Robert Cheeke grew up on a farm in Corvallis, Oregon where he adopted a vegan lifestyle in 1995 at age 15, weighing just 120 pounds. Today he is the author of the books, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness, Shred It!, Plant-Based Muscle, and the New York Times bestseller The Plant-Based Athlete. He is often referred to as the “godfather of vegan bodybuilding,” growing the industry from infancy in 2002, to where it is today.
As a natural bodybuilding champion, Robert is considered one of VegNews magazine’s ‘Most Influential Vegan Athletes.’ He tours around the world sharing his story of transformation from a skinny farm kid to champion vegan bodybuilder. Robert is the founder and president of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness and maintains the popular website, VeganBodybuilding.com. He is a regular contributor to Forks Over Knives, The Center for Nutrition Studies, Vegan Fitness, No Meat Athlete, and Vegan Strong, is a former multisport athlete, and has followed a vegan lifestyle for more than 27 years. Robert lives in Colorado with his wife and two rescued Chihuahuas.