Want more info about my vegan training, meal planning and competition coaching services?

Well, you’ve come to the right place!  Yes, I am an ACE-certified personal trainer and weight management specialist who not only “talks the talk” but walks the walk (in 6” clear, plastic stripper shoes mind you…)  And when I’m not blogging or winning fitness competitions, I’m creating customized vegan nutrition and training plans for other vegans or anyone interested in a vegan lifestyle.  Because let’s face it, aren’t we ALL a little veg-curious? 😉

All of my vegan coaching is done online.  And yes, I ONLY train vegans!

***If you’re a local vegan in Ottawa (Canada), however, looking for in-person vegan coaching or a bikini competitor looking for a posing coach, please click here to meet with me in the “real world.”  And lucky you! ;)***

If you’re not quite ready to hire me as your coach but are interested in a quick “peek under my skirt” (who wouldn’t?!  I get it…) 😉 then I suggest grabbing a copy of my eBook: Jacked on the Beanstalk: Plant-Based Fuel for Vegan Athletes.

And if you’ve been deliberating long enough about taking your health and fitness to the next level and are ready for a customized vegan coaching plan with me in your corner, I’ve got something just for you, my friend!


And just a heads-up: my vegan meal plans do contain both soy and protein powder. But I also only ever recommend organic, non-GMO tofu and am a HUGE advocate for tempeh as fermented soy is much higher in nutrients and really good for digestion.  I am, however, willing to create soy-free meal plans upon request.

All of my training plans are customized to work with YOUR lifestyle and YOUR goals.  All of my prescribed exercises are targeted for YOUR shape to transform YOUR body.  Progress is then monitored via email correspondence, photos and skype communications.

Check-ins (and entertaining, smart-assed, motivational videos) from me and my sister aka my “Client Support Manager” is also included to hopefully provide a little inspiration, hold you accountable to your goals and most importantly, keep you focused and on track.

Turn-around time for a set of plans is approximately one week from the day payment is received.

For more info on my customized online vegan coaching packages, email sam {at}

And finally, please read some of my clients’ testimonials here if the below picture of me flexin’ at Parliament Hill isn’t enough to convince you to hire me. 😉

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Gun Show Photo Credit: Stephen Coleman, LEX Magazine

49 Comments on Coaching

  1. sherri
    August 27, 2015 at 7:34 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi!! I think this is EXACTLY what I am looking for!! I have been trying to become vegan (from vegetarian for 20 years) for a long while now and although I am about 99% there, I still end up questioning myself –am I getting enough protein? am i eating too much fat?? lower carb? higher carb?? I could go on and on. Anyways, I would like some info on getting a food plan from you. Do I send you an overview of what I do fitness wise, my goals and what I like and dont like and you send me a meal plan with recipes? Or is it like “here is your macro breakdown for each meal now you are on your own” Also, are the prices in Canadian (I notice you are a fellow canadian–woop woop!)?
    Thanks in advance!! I am eagerly awaiting your reply:)

    • Sam
      August 28, 2015 at 3:11 am (3 years ago)

      Hi Sherri! What’s your email address? I’ll send you all the deets 🙂 And yey for being a fellow Canadian. Added bonus that all the supplements I recommend are easily available to you 🙂 Look forward to hearing from you!!

      • Marie Masters
        February 16, 2016 at 9:23 pm (2 years ago)

        Can you send me additional details about your plan as well?

        Thank you,

        • Sam
          February 17, 2016 at 4:15 pm (2 years ago)

          Hi Marie! Thanks for reaching out! What specifically would you like more info on? Feel free to shoot an email to sam|at| and my sister or I will answer your questions ASAP 🙂 Look forward to hearing from you!

