaking documentary Cowspiracy. We are also holding a fundraiser raffle with all the proceeds going to Animal Place, a sanctuary for farm animals in Grass Valley, California. We have raffle prizes donated by VeganBodyBuilding.com, Cinnaholic, Republic of V, Mucky Pup Pet Grooming, VeganProteins.com, and Vega. Naturally, FitQuick Protein Waffles, and PlantFit Memberships will be offered as well! You can RSVP for the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/649075795204225/ RSVP is encouraged, but not required. Thanks everyone for supporting Vegan Businesses!
Hey all, I have been MIA from social media for a while, but I have some big news to announce! I will be opening a new Vegan Gym in Oakland, CA in January 2015. I don’t want to say the committed name quiet yet (though that should be obvious), or the exact address, though it is located just a few blocks Southeast of Lake Merritt. Here is a picture of the empty space. I can’t wait to build this out and start turning brussels into muscles in here. The vegan fitness movement is going strong! Stay tuned!
Oh yeah, it will be pup friendly!
Hey guys, we made the cover!!!
Holly and I flew to Austin in July for the 2014 PlantBuilt Team Competition and we had the chance to do a photo shoot with the kind folks over at www.veganhealthandfitnessmag.com It was a wonderful experience and we are honored to say we made the cover! This magazine now has distribution all over the world and can be found in nationwide stores such as Target, Whole Foods, Safeway, Barnes & Noble, and many other natural food stores. Thank you so much for following and be sure to pick up a copy next time you are out.
In Fitness and for the Animals,
Check out this short documentary film by director Ryan Vance.
PlantBuilt Rolled Deep this year! With over 30 Athletes who follow a 100% Vegan Diet and lifestyle, we competed and won in various Athletic Competitions, from CrossFit to PowerLifting, to Bikini, Figure, Men’s Physique, and BodyBuilding. We set out to prove that consuming animals and their by-products is simply a choice. This is a choice that the cow, chicken, pig, or fish did not have any say in. They are slaves and victims to the animal agriculture industry. Every time you choose an animal product, you choose to support enslavery, isolation, depression, neglect, torture, and finally murder of an innocent creature. Every living being simply wants to live and be free from tyranny, just as all of us do. Why do you continue to think that animals (especially certain animals) are below you and do not deserve this basic consideration and the right to live? This is called Carnism by the way, and you can learn more at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vWbV9FPo_Q It is time to make a change and today is the day.
Every time you choose a plant-based alternative, you are supporting industries which grow fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, herbs, and seeds. This is the truly natural and compassionate alternative which spares all pain and suffering on innocent and beatiful creatures. I personally have lived like this for over 18 years, and there and more and more people reconsidering whether their values and ethics are supported by their lifestyle decisions. To learn more about us as a group, go to www.plantbuilt.com To learn about many more vegan athletes go to www.veganbodybuilding.com To learn more about compassionate dietary choices, go to http://www.veganoutreach.org/guide/ Here is another resourcehttp://vegankit.com/ Of course there is the Meat Your Meat Video athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32IDVdgmzKA If you need a registered Dietitian look up Matt Ruscigno at http://truelovehealth.com/about/ Here is a video he made a while back which I just so happen to be in about Vegan Health and Nutrition at http://vimeo.com/67348332 Also, to refute any nutritional arguments against a 100% Animal Free Healthy Diet, check out any video from the one and only Dr. Michael Greger athttp://nutritionfacts.org/ Oh yeah, and here are two Rad Companies who are revolutionizing how we see and comsume Meat and Eggs,http://beyondmeat.com/ and http://www.hamptoncreek.com/
Alright all, thanks for listening to my rant! Thanks so much for following, and I invite you to join me and millions of others in making the world a more peaceful place for all living beings.
Hey guys, I was featured on the Strongest Hearts Web Series! Check it out here.
Thanks Matt and Sasha for the opportunity!
Hey guys, I updated the Getting Started & Pricing Tab on the site, as well as uploaded a Gallery page for me. Take a look if you are interested in a custom 3-Day Meal Plan, a 12-Week Transformation Package I now offer, or simply want to see a few photos. I promise I stay humble and do this for the animals. Thanks everyone!
Also, be sure to check out our video for the 2014 PlantBuilt Team and if you can make any contribution, we surely would appreciate it!
Hey all, go check out my full article and all of my CrossFit Open video links over at http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/?page=article_ed_008 Read up on how the CrossFit Open went for me. This year, I was aiming at making it to Regionals. That however did not happen. I did use this year as another learning experience and right now, I am working on my weaknesses, which are primarily in the strength and next level gymnastics departments. With a 435 lb deadlift, a 355 lb full depth back squat, a 200 lb snatch, and 40 unbroken pull-ups, I still have a long way to go to get to the top of the CrossFit athlete heap. Thanks for following along everyone. Keep pushing forward and redefine who you choose to be in this world!
Thanks again everyone!
Hey all, I just wanted to send out a quick update. It is currently the second week of the Worldwide Reebok CrossFit Open. Last I checked, I was sitting in 113th place (in the Northern California Region) out of nearly 6,000 male competitors. I grabbed a screenshot when I was in 106th place! Only the top 45 men in each Region (17 Regions Worldwide) make it to the next stage of competition, but either way, I am having fun at GrassRoots CrossFit as the only Vegan Coach there, and here is the video of me performing 14.1. The 14.2 video will be my next post. Go to http://games.crossfit.com/ for a description of the workouts. Thanks for following guys! I’m excited to hear how everyone else does in the Open!