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Vegan Health & Fitness Professional Directory

Samantha Shorkey

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

ACE-certified personal trainer
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.
$50/hr session or $150/four week prep
[email protected]
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Anthony DiNobile

I help with physique contest prep coaching, nutritional recommendations, cardio recommendations, supplementation recommendations.

Certified Personal Trainer
9/1989 ANBC New England Bodybuilding Championships 1st place Junior Men’s Tall, 9/1991 ANBC New England Bodybuilding Championships 3rd place Junior Men’s Tall, 7/2012 NPC Arizona Open 4th place Open Men’s Masters, 8/2012 OCB Arizona Natural 4th place Open, 5th Place Open Men’s Masters
$150 month
[email protected]
Mesa, AZ
Austin Barbisch

Austin has found great success with his running, rowing and lifting since converting to a vegan diet, and is eager to relay this information to others. He has been a personal trainer since 1996, and has enjoyed getting first timers to a gym as well as helping competitive athletes better their fitness level. Austin’s massage therapy practice of 16 years with advanced clinical therapy training really comes in handy when postural or injury assessment, treatment and prevention are necessary.

Certified personal trainer by the NASM, NGA and AAHRP, Licensed massage therapist
13 natural body building shows ( placing 2nd 10 times, placing 1st once), 3 marathons, two 50 mile, two 12 hour (won one with 60.76 miles), two 100 mile, and one 24 hour (won with 115.32 miles)
Personal training is $60 per session (1 hour) or $500 for a 10 session package. Massage therapy is $100 (1 hour) or $130 (1.5 hour)
[email protected]
Austin, Texas, USA
Cheryl Pannone

Cheryl is truly passionate about living an optimally healthy lifestyle.  She teaches people not only about workout routines, but also about how to eat a whole food vegan diet that will get past all of the food confusion out there today.  She also teaches people how to manage their time so they can exercise, reduce stress, and cook healthy meals for the whole family.  I can help people via e-mail,  phone or meet up at a location that best suits my clients who live in the area. 

Bachelors in Health & Wellness, Certified Personal Trainer, Certificate in Plant-based Nutrition through Cornell University
Avid runner participating in marathons, triathlons, as well as biking and lifting regularly
Contact for rates
Warwick, Rhode Island
Derek Cuellar

Derek is a very passionate yoga teacher who specializes in yoga training for athletes. He works with all fitness levels. Develop mind-body-breath connection to break down physical and mental barriers in fitness goals.

Studied Kinesiology at St. Edwards University, RYT 200 Yoga Alliance, Sacred Roots Yoga School, High School Football Coach
Collegiate Baseball Player,
Derek Cuellar Yoga
$100/hour, Packages Available
[email protected]
Austin, Texas
Ed Bauer

If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, contact me to schedule a free fitness consultation. We will discuss your personal goals, exercise history, and nutritional habits, as well as any limitations. We will design a program suited for you and your lifestyle. I will help you achieve the body of your dreams! I offer phone/Skype consultations on meal plans, supplement recommendations, program design, fat loss tips, strategies on gaining lean muscle mass on a vegan diet, and everything else in between. 

CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Holder, USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sport Performance Coach, TRX Suspension Trainer (L1) Certified, Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise (ACE), Certified Personal Trainer, National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA), Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach, National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA), CPR, AED, American Red Cross, 18 Years Vegan (Since March 1996)
1st Place Novice Middle Weight Bodybuilding Champion, May, 2010 NPC Bill Pearl High Desert Classic, 4th Place Open Short Class Bodybuilding, June, 2011 Washington State Natural, 34th Place out of 97, January, 2012 Oregon CrossFit Winter Games, 513th Place out of 1,584, Northwest Region, March, 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games Open (7,406 out of 25,083 Worldwide), 27th Place out of 73, August, 2012 Oregon CrossFit Summer Games, 23rd Place out of 39, September, 2012 CrossFit X-Factor’s Portland Throwdown, 2nd Place out of 24, Men’s Physique, July 2013, INBF Naturally Fit Super Show, PlantBuilt Team Athlete
$50 - $75 an hour
[email protected]
San Francisco, California
Ellen Jaffe Jones