  2. lynette
    September 19, 2015 at 4:28 pm (3 years ago)

    Hey same very inspired hubby and I are on vegan protein from muscle works. We eat fish and actually stay away from beans as we trying low carb high protein. Are the beans not to high in carbs? I mix it up with tofu trout tuna and eggs. Broccoli spinach and cabbage sweet potato and heaps of salad are our staple diet. I would like to cut out the fish but another issue with the beans and lentil they cause discomfort in my gut. Oh and we in south Africa south can’t get tempeh.

  3. nancy
    October 19, 2015 at 7:06 pm (3 years ago)


    I have been reading your blogs and testimonials. I just recently transformed my diet. I started eating clean again in Sept. and for whatever reason my body just is not liking meat!! I cannot stomach the smell. Quite the turnoff.
    I have been working out doing a strength training program ( Jamie Eason show me the weigh) and doing hiit workouts( probably not enough cardio) I run but have not been doing much lately.
    There is sooo much info out there and I must confess a whole lot confusing. Heavier weight vs cardio….aargh
    I weighed in at 142 Sept 7 and now am at 137. My measurements have not decreased although my skin looks better and cellulite is slowly disappearing.
    I am ready to step this up a notch and need guidance..Add more cardio , do heavier weights..???
    I want to make sure I get enough protein to help aid in muscle growth. My goal is to be lean with muscle tone..
    Please give me advice..I do my workouts from home as a gym membership can be expensive ..


    • Sam
      October 26, 2015 at 1:33 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Nancy! That’s great you’re seeing some results and yes, I can definitely help you. A lot of my clients workout from home so I’m confident I could put together a workout and vegan nutrition plan that would help keep the weight loss coming. It’s hard for me to offer advice without seeing how you’re looking or giving you a proper consultation so feel free to shoot me an email at sam |at| and I’ll see what we can do. And good job on going vegan!! One step at a time is always the best way to go 🙂

  4. kara
    October 25, 2015 at 7:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Hello, My name is kara and I’m interested in competing for the first time! I’ve just started to vegan diet and I love it! I’m interested in your program and would like more info.


    • Sam
      October 26, 2015 at 1:33 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks for reaching out, Kara! I believe my little, big sista Sarah sent you an email last night so we shall discuss over there 🙂 Chat soon!

  5. Maggie
    October 27, 2015 at 10:49 am (2 years ago)

    Hello. I would like more information on prepping for a show as a vegan. I have been vegetarian for 10 weeks and I am loving how I feel. I competed last year eating meats, and next year I would like to be a vegan competitor. Can you help in showing me how to approach this?

  6. Hannah
    November 3, 2015 at 9:35 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi!! I’ve been vegan for 3 years(I’m almost 19). I’m pretty fit and workout quite a bit. I’ve just recently started looking into bodybuilding(I’d like to work on my abs mostly). To burn fat and build more muscle what’s your advice? Do I add more protein? Less carbs? I’d love to hear what you have to say! You inspire me! Thanks for your time and have a great day!:)
    -Hannah R

  7. Fab
    December 22, 2015 at 4:39 am (2 years ago)

    I have been a vegan for 4 years and feel fantastic, however I live a very sedentary lifestyle and became a carboholic :/
    I want to change it so bad and be in the best shape I can be and be a proud 40yr old .
    I would love to hear what you suggest me because I get so confused with macros and workouts …You are an inspiration! smiles!

    • Sam
      December 22, 2015 at 4:08 pm (2 years ago)

      Aww thanks Fab! I’d love to help you out. And I did receive your email about the eBook but for some reason, I’m getting a bounceback when I try to reply. Is there another email address I can reach you on? I’m not sure what’s going on but I think there must be an issue with your receiving setting on your email because I tried a few times to respond to you and it keeps saying “message undeliverable.” I feel awful as I really want to send you the eBook but not sure why it won’t go through. I even tried searching you on facebook but no dice. Hopefully you receive this response and can give me an alternate email to reach you on. Thanks!!

  8. Jason
    January 5, 2016 at 4:50 am (2 years ago)

    Hi Sam,

    Do you train any men? I’ve been mostly vegan for 3 years now, with the few exceptions being when my wife makes a veggie lasagna or a stir-fry or something with a bit of egg. It’s better than having the spatula buried in the middle of my forehead!

