Vanessa was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She adopted a plant-based lifestyle in 2003. Today she owns a personal training business, specializing in strength and conditioning, boxing, and basketball skills.
As one of the top 10 points guards in the U.S. coming out of high school, Vanessa was rewarded a full basketball scholarship to Colorado State University. She was offered to play professional basketball, but due to her father’s passing during that time Vanessa declined the offer and took up boxing. Vanessa became a 3-time Colorado Golden Glove State boxing champion. Currently, she is powerlifting and chasing a national title.
Along with Vanessa’s in-home training business, she offers personalized nutrition and training programs on www.plantbasedmuscles.com. She has been vegan for over 15 years and aims to inspire others, showing that you don’t need to harm animals to have a muscular physique.