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Robert Cheeke

Vegan Bodybuilder, Motivational Speaker, Author

Robert Cheeke grew up on a farm in Corvallis, OR and at age 15 decided to give up meat for good. Months later he became a full on vegan and began organizing Animal Rights events at Corvallis High School and was very active in the community working on a variety of environmental issues. He helped start recycling programs, protested the clear cutting of forests, and was heavily involved in Food Not Bombs, feeding vegan meals to the public.

As an athlete Robert ran cross country for Oregon State University in 1999 and then picked up an interest in lifting weights and became a competitive bodybuilder the following year.

In 2002 Robert started Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness, a company dedicated to promoting the vegan fitness lifestyle, empowering vegan athletes, and living by the words, "healthy food defines you."

In the spring of 2005 Robert became a champion bodybuilder winning a contest in Portland, OR and competed at the Natural Bodybuilding World Championships held in California in 2006.

Also in 2006 Robert released a documentary he produced called Vegan Fitness Built Naturally and was selected as one of VegNews Magazine's 15 most influential vegan athletes, and he is considered one of the most recognized vegan athletes in the world. Robert has appeared in more than two million magazine issues, featured in more than 20 magazines from the US, Canada, Denmark, Germany and the United Kingdom. Robert has also appeared in TV commercials for VegSeattle and PETA, and has been on a number of television news shows, radio interviews, and is featured on over 300 websites and in over 300 videos on the internet, including hosting his own show, The Robert Cheeke Show.

Robert is the co-founder of C-VEG, a Corvallis-based Vegan group, a former Board Member for non-profit groups OrganicAthlete and Northwest VEG in Portland, and the Founder and President of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness.

Currently Robert works full-time for Sequel Naturals as a National representative for Vega, a line of vegan whole-food products, and also works full-time running Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness on www.veganbodybuilding.com, which includes writing books and filming documentaries.

Robert’s recent projects include writing the book Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness - The Complete Guide to Building Your Body on a Plant-Based Diet and producing the documentary and Vegan Brothers in Iron, both in 2009.

Robert lives in Portland and continues to spread the vegan way of life leading by example as an accomplished vegan athlete.

As a touring speaker, the Presentation Robert gives across North America is titled, "Thrive on a Plant-Based Diet - Whole-Food Nourishment for Whole-Body Health" as part of Robert Cheeke's "Take Action and Make it Happen Tour."

For more information about Robert please visit www.veganbodybuilding.com

Additional references include:

www.veganbodybuildingbook.com (Robert’s Book website)

www.robertcheeke.com (Robert’s speaking tour website)

www.veganfitnessteam.com (Robert’s Vegan Fitness Built Naturally website)

www.veganbrothersiniron.com (Robert’s Vegan Brothers in Iron website)

www.youtube.com/robertcheekeshow (Robert’s Online TV Show) 

Robert is also very active on both Facebook and Twitter (Search Robert Cheeke) 

To have Robert speak at your event, please email robert@veganbodybuilding.com.