    This year I am trying to get all the dairy and eggs completely out.

    I’m pretty happy with my fitness levels, but I can’t seem to drop body fat since the initial 10 or so pounds that came off.

    I’m 43 years old, 5′-6 and 215 pounds (and that hasn’t changed much in the past 3 years). Despite a high BMI I can run 10K with relative ease. I can bench over 200 lbs and squat and deadlift well over 300 lbs. I’m not a bodybuilder, but I want to get down to that fit frame I know is buried below!

    I work really hard! I work at home, and mostly make my own hours, so I have the time and flexibility to do what it takes. I have a kick-ass home gym, and I usually do cardio (HIIT) in a fasted state before the birds get up, then hot the weights about noon after a good pre-workout meal.

    I track all my calories, and have played with various macro ratios and calorie deficits, and I just can seem to find the right combo for me.

    I live in small town Ontario, so when I go to trainers here for advice they tell me to eat more animals! The vegans are yogis and runners…which is fine, but not the physique I’m after.

    I would really love to try a meal/work out plan from you…and with the $250K Challenge, you might just repeat as a training champ!

    Let me know ASAP. I am really eager to get this on track!

    • Sam
      January 5, 2016 at 4:55 am (2 years ago)

      Haha I love this! I’m from small town Ontario too! Whereabouts are you, Jason? Either way, I’m happy to train you. I’ll shoot you an email right now 🙂

  9. Stephanie Moore
    January 6, 2016 at 7:03 pm (2 years ago)


    I’m an on-and-off-again vegan and I’ve decided to make the commitment once more (and stick to it). I’m not interested in competing, just losing weight. I’m currently 80 lbs. overweight, and was wondering if you work with people like me?

    Thanks in advance!

  10. Kristen Gilbert
    January 23, 2016 at 2:53 am (2 years ago)

    I’m 21yrs old and currently looking for someone whos willing to coach me through my first bikini competition! I’ve been a full vegan for about 6 months now (vegetarian for 5 years).
    I live in a smaller town so it’s slim pickings for coaches and I really want a fellow vegan to help guide me!
    You look/sounds absolutely amazing!! Have you coached many other women in bikini prep before?

    • Sam
      January 23, 2016 at 2:57 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Kristen! Haha well I can definitely relate seeing as I grew up in the middle of nowhere, being the lone vegetarian aka “weird kid” throughout elementary and high school. And of course I can help you! All of my coaching is done online. There are several of my bikini clients who’ve given testimonials on my site. Feel free to check them out on the “testimonials” page. And shoot me an email at sam |at| and my sister can send you more details about competition prep. 🙂

  11. Suzan Akyuz
    March 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Sam!
    Your story has been inspiring to me so I decided to reach out and ask for help. 🙂
    I am almost 23 years old and I’ve been a vegan for almost a year now. I am not looking to compete but to get more lean and to learn how to eat more properly. I stay away from processed foods I don’t eat dairy, soy or gluten. I’m 5’5 and weigh around 175lbs with a body fat percent around 33.3% I love the gym so motivation isnt the issue I think I just need help putting everything together in a organized plan to reach my goals. My ideal weight is around 133-145lbs with a body fat percent of 21-25% something healthy and maintainable. I hope to hear from you thank you!

  12. Jennifer winter
    April 6, 2016 at 6:38 pm (2 years ago)


    I would be interested in a training and meal plan. Will it be tailored? Thanks!

    • Jennifer winter
      April 22, 2016 at 8:18 pm (2 years ago)


      I never got an e-mail 🙁

  13. Claudia Barnett
    April 7, 2016 at 5:10 am (2 years ago)

    I am interested in the vegan meal plan. I am a bikini fitness competitor. If you can let me know how I can purchase a meal plan from you.

