Name: mike zigomanis
Year of Birth: 1981
Weight: 200 lbs
Current Residence: toronto
Tell us a little about yourself, what you do for a living, what hobbies / interests / passions you have
Play professional hockey for a living. Hobbies include: golf, yoga, guitar,
cooking. Passions: run hockey schools for kids, charity work
Why did you become vegan?
When and why did you become interested in fitness?
At a young age, hockey is a very
demanding sport where fitness is vital to success.
How would you describe your nutrition program?
Very strict- lots of home cooking, variety
of foods, Vega supplementation
How would you describe your training program?
Intense- 5-6 days per week: strength
training, plyometrics, conditioning, on-ice training, circuit training
What kind of supplements do you use if any, and why?
Vega sport line
How do people react when they find out you are vegan?
They are surprised, find it hard to
believe that a hockey player is vegan
What are some common misconceptions about veganism?
Is that athletes cannot be vegan
What do you think the most important aspect of training is?
Nutrition and flexibility
What do you like best about being vegan?
My body feels great, saving animals and the
What do you like best about being fit?
Give me more energy to help others
What advice do you have for people who are just starting out with training?
Start slow and
listen to your body
What advice do you have for people who are thinking of becoming vegan? Get as much
information as possible
What do you think of veganbodybuilding.com? Has it helped or inspired you? I think it’s
a great site, lots of information to help anyone attain their goals. This site definitely has
helped & inspired me, as Robert Cheeke has opened the door for many athletes. Through
his accomplishments, he has demonstrated that it is possible to excel on a vegan diet.