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 two-time 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 Vegan Fitness, No Meat Athlete, Forks Over Knives, and Vegan Strong.
Robert is a multi-sport athlete, entrepreneur, and has followed a plant-based diet for more than 26 years. He lives in Colorado with his wife and two rescued Chihuahuas.