  14. Jennifer
    April 11, 2016 at 9:21 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m chubby and by that I mean obese. I’m 5’8″ and 217lbs. I’m by no means competing in anything right now. Would you still consider coaching me to lose weight and build muscle?

    • Sam
      April 11, 2016 at 11:56 pm (2 years ago)

      Of course! I don’t discriminate (unless you’re not vegan haha.) But yeah, I have clients of all shapes and sizes. My sister will send you all the deets via email 🙂

      • Jennifer
        April 12, 2016 at 4:38 pm (2 years ago)

        Lol. Thx! I look forward to hearing from your sis

  15. Karen Upshall
    April 17, 2016 at 4:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Samantha, great website. I was doing quite well on a cut and then I turned vegan and now I’m struggling to get the balance right as I don’t think I’m suited to high Carbs. Is your plan suitable for me?

  16. Kristen M
    May 26, 2016 at 2:02 am (2 years ago)

    Hi Samantha, I left a message on another page on your site and realized it was probably not the right place. I’m needing a coach as I am planning to do a bikini comp in the fall and being vegan myself, I don’t feel like being patronized by a non vegan coach lol. I have no idea what I’m doing with regards to competition prep – that being said, I know my way around and gym and how to work out I’ve been a weightlifting gym rat for about 5 years now. I do, however, have some injuries that limit mainly lower body exercises (and unfortunately my lower body is my problem area). If I could get more info on your coaching options, that would be great. Thanks for your time!

  17. Victoria
    May 26, 2016 at 6:03 am (2 years ago)

    Hey:) Just sent you an email about my interest in being coached! Please keep an eye out for it, you’re super inspiring!

  18. Kelly Robbins
    June 30, 2016 at 9:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Need help to loose weight and compete in a pageant May 2017 and I am a vegan 🙂

  19. Mandey Marshall
    August 5, 2016 at 2:20 pm (2 years ago)

    Would love more info on s meal/training plan! I was vegan before, and need to get back to that life. I was running a lot eating vegan, and lost lot of weight. Life git crazy though and I stopped doing both of those things! I want to get back to a vegan diet and start lifting heavy (which I love).

  20. Isabelle
    March 29, 2017 at 3:07 am (1 year ago)

    May i have an approximate cost for 3 months training including meal plans??

    • Sam
      March 29, 2017 at 3:15 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Isabelle! It depends on whether you’re doing a 12 week competition prep or not. The rough breakdown of a 12 Week Custom Meal Plan + Custom Training Plan + Online Coaching is $697 USD and that package includes:
      Recommended Macronutrient Breakdown
      2 Food & Portion Specific Vegan Meal Plans (1 plan/6 weeks)
      Supplementation Guide
      Pre and Post Training Meal Suggestions
      2 Customized Cardio Plans (1 plan every 6 weeks)
      2 Customized Weight Training Plans (1 plan/6 weeks)
      Updates to Meals & Training as needed
      Weekly Email Check-Ins
      Unlimited Email Support
      Bi-weekly 30 minute Skype Calls with me

      Feel free to shoot me an email to for more info though 🙂

  21. Matt Purdy
    November 10, 2017 at 10:45 am (5 months ago)

    Hi Sam, love the content on your site and podcast. I’ve had previous experience competing in a physique show a year ago and was hoping to compete again for this coming year. Do you do coaching/planning for male athletes as well?

    • Sam
      November 11, 2017 at 1:18 am (5 months ago)

      Hi Matt! Thanks for reaching out. And absolutely I work with males (just not as many as females.) 🙂 My sister will send you all the deets on my coaching packages after the weekend. 🙂

  22. Joanna Owen
    December 11, 2017 at 2:18 pm (4 months ago)

    I’m looking for a vegan coach, but I have a few other dietary restrictions too.. one of them is Soy. Is a Soy Free diet plan conceivable? I’ve done a 70.3 Ironman on it, but the requirements for high cardio is going to be a lot different than body building/bikini competition prep.



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