Personal Trainer

Kelly Gibson

Vegan Fitness & Nutrition expert in Arizona.

Credentials & Training: NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Precision Nutrition Certified Sports & Fitness Nutrition Coach. eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certification.
Athletic Accomplishments: Penn State Behrend Softball Outfielder & Catcher 2005-2007. Cover Model for Woman's World Magazine January 2014.
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Rate (range): 20-60 depending on service
Phone Number: 480-270-4968
Location: Arizona
L. Brooks Crouse

I use an old school, barbell-strength-training style.  These techniques have been around for hundreds of years for a reason. They work. Sadly, however, they have fallen out of vogue in the exercise world.  I’ve brought back these old school techniques to be applied to the modern fitness enthusiast, adapted to the specific goals of the client.  Another great thing about my training is that while I help people achieve a plethora of different goals, my focus on strength training (and your resulting fit appearance) is a great advertisement for veganism, demonstrating yet another aspect of fitness for which veganism works perfectly.

Credentials & Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Athletic Accomplishments: National Grand Champion: Adult Contemporary Wushu: 2003, Top 25%: Spartan Sprint 2011, 2012, 2013, Top 25%: Super Spartan 2012, 2013, 2014. 2nd Degree Black Sash - Beijing Tai Chi & Kung Fu Academy
Rate (range): $40-$60/hr
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Lizzy Ahmed

As a personal trainer I tailor each workout to ensure every client achieves their individual goals effectively. Whilst my preferred style of training is weight training, as an INSANITY instructor I also enjoy introducing Plyometrics and high intensity interval training. I work with a great variety of clients with goals ranging from weight-loss, to muscle-building, as well as sport specific goals and I work with each one passionately as if their goal were my own.

Credentials & Training: Level 3 Personal Trainer, Ph.D in Pharmaceutical sciences, BSc (hons) Biomedical Sciences
Short Business Description: Personal Trainer, INSANITY Instructor, Wellness/Health Coach
Athletic Accomplishments: Boxing Training, Marathon Training, Weight-lifting
Rate (range): £20-£40 ph depending on individual requirements
Phone Number: 07920052525
Location: Derby/Nottingham, UK
Lori Graham

Currently in the midst of completing a plant-based nutrition course through eCornell and then will begin the Health Coach Training Program through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Specializes in physique transformations and show prep coaching.

Credentials & Training: Certified Personal Trainer (Bosu, SB, and Kettlebell Certified), and Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Athletic Accomplishments: 15 year veteran to training, Athletic Trainer for a local, Rep youth soccer team (3 years in a row), recreational soccer player, competed in Figure in 2009 to further my knowledge in the sport.
Rate (range): Starting rate for personalized, goal specific meal plans-100.00 US/Cndn
Location: Canadian Ex-pat (Toronto area) currently living in Jakarta, Indonesia
Marie DesRochers

Marie DesRochers has been vegan for 18 years and going. Please refer to Marie's website for testimonials and more background information about Marie.

Credentials & Training: M.Sc. Physical Therapist, B.Sc. Kinesiology, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, STOTT Pilates Rehabilitation Instructor, HCPC Registered Physiotherapist and CWA Climbing Instructor.
Athletic Accomplishments: Tough Mudder in Edinburgh Scotland, Competitive Rock Climber and Boulderer
Rate (range): Please refer to Marie's website for different services and rates offered.
Location: Fontainebleau, France
Miranda McPherson

My approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. It is not to create lists of restrictions or good and bad foods. Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding. Together we’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy. As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and health.

Credentials & Training: Canfitpro Personal Training Specialist, Health Coach through Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Athletic Accomplishments: Lost 50 lbs and participated in a fitness competition
Rate (range): $80 - $300 (Canadian)
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Moe Aljuboori

I am a passionate, plant based Strength Coach that focuses on helping people realize their true potential and achieve their goals, I have developed expertise in the human body in terms of performance, health, strength and conditioning, aesthetics, and nutrition. I take a holistic approach regarding the lifestyle, nutrition, and training with my clients, my desire is to help all my clients to live a more fulfilled life. A life that is; healthy, injury and pain free. Helping them be physically strong, physically mobile, highly energized, minimal in stress, and ultimately happy.