Ellen designs ability-appropriate realistic workout programs and demonstrate proper form instructing in person or via Skype/Facetime. “Build, Don’t Break” and “Training for Mortals.” Before her books, Ellen worked as a volunteer assistant high school cross-country and track coach and ran with students every day after school. Bradenton Herald: "Keeping Up With the Kids." More than two dozen articles including a Tampa Bay Times Magazine cover and “Walking” Magazine centerfold stories have been written about her cooking classes and athletic accomplishments. She works with clients designing a program specific to goals, expectations and abilities. She is a rare athlete with a combination of 3 decades of running, current sprint and endurance race performances, along with training certifications. 

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Personal Training Certification, Road Runners Club of America Certified Running Coach, CPR/AED Certified American Red Cross, “Miss December 2013” on, Trained cooking instructor for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine's "The Cancer Project,” 6 years, Volunteer La Leche League Leader 6 years, Major market TV investigative reporter/anchor, 18 years including 2 Emmys, National Press Club Consumer Reporting Award.
7th US W60-64 1500 meters, 10th 400 meters 2013 National Senior Games 3rd in State (FL) 200, 400, 1500 meters 2012 Florida Senior Games, 4th in 100 meters 1st in Gulf Coast 2012 Games 100, 200, 400 meters 61 5K or longer age group placements since 2006 including 4 Senior Grand Masters (10 year age group) 1st marathon 2010-5th oldest female to finish Palm Beaches Marathon 6 half marathons including 5th place age group award at Sarasota SAL Palmer Ranch half marathon. Celebration, FL marathon-January '14.
30-minute assessment call free $45/hour online, in person
Sarasota/Bradenton, FL
Emily Segal

I became a health coach after overcoming my own life-long battle with sugar addition, diabetes, and obesity.  I know what it takes to make a major life change!  A vegetarian for over 30 years and a vegan for 5 years, I specialize in Vegan Nutrition, Sugar Addiction, Emotional Eating, and Weight Issues.  I am happily anti-dietary dogma and fad-diet free.

BA, Bates College, 1988, MA, Jewish Theological Seminary, 1994 Board Certified Holistic Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, 2007
2005 Westchester Half Marathon, 2006 Yonkers Half Marathon, 2011 Tel Aviv Half Marathon, 2012 Tel Aviv Full Marathon, 2013 Tel Aviv Half Marathon
[email protected]
Eric Bartholomae

Eric has been strict vegan since 1996 and active in various sports his entire life.  He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nutrition leading to becoming a registered dietitian.  Eric holds many of the top certified personal training certifications including those through The National Strength and Conditioning Association and The National Academy of Sports Medicine, as well as the gold standard in kettlebell training certifications.  He trains people from all walks of life from the weekend warrior looking to lose fat and add muscle, all the way up through professional athletes for sports performance. 

NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT PES CES, SFG1, USAW1, TFW2, currently enrolled in San Diego State University’s Food Science and Nutrition Program
Eric trains and competes in Jiu Jitsu and submission grappling and is a former Muay Thai and MMA competitor. He is currently training for his first powerlifting meet
$50-$100 (ask for the vegan discount!)
[email protected]
San Diego, California
Erin Fergus

My training style is intense and focused, and I would be best suited with clients who are interested in heavy lifting and/or plyometric style circuit training.  My other health-related interests include vegan and gluten-free cooking and baking. 

M.S. exercise science, ACSM Health Fitness Specialist, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, personal training instructor at Greenville Technical College
Previously a runner with PRs ranging from 20:36 5K to 1:42 half marathon, sprint and Olympic distance triathlete from 2007-2009, OCB Emerald Coast Classic, June 22, 2013 - 1st place novice figure short class, OCB Presidential Cup, August 10, 2013 - 3rd place fitness model, Member of Team PlantBuilt 2014- Physique.
$25-50/hr, depending on service and location
[email protected]
Greenville, SC
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