Yeah who is this Samantha Shorkey chick anyway?!
I hate to label myself but it’s probably obvious that I’m a vegan fitness freak who’s passionate about promoting a plant-based diet to the masses!
I’m also an ACE-certified personal trainer and certified Weight Management Specialist who not only “talks the talk” but walks the walk too (in 6” clear, plastic stripper shoes) as a vegan bikini competitor.
My biggest claim to “vegan fame” was winning first place in the bikini-tall division of my first-ever fitness competition in June 2013 against all meat eaters in an untested show!
I was then awarded my pro card in July 2014 when I won first place and the overall bikini title at the 2014 INBF South Western Natural Championships in Austin, Texas– becoming the first-ever vegan WNBF bikini pro!
Shortly after my first big victory, I released an eBook geared towards vegan bodybuilders and bikini competitors called “Jacked on the Beanstalk: Plant-Based Fuel for Vegan Athletes.” My goal was to share many of my best tips and healthy recipes that make up my vegan bikini competitor meal plans.
Having studied Journalism and worked in online marketing for many years, my second passion is of course, writing– hence this blog. And I co-host my own podcast with my little, big sister Sarah Shorkey.
I’m also a proud member of the Plantbuilt vegan muscle team, brand ambassador for Purely Inspired Nutrition, a featured blogger on MeatFreeAthlete.com and a regular contributor to Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine.
I hope you like my blog. And don’t be a stranger! I love hearing from other vegans so feel free to hit me up at sam at jackedonthebeanstalk dot com.