Credentials & Training: NASM PT & Nutrition, CrossFit Lvl-1, CrossFit Mobility, ISSN Nutrition Expert, The Power Athlete Cert., Brute Strength Nutrition seminar, Charles Poliquin Program Design course
Athletic Accomplishments: High School Basketball Player, Played different sports throughout life. Weightlifting, Sports Performance training.
Rate (range): Contact for rates, I offer both online, in person training, and semi-group training.
Location: Houston, Texas
Raul Ramirez, L.Ac., Ph.D.

All health information is given by a vegan primary care physician. All martial arts instruction is given by a national and international champion.  The kickboxing and wrestling styles that I teach are the ideal styles to learn for aspiring MMA athletes.  Currently, I am creating a core group of wrestlers who are interested in bringing back real professional wrestling. Professional wrestling was real in the 1800’s and early 1900’s, the rules were simple, win by submission or pin. This style is called Catch Wrestling, it is the root of modern freestyle, folkstyle wrestling, and MMA. Women and men welcome, ages teen to adult.  I can give nutrition, health, or fitness help online, but martial arts instruction online is very difficult. 

Credentials & Training: California State Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Philosophy in Eastern Medicine, UCLA Personal Trainer Development Program, Beijing University of Physical Education (Shuai Jiao & Sanda Training), Beijing Tai Chi & Kung Fu Academy Black Sash, Bangau Putih Silat Institute Bali, Indonesia, Snake Pit Wigan & Aspull Olympic Wrestling Club, England, Roy Wood, Olympic Freestyle Wrestling & Catch Wrestling Coach, Billy Robinson, International wrestling champion & Catch Wrestling Coach, Master Lu Feng-Lin
Athletic Accomplishments: 2002, 2003, USA National Champion, Full Contact Sanda Kickboxing, 2002 USA International Sumo Open, Silver Medal, Middle Weight Division, 2012, 2013 International Champion, Snake Pit Wigan International Catch Wrestling Tournament
Rate (range): Monthly fees for group classes range from $100-$200. Private lessons: $80, package plans available. Nutritional consultations and Eastern Medical Treatments might be covered by insurance. (Currently, we have group classes Tuesdays, Wednedays, and Saturdays.) Private training also available.
Location: Culver City & Los Angeles, California
Samantha Shorkey

I am a vegan personal trainer/competition coach & author of Jacked on the Beanstalk: Plant Based Fuel for Vegan Athletes.

Credentials & Training: ACE-certified personal trainer
Athletic Accomplishments: In my very first fitness competition in 2013, I won first place against all meat eaters in an untested show. One year later, I won first place, bikini overall and my WNBF pro card at the Naturally Fit Games in Austin, Texas.
Rate (range): $50/hr session or $150/four week prep
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Suzanna McGee

Suzanna’s focus is on functional fitness for sports, life, or just plain well-being. She has worked with professional athletes, youth, and seniors (up to 86 years of age). She focuses on re-creating balance in the body, where it has been compromised by sports and lifestyle challenges, and preventing future overuse injuries and problems.

Suzanna uses kettlebells, Kamagon, TRX, BOSU, macebell and other functional equipment. She is an expert in plant-based nutrition and will help you with your nutrition for performance and weight loss. Suzanna is the author of “Tennis Fitness for the Love of it: a Mindful Approach to Fitness for Injury-Free Tennis” available worldwide, and the forthcoming “Athlete’s Simple Guide to Plant-Based Lifestyle”. She believes that everything is possible, with persistence and discipline.

Credentials & Training: Performance enhancement specialist (PES) and corrective exercise specialist (CES) by National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Plant-based nutrition specialist by eCornell University
Athletic Accomplishments: Ms. Natural Olympia Bodybuilding Champion, nationally ranked tennis player, artistic rollerblading champion
Rate (range): $80-$100
Location: Venice Beach, California, USA