Get to Know our Amazing Guest Speakers and the Healthy Living Pavilion San Diego!
TheFitExpo Changes Lives
Get to know the amazing line up of guest speakers!
Can you be Vegan and Build Muscle? Absolutely! The Vegan Bodybuilders will be highlighted in the Healthy Living Pavilion with samples, tips and tricks on building muscle with plant-based protein. Don't believe us? Check out these physiques and join the Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness Tribe! Get inspired, get strong, eat clean — grow into the best YOU! The stories, workouts, and recipes of 11 leading plant-based athletes awaits...
EB30X Creator & Transformation Coach

Join transformation expert, Eric Bassett, for a demo on "clean eating" that will fast track your body transformation with "no red lights."  Whether you desire weight loss or finding your "lean" body, exercise can only get you there when clean eating is a part of the equation. Eric will show you Good vs Bad meal prep with an "Eat This, Not That" strategy that's easy to implement and remember. The smallest change can give you the biggest results!
Vegan Bodybuilding, Founder

Robert Cheeke is the bestselling author of the books, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness, Shred It!, and Plant-Based Muscle. As a 2X natural bodybuilding champion, Robert 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.
Hall of Fame Pro Footballer, Vegan Bodybuilder

Mike Douglass was a 5X All Pro Linebacker and inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 2003. Mike opened Alpine Fitness in 1996. He’s a professional low-fat chef and also owns "Mike’s Place" a low-fat resturatant on the second floor of Alpine Fitness. He created his protein muffin years ago before protein bars were even a thing!  Come learn how Mike sources his ingredients and prepares these GO TO portable snacks for himself and his athletes.
3X Colorado Golden Glove, Trainer, Writer

Vanessa Espinoza owns a personal training business, specializing in strength and conditioning, boxing, and basketball skills. She is a 3X Colorado Golden Glove state boxing champion. Along with Vanessa’s in-home personal training business, she offers personalized nutrition and training programs on She is a regular contributor to Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine, 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.
Giacomo Marchese
Vegan Bodybuilder, VeganProteins co-founder

Giacomo Marchese is the co-founder of and also co-founded, a non profit organization of strength based vegan athletes who compete together to raise awareness for veganism and money for rescued animals at farm sanctuaries. Giacomo has been vegan for over 10 years and involved with fitness for over 20 years in many different arenas and specializes coaching others and actively competes in bodybuilding and powerlifting specifically. Currently, he coaches clients online for VeganProteins and holds a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University.
BILL MUIR, "Sgt Vegan"
Combat Veteran, Nurse, Author

Bill Muir, also known as SGT Vegan, is a Combat Veteran, Registered Nurse, and author of the book VEGAN STRONG: The Ultimate Field Manual for a Kick-Ass Plant-Fueled Life. Bill has been Vegan Strong since 1992, and he travels around the world teaching people how to live a Vegan Strong lifestyle. His goal is to help others improve their health, prevent animal suffering, and save the planet, one Vegan Strong meal at a time.
World's Biggest Vegan Bodybuilder

Ryan Nelson is known as the world’s biggest vegan bodybuilder. He’s proven that vegan athletes can step on stage against the biggest competitors, winning in multiple bodybuilding and classic physique competitions in 2017. Ryan grew up a hunter and rancher in small town Wyoming. Ryan states, "It wasn’t until my early twenties when I became aware of how many animals were being slaughtered and became an ethical vegan." With his Midwestern country values and down-to-earth attitude, Ryan has made it his duty to bring more attention to veganism and animal rights through vegan bodybuilding. With a smile that lights up a room, and sense of humor that never stops, Ryan has the uncanny ability to brighten anyone’s day.
Vegan Figure Champion, VeganProteins co-founder

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.
Stop by our sponsor and exhibitor booths to find out about nutrition and hydration to support you and your goals like Reign Total Body Fuel. Brand ambassadors are on hand to discuss what makes their product different and can provide samples for you to try. Pick their brains. That's why we're all here!
TheFitExpo San Diego • October 12-13, 2019 • San Diego Convention Center

San Diego Convention Center
South Halls F, G and H

111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101


Saturday October 12, 2019 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday October 13, 2019 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM




Kids tickets, 7 to 12 years old, will be $10 per day at the door only.
Kids 6 and under are FREE
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